Seminar Series: Programme for 2021

In November 2020, we started the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. In the first session, Chair Holder Jakob Puchinger introduced the bi-weekly format and gave a short presentation of current projects and initiatives of the Chair. The second seminar on 7 December 2020 focused on the relationship between urbanisation and mobility (recording). Led by urbanist and PhD candidate Tjark Gall, the session explored how urbanisation and urban mobility influence and shape each other. The discussion centred around some key concepts, events and trends of the past, the present, and the future. The following discussion explored some individual futures. With over 50 participants each, the seminars were a great start and we want to thank the participants and look forward to the seminars and discussions next year! The programme for the first half of 2021 is shown below:


Past Events

18.01.2021 | 10-11 AM CET
How does intercity commuting affect urban spatial structure & housing price in a two-city system? (download presentation)
Mr Tao REN | PhD Candidate, Beijing

01.02.2021 | 10-11 AM CET
The Place of MaaS Ecosystems in Mobility Futures: Overviews and Challenges (download presentation)
Ms Mariana REYES | PhD Candidate, Paris

03.03.2021 | 10-11 AM CET
Stranded to be? Diesel ban in cities and used car markets (download presentation)
Dr Quentin HOARAU | Post-doc, CentraleSupélec

17.03.2021 | 10-11 AM CET
Mode choice and public transport operation strategy with heterogeneous users (download presentation)
Ms Weihong LI | PhD Candidate, Beijing

Upcoming Events

14.04.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Pickup and delivery optimisation
Ms Yue SU | PhD Candidate, Paris

The Electric Autonomous Dial-a-Ride Problem (E-ADARP) consists of scheduling electric autonomous vehicles (EAVs) to transport users from specific origins to specific destinations within predefined time windows. In the study, we propose a Deterministic Annealing (DA) meta-heuristic where efficient local search operators are integrated to enhance the solution’s quality. Extensive computational experiments have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm and we establish feasible solutions on new benchmark instances with up to 8 vehicles and 96 requests.

05.05.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Coupled taxi and ridesourcing markets with charging information service fee
Ms Siyang WANG | PhD Candidate, Beijing

12.05.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Future Urban Cities: Resilience of the integrated electric autonomous mobility systems and power grids
Dr Adam ABDIN | Post-doc, Paris

26.05.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Influence of high speed railway station location on intercity commuting
Mr Xingqi YANG | PhD Candidate, Beijing

09.06.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Open data travel demand synthesis
Dr Sebastian HÖRL | Researcher, IRT SystemX

23.06.2021 | 10-11 AM CEST
Designing an urban mobility serious game to teach radical innovation
Dr Flore VALLET | Senior Researcher Anthropolis Chair


The Anthropolis Chair, operated by IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, brings together the partners EDF, Engie, Groupe Renault, Communauté d’Agglomération Paris-Saclay, and Nokia Bell-Labs to work towards human-centred mobility. The Future Cities Lab is a joint initiative of Centrale Pékin, Beihang University Beijing, and Laboratoire Génie Industriel (LGI), CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you online on Zoom or if the circumstances allow at IRT Moulon on the Saclay Plateau. To stay up to date about future seminars and receive the details to connect, please join the Anthropolis mailing list here.