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Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization

  • Jaume Barceló
  • Masao Kuwahara


  • Presents the state of the art in traffic data collection and standardization.

  • Brings the field completely up to date.

  • As ITS are increasingly being developed around the world, the information in this book is critically needed.


Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Jaume Barceló, Masao Kuwahara, Marc Miska
    Pages 1-10
  3. Wei-Bin Zhang, Alex Skabardonis, Meng Li, Jingquan Li, Kun Zhou, Liping Zhang
    Pages 25-45
  4. Marc Miska, Hiroshi Warita, Alexandre Torday, Masao Kuwahara
    Pages 47-56
  5. Takahiko Kusakabe, Takamasa Iryo, Yasuo Asakura
    Pages 57-72
  6. Rúna Ásmundsdóttir, Yusen Chen, Henk J. van Zuylen
    Pages 89-108
  7. Henk J. van Zuylen, Fangfang Zheng, Yusen Chen
    Pages 109-127
  8. Jan Fabian Ehmke, Stephan Meisel, Dirk Christian Mattfeld
    Pages 129-149
  9. Thomas Scheider, Martin Böhm
    Pages 161-170
  10. Francesco Viti, Serge P. Hoogendoorn, Henk J. van Zuylen, Isabel R. Wilmink, Bart van Arem
    Pages 171-191
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 193-194

About this book


This book contains twelve selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization held on September 8-9th 2008 in Barcelona. Organized and chaired by Barcelo and Kuwahara, the workshop was intended to examine the purposes and quality of data and how it is collected and used in traffic analysis, with the overall intent of improving and standardizing the practice.

Traffic data is the cornerstone to everything from the most classical traffic control analysis to the most advanced real-time control and management implementing modern Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. These applications are primarily based on the availability of traffic data supplied by a Data Collection System which, equipped with more or less sophisticated technologies, provides measurements on the fundamental traffic variables, ideally with the required level of temporal aggregation, and perhaps, when the technology allows it, additional measurements on other variables of interest, depending on the type of application in which they will be used. The applications are in turn supported by models, and in fact the primary use of the data is to provide the input to traffic models whose quality depends on the quality, consistency, robustness, completion and other characteristics of the data.


Mathematical Programming Operations Research Transport Transportation Engineering Transportation Modeling car logistics traffic simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaume Barceló
    • 1
  • Masao Kuwahara
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Statistics & Operations ResearchUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Inst. Industrial ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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