About us

Welcome to the Mobility Information Engineering Lab (MIE) at ETH Zürich. The MIE Lab is part of the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (IKG).

Our research is centered around analyzing spatio-temporal aspects of human mobility and developing methods to increase its sustainability with information and communication technology (ICT).

On these pages, you can find more information on us and our research activities. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Latest Posts

2. Best Paper Award at Energieinformatik 2017

Our paper “Using Locally Produced Photovoltaic Energy to Charge Electric Vehicles” shared the second place for best paper with a contribution from the University of Bamberg / LAGRAR at D-A-CH+ Energieinformatik 2017. You can find more information about the paper in our previous post and on our publications site.

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3 papers accepted at LBS 2018

Collaborating with colleagues from the GeoGazeLab and the University of Zurich, we have two full papers and one short paper accepted at next year’s LBS conference, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit our publications site.

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Best Poster Nomination at the 4th SCCER Mobility Conference

The poster “Extracting Eco-Feedback from Movement Trajectories“, which we presented in collaboration with our colleagues from SUPSI, was nominated for the Best Poster Award at the 4th annual SCCER Mobility Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. Over 120 participants from research and industry attended the conference and discussed relevant research topics and projects from the transport and

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2. Best Paper Award at COSIT 2017

We are happy to announce that our paper “Timing of Pedestrian Navigation Instructions” was elected 2. Best Paper at COSIT 2017 conference in L’Aquila, Italy!

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Interview with Prof. Martin Raubal on the Project SBB Green Class

Prof. Martin Raubal has answered questions regarding our data analyses in the course of the SBB Green Class Project. The full interview (in German) can be found here.

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Using Locally Produced Photovoltaic Energy to Charge Electric Vehicles

As more and more countries announce their plans for banning combustion engines (e.g., [1, 2]), it becomes critical to find ecologically sustainable ways to power electric vehicles. While wind and water provide energy throughout the whole day, photovoltaic installations have production peaks around midday which need to captured either by smart appliances (such as washing machines)

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Call for participation: Scientific study of location-based mobile learning

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Dear geography teachers, using mobile phones as an educational tool? Interacting with and augmenting local geographical phenomena via virtual assistants? With ETH’s learning platform OMLETH (Ortbezogenes Mobiles Lernen an der ETH / Location-based mobile learning at ETH), it is possible to go mobile and complete tasks in situ. The platform was developed as part of

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SBB Green Class E-Bike!

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The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) are looking for mobility pioneers for the project “SBB Green Class E-Bike”. People interested in participating in a pilot project that researches people’s use of the combination e-bike/general public transport subscription/Mobility carsharing (“all inclusive”) can sign up on www.sbb.ch/greenclass until July 13. The project is scientifically accompanied by researchers from the

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Energy-based Routing and Cruising Range Estimation for Electric Bicycles

Personal mobility is critical for successful cities, but also a major threatening factor for the livability they provide to a growing urban population. For this reason, it is highly important to switch towards more sustainable travel behavior, and substitute many of the trips previously covered by car with smaller and more energy-efficient modes of transport,

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Best short paper at AGILE 2017

We are happy to announce that our short paper “Energy-based Routing and Cruising Range Estimation for Electric Bicycles” was elected best short paper at AGILE 2017 conference in Wageningen, The Netherlands! Try out the system on ebikes.dominikbucher.com!

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PhD position – Mobility Information Engineering

The Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in the area of Mobility Information Engineering at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, starting at the earliest possible date. More information here

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2 papers accepted at COSIT conference

Collaborating with our colleagues from the GeoGazeLab, we have two full papers accepted at this year’s COSIT conference, which will take place in L’Aquila, Italy. For more information, visit our publications site.

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2 shortpapers accepted at AGILE conference

We have two shortpapers accepted at this year’s AGILE conference, which will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands. For more information, visit our publications site.

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New Site is Online

Welcome to the new site of the Mobility Engineering Lab at ETH Zürich. Please stay updated for news and blog posts in the coming weeks!

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