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Special Issue:Driver Behavior, Highway Capacity and Transportation Resilience
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Transportation plays a vital role both in urban economy and usual lives, which was recognized as one of the major functions of the city, along with dwelling, work, and recreation. As an organic system, urban traffic has attracted increased attention during recent years. However, the majority of studies focused on roadways and vehicular technologies, and limited research has been conducted to address the driver characteristics and their impact. A major possible reason is the scarcity of reliable data. In fact, data required to address driver behavior may include various hierarchy choices from large samples. Moreover, the characteristics and behavioral datasets have to be collected in a sequential, consistent, and accurate way. Traditional traffic data obtained from cross-sectional detectors as well as video capture devices are not sufficient to fully capture driver behavior. Only in the recent years, with the availability of transportation-related ¡°big data¡± and particular the overwhelming information onboard and from roadside facilities, the impacts of driver behavior may be investigated in more detail. In general, driver behavior in microscopic level may include car-following, lane-changing, and gap acceptance models, which are believed largely to affect the capacity of the roads. Furthermore, safety concerns especially when driving in an urban environment due to the interaction of different modes, increase the complexity of quantifying the quality of service of various transportation facilities. These potential complexities in driver behavior challenge academia to develop supporting models and methods of analysis.
A special issue in the international journal -Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering on ¡°Driver Behavior, Highway Capacity and Transportation Resilience¡± is being organized. The scope of this Special Issue will include model development as well as empirical data collection and advanced quantitative analysis within the context of driver behavior and highway capacity and transportation resilience, so as to achieve better system performance. The topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

Driver behavior and traffic flow characteristics
Traffic simulation and highway capacity analysis
Planning and cooperation of intermodal transport
ECO drive mode and sustainable transportation
Green transportation and transportation system resilience
Applications on Internet of Vehicles (IOV) and other urban transportation related ¡°Big Data¡±, including mobile phone, blue tooth, E-toll and transit IC cards, etc.

Guest Editors:

Daniel(Jian) Sun, Ph.D., Managing Guest editor
Transportation Research Center
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Alexandra Kondyli, Ph.D., Guest editor
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
University of Kansas, United States

Qiang Bai, Ph.D., Guest editor
International Center for Strategic Transportation Research
School of Highway
Chang¡¯an University, China

The estimated times for the various steps of this special issue are as follows:
Submission of full paper online (now until): 15November, 2015
Feedback from first-round reviews: 1 January, 2016
Revised manuscripts due: 1 February, 2016
Notification of acceptance: 15 February, 2016
Final manuscripts due: 1 March, 2016
Planned publication: 1 October, 2016

Articles submitted to this special issue must contain significant relevance to transportation and traffic engineering processes. Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions should be submitted via the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering online submission system (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traffic-and-transportation-engineering-english-edition)or email to the three guest editors (danielsun@sjtu.edu.cn, akondyli@ku.edu, and qiang.bai@chd.edu.cn) directly. When you submit your paper to the special issue online, please choose article type ¡°SI: Driver Behavior, Highway Capacity and Transportation Resilience¡± or indicate within the cover letter that the submission is particular for the special issue. All submissions will be subject to the journal¡¯s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific merit. For author guidelines, please visit the website of the Journal.