IWCTS 2018

11th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS 2018)


The 11th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS 2018) is particularly timely given the prominence of connected automated vehicles technologies in the global auto industry’s near-term growth strategies, of big data analytics and unprecedented access to sensing data of mobility, and of integration of this analytics into the optimization of mobility and transport. These developments are deeply computational. We will build upon the success of previous workshops to continue to focus on connectivity, protocols, computation, knowledge discovery, and technology aspects of transportation systems while welcoming research papers in computer science, transportation science, urban and regional planning, the automotive arena, civil engineering, robotics, geography, geo-informatics, and other related disciplines. We will be organizing a panel alongside paper presentations / keynote. We seek to invite eminent people from industry, academia, and laboratories.


Computational methods for Transportation Science are the drivers for intelligent transportation systems, and thus essence for a sustainable future of cities with regard to urban mobility (people) and transport (freight). The fundamentals of these computational methods are rooted in space and time, and thus at the core of ACM SIGSPATIAL. In fact, the conference itself had always a significant portion of papers dedicated to these topics. A focused workshop at the beginning of the conference can:

  • Raise further the profile of ACM SIGSPATIAL in the transportation and operation research communities;
  • Provide a dedicated discussion forum to this significant application field of computation and geographic information science;
  • Attract further participants to the conference both by reaching out to non-traditional conference participants and by accepting short papers.

We are committed to provide an intellectual, scientific, and industry platform to share findings, discuss directions, and develop networks through this workshop. Integrated with the conference, the workshop will enable the whole ACM SIGSPATIAL community to benefit from crosspollination of new ideas and discoveries.

Workshop Organizers

Gautam S. Thakur

Sabine Storandt

Submission Instructions

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers (up to 10 pages)
  • Short papers and Position Papers (up to 4 pages)
  • Demo Papers (up to 4 pages)

Papers must be in ACM SIG format (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library under the condition that at least one author has registered for both the main SIGSPATIAL conference and the workshop, attends the workshop, and presents the accepted paper in the workshop. Otherwise, the accepted paper will not appear in the workshop proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the workshop proceedings.

Submit a paper

Important Dates

Paper submission due: September 8, 2018 (CDT)

Notification to the authors: September 30, 2018

Camera ready papers due: October 10, 2018

IWCTS Workshop: November 6, 2018

ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference: November 6–November 9, 2018

Program Committee