Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Belief propagation inference for traffic prediction

Participants : Cyril Furtlehner, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes.

This work [51] deals with real-time prediction of traffic conditions in a setting where the only available information is floating car data (FCD) sent by probe vehicles. The main focus is on finding a good way to encode some coarse information (typically whether traffic on a segment is fluid or congested), and to decode it in the form of real-time traffic reconstruction and prediction. Our approach relies in particular on the belief propagation algorithm.

These studies have been done in particular in the framework of the projects Travesti and Pumas.

This year, the work about the theoretical aspects of encoding real valued variables into a binary Ising model has been accepted for publication in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence [23] . Moreover, an informal collaboration has been started with the company SISTeMA ITS, in order to assess the performance of our techniques in real-world city networks.