Workshops Details

Details of Workshops to be held during 5th CTRG

Details of Workshops

(1) Workshop-A: Sustainable Transport

Chair – M. Parida, IITRoorkee
Co-Chair–E. Madhu, CSIR-CRRI, Delhi

Description of theme : Economic policy & planning, transport project evaluations in multimodal environment, transport impacts, public transport planning, and strategies for inclusive mobility including NMT, socio-economic impacts of transport projects, project financing, project management and smart mobility options etc.

(2) Workshop-B: Transportation Modes, Planning & Demand Forecast

Chair – BhargabMaitra, IITKharagpur
Co-Chair–Abdul R. Pinjari, IISc Bangalore

Description of theme : Demand forecast for passenger & freight movements, multimodal network design, land use transport integration, spatial interaction models, travel behaviour choice models, freight network equilibrium models, activity based models, routing and scheduling, logistics, harbour and fleeting services, container & truck terminal planning, application of planning softwares, urban rapid transit system operations and management of the urban & regional transport systems etc.

(3) Workshop-C: Traffic Systems Analysis

Chair – S. Arkatkar, SVNIT Surat
Co-Chair–Gowri A., IIT Tirupati

Description of theme : Human factor analysis, traffic flow behaviour, traffic safety and geometric design improvements, design of traffic facilities, development of application of intelligent transport systems, travel time reliability for transit operations, corridor and area traffic coordination systems, user perceived level of service, inclusive design of intersections & transfer stations, efficacy analysis of safety measures and its economics, real time traffic data collection and analysis and vehicle dynamics  etc.

(4) Workshop-D: Highway Materials & Pavement

Chair – Ranjan, IIT Roorkee
Co-Chair–Nikhil Saboo, IIT BHU

Description of theme :Characterization of conventional & non-conventional highway materials, their performance assessment, pavement analysis & design, performance analysis, long lasting pavements, green highways, porous pavements, composite pavements, pavement response and rehabilitation and pavement maintenance etc.

Conduct of Workshops

  1. All the workshops will be of 1.5 hours duration and will be organized in parallel during a dedicated time slot during the conference.
  2. All the conference delegates will be distributed among the parallel workshops based on their preferences (obtained at the time of registration at conference venue) as well as based on maintaining a good mix of academic, industry, field/government professionals, foreign delegates, and students for each workshop.
  3. The parallel workshops will be an important part of the conference, as they will help build the tangible output of the conference in terms of report of each workshop that will be prepared by Chair and Co-Chair of each workshop. The draft version of these reports will be presented in the Valedictory/Closing Session of the conference by Chair/Co-Chair of each workshop.
  4. The workshop reports will not only help build the work agendafor TRG (towards fulfilling its vision, mission and objectives) but will also give direction to transportation research and capacity building needs in India for the next 2 to 3 years. The idea is that the collective wisdom of many learned delegates attending the conference should be utilized to provide right direction to transportation research and capacity building needs in India.  

Workshops Guidelines

a) The following deliverables are expected from each workshop pertaining to its theme:-

    a. Research issues/topics that needs to be addressed in immediate future i.e. next 2-3 years.
    b. Capacity building/training/education issues/topics that needs to be addressed in immediate future i.e. next 2-3 years.
    c. Collaborative opportunities on research/capacity building issues (as identified above) with industry, field/government organizations, and other countries.
    d. Any specific major project(s) that needs special attention.
b) The discussion in each work should stay absolutely focused on workshop topic and absolutely ON-TIME
    a. Some overlap with other workshop may be inevitablebut needs to be minimized.
    b. Chair/Co-Chair guide discussion towards meeting deliverable targets
    c. The workshop participants should not stray or get caught up discussing a specific localized issue or project
c) The following is the suggested format for the workshop:-
    a. First 0.5 hour: Initial deliberation/presentation by Chair/Co-Chair to give initial feed for discussion, open discussion and deliberation
    b. Next 1.0 hour: Deliberate and suggest recommendations with respect to the theme of the workshop and under each category of expected deliverables.
    c. Recommendations - Bullet-wise points giving specific and crisp recommended actions and strategies pertaining to the topic of the workshop.
d) WORKSHOP REPORT (about 5 PAGES) – to be compulsorily submitted by first half of 21st Dec. 2019
    a. Page 1-3: Summarize workshop discussion, workshop description, issues raised, needs identified, etc.
    b. Page 4&5: Recommendations pertaining to the theme of the workshop.
    c. Maximum 5-6 slide presentation in Valedictory/Closing Session on the recommendations of each workshop by either Chair or Co-Chair.