Analytics and Simulation in Public Transport

Thursday June 15, 10:00 - 15:00


ECOPT will organize a workshop with the title "Analytics & Simulation in Public Transport" on Thursday June 15, 2017. Several speakers from academia will share their views on public transport. Furthermore, there will be a ceremony where the sponsoring of a CASPT award by NS will be announced and where the latest special issue of Public Transport will be presented. This special issue has been edited by Leo Kroon and Marie Schmidt and contains papers presented at the 2015 CASPT conference in Rotterdam.

The workshop is of special interest to:

  • Researchers in the field of public transportation, either at public transport companies or from academia,
  • Consultants in public transportation,
  • Developers of public transport scheduling or simulation software,
  • Academics and practitioners with a general interest in analytics or simulation for public transportation.

All presentations will be in English.

Speakers and program

The speakers in this workshop are:

  • Anita Schöbel (Georg-August University Göttingen)
  • Kai Nagel (TU Berlin)
  • Evelien van der Hurk (Technical Unversity of Denmark)
  • Gert-Jaap Polinder (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

The program is as follows. By clicking on a title you find the abstracts of the talks.

10:00 - 10:30Welcome
10:30 - 10:45Opening
10:45 - 11:15Anita SchöbelIntegrated optimization of public transport
11:15 - 11:45Evelien van der HurkPassengers, Information & Disruptions
11:45 - 12:30Lunch
12:30 - 13:00Gert-Jaap Polinder

Robust Periodic Timetabling

13:00 - 13:30Kai NagelAgent-Based Simulation for Transport Analysis
13:30 -14:00CeremonyAnnouncement of the sponsoring of a CASPT award by NS and presentation of the special issue of Public Transport related to CASPT 2015 by Stefan Voss
14:00 - 15:00Coffee and Cake

After the workshop, from 15:30 onwards, Paul Bouman will publicly defend his PhD-thesis entitled "Passengers, Crowding and Complexity: Models and methods for passenger oriented public transport."

Practical information

Venue: EUR campus Woudestein, Erasmus Paviljoen. Directions on how to get to the campus can be found here. To find the Erasmus Paviljoen on the campus, one can consult this map.

Registration: Participation in the workshop is free. However, only a limited number of places are available. Therefore, participants are required to register for the workshop. You can register for the workshop by filling out this form. Registrations will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis.