Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication (RelStat-2019).

The 19th International Multi-Conference

The goal of the RelStat-2019 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists and professionals in academia, industry, and government to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on all theoretical and practical issues arising in transport, information and communication technologies.

RelStat-2019 has opened Call for Papers for both Special Session Proposals and Regular Full Paper Submissions. We look forward to innovative contributions in any of the following areas:

  • Smart Solutions in Transportation Systems
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Reliability, Risk and Safety Applications
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Modelling and its Applications
  • Information Systems and Information Technologies
  • Business and Economics Applications
  • Mobile and Distance Education

 

English is the official language of the Conference.

Publication

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceeding by Springer Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems http://www.springer.com/series/15179 (indexed in Scopus).

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or to another conference with proceedings.

Proceedings of the previous conference, RelStat-2018, are published in the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series, Springer https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-12450-2 

Invited Sessions (workshops)

Proposals for invited sessions (workshops) within the technical scope of the conference are accepted. Each proposal should describe the theme and scope of the proposed session. The proposal should contain the title and theme of the session, moderator and a list of paper titles, names and email addresses of the corresponding authors.

Sponsored and hosted by Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Latvia)

Transport and telecommunication institute (TSI) – is a modern university with the almost centennial history. TSI – is the university-successor of the legendary RKIIGA (Riga Red-Banner Civil Aviation Institute) and RAU (Riga Aviation Institute).

In the present-day appearance TSI was established in 1999. Nowadays TSI – is the only one private technical college university type in Latvia, where you can get higher education in Russian, Latvian and English languages.

  • Prof. Igor Kabashkin, Transport & Telecommunication Institute, Latvia – Chairman
  • Prof. Irina Yatskiv (Jackiva), Transport & Telecommunication Institute, Latvia – Co-Chairman
  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia – Co-Chairman
  • Prof. Lutfihak Alpkan, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Liudmyla Batenko, Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman, Ukraine
  • Prof. Maurizio Bielli, Institute of System Analysis and Informatics, Italy
  • Dr. Brent D. Bowen, Purdue University, USA
  • Prof. Stanislav Buka, Baltic International Academy, Latvia
  • Dr. Vadim Donchenko, Scientific and Research Institute of Motor Transport, Russia
  • Prof. Ernst Frankel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. Ilia B. Frenkel, Industrial Engineering and Management Department, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
  • Prof. Alexander Grakovski, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Stefan Hittmar, University of Zilina, Slovakia
  • As. Prof. Ishgaly Ishmuhametov, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Nicos Komninos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Prof. Vulfs Kozlinskis, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia
  • Dr. Gatis Krumins, Vidzemes Augstskola, University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
  • Prof. Natalja Lace, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • As.Prof. Nikolova Christina Lazarova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Valery Lukinskiy, High School of Economics, Russia
  • As. Prof. Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Prof. Boriss Misnevs, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Andres Monzon de Caceres, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • As. Prof. Eftihia Nathanail, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Prof. Andrzej Niewczas, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
  • Prof. Lauri Ojala, Turku School of Economics, Finland
  • Prof. Ramunas Palšaitis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Asist. Prof. Dmitry Pavlyuk, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Gunnar Prause, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Prof. Olegas Prentkovskis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Prof. Klaus Richter, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF Magdeburg, Germany
  • Prof. Svetlana Saksonova, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Prof. Natalia Salienko, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia
  • As. Prof. Mihails Savrasovs, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Dr. Ilze Sproge, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Inna Stetsenko, Baltic International Academy, Latvia
  • Prof. Julia Stukalina, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Juri Toluyew, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
  • Prof. Tatjana Volkova, BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia
  • Prof. Edmundas Zavadskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Prof. Irina Yatskiv, Latvia  – Chairman
  • Prof. Igor Kabashkin, Latvia 
  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, Latvia 
  • Asoc. Prof. Dmitry Pavlyuk, Latvia
  • Asist. Prof. Nadezda Spiridovska, Latvia
  • Mrs. Viktorija Gruzite, Latvia – Organization Manager
  • Mr. Arturs Holavins, Latvia – Programme Manager

 

Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Lomonosova 1, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia
E-mail: RelStat@tsi.lv

Co-event: WISE-ACT COST action

WISE-ACT – Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (Cost Action 16222)

On October 17-18, within the framework of the RelStat’19 conference an ACT Training & Education Workshop & Managing Committee Meeting – MC5 of the WISE-ACT COST action will be held at the Transport and Telecommunication Institute. WISE-ACT is the COST Action CA16222 (https://wise-act.eu/) focusing on the Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport. 70 participants of WISE-ACT COST action are planned to arrive. The plenary session of the RelStat’19 conference will be opened by presentation of the WISE-ACT participant professor Dr. Constantinos Antoniou (Germany): “Paradigm changes in mobility: What do we know and how is the future looking like?” Further plenary session will continue deputy Director of development of EDI – Institute of Electronics and Computer Science Dr. Kaspars Ozols (Latvia) with the presentation: “Automated and connected driving in Latvia”.
Additionally workshop and conference participants will have a unique opportunity to take part in a demonstration of self-driving car developed by EDI (Latvia).
Also a plenary session will be held on October 18, Friday morning, where one of the most famous professors in Europe from Delft University Bert van Wee (Netherlands) will present “An overview of ACT training & education” , where conference participants, academic staff and everyone interested are invited.

Participation

Conference topics

The 19th International Multi-Conference

  • Different modes of transport and their interactions
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Design, operation, modelling and management of logistics systems and freight transport
  • Transport policy, planning, design and management
  • Environmental issues, road pricing, security and safety
  • Transport systems operation
  • Application and management of new technologies in transport
  • Travel demand analysis, prediction and transport marketing
  • Info mobility
  • Ubiquitous transport technologies and ambient intelligence
  • Pedestrian and crowd simulation and analysis
  • Urban planning toward sustainable mobility
  • Service oriented architectures for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications
  • Assessment and evaluation of intelligent transportation technologies
  • Human factors in intelligent vehicles
  • Autonomous driving
  • Artificial transportation systems and simulation
  • Surveillance and monitoring systems for transportation and pedestrians
  • Transport logistics and transportation management
  • Smart cities and sustainable development of transport
  • Telecommunication and Networking
  • Telecommunication Systems and Evaluation
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Information Technology
  • Network and Decision Making
  • Networks and Security
  • Network and system monitoring and management
  • Feature interaction detection and resolution
  • Policy based monitoring and managements systems
  • Traffic modelling and monitoring
  • Traffic engineering and management
  • Emerging networking, tracking and sensing technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Risk and hazard analysis
  • System reliability analysis
  • Monte Carlo methods in system safety and reliability
  • Dynamic reliability
  • Bayesian methods
  • Reliability and safety data collection and analysis
  • Fault identification and diagnostics
  • Maintenance modelling and optimisation
  • Structural reliability and design codes
  • Software security, reliability and safety
  • Safety culture
  • Human factors in reliability and security
  • Accident and incident investigation
  • Occupational safety
  • Decision support systems and software tools for safety and reliability
  • Safety management systems
  • Integrated risk management and risk-informed decision-making
  • Stakeholder and public involvement in risk governance
  • Risk and evidence based policy making
  • Risk control in complex environments
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Major disasters and public health
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Legislative dimensions of risk management
  • Theory and applications of reliability and statistics
  • Reliability and safety of transport systems
  • Reliability and cyber security
  • Rare events and risk management
  • Formal aspects of security
  • Systems and network security
  • Security and cryptography, applied cryptography
  • Security management, protection management, certification and accreditation
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing
  • Statistics, probability theory and stochastic processes
  • Operations research, mathematical programming and game theory
  • Limit theory
  • Mathematical finance and turbulence
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics / Statistical Inference
  • Statistics in Society
  • Applied and Interdisciplinary Statistics
  • Computational and Graphical Statistics
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Data Management and Data Analysis
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Continuous and discrete models
  • Optimal models
  • Complex system modelling
  • Compact fuzzy models
  • Real-time modelling
  • Performance modelling
  • Decision support systems
  • Multiple criteria decision making
  • Problem structuring methods
  • Multicriteria optimization
  • Optimization and efficiency
  • Extreme optimization, combinatorial optimization, discrete optimization, fuzzy optimization
  • Complexity analysis
  • Global optimization
  • Software development for modelling and optimization
  • Multimedia and social computing
  • Service oriented computing for systems & applications
  • Smart environments and applications
  • Industrial applications
  • Information technology and organizational behavior
  • Agents, data mining and ontologies
  • Big data and analytics
  • Agent systems, intelligent computing and applications
  • Cloud computing
  • Information and network security
  • Organizational information systems, information fusion, information management systems;
  • Content consumer it applications for mobile platforms
  • New ICT based applications in the digital society
  • Management information systems
  • Decision support systems
  • Enterprise application integration
  • Enterprise resource planning, business process change
  • Design and development methodologies and frameworks
  • Risk management in information systems design and development
  • Modelling techniques, tools, methodologies, languages
  • Enabled applications through virtualization
  • Small-scale and large-scale virtualization methodologies and techniques
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality. Tools and applications
  • Management of virtualized systems. Platforms, tools, environments, and case studies
  • Software requirements engineering
  • Software design, frameworks, and architectures
  • Formal methods for software development, verification and validation
  • Neural networks and performance
  • Empirical software evaluation metrics
  • Software economics
  • Real-time and embedded software
  • Open source software development methodologies
  • Software tools and deployment environments
  • Software intelligence
  • Software performance and evaluation
  • Transport economics and transport policy
  • Transportation innovation and cost management
  • Sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Financial and business performance
  • Business scenarios and strategic planning
  • Consumer dynamics
  • Economic indicators and forecasting
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Global value chains
  • Growth, productivity and competitiveness
  • Innovation
  • Labor markets
  • Marketing and brand strategy
  • Procurement and supply chain strategy
  • Urban, rural and regional economics
  • Econometrics
  • Accounting
  • Behavioral, health and experimental economics
  • Educational technologies
  • Distance learning and E-learning;
  • Mobile learning, cognitive support for learning
  • Impact of ICT on education and society
  • Contextual and cultural challenges in user mobility
  • Learning process of digital nationality
  • E-learning and M-learning function in higher education

Invited speakers

Meet our invited speakers

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou

Full Professor, Chairholder Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Paradigm changes in mobility: What do we know and how is the future looking like?

    Prof. Dr. Eric Gaussier

    Professor of Computer Science at University Grenoble AlpsDirector of the LIG Computer Science Laboratory, Director of the Multidisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence in Grenoble

    Learning representations for clustering: some solutions to an ill-posed problems

    Clustering aims at grouping similar objects in the same clusters. The problem is however partly subjective, and hence ill-defined, as, for a given collection of documents, different users may be interested in different clusters. We propose to solve this problem by learning representations of documents that are better adapted to the clustering problem and that can be biased towards user needs. To do so, we rely on deep clustering that consists in identifying clusters in an embedded space obtained via autoencoders.

      Prof. Fabien Moutarde

      Full Professor, Deputy director of the Center for Robotics MINES ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, ENSMP)

      Vehicle Absolute Ego-localization from Vision, using only Pre-existing Geo-referenced Panoramas

        Prof.dr. Bert van Wee

        Professor in Transport Policy at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
        Scientific director of TRAIL research school

        An overview of ACT training & education

          Dr. Kaspars Ozols

          Deputy Director of development, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Latvia

          Automated and Connected Driving in Latvia

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            Submission Guidelines

            Abstract Submission:

            06 May 2019

            20 May 2019

            Special Session Proposals:

            06 May 2019

            20 May 2019

            Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

            03 June 2019

            17 June 2019

            Full Paper Submission:

            08 July 2019

            20 July 2019

            Notification of Paper Acceptance:

            12 August 2019

            19 August 2019

            Early Registration and Payment:

            26 August 2019

            Final Manuscript Submission:

            2 September 2019

            Paper submission

            Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Only original papers should be submitted.

            Authors should submit a paper in English (British), checked for correct grammar and spelling.

            Submitted abstracts and papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.

            Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Authors are advised must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings.

            Before submitting a manuscript, please read the information for authors in section Formatting of this website. Please do not submit your paper until it satisfies the requirements of formatting. The templates could also be found in the section Formatting.

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            Invited Sessions

            Proposals for invited sessions (workshops) within the technical scope of the conference are accepted. Each proposal should describe the theme and scope of the proposed session. The proposal must contain the title and theme of the session, moderator and a list of paper titles, names and email addresses of the corresponding authors.

            Abstracts

            Abstracts (not more than 600 words in length) submitted for review should be in English and should present a clear and concise view of the motivation of the subject, give an outline, and include information on all authors (the full name, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author).

            Using these templates is strongly advised to all authors submitting an abstract for reviewing:

            Papers

            Submission: Papers should be maximum 10 pages long, including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices. Authors may increase the total number of pages by a maximum of 5 extra pages, for an additional fee 10 Euro per page. Submissions with less than 4 pages or more than 10 pages (or 15 pages with additional payment) will be automatically rejected.

            The total number of pages to consider is the number obtained after the paper has been correctly formatted according to the appropriate template.

            Acceptance: After a double-blind peer review, qualifying Papers may be accepted.

            Publication:

            Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

            Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or to another conference with proceedings.

            Papers must be clearly presented in English (British), and in Springer LNCS Format (http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines ) with Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)  (ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip ) .

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            Riga, Latvia

            Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia. Thanks to its geographical location, Riga has wonderful trade, cultural and tourist facilities. Whilst able to offer all the benefits of a modern city, Riga has preserved its historical charm. It’s especially famous for its medieval part – Old Riga.

            Old Riga still preserves many mute witnesses of bygone times. Its old narrow streets, historical monuments, organ music at one of the oldest organ halls in Europe attract guests of our city. In 1998 Old Riga was included into the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

            TTI – Transport and Telecommunication Institute
            1 Lomonosova Street, LV-1019, Riga, LATVIA

            Contacts:
            Mrs Viktorija Gruzite : +371 67100586
            Mr Arturs Holavins : +371 67 100 651

            Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Transporta un Sakaru Institūts)

            1 Lomonosov street, Riga, LV1019, Latvia

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            (15 minutes from City Center):
            – by trolleybus No. 15 to Lomonosova streetstop
            – by tram No. 7 or 9 to Balvu Street stop

            A wide range of hotels will be at the disposal of participants of the conference and accompanying persons (http://eng.meeting.lv/hotels/latvia_hotels.php).

            Mrs. Viktorija Gruzite – Organization Manager
            Mr. Arturs Holavins – Programme Manager

             

            Transport and Telecommunication Institute
            Lomonosova 1, Riga, LV-1019, Latvia

             

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            E-mail:                     RelStat@tsi.lv