Title: Traffic mining in a road-network: How does the traffic flow?

Authors: Irene Ntoutsi, Nikos Mitsou, Gerasimos Marketos

Addresses: Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece. ' School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. ' Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: The flow of data coming from modern sensing devices enables the development of novel research techniques related to data management and knowledge extraction. In this work, we undertake the problem of analysing traffic in a road network so as to help the city authorities to optimise traffic flow. A graph based modelling of the network traffic is presented which provides insights on the flow of movements within the network. We exploit this graph in order to analyse the traffic flow in the network and to discover traffic relationships like propagation, split and merge of traffic among the road segments. First experimental results illustrate the applicability and usefulness of our approach.

Keywords: traffic mining; traffic flow; traffic relationships; data mining; road networks; data management; knowledge extraction; flow optimisation; graph based modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2008.017977

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.82 - 98

Available online: 25 Apr 2008 *

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