Adaptive performance optimization for large-scale traffic control systems

Kouvelas, A., Aboudolas, K. , Kosmatopoulos, E. B. and Papageorgiou, M. (2011) Adaptive performance optimization for large-scale traffic control systems. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 12(4), pp. 1434-1445. (doi:10.1109/TITS.2011.2159002)

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the problem of optimizing (fine-tuning) the design parameters of large-scale traffic control systems that are composed of distinct and mutually interacting modules. This problem usually requires a considerable amount of human effort and time to devote to the successful deployment and operation of traffic control systems due to the lack of an automated well-established systematic approach. We investigate the adaptive fine-tuning algorithm for determining the set of design parameters of two distinct mutually interacting modules of the traffic-responsive urban control (TUC) strategy, i.e., split and cycle, for the large-scale urban road network of the city of Chania, Greece. Simulation results are presented, demonstrating that the network performance in terms of the daily mean speed, which is attained by the proposed adaptive optimization methodology, is significantly better than the original TUC system in the case in which the aforementioned design parameters are manually fine-tuned to virtual perfection by the system operators.

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Keywords:Adaptive control, algorithm design and analysis, approximation methods, optimization, system performance, traffic control
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ampountolas, Dr Konstantinos
Authors: Kouvelas, A., Aboudolas, K., Kosmatopoulos, E. B., and Papageorgiou, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1524-9050
ISSN (Online):1558-0016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 12(4):1434-1445
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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