Apostolos Kotsialos

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This paper employs previously developed modeling, validation, and stimulation tools to address, for the first time, the realistic macroscopic simulation of a real large-scale motorway network. More specifically, the macroscopic simulator METANET, involving a second-order traffic flow model as well as network-relevant extensions, is utilized. A rigorous(More)
The goal of this paper is to describe a generic approach to the problem of optimal coordinated ramp metering control in large-scale motorway networks. In this approach, the traffic flow process is macroscopically modeled by use of a second-order macroscopic traffic flow model. The overall problem of coordinated ramp metering is formulated as a constrained(More)
This paper presents results of computations based on threshold logic performed by a thin solid film, following the general principle of evolution in materio. The electrical conductivity is used as the physical property manipulated for evolving Boolean functions. The material used consists of a composite of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and the(More)
A nonlinear model-predictive control approach to the problem of coordinated ramp metering is presented. The previously designed optimal control tool AMOC is used within the framework of a hierarchical control structure which consists of three control layers: the estimation/prediction layer, the optimization layer and the direct control layer. More emphasis(More)
The problem of medium to long term sales forecasting raises a number of requirements that must be suitably addressed in the design of the employed forecasting methods. These include long forecasting horizons (up to 52 periods ahead), a high number of quantities to be forecasted, which limits the possibility of human intervention, as well as frequent(More)
Evolution-in-materio concerns the computer controlled manipulation of material systems using external stimuli to train or evolve the material to perform a useful function. In this paper we demonstrate the evolution of a disordered composite material, using voltages as the external stimuli, into a form where a simple computational problem can be solved. The(More)