Conference programme

RSS2022 Conference Final Detailed Programme

The RSS2022 Programme covers a wide range of modern road safety topics with emphasis on the role of digitalisation on boosting road safety.

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   i-Dreams Workshop, Tuesday 7 June, 09:00-13:00

Safety Tolerance zone calculation and interventions for diver – vehicle – environment interactions under challenging conditions

The main purpose of the i-DREAMS project is to setup a framework for the definition, development, testing and validation of a context-aware ‘Safety Tolerance Zone’ for driving, within a smart Driver, Vehicle & Environment Assessment and Monitoring System (i-DREAMS). Taking into account, driver background factors and driving task complexity risk indicators, a continuous real-time assessment will be made to monitor and determine if a driver is within acceptable boundaries of safe operation (i.e. Safety Tolerance Zone). Moreover, post-trip safety-oriented interventions will be developed. in order to motivate and enable human operators to develop the appropriate safety-oriented attitude.

During the workshop, results from the i-DREAMS project will be presented to participants. Particular emphasis will be placed on the aspects related to road safety. Additionally, a short live demonstration will be provided.

Participation is free upon registration


 Levitate Workshop, Tuesday 7 June, 13:00-15:00

Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles

The main purpose of the LEVITATE project is to develop a wide-ranging evaluation framework to assess the impact of connected and automated transport (CAT) on all aspects of transport and individual mobility as well as at societal level. This framework will be used to evaluate the impacts of CAVs on individuals, the mobility system and society using a wide range of indicators. The outcomes of Levitate project include a set of validated methods to measure the impacts of existing technologies and forecast that of future systems. The methods have been applied to a series of scenarios including those of the present day to provide a range of impact studies of new and future mobility technologies. Based on the Levitate approach a new Connected and automated mobility decision support tool will be developed to provide an evidential basis for future mobility policymaking.

During the workshop, the online LEVITATE Policy Support Tool (PST) will be showcased and explained (bring your laptops!). Additionally, results from the Levitate project will be presented to participants, together with specific case studies and the experience of working with participant cities.

Participation is free upon registration


   Training Course with Aimsun Experts, Tuesday 7 June, 15:00-18:00

Training Course: Aimsun Next Pedestrian Simulator for Modeling Mobility

A 3-hour Aimsun Next training course will be offered to a limited number of up to 50 researchers and practitioners. 

This training course guides you through the process of simulating pedestrians in an Aimsun Next microscopic simulation. You’ll learn the basics of the social force model, how to put together all the required pieces to run a pedestrian simulation and how to manage pedestrian flows interacting with other road users in a truly multimodal way.

Next, you’ll master handling conflicts between pedestrians and motorized vehicles at signalized as well as unsignalized intersections. You’ll also learn how to make pedestrians use public transportation and how to model their choice between walking and taking public transportation. Finally, you will evaluate the pedestrian simulation, examine its different applications, and learn how to extend the mobility modeling workflow (for example the possibility of using Dynamic Public Transport Assignment to get skims for the four-step model).

It’s important to note that the pedestrian model embedded in Aimsun Next is designed to increase the realism of urban studies modeling multimodal networks, so this training course is primarily aimed at practitioners and engineers with a strong focus on road networks. For modeling high-fidelity pedestrian flows inside terminals and other buildings, you’ll need to use Aimsun Next in conjunction with third-party tools, such as Legion’s pedestrian simulator.

See Course Content

  • Applying the pedestrian model
  • Preparing the model for pedestrian simulation
  • Pedestrians interacting with motorized traffic
  • Pedestrians interacting with public transportation
  • Evaluating the model
  • Pedestrian skims for upper-level modeling

Aimsun Next allows you to carry out traffic operations assessments of any scale and complexity. The applications are endless but some of the most common are:

  • Assessment and optimization of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) schemes
  • Feasibility studies for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes
  • Impact analysis of infrastructure design such as highway corridor improvement/construction
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Toll and road pricing
  • Evaluation of travel demand management (TDM) strategies
  • Signal control plan optimization and adaptive control evaluation
  • Safety analysis
  • Evaluation of Variable Speed policies and other Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) analysis
  • Workzone management
  • Evaluation of the impact of connected and automated vehicles

Thank you for your high interest! The Training  Course is full!

RSS2022 Social Events Programme

Organizers have ensured arranging delightful and captivating activities for all Conference participants, aimed at creating a wholesome experience in both participating in the Conference and enjoying the beautiful city of Athens.


Welcome Reception – Zappeion Megaron – 8 June, 18:30h

All conference attendes are invited to join the Welcome Reception on the first day of the RSS2022, 8th of June at 18:30h, right after the end of the afternoon sessions on that day.

The welcome reception will take place directly at the conference venue, Zappeion Megaron, including also the outdoor spaces. Join us for this great opportunity to meet, enjoy and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.


Gala Dinner at Bolivar Restaurant – 9 June, 20:00h

The Gala Dinner will take place on the 2nd conference day, 9th of June at 20:00h, at the well-known restaurant-beach bar Bolivar. Bolivar is undoubtedly considered one of the most attractive locations for dining in Athens and serves authentic gourmet Mediterranean cuisine with an international touch.

The refurbished restaurant will offer the RSS2022 participants the ultimate culinary delight. Dinner in Bolivar is an experience that visitors will never forget, an exciting memory that will stay in the heart and mind of their visit in Athens.


For facilitating logistics and preparation of the Gala Dinner, we kindly ask you to register your interest by filling in this form

Free shuttles buses will be offered to the dinner venue (departing at 19:30 from the conference venue; more details to be announced). 

*Students or accompanying persons (who have not registered at the conference) are welcome to join the Gala Dinner and have a great time all together with an extra cost of 50€.  Please buy your ticket below.


8th Road Safety and Simulation Conference
Athens, 08 - 10 June, 2022