15 June, 2017

Symposium: Big Data in Transportation Research

This symposium focuses on the ways in which Big Data is, can, and should be used for transportation research.

We are pleased to announce a program with international and national experts with extended knowledge on both the potentials and pitfalls brought forward by new sources of mobility data. 

Date: 15 June, 2017, 08:30-16:30

Venue: Thon Hotel Opera, Dronning Eufemias gate 4, Oslo

This is the first symposium hosted by the SmartChange-project.

There is no registration fee and lunch will be served. Please note that there is a limited number of seats for participants and registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is now closed. But please send us an e-mail if you want to participate (vvi@toi.no)



08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Opening session – Presentation of the SmartChange project, Fredrik A. Gregersen, Researcher, Institute of Transport Economics

10:00 – 11:00

Big data and privacy – it’s not an either or question, Catharina Nes, Specialist Director, Norwegian Data Protection Authority

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:30  

Mobility data from mobile phones – latest news on transport studies using call detail records, Rein Ahas, Professor, University of Tartu

12:30 – 13:00

Samples of research projects with mobile phone data at Telenor Research, Johannes Bjelland, Researcher, Telenor Research

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Congestion charges and the impact on travel behavior: How can new data complement the traditional data? Erik T. Verhoef, Professor, VU Amsterdam

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 15:35

Understanding urban mobility using crowdsourced GPS data, David Philip McArthur, Lecturer in Transport Studies, University of Glasgow

15:35 – 15:55

Big data in Statistics Norway, Anders Holmberg, Chief Methodologist, Statistics Norway (SSB)

15:55 – 16:15

Presentation of Big Insight - Statistics for the knowledge economy - Centre for Research-based Innovation on Big Data, Anders Løland, Assistant Research Director at the Norwegian Computing Center and Co-Director of Big Insight

16:15 – 16:30

Closing remarks







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