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

Keynote Speakers

Carlos Daganzo University of California, Berkeley

Carlos F. Daganzo is the Robert Horonjeff Professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as Convenor of the oldest international symposium on transportation and traffic theory (the ISTTT) and as an Associate Editor of Transportation Research (Part B, methodological) and Transportation Science. Noted for his contributions to econometrics, logistics, freight operations, network theory, traffic flow, and transit operations, Daganzo has authored five books, "Multinomial Probit: The Theory and its Application to Demand Forecasting" (Academic Press, 1979), "Logistics Systems Analysis" (1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th eds, Springer, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2005), "Fundamentals of Transportation and Traffic Operations" (Pergamon-Elsevier, 1997), “A Theory of Supply Chains” (Springer, 2003) and “Public Transportation Systems: Basic Principles of System Design, Operations Planning and Traffic Control” (published online, 2010). Many of Daganzo's former students hold faculty positions at top ranked schools of civil engineering, business and management, and industrial engineering. He is now the Director of U. C. Berkeley’s Center of Excellence for Future Urban Transport. Among a number of awards, the ISTTT Symposium of 2011 was dedicated to him in recognition of his cumulative contributions to transportation science.

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David Hensher The University of Sydney

David Hensher is Professor of Management, and Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS): The Australian Key Centre of Teaching and Research in Transport Management in The University of Sydney Business School. David is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), Recipient of the 2009 IATBR (International Association of Travel Behaviour Research) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community, Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation, and Recipient of the 2009 Bus NSW (Bus and Coach Association) Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award. Former Member of Singapore Land Transport Authority International Advisory Panel (Chaired by Minister of Transport) and Honorary Fellow, Singapore Land Transport Authority Academy, Past President of the International Association of Travel Behaviour Research and a Vice-Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the World Conference of Transport Research. David is the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of The International Conference in Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (the Thredbo Series), now in its 22nd year. David is on the editorial boards of 10 of the leading transport journals and Area Editor of Transport Reviews. David was appointed in 1999 by one of the world's most prestigious academic publishing houses - Elsevier Science press - as series and volume editor of a handbook series Handbooks in Transport. In 2010 he was appointed by Routledge Publishers (UK) as Editor of a four-volume major works in Transport Economics as well as Edward Elgar Publishers as Series Editor for volumes on Transport and the Environment.

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Paulo Custodio Private consultant

Paulo Sergio Custodio, Civil Engineer, University of São Paulo (1971), MSc in Transportation Planning (Northwestern University, USA, 1976), 63 years of age, 40 years of experience in planning and design of urban transit systems, ranging from metro to light rail, BRT and urban buses. This experience involves demand forecasting, use and development of simulation models, feasibility studies, project management, transit planning and design and Sustainable Transportation. Project director for the following BRTs: Bogotá (Transmilenio) and Cartagena in Colombia, La Paz (Bolivia) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). Consultant for the following BRT projects: Cali and Pereira (Colombia), México City and León (México), Jakarta (Indonesia), Cape Town (South Africa), Asunción (Paraguay), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Jinan (China). Was part of the technical assistance for the cities of Kunming, Hefei, Changzhou and Chongqing (China). Presently acts as private consultant for The Energy Foundation (China) and the World Bank (China and Morocco). He also acted as Inviting Professor of Shandong University (China) and for a training course at Tongji University (China). Works presently as private consultant for the following projects: Transit Integrated System (SITP) in Bogotá (Colombia), Integrated Transportation Planning for the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires, Transit Transportation Study for the City of Tucumán (Argentina) and is directing the Study for Operational Improvement of the BRT line one (Metropolitan) of Lima (Peru).

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Hong K. Lo The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong K. LO is Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor and Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to his present position, he was with the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise includes dynamic transportation system modeling, traffic control, network reliability, and public transportation analysis. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use, Senior Editor of Public Transport: Planning and Operations, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals: Transportation Research Part B, Transportmetrica, Journal of Advanced Transportation, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. He was Chair of the 11th International Conference of Advanced Systems for Public Transport (CASPT), 2009, and Co-Chair of the 18thInternational Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT), 2009. He was awarded the prestigious 2001 World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR) Prize.

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Important Dates

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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