Maas4EU Πρόσκληση Εκδήλωσης Ενδιαφέροντος για αμειβόμενη θέση Υποψήφιου Διδάκτορα

Στο πλαίσιο του Ερευνητικού Προγράμματος “MaaS4EU: End-to-End Approach for Mobility-as-a-Service tools, business models, enabling framework and evidence for European seamless mobility” (http://www.maas4eu.eu) το οποίο έχει ξεκινήσει από την 01/06/2017 και χρηματοδοτείται από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή (H2020) – Mobility for Growth), το Εργαστήριο Διοίκησης Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων (http://imu.ntua.gr) της Σχολής Ηλεκτρολόγων Μηχανικών και Μηχανικών Υπολογιστών του Ε.Μ.Π. ανακοινώνει την προκήρυξη μίας αμειβόμενης θέσης Υποψήφιου Διδάκτορα για 36 μήνες.

Τα ερευνητικά θέματα της θέσης αφορούν στους ακόλουθους επιστημονικούς άξονες:

• Συστήματα προτάσεων (recommender systems)

• Αλληλεπίδραση Ανθρώπου Υπολογιστή (Human Computer Interaction - HCI)

Το έργο έχει διάρκεια τρία έτη ενώ η εμπλοκή του εργαστήριου διοίκησης πληροφοριακών συστημάτων εστιάζεται γύρω από τα objectives O1, O4 και O5 που αναλύονται στην περίληψη του έργου. Στο έργο συμμετέχουν μεταξύ άλλων και Πανεπιστημιακοί – Ερευνητικοί Φορείς από την Αγγλία (University of Wolverhampton, University College London), την Ουγγαρία (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) και την Ελλάδα (Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου), καθώς και επιχειρήσεις από το Βέλγιο (Intrasoft International), την Ολλανδία (Chess-It International), το Λουξεμβούργο (Sales-Lentz Autocars, Intrasoft International), την Φιλανδία (MaaS Global), την Αγγλία (Inlecom Systems) και την Ιταλία (TRT Trasporti E Territorio).

Επιθυµητές γνώσεις για τη θέση:

• Εξαιρετική γνώση Αγγλικών καθώς προβλέπεται συνεργασία με ερευνητές σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

• Γνώσεις επιστήµης υπολογιστών.

• Θα εκτιµηθούν ιδιαίτερα ειδικές γνώσεις/εµπειρία σε: χρήση συστημάτων Unix/Linux, τεχνολογίες ανάπτυξης εφαρμογών διαδικτύου (javascript, nodejs, ajax), SQL και noSQL βάσεις δεδομένων, scripting γλώσσες προγραμματισμού python, perl ή R.

Επιστημονικός Υπεύθυνος της ερευνητικής ομάδας του ΕΜΠ: Καθ. Γ. Μέντζας

Πληροφορίες: gmentzas@mail.ntua.gr (τηλ. 210‐772 2415)

Σημείωση: Η ανωτέρω περιγραφή αφορά την θέση Υποψήφιου Διδάκτορα (Υ.Δρ.) με τίτλο «Πληροφοριακά Συστήματα Προτάσεων για Προσωποποιημένες Υπηρεσίες Μεταφορών» στην προκήρυξη νέων θέσεων Υ.Δρ. του Τομέα Ηλεκτρικών Βιομηχανικών Διατάξεων και Συστημάτων Αποφάσεων της Σχολής ΗΜ&ΜΥ του ΕΜΠ για το Ακαδ. Έτος 2017‐18, δείτε: https://www.ece.ntua.gr/gr/announcement/161.

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι καλούνται να υποβάλουν αίτηση στο Γραφείο Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών της Σχολής από 28/08/2017 μέχρι και 15/09/2017.

Περίληψη Έργου MaaS4EU (http://www.maas4eu.eu)

Περίληψη: With the projected growth in transport demand, the current modus operandi in transport supply is deemed unsustainable and generates the need for innovative services that could support seamless mobility and a shift from carownership to usership. An emerging trend towards this direction is the integration of on-demand modes in conjunction with public transport, leading to the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) concept. MaaS is a user-centric, intelligent mobility distribution model, in which users' needs are met via a single platform and are offered by a service provider, the mobility operator. Although activities in this field are ongoing, at present there are no established frameworks and quantifiable evidence about MaaS costs and benefits, users’ needs, as well as its influence on travel patterns and car ownership of various user groups. Against this background the main goal of MaaS4EU is to provide quantifiable evidence, frameworks and tools, to remove the barriers and enable a cooperative and interconnected EU single transport market for MaaS, by addressing challenges at 4 levels: business, end-users, technology, policy. This will be achieved through the following objectives:

o O1: To design prototype Business Models (BM) for a cross-company MaaS enterprise involving multiple actors within the EU single market (Public and Private mobility service providers, energy companies, Payment and security platforms, and People; 4Ps). The BM will leverage the breakthroughs of the sharing economy and crowdfunding and demonstrate the value, the benefits, the potential and viability of the MaaS concept. Several MaaS services/products including different combinations and amounts of mobility-related services will be designed based on users’ needs, while they will be delivered by different entities, who will act as MaaS operators, to assess the advantages and disadvantages of each case.

o O2: To bring together and work with different (public and private) Mobility Service Providers (MSP) and transport authorities that operate in different geographical levels (i.e. urban, national, cross-border) to identify barriers and opportunities within the MaaS concept; to explore their willingness to open or accommodate their data on MaaS platforms, provide tickets on procurement and prices using a single unit, and tailor the existing company data exchange privacy frameworks to MaaS needs; to provide their services during the MaaS4EU demonstration phase.

o O3: To explore the needs, preferences, demand and acceptance of various end-user groups for MaaS services and products via MaaS living labs and real life demonstrations; to explore willingness to share their information to assist transport authorities in their service and infrastructure planning, as well as trade their data with third-parties; to tailor the existing data privacy frameworks and passenger rights to the MaaS concept.

o Ο4: To design and develop the open MaaS4EU platform by bringing together (existing and new) well-defined technologies, processes, and interfaces for plugging-in disparate data sources enabling urban and cross-border multimodal planning, booking, ticketing and payment. MSP could accommodate their data and MaaS operators could use the platform to test, develop and scale their services. The open platform will ensure safe, stable, interoperable, reliable system operation that minimizes risk and maximizes opportunities for businesses, while at the same time offers the infrastructure for building reliable personalized mobility services for the end-users.

o O5: To support travellers in selecting the mobility plans that best fit their needs and optimally use them. Users will be offered a web interface and a mobile app, which assist them in their daily routines by considering the modes included in their MaaS purchased services, their daily activities, the real-time availability of the different services, and overall environmental impact. The project aims to deliver a highly positive MaaS experience while hiding the complexity of synchronising different systems (i.e. booking and ticketing engines).

o O6: To propose the required “MaaS Policy Framework” that provides guidelines for a co-operative transport ecosystem regarding financing, technology, privacy and security, passenger rights, and regulations to enable the implementation of MaaS across Europe; to deliver checklists of items (regarding end-users, business, technical standards, security and safety and social inclusion) that any MaaS service should meet in order to be implemented in any jurisdiction.

The consortium disposes all necessary competences and has been formed to be able to handle all tasks involved in the project, consisting of 17 partners from 9 countries, among them leading industries, renowned research institutions, transport authorities and operators, consultants and one ministry of transport. The efficiency of the holistic MaaS4EU solution will be demonstrated and validated in real life in the areas of Greater Manchester (UK), Luxembourg-Germany, and Budapest (Hungary).