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KU Leuven


KU Leuven was founded in 1425 and is one of the oldest existing universities. It has 35,000 students and employs 8,500 staff. The mechanical engineering department - incorporating the intelligent traffic and logistics research as well as the multi-agent coordination and control research of the KU Leuven - has a long history in European projects going back to its participation in the first Framework Programme. It has successful high-tech spin-off companies, such as LMS and Materialise. K.U.Leuven R&D, a largely independent operation, supports KU Leuven researchers for the transfer of research results to economic and communal life. It has already seen to the establishment of more than 80 spin-off enterprises and an impressive patent portfolio. It offers professional support to researchers in EU projects for project management, administrative matters, technology transfer and IPR.

KU Leuven contributes its expertise in ant colony inspired agents for traffic management, foremost aiming at generating accurate forecasts starting from user intentions. The first objective is visibility - what is happening, will be happening, or may happen - on top of which decision making mechanisms execute and use this visibility to perform well.


MODUM addresses the environmental footprint in the transport sector by developing a new approach for pro-active demand-responsive management of traffic. This approach enables energy-efficient multi-modal transport choices accommodating dynamic variations, minimising the environmental impact and improving the quality of life in urban environments.


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