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

“From Location Tracking To Personalized Eco-Feedback: Results From The GoEco! Study” Published by Spotlight on Energy Research

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 our

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Journal paper at ISPRS IJGI accepted!

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.

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SBB Launches New SBB Green Class Mobility Package

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 Class

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Call for Papers: Spatial Big Data and Machine Learning in GIScience

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 the

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New project on transportation and logistics for small-scale food producers

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.

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Full paper accepted at AGILE 2018!

Our full paper “Identifying and Interpreting Clusters of Persons with Similar Mobility Behaviour Change Processes” has been accepted at AGILE 2018 in Lund, Sweden! For more information, visit our publications site.

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Extended Abstract accepted at IATBR 2018

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.

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OMLETH at Innovedum Event 2017

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’s

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Continuous Trajectory Pattern Mining for Mobility Behaviour Change Detection

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 as

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The MIE Lab is growing!

We welcome Henry Martin as our new team member! With his focus on mobility data analysis, Henry will fit perfectly into the MIE Lab.

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News Article in NZZ about SBB Green Class

On the 21st of October, the NZZ reported about the planned one-year extension of the project SBB Green Class, for which we provide the lead scientific support. In the article, Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal reports on selected preliminary findings.

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Best Paper Award Nominee 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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