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The digitalisation of the transport sector offers many opportunities for improvement for all transport modes and services, making it more sustainable and user friendlier. With the support of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Twins (DT), the planning and construction of railways, tunnels, bridges, ports, airports and highways can be massively enhanced. Their use allows stakeholders to better understand the infrastructures designs and make informed decisions, contributing to better use of financial and material resources. The use of BIM and DT can boost transport infrastructures across its lifecycle, from planning to operation. Therefore, the ninth workshop of the Driven by Data Workshop Series will be dedicated to the use of BIM and Digital Twins in the transport sector.

During the workshop, European research and innovation projects will showcase the use of these digital instruments for several applications to improve transport infrastructure. Additionally, a keynote will highlight European initiatives to support the use of BIM and Digital Twins in Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss relevant challenges and possible solutions and network with speakers and other participants.

You are invited to join and share your knowledge and ideas during the event. We look forward to your participation!


10.00 Welcome and thematic orientation - Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport
Sarah Schmelzer, Funding Initiatives, Data Innovations, mFUND (DP 24)

10.05 Thematic keynote – Overview of BIM activities and approaches in Europe in the Transport Sector [provisional title]
Oliver Eischet, specter automation / Germany

10.30 Projects pitches, discussions and networking

Off-Highway-Twins-2 (mFUND) – Using machine and geo data about infrastructural objects in digital twins forplanning, construction, operation and maintenance
Katharina Schmitz, RWTH Aachen / Germany

OMICRON (H2020) – Intelligent Road Asset Management Platform
Noemi Jiménez-Redondo, Cemosa / Spain

DIDYMOS (mFUND) – Digitalisation and Optimization of road tunnels via AI-based digital twins
Goetz Vollmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / Germany

AI-TWILIGHT (H2020 / ECSEL JU) – AI-powered digital twin for lighting infrastructure
Peter Förster, Eindhoven University of Technology / Germany

11.30 Exchanges and discussions
Moderation: Márcia Giacomini and Johanna Marie Drumann, TÜV Rheinland
Contributions from participants and discussion, focussing on possible innovations and how to scale up solutions generated by research and innovation (R&I) projects

11.50 Announcements and farewell
Sarah Schmelzer, BMDV

12.00 End of workshop 9

Register for this online workshop by sending an email with the subject "EU-Workshop 9/24" to mFUND@bmdv.bund.de. You will receive a link to a virtual meeting room shortly before the event.

About the online mFUND-Workshop series “Driven by Data - The mFUND workshop series about mobility innovation in Europe”

In 2021 the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) started the workshop series "Data Innovations for Smart Mobility in Europe" as part of the mFUND activities to foster knowledge exchanges and networking between stakeholders from the political sphere, business, user groups and research communities in Germany and abroad. In 2023 the series is back under a new name: “Driven by Data”.

Driven by data is motivated by the opportunities data can provide to mobility systems in Europe. Data use can be applied in all parts and stages of the system, ranging from more user-centric, environment-friendly and inclusive mobility planning to more efficient use of resources and increased resilience systems. In this series, speakers from all around Europe will give an overview of their projects activities, ideas and challenges, serving as inspiration for discussions with participants. The intention is to keep it simple and straightforward, further providing a platform to knowledge exchange and the creation of new partnerships between European stakeholders.