12 enero, 2018

Seminarios enero: Catedrá Abertis-PUC

Con el apoyo de la Cátedra Abertis-PUC hemos organizado tres seminarios durante la próxima semana. Esta actividad se realizará en el Departamento de Ingeniería de Transporte y Logística, Campus San Joaquín.


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1. Flexible airline operations – from strategic planning to daily disruptions

Bruno Santos, TU Delft
Miércoles 17 de Enero, 15:00 – 16:00
Sala de reuniones Ala Sur, Departamento de Ingeniería de Transporte y Logística.

Abstract: The airline industry operates under a very competitive and fluctuating environment. Unstable and unforeseen factors force airlines to restructure their operations plan and to adopt flexible strategies to timely respond to external environmental changes. In times of rapid change and uncertainty, airline companies with higher flexibility are better positioned to succeed.
In this talk we will discuss two cases of flexibility in airline operations planning. One of the cases refer to daily operations and managing airlines disruptions. The second case deals with the long-term planning of airlines fleet composition. Both cases involve the development of optimization models to support the decision-making process. Methodological issues and real-world based results will be presented and discussed.

2. Vehicle automation – Changes in mobility behavior and challenges for the transportation systems

Francisco Bahamonde-Birke,
Miércoles 17 de Enero, 16:00 – 17:00
Sala de reuniones Ala Norte, Departamento de Ingeniería de Transporte y Logística.
Abstract: no contamos con el resumen en este minuto, se enviará a los interesados.

3. Smart Cities: Towards a Functional Definition

Tayo Fabusuyi, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Jueves 18 de Enero, 16:00 – 17:00
Sala de reuniones Ala Norte, Departamento de Ingeniería de Transporte y Logística.

Abstract: Much ado has been made about smart cities but what, in a functional sense, constitutes city smartness? Despite the proliferation of technological applications, sensors, and services in the urban space, only incremental improvements in performance have been documented. I examine why this is the case and make the argument that the ill-structured and multidimensional nature of the issues at stake, obscure goals emanating from a multitude of stakeholders and a myriad of poorly understood factors are key contributing reasons. Given the aforementioned, I make the case for a robust framework that broadens and enriches conventional engineering design principles to capture the subtleties inherent in most complex systems in the urban domain.
Borrowing from Wildavsky’s social interaction and intellectual cogitation mode of thinking, I create a framework that addresses both the social and technical dimensions of the problem. This dual-pronged approach affords the ability to address the complexity of the political, institutional and cultural context within which the system is being implemented. I demonstrate the approach using as a case study the design and implementation of a smart parking application in a mid-size US City. Post deployment evaluation results on key performance indicators are provided as well as recommendations on scaling up and replicating the application in other cities.