Keynote speakers

Mobility as a Service, only for persons or also for goods?

The combination of technological and societal changes is fostering a paradigmatic shift in urban mobility. The changes with respect to car-ownership as the main mean to provide individual motorized mobility, towards the concept of vehicle usage as a more efficient way of achieving the same objectives, are playing a key role in the emergent new mobility concepts, enabled by the pervasive penetration of applications of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The result is the growing market of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) integrating Information Systems (i.e. Personal Integrated Journey Planners), Service Selection and Provision (Car-sharing, Ridesharing, Demand Responsive Transport….), and Bookings & Payments. MaaS is usually seen a service for the mobility of persons but we cannot forget that if persons move to realize activities, quite frequently these activities implies the access to goods that must be taken to the places where these activities are located. Therefore, why not extend these concepts to the urban goods distribution services in urban areas, namely for the emerging B2C, e-commerce and similar alternatives. This lecture is aimed at reflection on the need to integrate the applications especially from planning purposes to evaluate their impacts on cities, and discuss some modeling approaches. Jaume Barcelo was born in Valencia, Doctor in Physical Sciences by the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1974). 1986-2014 full professor of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC); principal fields of interest Traffic and Transport Modeling, Transport Planning, Optimization and Simulation techniques in transportation and their applications to City Logistics and Intelligent Transportation Systems, has more than 35 years of experience on research and software development in the field of transport modeling. Between 2007-2015, Scientific Director of the Transport and ICT Projects at inLab FIB ( of UPC. Between 2015-2016 Academic Director of CARNET ( Since 2017 is Strategic Advisor to PTV Group. Author of more than 120 papers published in Technical Journals, Conference Proceedings and chapters in technical books on transportation, editor of the Springer book “Fundamentals of Traffic Simulation”. In 1985 set up LIOS (Laboratori d’Investigació Operativa i Simulació) that under his direction, developed the microscopic traffic simulator Aimsun, worldwide used today by more than 4000 users in 65 countries. As director of LIOS has been the principal researcher since 1989 of the UPC team in more than 20 projects of the R&D Framework Programs of the European Union and in National &D projects.

Service Network Design for Consolidation Transportation with Resource and Revenue Management Concerns

Teodor Gabriel Crainic is Professor of Operations Research, Transportation, and Logistics, School of Management, Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of the Université de Montréal, and senior scientist at CIRRELT, the Interuniversity Research Center for Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation, where he is Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory. Professor Crainic is Associate Editor for Transportation Science and serves on several other editorial boards. He co-founded the TRISTAN (TRienial Symposium on Transportation Analysis) and Odysseus (International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics) series of international meetings. He was President of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS, received the 2006 Merit Award of the Canadian Operational Research Society, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada – The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. The research interests of Professor Crainic are in network, integer, and combinatorial optimization, meta-heuristics, and parallel computing applied to the planning and management of complex systems, particularly in transportation and logistics. Major contributions targeted methods for the design and scheduling of services and the operations management for consolidation-based carriers, including uncertainty, resource and revenue management considerations, routing and scheduling, Intelligent Transportation Systems and City Logistics, methods and instruments for the regional planning of multimodal freight transportation systems and combinatorial electronic markets. He published over 245 scientific papers, has a h-index of 64 (Google Scholar), and supervised over 135 graduate students and postoctoral fellows.