FOT-Net Seminar: Practical issues in starting up a FOT of Cooperative Systems and defining research questions, hypotheses and performance indicators (Vigo, 15 April 2011)

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 (

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.

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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
  • FOTsis: Emilio Cacheiro Diéguez (OHL Concesiones) Cacheiro
  • SISCOGA: Rosa Blanco (CTAG) Blanco
  • DRIVE C2X: Oliver Sawade (Fraunhofer FOKUS) Sawade
  • SimTD: Thomas Hecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS) Hecker
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
  • SISCOGA: David Sanchez (CTAG) Sanchez
  • FOTsis: Alfonso Basabe (IRIDIUM) Basabe
  • SimTD: Thomas Hecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS) Hecker
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)