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.
Transforming Transport has joint forces with BigDataOcean and DatAcron EU projects is organising a workshop on “The digitalization of the transport industry and the role of Big Data value” during the the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF). The EBDVF 2017 will be held in Versailles (Palais des Congres), France from 21st to 23rd November 2017.
TransformingTransport will also present its work at the exhibition during the event.
The European Data Forum (EDF http://www.data-forum.eu) 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 (http://www.bdva.eu), has quickly grown into a renowned event for all stakeholders in the European data economy.
Read more about the event at: www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu
The project coordinator participated in the final workshop of the Big Data Europe Project (https://www.big-data-europe.eu) that was held in Brussels in September, 14th. Rodrigo Castiñeira from Indra was one of the keynote speakers in the session that brought experts from the transport and big data sector. During the morning session, Rodrigo presented the main objectives and scope of the Transforming Transport project and showed the initial results of the projects such as the data portal (http://data.transformingtransport.eu/) and models from the Smart Highways Domain. In the afternoon session, it was discussed the benefits that the Big Data can bring to the transport sector as well as the barriers that might be delaying the up-take of these technologies in the sector.
TransformingTransport participated to the three-day 14th NECTAR Internatinonal Conference: Transport in a networked society. The conference was held in Madrid, Spain, from the 31st of May till the 2nd of June 2017 and organized by: NECTAR Network, tGIS, TRANSyT-UPM and the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC). TT was represented by UPM as the organizer of the event and more specifically by the coordinating partner (INDRA) in the main session on June the 2nd with the title: “Transfer transport innovations into business and institutions”. The session was chaired by Stephane Petti from the EIB and counted with the participation of different transport operators and authorities of Spain.
The conference contributed to the debate on aspects such as the consequences of ICTs on transport, their potential to be disruptive to existing public transport services, their implications for spatial and economic developments, equity issues such as the digital divide, the modelling of these new forms of interaction and its related uncertainty.
Almost 150 participants from 23 countries took part in the Conference, hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the conference constitutes one of the periodical activities organized by NECTAR-Network.
NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research) is an initiative of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg to favor fundamental, social science instigated thinking on transportation and mobility. Rather than adopting a conventional engineering approach, the focus was mainly on social, economic, psychological and institutional aspects and driving forces of the transportation and communication sector.
The first research paper of TransformingTransport was featured in the main conference track of the 29th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering – CAiSE 2017. CAiSE took place in Essen, Germany, from June 12-16, 2017, and attracted over 350 participants. CAiSE is one of the largest gatherings of information systems researchers worldwide.
As the paper’s main author, Andreas Metzger from paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology of the University of Duisburg-Essen), presented the work on “Predictive business process monitoring considering reliability estimates”. The main idea behind the work is to generate additional information for decision making during predictive analytics. In particular, reliability estimates facilitate differentiating between more or less accurate predictions. The paper showed that for a real-world airfreight use case and data set, cost savings of up to 54%, with 14% savings on average, could be achieved.
The paper is available as gold open access at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59536-8_28
The presentation slides are available at: https://www.slideshare.net/andreasmmetzger/predictive-process-monitoring-considering-reliability-estimates
TransformingTransport was showcased during the panel on “Smart Transportation and ICT: Topics for Collaboration” that was organized as part of the Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy, which took place in Minneapolis, USA from June19-20, 2017. The symposium brought together around 80 experts from Europe and the US to jointly discuss novel avenues for collaboration.
The panel discussed emerging technology areas and trends related to smart transportation that offer opportunities for EU-US cooperation in research and innovation. Andreas Metzger from paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology of the University of Duisburg-Essen) and Technical Coordinator of TransformingTransport, presented the opportunities for big data in transportation. As a particular case in point, TransformingTransport was showcased as one of the major lighthouse projects related to smart transportation.
The presentation slides are available at: https://www.slideshare.net/andreasmmetzger/transformingtransport-transatlantic-symposium-on-ict-technology-and-policy-panel-on-smart-transportation-and-ict
The TransformingTransport 2nd GA project meeting took place in Madrid on 6 – 8 June 2017. The meeting was hosted by the UPM (on the first day) and INDRA (on the second and third days).
We thank all the partners participated and contributed to this important 3-day event!