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The International Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” was held at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute

The Transport and Telecommunication Institute hosted the Annual International Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication”. For three days the Institute became the platform for lively discussions among researchers and professionals from different countries of the world.

The plenary lecture was opened by the report of Professor Yuri Paramonov, one of the followers and students of Professor Khaim Kordonsky – the specialist and father of scientific studies in the field of statistics and reliability to whose memory this conference was traditionally dedicated.

Conference participants discussed basic problems and achievements in the field of reliability and effectiveness of transport systems, analysis and simulation of logistics processes specified the principles of development and introduction of information technologies in transport and logistics, their role in the formation of the so-called “smart cities”. 

Much interest aroused the plenary report of the Professor from Greece Nicos Komninos, the creator and head of the Urban and Regional Innovation Research Unit at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the coordinator of more than 100 research projects within the framework of different European programmes including Interreg, FP7, and the author of more than 12 monographs. In his report Intelligent Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems: Linking Two Research Agendas, Professor shared the ideas related to the development of the concept of “smart cities” and technological parks.

The interview with Professor Nicos Komninos is available via this link.

Scientists from Greece, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and other countries took part in the conference. The interest of the audience was caught by the reports of Professor Juraj Vaculík, head of the RFID applications research group at the University of Žilina, Professor Jacek Mazurkiewicz from Poland, Professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” Valery Lukinsky from Saint Petersburg, Professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” Viktor Sergeyev from Moscow and other not less significant experts.

The report of Professor Gunnar Prause from the Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Wismar under the title Controlling Concepts for Green Transport Corridors in which he examined an example of the “green” East-West Transport Corridor (EWTC) linking southern Sweden, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine also caused much interest. Professor pointed out that the starting point of all initiatives in the field of “green” corridors was the project under the programme Interreg IIIB “LogOn Baltic” implemented in 2006 and 2007 and focused on creating logistics in the Baltic Sea Region following the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. It is significant that the scientists of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute also participated in this project.

The question of the development of transport systems, in particular the concept of “green” transport corridors, is traditionally discussed in the most popular section of the conference “Transport Systems”. Here, the reports of Professor Ramūnas Palšaitis and Professor Darius Bazaras (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University), Professor Igors Kabaškins (Transport and Telecommunication Institute) and Professor Jurijs Merkurjevs (Riga Technical University) from Latvia and other experts in this field were presented.

Special attention was also given to the reports in the section “Intellectual Transport Systems”. This is the field where scientists of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute carry out their researches. The results of the European project SVARI which was completed this year and under which the Institute had filed an application for a patent were presented. The research group from Brno (Transport Research Centre (CDV)) headed by Marek Ščerba acquainted the participants with the results of the projects Polite and ViaZONE. The latter is dedicated to the harmonization of transport flows and the increase in the road capacity on the basis of the developed Portable Traffic Management System.

A lot of interesting reports were presented in the section “Simulation of Transport and Logistics Systems” where Jeļena Jurševiča and Mihails Savrasovs, who have recently defended their doctoral theses at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute, and other scientists, discussed new ideas and principles touching upon the theme of their doctoral studies.

One of the forum guests was Gunnar Prause, Expert in the field of logistics, Professor of International Business, acknowledged in Europe who currently works in the School of Economics and Business Administration of Tallinn University of Technology.

The interview with Professor Gunnar Prause is available via this link

An attempt to single out the most interesting reports will be doomed to failure since there were no uninteresting reports at the conference. Therefore, everyone who could not attend the conference due to any reason can read the reports in the website section 'Science' 'Conferences and Seminars'.


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