Prof. Francisco Pereira will give an invited talk at the International Workshop on Data-Driven Smart Cities (DASC 2019), within the 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019), in Macau SAR, China, on 08 April 2019. The talk will be about Predicting for the Adaptive Transport System.
Below is a short description of the talk. Find out more about the talk here!
“It is not uncommon that traffic prediction tools and research report very high accuracy. However, the very few such tools that exist in the market seem not to be performing as well as people would like, even though their accuracy may in fact correspond to the announced. There is a paradox in the field: traffic prediction is not difficult most of the time (the routine conditions), but sometimes it becomes extremely hard (the non-recurrent events), which is often when it is needed! In fact, our transport system, and in fact, the Smart City as a whole, is moving to a paradigm where supply can adapt much faster to demand than before, and this brings new challenges to predictability. It becomes less acceptable to fail!”