Workshop on Smart Mobility


Human mobility comes with an incredible number of challenges, and this at a time when science and industry are presenting us with ever more dazzling innovations. Big data, communication networks, and internet of things are just some of the concepts currently revolutionising the way we think about our daily mobility and opening up the door to countless possibilities for new services and radical solutions – not least in the area of intelligent transportation systems.

In this context, the University of Luxembourg is organising a Workshop on Smart Mobility aimed at bringing together European actors from both industry and academia with shared interests in transportation and related topics. In addition to a series of talks from selected speakers, this single-session event will also feature demos and poster sessions.

The subjects of interest of this event are, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data in Transport
  • (Cooperative) Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Platform and Mobility as a Service
  • Intelligent and/or autonomous vehicles
  • Smart active mobility
  • Mobility on Demand
  • Smart logistics
  • Sensing systems
  • Mobile computing


First day
  • 08:30-09:15 - Registration, welcome coffee & breakfast
  • 09:15-09:30 - Opening speech
  • 09:30-11:00 - Session 1 - Road Network Modelling and Control
    • 1. Ludovic Leclercq (IFSTTAR ), “Trip-based MFD approach for modelling large cities and first application to parking”
    • 2. Guido Gentile (University of Roma 1 ), “Trajectory based vs Shock-wave based solutions of the General Link Transmission Model”
    • 3. Andy Chow (University College London ), “Control strategies for network efficiency and resilience with route choice”
  • 11:00-11:30 - Coffee break (includes Demos/Posters)
  • 11:30-13:00 - Session 2 - Modelling Multimodal Systems
    • 4. Agostino Nuzzolo (University of Roma 2 ), “Modelling Intelligent Multimodal Transit Systems”
    • 5. Monica Menendez (ETH Zurich ), “Modelling Unimodal and Multimodal Urban Networks: A Macroscopic Perspective”
    • 6. Jean-Patrick Lebacque (IFSTTAR ), “Multimodal modelling for cooperative ITS”
  • 13:00-14:30 - Lunch
  • 14:30-16:00 - Session 3 - Smart and Sustainable Mobility Systems
    • 7. Gaetano Fusco (University of Roma 1 ), “Sustainable Smart Urban Mobility Systems Design”
    • 8. Wolfgang Niebel (DLR “Challenges in static data acquisition for a bus-on-demand line”
    • 9. Marialisa Nigro (University of Roma 3 ), “E-GO: An Innovative Electric Car Sharing Project in Roma Tre University”
  • 16:00-16:30 - Coffee break (includes Demos/Posters)
  • 16:30-18:30 - Session 4 - Mobility Patterns Extracted from Big Data
    • 10. Emmanouil Chaniotakis and Constantinos Antoniou (Technical University of Munich ), “Inferring Activities from Social Media Data”
    • 11. Chris Tampere (KU Leuven ), “Identifying the aggregate supply for ridesharing through the mobility patterns observed in big data collected by smartphones”
    • 12. Raphael Frank (Motion-S ), “The Power of Mobility Data”
    • 13. Thierry Derrmann (University of Luxembourg ), “Estimating Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams from Mobile Network Data”
  • 18:30-19:30 - Cocktail
  • 19:30-22:30 - Dinner
Second day
  • 08:30-09:00 - Registration, welcome coffee & breakfast
  • 09:00-10:30 - Session 5 - Autonomous & Connected Vehicles
    • 14. Jerome Harri (EURECOM ), “Coexistence Challenges between Radio Local Access Networks (RLANs) and ETSI ITS-G5 in the 5.9GHz ITS band for Future Connected Vehicles”
    • 15. Claudio Roncoli (Aalto University ), “Multilane traffic control in the presence of automated and connected vehicles”
    • 16. Anastasia Spiliopoulou and Markos Papageorgiou (Technical University of Crete ), “Real-time ACC Exploitation for Improved Motorway Traffic Flow”
  • 10:30-11:00 - Coffee break (includes Demos/Posters)
  • 11:00-12:30 - Session 6 - Assessing Future Smart Mobility Services
    • 17. Francesco Ciari (ETH Zurich ), “Simulating shared automated vehicle fleets: what can be done with MATSim, current limitations, and modeling challenges.”
    • 18. Lara Codeca (University of Luxembourg ),  “Luxembourg SUMO Traffic (LuST) Scenario”
    • 19. Roberta Di Pace (University of Salerno ), “Traditional Random Utility models vs Hybrid choice models for assessing environmental impacts of a new technology: the HySolaKit case study”
  • 12:30-13:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30-15:30 - Session 7 - Demand Estimation using Big Data
    • 20. Jaume Barcelo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ), “A Computational Framework for the Estimation of Dynamic OD Trip Matrices”
    • 21. Ernesto Cipriani and Marialisa Nigro (University of Roma 3 ), “New Perspectives for Dynamic Traffic Demand Estimation and Prediction Adopting Big Data”
    • 22. Guido Cantelmo (University of Luxembourg ), “Practical methods for Dynamic Demand Estimation in congested Networks”
    • 23. Martin Fellendorf (TU Graz ), “Big data to improve the understanding of mobility”
  • 15:30-16:00 - Coffee break (includes Demos/Posters)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 - Session 8 - Human Mobility Profiling
    • 24. Martin Kracheel and Patrick van Egmond (LuxMobility ), “POSITIVE DRIVE, a gamified mobility tool”
    • 25. Hans van Lint (TU Delft ), “Urban Mobility Lab - making sense of urban mobility through clustering and visualisation”
    • 26. Jun Pang (University of Luxembourg ), “Constructing and Comparing User Mobility Profiles”
  • 17:30-18:15 - Panel discussion - “What is smart mobility?”
  • 18:15-19:00 - Closing remarks and final farewell cocktail


  • Workshop dates: June 1-2, 2017.
  • Registration is required for all participants. Registration fees : 100 euros. Maximum: 100 participants.
  • Online Registration: click here.


The workshop will be held at the castle of Bourlingster, one of the oldest castles in Luxembourg. The proximity of the castle to Luxembourg city and its airport makes it easy to reach.


The event is sponsored by the MAMBA (Prof. Dr. Thomas Engel, Dr. Sébastien Faye) and InCoMMune (Prof. Dr. Francesco Viti, Dr. Marco Rinaldi) projects, which are focused on multimodal and collaborative mobility systems. The organisers also would like to thank the National Research Fund of Luxembourg (FNR) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA).