Invited Lecture "Including Serious Games in the Research Agenda of Artificial Transportation Systems" by Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti (U Porto)

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Date: June 17th, 2014

Location: URJC, Campus de Móstoles,  Seminario 003, Laboratorio II


12:00 - 14:00: Invited Lecture on "Including Serious Games in the Research Agenda of Artificial Transportation Systems" by Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti (pdf1, pdf2)


With the ability to integrate different transportation models and solutions in a virtual environment, Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation (ATSS) serve as an aid to support decisions made by engineers and practitioners in a controlled and safe manner. They also provide a natural ground where new approaches can be experimented while avoiding natural drawbacks of dealing directly with real critical domains, such as ITS. On the basis of theories and methodologies borrowed from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as the Social Sciences, Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent Systems, as well as Virtual Reality and many others, important issues arise which challenge and motivate researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields. To the current research agenda of ATSS, we integrate the concepts of Serious Games and Gamification as a means to leverage behavioural modelling and social simulation in intelligent transportation systems, discussing on the benefits and issues of this new research opportunity. 


Speaker: Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti

Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti (IEEE S’00–A’03–M’04) received the B.Eng.(Hons.) degree in Civil Engineering from UFC (1995) and both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UFRGS (1998, 2002), Brazil. He carried out his doctoral research in Leeds, U.K., as a Ph.D. student of Leeds University’s Institute for Transport Studies, within the Network Modelling Group. He is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, where he is also a senior research fellow at the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab (LIACC), to which he serves as member of the Directive Board. His areas of interest generally include computer modelling and simulation theory, social simulation and behavioural analysis, multi-agent systems and agent-based modelling and simulation. Currently, he is focusing on the application of AI techniques to tackle engineering problems, especially on using multi-agent systems as a modelling metaphor to address issues in Artificial Transportation Systems (ATS). Dr. Rossetti has been engaged as a member of technical committees and as co-organiser of many scientific events. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the ITS Department Editor of the IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine. He is also guest editing the Special Issue on "Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles" of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems. Dr. Rossetti is a former member of the IEEE ITS Society’s Board of Governors and is currently the Chair of the Society’s Technical Activities Committee on ATS and Simulation. As of September 2013, Dr. Rossetti is also a member of the Steering Committee of IEEE Smart Cities Initiative.