Physics and Collective Dynamics of Future Mobility

International Focus Workshop
9 - 11 March 2022

Human mobility and transport in urban and rural areas fundamentally underlie all aspects of modern societies. We aim at consolidating interdisciplinary quantitative research on understanding collective transport dynamics to tackle current challenges of sustainable transport, striving to connect theoretical concepts to practical applications.

Topics include

  • human mobility
  • sustainable transport
  • ride-sharing
  • mobility-as-a-service
  • collective traffic dynamics
  • evolution of cities
  • urban vs. rural mobility
  • data acquisition
  • game theory
  • platform economics
  • electric vehicles
  • bikeability

Invited speakers

Laura Alessandretti (DK)
Kay W. Axhausen (CH)
Hugo Barbosa (UK)
Riccardo Gallotti (IT)
Gourab Ghoshal (US)
Marta C. Gonzalez (US)
Thomas Guhr (DE)
David Levinson (AU)
Debsankha Manik (DE)
Cecilia Mascolo (UK)
Kai Nagel (DE)
Paolo Santi (IT)
Andreas Schadschneider (DE)
Michael Schreckenberg (DE)
Filippo Simini (UK & US)
Tom Storme (BE)
Michael Szell (DK)
Dorothea Wagner (DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Marc Barthelemy
(IPhT CEA, France)

Christian Sommer
(Apple, San Jose, USA)

Marc Timme
(Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)


Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form. The application deadline is 15th January 2022. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international focus workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all on-site participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

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Scientific program structure

The scientific program starts on Wednesday, 9th March, 09:00 and ends on Friday, 11th March, 12:00.
All times in the program are Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1).

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