The book will offer a representative sample of the best papers presented at the Transport Science and Technology Congress (TRANSTEC) Athens 2004. It will also serve as the peer reviewed conference proceedings. As in the congress writing, in this book our aim is to demonstrate the most recent developments in merging scientific and technological discoveries to solve important transportation problems and to cover a wide variety of transportation issues in passenger and freight transportation but also a variety of modes. A parallel aim is to have papers that are representative of the research and development around the world. The chapters will be from the Americas (North and South), Asia, and Europe. The draft outline is organized into four parts. The first part will contain an overview and review papers from the keynote speakers and most likely one additional paper in the new area of human attention and microsleeps from a special paper session organized the Czech Technical University. The second part of the book will contain contributions from policy and planning and will span all modes of transportation and include both passenger transport and freight.In the third part, a selection of papers from traffic engineering and management will contain papers on new measurement techniques, traffic engineering parameters that can be measured more precisely with technology, and applications of information and communication technologies. The fourth part of the book will contain a series of papers illustrating the preparation of Athens for the Olympics and will contain papers that span from the preliminary planning to the operations of information and communication systems as well as the management of the public transportation system and its components. All papers will be peer-reviewed following the guidelines of the journal, "Transportation Research" to assure innovation in methods but also relevance to the subject matter. It adopts a global perspective with papers from the Americas, Asia and Europe. It is organized into four parts; all articles are peer-reviewed.
PREFACE (Konstadinos G. Goulias) Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS (Konstadinos G. Goulias) Chapter 2: HIGHWAY CAPACITY ANALYSIS IN THE U.S.: STATE OF THE ART AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS (Lily Elefteriadou) Chapter 3: EMERGING SIMULATION-BASED METHODS (Aruna Sivakumar, Chandra R. Bhat) Chapter 4: COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN TRANSPORTATION: SHORT USER-ORIENTED GUIDE (Ing. Ondoej Poibyl) Chapter 5: DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MATERIALS (Dimitrios Goulias) Chapter 6: TRANSPORT POLICY AND RESEARCH ISSUES IN GREECE AND THE EU: CURRENT FACTS, PROSPECTS, AND PRIORITIES (George A. Giannopoulos) Chapter 7: PLANNING ATHENS TRANSPORTATION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND A FIRST EVALUATION OF RESULTS (J.M. Frantzeskakis) Chapter 8: EYE IN THE SKY PROJECT: INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING TRAFFIC MONITORING AND MOBILITY INFORMATION (Liza Panagiotopoulou) Chapter 9: ITS APPLICATIONS AT EGNATIA ODOS POLIMILOS VERIA HIGHWAY SECTION (Konstantinos P. Koutsoukos, Lefteris Koutras) Chapter 10: PROBLEMS OF ATTENTION DECREASES OF HUMAN SYSTEM OPERATORS (Mirko Novak) Chapter 11: CAN CREATIVITY BE RELIABLE? (Tomas Brandejsky) Chapter 12: RELIABILITY OF INTERFACES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS (Zdenik Votruba) Chapter 13: OBSERVED AND MODELLED BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES CAUSED BY THE COPENHAGEN METRO (Goran Vuk, Tine Lund Jensen) Chapter 14: QUALITATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION (Pat Burnett) Chapter 15: TOLL MODELLING IN CUBE VOYAGER (Tor Vorraa) Chapter 16: SIMULATION MODELLING IN THE FUNCTION OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORT PLANNING (Natalija Joliae, Zvonko Kavran) Chapter 17: USE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS AND ITS RELATIONS WITH ACTIVITIES (Kuniaki Sasaki, Kazuo Nishii, Ryuichi Kitamura, Katsunao Kondo) Chapter 18: A MULTIVARIATE MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CHOICE (Tae-Gyu Kim, Konstadinos G. Goulias) Chapter 19: A DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF DAILY TIME USES, MODE CHOICE, AND INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Tae-Gyu Kim, Konstadinos G. Goulias) Chapter 20: TRANSPORT COMPANY INFORMATION SYSTEM: A TOOL FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT (Vladimir Momeiloviae, Vladimir Papiae, Olivera Medar, Aleksandar Manojloviae) Chapter 21: AN IMAGE PROCESSING BASED TRAFFIC ESTIMATION SYSTEM (Hartwig Hetzheim, Wolfram Tuchscheerer) Chapter 22: DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SENSOR NETWORKS (Mashrur Chowdhury, K.-C. Wang) Chapter 23: USE OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTER AND SENSOR DATA TO DEVELOP TRAVEL TIME ESTIMATION MODELS (Jiyoun Yeon, Lily Elefteriadou) Chapter 24: AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PEDESTRIAN COUNTDOWN SIGNALS (Scott S. Washburn, Deborah L. Leistner, Byungkon Ko) Chapter 25: AN ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS (Konstantina Gkritza, John Collura, Samuel C. Tignor, Dusan Teodorovic) Chapter 26: U.S. TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ISSUES: PERCEPTIONS OF BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT (Evelyn Thomchick) Chapter 27: USING PERFORMANCE MEASURES TO DETERMINE WORK NEEDS: AN OPERATORS PERSPECTIVE (Katherine D. Jefferson) Chapter 28: PLANNING HUCKEPACK TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES IN EU (Nikolina Brnjac, Dragan Badanjak, Vinko Jeniae) Chapter 29: A DYNAMIC PROCEDURE FOR REAL-TIME DELIVERY OPERATIONS AT AN URBAN FREIGHT TERMINAL (Gaetano Fusco, Maria Pia Valentini) Chapter 30: THE LOGISTIC SERVICES IN A HIERARCHICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (Tomasz Ambroziak, Marianna Jacyna, Mariusz Wasiak) Chapter 31: THE MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMISATION TO EVALUATION OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE ADJUSTMENT TO TRANSPORT NEEDS (Marianna Jacyna) Chapter 32: ANALYSIS OF THE GREEK COASTAL SHIPPING COMPANIES WITH A MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION MODEL (Orestis D. Schinas) Chapter 33: AN EVALUATION MODEL FOR FORECASTING METHODOLOGIES USED BY PORTS (Orestis Schinas, Harilaos. N. Psaraftis) Chapter 34: ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE TANKER FREIGHT RATE INDEX (D.V. Lyridis, P.G. Zacharioudakis, and D. Chatzovoulos) Chapter 35: THE ROLE OF LINER SHIPPING WITHIN AN INTERMODAL SYSTEM - THE PORT COMMUNITY CASE AND THE PORT AUTHORITY INVESTMENT PROBLEM (Maria Boile, Sotiris Theofanis, Lazar Spasovic) Chapter 36: INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT THE FLOATING ACCOMMODATION PROGRAM OF THE ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES (Sotiris Theofanis, Maria Boile)