Professor Rossetti proposes 3 research conferences in June 2015. Expected duration of each conference is 3 hours, including oral presentation and time for discussion.
11 June (afternoon) Seminar : “Serious Games and Gamification in Transportation Engineering” Summary : The concepts of Serious Games and Gamification will be introduced and illustrated. A special emphasis will be given to their ability to enhance behavioural modelling, promoting elicitation, training and persuasion of human behaviour. Two examples of potential use of serious games and gamification will focus on human factor studies in driver behaviour modelling and pedestrian simulations. Expected audience : MSc and PhD students, and researchers, working on areas such as Transportation Planning and Engineering, Social Sciences, Economics, Computer Science, and others.
12 June (afternoon) Seminar : “A methodological approach for the design and implementation of Transit Labs” Summary : After carrying out a first appraisal and requirement analysis of multimodal urban transit labs, in this seminar we focus on a detailed specification of a methodological approach toward the design and implementation of transit labs. ICT infrastructure, data requirements and sources, instruments for the active participation of end users, and the conceptualisation of a platform for innovative transit solutions will be detailed and discussed. The roadmap for the implementation of transit labs will then be presented. Expected audience : Mainly dedicated to researchers and doctoral fellows working on areas such as transport engineering and planning and computer science.
18 June (afternoon) Seminar : “Agent-based simulation – foundations and applications” Summary : Concepts and foundations of agent-based simulation will be presented from a social simulation perspective. Different techniques and tools will be introduced. Some application domains, such as demand modelling, traffic control, manufacturing and others will be presented to illustrate representativeness of multi-agent systems as an appropriate modelling metaphor for complex systems simulation. Expected audience : MSc and PhD students, and researchers, working on areas such as Transportation Planning and Engineering, Social Sciences, Economics, Computer Science, and others.