Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Workshop Date: January 5, 2016 (See detailed schedule)

Accepted papers have been announced. Click here to see the list.

The second workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will be held in conjunction with COMSNETS 2016. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines, and will focus particularly on urban transportation systems. The workshop invites original papers that make contributions to modeling and control of urban transportation networks. We welcome papers involving any combination of theory, analytical modeling and optimization, numerical simulations, real-world data-driven approaches, experimentation, advanced deployment and case studies. Studies involving economic, behavioral and environmental aspects are equally welcome.

Domains of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Traffic theory for ITS
  2. Modelling, control and simulation
  3. Emissions, noise, environment
  4. Multi-modal and public transportation management
  5. Economic considerations
  6. Human factors and human behaviour
  7. Dynamic characterizations and emergent phenomena
  8. Emergencies and accidents: phenomena, management and mitigation
  9. Big data and ITS
  10. ITS field tests, deployment and experimentation

Paper submissions

Submitted manuscripts (PDF only) should be at most six (6) pages in standard IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references.

All papers must be electronically submitted via the Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop submission site on EDAS -

  • The paper formatting and submission instructions are the same as for the main conference.
  • All Workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) WILL appear in IEEE Xplore.

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission Nov 14, 2015 (HARD Deadline)
Notification of Acceptance Dec 1, 2015
Camera-ready Submission Dec 15, 2015

Plenary Speakers

Carolina Osorio

Carolina Osorio


P.R. Kumar

P.R. Kumar

Texas A&M, USA

Invited Speakers

Sitabhra Sinha

Sitabhra Sinha

IMSc Chennai, India

Tom Mathew

Tom Mathew

IIT Bombay, India

Guest Speaker

P Swaminathan

P Swaminathan

Olacabs, India

Title and Abstract of Talks

Workshop Schedule

Time Sessions
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Welcome address by Co-Chairs
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary Speaker, PR Kumar, Texas A&M, USA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Invited Paper, Tom Mathew, IIT Bombay, India
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Bus Boarding Event Detection using Smartphone Sensors
Naveen Aggarwal (Panjab University, India); Shubham Chaudhary and Tanjot Kaur (UIET, India); Bhaskaran Raman (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India); Divya Bansal (PEC University of Technology, India); K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM Robust Ambulance Allocation Using Risk-based Metrics
Lavanya Marla and Kaushik Krishnan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Yisong Yue (California Institute of Technology, USA)
11:40 AM - 12:00 AM t-CSA: A fast and flexible CSA Implementation
Prasad Talasila, Kartik Sathyanarayanan and Sukriti Tiwari (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - KK Birla Goa Campus, India); Neena Goveas (BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, India); Bharat Deshpande (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - KK Birla Goa Campus, India)
12:00 AM - 01:00 PM Plenary Speaker, Carolina Osorio, MIT, USA
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM - 02:20 PM A Real time Adaptive Signal Controller for Non lane Following Heterogeneous Traffic
Alok Patel (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India); Tom Mathew (IIT Bombay, India); Jayendran Venkateswaran (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
02:20 PM - 02:40 PM Congestion analysis of unsignalized intersections
A. Abhishek (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Marko Boon (EURANDOM and Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Michel Mandjes (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Rudesindo Nunez-Queija (University of Amsterdam & CWI Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, The Netherlands)
02:40 PM - 03:00 PM A computational study of a variant of the optimal velocity model with no collisions
Gopal Krishna Kamath, Krishna P Jagannathan and Gaurav Raina (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM On the Topology of Indian and Western Road Networks
Sarath Babu (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India); Manoj Bs (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology & California Institute of Telecommunication and IT, India)
03:20 PM - 03:40 PM A new technique to find candidate links for map matching for transportation applications
Prashant Kumar Badaga, Radha Krishna Ganti and Gaurav Raina (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Tea Break
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Invited Paper, Sitabhra Sinha, IMSc, India
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Guest Speaker, P Swaminathan, Principal Data Scientist at Olacabs

Program Committee:

  • Ramakalyan Ayyagari, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Debraj Chakraborty, IIT Bombay, India
  • Radha Krishna Ganti, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Krishna Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Ramachandra Rao Kalaga, IIT Delhi, India
  • D. Manjunath, IIT Bombay, India
  • Lavanya Marla, UIUC, USA
  • Tom Mathew, IIT Bombay, India
  • Jayakrishnan Nair, IIT Bombay, India
  • Carolina Osorio, MIT, USA
  • Parimal Parag, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Gopal Patil, IIT Bombay, India
  • Gaurav Raina, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Gitakrishnan Ramadurai, IIT Madras, India
  • Shaunak Sen, IIT Delhi, India
  • Sitabhra Sinha, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India
  • Shankar Subramanian, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Lelitha Vanajakshi, IIT Madras, India