Urban Traffic Monitoring and Control as a Cyber-Physical System Approach

  • Simona Iuliana Caramihai
  • Ioan Dumitrache
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 187)


The paper presents an integrated system for Urban Traffic Monitoring and control conceived in the perspective of a Cyber Physical Approach. Traffic “actors” are defined as classes of agents, each of them with a set of possible behaviors and behavioral drivers. Some of the behaviors are dependent on the actual physical structure/ implementation of agents. Different levels of control can be defined with regard to the physical functioning context and the overall system will have a complex emergent behavior. At this moment of conception, traffic actors include mainly components of traffic infrastructure and respective control and monitoring units, but the design is open-system, so as to define also “vehicle” class.


Queue Length Road Segment Software Platform Urban Traffic Supervisor Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Automatic Control and Computer Science FacultyUniversity “Politehnica” of BucharestBucharestRomania

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