Theme 1 – Smart Solutions and Society
Technology developments are strongly shaping transport and mobility, with advances in digitalization creating the ground for more performant ITS solutions.
These solutions are based on higher levels of connectivity and automation, offering more sustainable, inclusive mobility services. MaaS is a reality, and big data and AI techniques are providing authorities and transport operators with powerful tools to design and operate more flexible, resilient and smarter forms of mobility.
Moreover, new behaviours and mobility patterns require research and innovation in user-centric and inclusive approaches. The growth of e-commerce and the importance of urban logistics strongly impact citizens’ quality of life. And along with the transformation of public spaces, new forms of service co-creation have therefore to be investigated and promoted.
1.1 – User-focus and inclusive mobility
Keywords: Accessibility; Behaviours and mobility patterns; Co-creation of services and citizen engagement; Gender issues in mobility; Mobility as a Service (MaaS); Mobility information for citizens; On-demand mobility; Smooth and active modes; Social inclusion and societal issues in mobility; Transport poverty; Travel guidance and route planning; Vulnerable to exclusion citizens.
1.2 – Connected and automated multimodal mobility
Keywords: Automated mass transit; Automated terminal operations; Automated vehicle; Automation in urban logistics; CCAM – cooperative, connected and automated mobility; Connectivity (V2V/V2I, ITS-G5, 4G/5G); Inter-modality; IoT and smart infrastructures; New business models; Sensoring and real-time information; Sharing and pooling; Urban air mobility; Urban planning and transport.
1.3 – Innovation and the use of data, ITS and AI
Keywords: Big data; Co-creation of mobility services; Cyber-security and data privacy; Data sharing and ownership; Digitalization in mobility; Information for the public ITS; Mobility knowledge management; New business models; Ticketing and payment systems; Transport services and sustainable cities; Travel guidance and route planning.
1.4 – Efficient and Innovative logistics
Keywords: Automation in urban logistics; Collaboration in logistics; E-commerce; Clean energy vehicles in urban logistics; Environmental impacts of logistics; First mile / last mile; New business models in logistics; Physical internet; Synchro-modality; Urban logistics.