João Tiago Aparicio awarded best Master’s Thesis Prize at Prémio ULisboa RedeMOV
João Tiago Aparicio‘s master’s thesis has been considered the best in the area of intelligent urban mobility, among those produced at the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), in 2022.
Modelling and Assessing Resilience in Multimodal Transportation Systems proposed to enable transportation operators to efficiently manage the demand for transportation in each segment of the network. The full thesis abstract is available below*. Aparicio is currently a PhD student at the Information and Decision Support Systems (IDSS) Research Area at INESC-ID.
The University of Lisbon, through networkMOV (an interdisciplinary thematic network in the field of intelligent urban mobility), awards the ULisboa-networkMOV Prize (Prémio ULisboa RedeMOV) to recognize the best master’s and doctoral final projects carried out at ULisboa related to the theme of intelligent urban mobility. The prize for the best master’s final project, amounting to €1,500, was first awarded in 2021.
The award ceremony took place on July 14th, in the Conference Hall of Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa, as part of the networkMOV Conferences “Conversas à sexta” (“Friday Conversations”).
*Modelling and Assessing Resilience in Multimodal Transportation Systems (Full abstract): Currently, more than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. This brings various mobility challenges, particularly pushed by commuting needs in the public transport network to get to work, school, university and several other places daily. In this context, transport demand, city information and operational concerns need to be aligned. As such, this thesis aims to contribute to a more sustainable mobility solution by proposing and empirically testing methods to assess the resilience of a multimodal transport system. Resilience is seen in both static and dynamic settings, looking at aspects in the network topology and user flow and demand. Our hypothesis is that the appropriate multi-layered and traffic-sensitive modelling of this network can promote the integrate analysis of different modalities and characterize resilience. To this end, we propose three major contributions, a robustness assessment model along with the analysis of dynamics and the demand and supply changes as a means to characterize resilience. Within this multilayer network, citizens’ mobility patterns can be understood and represented. In particular we resort to the the use of agglomerative hierarchical clustering and weighted digraphs to this end. The results of this study allow decision-makers to understand the vulnerabilities and ongoing changes to the citizen multimodal patterns in a multimodal transportation network. Moreover, we highlighted the changes in passenger traffic demand during Covid-19 pandemic.
INESC Lisboa 2023 Annual Meeting
On November 3rd will take place the first Meeting of INESC Lx, a consortium of the INESC institutions based in Lisbon: INESC-ID, INOV and INESC MN.
The event will take place at Hotel Golf Mar, in Vimeiro, giving all the participants the opportunity to discuss and share the work being developed at INESC Lx. The agenda includes in the Opening Session the President of the Commission for Regional Development and Coordination of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (CCDR LVT), Teresa Almeida and in the Closing Session the Portuguese Minister of Economy, António da Costa Silva.
If you are a member of INESC Lx you can register here by September 29th.
About INESC Lisboa
INESC Lisboa is a unique research consortium in Portugal, representing INESC-ID, INESC MN and INOV, research institutions in the areas of computer science, electronics and computer engineering, and physics engineering in Lisbon. Its mission is to facilitate synergies among the institutes to promote the Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D+i) made in Portugal.
ER 2023 in Lisbon between November 6-9
This year’s edition of the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2023) will be held between November 6 and 9 in Lisbon, at the Congress Center of the Instituto Superior Técnico (Alameda Campus)
ER 2023 is the main international forum for discussing the state of the art, emerging issues, and future challenges in research and practice on conceptual modeling.
Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling, including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies, techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations, and methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models.
The event is being jointly organized by INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico and University of Twente.
- Daniel Jackson, “Software Design, Concepts and AI”
- Maurizio Lenzerini, “Conceptual Modeling and Knowledge Representation: a journey from Data Modeling to Knowledge Graphs”
- Walid S. Saba, “Reverse Engineering of Language at Scale: Towards Symbolic and Explainable Large Language Models”
- Catia Pesquita, “True or False? The impact of negative knowledge in biomedical artificial intelligence”
More on ER 2023 Website.
OLISSIPO Workshop: “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango”
The 3rd Edition of the workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” will take place online on November 14-15, 2023.
The topic of the workshop is metabolism in general. As in the previous cases, a special focus will be placed on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects of metabolism, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
More details will soon be provided but initial information may be already found here.
- Barbara Bakker (Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Igor Cestari (Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montréal, Canada)
- Vassily Hatzimanikatis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Steffen Klamt (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany)
- Ina Koch (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Laura-Isobel McCall (San Diego State University, US)
Besides the talks given by the above Keynote speakers, there will be two sessions, one per day, of 30 minutes each, dedicated to a discussion of some specific open questions. More details on these will be provided very soon.The workshop will take place in the afternoons, from 2pm to 5:30pm CET time.