Value Creation through Urban Data Platforms: A Conceptual Framework


In this Conference paper, researchers from Erasmus University identify key UDP dimensions through a literature review. Second, by exploring and discussing their relationships with an expert panel, they develop a framework for understanding value creation through UDPs. By identifying key dimensions of UDP and their effects on value creation through UDP, the proposed framework provides a systematic and comprehensive approach for understanding UDP adoption, use, and value creation. Thereby, this study helps city policymakers and business developers in realizing value from UDPs in city ecosystems. Find the paper on Scholar Space.

Online Optimization to Enable Sustainable Public Transport


In this work, researchers from Erasmus University and the University of Cologne tackle the complicated problem of planning the electric charging schedule amid various sources of uncertainty. The researchers develop a real-time decision support system (RDSS) that uses real-time data, predictions, and mathematical optimization to develop and update the charging schedule in order to mitigate the impact of operational uncertainties. Based on the insights, a Public Transport Operator started developing an online monitoring and control system adopting some of our suggestions. Find the article in the SSRN Library.

Demand-controlled energy systems in commercial and institutional buildings: a review of methods and potentials


Heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) are by far the most energy intensive systems in commercial and institutional buildings with office spaces. This makes HVAC systems attractive targets for energy efficiency improvement. In this paper, researchers from Umeå University investigate how new technological advancements can play significant role on improving energy efficiency. Find the article on ResearchGate.

Evaluating and Optimizing Opportunity Fast-Charging Schedules in Transit Battery Electric Bus Networks

Public Transport Operators (PTOs) increasingly face a challenging problem in switching from conventional diesel to more sustainable battery electric buses (BEBs). In this study, researchers from Erasmus University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of Cologne optimize the opportunity fast-charging schedule of transit BEB networks in order to minimize the charging costs and the impact on the grid. Find the article on ResearchGate.

Enabling Sustainable Public Transport in Smart Cities through Realtime Decision Support


In this conference paper, researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam design and propose a real-time decision support system to overcome the uncertainties related to battery-electric buses and maximize the utilization of renewable energy generators and minimize the impact on the grid while guaranteeing a feasible operation for the  battery-electric buses. Find the conference paper here.