The current transportation systems are experiencing an evident and fast evolution, which is expected to disrupt the mobility landscape of the 2020s. The retrofit of traditional transportation methods by the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), as well as the rapid consolidation of novel transportation modalities, such as car sharing or pooling, are leading to the completely novel concept of Smart Mobility. The convergence and coming together of autonomous and electric vehicles, mobile computing, Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies will create consistent added value and provide smart mobility innovations. These modernizations will improve the travel experience for millions of people and businesses every day.
The Apulia Region and its entrepreneurs are particularly involved and attentive in sustaining and investing in the evolution of the local transport ensuring the follow-up of the European guidelines. Up to now, the implementation of the Plan of the Regional Transport and of the Three-Year Service Plan have been fundamental tools for regional policies on mobility and have put the vision and objectives of Europe 2020 at the center of the program, developing a regional transport system for smart, sustainable and inclusive mobility.
Smart, in relation to innovation in the design of new infrastructures, technological equipment and service organization, extensive use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), promotion of training and information for operators and users.
Sustainable, from the environmental point of view for the ability to reduce externalities by the promotion of collective transport and intermodality; the dissemination of virtuous practices; a preference for less polluting modes of transport including, first and foremost, cycling; the renovation of public bus fleets by favoring low-emission vehicles.
Inclusive, for the network effect that enhances a balanced accessibility on the regional territory and sustains the traffic between Puglia and the Euro-Mediterranean area. It is very recent the initiation of the Smart mobility system MUVT by the city of Bari that perfectly explains the intentions and involvement of the Apulia Region in the advancement of smart mobility. MUVT is a system of technological access to the integrated and sustainable mobility services of the Municipality of Bari, which through the MUVT Card will ensure access to public buses, Park & Ride service, ZSR (regulated parking areas), and shared mobility.
In such an evolving scenario, many questions remain: what will the future of transport be with autonomous shared electric vehicles? Will personal ownership of cars diminish, giving way to shared fleets of vehicles? And how should we prepare for the near transport revolution?
This Workshop, counting on the interventions of local experts, aims then at offering cues of discussion on the technological scenarios, the infrastructures, the information and communication technologies for the smart mobility, as well as proposing arguments of debate regarding electric and unmanned vehicles and the evolution of logistics in the context of smart mobility.
The SMFC workshop provides an opportunity for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to present and discuss the most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of Smart Mobility by means of posters presentations.
Posters are intended to stimulate discussions among workshop participants: reflections on the past, descriptions of current initiatives, visions of the future, and new results in Smart Mobility research and practice are welcome.
PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers are invited to prepare a poster in A1 poster format (594mm x 841mm).
A single PDF versions of poster should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission page
During the workshop, posters will be presented in the poster sessions.
STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION (SRC)
The SMFC Student Research Competition (SRC) program provides Ph.D. students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest related to SMFC Theme. Authors of submitted posters for the workhop will be automatically included in the SRC.
This program is open for Ph.D.students currently enrolled in University. Posters must be authored by Ph.D students only. Faculty advisor(s) cannot be listed as authors on the submission and in the final poster presentation.
The SRC Chair and the Organizing Committee will evaluate all posters (graphical and oral presentation during poster sessions) and select the Best Poster Award.
Selected posters may be invited to submit the extended version of the paper to a special issue by Prof. Alfredo Grieco - Special Issue Program Chair.