Developing the Australian Transport Research Cloud

Dr Michael Rigby1, Professor Stuart Barr1, Pronab Pal1, Professor Sharon Biermann2, Professor Michiel Bliemer3, Associate Professor Taha Rashidi4, Professor Jonathan Corcoran5, Professor Mark Hickman5, Professor Carlo Prato5, Professor Yan Liu5, Professor Hai Vu6, Dr  Pieter Fourie7, Dr Sam Amirebrahimi8

1Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), Melbourne, Australia
2Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC), University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
3Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
4Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
5Transport and Population Research Network (TPRN), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
6Monash Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
7Urban Research and Planning International (URaP), Sydney, Australia
8HERE Technologies, Melbourne, Australia

Australia’s transport networks and services are increasingly being challenged by pressures such as population growth, internal migration dynamics and changing travel behavior and service supply-demand due to urban and rural development. To investigate current and future transport options, researchers need a broad range of cross-jurisdictional data that are often complex, heterogenous and difficult to access. They also require a suite of analysis and modelling tools that may be bespoke or commercial, hard to acquire, setup, interoperate with and maintain. The Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) brings together cutting-edge capabilities from the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) and internationally leading Australian transport research modelling groups to address these issues by delivering a ground breaking and transformative transport research simulation modelling platform (data, storage, compute and tools). Following user-centred design processes, the ATRC platform is harnessing advanced cloud computing technologies to provide researchers with the vertical and horizontal scalable transport models required to address today’s transport planning problems; from processing real-time data to performing intensive, granular multiagent simulations at scale. This presentation will provide an overview of the ATRC project and the developments that are underway to deliver an innovative and sustainable platform to support researchers as well as policy and decision makers into the future. This collaborative research infrastructure project is funded by the ARDC Platforms Program 2019 and is planned to be production ready by June 2023.


Bio to come

Dr Michael Rigby


Oct 12 2021


1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 11 2021
  • Time: 10:00 pm - 10:20 pm