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ICT & Transportation in Smart Cities

Summer University On-Campus: July 4th - 15th, 2022

3 ECTS credit points, max. 24 participants

Registration Deadline: registrations now closed



Cities around the world face rapid changes in their transportation systems with the advances in ICTs. Recent trends include on-demand and shared mobility modes and automation in public and private transportation systems; these new solutions impact the transport industry, infrastructures management as well as political agenda. Focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), a new “Smart Mobility” system and real-time network management have been developed as potential solutions to mitigate congestion issues and improve network efficiency.

This course will bring a general overview of sustainable and smart transportation in the future smart cities in terms of i) industry trends, business models, technical and urban design aspects. Based on different European case studies especially in Germany, this program will teach participants innovative methods which Smart cities are currently dealing with as well as future solutions.

The course combines theoretical and practical learning materials for transportation modeling and simulation techniques, with a focus on Smart Mobility and ITS solutions and real-world applications.

Participants will review the most well-known traffic simulation models, learn about demand forecasting methods, business, social and political issues and related analytical techniques.

Moreover, students will gain insight into the concept of smart mobilities and how their business models could grow by analyzing case studies and companies.

Learning Goals and Syllabus

Learning Goals:

Students will gain the knowledge and analytical skills in the fields of:

  • Transport trends and futures (Megatrends)
  • New social behaviors and innovative agendas, including sustainability goals
  • Intelligence Transport Systems (ITS) and Smart mobility modes
  • Modeling and simulation approaches for future mobility
  • Forecasting demand models in smart cities


Course Components:

  • Basics of mobility trends and futures
  • Basics of classical and innovative business models in the transport industry
  • Basics of Mobility actors and practice, with a focus on urban (smart) mobility
  • Principals of Intelligence Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Principals of on-demand, real time ride sharing systems
  • Traffic flow theory and practices
  • Modeling and simulation approaches for future mobility
  • Mode choice analysis with focus on the new smart modes
  • Predicting traffic congestion
  • Advantages and challenges of automated and connective vehicles in mixed traffic



A detailed syllabus with information on the schedule will be made available to registered participants.

You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home university whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.

Please note this is a full-time, intensive course and participants will be expected to attend lectures (22 hours of class per week) and complete independent study Monday through Friday. Additional study may also be required on weekends. The activities of the cultural program are also shown in the syllabus.

Target Audience

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals interested in transportation trends and development.

Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.


Participants of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter University must meet the following requirements: (i) B2 level English, or equivalent and (ii) at least one year of university experience. Working professionals are also welcome to take part in the program.

Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics are essential.

It is recommended for students to bring their own laptop to fully participate in the course.


Prof. Dr. Massimo Moraglio is a senior researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin, working on technology and its wide effects on economic, social, and cultural fields.

Massimo Moraglio is currently Academic Coordinator of the MBA “Sustainable Mobility Management” at TU Berlin and he has been visiting professor in Germany and Italy. He has been engaged as researcher and coordinator in European and national projects regarding the transport industry, final user’s attitudes and the future of mobility.

Dipl.-Ing. MBA. Hamid Mostofi is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at faculty 1 of TU Berlin. He has experience in the field of business analysis for urban infrastructure development and urban mobility as well as renewable energy development. He is the team member of GECI project at TU Berlin (Green Energy Center of Iran) which is defined by The Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU).

He has work experience in the field of teaching and preparing learning materials In the field of MBA courses in German universities Such as Sustainable Mobility Management MBA  (TU Berlin) – MBA Renewables (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin) and MBA&E (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin). His current PhD thesis is System Dynamics modeling of rebound effects for Smart City Technologies on urban mobility.

Summer University On-Campus: July 4th - 15th, 2022

Course fees

Course fees for ICT & Transportation in Smart Cities are as follows:

Student: 950 Euro

Working professional/Non-student: 1140 Euro

The early bird discount is available for all participants until March 1st 2022.

Please note that students will be required to upload proof of their student status (student card/ enrollment information) during the registration process.

3 ECTS credit points


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