// About the SIDRA API Workshop held in Melbourne, 26 November 2018
SIDRA SOLUTIONS hosted a half-day workshop to facilitate improved use of the SIDRA Application Programming Interface (API) in Melbourne on 26 November 2018. The workshop included presentations by SIDRA INTERSECTION developers and users on a number of practical SIDRA API program examples. The slide presentation files in PDF format, a transcript of workshop presentations and discussions and the complete set of SIDRA BATCH Python sample program using SIDRA API prepared by SIDRA SOLUTIONS are given below.
// Downloadable Contents
TRANSCRIPT of Presentations - includes an edited version of the audio recording of workshop presentations and discussions. The contents of this document is shown below.
PRESENTATION Files - we recommend that you open the corresponding presentation files when reading a section.
SIDRA BATCH Python Sample Program Files
// Discussion Topics and Presenters
Topic: Welcome and Introduction to SIDRA API WORKSHOP
Presenter: Dr RAHMI AKÇELIK (SIDRA SOLUTIONS) is a leading scientist and software developer with 40 years of practical, research and training experience in the area of road traffic operations, traffic engineering, management and control. He is the author of the SIDRA INTERSECTION and SIDRA TRIP software packages.
Topic: An introduction to using API for SIDRA INTERSECTION 8 and VOLUMES Utility
Presenter: MARK BESLEY (SIDRA SOLUTIONS) is a scientist and software specialist who has worked in the traffic management area since 1980s. He has been making a significant contribution to the development of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software in collaboration with Dr Rahmi Akçelik.
Topic: SIDRA BATCH Python sample program using SIDRA API
Presenter: HARRY CAI is a Software Engineer at SIDRA SOLUTIONS. He completed Master of Applied IT and Master of IT (Minor Thesis) degrees at Monash University. He contributes to the development and support of SIDRA SOLUTIONS software products.
Topic: Aimsun – SIDRA Interface
Presenter: MOHAMMAD SAIFUZZAMAN (Saif) is a Product Specialist at Aimsun Pty Ltd (A Siemens Company). He completed his PhD in Traffic Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is a transport engineer with over seven years of international experience. He presented some use cases and the workflow to link SIDRA with Aimsun Next, demonstrating how this interface works with a hands-on example.
Topic: Tracks – SIDRA Link
Presenter: GRANT SMITH is the Director of Transportation and Traffic Systems Ltd. He is the developer and owner of TRACKS, a land use and transport modelling system software package. He presented the TRACKS-LITE package that links the SIDRA INTERSECTION traffic model with a TRACKS transport model.
Topic: Using SIDRA API for EMME and DYNAMEQ
Presenter: PAUL VAN DEN BOS is a Freelance Transport Modeller with 30 years of traffic and transport modelling. He presented his experience with linking SIDRA INTERSECTION with EMME and DYNAMEQ transport planning and simulation packages.
Topic: GTASIDRA - A Process Integrator
Presenters: LUCA ROSATI (GTA Consultants) is a transport planner, modeller and data analyser with over 20 years of experience. He is a multidisciplinary modeller, skilled in both macro and micro approaches with experience on more than 80 projects. Previously with the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, he has published more than 30 international papers. He presented the GTASIDRA process integrator with help from his colleague REBECCA STRACHAN (GTA Consultants).
Topic: Discussions on user needs and API development
This was a group discussion between presenters and the audience.