Led by CIHT Dubai, the focus of this event will be on the STEAM+ framework which is being developed by the Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre (ITC). The seminar will discuss the development of the STEAM+ Framework and some it's applications.
For those based in the UAE, this webinar will begin at 18:00 GST.
A data revolution has impacted multiple industries over the past 10 years, but this data has not always been available to transport planning experts until recently. At the Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), new data has driven rapid change for the current Strategic Transportation Evaluation and Assessment Model (STEAM) over the past 18 months.
The ITC is developing a ground-breaking Transport Modelling Framework called STEAM+. Adding to traditional 4 step modelling approaches, the new framework now covers Meso, Micro Models and near Real-Time Simulation. The ITC is linking big datasets including day-to-day anonymised mobile phone tracking, water/electricity consumption by household, live bus and taxi fleets, building and plot level municipal data, as well as a comprehensive population and employment data set. This is a hugely ambitious project and nothing of this scale has yet been undertaken by other transport authorities. The STEAM+ Framework will place Abu Dhabi’s Transport Modelling Program among the best in the world and pioneers as the next big thing in modelling.
The new STEAM+ Framework is multi-tiered, allowing assessment of schemes ranging from specific intersections to large infrastructure studies, transit corridors and policy tests, be it for a single CBD block or across the whole Emirate. It complements perfectly with the current regional strategic model for more detailed, dynamic assessment of flow metering at junctions, traffic queuing, ITS and emerging technologies, bus priority schemes and LRT delays at junctions, to mention but a few.
The seminar will discuss the development of the STEAM+ Framework, including its three pillars, the Big Data warehouse, the multi-tiered model, and the visualisation tool. The seminar will also discuss some of the interesting applications that the ITC has been developing through the Framework.
Stephen Bennett is a Consultant Transport Modeller at the Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi, focused on big data and modelling. He has more than 20 years of experience working in transport modelling in UK, Europe, and Middle East. He has worked on several projects related to Transport Demand Models and is responsible for development of the ITC STEAM+ Modelling Framework.
Abdallah Abdelgader El-Shabani is a Senior Modeller at the Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi. He has more than nine years of experience in transport modelling, simulation, automation and analytics in the UAE, Jordan and Canada. Recently, he has led the development of the Emiratewide Hybrid Simulation Model, the award-winning visualization tool ‘BIRDSEYE’, and is developing existing condition analysis using Big Data Analytics.