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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Monteiro Figueira,
University Lusofona, Portugal

MaaS  - Mobility as a Service From Concept to Delivery

Abstract: The integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand is now on the mood. Moreover, it a real need in our generation and the solution for our mobility needs.

MaaS fulfills users’ needs for mobility with a wide range of transport services for both travelers and goods, offering tailor-made transport on demand. To meet a customer’s needs, a MaaS service provider arranges the most suitable transport means, be it public transport, taxi or car rental, or even ride-, car- or bike-sharing.

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Bio: Prof. Monteiro Figueira is since 1990 the General Director of CEITConsultores Engenheiros em Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese consulting firm focusing on transportation, parking, mobility, traffic engineering and roadways and Senior Professor at the Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII. 
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.

 

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Roberto Montemanni, Department of Innovative Technologies Dalle Molle Institue for Artificaial Intelligence, Switzerland

SocialCar: Integrating carpooling into existing mobility and public transportation systems

Abstract: SocialCar is a European research and innovation project that seeks to incorporate carpooling (people commuting together on a same vehicle) into existing mobility and public transportation systems, by means of powerful planning algorithms and big data integration from public transportation, carpooling systems, and crowd sourcing. 

The project unites transportation engineers, social and economic scientists, information technology experts, carpoolers and public authorities from Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain and Belgium. Their mission is to design, develop, test and roll out a service that simplifies the travel experience of citizens in urban and peri-urban areas. SocialCar will define data processing flows and design algorithms to match travel requests with the integrated public-private transport supply, complemented by a reputation-based mechanism based on social media.  

After a general overview of the project, a detailed description of the route planning and ride matching engines at the basis of the system will be provided. These component are used to provide the users with meaningful alternatives for their trips. 

Biography: Roberto Montemanni is professor of advanced algorithms at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. He is also active as senior researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence and as research advisor for PhD students at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK in 2002. He is leading basic and applied research projects both at national and international levels. His main research interests are in the fields of mathematical modeling and algorithms, with applications in transportations and logistics.

 

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Khair Jadaan, University of Jordan, Jordan

Wrong-WAY Driving  (WWD) Crashes on Divided and Limited-Access Highways

Abstract: Physically divided highways provide unidirectional traffic flow with the objective of increasing road users’ safety. Driving wrong way on these roads, namely wrong-way driving (WWD), can be very dangerous especially on limited access highways. Wrong-way crashes often result in fatalities and/or incapacitating injuries. 

In order to combat these WWD events and develop appropriate countermeasures, it is very important to understand the accurate frequency and the characteristics of these WWD incidents especially on freeways.  In his plenary speech, Professor Jadaan will address these issues and identify the contributing factors leading to this type of crash.  

In order to reduce the frequency and severity of wrong-way driving (WWD) events Professor Jadaan’s plenary speech will highlight systemic countermeasures to prevent or discourage wrong way occurrences, reducing wrong way crashes and driving down fatalities on freeways. 

 The plenary speech will give an insight into the international experience and present the WWD innovative research.

Bio: Prof. Khair Jadaan has 46 years experience in various developed and developing countries including UK (where he earned two postgraduate degrees), USA, Germany, New Zealand, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. Khair’s main research interests are road safety, environmental impacts of transport and road pricing (many with applications to developing countries). He has published over 140 scientific papers in international Journals and conferences and is a member of the Editorial Board of three international journals. 

Prof Jadaan has 30 years teaching and research experience at Universities of Leeds (England),  Bradford (England), California Berkeley and UOI at Urbana-Champaign (USA), Canterbury and Auckland (New Zealand),  Baghdad (Iraq), Kuwait,  Univ. of Jordan, and Al-Isra (Private University / Jordan) in addition to 12 years as a Senior Advisor with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

 

 

 

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