Participation at Events

  • Mr. Dimitrios Troullinos and Dr. Venkata-Karteek Yanumula attended the 24th IEEE Intern. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE-ITSC 2021), that was held online on September 19-22, 2021. They presented he following papers:
    1. Troullinos, D., Chalkiadakis, G., Manolis, D., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Lane-free microscopic simulation for connected and automated vehicles.
    2. Yanumula, V.K., Typaldos, P., Troullinos, D., Malekzadeh, M., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Optimal path planning for connected and automated vehicles in lane-free traffic.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was invited to a Discussion Panel on "Rethinking Traffic Flow with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles" organized by the MIT Mobility Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 17 September 2021 (online).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited lecture on "Freeway traffic control" at the Summer School on "Optimization and Control in Infrastructure Networks", organized by ETHzurich and EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne, Swtizerland, 6-9 September 2021 (online).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited seminar entitled "A new traffic paradigm and related opportunities in the CAV era" at the Traffic Dynamics Modelling and Control Lab, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, 6 September 2021.
  • Prof. Papamichail, Dr. Dionysios Theodosis and Mr. Milad Malekzadeh attended the 2021 European Control Conference (ECC21), that was held online on June 29 - July 2, 2021. They presented he following papers:
    1. Malekzadeh, M., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Internal boundary control of lane-free automated vehicle traffic using a Linear Quadratic Integral regulator.
    2. Karafyllis, I., Theodosis, D., Papageorgiou, M.: A novel nonlinear adaptive cruise controller for vehicular platoons.
  • Mr. Panagiotis Typaldos delivered an invited presentation entitled "Optimization-based path-planning for connected and non-connected automated vehicles" at the MED2021 Workshop on "Modeling and Control Tools for Sustainable and Connected Mobility in Smart Cities" that was held online on June 22, 2021.
  • Prof. Papageorgiou delivered on 17 June 2021 (online) an invited webinar, organized by TRB (Transportation Research Board)’s Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (TRB ACP50) entitled "A New Traffic Paradigm and Related Opportunities in the CAV Era", presenting the TrafficFluid scope and some first results. You may watch the webinar here.
  • Prof. Papageorgiou and Mr. Milad Malekzadeh presented a paper entitled "Optimal control of internal road boundary for lane-free automated vehicle traffic" at the 7th International IEEE Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2021), that was held online on June 16-18, 2021.
  • Mr. Milad Malekzadeh presented a paper entitled "Internal boundary control of lane-free automated vehicle traffic using a model-free adaptive controller" at the 16th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2021), that was held online on June 8-10, 2021. Other members of the TrafficFluid group participated at the same conference.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered on 11 May 2021 (online) an invited Special Seminar, organized by the MIT ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) Lab and co-supported by the MIT Mobility Initiative, entitled "A New Traffic Paradigm and Related Opportunities in the CAV Era", presenting the TrafficFluid scope and some first results. You may watch the seminar here.
  • Mr. Dimitrios Troullinos presented a paper entitled "Collaborative multiagent decision making for lane-free autonomous driving" at the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2021), that was held online on May 3-7, 2021. You may watch the presentation here.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou held an invited presentation on "Traffic management in the CAV era" with subsequent panel discussion participation on "Managing traffic in a CCAM ecosystem: how to do it efficiently and safely?" at the 3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD2021), Virtual Event, 20-22 April 2021.
  • Dr. Elia Vardaki, Senior Research Associate at DSSL, delivered an invited presentation on "Autonomous vehicles and ethical dilemmas: Towards an anthropological approach of ethics in Artificial Intelligence and autonomous vehicles" (in Greek) organized by the University of Crete Research Center (UCRC) for the Humanities, the Social & Educational Sciences, Brown Bag Seminars (BBS), Greece, on 4 February 2021 (online).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "A New Traffic Paradigm and Related Opportunities in the CAV Era" organized by the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, on 11 December 2020 (online).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou was invited to hold a 5-day Short Course on "Dynamic traffic flow modelling and control and emerging trends" at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, on 30 November – 4 December 2020 (online).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited keynote plenary presentation on "A new traffic paradigm and related opportunities in the CAV era" at the IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FORUM ISTS2020), Delft, The Netherlands, 3-5 November 2020 (Virtual).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited keynote presentation on "Lane-free artificial-fluid environment for vehicular traffic (TrafficFluid)" at the 4th Intern. Conference on SmartRail, Traffic and Transportation Engineering (ICSTTE 2020), Madrid, Spain, 19-21 October 2020 (Virtual).
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited keynote presentation on "Optimal control approaches to vehicle trajectory planning" at the XIV Balkan Conference on Operational Research (BALCOR 2020), Thessaloniki, Greece, 30 September- 3 October 2020 (Virtual).
  • Dr. Dionysios Theodosis presented a paper entitled "Using nudging for the control of a non-local PDE traffic flow model" at the 23rd IEEE Intern. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE-ITSC 2020), that was held online on September 20-23, 2020.
  • Mr. Panagiotis Typaldos delivered an invited presentation entitled "Online road vehicle trajectory specification in presence of traffic lights with stochastic switching times" at the IEEE-ITSC 2020 Workshop on "Traffic Management for Future Mobility - CAVs in a Mixed Traffic Environment" that was held online on September 20, 2020.
  • Mr. Milad Malekzadeh delivered an invited presentation entitled "Real-time internal boundary control of lane-free automated vehicle traffic" at the IEEE-ITSC 2020 Workshop on "Network Impacts of Emerging Mobility Trends" that was held online on September 20, 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation entitled "Traffic flow modeling: Theoretical issues and application perspectives for intelligent and connected highways" (together with Prof. Gaetano Fusco) at the European Transport Conference - Virtual 2020, September 9-11, 2020.
  • Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Papamichail delivered an invited presentation on "Traffic control algorithms for mixed vehicle traffic" at a Tutorial Session on “Innovative topics and future challenges in traffic control”, 1st Virtual IFAC World Congress (IFAC-V 2020), July 13-17, 2020.
  • The whole TrafficFluid group attended the 3rd Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS 2020) that was held virtually on July 6-7, 2020. Prof. Markos Papageorgiou and Asoc. Prof. Ioannis Papamichail and PhD students Mr. Panagiotis Typaldos and Mr. Vasileios Markantonakis delivered (partly with other cooperating co-authors) the following presentations:
    1. Typaldos, P., Papageorgiou, M., Papamichail, I.: Path-planning for automated vehicles in a cooperative framework.
    2. Doko, A., Markantonakis, V., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Schrab, K., Neubauer, M., Protzmann, R.: A dynamic lane assignment strategy for mixed vehicle traffic – A simulation-based investigation.
    3. Markantonakis, V., Doko, A., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Schrab, K., Neubauer, M., Protzmann, R.: Traffic control algorithms for mixed vehicle traffic – A simulation-based investigation.
    4. Wang, Y., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Ego-efficient lane changes of smart vehicles with impacts on traffic flow.

    In addition, Prof. Markos Papageorgiou participated in a panel discussion entitled "Roadmap to Level 5: What research needs to do to support full implementation of automation?", while Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Papamichail participated in a panel discussion entitled "Autonomous vs. human drivers: What will be the right mix?".
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited webinar on "Vehicular traffic flow as an artificial fluid" which was organised by the ECTRI Thematic Group on Traffic Management, on 14 May 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "Lane-free artificial-fluid environment for vehicular traffic (TrafficFluid)" at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM), Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece, on 6 March 2020.
  • Mr. Dimitrios Troullinos attended the Short Course "Networked Control of Multi-Agent Systems" (Instructor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Lunze) of the EECI International Graduate School on Control 2020 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, on 10-14 February 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou participated, as an invited external jury member, at the final presentation in the frame of the Habilitation procedure of Dr. Marion Leibold on "Optimality and Optimal Control in Robot Motion Planning" at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany, on 24 January 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on “Lane-free artificial-fluid environment for vehicular traffic (TrafficFluid)” at the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, on 23 January 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou, Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Papamichail and PhD student Mr. Panagiotis Typaldos attended the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) at Washington, D.C. on January 12-16, 2020. They presented (partly with other cooperating co-authors) the following papers:
    1. Typaldos, P., Kalogianni, I., Mountakis, K., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M.: Vehicle trajectory specification in presence of traffic lights with known or uncertain switching times.
    2. Karimi, M., Roncoli, C., Alecsandru, C., Papageorgiou M.: Merging in mixed traffic of connected and automated vehicles and conventional vehicles: A model predictive control framework.
    3. Zhang, S., Diamantis, M., Wang, Y., Cao, J., Hu, Y., Guo, J., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Zhang, L., Hu, S.: Joint queue estimation and max-pressure control for signalized urban networks with connected vehicles.
    4. Wang, Y., Guo, J., Zhao, M., Hu, Y., Papamichail, I., Papageorgiou, M., Bertini, R.: What if many smart cars conduct ego-efficient lane changes in traffic flow: An answer provided by reinforcement learning.

    In addition, Prof. Markos Papageorgiou presented the TrafficFluid concept and project with two presentations, both entitled "Lane-free artificial-fluid environment for vehicular traffic" at the respective 2020 Annual Meetings of the TRB Standing Committees on Vehicle-Highway Automation and Freeway Operations, both held on January 14, 2020.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "Vehicular traffic flow as an artificial fluid" at the 5η Διημερίδα ITS Hellas Ευφυή Συστήματα Μεταφορών και Εξελίξεις στην Ελλάδα (5th ITS Hellas Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems and Developments in Greece), Athens, Greece, December 17-18, 2019.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "Sustainability, transportation and automated vehicles" at the ERC (European Research Council) Conference "Frontier Research: Creating Pathways to Sustainability", Brussels, Belgium, December 2-3, 2019.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "Vehicular traffic flow as an artificial fluid" at the IEEE TUC Student Branch, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, November 22, 2019. - Video (in Greek) -
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "TrafficFluid: Lane-free artificial-fluid environment for vehicular traffic" at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Vienna, Austria, October 31, 2019.
  • Prof. Markos Papageorgiou delivered an invited presentation on "The ERC Advanced Projects TRAMAN21 and TrafficFluid" at the Workshop on The Future of Mobility: Some Breakthroughs from ERC Projects in Transportation. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 23, 2019.