The INSTR series is the premier gathering for the world’s leading researchers and professionals interested in transportation network reliability, to discuss both recent research and future directions in this increasingly important field of research. Transport networks support the full spectrum of human activities and their supporting supply chains, and when disaster strikes provide life lines for rescue services and survivors, so their reliability is a matter of global concern. The scope of the symposium includes all aspects of analysis and design to improve network reliability, including:

  • User perception of unreliability and vulnerability
  • Public policy and reliability of travel times
  • The valuation and economics of reliability
  • Network reliability modeling and estimation
  • Transport network robustness and resilience
  • Transport network risk evaluation and management
  • Evacuation and disaster relief distribution
  • Network interdependencies and cyber security
  • Reliability of public transport and supply chains
  • Travel behavior under uncertainty
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling under uncertainty
  • Traffic management (including ITS) to improve network reliability
  • Reliability of connected and automated vehicles
  • Reliability and resilience of emerging mobility systems