A Grid Approach for Calibrating and Comparing Microscopic Road Traffic Models

  • Luca Berruti
  • Carlo Caligaris
  • Livio Denegri
  • Marco Perrando
  • Sandro Zappatore


The chapter deals with an original Grid based approach for vehicle traffic monitoring. Specifically, the devised solution involves a set of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for acquiring the data on traffic from roads, cross-roads, and roundabouts. Then a Grid actor, an Instrument Element according to the GRIDCC paradigm, publishes the data gathered from the field by means of a continuous polling of the sinks that coordinate the WSNs. The proposed architecture employs a number of Storage Elements and Computing Elements in order to suitably archive the traffic information and process it. The final goal is to calibrate one or more traffic models on the basis of traffic data related to some actual situations. Particular attention is paid on what concerns the communication among the WSNs, the related sinks, the Instrument Managers and the Instrument Element, which are directly involved in the data acquisition and publication on a world-wide Grid.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Service Oriented Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Berruti
    • 1
  • Carlo Caligaris
    • 2
  • Livio Denegri
    • 2
  • Marco Perrando
    • 2
  • Sandro Zappatore
    • 1
  1. 1.CNIT-University of Genoa Research UnitGenoaItaly
  2. 2.DIST – Department of Communications, Computer and Systems ScienceUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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