Day 1 – Monday 23 July






Plenary 1: Nigel Wilson "Using Automated Data to Improve Public Transport Performance: A Framework and Applications"


Morning Tea


Boulevard Auditorium

Boulevard B1

Boulevard B2

Boulevard B3


Automatic bottleneck detection using AVL data: a case study in Amsterdam

Ties Brands, Niels van Oort and Menno Yap

Solving periodic timetabling problems with SAT and machine learning

Gonçalo P. Matos, Luís M. Albino, Ricardo Saldanha and Ernesto M. Morgado

Passenger Route Choice and Assignment Model for Combined Fixed and Flexible Public Transport Systems

Jishnu Narayan, Oded Cats, Niels van Oort and Serge Hoogendoorn

Optimizing mixed-fleet bus scheduling under range constraint

Lu Li, Hong Lo and Feng Xiao


Non-parametric approach for real time prediction

Maguelonne Chandesris and Xavier Chapuis

A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for Rolling Stock Rebalancing

Federico Farina, Dennis Huisman, Roberto Roberti and Shadi Sharif Azadeh

Logit-based transit assignment: Approach-based formulation and paradox revisit

Sujun Sun, Wai Yuen Szeto and Sin C. Ho

Towards Optimised Deployment of Electric Bus Systems with On-Route Charging using Cooperative ITS

Marcin Seredynski and Francesco Viti


Assessment of models based on GPS data to identify buses skipping formal stops

Nicolás García and Juan Carlos Herrera

A branch-and-price-and-cut method for train unit scheduling with complex minimum turnround time requirements

Zhiyuan Lin, Pedro Jesus Copado-Mendez and Raymond Kwan

The influence of frequency on route choice in mixed schedule- and frequency-based public transport systems – The case of the Greater Copenhagen Area

Morten Eltved, Otto Anker Nielsen and Thomas Kjær Rasmussen

Optimizing the Preventive-Maintenance Plan of a Public Transport Bus Fleet

Charles Fleurent




Transit Decision-Making in Transition? Past, Present, and Future Perspectives on the Use of ITS Data in North America for Transit Planning and Management and Related Challenges

Brendon Hemily

Resolution of Station Level Constraints in Train Unit Scheduling

Li Lei, Raymond Kwan, Zhiyuan Lin and Pedro Jesús Copado-Méndez

A metaheuristic-supported evaluation of the suitability of an urban integrated special transport service

Marcus Posada and Carl Henrik Häll

Minimizing the waiting time in timetabling

Gert-Jaap Polinder, Marie Schmidt and Dennis Huisman


Passive tracking of passengers to analyse public transport use in case of disturbances

Alessio D. Marra, Henrik Becker, Kay W. Axhausen and Francesco Corman

Relationships between capacity, speed heterogeneity, and robustness in railway networks

Lars Wittrup Jensen

Design of Integrated Flexible Transit Service with Given Fixed-Route Services

Khaled Saeed and Fumitaka Kurauchi

Frequency and Vehicle Capacity Determination using a Dynamic Transit Assignment Model

Oded Cats and Stefan Glück


Event-Based Passive Tracking of Public Transportation Passengers

Yuval Hadas and Boaz Ben Moshe

Train dispatcher desk districting problem in high-speed railway network

Jun Zhao, Dian Wang and Qiyuan Peng

Value of Reliability for the Waiting Stage, In-vehicle Stage and Transfer Stage of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) Services

María J. Alonso-González, Sascha Hoogendoorn-Lanser, Niels van Oort, Oded Cats and Serge Hoogendoorn

Ride into the danger zone: avoiding the wrong frequency for an express bus service.

Homero Larrain and Juan Carlos Munoz


Afternoon Tea


Plenary 2: Lauren Sager Weinstein "Delivering Better Transport with Data"


Bus bunching prediction based on logistic regression considering rare events bias

Wenzhe Sun, Jan-Dirk Schmoecker, Toshiyuki Nakamura and Hiroshi Shimamoto

Size Limited Iterative Method: A Hybridized Heuristic for Train Unit Scheduling Optimization

Pedro Jesus Copado-Mendez, Zhiyuan Lin and Raymond Kwan

Using passenger flows to determine key interchange connections for public transport synchronization

Menno Yap, Ding Luo and Oded Cats

Integrating line planning, timetabling and vehicle scheduling: Integer programming formulation and analysis

Philine Schiewe, Anita Schöbel, Christian Puchert and Marco Lübbecke


Combined use of Smartcard and Wifi detections to estimate real-time operational information of a public transport system

Pablo Guajardo and Juan Carlos Herrera

Loaded train combination problem at marshalling station in heavy haul railways

Dian Wang, Jun Zhao and Qiyuan Peng

Rail-to-Bus and Bus-to-Rail Transfer Time Distributions Estimation Based on Passive Data

Amr M. Wahaballa, Fumitaka Kurauchi, Jan-Dirk Schmöcker and Takenori Iwamoto

Stopping Pattern and Frequency Determination for a Multi-Modal Network

Oded Cats and Merlijn van Beurden


Unsupervised approach to bunching swings phenomenon analysis

Viktoriya Degeler, Léonie Heydenrijk-Ottens, Ding Luo, Niels van Oort and Hans van Lint

Hybrid stochastic approaches for train trajectory reconstruction

Pier Giuseppe Sessa, Valerio De Martinis, Axel Bomhauer-Beins, Francesco Corman and Ulrich A. Weidmann

Game Theoretic Approach for Reliability Evaluation of Public Transportation Transfers

Giorgio Gnecco, Yuval Hadas and Marcello Sanguineti

Modelling Turns in Transit Network Design

Antonio Mauttone and Paula Riganti


Welcome Reception: Drinks and Nibbles at Victoria Park, Brisbane



Day 2 – Tuesday 25 July


Breakfast Meeting of Transit Data ISC (Invitation Only)




Boulevard Auditorium

Boulevard B1

Boulevard B2

Boulevard B3


Understanding Fare Evasion Rates in Public Transport

Luis-Angel Cantillo, Juan Carlos Munoz, Sebastián Raveau and Paula Iglesias

Railway timetable rescheduling for multiple simultaneous disruptions

Yonqqiu Zhu, Rob M.P. Goverde and Egidio Quaglietta

Real-time Transit Operations Using Markov Decision Process

Alireza Khani

The utility maximising ferry network design problem

Michael Bell, Jingjing Pan, Kam-Fung Cheung, Collins Teye and Supun Perera


Investigating Paper Ticket Usage on London Underground’s Network

Tolulope Mohammed and Taku Fujiyama

Train Rescheduling Strategies in a Complete Blockage

Shuguang Zhan, S. C. Wong, Qiyuan Peng and S.M. Lo

A stochastic model for bus injection in a public transport service

Diego Morales and Juan Carlos Muñoz

Equitable Transit Network Design Under Uncertainty

Yu Jiang


A Methodology for Correcting Smartcard Trip Matrices by Fare Evasion

Luis-Angel Cantillo, Juan Carlos Munoz, Sebastián Raveau, Paula Iglesias and Sebastián Tamblay

A train rescheduling algorithm which minimizes passengers' dissatisfaction based on MILP formulation

Keisuke Sato, Keita Koinuma and Norio Tomii

Addressing metro line disruptions through boarding limits: The cost and time of system recovery

Carlos E. Bueno-Cadena, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Gabriel E. Sánchez-Martínez

Transit Network Design for Intercity Services Considering Time-Varying Demand

Andisheh Ranjbari, Mark Hickman and Yi-Chang Chiu


Morning Tea


Plenary 3: Anita Schoebel "Passengers in Public Transport: Integrating Their Routes in the Planning Process"


Digital Transformation in Public Transport

Stefan Voss and Leonard Heilig

A Next Step in Disruption Management: Combining Operations Research and Complexity Science

 Mark Dekker, Rolf van Lieshout, Robin Ball, Paul Bouman, Stefan Dekker, Henk Dijkstra, Rob Goverde, Dennis Huisman, Deb Panja, Alfons Schaafsma and Marjan van den Akker

Determinants of passengers' metro car choice revealed through automated data sources: A Stockholm metro case study study

Soumela Peftitsi, Erik Jenelius and Oded Cats

Time-Dependent Capacitated Transit Routing with Real-Time Demand and Supply Data

Omer Verbas, Vadim Sokolov, Joshua Auld and Hubert Ley


Space-time classification of public transit smart card users’ activity locations from smart card data

Li He, Martin Trépanier and Bruno Agard

Determining and Evaluating Alternative Line Plans in (Near) Out-of-Control Situations

Rolf van Lieshout, Paul Bouman and Dennis Huisman

Estimation of Denied Boarding in Urban Rail Systems: Alternative Formulations and Comparative Analysis

Zhenliang Ma, Haris Koutsopoulos, Yunqing Chen and Nigel Wilson

Tradeoff Between Processing Time and Solution Quality for an A*-Guided Heuristic Applied to a Multi-Objective Bus Passenger Trip Planning Problem

Sylvain M. R. Fournier, Eduardo Otte Hülse and Éder Vasco Pinheiro



Meeting of CASPT ISC (Invitation Only)


Driver schedule efficiency vs. public transport robustness: A framework to quantify this trade-off based on passive data

Menno Yap and Niels van Oort

Strategic interactions between minimization of train delays and passenger assignment in Microscopic Railway Delay Management

Francesco Corman

A predictive method for public transport operations control

Hend Manasra and Tomer Toledo

System Headways in Line Planning

Alexander Schiewe, Anita Schöbel, Markus Friedrich and Maximilian Hartl


Before and After Evaluation of a Bus Network Improvement Using Historical Smart Card Data

Renato O. Arbex, Claudio Barbieri Cunha and Bonett João

Modeling delays with generalized linear models for high-speed and suburban train arrivals

Marie Milliet de Faverges, Giorgio Russolillo, Christophe Picouleau, Antoine Robin, Boubekeur Merabet and Bertrand Houzel

A holding control strategy for diverging bus lines

Georgios Laskaris, Oded Cats, Erik Jenelius, Marco Rinaldi and Francesco Viti

An Optimization Model for Planning Limited-Stop Bus Operations

Mahmood Mahmoodi Nesheli, Siva Srikukenthiran and Amer Shalaby


Analysis of tram users’ behavior and evaluation of operation by using smart card data

Shoshi Mizokami, Takumasa Morita and Yosiaki Nakamura

Rolling Stock Rescheduling in Case of Delays

Rowan Hoogervorst, Twan Dollevoet, Dennis Huisman and Gábor Maróti

Bus Bunching Modelling and Control: A Passenger-oriented Approach

Dong Zhao and Mohsen Ramezani

A novel approach for the optimal design of skip-stop service in transit corridors

Yu Mei, Weihua Gu, and Wenbo Fan


Afternoon Tea


Route Choice Stickiness of Public Transport Passengers: Measuring Habitual Bus Ridership Behaviour using Smart Card Data

Jiwon Kim, Jonathan Corcoran and Marty Papamanolis

 Assessing disruption management strategies in rail-bound urban public transport from a passenger perspective

Dennis Roelofsen, Oded Cats, Niels van Oort and Serge Hoogendoorn

Minimising transfer penalty in public transit network with Constraint Programming

Rejitha Nath Ravindra, Mark Wallace, Graham Currie, Daniel Harabor and Chris Loader

Using Continuous Approximation for Service Quality and Fare Level Optimisation

Zhihua Jin, Jan Dirk Schmoecker and Saeed Maadi


Analyzing Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Variability of Transit Use with Smart Card Data

Elodie Deschaintres, Catherine Morency and Martin Trépanier

Exploring the dynamic impact zone for conflict prevention in real-time railway traffic management

Sofie Van Thielen, Francesco Corman and Pieter Vansteenwegen

Centralized and Decentralized Optimal Frequency Setting for Routes Sharing a Transfer Stop

Matan Shnaiderman and Yuval Hadas

Is Flat Fare Fair? Equity Impact of Fare Scheme Change

Isak RubenssonOded Cats and Yusak Susilo


Supervised learning: Predicting passenger load in public transport

Léonie Heydenrijk-OttensViktoriya Degeler, Ding Luo, Niels van Oort and Hans van Lint

New alternative graph models and methods for the real-time railway traffic management problem

Marcella Samà, Andrea D Ariano and Dario Pacciarelli

Multi-Directional Transfer Time Optimization at a Single Transfer Node

Zahra Ansarilari, Mahmood Mahmoodi Nesheli, Siva Srikukenthiran, Amer Shalaby and Merve Bodur

Theoretical Evaluation on the Effects of Changes from a Zonal to a Distance-based Fare Structure

Saeed Maadi and Jan-Dirk Schmöcker


Day 3 – Wednesday 25 July




Boulevard Auditorium

Boulevard B1

Boulevard B2

Boulevard B3


Translating Research to Practice: Implementing Real-time Control on High-Frequency Transit Routes

Simon Berrebi, Sean Crudden and Kari Watkins

Agent-based simulation approach for disruption management in rail schedule

Nuannuan Leng, Valerio De Martinis and Francesco Corman

Impacts of Autonomous Driving on Public Transport Services

Joachim R. Daduna

How far are travellers willing to walk to access a more frequent service: an international comparison?

Corinne Mulley, Chinh Ho, Loan Ho, David Hensher and John Rose


A Smart Dispatching tool based on AVL data

Pedro Lizana, Ricardo Giesen, Felipe Delgado, Juan Carlos Munoz, Diego García and Paul Basnak

Maximum Robust Train Path for an Additional Train Inserted in an Existing Railway Timetable

Fredrik Ljunggren, Kristian Persson, Anders Peterson and Christiane Schmidt

Deployment Planning of Single-Line Modular-Vehicle Semi-Rapid Transit System

Tao Liu, Avishai Ceder and Andreas Rau

Insights into factors affecting the combined bicycle-transit mode

Joeri van Mil, Tessa Leferink, Jan Anne Annema and Niels van Oort


How does considering bus drivers with different driving behaviors impact the performance of interval control tools?

Yerly Fabian Martinez, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Felipe Delgado

Evaluation of Bus Bridging Scenarios for Railway Service Disruption Management: A Users’ Delay Modelling Tool

Aya Aboudina, Alaa Itani, Ehab Diab, Siva Srikukenthiran and Amer Shalaby

Optimal Transit Service Design in a Linear Corridor Connecting Multiple Job Centers Considering Residential Location Choice

Liang Xia, Xinguo Jiang, Weihua Gu and Wenbo Fan

Incorporating reliability into Queensland's LUPTAI accessibility model

Kelly Bertolaccini, Mark Hickman and Svitlana Pyrohova


Morning Tea


Plenary 4: David Hensher and Yale Wong "Shared Smart Mobility, MaaS and Public Transport - A New Future?"


OneBusAway: A Ten Year Retrospective of an Open Source Real-time Information System

Kari Watkins

A simulation model for assessment and evaluation of bus terminal design

Therese Lindberg, Anders Peterson and Andreas Tapani

How the distribution of arrival times at a railway station varies with headway: A study using smart card data

Geoffrey Clifton, Corinne Mulley, Loan Ho, Quoc Chinh Ho and Barbara Yen










Route Choice Strategies and Usage of Real Time Information in Public Transport – an empirical survey based on dedicated smartphone application

Ulrik Berggren, Carl Johnsson, Helena Svensson and Anders Wretstrand

 Social Cost Benefit Analysis for Pre-payment Bus Stops: An Application in Transantiago

Guillermo Soto, Sebastián Tamblay, Juan Carlos Herrera and Ignacio Guimpert

Modelling Railway-Induced Passenger Delays in Multi-Modal Public Transport Networks: An Agent-Based Copenhagen Case Study Using Empirical Train Delay Data

Mads Paulsen, Thomas Kjær Rasmussen and Otto Anker Nielsen




Short-Term Multi-Step Ahead Forecasting of Railway Passenger Flows During Special Events With Machine Learning Methods

Florian Toqué, Etienne Côme, Martin Trépanier and Latifa Oukhellou

Intelligent Mobility and MaaS - Designing Mobility Packages and Contracts

Yale Wong and David Hensher

Investigating Sampling Biases in Transit Onboard Surveys and Associated Impacts on Resulting Passenger Socioeconomic and Travel Characteristics

Rabi Mishalani, Mark McCord, Andre Carrel and Jakob Zumfelde

User satisfaction issues that public transport integration has brought to Bogotá, Colombia – The case of SITP

Carlos Andres Poveda Benitez, Clara Isabel Arango Ruiz and Alvaro Rodriguez


Crowding on Trains and Platforms: A New Approach to Big Data

Chinh Ho and Loan Ho

Assessing the Impact of Future Personalised Public Transport

 Yu Jiang and Avisahi Ceder

Analysing the influence of station characteristics and perceived safety on public transport ridership: A case study from the Greater Copenhagen Area

Jesper Bláfoss Ingvardson, Otto Anker Nielsen and Shahbaz Altaf

What factors determine the variability of the level of service experienced by users?

Jaime Soza-Parra, Juan Carlos Munoz and Sebastián Raveau


A Machine Learning Approach to Detecting Long Term Changes in Weekly Trip Patterns of Public Transport Passengers

Chun Yong Moon, Jiwon Kim and Mark Hickman

Potential for mode shifts due to Mobility-as-a-Service: results from the Netherlands Mobility Panel

Lucas Harms, Anne Durand and Sascha Hoogendoorn-Lanser

Can Passenger Flow be Explained by Network Topology in Public Transport?

Ding Luo, Oded Cats and Hans van Lint

The underlying effect of public transport reliability over users’ satisfaction

Jaime Soza-Parra, Juan Carlos Munoz and Sebastián Raveau


Afternoon Tea


Quantifying Transit Travel Experiences from the Users’ Perspective with High-Resolution Smartphone and Vehicle Location Data

Andre Carrel, Peter S.C. Lau, Rabi G. Mishalani, Raja Sengupta and Joan L. Walker

Identifying quick win opportunities for surface transit, delay reductions obtained through traffic signal timing distribution

Alejandro Schmidt, Sebastián Tamblay, Francisco Garrido-Valenzuela, Marina Dragicevic and Juan Carlos Herrera











Big Data Sources from GPS-enabled Smartphone Applications: An Exploratory Analysis of Transit App Data

Candace Brakewood, Niloofar Ghahramani, Coline Remy and Jonathan Peters

User Equilibrium Model of Ridesharing Transport with High-Occupancy Vehicles Lane

Phathinan Thaithatkul, Toru Seo, Takahiko Kusakabe and Yasuo Asakura


Improving railway passengers experience: two perspectives

Mark van Hagen and Niels van Oort

Methodology for Transit Priority Lanes Design Problem Intended for Real Road Networks

Saeed Asadi Bagloee and Majid Sarvi



Conference Dinner and Awards at the Customs House, Brisbane CBD
Canapes at 18:30, Dinner at 19:00