Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Monteiro Figueira,
University Lusofona, Portugal

MaaS  - Mobility as a Service From Concept to Delivery

Abstract: The integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand is now on the mood. Moreover, it a real need in our generation and the solution for our mobility needs.

MaaS fulfills users’ needs for mobility with a wide range of transport services for both travelers and goods, offering tailor-made transport on demand. To meet a customer’s needs, a MaaS service provider arranges the most suitable transport means, be it public transport, taxi or car rental, or even ride-, car- or bike-sharing.

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Bio: Prof. Monteiro Figueira is since 1990 the General Director of CEITConsultores Engenheiros em Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese consulting firm focusing on transportation, parking, mobility, traffic engineering and roadways and Senior Professor at the Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII. 
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Roberto Montemanni, Department of Innovative Technologies Dalle Molle Institue for Artificaial Intelligence, Switzerland

He is professor of advanced algorithms at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and lecturer at the University of Lugano. He is active as a senior researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK in 2002. His main research interests are in mathematical programming modeling and heuristic algorithms development for optimization problems.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks, University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks studied Mechanical Engineering at Twente University and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He obtained a Master degree in 1992 and a PhD on the dynamics of belt systems in 1996. He is President of Coveyor Experts BV, which he established in 1999. In 2000 he was appointed professor of the department Transport Engineering and Logistics at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. From 2002 he was appointed as chairman of the department. In 2013, Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks was appointed as the overseas lecturing professor of WUT.

His main interest is in belt conveyor technology, automation of transport systems, material engineering and dynamics.