Mobility & Transport

Konstantinos Vasilakis

Kostas Vassilakis is professor and director of the postgraduate program of the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the University of Peloponnese. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Athens and a PhD from the same department. His research interests include Information Systems, Semantic Web, Distributed Architectures and Applications, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems, and Data Presentation and Visualization. He has published more than 220 articles in international journals and conferences and has participated in more than 30 European and national research and development projects including “SodaSense. I.I.R.I.S.S.T: Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics”, “ENIRISST+”, “CrossCult”, “CybertTrust”, “ForeSight”, “TripMentor: Interactive tourist guide” and “Innovative LBS/GIS web-based e-services using Augmented Reality technologies for the tourism sector”. He has served as a reviewer and program committee member in numerous journals and conferences.

Urban micromobility: means and benefits

Micro-mobility has emerged as a particularly attractive solution for realising the citizen’s link to public transport, also allowing the total replacement of the car for short journeys. Micro-mobility is implemented using lightweight devices, owned or shared/rented at relatively low to medium speeds, and is increasingly accepted and spreading, as it provides cheaper, more environmentally friendly transport, reduces road congestion and is accessible to a larger proportion of the public than car travel. Many cities are already integrating micromobility into their daily life and integrating it with public transport. In this presentation we will look at micro-mobility, its benefits for cities and the opportunities it offers towards sustainability, as well as the means and best practices in its use.