Winter Luncheon: Smart Cities and Smart Mobility

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:30am

About the Event

The term “smart city” is pervasively invading our world, but what exactly does it mean? What makes a city smart? According to Jaume Barceló of the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, “smartness” is not simply synonymous with technology. Rather, it depends on the appropriate use of technology grounded in a sound methodological approach.

At the CTS Winter Luncheon, Barceló discussed the concept of the smart city from a systems point of view. Specifically, he focused on one of the pillars of the smart city—smart mobility—and on his suggested methodology of transportation analytics.

Barceló offered an overview of data collection and analysis techniques (with an emphasis on data fusion) used to build models that shed light on how the urban system works. He also discussed the main dynamic models that can help decision makers support the development of smart cities.


Jaume BarcelóJaume Barceló Jaume Barceló is a professor emeritus in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He specializes in optimization and simulation techniques related to transportation planning, traffic management, traffic simulation, and dynamic fleet management. Since 2007, he has been the scientific director of transport and ICT projects at inLab FIB, a research laboratory at UPC.

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This presentation has been approved for 1.5 AICP credits.