Long-Short Term Spatiotemporal Tensor Prediction for Passenger Flow Profile

Ziyue Li, Hao Yan, Chen Zhang, Fugee Tsung

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Spatiotemporal data are very common in many applications, such as manufacturing systems and transportation systems. Given the intrinsic complex spatial and temporal correlations of such data, short-term and long-term prediction for spatiotemporal data is often very challenging. Most of the traditional statistical models fail to preserve innate features in data alongside their complex correlations. In this paper, we focus on a tensor-based prediction method and propose several practical techniques to improve both long-term and short-term prediction accuracy. For long-term prediction, we propose the 'tensor decomposition + 2-Dimensional Auto-Regressive Moving Average (2D-ARMA)' model, and an effective way to update prediction in real-time; For short-term prediction, we propose to conduct tensor completion based on tensor clustering to avoid oversimplification and ensure accuracy. A case study based on the metro passenger flow data is conducted to demonstrate the improved performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9126133
Pages (from-to)5010-5017
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Intelligent transportation system
  • big data in robotics and automation
  • probability and statistical methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence


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