The EWGT conference will be organized jointly by the Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences and the Research Training Group 1931 “SocialCars – (De-) centralized, cooperative traffic management” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering
The Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering evolved from the chair of urban road and city planning and civil engineering in 1958. Its main disciplines in research and teaching include traffic planning and engineering as well as environmentalism in urban and regional planning. The institute is one of the members of the interdisciplinary Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF), which is supported by Lower Saxony state’s government and Volkswagen, establishing Braunschweig as the leading location in automotive research which includes promising topics i.e. “intelligent vehicles” and “electro mobility”.
Business Information System - Decision Support Group
The Decision Support Group in the Institute of Business Information Systems at TU Braunschweig is concerned with models, methods and systems for the planning and control of processes. The work focuses the application domain of logistics, transportation and traffic. The research-oriented identity of the team tends the development of a trendsetting paradigm for transportation control. An international visibility of the working group is striven for in this area.
Research Training Group SocialCars
The Research Training Group SocialCars funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is a joint collaborative program involving six interdisciplinary research groups of the TU Braunschweig, TU Clausthal and Leibniz Universität Hannover with a joint workplace at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF).
SocialCars main focus is on significantly improving future urban road traffic, through cooperative approaches. „How can individual travelers make optimal use of the transport infrastructure, so that safety is increased and congestion and pollution are reduced?“ is the key question. It aims to answer this question by investigating the interaction between centralized (system-optimal) management and decentralized (user-optimal) decisions of traffic participants.
The following institutes and respective disciplines cooperate in SocialCars:
- TU Braunschweig, Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering,
- TU Braunschweig, Institute of Traffic and Engineering Psychology,
- TU Braunschweig, Institute of Business Information Systems Engineering,
- TU Clausthal, Institute of Informatics,
- Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Communications Technology,
- Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics.