20th Swiss Transport Research Conference



13-14 May 2020


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Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPF Lausanne


As part of the 20th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2020), the keynote speech of Prof. Ola Jabali (Politecnico di Milano) will be broadcasted in the following YouTube live streaming: https://youtu.be/8DY1Nyn7OSI

Date & time Speaker Affiliation Title Watch
13 May 9:30-10:30 Ola Jabali Polytecnico di Milano Using electric vehicles for goods distribution LIVE STREAM


The issues related to the use and integration of electric vehicles in logistics activities, have triggered a wide range of transportation science problems. In this talk we review recent advances in this area. In particular, we present battery charging and discharging patterns that need to be considered. We discuss the modelling of battery degradation processes. These are integrated within the context of scheduling charging activities at depots. Furthermore, considering energy consumption uncertainty, we examine issues related to designing reliable routes. Finally, we elaborate several formulations and algorithmic components for situations where electric vehicles may deviate from their routes to perform recharging activities.


Ola Jabali is an associate professor at the operations research and discrete optimization group of DEIB (Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria) at Politecnico di Milano. She is also an affiliated Professor at HEC Montréal, and a collaborating member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT). Before joining Politecnico di Milano, she was an assistant Professor at the department of logistics and operations management of HEC Montréal. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology. She has a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Her research interests deal with modelling realistic problems arising in transportation, production and logistics. She mainly focuses on optimizing goods transportation, in particular problems related to pollution, uncertainty, fleet composition and customer service.

Round table: The influence of COVID in mobility in CH and worldwide

As part of the 20th Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC 2020), we organize a round table with respect to the implications of COVID in mobility and transport. Some examples can be related to logistics, congestion, telework, economic impacts, public transport etc. The round table will be broadcasted in the following YouTube live streaming: https://youtu.be/KjUlEsNFTXQ

Date & time Panelists Affiliation Watch
13 May 13:00-14:15 Mr. Jürg Röthlisberger Director of the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) LIVE
Dr. Nicole Mathys Head of section, Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE
Prof. Jonas Elliasson Director of Transport Accessibility, Swedish Transport Administration, Visiting professor of Transport Systems, Linköping University
Mr. Armin Weber Head of International Passenger Traffic, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)

Moderator: Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis (EPFL)

All sessions

Speaker/s Affiliation Title Attend
Krauss & Axhausen ETHZ Usage potentials of shared transport services in urban areas in Germany Presentation 4
Marra & Corman ETHZ How much do transit passengers rely on online information? A revealed preference approach based on tracking Presentation 8
Zwick & Axhausen ETHZ Analysis of ridepooling strategies with MATSim Presentation 9
Baillif & de Lapparent EPFL Effects of transport systems on housing rents: A probabilistic investigation of accessibility measures Presentation 10
Winkler, Meister, Schmid, Axhausen ETHZ A comprehensive app-based longitudinal study of travel, time use and expenditures Presentation 11
Meister, Winkler, Schmid, Axhausen ETHZ Towards a data-driven survey methodology Presentation 12
Wang, Ye, Axhausen ETHZ Modelling oneway carsharing in the city of Shanghai, China Presentation 14
Li & Axhausen ETHZ Environmental benefits of bike-sharing based on travel mode choice Presentation 16
Genser & Kouvelas ETHZ Route-choice control with optimal dynamic pricing in urban large-scale networks Presentation 18
Liu & Alahi EPFL When deep generative modeling meet Markov decision processes: A deep Bayesian approach for high-dimensional data discovery Presentation 20
Kazagli & de Lapparent EPFL A unified discrete choice modeling framework of heterogenous decision rules accounting for non-trading behavior Presentation 21
Stokkink, de Palma, Geroliminis EPFL Matching in carpooling under congestion Presentation 22
Saprykin, Marini, Chokani, Abhari ETHZ Holistic, integrated generation of daily-activity plans for Switzerland: From population synthesis to trip generation Presentation 23
Adaimi, Kreiss, Alahi EPFL Vehicle detection using fields Presentation 24
Leng & Corman ETHZ The role of incomplete information to passengers in real-time railway traffic control Presentation 25
Bansal, Krueger, Bierlaire, Graham EPFL Variational Bayesian inference for spatial negative binomial count data models with unobserved heterogeneity Presentation 26
Rahimi & Corman ETHZ Quantifying the direct and indirect effect of the disruption in public transport on passengers’ behavior by using a multi-agent simulation Presentation 27
Livingston ETHZ Identification of potential sources of error propagation in MATSim Presentation 29
Spanninger, Trivella, Corman ETHZ Approaches for real-time train delay prediction Presentation 30
Gonzales, Foumier, Valverde U of Amherst Modeling traffic around a pedestrian zone in a monocentric network Presentation 31
Sifringer & Alahi EPFL Add image to my choice: Including a new input type to discrete choice modeling with representation learning Presentation 32
Kreiss & Alahi EPFL Pose tracking for anonymized videos Presentation 33
Saadatnejad & Alahi EPFL Next steps for image synthesis using semantic segmentation Presentation 34
Schatzmann, Tanner, Axhausen ETHZ Long-distance buses in Switzerland Presentation 35
Luan & Corman ETHZ Passenger-oriented rescheduling of trains and rolling stocks for urban rail transit networks Presentation 36
Mousavi, Chavoshi, Kouvelas ETHZ Structural controllability of highway networks Presentation 37
Agalliadis, Sarlas, Kouvelas ETHZ Traffic estimation for highways: The data fusion case Presentation 38
Pougala, Hillel, Bierlaire EPFL Scheduling of daily activities: An optimization approach Presentation 41
Mordon, Saporta, Alahi, Cord EPFL Bilinear multimodal discriminator for adversarial domain adaptation with privileged information Presentation 42
Kagho, Ilaha, Balac, Axhausen ETHZ Synthetic population of Greater Jakarta: An iterative proportional updating approach Presentation 44
Sallard, Balac, Axhausen ETHZ Designing a MATSim scenario for São Paulo, Brazil Presentation 48
Kothari & Alahi EPFL Revisiting forecasting models for human motion prediction Presentation 50
Ataç, Obrenović, Bierlaire EPFL Vehicle sharing systems: Does demand forecasting yield a better service? Presentation 52
Bahari & Alahi EPFL preciseWTA: Precise winner-takes-all Loss for multimodal vehicle prediction Presentation 53
Zhu, Wu, Kouvelas ETHZ A resilience-based perimeter control strategy for urban roadway systems Presentation 54
Molloy, Cik, Fellendorf, Axhausen ETHZ, TU Graz Generating synthetic mobile phone datasets using MATSim Presentation 58
Tchervenkov, Molloy, Castro Fernández, Axhausen ETHZ MOBIS study: A review of common reported issues Presentation 59
Kwak & Geroliminis EPFL Speed prediction for freeway networks with identity mapping augmented dynamic linear model Presentation 60
Christofa, Deliali, Knodler Jr. U of Amherst Driver performance in the presence of bicycle infrastructure Presentation 61
Beojone & Geroliminis EPFL Macroscopic modeling of ride-sourcing services Presentation 62
Montesinos & Geroliminis EPFL Vehicle emissions estimation using naturalistic data from a swarm of drones Presentation 63
Barmpounakis, Richter, Geroliminis EPFL Identifying shockwaves and estimating their critical parameters utilising a dataset from a swarm of drones Presentation 64
Tsitsokas, Kouvelas, Geroliminis EPFL, ETHZ Modeling and optimization of dedicated bus lanes space allocation in large networks with dynamic congestion Presentation 65
Reck, Guidon, He, Axhausen ETHZ Shared micromobility in Zurich, Switzerland: Analysing usage, competition and mode choice Presentation 66