Smart City is an emerging topic and a winning strategy to cope with severe urban problems such as traffic congestions, pollutions, energy consumption, waste treatment, and severe weather events. Having combined the concepts of digital city, green city, and knowledge city, Smart City is a complex, long-term vision of a better urban area, aiming at reducing its environmental footprint and at creating better quality of life for citizens.
Smart Mobility is one of the key components of the Smart City concept. Urban mobility becomes smart when smart actors take advantage of smart technology in the context of smart regulations, policies, plans and interactions. In a smart mobility system, real-time big data is collected from, shared among and used by management authorities, travellers, vehicles, and infrastructure. Decision makers integrate and analyse data, make short- and long-term predictions based on the resulting information, and take actions to improve travel experience and system operations while reducing resources consumption and environmental impacts.
Smart and connected vehicles; alternative fuel and electric vehicles; car and bike sharing schemes; vehicle tracking technologies; advanced traveller real-time information; smart booking, hailing and ticketing systems; communication through social media and virtual networks are but a few of the phenomena that characterise cities’ changing mobility paradigms; more will be developing. Nowadays, people want to buy mobility packages and vehicle manufacturers are restyling themselves as mobility service providers. Further research is clearly needed in concepts, approaches, technologies and behaviours related to smart urban mobility systems.
This Symposium is aimed to bring together international experts, scholars and policy-makers to present and discuss case studies and the best practices on Smart Urban Mobility. We look for papers dealing with visions, policy and plans, case studies, evaluation, analysis and simulation of urban smart mobility systems in the contexts of developed and developing cities.
• New concepts, case studies, and benchmarking of urban mobility
• Architecture of smart urban mobility systems
• Smart mobility in a city and a network of cities
• Traveller smart urban mobility systems and technologies
• Freight smart urban mobility systems and technologies
• Big data and advanced real-time traveller information
• Economic and environmental impacts of smart urban mobility
• Wider transport policy implications for smart urban mobility
• Smart urban mobility and wider changes in urban areas
• Institutional, legal and financing aspects of smart urban mobility
• Paper submission: 15 August 2016
• Notification of paper acceptance: 22 August 2016
• Revised paper submission: 31 August 2016
• Presentation submission: 05 September 2016
We invite respective authors to submit paper(s) in ENGLISH of not more than 10 pages in A4 size to the following email address: email@example.com
Paper format can be downloaded at:
Vietnamese authors with accepted paper(s) can apply for financial support in transport and hotel.
• German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
• Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
• Vietnamese – German University (VGU)
• Transportation Studies Society of Vietnam (TSSV - EASTS Domestic Vietnam)
Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Director of Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC), VGU, Vietnam
Dr.-Ing. Le Thu Huyen, Director of Consulting Center for Transport Development, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
M.Eng. Truong Thi My Thanh, Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre, VGU, Vietnam
MSc. Le Thi Huong, Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre, VGU, Vietnam
MSc. Nguyen Dinh Vinh Man, Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre, VGU, Vietnam
There were about 140 people attended (including press). The list of attendance is attached with this report. Report on the Symposium can be downloaded at:
Organised by VGU, sponsored by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
Chair: Dr.Vu Anh Tuan, Director of Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC), VGU, Vietnam
Executive Secretary: Dr.-Ing. Le Thu Huyen, Director of Consulting Center for Transport Development, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
Time: September 13, 2016
Place: Saigon Prince Hotel (formerly Duxton Hotel Saigon), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam