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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 18TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, FT. COLLINS, COLORADO, USA (27 - 29 APRIL 2016)


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The State of Road Weather Research
M.Perchanok
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TOPIC 1: ROAD WEATHER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Intelligent Road Weather Application Development at Finnish Meteorological Institute
P. Nurmi
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ASSIST, Advanced Snow plow and salt Spreader based on Innovative Space Technologies
J. Ölander
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Road Weather Tools
R. Alfelor, P. Pisano, G. Guevara, B. Boyce
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Winter Maintenance Management System goes mobile
T. Cypra
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AVL/GPS/MDSS for Improving Winter Operations
A. Porrett
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TOPIC 2: NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES IN ROAD WEATHER

Low-cost Road Surface Temperature sensing enabled by the Internet of Things
L. Chapman
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Laboratory tests of five different optical road condition sensors
J. Wåhlin, T. Vaa, J. Casselgren, P. Jonsson, J. Edblad, T. Haavasoja, J. Røien, K. Schedler
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Road condition classification using a combination of sensors
J. Casselgren
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Crowdsourcing road weather: The critical role of the human in data generation
L. Sturges, P. Pisano
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TOPIC 3: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND ROAD WEATHER

A Risk Based Approach to Winter Road Surface Condition Classification
L. Fu, L. Thakali, T. Kwon, T. Usman
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A brand new winter maintenance decision support system
M. Mimpen, M. Wokke, S. Ostapowich, J. Wisse, I. Smeding, S. Koopmans
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The application of probabilistic route based road weather forecasting
T. Bennett, D. Cornford
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Design and Testing of a Decision Support System for Deploying Weather Responsive Traffic Signal Operations in Texas
K. Balke, S. Sunkari, H. Charara, D. Florence, N. Chaudhary, P. Songchitruksa, G. Pesti
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Freight and weather decision support system
A. Gerard, W. Nixon
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TOPIC 4: INTEGRATING ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS

RWIS Automated Advisory System: Centralized advisory system for the control of Dynamic Message Signs
J. Duensing
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The use of performance indices and the advancement in their development for improved accountability
D. Johns, P. Bridge
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Integration of Road Weather Information within an ITS Traffic Management System – an example from Queensland, Australia
D. Hammond
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Development of Variable Speed Limits System Reflecting Pavement and Rainfall Conditions for Real-Time Urban Road in Seoul
J. Lee, M. Kang
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Improving surface condition forecasting using SNOWTAM data
A. Nuijten
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TOPIC 5: MOVING RWIS FORWARD

Maturity of Finnish Road Weather and Maintenance Network – challenges for innovation capability
Zulkarnain, A. Aapaoja, R. Hautala, T. Kinnunen
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Road Weather Information System Reference Data
P. Bridge, D. Johns
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MeteoRuta: An interactive weather forecasting WEBGIS for roads in Spain
I. Abia, J. Villarino, N. Garrido, J. Garcia-Moya
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A Technique for Estimating Snow Transport Rate from the Mass Flux at a Given Height
M. Matsuzawa, S. Omiya
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Surface prediction modeling, the effect of a changing snow layer on the thermal balance
A. Nuijten, K. Høyland
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POSTER SESSION

The CLEAN-ROADS project: a combined environmental-cost-user gain from the application of a MDSS to winter road maintenance operations
I. Pretto, C. Di Napoli, E. Malloci, R. Cavaliere, R. Apolloni, G. Benedetti, A. Piazza
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What's new in Finnish RWIS
K. Toivonen
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Effects of tunnel entrance and exit on road meteorology
M. Kang, M. Park
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An Attempt to Calculate Snowfall Intensity at Times of Strong Winds: Comparison Observation of a DFIR and Precipitation Gauges
S. Omiya, Y. Harada, M. Matsuzawa
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The Meteorological Data for Designing of Snow Protection on the Roads
T. Samodurova, O. Gladysheva, S. Shiriaeva
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Ensemble forecast of road surface temperature by the METRo-CZ model
Z. Sokol, V. Bližňák, P. Pešice, P. Sedlák, P. Zacharov, M. Škuthan
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Use of weekly weather clusters to control the cost of the winter service in Iceland
E. Sveinbjörnsson
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Using car observations in road weather forecasting
V. Karsisto, P. Nurmi
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Computer Generated Maintenance Recommendations with and without Automatic Nowcasting
S. Karanco
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New MDSS in Slovenia
R. Krsmanc, S. Carman, A. Sajn Slak
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CONCLUDING PRESENTATION: The Challenges for the Next Two Years
R. Nelson
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