Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit your abstract(s) to the TGF17 conference by March the 31st, 2017. All accepted abstracts will be presented at the conference in plenary or poster sessions. Authors of the accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper.  All papers accepted for a poster or oral presentations will appear in the book of proceedings published by Springer. A selection of authors will be invited to publish an extended version of their papers in a special (journal) issue. The conference is set up for easy exchange of scientific ideas between professionals, researchers, experienced and starting PhD/M.S. Students. This allows exploring and showing opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The theme and the topics covered at the conference are presented below.

“From Molecular Interactions to Internet of Things and Smart Cities:The Role of Technology in the Understanding and the Evolution of Particle Dynamics”

The Role of Technology in the Understanding and the Evolution of Particle Dynamics is altering the performance of different systems and allowing scientists and engineers to observe the corresponding individual particle interactions. With advanced detection instrumentation, the movement of “particles” (molecules, nano-particles, pedestrians, drivers/travelers, …etc.) is accurately characterized and monitored. Moreover, the connections between these particles are altered in order to produce more desired behaviors. As an example, materials are being studied (at the molecular and/or nano-levels) and altered for energy harvesting applications. Moreover, different generations of connected and automated vehicles are being researched and introduced to the market in order to reach a more efficient and safer transportation system.

Given the above technology-oriented theme, the conference topics cover, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Connected (i.e. Vehicle to Vehicle – V2V and Vehicle to Infrastructure – V2I communication) and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)
  • Intermodal urban traffic
  • Granular flow and dynamics of granular materials (jamming, force networks, dense and inter-mittent flows, friction)
  • Pedestrian detection and modeling
  • Evacuation dynamics
  • Collective motion in biological systems (swarm dynamics, molecular motors, social insects)
  • Nano-particles and molecular dynamics: emerging properties of materials.
  • Complex networks and their dynamics (transportation networks, Internet, epidemics, social networks)
  • Intelligent traffic systems (ITS)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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