Third International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research - August 27-30, 2012 - Blacksburg, Virginia
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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence is once again hosting the Third International Symposium on Naturalist Driving Research at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia August 27-30, 2012.

The two-day international symposium (preceded and followed by full-day workshops on Monday, 8/27 and Thursday, 8/30) will gather experts in the field of naturalistic driving research to discuss a wide range of topics including:

  • Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, & Technology: Preliminary Results from the Road
  • Driving with Impairments
  • Teen and Novice Drivers: Safety, Interventions, and Outreach
  • Vulnerable Road Users: Naturalistic driving Studies in Support of Senior Mobility
  • How NDS Fits into the Research Portfolio Now and in the Future
  • Linking Roadway Data Sources to Address Research Questions
  • The Future of NDS: Next Generation Vehicles
  • NSTSCE Project Highlights

The symposium will provide researchers and practitioners with hands-on experience with Naturalistic Driving Study data during the workshops, an international review of naturalistic driving research with the opportunity for participants to interact with the panelists to explore naturalistic driving in their respective countries, to the next generation of NDS studies.

Registration for the symposium and/or the workshops will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech at the times listed below:

  • For those attending the Symposium only or the Symposium and the Thursday workshop, check-in/registration will be held on Tuesday morning from 7:30-8 a.m.
  • Workshop check-in/on-site registration will be held Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. and on Monday morning, August 27, from 8-9 a.m.

Workshops

For those interested (separate registration fee required for each workshop) there will be two (2) workshops, on Monday, 8/27 and on Thursday, 8/30, also at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center focusing on different areas of naturalistic driving research with an opportunity to explore how NDS data reduction is performed and a hands-on experience with the SHRP 2 NDS dataset.

  • Monday, 8/27- "Introduction to the Reduction and Analysis of Naturalistic Driving Data"
  • Thursday, 8/30 - "Introduction to the SHRP 2 NDS Dataset"

Registration for the symposium and/or the workshops will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech at the times listed below:

  • For those attending the Symposium only or the Symposium and the Thursday workshop, check-in/registration will be held on Tuesday morning from 7:30-8 a.m.
  • Monday workshop check-in/on-site registration will be held Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. and on Monday morning, August 27, from 8-9 a.m.

NOTE: For workshop participants only: Dinner on Monday night for Monday workshop participants and dinner on Wednesday night for Thursday workshop participants is included. A guest ticket may be purchased for each dinner for $50 each. The Monday dinner will take place at Chateau Morrisette Winery.

Call for Abstracts - Poster Session:

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for a poster session during the symposium on Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012. Abstract submission deadline is Friday, June 1, 2012. Download the PDFs for more information:

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