The “ITS 2017 Student Paper Award” will be awarded to the best student scientific paper.
Topics of the “Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service” International Conference:
|Smart Cities and Regions|
|Mobility as a Service|
|Intelligent Transportation Systems: Their future and development policies|
|Smart data management|
|Intelligent cargo and logistics|
|Intelligent fleet management|
|Intelligent hubs and ports|
|Intelligent safety and security|
The conference will be organized by the University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with ITS Hellas, with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers and Aimsun, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 as a self-administered Academic Institution under the supervision of the Greek Government. The University was established primarily with the intention to concentrate on science, technology, economics, business administration and social sciences. Presently, the University of Patras remains one of the best well known Universities in Greece with an excellent reputation amongst the International and European Scientific Community, which justifies the vision and mission for the establishment of the University of Patras.
The Transport and Traffic Engineering Studies Unit (TESS) of the University of Patras was founded in 1991 and operates with the primary goal of promoting teaching and research in the fields of Intelligent Transportation and Traffic Engineering.
ITS Hellas, the “Hellenic Organization of Intelligent Transport Systems”, is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2011. Since then ITS Hellas has been operating as the national platform for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Greece, aiming to create the right conditions for the development and promotion of Greek technological solutions achieving maximum efficiency in transport. The ITS Hellas consists of 34 members from the public sector (eg TRAINOSE, OASA, SASTH etc.), the private sector and the academic/research world.
WITH THE ACTIVE SUPPORT OF
Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers was founded in 1976 in Athens, Greece. It currently includes over 600 members, all of them holding a postgraduate degree in transportation and carrying a long experience in the subject matter. The Institute has also acted as Advisor to various public authorities and public corporations and is widely considered as an expert counterpart for supporting decision making, given its impartiality and scientific approach to implementing and solving problems in the transport sector.
Aimsun is an international software and services company with a singular focus on solving the world’s most complex mobility problems: modeling the interaction of public and private vehicles, simulating the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning, testing autonomous vehicles, or supporting consumer-facing applications by offering insights into smarter multi-modal transportation choices.
We have two high-performance software applications: Aimsun Next is a fully-integrated modeling platform simulating future traffic patterns by representing individual needs and available transportation options; Aimsun Live is a decision support tool used to predict traffic outcomes by simulating projected conditions based on historical and real-time feeds. Thousands of mobility professionals in over 75 countries use our tools and services to model tomorrow’s smart mobility networks, today.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
The mission of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport is to plan and implement national policy and create the appropriate institutional framework at European and international level for the development of top quality transport and mass-transit under conditions of healthy competition, ensure the safety of transport and mass-transit, and contribute to the country economic development and the improvement of its citizens quality of life in the areas falling under the Ministry responsibility.
Dr. Darcy Bullock is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University and serves as the director of the Joint Transportation Research Program. Bullock is a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana and has 25 years of experience in the industry working closely with vendors, state agencies, and USDOT, and colleagues at other universities. Bullock’s teaching, research and consulting interests have been in the general area of traffic engineering. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Bullock is the past chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Advanced Technology Committee and past Secretary for the Transportation Research Board’s Traffic Signal System Committee. Over the past two decades, Bullock has completed several projects with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Houston Airport System (Houston Intercontinental Airport), Kenton County Airport Board (Cincinnati Airport) as well several state and local transportation agencies. The results of those projects are published in over 200 journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports, several of which have received national awards from ASCE, TRB and ITE.
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Mr. Victor Namnum is the lead Quality Improvement Strategist for the Quality Improvement Division at the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medication Group. Mr. Namnum received his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University and his BS in International Health Studies from Georgetown University. Mr. Namnum’s current role is overseeing rapid performance improvement in HEDIS, Health Plan, and Medicare STAR ratings by creating dynamic predictive analysis, assessing primary barriers, and overseeing rapid project implementation and scaling. Mr. Namnum’s goal is to provide better quality patient care for its 700,000+ patients and for his organization to continue to receive recognition as one of the top 10% healthcare providers in the country. Mr. Namnum, a former tech company founder, strongly believes in the implementation and use of mobile and transportation services in the healthcare sector to bring efficiencies to patients while utilizing less resources. During his talk he will discuss how mobility services that leverage mobile apps and transportation can help people improve their medication adherence, and what the financial and non-financial costs are of medication non-adherence for the healthcare sector.