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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH SIRWEC CONFERENCE, HELSINKI, FINLAND (23-25TH MAY 2012)


SESSION 1: RWIS SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT

Optima (road weather informations dedicated to road sections)
O. Coudert, L. Bouilloud, A. Foidart
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Modi-Roma, a complete overview of an entire road network
P. Ekström, T. Gustavsson, S. Mueller
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BiFi - Bearing information through vehicle intelligence
T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren
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EN15518 - a European Standard for Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS)
P.-A. Brodard
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A study to determine the effects of employing a well maintained RWIS network on accident rates on major highways in the US state of Idaho
K. Greening, D. Johns, P. Bridge, R. Koerberlein
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Monitoring slipperiness on walkways
M. Hippi
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Further development of RWIS and it’s new potential marketplaces in Latvia
B. Jelisejevs, I. Brivulis
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Friction meter comparison study 2011
M. Malmivuo
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Towards real-time skid resistance forecast
P. Nutz, M. Hoffmann
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Development of mobile optical remote road condition monitoring in Finland
P. Saarikivi
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Remote monitoring of ice formation over a runway surface
A. Troiano, F. Rugiano, E. Pasero
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Tailored and on-time winter weather information for road traffic management
T. Gerz, A Tafferner, S. Park, F. Keis
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SESSION 2: WINTER ROAD FORECASTING TECHNIQUES

Probabilistic road weather forecasting
L. Chapman
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A road map towards implementing a probabilistic road weather information system
R. Hagedorn
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Multivariate data analysis. A new insight for thermal mapping
M. Marchetti, I. Durickovic, G. Derombise, J. Bouyer, M. Moutton, S. Ludwig, F. Roos, F. Bernardin, M. Colomb
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An overview of road surface conditions forecasting in Météo-France
L. Bouilloud, O. Coudert, A. Foidart
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Integrating METRo into a winter maintenance weather forecast system covering Finland, Sweden and Russia
S. Karanko, I. Alanko, M. Manninen
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METRo model mesting at Slovenian road weather stations and suggestions for further improvements
R. Kršmanc, A. Šajn Slak, S. Carman, M. Korošec
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SESSION 3: WINTER MAINTENANCE METHODS

Influence of the pavement type on the road surface temperature
C. Petersen, A. Mahura
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Experiences of mobile road condition monitoring
T. Haavasoja, J. Nylander, P. Nylander
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Use a route based forecast for dynamic gritting
I.W. Smeding, M.J.J.Wokke, J.S.P Wisse, M.F Jonker, M. Noort, M. Mimpen
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Relation of road surface friction and salt concentration
T. Haavasoja, J. Nylander, P. Nylander
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Verification of friction index prediction
J. Shao, S.A. Jones
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Weather service chain analysis (WSCA) - An approach for appraisal of the social-economic benefits of improvements in weather services
A. Perrels, V. Nurmi., P. Nurmi
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SESSION 4: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Decision support system for variable speed regulation
P. Jonsson
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Road weather forecasts and MDSS in Slovakia
M. Benko
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Road Weather Information System (RWIS) & Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Economic Value Tool (EVT)
D. Atallah, P. Bridge
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Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) ASFINAG / Austria – Experience of a comprehensive winter maintenance management system
T. Cypra, W. Seidl
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Area forecast model for winter road maintenance over a road network
J. Shao, S.A. Jones
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SESSION 5: BEST PRACTICE AND USER EXPERIENCE

Customer satisfaction analysis for evaluating winter driving environment
N. Takahashi, T. Takada, M. Kiriishi, R. Tokunaga
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New findings in winter maintenance and their implementation in Austria
M. Hoffmann, P. Nutz, R.Blab
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Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and environment
E. Pilli-Sihvola, P. Leviäkangas, R. Hautala
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Road weather management – Recent research results from the United States
P.A. Pisano, R.M. Alfelor, G.N. Guevara
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The evolution of optimized and sustainable pro-active winter operations
D. Leland, P.E. Smithson
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Evaluating the degree of visibility deterioration perceived by drivers during snowstorms
M. Matsuzawa, H. Takechi
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SESSION 6: COMMUNICATION WITH ROAD USERS

Automated road condition forecasts on a public map service
T. Dubrovin, Y. Pilli-Sihvola
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Optimized traffic control with benchmarked road weather data
S. Grosanic, A. Dinkel, S. Piszczek
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Road weather data presentation in BUFR format
M. Škuthan
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Enhanced road weather warnings and improved communication strategies within Central Europe as part of the INCA-CE project
B. Bica, A. Kann, I. Meirold-Mautner
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Forecasting of traffic jams on high-ways caused by adverse weather
I. Grabec, F. Švegl
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Modifying winter performance criteria using a storm severity index
W. Nixon
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SESSION 7: FUTURE SCENARIOS

Connected vehicle safety network and road weather forecasting – The WiSafeCar project
T. Sukuvaara, P. Nurmi
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The use of connected vehicle observations in weather applications for various highly impacted users of the roads
M.B. Chapman, S. Drobot
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Observed and future changes of extreme winter events in Europe with implication for road transportation
A. Vajda, H. Tuomenvirta, P. Jokinen
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Road friction monitoring
P. Pyykönen, M. Jokela, J. Birgitta Martinkauppi, M. Kutila
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The role of weather information in sustainable winter services
W. Nixon
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Finnish ITS future scenarios
K. Ylisiurunen
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POSTERS

An environmental method against icing for road pavements: Development of test equipment and procedure
M.Saltan, M.Özgüngördü, F.S.Özen
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An Environmental Method against Icing for Road Pavements: A new icy abrasion material and analysis
M. Saltan, M. Özgüngördü, F.S. Özen
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A scalable, modular back-end IT architecture for a RWIS implementation
M. Holmström
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Route- based winter road weather forecasting method by using GIS
Y. Hu, T. Gustavsson, J. Bogren
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The effect of snowfall and low temperature on road traffic accident rates in Southern Finland
I. Juga
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Operational OpenRoad verification.
R. Coulson, B. Evans, A. Skea
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Trends of winter climate conditions in cold snowy regions of Japan
Y. Harada, M. Matsuzawa, M. Ueda, H. Matsushita, Y. Ito
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Remote sensor technologies for RWIS Applications
P. Jonsson
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How to keep track on energy use within road maintenance operations
L. Nordin
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New approaches for modelling of weather impact on traffic flow
K.E. Schedler
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2D and 3D road climatic models
T.V. Samodurova, O.V. Gladysheva, N.U. Alimova, S.M. Shiryaeva
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The effect of weather on transportation: Assessing the impact thresholds for adverse weather phenomena
I. Juga, A. Vajda
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SURFEX compared to FMI’s road weather model and road weather observations
M. Hippi, C. Fortelius
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Intelligent road side platform for future applications
M. Töyrä, J. Ericson
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Fine-scale road stretch forecasting: Applications of high resolution terrain and thermal mapping data
A. Mahura, C. Petersen, K. Sattler, B.H. Sass, T.S. Pedersen, P. Holm
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New possibilities by combining passive and active measurement surface sensors
K.E. Schedler
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Improved weather information for the road rector (INCA-CE project) INCA surface temperature forecasting
A. Šajn Slak, R. Kršmanc, S. Carman
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Meteorological conditions of ice and snow accretion formation in the Ukraine
I.A. Khomenko
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Road weather forecasting for a ring highway
T.A. Bazlova, N.V. Bocharnikov , M.S.Vinogradov, A.S. Solonin
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Decision support system for winter maintenance - research and practice
T.A. Bazlova, N.V. Bocharnikov , M.S.Vinogradov, A.S. Solonin
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Utilization of panoramic images as an alternative to fish-eye photographs for documentation of road weather stations
J. Sulan
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Statistical data of slipping injuries happened in the winter time
M. Hippi, S. Hartonen
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Features of snow cover distribution in the southern Ukraine
L. Nedostrelova
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Road surface information system
J. Casselgren, S. Rosendahl, J. Eliasson
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Use of real time weather variables to operate rural interstates in Wyoming
R.K. Young
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Calibration of road surface temperature forecasts
J. Kilpinen
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MTQ save millions $ by relining culverts with long life spend pipes
D. Crevier
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The FMI road weather model
M. Kangas, M. Heikinheimo, M. Hippi, J. Ruotsalainen, S. Näsman, I. Juga, E. Atlaskin, P. Nurmi, T. Sukuvaara
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The application of METRO model to the Czech road data – preliminary results
V. Bližnák, J. Hošek, Z. Chládová, P. Pešice, P. Sedlák, Z. Sokol, P. Zacharov
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Assessing the urban waterlogging risk under rainfall condition in Shanghai
L. Zou, Z. Wang, Y. Yang
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Wind gusts and local gust forecast for Icelandic Roads
E. Sveinbjörnsson, N. Jónasson, B. Jónsson
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