Closed for registration: Advances in Urban Computing, Transportation Choice and Mobility Behavior

Date and Location

Date: 5/3
Time: 09:00 - 13:30
Location: Frederiksholms Kanal 30, Fæstningens Materialgård 1220 København K

Join us for a morning seminar on the intersection of transportation behavior modeling and urban mobile computing. Advances in mobile computing and connected urban infrastructure have generated new frontiers for transportation researchers seeking to measure and evaluate dynamic urban behavior and complex systems. The aim of this seminar is to spur deep conversations around advanced applications of mobile transportation data and detailed registry data between computational social scientists, transportation researchers, economists, sociologists, geographers, and planners. Bringing together leading experts, aspiring researchers and local stakeholders, the seminar seeks to promote scholarly discourse and networking in a close environment.


Seminar Schedule


Aside from the keynote, talks will be limited to 25 minutes each, 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes of Q&A.


8:40 – 9:00am | Registration and Morning Coffee + Pastries


9:05am | Welcome by Lars Pico (Kraks Fond Byforskning)


9:10am | Seminar Introduction by Sune Lehmann (DTU, KU)


9:15am | Keynote: Kay Axhausen (ETH Zurich)

How Sustainable are Automatic Taxi Fleets? First Simulation Results  


10:00am | Francisco Pereira (DTU)

Re-representing Behavior


10:25am | Ismir Mulalic (Senior Fellow at Kraks Fond Byforskning and associate professor at DTU)

Public Transport Investments, Commuting and Gentrification. Evidence from Copenhagen


10:50am | – Coffee and pastry break –


11:10am | Mogens Fosgerau (KU)

Travel Time Variability and Rational Inattention


11:35am | Otto Anker Nielsen (DTU)

Revealed Preference Experiments with Tracking Devices


12:00pm | Andreas Bjerre Nielsen (KU) and Kelton Minor (KFB, KU)

Urban Transportation Choice Sensing Using Mobile Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Traces


12:25pm | Daniel Reck (ETH Zurich)

Understanding Long-term Multimodal Mobility Demand to Inform MaaS Service Bundling


12:50pm | Concluding Remarks by Sune Lehmann (DTU, KU)


1:00pm – 2:00pm | Catered Lunch and Networking @ BLOX




Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.

About the Host Institute 

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is a non-profit foundation, and there is no seminar fee. However, confirmed registration is necessary to attend. The seminar organizers aim to ensure participation of all who desire to attend the seminar, but to facilitate in-depth discussion the number of participants is limited to 40.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under the Kraks Fond. Results of Kraks Fond’s projects are available to decision makers, the general public, and researchers alike

About the Venue

Fæstningens Materialgård (the Fortifications Depot) is located in the historic center of Copenhagen. The complex, which has heritage status, was home to the Ministry of Defense for more than 250 years up till 2007. As a part of Bryghusområdet (the Brewery Site), the Fortifications Depot stands along Frederiksholms Kanal, with Christiansborg Palace, the King’s Brewery and the Royal Library as its nearest neighbors.



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