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SIDRA API Workshop

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26 November 2018
Saxons, Melbourne CBD

Registration: $90
Click here to register via Eventbrite


Write your own API add-ons to increase
efficiency in using SIDRA INTERSECTION

SIDRA SOLUTIONS is hosting a half-day workshop to facilitate improved use of the SIDRA API.

The Application Programming Interface for SIDRA INTERSECTION (SIDRA API) provides a programming interface that enables external applications to communicate with the software. API programs enhance the benefits users can attain from their use of SIDRA INTERSECTION significantly.


This workshop will include presentations on a number of practical SIDRA API program examples:

  • AIMSUN NEXT: Dave Keenan and Mohammad Saifuzzaman, Aimsun Pty Ltd
  • TRACKS: Grant Smith, Transportation and Traffic Systems Ltd
  • EMME and DYNAMEQ: Paul van den Bos, Freelance Transport Modeller
  • VOLUMES and SIDRA BATCH: Mark Besley and Harry Cai, SIDRA SOLUTIONS


The SIDRA API enables:

  • full programmatic access to the Site and Network input and output data contained in the SIDRA INTERSECTION Project file,
  • creating a Project file, adding a Site / Network / Common Control Group (CCG) / Route, specifying geometry data (e.g. adding and removing intersection legs and lanes, specifying lane configuration and lane disciplines), specifying phasing and timing data, and so on, and
  • processing a Site or Network without opening the program interface.

More information on the SIDRA API can be found at

Event Details:

Monday 26 November 2018.
Saxons Training Facilities, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Registration: $90.
Click here to register via Eventbrite
Afternoon tea will be provided. 


1.00 pm - Arrive
1.30 pm - Welcome by Rahmi Akçelik
1.45 pm - Using API for SIDRA INTERSECTION 8 by Mark Besley
2.00 pm - Presentations of practical SIDRA API examples
3.00 pm - Afternoon Tea
3.20 pm - Discussion on API development
3.50 pm - Discussion on user needs
4.20 pm - Workshop evaluation and closing
4.30 pm - End of SIDRA API Workshop

Please note, program may be subject to change.




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 the author of the SIDRA INTERSECTION and SIDRA TRIP software packages.


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.


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.


Dave Keenan is the Region Director, Business Development of Aimsun Pty Ltd for Asia, Australia, New Zealand. He will present some use cases and the workflow to link SIDRA with Aimsun Next, demonstrating how this interface works with a hands-on example.


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 will present the new TRACKS-LITE package that links the SIDRA INTERSECTION traffic model with a TRACKS transport model.


Paul van den Bos is a Freelance Transport Modeller with 30 years of traffic and transport modelling. He will present his experience with linking SIDRA INTERSECTION with EMME and DYNAMEQ transport planning and simulation packages.


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