Lunchtime Talk: An Overview of DCC-EU Transportation Projects

Event date: 12/09/2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Wood Quay Venue,
Civic Offices Dublin 8. Ireland

Tickets: €0.00 - €50.00

Following our summer break, ITS Ireland will host another Lunchtime Talk in September. The talk will be presented by speakers Aaron O’Connor and Maggie O’Donnell, ITS Officers, at the Environment & Transportation section of Dublin City Council. They will give an overview of some of the EU-funded projects being undertaken at present in partnership with Dublin City Council.

VaVel Project
The goal of VaVel a Horizon 2020 project is to radically advance our ability to use urban data in applications that can identify and address citizen needs and improve urban life. Our motivation comes from problems in urban transportation. This project will develop a general-purpose framework for managing and mining multiple heterogeneous urban data streams for cities to become more efficient, productive and resilient. The framework will aim to solve major issues that arise with urban transportation-related data and are currently not dealt with by existing stream management technologies. Dublin City Council and partners aim to investigate the area of automated incident detection using the CCTV network to alert the Traffic Management Centre of events that have just occurred to improve response times and resulting congestion management. Video data that captures the scenes of different incident types will be used in training algorithms for incident detection capability. Following on from this further innovation will focus on combing CCTV data and other data sources relevant for incident detection e.g. SCATS data and environmental sensors to develop a system which has the potential to use a variety of data sources for incident detection. Click here for information.

BE Good Project
BE-GOOD is a pioneering ERDF project aiming to unlock, reuse and extract value from Public Sector Information (PSI) to develop innovative data-driven services in the area of infrastructure & environment. Currently, the market for PSI-based services is limited as innovators face major barriers through lack of public body experience with the publication of PSI, limiting the availability of data, limited attention to end-user (commercial) potential of data, limiting relevance of data and shortage of links between PSI initiatives and SME solution providers, limiting market uptake. The BE-GOOD approach is based on identifying ´Challenges´ for public sector service delivery that could be addressed through the better use of data. It will then source solutions from the marketplace. This approach is new for all partners involved in the project, which mostly relied on long-term partnerships with solution providers, and only had local/national links with solution providers. As a result, BE-GOOD will aim to generate new business opportunities by improving PSI access, allowing this innovative market-driven approach to tackle challenges. Click here for information.

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin City Council, Dublin 8
Time & Date
12:30pm on 12th September 2017

About the Speakers
Aaron O’Connor currently works as an Executive ITS Officer in Dublin City Council within the Smart Cities team in the Environment and Transportation Department.  Aaron has previously worked in the centralised Public Transport Priority team, ITS systems, and networks section with responsibilities for the communication platforms infrastructure for transportation systems. Prior to joining Dublin City Council Aaron worked as a Technical Services Engineer in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He holds a BSc( Hon). Degree in Electronic Engineering, a Certified Project Management Diploma and is currently studying for an MSc in Civil Engineering (Transportation & Planning).

Maggie O’Donnell currently works as a Senior Executive ITS Officer in Dublin City Council and has 14 years experience in Transportation & Traffic management in Dublin City and in delivering ITS applications & solutions. Having previously worked on the many ITS Projects involved in the changing face of Transportation in Dublin City, she currently has a lead role in the ITS Bus Priority Project. This project uses ITS services to dynamically provide real-time bus priority. It also uses data visualisation tools to present Dublin’s Public Transportation performance, city wide which contributes to the Smart Cities Program which she is also involved in. Prior to joining Dublin City Council Maggie worked as a Senior Software Engineer with the IT Companies such as IONA Technologies plc and Eircom. Maggie O’Donnell holds a BSc(Hon) Degree in Computer Applications and an MSc(Hon) in Computing Science.

Places for this seminar are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information:
Event contact: Barry McCann

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