ExpiredActivity Based Modelling – A state of the art view from Australasia

  • 20/06/2018
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

4-Step Travel Demand Modeling has been a “tradition” in the field of transportation planning for many years.  It is a pragmatic approach that has often performed well; but as with all modelling / simplification methods, not at all times.

Due to recent developments in computational power and big data availability, there are currently new paradigms being developed and tested at varying locations around the world: Activity Based Modelling (ABM) is in particular taking a role in the U.S. and in parts of Europe, while Tour Based (Trip Chain) Modelling registers notable applications in the U.K. and, within Australia, in Sydney.

Recently in Australia, under the stewardship of Infrastructure Victoria, national progress into the realm of ABM has been led with development and utilisation of the Melbourne Activity Based Model to examine key immediate to longer-term infrastructure questions, and the related transport policy aspects: (http://infrastructurevictoria.com.au/managing-transport-demand).

This AITPM Transport Modellers Network Regional Event brings together a client side view of MABM, presented from Infrastructure Victoria, alongside insights into the delivery and the needs, methods & pitfalls from those with leading expertise in the area.

This event will explore across the following aspects in relation to Activity Based Modelling, and in particular for the Melbourne Activity Based Modelling use case:

  • Roberto Evangelio, Infrastructure Victoria: Topic Focus – MABM Client side viewpoints: Context, Need, Role
  • Renan Grace, KPMG: Topic focus – MABM Delivery side viewpoints:  Context, Data, Methods
  • Ali Inayathusein, Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC): Topic focus – Travel Demand Modelling:  An independent consideration of travel demand modelling methods, old and new, including of Activity Based Modelling.

The session will include presentations from each of the above speakers and a Panel Session at the end to discuss interesting aspects as raise from this.

Additionally, a brief presentation & discussion of AitpmTMN and of the “Code of Practice” for modellers (and related practitioners), as is proposed released at the 2018 AITPM National Conference in Perth will be presented.

Refreshments and canapés will be served from 5:00pm, for a prompt 5:30pm presentations start.

Networking opportunities with drinks will also be provided after the presentations, from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

Upon arriving at KPMG, Level 36, please ask the concierge for the directions to the Conference room for registration.



Level 36, Tower Two, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, 3008

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