Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport

23-27 July 2012 | The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, Chile

Organized by Departament of Transport Engineering and Logistics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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This conference is the 12th in the series that serves as a forum for the international community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of public transport planning and operations.

CASPT covers significant contributions to the theory and application of systems and methodologies for advancing public transport planning and operations. CASPT encourages not only the generation and presentation of new ideas, but also hopes to instigate productive collaborations between participants from academia, industry, and government.

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The themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:
  • Public transport network and route planning
  • Timetables planning and generation
  • Vehicle (bus, train, tram, ferry, ...) scheduling
  • Driver and crew scheduling
  • Operations monitoring, control and management
  • Information management
  • Passenger information, trip planning, route guidance

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About the Conference

About the conference
27 April 2012 Early registration
15 May 2012 Registration for Technical Visit in Curitiba and Bogota
30 June 2012 Regular registration
23–27 July 2012 Conference

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About the city

About the city
The capital of Chile is emerging as one of the most recommended cities for tourism and for conventions and business trips in South America.

It possesses modern facilities, state of the art technology, high quality accommodation, hotels and convention centers with a capacity to lodge up to 7 thousand delegates, and has companies with wide experience in the events industry. A highly developed telecommunications network permits tourists and delegates to maintain close connections with their work and homes.

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Come to the Southern Hemisphere, come to South America. Chile is sandwiched between two natural barriers – to the east lie the majestic Andes Mountains and to the west lies the Pacific Ocean – making Chile a country rather isolated, resulting in flourishing agricultural and fishing industries.

The climatic diversity ranging from the tropical, arid north to the cool, damp south allows Chile to produce a vast array of products, and the quality and flavour of its seafood, fish, wines and fruit, to name but a few, has positioned the country as an important global food supplier.

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Experience The Ritz-Carlton Santiago - a five-star hotel located in the heart of El Golf, one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

Featuring exceptional accommodations and impeccable service, guests at this luxury hotel can enjoy soothing spa services at the rooftop Health and Fitness Center or dine at one of the hotel’s four distinctive restaurants. Perfectly located between world-class skiing and warm sand beaches, upscale shopping and the city’s most renowned businesses, The Ritz-Carlton Santiago hotel is a luxurious retreat in one of the world’s finest destinations.

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