Kick off meeting

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University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
October 27, 2006, 10:00 - 16:00


  • Steinar H. Andersen, NTNU, Trondheim, NO
  • Torsten Braun, University of Bern, CH
  • Helmar Burkhart, University of Basel, CH
  • Thomas Di Giacomo, Miralab, University of Geneva, CH
  • Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, BE
  • Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, CH / University of Twente, NL
  • Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, FIN
  • Remco Litjens, TNO ICT, NL
  • Adrian Munteanu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE
  • Phuong Ngugen, University of Basel, CH
  • Peter Rigole, K.U. Leuven, BE
  • Vasilios Siris, FORTH and University of Crete, GR
  • Vassilis Tsaoussidis, DUTH, GR
  • Markus Wulff, University of Bern, CH


  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Presentation of partner activities
  3. Objectives and areas of interest of WG
  4. Organizational issues including chair election
  5. Action plan for 1st year (meetings, workshops, projects, publications)
  6. Contact to Emobility ETP and participation at IST 2006
  7. Next steps, AOB


Every potential working group member introduced his/her organisation and research focus with a short presentation.

Working Group Objectives

The participants agreed to found an ERCIM eMobility working group and defined the following objectives:

  • Seeking influence on EU program
  • Comparison to ETP
    • Rather complimentary to ETP
    • more basic / theoretical research oriented
    • longer-term research
    • more academic, not necessarily driven / limited by commercial interests / constraints
    • Stronger focus on social, environmental interests
    • disruptive technologies
  • Rather long-term activity taking advantage of ERCIM based activities
  • Influence and / or develop strategic research agenda
  • Develop project proposals, e.g. NoE, FET, STREP, COST

Research Topics

During the presentations, the research topics and core competences of the members have been extracted. A quite detailed list can be found here.

Working Group Organization

The participants agreed on the following working group organisation:

Chair: Torsten Braun, University of Bern
Secretary General: Markus Wulff, University of Bern
Deputy Chair: Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva

Planned Activities


  • Participation at Heidelberg ETP meeting, November 14, 2006
  • Participation at the IST 2006 Conference in Helsinki, November 21-23, 2006


  • First meeting at Malaga (Spain), co-located with COST 290 MCM meeting, February 15-16, 2007
  • Workshop on eMobility, co-located to WWIC 2007, Coimbra (Portugal), May 23-25, 2007, possibly with BOF session

Next Steps

  • Preparation of ERCIM working group application.
  • Preparation of a slide set describing the new WG.