Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems

  • Thomas Leo McCluskey
  • Apostolos Kotsialos
  • Jörg P. Müller
  • Franziska Klügl
  • Omer Rana
  • René Schumann

Part of the Autonomic Systems book series (ASYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Thomas Leo McCluskey, Apostolos Kotsialos, Jörg P. Müller, Franziska Klügl, Omer F. Rana, René Schumann
    Pages 1-11
  3. Falilat Jimoh, Thomas Leo McCluskey
    Pages 29-46
  4. Maksims Fiosins, Bernhard Friedrich, Jana Görmer, Dirk Mattfeld, Jörg P. Müller, Hugues Tchouankem
    Pages 67-85
  5. Todor Stoilov, Krasimira Stoilova
    Pages 87-111
  6. Matthias Sommer, Sven Tomforde, Jörg Hähner
    Pages 113-130
  7. Michal Čertický, Michal Jakob, Radek Píbil
    Pages 147-164
  8. Martin Schaefer, Jiří Vokřínek, Daniele Pinotti, Fabio Tango
    Pages 165-180
  9. René Schumann
    Pages 181-195
  10. Martin Gregurić, Edouard Ivanjko, Sadko Mandžuka
    Pages 197-213
  11. Anastasios Kouvelas, Diamantis Manolis, Elias Kosmatopoulos, Ioannis Papamichail, Markos Papageorgiou
    Pages 215-232
  12. Charalampos Marmaras, Erotokritos Xydas, Liana M. Cipcigan, Omer Rana, Franziska Klügl
    Pages 233-252
  13. Iisakki Kosonen, Xiaoliang Ma
    Pages 253-267
  14. Javier García, Álvaro Torralba, José E. Florez, Daniel Borrajo, Carlos Linares López, Ángel García-Olaya
    Pages 269-285
  15. Miguel Prades-Farrón, Luis A. García, Vicente R. Tomás
    Pages 287-302
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 303-304

About this book


The work on Autonomic Road Transport Support (ARTS) presented here aims at meeting the challenge of engineering autonomic behavior in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) by fusing research from the disciplines of traffic engineering and autonomic computing. Ideas and techniques from leading edge artificial intelligence research have been adapted for ITS over the last 30 years. Examples include adaptive control embedded in real time traffic control systems, heuristic algorithms (e.g. in SAT-NAV systems), image processing and computer vision (e.g. in automated surveillance interpretation). Autonomic computing which is inspired from the biological example of the body’s autonomic nervous system is a more recent development. It allows for a more efficient management of heterogeneous distributed computing systems. In the area of computing, autonomic systems are endowed with a number of properties that are generally referred to as self-X properties, including self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection and more generally self-management. Some isolated examples of autonomic properties such as self-adaptation have found their way into ITS technology and have already proved beneficial.   This edited volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Autonomic Road Transport Support (ARTS) and describes the development of ARTS systems. It starts out with the visions, opportunities and challenges, then presents the foundations of ARTS and the platforms and methods used and it closes with experiences from real-world applications and prototypes of emerging applications. This makes it suitable for researchers and practitioners in the fields of autonomic computing, traffic and transport management and engineering, AI, and software engineering. Graduate students will benefit from state-of-the-art description, the study of novel methods and the case studies provided.


Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture artificial intelligence autonomic computing traffic control traffic simulation traffic surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Leo McCluskey
    • 1
  • Apostolos Kotsialos
    • 2
  • Jörg P. Müller
    • 3
  • Franziska Klügl
    • 4
  • Omer Rana
    • 5
  • René Schumann
    • 6
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldSchool of Computing and EngineeringHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Computing ScieDurham UniversityCo DurhamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsTU ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  4. 4.Örebro UniversitySchool of Science and TechnologySweden
  5. 5.School of Computer Science and InformatiCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Institute of Information SystemsHES-SO Valais-WallisSierreSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25806-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25808-9
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