About the Workshop

In order to fully comprehend the constraints imposed on cyclists, the GPS tracks of individual cyclists need to be cleaned/processed and analysed alongside secondary data, such as the main traffic arteries, cycling pathways and recently established 20 miles-per-hour zones. As part of the data processing and analysis process, a data challenge - Understanding urban cycling: A data challenge (CDC2013) - is introduced to allow interested researchers to meet and exchange ideas while contributing to knowledge.

The aim of the urban cycling data challenge is to offer a productive environment where a selected “special working group,” can work on and exchange, ideas regarding possible ways to: 

  • isolate cycling tracks from messy GPS tracks in order to understand cycling behaviour in an urban area 
  • reconstruct and visualize the actual cyclists’ movement behaviour using the isolated cycling tracks using any available agent-based modelling platform(s)

REGISTER HERE if you are interested in doing the data challenge using our data.

REGISTER HERE to attend the workshop WITHOUT doing the data challenge.

Download and read the detailed description of the data challenge context and data informationPlease look to the left side of this page for further information.

(Note: the URLs provided no more works after the workshop. New link to Chorochronos is http://chorochronos.datastories.org/)


Important Dates and Deadlines


31st March 2013 - Call for proposals ends. Review process begins.
10th April 2013 - Review process ends - Programme committee decides on selected proposals - authors notified.
1st May 2013 - Camera ready copies (presentations/papers) due
6th May 2013 - Abstracts of selected papers available on the CDC2013 Website (this website)
May 14th 2013 - CDC2013 Workshop

Participants taking part in the challenge are expected to contribute to one or more of the following outputs

 
Output 1: A working algorithm/computer program that extracts cycle tracks from provided GPS raw data. Comparison with cleaned data and a demonstration during the workshop is essential.

Output 2: A working agent-based model (ABM) that allows possible interaction between any built environment features and cycling behaviour. A comparison with one of any other available open source ABM should be made (E.g., NETLogo).

Output 3: A proposed concept/workflow that allows possible interaction between any built environment features and cycling behaviour.

Output 4: A proposed concept/algorithm/computer program that extracts cycle tracks from messy GPS raw data. A comparison with proposed Visual Inspection should be made.

Output 5: Participants’ own innovative ideas relevant to the context of the workshop.

Please look to the left side of this page for further information.

Please contact organizers via this email address: cdc2013mail[at]gmail.com

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