Abstract. Urban mobility and transport of people has been rising constantly for decades. Despite the advantages and opportunities mobility has brought to our society, there are also severe drawbacks such as the transport sector’s role as main contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and traffic jams. In the future an increasing number of people will be living in large urban settings and therefore these problems must be solved to assure livable environments. The rapid progress of Information and Communication, and Geographic Information Technologies has paved the way for Urban Informatics and Smart Cities, which allow for both large-scale urban analytics as well as supporting people in their complex mobile decision-making. In this talk I will demonstrate how Geosmartness, a combination of novel spatial data sources, computational methods, and geospatial technologies, provides opportunities for scientists to perform large-scale spatio-temporal analyses of mobility patterns as well as investigate people’s mobile decision-making. Examples will cover movement data analysis within the context of multi-modal and energy-efficient mobility, as well as mobile decision-making support.
Bio. Martin Raubal is Professor of Geoinformation Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he also serves as Director of Studies for Spatial Engineering. He was previously Associate Professor and Vice-Chair at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Junior Professor at the University of Münster. Martin received his Dr. techn. in Geoinformation from Vienna University of Technology in 2001 with honors. He holds a M.S. in Spatial Information Science and Engineering from the University of Maine and a Dipl.-Ing. in Surveying Engineering from Vienna University of Technology.
Martin’s research interests lie in the areas of Mobility & Energy, more specifically in Location Based Services, spatial cognitive engineering, sustainable mobility, mobile eye-tracking, and GIS for renewable energy analysis. Martin was Co-Chair of AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe) from 2014-19. He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services from 2013-19 and is currently on the editorial boards of Transactions in GIS, Journal of Spatial Information Science, Spatial Cognition and Computation, Journal of Location Based Services, and Annals of the AAG. Martin was the General Chair of the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services in 2018. In 2008 he won the U.V. Helava Award. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 books and research papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings.