Brief Information on FRAME NEXT workshop in Gliwice, PL
On October 10, 2018, representatives of the FRAME NEXT team from UK and Poland, took part in workshops dedicated for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of traffic management systems (TMS) created on the basis of ITS architecture, which took place in city of Gliwice (Poland). The workshop was conducted by one of the creators of FRAME architecture - Peter Jesty.
The participants were employees of the Polish company WASKO specializing in ITS systems, as well as employees of the metropolitan Road and City Maintenance Authority in Polish City of Wrocław.
One of the objectives of the meeting was to exchange stakeholders experience and practices in the implementation of ITS solutions, as well as the way in which the FRAME architecture can help within current and future activities regarding ITS, and to train the participants how to use the FRAME and FRAME NEXT methodology to foster implementations.
Ziemowit Cyndrowski presented the experiences of GDDKiA in creating the elements of the architecture of the National Traffic Management System, starting from aspirations, through the users' needs and also 10 areas of functional architecture of the system. There were also discussed conclusions on detailed issues from previous works on ITS systems in particular:
- implementation of any TMS on road network should be based on a uniform road data structure,
- tactical traffic management, i.e. regarding traffic conditions on the road over the next several dozen minutes, is becoming more and more important in the design of TMS,
- in order to facilitate the implementation of large TMS, it is important to make assumptions, both regarding the functional as well as communication and organizational structure.
The GDDKiA delegate conducted the interviews with the industry stakeholders for the FRAME NEXT project, facilitating the collection of crucial remarks and conclusions from their up-to-date work.
Przemysław J. Rzezniewski