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News extra: Issue 574 1 Jul 2011

Data stewardship a key issue in Polak’s plan for modelling

Modelling

David Crawford

A five-point plan for the future of transport modelling and appraisal was presented to the 200-plus attendees at the 2011 Modelling World conference organised by LTT.

In an opening plenary, Professor John Polak warned of transport models suffering from the disadvantages of ‘big brain’ architectures.

These, said the director of the Imperial College Centre for Transport Studies, include a lack of scalability when it comes to ‘big data’, already an issue for traffic...

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