Transportation and mobility systems

Recent developments in information and communication technology (ICT) are transforming the way people live, how enterprises of all sizes operate and the shape of society itself.

Recent developments in information and communication technology (ICT) are transforming the way people live, how enterprises of all sizes operate and the shape of society itself. Through smart mobile devices and ubiquitous Internet, people, devices and objects can be continuously in contact with each other. Networks and systems are able to span across previous spatio-temporal barriers whereby real-time coordination and optimization of daily personal activities and businesses processes becomes feasible. These possibilities will have a great effect on the transportation sector, personal mobility and freight logistics. This in turn creates a huge opportunity for the public and private sectors, civic organizations and knowledge institutes to join hands to foster innovation.
Meeting this challenge requires an interdisciplinary approach and involves expertise in research methods and technology across various research groups at CWI, including data fusion, data management, data analytics, service provisioning and long-term prediction. Our research is aimed at developing new models, methods and tools for improving the efficiency of logistics processes for human mobility and freight transport. These tools can then be used by the target groups for policy and decision support.

Contact person: Elenna Dugundji
Research groups: Stochastics (ST), Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), Database Architectures (DA), Networks & Optimization (N&O)
Research partners: Municipality of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam, Connexxion/Transdev, Tata Steel, Schiphol Group, Google, Ahold, ARS Traffic & Transportation Technology