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Hot debating topics at Modelling World 2011

16 June, Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre, London

03 June 2011

This annual world-class event for modellers, data management professionals, forecasters and those responsible for the presentation of decision options is fast approaching.

Building on the content of previous years we have established a line-up of top-class speakers in their field who will deal with the many issues facing the modelling profession and those involved in  forecasting and decision-making.

Parallel to the conference, there will be an exhibition of 20 software suppliers, expert consultants and related equipment suppliers.

The conference is broken down into distinct streams: Modelling, Data, Presentation, Pedestrian Modelling and Automotive Simulation.

Chaired by Tom Van Vuren, divisional director at Mott MacDonald, the day will open with a plenary addressing modelling and decision-making in seemingly unpredictable times.

Sharing this session, Paal Olafsen, of the internationally renowned corporate risk specialist Strategy@Risk, will examine forecasting and making choices in an uncertain world, and learning from the sharp end of decision-making.

John Polak, professor of transport demand at Imperial College London, will give an overview of decision-making challenges and the exploding world of free information.

A varied programme of expert seminars is on offer including Steven Fraser from Atkins leading a discussion on modelling carbon impacts. Martin Bach from Minnerva will address the subject of open data and advances in low-cost modelling. Experts in simulating and monitoring crowd activity will share their knowledge of modelling pedestrian movements in commercial environments. Specialists in 3D and 4D visualisation, animation and simulation will discuss techniques for presenting activity patterns.

Additionally a focus on driving, traffic and scenario simulation has been added to the programme where we will present the latest techniques, best practice, and applications in this fast evolving area. Marius Dupuis from VIRES will introduce OpenDRIVE, which allows for detailed modelling of the interface between driver, vehicle, highway system and facility.

The day ends with a challenging debate, with Alan Wenban Smith from Urban & Regional Policy consultancy and Chris Riley from Oxera discussing evidence-based decision-making versus decision-driven evidence gathering.

Do join us for exciting presentations, in-depth debate and new insights.

View the programme online at: www.ModelingWorld2011.co.uk

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