First International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Transport 2009

 First International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Transport 2009 CIT09   DATE: 17TH of December, 2009 Location: European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, Auditorium Alpha     


The use of computer simulation for predicting where and when drivers travel on the road network is of paramount importance in transportation. Contemporary techniques such as Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA), enables dynamic control and management systems to anticipate problems before they occur rather than simply reacting to existing conditions. Traffic predictions from such systems in combination with infrastructural data can support road accident analyses that in turn contribute towards accident prevention. The CIT09 conference aims to provide a forum for the discussion of these contemporary issues in transport.


Sponsored by: CTL Cyprus Transport Logistics Ltd., Nicosia, Cyprus (CTL) European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (EUC) VISTA Transport Group Inc., Evanston, Illinois, USA (VTG) City College of New York, New York, NY, USA (CCNY) Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)
Organizing committee:
Andreas Gregoriades Kyriakos Mouskos


  • 8:30 - Introductions (Prof. Kyriacos C. Mouskos)
  • 8:45 – 11:00 - The VISTA-BBN project - sponsored by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation
    • Implementing the Visual Interactive System for Transport Algorithms (VISTA) for the Nicosia network (Kyriacos Mouskos – CTL and CCNY)
    • Development of a Bayesian Belief Network for Crash analysis (BBN) (Dr. Andreas Gregoriades - EUC)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Break (15 minutes)
  • 11:15 – 12:30 Pavement Asset Management – (Prof Neville Parker -CCNY)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 – 14:45 Fundamentals of Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) (Prof Thanasis Ziliaskopoulos – VTG and University of Thessaly, Greece)
  • 14:45 – 16:00 VISTA implementation (Dr. Travis Waller – VTG and University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 VISTA workshop (Curtis Barrett – VTG)