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Release: Nov. 2, 2001
UI hosts first Transportation Simulation Conference Nov. 4-7
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa will host the 1st Human-Centered
Transportation Simulation Conference from Sunday through Wedenesday, Nov.
The conference features the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at
the UI Oakdale Research Park, as well as transportation simulation sessions
held in the Kinnick Ballroom of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville,
Iowa. International experts in the fields of transportation simulation use,
research, and the development of real-time, "human-in-the-loop"
simulators will exchange ideas, research results, success stories, user expectations
and recent technical developments in the field. Conference topics range from
the validation of transportation simulators to the use of accident or other
data in simulator research. Attendance is expected to exceed 100 persons from
at least 10 countries.
Dr. Yiannis Papelis, chair of the conference steering committee and director
of the NADS Driving Simulation Technology Laboratory, notes that the conference
is designed to allow plenty of time between presentations for informal discussions
and exchanges among participants. Papelis adds that a roundtable discussion
forum is scheduled, as well as a panel session featuring internationally renowned
experts in the simulation field.
Papers presented at the meeting have been peer-reviewed and will be published
in CD-ROM proceedings. Plans call for subsequent simulation conferences to
be held in alternate years at different locations featuring laboratories or
institutions involved in driving simulator research.
Conference sponsors include the University of Iowa, Ford Motor Company,
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), TACOM/TARDEC (U.S.
Army Tank-automotive & Armaments Command/Tank Automotive Research, Development
and Engineering Center), and the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)
at the UI. UI faculty and students are encouraged to attend. Information about
registration, the registration fee, and the conference schedule, is available
at the conference web site at: http://www.hctsc.org
or by contacting Amy Parker at email@example.com
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this conference, please contact
Amy Parker, in advance, at (319) 335-4790 or firstname.lastname@example.org