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8th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action


July 27-28, 2017

NAS Building

2101 Constitution Ave, NW 

Washington, DC


Organized by
Transportation Research Board

The theme of this Symposium is Visualization in Action. Today’s visualization techniques can reshape the way transportation agencies and companies approach problem solving, make decisions, and communicate with others. The symposium will explore the opportunities and challenges of visualization entering mainstream use in the transportation field while presenting examples of how visualization is transforming the way we work today.



Submitting an Abstract
Abstracts, limited to a single page of text and graphics and indicating the chosen topics should be submitted by January 20, 2017 to the following link:
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Miller at Presentations will be selected and authors informed of decisions by mid-February, 2017. 
Submitting a Full Paper
Full papers presented at the symposium will be welcome for consideration for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Transportation (IJT) at no charge. For a paper to be published in the special issue, the full paper must be submitted to by April 30, 2017. Once the author registers for the conference, the papers will be reviewed.
International Journal of Transportation (IJT) is an open access online international electronic journal which is published by Science & Engineering Research Support Society (  IJT provides immediate open access to the public once the paper is accepted.



2016 Mid-Year Meeting

The Visualization in Transportation Committee will hold its mid-year meeting on July 28. Please see below for the exciting agenda!

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8:30 AM

8:30-10:00 AM
Keynote Presentations

  • Industry perspective: Noah Iliinsky, Sr. UX Architect at Amazon Web Services.
  • Academia perspective: Dr. Niklas Elmqvist, Professor, University of Maryland Human Computer interaction Laboratory. 
  • Public sector perspective: Phil Bell, Chief Data Coordinator, New York State Department of Transportation
  • Moderator Wrap-up & Call to Action. Michael Pack, CATT Lab Director

10:00-10:30 AM        
Subcommittee Breakout on Action Plan Implementation 

10:30-10:45 AM         
Report Back on Action Plan Implementation 

10:45-11:00 AM        

11:00-12:00 Noon         
Lightning Talks

  • Jennifer Stark, Computational Journalist, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory @ UMD
  • Visual Travel Time Comparisons of Limited Access Roads, Charles Lattimer, Atkins global
  • Participatory Simulation as a tool to encourage Public Participation in Project Development, Mark Yedlin, GPI
  • Florida's Performance Measures, Frank Broen, Teach America
  • Visualizing & Comparing National Level MAP-21 Performance Measures, Michael Pack, UMD CATT Lab
  • Visually Communicating D.C. Multimodal Congestion Measures to the Public, Michael VanDaniker, UMD CATT Lab
  • Improving Performance using visualization of operational data.  FAA
  • Reading New with Maps by Exploiting Spatial Synonyms, Dr. Hanan Samet
  • Rapid and Flexible Visual Exploration for Transportation Data using Keshif, M. Adil Yalçın, Ph.D. Candidate, UMD HCIL
  • National Transit Map, Edward Strocko, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  • More Lighting Talks TBD

12:00-1:30 PM          
Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:30 PM
Subcommittee Meetings in breakout rooms 

2:30-3:30 PM
Committee Meeting

3:30-4:00 PM
Final Keynote

  • The New ABCs of Research: Developing Advanced Visualization, Dr. Ben Shniederman



2016 Mid-Year Meeting - RESCHEDULED

Visualization Committee Members and Friends,

Our mid-year meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 6th at the Keck Center.

This year’s meeting will be a little different than previous years—following the approach of a day long visualization symposium that includes our business meeting.  We are encouraging you to reach out to state and federal partners to invite them to attend this meeting. 

This day-long meeting will include the following:

  • Keynote Presentations from Industry Thought Leaders
  • Lightning talks from members, friends, and invited guests
  • Targeted breakout meetings/presentations for each subcommittee (CIM/VDC, Gaming and Participatory Simulation, Systems Performance, and Symposium)
  • A Formal Business Meeting


A formal agenda and registration information will be distributed shortly.  If you or your organization wants to be included in any of the lightning talks, please send a short abstract with supporting visuals to Michael Pack ( for consideration. 



Michael, Pat, and Frank


2016 Annual Meeting

January 10-14, 2016 - Washington DC


9:00 AM-
12:00 PM

Workshop 110

Applied Three-Dimensional Technologies, Tools, and Trends for Digital Project Delivery of Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Lance Parve, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, presiding
Bryan Cawley, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Data and Information Technology, Construction
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5:00 PM-
6:00 PM

Transportation Statistics Interest Group (TSIG) Open Meeting
Li Leung, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), presiding
Data and Information Technology
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8:00 AM-
9:45 AM

Event 201

Civil Integrated Management 3D Modeling and 3D Technologies: Guidance, Best Practices, and Trends for Digital Delivery of Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Charles Hixon, EDGE-Global Technology Solutions, presiding
Kevin Gilson, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, presiding
Design, Data and Information Technology
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10:45 AM-
12:30 PM

Event 306

Freight and Automatic Fare Collection Data Visualization (2)
Noah Goodall, Virginia Department of Transportation, presiding
Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Data and Information Technology, Freight Transportation, Operations and Traffic Management
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12:15 PM-
1:15 PM

Civil Integrated Management (CIM) Subcommittee, ABJ95(1)
Charles Hixon, EDGE-Global Technology Solutions, presiding
Kevin Gilson, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, presiding
Data and Information Technology
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1:30 PM-
5:30 PM

Visualization in Transportation Committee
Patricia Hu, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), presiding
Michael Pack, University of Maryland, presiding
Data and Information Technology
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7:00 AM-
8:00 AM

System Performance Subcommittee, ABJ95(2)
Robert Hranac, ITERIS, Inc., presiding
Daniela Bremmer, Washington State Department of Transportation, presiding
Data and Information Technology, Maintenance and Preservation
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12:15 PM-
1:15 PM

Gaming and Participatory Simulation Subcommittee, ABJ95(3)
Sebastiaan Meijer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, presiding
Data and Information Technology
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10:15 AM-
12:00 PM

Event 802

New Tools and Ideas for Visualizing, Exploring, and Communicating Performance at National, State, and Local Levels
Patricia Hu, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), presiding
Lectern | AICP Certification
Data and Information Technology, Operations and Traffic Management, Planning and Forecasting
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2015 Mid-Year Meeting Utah

Our midyear meeting is on July 7 in Utah at AASHTO’s 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation meeting.  

Schedule for July 7th: (all times local)

ABJ95: Visualization Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

1:30PM – 4:00PM Mountain Time

Salon C

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