Job: Researcher and Technical Contributor in CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS H2020 European Project (ref. 689031);
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS/2018/002;
Main research field: Computer science;
Sub research field: n/a;
In the scope of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, ARDITI is looking for a Researcher and Technical Contributor to work in the field of Urban Mobility and related subjects within the project activities, including Smart Sensing Networks and Applications.
The selected candidate will have the responsibilities in the work and contribution of ARDITI for the project, in particular under work-package 2, measure MAD 2.2 (Smart sensing/metering and user generated content to improve planning and mobility services), but also in measures MAD6.1/MAD6.2 (Gamification of Mobility / Green Credits) and in the other activities of the project.
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is a project submitted and approved under the call "MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015 - MG-5.5a-2015 - Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility". It is funded by the European Commission under H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport.
Within the EU, and particularly following the economic crisis; tourism will be, the ‘engine for economic growth’, particularly in the underperforming Mediterranean economies; where tourism has traditionally been a dominant economic sector. The world market of tourists continues to grow and Europe has unique selling points for further tourist growth from within and outside the EU (including China). The competitive market for tourism means that cities have to provide the high quality, sustainable environments desired by tourists, while providing local sustainable employment opportunities that overcome the seasonal and sometimes informal nature of tourist economies. Achieving sustainable mobility is a vital part of the growth equation for Europe’s tourist cities.DESTINATIONS will develop an innovative holistic approach to building sustainable urban mobility systems for both residents and tourists. The project impacts will make a positive contribution to demonstrating how this can achieve growth and therefore provide a benchmark for other EU tourist cities.
DESTINATIONS will demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative sustainable mobility solutions in 6 tourist cities with different characteristics but sharing common challenges. The solutions will address:
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is implementing a set of mutually reinforcing innovative mobility solutions in six urban laboratory areas, including in Funchal and Madeira region in general. Innovative transport solutions implemented in these pilot areas - which represent the variety of tourist destination typologies - will target the resident, tourist and freight mobility demand with a holistic and integrated planning approach, delivering sustainable mobility strategies and solutions at the destinations and in the countries of origin. Achieving the objectives will increase the attractiveness of the city, both for tourists and for businesses in the sector and multiplier impacts in the economy for goods and services. All of these will contribute to better social cohesion (which attracts further investment).
The selected researcher will join an interdisciplinary team, including project technicians and staff and researchers from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), ARDITI (Regional Agency for Research, Technological Development and Innovation), Horários do Funchal (public transport operator) and Municipality of Funchal, working in the fields of Energy, Mobility, Social Networking and HCI in general.Requirements
Design, implement and test mobility related behavioural change games, including mobile games, aimed at increasing satisfaction and adoptions levels of existing users for sustainable mobility modes (Public Transport / Bus in particular), as well as attracting new users by making them experiment and evaluate alternatives to predominant private transport;
These tools/platforms will also be used for collecting a database of user feedback and for measure evaluation purposes within the project.
Scientific guidance and workplace
The work will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (Scientific coordination). Workplace will be at ARDITI and M-ITI (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute), Madeira Island.
The jury will select the candidates based on a curricular evaluation and, if necessary, using job professional interviews. The selection criteria is the following:
The application must include:
Anouncement of the results
By email to be sent to the candidates.
Application submission and deadline
Vacant posts: 1
|Type of contract: Other|
|Job country: Portugal|
|Job city: Funchal|
|Job company/institute: ARDITI Agência Regional para o desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação|