MATTS 2018

Mathematics Applied in Transport and Traffic Systems

The conference Mathematics Applied in Transport and Traffic Systems follows on earlier workshops on the Mathematical Foundations of Traffic. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is delighted to host this edition of this 3-day-workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together two communities which can mutually benefit from each others expertise. As such, we invite contributions of both communities on the development of models featuring transport and traffic systems.

By means of a set of keynote presentations and 3 days of lecture sessions we will explore the current issues in depth. Furthermore, interactive workshops will be organised in which traffic engineers and mathematicians alike will be challenged to discover the ‘other’ research fields.

MATTS 2018 covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Dynamic systems
  2. Traffic flow theory
  3. Network fundamental diagrams
  4. Macroscopic modelling of pedestrians
  5. Hyperbolic conservation laws
  6. Network modelling
  7. Stochastic models
  8. Computational methods
  9. Modelling environmental impacts
  10. Automated vehicles
  11. Coupling of dynamics at vehicle and road scale

Confirmed key note speakers

  • Michel Bierlaire, (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
  • Carolina Osorio (MIT)
  • Ludovic Leclercq (Univ. Lyon)
  • Alexandros Sopasakis (University of Lund)
  • Axel Klar (Technical University of Kaiserslautern)

Important Dates

1 June 2018 Deadline submission of abstracts & extended abstracts
14 July 2018 Notification of acceptance for presentation and invitation to authors of selected extended abstracts for submitting paper for special issue
17–19 October 2018 Conference dates
1 November 2018 Submission deadline selected contributions Papers for special issue


The conference will be held at the Science Centre Delft, which is located at Mijnbouwstraat 120, 2628 RX Delft, The Netherlands.

Organising committee

Serge Hoogendoorn (Transport & Planning - TU Delft)
Kees Vuik (Electrical engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science - TU Delft)
Victor Knoop (Transport & Planning - TU Delft)
Duncan van der Heul (Electrical engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science - TU Delft)
Dorine Duives (Transport & Planning - TU Delft)
Priscilla Hanselaar (Transport & Planning - TU Delft)


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