Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are integrated systems that use advanced computer and communication technologies in road transportation, including vehicles, users, and infrastructure, and in traffic and mobility management, as well as for interfaces with other modes of transportation. There are challenging dynamic decision problems and critical questions that readily stand to benefit tremendously from artificial intelligence (AI), for example:
- How should vehicles and passengers be matched in an optimal way to maximize the efficiency of a mobility-on-demand system?
- How do we rebalance/reposition a fleet of vehicles to maximize overall system utilization?
- How can traffic signals adapt intelligently to the dynamic traffic patterns?
- How does an autonomous vehicle respond to human driver behavior in a mixed autonomy traffic?
- What can be done in particular to generate safe control policies in an ITS?
- What are the recent advances in the state-of-the-art of RL for ITS?
- What are the new application areas in transportation that can be benefited by RL?
- What are the successful stories in real-world applications of RL to ITS?
- What are the challenges and critical issues that may have significant impact on a successful application?
The workshop Zoom meeting can be accessed through the IJCAI virtual conference platform .
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All times are in Eastern Time on Aug 21, 2021.
|10:15 – 10:30||Opening remarks|
|10:30 – 11:30||Invited Talk: Javier Alonso-Mora (Delft University of Technology)|
|11:30 – 12:30||Invited Talk: Jun Luo (Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab Canada)|
|12:30 – 13:15||
|13:15 – 14:30||Break|
|14:30 – 15:30||Invited Talk: Alexandre Bayen (UC Berkeley)|
|15:30 – 16:15||
|19:15 – 19:45||
|20:00 – 21:00||Invited Talk: Hai Yang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)|
|21:00 – 22:00||Invited Talk: Pradeep Varakantham (Singapore Management University)|
|22:00 – 23:00||Invited Talk: Jessie Li (Yunqi Academy of Engineering)|
Call for Papers
We invite paper submission with a focus that aligns with the goals of this workshop. Our topics of interest span over planning, control, and decision problems in mobility-on-demand, smart and automated transportation systems and beyond, including but not limited to
- ridesharing marketplace: order matching, driver/vehicle repositioning, carpooling, pricing,
- traffic control, smart infrastructure,
- simulation for traffic, taxi, or ridesharing,
- mixed autonomy traffic and autonomous driving,
- truck fleet management,
- vehicular robotics: planning, navigation and routing,
- managing uncertainty in transportation systems,
- RL with safety constraints for transportation systems.
We look for innovative applications of RL and highly related methods, as well as the employment of RL techniques in conjunction with traditional approaches for ITS.
Submission portal: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/RL4ITS2021/Submission/Index
Paper format: Papers submitted to RL4ITS Workshop must be formatted according to the IJCAI-21 guidelines (link above). Submissions must be self-contained. Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format.
Paper length: Papers must be no longer than 7 pages in total: 6 pages for the body of the paper (including all figures/tables), plus up to 1 additional page with references that do not fit within the six body pages. Authors may submit up to 50MB of supplementary material, such as appendices, proofs, derivations, data, or source code; all supplementary material must be in PDF or ZIP format.
The reviewing process is double-blind. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission.
The workshop is non-archival, and there will not be formal proceedings, although papers will be available on the workshop website. Papers that are under review at another conference or journal are acceptable for submission at this workshop, but we will not accept papers that have already been accepted or published at a venue with formal proceedings (including IJCAI 2021). The submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two PC members. A Best Paper Award will be presented to the best submitted paper as voted by the reviewers. All papers are to be presented at the poster sessions. A select group of papers will be given the opportunity to present at the spotlight sessions during the workshop. We also plan to invite the spotlight papers to expand and submit to a reputable journal in computer science or transportation.
Important DatesSubmission due: May 12, 2021 (23:59 Pacific Time)
Acceptance notification: May 25, 2021 (23:59 Pacific Time)
Camera-ready due: June 22, 2021 (23:59 Pacific Time)
ContactFor questions on submission and the workshop, please send email to email@example.com.
Charlotte D Roman*; Paolo Turrini
PRGLight: A novel traffic light control framework with Pressure-based-Reinforcement Learning and Graph Neural NetworkChenguang Zhao*; Xiaorong Hu; Gang Wang
Hengrui Cai*; Zhihao Cen; Ling Leng; Rui Song
Runzhe Wan; Sheng Zhang; Chengchun Shi; Shikai Luo; Rui Song*
Zijian Hu; Chengxiang Zhuge; Wei Ma*
A Linear-Programming and Prediction based Lookahead Policy for Vehicle Repositioning in Ride-Hailing Systems appendixHonghao Wei; Zixian Yang*; ZHIWEI QIN; Xiaocheng Tang; Lei Ying
Matej Jusup*; Alessio Trivella; Francesco Corman
Leren Qian; Peiqi Wang; Dinghao Ma; Mohammad Dehghani*; Mehdi Behroozi; Emanuel Melachrinoudis
Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order)
Javier Alonso-MoraAssociate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Alexandre BayenProfessor, UC Berkeley
Zhenhui (Jessie) LiChief Scientist, Yunqi Academy of Engineering
Jun LuoDistinguished Researcher, Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab Canada
Pradeep VarakanthamAssociate Professor, Singapore Management University
Hai YangChair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology