After 25 months of intense research activity, carried out by nine European partners, the COMPASS project is celebrating its final conference on 13 November in Rome, Italy. COMPASS aims at drawing a global picture of travelers current and future needs, investigating the influence of socio-economic drivers, and putting ICT (Information and Computer Technology) and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) applications on the focus, as powerful ways to meet mobility priorities.

Partner in the COMPASS consortium, ISIS was actively involved in several project’s activities, particularly in the development of Regional Travel Planner database. During the COMPASS final event, ISIS Director Maurizio Tomassini will join the round table discussion, describing the impact of different ICT scenarios on mobility patters, also in the light of the next Horizon 2020 research programme. Combining points of view of private companies as well as local and regional authorities, the conference will host speakers from all over Europe, with presentations covering key drivers for future mobility, case studies and related results, ICT solutions and future scenarios for improving co-modality and de-carbonization, business models for ICT applications, and next steps in the ICT research applied to transport.


Among other achievements, COMPASS managed to translate technical findings of its research activity into an interactive and easy-to-navigate road map of socio-economic drivers. The map is linked with a library harvesting main documents used to describe and analyze the key drivers, and comprises four different dimensions – social, economic, environmental and technologic – showing how each domain interacts with the others, and how they contribute to shape the mobility of the future.

The event programme is available here. Further information on COMPASS is available on the project website.