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1st Conference Day


 Thursday 7 December 2017

Venue: Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras


8.30 - 9.15

Registration and welcome coffee


9.15 - 9.45

Conference Welcome

Athanassios Dimas, Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras

Dimitrios Papagiannidis, General Director of Strategic Planning of Transport and Road Safety, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Greece

Apostolos Katsifaras, Head of the Region of Western Greece

Kostas Peletidis, Mayor of Patras


9.45 - 11.00

Session I: Mobility in Smart Cities

Session Chairman: Athanasios Chassiakos

Recording and evaluating ICT tools concerning mobility in University Campus areas

Panagiotis Papantoniou, Eleni I. Vlahogianni, George Yannis, Eva Campos Diaz, Maria Tereza Tormo Lancero and Pedro Valero Mora

The impact of Information Communications Technology (ICT) on the movement patterns in urban space networks, with specific reference to Smart Cities

P. J. van V. Coetzee and J. Mirembe         

Ageing Population Requirements for Mobility Services

Evangelos Mitsakis, Charis Chalkiadakis, Georgia Aifadopoulou and Vasilis Mizaras

Smart mobility for Chania’s historic center

Despina Dimelli 

Driver response to Variable Message Signs considering distinct vehicle types

Ioanna Spyropoulou, Maria Poulopoulou, Eriola Impersimi and Michalis Karavas


11.00 - 12.15

Session II: Smart Cities and Regions

Session Chairman: Athanasios Chassiakos

Smart Buildings and Electric Transportation Systems for a secure and efficient power network

C. Orth, D. Tsiamitros, G. Kokkonis, D. Stimoniaris, I. Deligkiozi, D. Leonardos, M. Lehtonen, J.Liesmaki, S. Pettersen, C. Pedersen, F. Christange, T. Hamacher, A. Blume, P. Panagiotou, W. Kastner, W. Granzer, F. Praus, A. Ozdemir, A. Gaglia, E. Dialynas, Y. Stephanedes

eGPP and green buildings: From green procurement to nZEBs through projects GRASP, GRASPINNO and AYTONOMO

Yorgos Stephanedes

Environmental assessment of conventional building materials combining life cycle analysis method and multi-criteria analysis

K. Sentzas, T. Karastergios, D. Tsiamitros, D. Stimoniaris and Y. Stephanedes

Development of Urban agglomerations regarding smart city concept in Poland – Lublin case study

Kamil Roman

Urban resilience as a key factor for shaping modern smart cities

Aristi Karagkouni, Panagiota Charisi and Maria Giannopoulou


12.15 - 12.30

Q/A for Sessions I & II


12.30 - 12.50

Coffee Break


12.50 - 14.00

Keynote Session

Session Chairman: Evangelos Mitsakis

12.50 - 13.30

Distinguished Lecture: Real Time Probe Data Statistics and Dashboards for Managing Mobility

Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University

13.30 - 13.45

Mobility Service Operations Management

Vasilis Moiras, Service Manager, Mobility Division, Siemens Greece

13.45 - 14.00

The “smart” trend in French motorways

Benoit Le Bouille, General Manager, GEFYRA LITOURGIA S.A.


14.00 - 15.00

Networking Lunch



Session III: Intelligent Transportation Systems: Their future and development policies

Session Chairman: Spyros Syrmakesis

Next generation of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

Evangelos Mitsakis, Areti Kotsi and Vasilis Mizaras

Connectivity and new vehicle technologies: challenges of the highway operators

Bill Halkias

Building a sustainable ITS Orservatory

Ioannis Matsas and Loukas Dimitriou

An optimal prioritization framework for future ITS investments based on systems performance: an Input/Output Approach

Rodanthi Sfakianaki and Loukas Dimitriou



Session IV: Intelligent Transportation Systems: EU funded projects

Session Chairman: Spyros Syrmakesis

Harmonized ITS deployment: The CROCODILE 2 project in Greece

Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Evangelos Mitsakis, Athanasios Saramourtsis, Yorgos Stephanedes

and Dimitris Tsiamitros

Smart Mobility in Hungary - the aspect of CROCODILE 2

Adam Nagy and Tamás Tomaschek         

Safe and Secure Truck Parking Area (SSTPA) and Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) in CROCODILE 2 Project in Greece

Athanasios I. Koukounaris, Marina P. Kouta and Yorgos J. Stephanedes

Collaborative Capacity Programme on ITS Training, Education and Liaison

Panagiotis Iordanopoulos and Evangelos Mitsakis

Costs and benefits of bundled C-ITS services. The C-MobILE approach

Evangelos Mitsakis and Areti Kotsi


17.15 - 17.30

Q/A for Sessions III & IV


17.30 - 17.45

Presentation: AETHER: a real time monitoring system for airborne particulate matter in Patras, Greece

Andreas Kazantzidis, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Physics Department, University of Patras


17.45 - 18.30

Roundtable Discussion: Connected cars, connected motorways, connected cities

Moderators: Bill Halkias and Yorgos Stephanedes

Participants: Antulio Richetta, Angelos Amditis, Dionisis Grigoropoulos


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