» Urban planning
» Transport systems
4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Scenario development and decision support
» Simulators, trainers and artificial environments
» Policy development
» Rescue and relief services
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Social Sciences
The Laboratory for Transport Systems Analysis, set up at the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria in 1991, carries out researches in transport systems engineering, dealing with: the analysis, simulation, evaluation, design and planning of transport systems; the monitoring and the analysis of vehicular traffic flows; the external and city logistics; the risk on transport systems. It also carries out advanced training activities related to public transport, freight transport and ITS. LAST is working on specific research topics relative to exposure of people and freight in emergency conditions.
Research activities concern following topics: simulation models of transport systems; travel behaviour models; external logistics; sustainable mobility; urban mobility; spatial planning; landscape planning; city logistics; risk analysis (safety and security); road safety; disaster management; evacuation modeling and planning; education for emergency; Intelligent Transport System (ITS): In-Vehicle Navigation Systems (IVNS), Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO), Emergency Management Systems (EMS), Advanced Public Transport Systems (APTS); dangerous goods transport; monitoring and management of traffic flows; public transport; tourism and transport; transport infrastructures; Mediterranean and Trans-European Network Transport (TEN-T); maritime transport.
In the recent 5 years LAST has mainly collaborated with following international research institutes and universities: University of Leeds (UK); University of Sousse (Tunisia); UNIMED (Mediterranean Universities Union); Universidad de Cantabria (Spain); Poznan University of Technology (Poland); Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) (UK); Association for European Transport (AET).
• h index of LAST = 20 (according to www.scopus.com)
• Higher citation paper = 272 (according to scholar.google.com)