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Presentation of OMLETH at PH Zurich

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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 – Was funktioniert bei der Demokratievermittlung?” to foster the engagement of the next generation’s participation in our democracy in a contemporary and digital way. The second keynote was held by Paolo Rüegg with “Das digitale Sackmesser” who spoke about acquiring a skill set of programming (learning languages) to understand and create the world of tomorrow.

Afterwards, the practical part began with workshops about education that works. Here, OMLETH was presented in the rainy afternoons. After a quick introduction, participants – mainly scientists and didacts of different subjects, general pedagogues, and teachers – experienced the tool with a short education trail around the campus, although the weather was not very amazing. However, this is real education! Back in the seminar room, they had to reflect on the strategy and tool using a collaborative mindmap tool. As a next step, a talk about using OMLETH under real conditions followed. Marianne Wülser, a teacher from AKSA,  presented the  experiences and learnings using OMLETH in Geography. In the final discussion, the participants asked questions where the latest findings of the OMLETH research study were embedded. The whole workshop’s slides can be found here.

The UNM meeting 2018 was a great experience to learn how teachers from every level and field think, act and reflect about location-based mobile learning.


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Presentation of our work at the SCCER Mobility and CREST conferences

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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 CREST conference we got the chance to present the (now almost completed) GoEco! project and the insights gained from it. Especially people living in rural areas showed significant mobility behavior changes for all routes they systematically travel.


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The MIE Lab has a new lead researcher

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We welcome Dr. Pengxiang Zhao as our newest team member. With his experience in mobility and movement analysis Pengxiang will make a perfect addition to our team, taking the role of lead researcher.


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“Capturing Usage Patterns Of A Comprehensive Mobility-As-A-Service Offer With GPS-Tracking – First Results From The SBB Green Class Project” Published by Spotlight on Energy Research

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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 this point we would like to thank the Energy Science Center again for giving us the opportunity to present our research to their audience!


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Our research on future mobility concepts is featured in an article in Bulletin!

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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).


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

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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 research to their audience!


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Journal paper at ISPRS IJGI accepted!

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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

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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

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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 workshop website.


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

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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.