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Meet OPTIMUM experts during the ICE Conference

June 20, 2017

Workshop of OPTIMUM project will be organised in the frame of the ICE Conference (June 27-29, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal) which is one of the premier conferences associated to the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS).

The ICE/IEEE ITMC Conference brings together leading academics, researchers and practitioners, contributing to the global debate on research, science and innovation. This year, the growing community of researchers, innovators, industrialists, engineers and practitioners have been invited to share their insights, practices, projects and case studies that address the conference theme: "Engineering, Technology & Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches".

 The 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island (Portugal), organized by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, UNINOVA together with Universidade do Minho.

ICE/IEEE ITMC 2017 conference will include distinguished keynote speakers, an original set of paper sessions, workshops, presentations and roundtables. Researchers, scientists and innovators are called for original ideas, papers, debates, initiatives and projects. Authors, workshop organizers, and participants are invited to contribute to the shaping of the prospective on engineering, technology and innovation solutions for industry and societal challenges.

About the workshop (June 27, 14:00-16:00)

Standardisation and regulation activities are important key factors for the uptake of continuous and interoperable ITS. In order to achieve a quick deployment of the ITS in Europe, private and public stakeholders need to arrive at joint commitments on deployment of harmonised, interoperable ITS services which in the future will seamlessly cover the whole of Europe for the benefit of all users.

From short-term traffic forecasting to travel behavioural research and the use of social media for efficient transport operations, the so‐called trend of big data has created a wide spectrum of challenges and opportunities in the field of transport research. The collection and possible exploitation of "big data" pose a number of questions both in methodological terms as well as in legal, institutional and social ones, which need to be addressed. This workshop aims to address the implications of the utilisation of big data and open data in the transport field.

This workshop is organised as a venue of experts, supported by the OPTIMUM project. It aims at identifying and debate relevant data-driven topics within Intelligent Transport Systems. Exploring new user preferences and attitudes with respect to data ownership and sharing, analysing the research and innovation capacities of the European transport industries, examining new research opportunities and limitations offered by the use and exploitation of big data, looking at how new tools and business models may improve interoperability and accessibility, inclusive mobility and equity across different geographical areas and assessing future skills requirements in transport.

The workshop will address some of the key actions in ITS, such as realtime traffic and travel information, cooperative systems, vehicle-to-X communications, eFreight, and is set out to identify commitments which will ensure the implementation of seamless and interoperable telematics services and applications in EU.

This workshop will present implementations of ITS related scenarios and hands-on, being developed under the OPTIMUM project.

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