Symposium on
"Urban Mobility challenges"
14th November 2016

Future Urban Mobility

Mobility stands on the threshold of what can be described as the largest and most important shift in technological, environmental, economic and societal challenges in a century. Cities all over the planet are getting bigger and the trend in sprawling megacities seems unstoppable. The revolution in urban living requires new mobility solutions integrating infrastructure, traffic systems, vehicle use and resources such as energy, space and time, which are increasingly limited.

On-demand mobility, car and ride sharing or last-mile delivery services have already become important trends in transportation and in the global economy today. Cities are becoming smart and smarter, exploiting distributed control of highly sensorised equipment and infrastructure. But the vehicles of the future have to integrate into the urban environment in a compatible way, meet the needs of people and fulfil their individual mobility service requirements. Intelligent vehicle systems properly integrated with ICT applications offer new ways of meeting high levels of safety and comfort by applying new environment detection systems and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

Innovative concepts and research approaches are needed to address the future of urban mobility resulting in new customer orientated business models and services for rising profitability.

We kindly invite you to discuss innovative aspects for FUTURE URBAN MOBILTY during the smart city expo in Barcelona on 14th of November 2016. Speeches of international specialists in the following fields are waiting for you:

  • Connectivity
  • Mobility Concepts
  • Mobility Services
  • Urban Planning




14th November 2016

08:30h. Registration
09:00h. Opening session

  • Welcome address, Vice rector UPC

  • Introductory remarks D. Serra


Session I: Sustainable Smart City & Infrastructure

09:10h. From Smart Cities to WISE Cities: a framework for sustainable mobility

  • J. Barceló, Professor Emeritus, UPC-Barcelona Tech

09:40h.  e-mobility and the roll out of charging stations in Vienna (TBC)

  • Dipl. Ing. Dr. Techn. Harald Frey, TU Wien, Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering

10:10h. Discussion

10:20h. Coffee Break

10:40h.  Sustainable and efficient mobility: the future ahead

  • Prof. Dr. Francesc Robusté, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, coordinator of BIT (Barcelona Innovative Transportation) research group, BarcelonaTech

11:10h. Acceptance of individual transportation automation – an analysis

  • Dr. Jonas Tostmann, TU Braunschweig, Research assistant at the chair of services management

11:40h. Discussion

11:50h. Coffee Break


Session II: Intermodal Cooperative Mobility / Dependable Connected Mobility
12:10h. Dependable connected mobility

  • Dr. Christoph Knieke, Technische Universität Clausthal Institute for Informatics, Software System Engineering

12:30h. Urban Communication Infrastructure -- connectivity and information source

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Schwefel, Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, Section on Wireless Communication Network

13:10h. Smart Region Wolfsburg. Creating a Backbone for a sustainable E-Mobility Strategy

  • Dr. Gerrit Schrödel, Wolfsburg AG, director Mobility Research

13:30h. Questions

14:00h. Closure


Last year's Agenda and Presentations (November 2015) Download the Agenda PDF Version



Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona,

C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, edifici C2, Conference Hall / Sala d'Actes

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