Smart Mobility in Smart Cities

Presented By: Sara Paiva, Christos Zaroliagis, Sergio M. Savarsi

One of the key areas addressed in this webinar is personal mobility, with a focus on the vehicles currently used as well as what will be the trend for the coming years. The topic of electric cars, energy sources, comparative analysis of costs with current fuels, battery life, charging options and distribution of electricity production worldwide are addressed. A parallel is also made of how these cars will form the basis for self-driving cars and how we will get from the current (almost) L3 level to the L5 level of autonomous driving.

Sergio M. Savarsi will provide a general view on the main expected trends of personal mobility (with a focus on urban areas) in the next decades. Starting from the “megatrends”, he will focus on the interconnections and self-catalyzing effects of the automation-electrification-servitization trends. A glimpse on bifurcations of vehicle features and virtualization of the mobility will close this section.

Christos Zaroliagis will address key aspects in developing intelligent mobility applications to address personalized mobility challenges. Core applications will be considered, including multimodal route planning, tourist tour planning, vehicle sharing and smart parking solutions. Finally, key features of how today’s mobility can be incorporated, and how data can be efficiently updated in case of emergencies or unforeseen events.

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Intended Audience

  • People interested in the evolution of mobility; All urban mobility stakeholders from academia, industry, public & regional authorities.

About the Speakers

saraSara Paiva is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, a PhD in Informatics Engineering from University of Vigo in 2011 and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oviedo, under advanced driving assistants and urban mobility. Her main line of research is smart mobility and smart cities, with a focus on inclusive mobility solutions. She is IEEE Senior Member, Volunteer in the IEEE Smart Cities Community and member of the Editorial Committee on the IEEE P2784 SmartCity Planning and Technology Standard. She is Editor in Chief of EAI EndorsedTransaction on Smart Cities, Associate Editor of Springer Wireless Networks and Mobile Networks (MONET). She is member of the organizing committee of the EAI International Convention on Smart Cities 360º 2020 with 15 co-located conferences. She acts as Scientific Evaluator of Individual Scientist Project Proposals for Fundamental and Applied Research for the Latvian Council of Science, since 2020. She is editor of books with Springer, CRC Press, Cambridge Scholar, and special issues in several impact factor journals. She has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals and conferences and is a frequent reviewer of international journals and international conferences.


chr Zaro HdPhotoChristos Zaroliagis is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece. He held previous positions at leading academic institutions (Max‐Planck‐Institute for Informatics, King's College University of London, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). He specializes in the interplay among intelligent algorithm engineering, optimization, decentralized computing, cryptography & information security and their application in large‐scale networks and systems, with a special focus on mobility in smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, and big data analysis. In the last 20 years he has participated as a coordinator and/or key researcher in numerous research projects funded by EC or by the Greek State, almost all of which were/are centered around smart mobility services. He has received various distinctions for his work (prize award 2012 for Academic and Scientific Excellence awarded by the Greek Ministry of Education, KIT Distinguished Research Fellow, Mercator Fellow).


sergio125x166Sergio M. Savaresi received the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, 1992), the Ph.D. in Systems and Control Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, 1996), and the M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (Catholic University, Brescia, 2000). After the Ph.D. he worked as management consultant at McKinsey&Co, Milan Office. He is Full Professor in Automatic Control at Politecnico di Milano since 2006. He is DeputyDirector and Chair of the Systems & Control Section of Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Bioengineering (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano. He is author of more than 500 scientific publications. His main interests are in the areas of vehicles control, automotive systems, data analysis and system identification, non-linear control theory, and control applications, with special focus on smart mobility. He has been manager and technical leader of more than 400 research projects in cooperation with private companies. He is co-founder of 8 high-tech startup companies.


Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Smart mobility; mobility-as-a-service; personalized mobility services; multimodal route planning; tourist tour planning; vehicle sharing; smart parking; Automated car; electric car; mobility megatrends; virtualization of mobility