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Calendar iconNovember 30, 2016
Special Session Proposal

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February 15, 2017
Abstract submission

Calendar iconFebruary 27, 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance

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April 15, 2017
Full paper submission


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May 15, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance

Calendar iconMay 31, 2017
Early registration deadline

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Final paper submission


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MBA Photo2Moshe Ben-Akiva

Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Moshe Ben-Akiva is the Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Technion and MSc and PhD degrees in Transportation Systems from MIT. He received honorary degrees from the University of the Aegean, the Université Lumiére Lyon, the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology, and the University of Antwerp. His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association for Travel Behavior Research, the Jules Dupuit prize from the World Conference on Transport Research Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ITS Society Outstanding Application Award for DynaMIT, a simulation-based dynamic traffic assignment. Ben-Akiva has coauthored two books, including the textbook Discrete Choice Analysis, and over 200 refereed papers. He has worked as a consultant in industries such as transportation, energy, telecommunications, financial services and marketing.





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Hesham A. Rakha

Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering
Virginia Tech




Dr. Rakha is the Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, a Courtesy Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada. He is on the Editorial Board of the Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, IET Intelligent Transport Systems Journal, and the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. In addition, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning and Operations. Dr. Rakha's areas of research include traffic flow theory, traveler and driver behavior modeling, dynamic traffic assignment, transportation network control, use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in transportation, intelligent vehicle systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, transportation energy and environmental modeling, and transportation safety modeling.