The main focus of the conference is active management and other advanced operations strategies for freeways and freeway corridors.
Three types of sessions will be available in parallel tracks.
Technical sessions in which three to four 15 to 20 minute presentations will be given.
Panel sessions in which brief presentations will be given, followed by discussions among the panelists and the audience.
Round table sessions in which discussants will respond to questions.
Technical sessions are planned around the following subject matters:
- Active management vis-à-vis traffic management centers, ITS, and managed lanes
- Congestion solutions: benefits of using active management, managed lanes, tolling, pricing, and other strategies to improve traffic operations on congested freeways
- Costs and benefits of active management
- Facility, corridor and area pricing
- Field experience and motorist response to variable speed limits
- Finance tools and demand forecasts
- Freeway and corridor strategies
- Freeway management and simulation
- Green travel initiatives
- HOT Lanes and other managed lanes
- Incident Management
- Innovative sensors and other data collection and performance assessment tools
- Intelligent transportation systems
- “One size does not fit all” - examples of failed solutions
- Programs and planned initiatives for active management
- Public-private partnerships (PPP) for highways, bridges and tunnels
- Tolling technologies
- Traffic Control Centers
Authors and presenters have a choice of including a full paper or a finalized slideshow file in the compact disc (CD) proceedings of the symposium.
The full technical paper is limited to a 5,000 word equivalent paper as specified by the Transportation Research Board in its "information for authors" at TRB.org.
The slideshow file should be submitted in portable document format (PDF) with a size under 10 MB and no attached movies or similar. Then author may provide web links for those inside the slideshow file.
For a paper/presentation to be accepted for the 2nd ISFO, the authors must send a 200 to 400 word abstract to the technical review committee by October 30, 2008. These must be submitted as electronic files to email@example.com.