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



The Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow (TGF) brings together international researchers from different fields (ranging from physics to computer science and engineering) to discuss the latest developments in different built and/or natural systems.

Originally conceived to facilitate new ideas by considering the similarities of traffic and granular flow, the latest TGF conferences cover a broad range of topics related to particle and transport systems. Besides the classical topics of granular flow and highway traffic, the TGF 2017 scope includes data transport (Internet traffic/cyber-systems), pedestrian and evacuation dynamics, intercellular transport, molecular dynamics and materials behavior, swarm behavior and collective dynamics of other biological systems.

The twelfth edition of this international conference was held for the first time on the American Continent between the 19th of July and the 22nd of July, 2017. The conference was hosted by the Transportation Engineering Group at the George Washington University (GW). It was supported by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (AHB45) through the Traffic Flow Modeling for Connected and Automated Vehicles (AHB45(3)) Subcommittee. The conference activities were conducted at the GW main campus, Washington, DC, USA.