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!
We were invited for a workshop at PH Zurich’s UNM meeting Teaching with Digital Media to present location-based mobile learning as a teaching strategy. The event was fully booked and divided in keynotes and workshops. The first keynote was held by Anja Wyden Guelpa (Director & founder of civicLab) about “Das Rathaus als Vergnügungspark – WasRead More
Our poster at this year’s SCCER Mobility conference showed insights gained from the SBB Green Class project. It could be seen that a Mobility as a Service offer such as SBB Green Class (including public transport passes, an electric car, etc.) may substantially lower the carbon footprint of people using it. At the SCCER CRESTRead More
The ETH Zürich Energy Science Center featured an article about our ongoing project with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) titled “Capturing Usage Patterns Of A Comprehensive Mobility-As-A-Service Offer With GPS-Tracking – First Results From The SBB Green Class Project” on their Spotlight on Energy Research blog. You can read the full article here. At thisRead More
Our team member Dr. David Jonietz was recently interviewed by Bulletin, the leading Swiss magazine for electrical engineering and industry, on current research activities and projects of the MIE Lab. Read the resulting article about future mobility concepts in Switzerland here (in German).Read More
The ETH Zürich Energy Science Center featured an article about “From Location Tracking To Personalized Eco-Feedback: Results From The GoEco! Study” on their Spotlight on Energy Research blog. You can read the full article here. At this point we would like to thank the Energy Science Center for giving us the opportunity to present ourRead More
Our paper “Assessing the Influence of Spatio-Temporal Context for Next Place Prediction using Different Machine Learning Approaches” has been accepted at the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. We are very happy to announce that it is also featured as cover story of the respective special issue! For more information, visit our publications site.Read More
The SBB (Swiss Railway) have officially launched the new SBB Green Class Mobility Package which combines various sustainable means of transportation and services for road and railway. Researchers from the MIE Lab will further on provide scientific support for this exciting project. For more information visit SBB Green ClassRead More
Together with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we are organising a workshop on “Spatial Big Data and Machine Learning in GIScience” at this year’s GIScience conference in Melbourne, Australia. If you are interested in the process of generating knowledge from large spatial datasets, please note the 1st Call for Papers on theRead More
Researchers of the MIE Lab are collaborating with alpinavera to survey the transportation behaviour of small-scale food producers in Switzerland and develop alternative concepts! For more information, please visit our projects site.Read More
Collaborating with our colleagues from IVT – Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at ETH Zurich, our extended abstract titled “Usage patterns and impacts of a mobility flat rate traced with a Smartphone App” was accepted at IATBR 2018 in Santa Barbara, California.Read More
The annual Innovedum event on November 23 at the Semper Aula was an opportunity for informal discussion among the Innovedum project leaders, departmental Educational Developers, and students. Around 150 participants attended the event. The Rector gave the welcome speech and presented certificates to the students for their efforts on behalf of Student Innovedum. The event’sRead More
Due to recent technological developments, it is now possible to track our movements at a high level of detail and with relatively low effort and cost, e.g., by using built-in GPS-receivers of our smartphones. This novel data source provides exciting new possibilities for increasing the sustainability of our mobility behaviour through monitoring as well asRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 andRead More
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.Read More
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)Read More
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 ofRead More
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 theRead More
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,Read More
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 hereRead More