Urban Mobility Symposium

Maps, Data, Geovisualisation

2019-10-11 - CityLAB Berlin

More than half of the world's population already lives in urban areas. Urban mobility is essential, whether for the coexistence all of a city's inhabitants or for the economic processes that drive the city forward. Traditional motorised traffic is an important factor influencing air and noise pollution in urban areas, whereas an increasingly diverse "modal split" is presenting transport planners with new challenges. These and other topics related to urban mobility will be addressed at the Urban Mobility Symposium.


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  • 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:15 Anita Graser (Austrian Institute of Technology) Keynote I: Exploring movement data with open geospatial tools
  • 11:00 Session I: Wege und Ziele
  • Christoph Menzel (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hof) Visualisierung des Bewegungsverhaltens mit einer erweiterten Flowstrates Darstellung anhand der Modellregion Hochfranken
  • Maria Turchenko (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde) hin&weg - Analysis and Visualisation Tools for the Study of Urban and Regional Migration Data
  • Ilya Boyandin (Teralytics) Scalability of OD-data visualizations
  • Industry Talk by Targomo Multimodales Routing & Erreichbarkeit
  • 12:30 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 Till Nagel (Hochschule Mannheim) Keynote II: Visually analyzing urban mobility - results and insights from three student research projects
  • 14:45 Session II: Neue Mobilität
  • William Jones & Santosh Seshadri (Orbica) Transport advocacy through smart data analysis and visualisation
  • Christoph Aberle (Technische Universität Hamburg) Mobility as a Service – eine Chance für Menschen in Armut? GIS-basierte Untersuchung vierer Ridepooling-Angebote in Hamburg
  • Industry Talk: Civity E-Scooter in Deutschland
  • 16:00 Break
  • 16:15 Session III: Stadträume
  • Timotheus Klein & Sebastian Clausen (ARGUS Stadt und Verkehr) Urban Transects and Trunk Roads - Observations in Hamburg
  • Heike Marquart (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) & Uwe Schlink (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung) Personal exposure to environmental stressors while commuting: Exploring on-site experiences using Walking Interviews and qualitative GIS
  • Fabio Galicia, Lucy Helme, Dave Towey, Christian Derix (SUPERSPACE, Woods Bagot) More LA: Transforming Parking to Places in Los Angeles
  • 17:30 Conclusion & get-together


Anita Graser
Anita Graser
Austrian Institute of Technology

Anita Graser is a spatial data scientist, open source GIS advocate, and author. Her research focuses on the analysis of movement data. She’s co-author of QGIS Map Design and other books about QGIS. For further information, check out her blog at https://anitagraser.com/about/.

Till Nagel
Till Nagel
Hochschule Mannheim

Till Nagel is a Professor for Visual Analytics at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. His research interests are in the fields of information visualization, interaction design and data literacy. He heads the Human Data Interaction Lab, which investigates new ways of supporting different target groups with interactive data representations. https://services.informatik.hs-mannheim.de/~nagel/

Accepted Abstracts


CityLAB Berlin
Platz der Luftbrücke 4
12101 Berlin

ÖPNV: Platz der Luftbrücke

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Program Committee

  • Johannes Kröger HafenCity University, Hamburg
  • Sebastian Meier Technologiestiftung Berlin
  • Sigrun Beige Telefónica NEXT — Location & Mobility Analytics
  • Marian Dörk Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • Julia Gonschorek EASC eV.
  • Anita Graser Austrian Institute of Technology, Wien
  • Katharina Jacob Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • Alexandra Kapp Technologiestiftung Berlin
  • Felix Kunde Zalando
  • Nicolas Neubauer HERE, Berlin
  • Charlotte Pusch Technische Universität Hamburg
  • Raphael Reimann Moovel
  • Jochen Schiewe HafenCity University, Hamburg
  • Harald Schernthanner Universität Potsdam
  • Lucia Tyrallova Universität Potsdam

The event is financially supported by
the The Governing Mayor of Berlin — Senate Chancellery.

The Governing Mayor of Berlin — Senate Chancellery


Call for Papers


  • 30.04. Call for Abstracts
  • 01.07. Submission Deadline
  • 01.08. Paper Acceptance
  • 11.10. Symposium
  • 30.11. Submission Short Papers for Journals

This is followed by the review process through the respective journals.
Planned publication Spring/Summer 2020.

Call for Participation

Proposals for presentations at the symposium can be submitted as Extended Abstracts (max. 3 pages incl. illustrations and references) in German and English. These will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted presentations will receive a 20-minute slot for presentation. These abstracts will be published as "Open Access" (CC BY-NC-ND) proceedings on the Symposium's website. All accepted Extended Abstracts will also have the opportunity to publish their paper in English in a special edition of the Kartographische Nachrichten (KN) or the gis.Science Journal. Please note that the papers will be subject to a further peer review through the respective publications.

Kartographische NachrichtenGis.Science

Please use provided template DOCX / DOC and use the submission system to upload your extended abstract. If you experience any problems, please send your abstract to meier@technologiestiftung-berlin.de.

Student Track

Young researchers are warmly invited to participate in the discourse and the symposium. Outstanding semester projects and bachelor's or master's theses can also be submitted in the form of extended abstracts. In this context, we would also like to point out that an acceptance for presentation at the symposium does not mean that a journal paper has to be published afterwards. This is an optional offer.

Please use provided template DOCX / DOC and use the submission system to upload your extended abstract. If you experience any problems, please send your abstract to meier@technologiestiftung-berlin.de.


Participation in the symposium is free of charge. Due to the space available, the event is limited to a maximum of 70 participants. All accepted authors will receive two tickets reserved for the symposium. The remaining tickets will be available from the 1st of August with the announcement of the speakers.