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OSSA - Open Framework for Simulation of Transport Strategies and Assessment

This project begun at March 2000 and will normally be closed March 2003. It follows the HiperTrans project.

You can already consult the OSSA web site...

OSSAOpen Framework for Simulation of Transport Strategies and Assessment - is formed by eleven European organisations (including private companies, universities and users) from Spain, U.K., France, Belgium and Hungary.

Rather than developing yet another traffic simulator (there currently exist at least 50 traffic simulators in Europe with varying qualities of functionality), the aim of OSSA is to develop an open framework which would be used to integrate the best features of the existing simulators.

OSSA objectives are to:

OSSA project will develop a truly open simulation framework where different simulation-related modules and systems can get/feed information from/to in real time. In this way OSSA framework will allow the combination of the best features of the different simulation environments in the market. Special emphasis will be given to the advanced visualisation capabilities, as well as to the real time connection to Urban Traffic Control systems.

OSSA Framework will be a standard open model of the road network and traffic behaviour on the network including:

Researcher: Eric Cornélis


Activity Chains

From 01.02.2000 to 31.01.2002

This project comes within the framework of a POST DOC Fellowship under the European Program Improving Human Research Potential.

It consists of a developing research on activity chain methodologies for application in transport policy assessment.

Activity chains is a description of the activities of household members with their localization, from which a number of information concerning travel demand can be derived. This modern approach to Transportation disaggregate demand analysis allows in particular the interactions of conflicting trip patterns within a single household to be taken into account, leading in turn to realistic appraisal of new transportation policies in term of their impact of the households everyday life.

The purpose of the project is to explore to what extent activity chaining and the associated household interaction, and therefore the basic models leading to disaggregate travel demand, may be described using the discrete choice modeling techniques, a very classical tool in transportation research.

In particular the project intends to investigate whether there is any pragmatic advantage to defining a household utility on top of the utilities associated with its members. The analysis will be carried out using the data from the Belgian National Mobility Survey 1999 and, possibly, the some years of the British National Travel Survey.

Researcher: Cinzia Cirillo


Integration of public transports in the trafic model of Région Walonne

The project goal is to integrate a public transport model (train and bus) into the road model of the Walloon Region. The aim is to have a tool for estimating the utility of these modes, for each OD pair.

Researcher: Benoît Masquilier


Maintenance of the traffic model of Région Wallonne.

Researchers : Benoît Masquilier , Arnaud Luyckx


CREMoR - Research and Study Centre on Regional Mobility

Having been born in March, 2001 within the TGR, the CREMOR wants to be a platform centred on the Walloon region, and which makes visible and effective the implication of the TGR, but also of the FUNDP, in the problem of the mobility on the Walloon territory. It is also an interdisciplinary research centre around the subject of the mobility.

Ended projects:

Current project:

Researchers: Marie Castaigne, Jean-Paul Hubert


ERMM - Regional household survey on mobility

This project begun in September 2001 and will normally be closed by September 2004.

The Wallonia has decided to implement two important tools: an Observatory on mobility and a regional household survey on mobility.

The principal aim of this survey is to analyse the habits of Walloons concerning their daily movements. This information is taking into account the week's day, the week-end as well as holidays. The analysis and the results are carried out by the TRG.

The questionnaire used for this project in based on the questionnaire used for the Belgian national mobility survey (MOBEL), and it is adapted to the regional needs. This year, we will hope to obtain the response of 5.500 households.

In fact, the different tasks of the TRG are:

Researchers: Pierre Yves Bernard, Joëlle Vandevoorde


SAMBA - Spatial Analysis and Modelling Bases on Activities

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Researcher: Laetitia Legrain


INFACT - INtegrated Freight Analysis within CiTies

The INFACT project (INtegrated Freight Analysis within CiTies) has a first aim to develop a methodology to grow the comprehension of freight transport's phenomenon in an urban environment. These parts of the project that will be achieved by the TRG consist on a study about the freight transport by the households (from the store to the final destination which will be very often the residence). To do so, we will set up the survey's methodology to determine the influencing factors for this type of displacement. Afterwards, we will confront trough a pilot survey.

Researcher: Anne Malchair


Preliminary study in the application of a look-out post of the mobility in the Region of Brussels-Capital and first practical exercise

This project attempts to define, within the framework of time and assigned budgets, a list argued of indicators relative to the three main preoccupations which were assigned to a look-out post of the mobility, namely: the modal part (and, through its evolution, the modal transfer), the congestion and the respect for the commitments of Kyoto's protocol; and it in coherence with the lines of action of the IRIS plan.

Within the framework of a Look-out post of the Mobility, the indicators which will be listed and defined should allow to give a reliable and representative image of the evolution, in the Region of Brussels - Capital, in the mobility and its impacts with regard to the commitments of Kyoto's protocol, to identify the forces and the weaknesses of its policy of mobility, either directly, or by directing the necessary more pushed analyses to put an elaborate diagnosis, in particular in terms of spatial distribution of the impacts of this policy; to compare several possible policies of mobility, to put the AED in measure to make the necessary choices with full knowledge of the facts and, once the taken decisions, to insure a follow-up of the actual evolution of the sector of the movements of the persons and the possessions and its environmental impacts, to assure that this evolution is in accordance with the pursued objectives.

Researcher: Joëlle Vandevoorde


AGORA suburban zones

AGORA finances measures of scientific support at the service of other departments and federal parastatal institutions, in order to constitute, improve and/or valorise their socio-economic databases. (more information on http://www.belspo.be/agora ).

The AGORA projects fit within development projects of public institutions requiring scientific know-how. In many cases, such expertise is not present within the institution or cannot be recruited.

It is to note that the financing is impulsionnel and, that in the term of the project, the public institution has to undertake to resume in responsibility and to maintain the developed tools. In exchange for the successful scientific support, the public institution also undertakes to take the necessary capacities to make accessible the data concerned by the project under the shape the most suited for a scientific custom and for a general public.

This project has for objective the creation of a dashboard fed by a data bank relative to the mobility of the persons in the suburban zones (firstly the zone RER) for which an offer of transport both for the point and for the slack periods (the weekend and in evenings and at nights of week between 6 pm and 7 am the following morning) should be able to be defined beyond the classic offer IC, IR, P). It will also include the development of a model for an estimation of the demand for these situations. He will have to allow to establish eventually:

This project can join the follow-up which the public Institution exercises with regard to the missions of public utility filled by the railway operator. He will allow him to have tools helping him in mid-term and long-term to analyze the offer and the demand of movements in the considered zones and, there even, to appreciate in which measure the railway operator of public transport answers the requirements of public utility resumed in the contract of management.

Researcher: Cinzia Cirillo


Pierre Yves Bernard - July 1st 2003 - FUNDP - Sciences - Math
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