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2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems (MFTS2018)

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The 2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems will be held at the premises of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy) on June 11-12, 2018.

The Symposium will focus on future traffic management systems, covering the subjects of traffic control, estimation, and modelling of motorway and urban networks, with particular emphasis on the presence of advanced vehicle communication and automation technologies. As connectivity and automation are being progressively introduced in our transport and mobility systems, there is indeed a growing need to understand the implications and opportunities for an enhanced traffic management as well as to identify innovative ways and tools to optimise traffic efficiency. In particular the debate on centralized versus decentralized traffic management in the presence of connected and automated vehicles has started attracting the attention of the research community. In this context, the Symposium will provide a remarkable opportunity to share novel ideas and discuss future research directions.

call for abstracts was launched at the end of 2017. After the symposium, a book of abstracts will be edited and published as European Commission Report. In addition, presenters will be offered the possibility of submitting a journal version of their contributions to a Special Issue on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems in a specialised journal.

You can download the MFTS2018 agenda at:


MFTS 2018 will dedicate two full days to discuss about the latest advances in the field of traffic management, specifically targeting the following main subjects:

  • Which current and future traffic management challenges exist?
  • How these challenges are being addressed at present?
  • How connectivity and automation can support an enhanced traffic management in the future?
  • What would be the best option for a future enhanced traffic management: centralized or decentralized?

threefold perspective will be adopted, representing the views and activities of the Policy, Industry and Research/Academia sectors as follows:

  • Science-meets-policy-and-industry day, fostering exchange between European policy makers, local authorities, researchers and industrial partners dealing with transport connectivity and automation; followed by,
  • Science-dedicated day, uncovering up-to-date contributions from the scientific community on the core subjects.

Invited keynote speakers from these sectors will set the scene with important facts and prospects, and a number of selected speakers will provide key contributions in the form of presentations/posters.

Call for abstracts

Presenters will be selected on the basis of the information provided in the abstracts submitted. Abstracts shall be submitted using the Symposium functional mailbox:

More information concerning key dates and the template to use for submitting the abstract are providided on the web-page of the event:


For any questions, abstracts submission and registrations, please contact: