28. oktober 2020 - 8:30
Saxons Training Facilities, Sydney
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SIDRA ADVANCED Two-Day Workshop // Sydney [TE072] | onsdag, 28. oktober 2020

The ADVANCED Workshop is offered for users with a good knowledge of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software, or people who will register for the INTERMEDIATE workshop at the same time.

Workshop Information

Date & Time

Day 1: Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 8.30 am - 5.00 pm AEDTDay 2: Thursday, 29 October  2020, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm AEDT


This two-day workshop is a high level workshop that will focus on the use of advanced procedures to model intersections and networks and to analyse some complicated cases of practical importance.

The workshop combines hands-on sessions and instructions to teach participants how to effectively use SIDRA INTERSECTION, and how to apply and interpret results from the model to solve intersection and network problems at an advanced level.

The latest SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 9 will be used in this workshop. The workshop is set with examples based on the SIDRA Standard Left-Hand software setup with metric units.


Other Details

Class size varies approximately between 12 and 30 delegates.Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.Dress code is casual.

Please Bring With You

Please bring a USB key with you to copy the SIDRA INTERSECTION project files created during the workshop.

Ticket Fee

The ticket fee displayed on Eventbrite is per person. A discounted fee applies to Early Bird tickets. These are available only for a limited time and limited allocation. All prices are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST.The ticket fee covers costs of providing hands-on computer use, workshop notes, morning and afternoon teas as well as lunch.


Information about the registration process and ticket purchase:

The quickest way to secure your seat is to register and pay online via the Eventbrite website.

You can also pay for and register other delegates during the shopping cart process.

Tickets are available right up until the date listed on Eventbrite or until they run out.

Upon completion of the process, the registration details will be sent to the email address you provided.

If you register other delegates, they will be emailed with their ticket and event details.

Registration required for each workshop

Separate registration is required for different SIDRA workshops. For instance, if you would like to attend both the INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED workshops, you are required to register for these two workshops separately via Eventbrite.

A full listing of all available workshops is available on our website: sidrasolutions.com/training

Cancellation Policy

Tickets fees are non-refundable. Another delegate may be substituted for the same workshop free of charge. Transfer between workshops is not allowed unless another delegate is substituted and there is a position available in the required workshop.

Please contact us about delegate substitution in advance using the details given below for Enquiries.


A good level of knowledge of the use of SIDRA INTERSECTION, or attendance at a previous SIDRA INTERSECTION INTERMEDIATE Workshop, or registering for the INTERMEDIATE Workshop at the same time.

A good level of familiarity with traffic engineering methods and terminology and knowledge of intersection modelling and evaluation concepts.

A good understanding of traffic operations at intersections is essential for the effective use of traffic models for intersection and network design and evaluation purposes. Attending the MODEL FUNDAMENTALS Workshop is recommended for developing an improved understanding of the use of SIDRA INTERSECTION for traffic modelling.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the ADVANCED Workshop, participants will:

gain a good knowledge of the capabilities of the latest SIDRA INTERSECTION version and the types of problems it can solve;

gain a good knowledge of the lane-based traffic model used in SIDRA INTERSECTION for intersection and network modelling;

gain a good knowledge of network modelling (network data preparation and analysis making use of related output reports and displays) with different intersection types and movement classes;

gain a good understanding of how lane blockage, capacity constraint, estimation of upstream and downstream lane flows and midblock lane changes apply for networks of signalised and unsignalised intersections;

learn about how excess back of ***** will be passed on to upstream continuous lanes to allow for ***** blockage from a downstream intersection to apply to intersections further upstream;

gain a good knowledge of network timing analysis methods including network cycle time, offset calculations for signal coordination and timings for Common Control Groups;

gain a knowledge of Pedestrian Actuation and Phase Actuation methods for improved signal timing calculations, and the Phase Frequency parameter used for user-specified Phase Times;

be able to use various SIDRA INTERSECTION facilities effectively, including the use of movement classes, intersection and network demand and sensitivity analysis, signal timing analysis, network modelling, Routes for performance calculations and signal offsets, User Report Templates, Project Summary and API applications;

gain a good understanding of SIDRA INTERSECTION output including the capacity, performance estimation, timing analysis and network analysis methods used in SIDRA INTERSECTION; and

gain an improved understanding of fundamentals of how signalised and unsignalised intersections operate towards achieving effective intersection and network design.


This two-day ADVANCED Workshop provides an interactive learning opportunity with hands-on computer experience, working together with instructors through many examples.

The SIDRA INTERSECTION workshops are not just about intersection and network analysis, but aim to improve general understanding of operational analysis of all traffic facilities. It is important to learn about model calibration as an important element of realistic modelling of traffic facilities.

The ADVANCED Workshop will cover modelling of all types of intersection and network modelling at an advanced level, and will teach the following new features of the latest version of SIDRA INTERSECTION:

Network signal timings (Cycle Time, Phase Times and Signal Offsets) including Optimum Cycle Time and various Phase Time options for Networks and Common Control Groups for Sites operating under one signal controller;

Network Demand and Sensitivity analysis methods for design life, flow scale and parameter sensitivity;

Routes for performance reports and displays, and for signal Offset calculations;

Route Summary and Route Travel Performance reports, Route Displays, Network Displays By Route, Time - Distance diagrams, and Signal Offsets report;

Network Displays with numerical values and Lane Displays for Networks, Routes and Sites;

graphical displays of Midblock Inflow - Outflow values, Lane Flows and Midblock Lane Changes with pop-up displays of detailed information for Networks;

the Saturation Flows report for signalised Sites;

Input and Output Comparison functions for Sites, Networks and Routes;

User Reports and Project Summary using Site and Network Categories;

graphical displays of intersection geometry, volumes, signal phasing and Movement IDs within most Site input dialogs for assisting the input data entry process and allowing direct in-display data entry.; and

various other user interface and model improvements.

Target Audience

The target audience for the Advanced Workshop includes Traffic Engineers and Planners involved in the analysis of intersections and networks for design, operations, planning and traffic impact assessment purposes.

SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops provide an excellent opportunity for networking by meeting your colleagues who are working in areas related to your work.



Dr Rahmi Akçelik 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 Director of Akcelik and Associates Pty Ltd (trading as SIDRA SOLUTIONS). He has more than 300 technical publications in his area of expertise. He is the author of the SIDRA INTERSECTION and SIDRA TRIP software packages. Rahmi served as member of various US Transportation Research Board Committees. He has trained several thousand professionals in over 300 workshops, courses and seminars.

Awards received by Rahmi include the 2014 Roads Australia Award for Technical Excellence in recognition of the exceptional achievement of an individual in a technical or scientific area relevant to transport, the 2008 ITE ANZ Contribution to the Transportation Profession Award, the 1999 Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award for outstanding contribution to the application of science and technology, and the 1986 ITE US Transportation Energy Conservation Award.


Mark Besley 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 during the last 30+ years. He has trained several thousand professionals in over 300 workshops, courses and seminars.

Mark has been involved in many aspects of research on traffic operations including traffic network models, incident detection, fuel consumption estimation, traffic data collection and analysis.


Dr Ian Espada joined Akcelik and Associates in November 2019 as a Senior Traffic Modeller / Analyst. Ian has more than 18 years of work experience in the role of researcher, transport/traffic planner, transport survey specialist, transport demand modeler, and transport economist. He had an 11-year career at the Australian Road Research Board where he was the team leader of the Network Operations Team under the Future Transport Systems Working Group. Ian worked for 7 years as a transport planner / modeller for ALMEC Corporation, Japan. He was also a sessional lecturer on transport demand modelling at Swinburne University for 10 years.

Ian has a Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering and planning from the University of Tokyo and an M.Eng. degree in transportation planning and traffic engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Ian was the Australian representative to the World Road Association technical committee on road network operations from 2016 to 2019.


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General Information about SIDRA Training Workshops

The SIDRA INTERSECTION software is an advanced micro-analytical traffic evaluation tool that employs lane-by-lane and vehicle path models. It is for use as an aid for design and evaluation of individual intersections and networks of intersections. It can be used to analyse signalised intersections, roundabouts (unsignalised, with metering signals, and fully-signalised), two-way stop sign and give-way / yield sign control, all-way stop sign control, signalised and unsignalised pedestrian crossings, single point interchanges (signalised), freeway diamond interchanges (signalised, roundabout, sign control), diverging diamond interchanges and other alternative intersections and interchanges.

SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops will help you enjoy the power of analysis to find solutions to intersection and network problems.

During 2000-2019, Akcelik and Associates and its accredited representatives ran 370 training workshops across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Brazil and many countries in Europe and Middle East with about 7,000 delegates attending. In evaluation of these training workshops, the trainees rated various aspects of the workshops and the SIDRA INTERSECTION software very highly.

A full listing of all available workshops is available on our website: sidrasolutions.com/training

Read the About Workshops page for more general information. 

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