When? Friday 15 April – from 8.30 – 16.00
Where? Vigo, Spain
On 15 April 2011 a seminar on Practical issues in starting up a FOT of Cooperative Systems and defining research questions, hypotheses and performance indicators took place in Vigo, Spain. This seminar was organised in collaboration with CTAG, the Galician Automotive Technology Centre (www.ctag.com).
Two new European projects on cooperative systems (DRIVE C2X and FOTsis) started in January 2011 and they contributed to this seminar, as well as the Spanish SISCOGA project.
The focus of this seminar was on the first stage of a FOT: how to develop research questions, hypotheses and performance indicators? Next to presentations from the three projects, the seminar provided an overview of the FOT methodology developed in the FESTA project and the recommendations coming from previous seminars. Every day practice in traffic management was explained by the traffic management centre near Vigo.
The seminar targeted people involved or interested in FOTs (especially in FOTS of cooperative systems), coming from research, industry or public authorities. Several discussions took place in small groups to share knowledge and experiences.
Download the report from here
Final agenda: .pdf
|8:30 – 8:45||Welcome and Introduction to CTAG||David Sanchez (CTAG)|
|8:45-9:00||Introduction on FOT-Net||Maxime Flament (ERTICO) Flament|
|9:00 – 9:45||The FOT methodology (FESTA), and the lessons-learned and open questions with regard to cooperative systems||Yvonne Barnard & Oliver Carsten, (University of Leeds) Barnard_Carsten|
|9:45 – 10.00||Coffee break|
|10:00 – 11:00||Presentations from FOTsis, DRIVE C2X, SimTD and SISCOGA projects on their research questions and the relation with their impact areas|
|11:00 – 12:00||Small group work with exercise on formulating research questions and hypotheses||Yvonne Barnard & Oliver Carsten, (University of Leeds)|
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch, with visit to CTAG facilities|
|13:00 – 13:30||Presentation from the North-West Traffic Management Center||Ramiro Martinez (DGT) Martinez|
|13:30 – 14:15||Presentations from FOTsis, DRIVE C2X, SimTD and SISCOGA projects on performance indicators|
|14:15 – 15:00||Small group discussion on performance indicators and design of data collection process||Oliver Sawade (Fraunhofer FOKUS)|
|15:00 – 15:15||Coffee break|
|15:15 – 15:45||Panel discussion on needs of cooperative system FOTs||All speakers, chaired by Ilja Radusch (Fraunhofer FOKUS)|
|15:45 – 16:00||Wrap-up and conclusions||Yvonne Barnard (University of Leeds)|
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610453.