Special Issue "Recent Progress in Transportation Infrastructures"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 1322
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; highway geometric design and safety; human factors in transportation; traffic operations and management; engineering education
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Interests: theories and methods of urban transportation planning; public transport operation and management; road traffic efficiency based on big data mining
Interests: road infrastructure digitization; use and development of LiDAR technology in road and traffic engineering; cooperative vehicle-infrastructure system; microscopic simulation of non-motorized traffic
Transportation infrastructure (highways, railways, ports, and airports) includes physical elements (e.g., geometric, pavement, and sensors) and soft elements (e.g., algorithms and intelligent systems). In this regard, the design, optimization, management, and maintenance of transportation infrastructures are becoming more challenging in the forthcoming digital and intelligent transportation era. In the meantime, emerging technologies may provide more opportunities for enhancing different aspects of transportation infrastructures. For instance, building information modelling platforms can help manage data flows throughout the lifecycle of transportation infrastructures, thus improving cooperation among different departments. New sensing technologies (e.g., LiDAR) and computer vision algorithms can help automate the process of road asset inventory and infrastructure digitalization, reducing both time and costs for infrastructure administrators. In addition, the boom in artificial intelligence is reshaping methods of infrastructure risk monitoring and enhancing transportation infrastructure safety.
To advance the academic discourse in this area, we welcome papers covering new research related to all transportation modes: highways, railways, ports, and airports. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit articles on any topic related to the theme of the Special Issue, including the keywords we listed:
The Special Issue aims at publishing high-quality papers, particularly those that address engineering and scientific aspects related to the topics we listed in the keywords part.
Prof. Dr. Said M. Easa
Dr. Yuanwen Lai
Dr. Yang Ma
Dr. Chenzhu Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- intelligent infrastructure
- infrastructure-related data processing and management
- infrastructure-cooperative algorithms
- emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain and building information modelling)
- geometric design of railway tracks
- railway stations and yards
- railway maintenance and rehabilitation
- track drainage
- railway safety and management
- classification yards
- runway and gate capacity
- air traffic management and safety
- airport–highway interface
- baggage handling systems
- ports and harbour operation
- intermodal transportation
- transportation cybersecurity
- travel demand and network modelling
- asset management
- transportation system management
- transit planning
- highway geometric design
- automated transportation systems
- highway maintenance/management
- security and monitoring systems
- sustainable transportation
- intersections and roundabouts
- bridge bearing capacity and stability
- transportation safety and security
- geographic information systems
- complete streets (active transport)
- site impact studies
- pavement design