Announcements

Being actively involved as a founding member in the "TM2.0 Enabling Vehicle Interaction with Traffic Management" platform of ERTICO, Ι-SENSE is the coordinator of the new Task Force on “Road Automation relevant to TM2.0”. Road Automation is an important development that has to be considered in view of the long term evolution in TM. The proposed TF will safeguard that the evolution of TM is taking Road Automation into account. For this, it will identify and survey requirements for automated applications and for TMCs able to support Road Automation as well as for relevant data exchange between TMCs and MSPs.

ICCS is leading the work package that designs the architecture of the ITS Observatory and transforms it in a functional prototype. The specifications for the platform are based on the user requirements extracted from two main sources: state of the art study of existing and previous activities (cooperation platforms & monitoring tools) and stakeholder workshop organised on 17th June in Brussels.

Concretely, the specifications are extracted from data sets, hence for each type of data set applies different type of Meta template. These Meta template types are the foundation for the set of key values. In addition, the key performance indicators (KPIs) to be supported by the Platform are specified according to the input and their correlation to the key values as defined for each Meta template. Then, the Platform architecture is defined in accordance to guidelines and recommendations by relevant standardisation bodies. Finally, a functional prototype, as well as a design mock-up, is prepared to be validated by users, before its actual implementation and the public release of the Observatory.

KPIs are defined as a set of quantifiable and measurable values that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational objectives. KPIs vary between industries, depending on their priorities or performance criteria. Several KPI’s are included in the ITS Observatory for the data classification and structuring.

Currently, a first version of a wire frame model of the platform was prototyped to test the concept and flow and ensure that they are optimal for the users.

The wire frame is based on the specifications of the ITS Observatory platform distinguished in data, algorithms, interface and software platform. The data specifications tackle structure, format and quality but also specifications how to acquire, how to aggregate and how to present data to the users. Meta templates are created based on each type of data set and key values will be defined per type of data set (Meta template). Algorithms include all data processing tools based on key values per Meta template, for example, to combine data from multiple sources, and cover all processes needed to meet the requirements by the users and background processes needed for the ITS Observatory operation. Interface specifications focus on user’s interfacing with the software platform, methods to input and query data, as well as any communication and messages between software modules. Software platform specifications handle general issues like users’ authentication, graphical environment, menu items, but also its main elements and their interactions and interfaces.

The next steps include the design of the software platform and the graphical design of its user interface, which will use the visual identity of the ITS Observatory. This will include the design of the user experience elements, including data entry elements and onscreen guides. Emphasis will be given to the ergonomic design of the graphical environment and elements of the platform. The first draft of the Platform with a minimum of content will be available in January 2016 and will be validated with users during a stakeholder workshop in February. The draft release of the platform with a limited distribution is planned for April 2016.

The ITS Observatory will become public in October 2016.

The well attended ITS Hackathon webinar “Discover the MOBiNET e-marketplace: data sets, APIs & User Cases” was held on 23 September 2015.

The webinar was moderated from BeMyApp, who gave an introduction to the ITS Hackathon.

The ITS Hackathon is co-organized by Michelin Challenge Bibendum and MOBiNET on 6 - 7 - 8 October during the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux. The challenge is to develop with the help of MOBiNET in 48h the most innovative mobile app, web service or connected object to revolutionize the fields of the Intelligent Mobility and Road Safety.

Rasmus Lindholm; ERTICO – ITS Europe, gave an introduction to the project and stressed how MOBiNET aims to create an e-marketplace linking content providers, service providers and end users.

Fay Misichroni; Institute of Communications and Computer Systems -ICCS, gave a technical introduction on the way that MOBiNET e-marketplace can be discovered - from the perspective of a developer, focusing on data sets, APIs & User Cases

You can watch the whole event here.

Read more and register to the ITS Hackathon for free!

Dr. Angelos Amditis, Head of I-SENSE Group, became a member of the ITS Congress European Programme Committee - EPC (part of the International Programme Committee - IPC) starting with the ITS European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland (6-9 June 2016). The European/International Programme Committee's role is to determine the most appropriate topics for people to submit Technical papers, agree on major themes which are relevant to the ITS community, participate in the selection of speakers, as well as approve the Special Sessions proposals, review papers, participate in the meetings and congresses, organise and moderate sessions.

ICCS became a member of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) of the European Commission. The Forum aims at further supporting digitalisation of freight transport and logistics. It will bring together Member States and stakeholders from all transport and logistics communities with the aim to identify challenges and areas where common action in the EU is needed, to provide recommendations, and to work on the implementation of these recommendations where appropriate.

The INTE-TRANSIT: “Integrated and Interoperable Maritime Transit Management System” MED project has achieved major accomplishments towards the goal of enabling multimodality and intermodality in large logistics hubs as are the MED port terminals.

After 3 years of leading innovation, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium successfully organised its final International Conference under the theme:  “Multimodality and intermodality as drivers of change for ports and logistics”, at Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in Piraeus, Greece.During this unique event and showcase  approximately 100 participants had the chance to find out more about the project’s solutions, the new challenges that Ports and Logistics areas are facing and State of the Art developments. The event was co-organised by ICCS, SEAbility and PCT on 24-25 June 2015.

The Conference was inaugurated by the INTE-TRANSIT project coordinator, Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director at ICCS/NTUA, while opening speeches have been delivered by Mr. Miltiadis Provatas, Director  of Transport Strategic Planning and Mrs Agkatha Skafida, General Director of Ports, Port Policy & Maritime Investments,  of the Greek Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime & Tourism, Greece ,  Mr. Ζhang Anming, Deputy General Manager, Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) , Mr. Antonio Torregrosa Maicas, Head of Projects at VPF, Mr. Stefano Persi, ALICE Technology Platform and Mr. Ignacio Alvarez-Ossorio, President of EUROPLATFORMS.

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In addition, prominent speakers from academia, industry, European and national public authorities, and port operators as PCT/COSCO, VPF, APPA, IAT, SEAbility, CONATECO, AIA, VPF, ICCS among others, presented and discussed a variety of topics through five dedicated technical sessions and two round-table discussions. The key topics that were specifically addressed are:

  • The challenges and drivers that MED ports are currently facing in order to turn into intermodal and multimodal hubs.
  • The ICT and business analysis tools to assist the port operators interface more seamlessly with various stakeholders of the supply chain.
  • The legislation and policy issues related to the logistics chain and how they may impact the strategic planning of ports.
  • The issues of Multimodality and Intermodality for the supply chain.
  • The different levels of automation which may significantly improve the internal processes in a modern ports and logistic areas.
  • The new technological and organisational trends for Ports and Logistics.

In parallel, posters and demonstrations of the latest technological developments in the area of ports and port logistics have been also exhibited to the attendees.

 

Download the Conference programme here.

Presentations will be available at the INTE-TRANSIT website .

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We are pleased to announce that one of the partners of the project eKLISI, COSMOTE, won the GOLD Award for the project in the category "Innovative Mobile R & D project" of the Mobile Excellence Awards 2015 (http://www.m-awards.gr/). The ceremony took place in Athens on 24 June 2015. 

The research project "eΚΛΗΣΗ", that was coordinated by ICCS with the participation of COSMOTE and SPACE Hellas, aimed to implement a national pilot application of the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call service "eCall" based on 112, the common European Emergency number.mony took place in Athens, on 24 June 2015.

One step closer to C-ITS deployment in cities

The European CIP co-founded project started three years ago and it is coming to an end this year with an exceptional final event and demonstration during the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux on 7 October 2015. For three years, Compass4D worked with European cities, road operators, vehicle fleets and road transport stakeholders in moving towards sustainable deployment of cooperative ITS (C-ITS) services.

Compass4D final event will show how the project is deploying and ensuring after-project life of its three piloted C-ITS services (Road Hazard Warning, Red Light Violation Warning, and Energy Efficiency Intersection) in the seven Compass4D cities (Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Helmond, Newcastle, Thessaloniki, Verona and Vigo) and how it is setting best practise in other cities and regions in The Netherlands, Finland, Spain and Belgium. The event will show the economic, environmental and social benefits of the Compass4D services in cities as well as bringing examples of current and planned investments between cities and the industry partners involved (fleet, service providers, telecommunication operators, etc.).

The final event will be organised in the form of a dynamic discussion with short introductions and contributions from high level speakers from the Compass4D consortium and local authorities of European cities. The agenda will be uploaded soon on the Compass4D website.

The event will be held in the Palais des Congrès (room: Amphi C) on Wednesday 7 October from 13:00 to 18:00.

The full-potential of Compass4D will be unleashed from 5-9 October 2015 on the urban and inter-urban public roads of Bordeaux with a live demonstration of its C-ITS services.

REGISTER NOW!

The event is free of charge but prior registration is needed via this link: https://b-com.mci-group.com/Registration/DynamicRegistration/DynamicRegistrationPage.aspx?EventCode=ITS2015&SiteCode=DEFAULT

Please note, that in order to be registered for the Compass4D Final event, you will need to register as “Visitor” for the ITS World Congress. This registration is free of charge for the day (7 October) and will grant you access to the 25,000sqm exhibition area where over 300 global companies and organisations will be present.

More information on the different categories of registration and related fees, is available at http://itsworldcongress.com/registration/

Compass4D partners will welcome you throughout the Congress at the Compass4D stand (booth number B95) to answer your questions and provide more information on the project.

  • For more information on the event, contact Carla Coppola at and Andrea Hrzic at
  • For more information on the live demonstration, contact Andre Perpey at

Invitation Piraeus, 24-25 June 2015

The INTE-TRANSIT: “Integrated and Interoperable Maritime Transit Management System” MED project has achieved major accomplishments towards the goal of enabling multimodality and intermodality in large logistics hubs as are the MED port terminals.

INTE-TRANSIT is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the MED Programme and aims to support the more efficient and optimized logistics organisation of MED ports and logistics areas through the use of modern ICT technologies and to establish a framework for cooperation between stakeholders in the Mediterranean countries for the exchange of best practices, cooperation and personnel training.

After 3 years of leading innovation, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium cordially invites you to find out more about the project’s solutions, the new challenges that Ports and Logistics areas are facing and State of the Art developments, at the:

INTE-TRANSIT 2nd International Conference

“Multimodality and intermodality as drivers of change for ports and logistics”,

24-25 June 2015

Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Piraeus, Greece

During this unique event and showcase, you will be able to network with experts and discover the latest developments in the area of ports and logistics. On both conference days, prominent speakers from academia, industry, European and national public authorities, and port operators as PCT/COSCO, VPF, APPA, IAT, SEAbility, CONATECO, AIA, VPF, the European Commission, the European Technology Platform ALICE, the Hellenic Ministry of Transport, among others, will present and discuss, a variety of topics, through dedicated technical sessions and round-table discussions.

Between others, keynote speeches will be delivered by Captain Fu Cheng Qiu, CEO of PCT (COSCO), Vicente del Río,  General Director of Fundación Valenciaport and Dr. Angelos Amditis,Research Director at ICCS/NTUA.

During the conference a number of key topics will be discussed, including :

  • Challenges and drivers that MED ports are currently facing in order to turn into intermodal and multimodal hubs.
  • ICT and business analysis tools to assist the port operators interface more seamlessly with various stakeholders of the supply chain.
  • Legislation and policy issues related to the logistics chain and how they may impact the strategic planning of ports.
  • Multimodality and Intermodality for Logistics.
  • Different levels of automation, to significantly improve the internal processes in a modern ports and logistic areas.
  • New technological and organisational trends for Ports and Logistics.

In parallel, posters and demonstrations of the latest technological developments will be exhibited.

The INTE-TRANSIT consortium is looking forward to welcome you at its final event and Conference in Piraeus, Greece, on June 2015. Please find the final programme here.

Registration is now open. Please fill in the conference registration form available here and send it via email to Mrs. Geli Latsa, (adm@seability.eu). Your reservation will be confirmed via email.

Dr. Angelos Amditis

INTE-TRANSIT Coordinator                                                             

Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) 

Mrs Geli Latsa

INTE-TRANSIT Dissemination Manager

SEAbility LTD.

IMPORTANT:

 

  • The official language of the conference is English. An English - Greek translation will be also available for the attendees.
  • As the available space for attendees is limited, please register as early as possible.

Download the conference invitation here

DSC01829A dedicated to TEAM workshop entitled: “Elastic Collaborative Mobility and applications: Towards the improvement of the Urban Mobility System” was successfully held, on Friday 20 May, 2016 at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure Transport and Networks facilities. The Workshop was organized by ICCS in the framework of the TEAM Euro Eco Challenge activities aiming on the promotion and evaluation of the 11 TEAM applications developed and tested on the TEAM pilot sites located in 8 European cities (Athens, Trikala, Berlin, Torino, Trento, Gothenburg, Tampere, and Helsinki). 

During this Workshop the Greek partners of TEAM, i.e. ICCS, e-Trikala, INFOTRIP and COSMOTE, presented the TEAM applications to several Greek stakeholders, including road operators, public transport operators/companies and private ITS companies as well as national authorities and collected their opinion and evaluation for the TEAM applications that are implemented in Greece through a series of respective   questionnaires. The responses of the stakeholders will be used by the Greek pilot site partners to further shade light to both the evaluation of the TEAM applications but also to understand the potential for their future deployment.

 

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