More than 100 Big Data experts gathered in Madrid to participate in the 3rd TransformingTransport General Assembly meeting. A three-day event took place on 29-31 January 2018.
Counting a little more than a year from its launch, TransformingTransport made a significant progress towards targets that were set. Each of TransformingTransport’s seven domains has made advances in using Big Data to improve the efficiency of mobility and logistics processes, and the results that have been achieved so far in 13 Pilots were presented in the meeting.
During the first day, the meeting was hosted by the Spanish Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF) in an impressive building of the Madrid Railway Museum. After the meeting, the project partners had a possibility to visit the museum as well as the Spanish Railway Control Center. The next two days of the event took place at the INDRA premises.
Founded in 2014 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), SDIL is a networking and operating platform designed to speed up cooperation between the private and public sectors as well as research into Big Data and Smart Data technologies. Every SDIL project has free access to the resources of the SDIL lab (i.e. hardware, software and technical/organizational support).
The second year in a row, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) awarded SDIL with the silver label for the European Innovation Spaces (i-Spaces).
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TransformingTransport was presented as one of the best practice examples during the Industry and Trade Chamber event titled “EU is fostering Growth and Innovation - European funding opportunities for regional authorities and SMEs”. TT was represented by Michael Schygulla from PTV Group, who also took part in the round table discussion.
The event took place on 17 November in Karlsruhe, Germany. After a short introduction by State Secretary for Economy and Employment Katrin Schütz several funding options and best practice examples for Innovation in Europe have been presented. Chances and challenges for authorities and SMEs have been discussed in a round table discussion with several experts from different authorities, enterprises and institutions.
Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19th April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production. TRA 2018 offers an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport.
TransformingTransport partners will present the latest project results with three full papers. In the paper titled “The TransformingTransport Project – Mobility Meets Big Data”, INDRA and paluno (University of Duisburg-Essen) will present the overall ambitions and key innovations of TransformingTransport and will explain the transformations that big data can bring to the mobility and logistics market
In the paper titled “Big data analytics in e-commerce logistics: Findings from a systematic review and a case study”, AUEB, ITAINNOVA, FRAUNHOFER and INTRASOFT drill down on the project results linked to e-commerce logistics.
In the paper “Big Data value for improving transport performance in all modes, an assessment methodology”, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid will present the results of research work carried out in the framework of the project to establish an assessment methodology for the thirteen Big Data technology pilots of TT.
In addition, TransformingTransport (TT) will be among the exhibitors at the event together with major players in mobility and transport. TT partners will communicate the latest project achievements and innovations to the various transport stakeholders and policy makers.
This year EDF and BDVA joined forces to bring the European Big Data Value Forum that held in Versailles (Palais des Congrès), France on November 21–23, 2017.
TransformingTransport jointly with other two European projects, namely BigDataOcean and DatAcron, organised a session on “The digitalization of the transport industry and the role of Big Data value”.
TransformingTransport was also presented in the workshop “Towards Privacy-Preserving Big Data” co-organised by the EU project e-SIDES and the BDVe.
Moreover, TransformingTransport presented its work at the exhibition attracting industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers.
TransformingTransport was represented by partners from INTRASOFT, Indra, Cefriel, Thales, aluno and Answare.
The European Data Forum (EDF) is a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe. Likewise, the BDVA Summit has quickly grown into a renowned event for all stakeholders in the European data economy.
The EBDVF 2017, with the scope "Trusted AI in Smart Industry", ended in Versailles with the participation of over 800 participants on average per day (1200 registrations for 3 days).
This year’s Big Data Spain event took place on November 16 – 17, 2017 in Madrid.
TransformingTransport was presented in this exciting event on the stand of our partner Paradigma Digital. Participants showed strong interest to the project, asking interesting questions and sharing their opinions.
Big Data Spain is one of the three largest conferences in Europe about Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Technologies and Digital Transformation.
TransformingTransport participated at the CIVITAS Forum Conference that took place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors, and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.
TT was represented with a stand in the exhibition of the event (CIVITAS Deployment Day) and was welcomed by the CIVITAS community with a great interest.
More information about the CIVITAS Initiative and its annual Forum Conferences can be found here: www.civitas.eu.
The TransformingTransport Plenary and the first High Level Advisory Board (HLAB) meeting took place on 20-22 September 2017 in Athens, Greece. The three-day event was hosted by INTRASOFT International.
The HLAB meeting was held on the last day of the event, on Friday 22 September. The EC representative Project Officer of the TransformingTransport, Mr Riku Lepannen, presented the PSI directive. The Pilot Domains overview presentation were followed by the HLAB round-table discussions, comments & recommendations for the future of project. The meeting clearly showed that TransformingTransport has successfully achieved the first key milestone, which is the delivery of the stage 1 results.
A live demo was organised in the Athens International Airport (also a project partner) where the first results of the Smart Passenger Flow Pilot were demonstrated. The project partners and the HLAB members had also a possibility to visit the Main Terminal and the Airport Management Center.