It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend COREALIS Final Conference, that will take place virtually on April 23rd, 2021 at 10.00-15.00 CET.
In light of COVID-19 breakout and related containment measures, COREALIS team decided to turn the physical COREALIS Final Event into a Virtual one as to secure all participants’ safety and health.
Started in May 2018, COREALIS worked towards the vision of the Port of the Future by proposing a strategic, innovative framework, supported by disruptive technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, next generation traffic management and emerging 5G networks, for cargo ports to handle upcoming and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges.
With a total budget of 5.1 million Euros funding by the European Commission, 17 partners from 10 European and associated Countries worked together from 2018 to 2021 and joined their expertise to contribute to the vision of a more environmentally friendly, socially sustainable and financially viable port of the Future.
The proposed beyond state-of-the-art innovations, targeted to increase efficiency and optimize land use, while being financially viable, respecting circular economy principles and being of service to the urban environment. These innovations were implemented and tested in real operating conditions in 5 Living Labs, namely Piraeus port, Valencia port, Antwerp port, Livorno port and Haminakotka port.
The event agenda is available here.
Meet COREALIS Final Conference speakers:
Dr. Angelos Amditis
Research Director of ICCS, Chairman of ERTICO-ITS Europe, Deputy Chairman of Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA), Executive Group Member & Co-Chair of ALICE, COREALIS Coordinator, Greece
Short CV of Dr. Angelos Amditis
Dr. Angelos J. Amditis is Research Director in the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and member of ITS Board of Directors. He is the founder and the Director of the I-SENSE Research Group (http://i-sense.iccs.gr/ ). Since June 2018 he is the ERTICO-ITS Europe Chairman. He is a member of the Executive Board of ETP-ALICE (Co-chairing the WG3 “ALICE Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics”). He is the Deputy Chairman of the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA). He is the Vice President and one of the founding members of ITS Hellas. He is participating or has participated to the CCAM, C-ITS Platform, INATBA, EGVIA, OCG, A.SPIRE, DTLF, GEAR2030, TM2.0 Platform (Steering Body member), Trilateral WG on Automation, euRobotics, SENSORIS, WssTP, UITP, AIOTI and many other EC Groups and Platforms. He is the writer of 90 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and more than 220 conference papers. His current research interests in the field of ITS include Automated Transport Systems, Cooperative Systems, Electromobility, Smart Mobility both for people and cargo (ITS for Logistics), sensor and information fusion, data management/aggregation, communication technologies, highly and fully automated driving and embedded systems, vehicle to grid connectivity and charging optimization strategies, control algorithms, human machine interaction, and FOTs. He is also quite active on Internet related research (IoT, Cloud services etc.), ICT for environmental and security applications etc. He has participated in a large number of Research projects being the scientific responsible of more than 150 projects in the last 20 years and currently he is the coordinator of the following ones: Cityscape, eCharge4Drivers, ELVITEN,ICT4CART, DIONE, HYPERION, CYBER-MAR, COREALIS, RESIST and IN-PREP.
Project Officer H2020 Transport at European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), European Commission, Belgium
Short CV of Sergio Escriba
Sergio holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. His background focuses on Geotechnics and Artificial Intelligence. He has been working for 14 years for the private sector as geotechnical engineer, quality manager, construction manager, designer and research engineer. Since 2016, Sergio is Project Manager in H2020 transport research projects at CINEA (former INEA), in charge of the portfolio of infrastructure projects dealing with structural health monitoring, asset management, predictive maintenance, robotics and digitalization of infrastructures in general.
Innovation enablement manager at Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Short CV of Piet Opstaele
As innovation ‘enablement’ manager for the Port Authority, Piet is one of the drivers of the digital and innovation transition in the Port of Antwerp. Based on a founded strategy with a pragmatic approach in executing concrete innovation projects, he makes the ‘Port of the Future’ tangible and leads the development of Port of Antwerp as open innovation platform (e.g. on smart shipping, drones) – on which startups, companies, knowledge institutions and other authorities create new value for the Antwerp port ecosystem.
In the 90’s, Piet started at one of the most successful startups in the Benelux – Tele Atlas, a producer of digital geographic data – acquired by TomTom in 2008. Between 2011 and 2014 he managed a consultancy firm and was closely involved in start-ups in the energy sector. Piet holds 2 masters, in History and Spatial and Urban Planning, post-graduates in energy and environmental management and an MBA International management.
Pieter de Waard
Corporate Strategist at Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Short CV of Pieter de Waard
Mr. Pieter de Waard (1986) is Corporate Strategist at Port of Rotterdam. The Strategy team focusses on the long term strategy for the port of Rotterdam. This department oversees and monitors the meaning of trends and developments that are relevant for the port together with our partners in and around the Port. We develop scenarios and strategies for the way we should anticipate on these developments. The department’s key activities are strategic intelligence and strategic planning (Portvision 2030 and business plans). Pieter is mostly involved in industry wide logistical & digital topics which could affect the a port’s business. “Especially the digital part is challenging. In our (port-) industry large optimization gains common in other industries are yet to be made”. With a solid quantitative & (transport-)economics background (Erasmus University Rotterdam), he tries to ‘unhype’ some of the worlds most misinterpreted and misused digital buzzwords. Before Joining the Port of Rotterdam in 2018, Pieter worked in the Middle-East for a large dredging company (Van Oord) and led a software development team at a Dutch technical consultant (Royal HaskoningDHV).
CEO of Piraeus Port Authority, Managing Director of Piraeus Container Terminal, Greece
Short CV of Zhang Anming
Mr. Zhang Anming, has over 25 years of work experience in the shipping industry. Mr. Zhang has extensive experience in container shipping and management. He has served as Financial Officer of the Financial Department of COSCO Container Lines (1996-2002) and in the next 6 years (2002-2008) as Deputy General Manager & Manager. He also served as Financial Manager of the Financial Department of COSCO (2009-2012) and as Deputy General Manager of Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) for the next 4 years (2012-2016). Currently, Mr. Zhang is the CEO of Piraeus Port Authority and also the Managing Director of Piraeus Container Terminal. He has graduated from Peking University, Guanghua School of Finance and Management.
Chief Executive Officer at Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC4.0), Belgium
Short CV of Frank Kho
Frank Kho, an independent advisor active in the container logistic and terminal industry since 2018. He has more than 30 years’ experience in this industry across the globe. His career includes 20+ year in several senior management positions in Asia and Europe with PSA and HPH, 2 of the leading global terminal operators. And prior to become an advisor, Frank also has been a member of the global leadership team of Kalmar (equipment and automation solutions for the terminal industry). Recently he has been appointed as the CEO of the new TIC 4.0 Association (Terminal Industry Committee 4.0), supported by FEPORT and PEMA, developing standards for the terminal industry. Frank has an excellent track record in managing and leading several container terminals across the globe, including HIT in Hongkong and PSA Antwerp. Within Kalmar, Frank has led the discussion regarding strategy and vision on automation in the container industry and was also responsible for offering development and account management. Frank has a Master degree in Control Engineering/Avionics and is also an ICF-trained Professional Coach (certification is pending).
Coordinator at European Inland Waterway Transport Platform – IWT, Belgium
Short CV of Nik Delmeire
Nik Delmeire (M) obtained the degree of MBA at the University of Leuven in 1982. From 1983 till 2014 he had several management functions in Purchasing and Supply Chain in AGFA-GEVAERT, a Belgian multinational active in the world of Imaging. Through his role in AGFA’s Supply Chain he got involved in the Belgian Shippers’ Organisation called OTM. An organization he chaired from 2009 till 2015. He was Vice Chairman of ESC (the European Shippers’ Council) from 2011 till October 2014. In October 2014, he joined ESC as Secretary General and stayed there until 31/12/2018. Since 1/12019 he’s coordinating the newly established foundation “European Inland Waterway transport platform”. Since 8/7/2019 he is elected as Vice Chair of ETP-ALICE. Finally, Nik has participated in the following European projects CORE (2014-2018, http://www.coreproject.eu/), LEARN (2016 -2019, http://www.learnproject.net/), ICONET (2018-28/02/2021, www.iconetproject.eu), IW-NET (ongoing) , ENTRANCE (ongoing) and Platina3 (ongoing) , DTLF – Digital Transport and Logistics Forum: http://www.dtlf.eu/), DINA – Digital Inland Navigation.
Secretary General at ALICE, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe, Belgium
Short CV of Fernando Liesa
Dr. Fernando Liesa is Secretary General at ALICE, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe since its creation in 2013 and is driving the development and growth of ALICE. ALICE is a non-for-profit industry led association based in Brussels with 140+ members reaching the full stakeholders’ groups within logistics and supply chain including leading European ports and terminals. ALICE is setting up the medium-long term vision for logistics and supply management, building consensus on the research and innovation agenda and implementation pathways towards Physical Internet (2030) and Zero Emissions Logistics (2050). Fernando holds a PhD by University of Zaragoza (Spain). Fernando has worked in the field of knowledge transfer and research management linked to logistics and supply chain management for 15+ years. Fernando worked for Zaragoza Logistics Center (MIT Global Scale Network Center) from 2006 to 2014 as External Funding & Knowledge Transfer Director and from 2007 to 2014 as General Manager of the Spanish Logistics Technology Platform, LOGISTOP. Fernando was Innovation Leader at ENIDE, a consulting and technology SME in the field of mobility and logistics, from 2014 to 2016 and since then, full time dedicated to ALICE. Fernando has worked for more than 19 years linked to the European Arena and Institutions. Fernando is appointed member of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum launched in 2015 and of the Cooperative, Connected, Automated and Autonomous Mobility expert group launched in 2019 both of them by European Commission (DGMOVE). Fernando is proud to have been awarded with the Physical Internet pioneer award in 2017.
Carles Rúa Costa
Head of Innovation at Port of Barcelona, Spain
Short CV of Carles Rúa Costa
Carles Rúa Costa is an Industrial Engineer and Head of Innovation at Port de Barcelona. He is the Director of the Master executive in Supply Chain Management at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech). Carles is the co-editor of the innovation blog PierNext. He is also a professor at Escola Europea Intermodal Transport and a former professor at BarcelonaTech (25 years at the Department of Business Management). Carles is professor at various masters in Spain and South America and an expert in logistics, strategy and port management.
Carlos E. Palau
Professor Telecommunication Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Short CV of Carlos E. Palau
Carlos Palau is Full Professor at the Communications Department at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV). He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPV in 1993, and received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university in 1997. With more than 25 years of experience in research in the areas of security, privacy, content distribution, networking, interoperability, IoT, Smart-Cities and wireless communications.
Nowadays, he is coordinating H2020 MG-7-3 PIXEL and H2020 ICT-56 ASSIST-IoT, and participating in other R&D projects, such H2020 ICT-17 5GENESIS, among others. Furthermore, it is worth remarking his coordination of the finished H20202 ICT-30-2015 INTER-IoT project and his past participation in H2020 IoT1-2016 ACTIVAGE, H2020 ICT14-2016 TT, H2020 MG-1.3-2014 DORA, FP7 SEC AF3 and SECTOR; CELTIC+, ACIO. He and has previously participated some other national and international initiatives, including FP7 FI-PPP FICONTENT2. He is an IEEE Senior Member with more than 125 published papers. He has participated in several TPC of relevant conferences like IEEE LCN, IEEE MILCOM; IEEE MULTIMEDIA and chaired, from 2002 till 2008, the International Conference of Communications Systems and Networks. He has participated in the design of SIMACOP: an FFT C2IS system, in use by the Spanish Army.
Managing Director at Circle Group, Italy
Short CV of Alexio Picco
Alexio Picco has more than 16 years experience working with politicians, policy makers, regulators, academics and third parties specifically in developing new public and private business using national and European funding. He also has 13 years of experience in creating, building and leading major initiatives within complex public and private organizations with a track record of successful cross-functional business development processes and large-scale international consortia including EU and local institutions, national/local policy-makers, industry players and a large variety of other stakeholders including non-profit groups. With more than 12 years experience in leading or being part of multidisciplinary team involved in innovative projects and programmes he has worked towards bridging technology trends and public policies in particular in the transport sector.
Head of Strategic Research Management, FraunhoferInstitute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Germany
Short CV of Christian Blobner
Christian Blobner earned a Diplom degree in International Economics from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in 2006. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2005. In 2006 he started working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF as a project manager in the Logistics and Factory Systems business unit. There he was responsible for the acquisition and management of international research projects of the business unit in various EU-funding programs. As Head of Fraunhofer IFF’s Strategic Research Management, Mr. Blobner, among others, coordinates the institutes international engagement and cooperation with international partners. He is the institute’s representative in various high-level networks and initiatives, such as EFFRA, ALICE and AIOT. Moreover, Mr. Blobner is the responsible manager for the Fraunhofer IFF’s Digital Innovation Hub “The VDTC of the Fraunhofer IFF”.
CEO of Mosaic Factor SL, Spain
Short CV of Stefano Persi
Stefano Persi is the Founder and CEO of MOSAIC and is in charge of leading MOSAIC’s activities in H2020 as well as at commercial level. MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Modena (Italy), he gained a strong experience on Innovation applied to Mobility & Logistics during the past 12 years. Previously, Stefano was Co-Founder and CEO of ENIDE and worked in the Transport & Manufacturing Sector in the Research & Innovation division of ATOS. He currently collaborates in different associations such as ALICE, Logistop and BDVA, being Vice-Chair of BDVA mobility & logistics group.
Principal Consultant – 5G for Industry Lead, ERICSSON, Italy
Short CV of Luca Stroppolo
Luca Stroppolo has long working experience in Telco Operators (both fixed and mobile). In 2006 joined Ericsson as technical manager for the Access Network Design domain. He has also long consulting experience in Network Transformation, technology scouting, business development in the domains of Access Network, Ultra Broadband Access, Network Virtualization, Dedicated Networks. Since 2016 Technical director for 5G network evolution with focus on use case development and requirements for vertical applications with specific focus on 5G solutions for Smart Manufacturing and Logistics. Since 2019 he has the role of technical and industry lead for 5G private networks applications. He’s also the Technical Director for E/// Italy in H2020 Projects 5G EVE and Connected Ports COREALIS. Author of 10+ international papers.
Director of Joint Laboratory CNIT/AdSPTS, Italy
Short CV of Paolo Pagano
Paolo Pagano received his Ph.D. degree in High Energy Physics from Trieste University having worked for the COMPASS collaboration at CERN. He holds a Master in IT from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. From 2009 he is with the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), leading the Networks of Embedded Systems area at the National Laboratory of Photonic Networks and Technologies in Pisa (http://pntlab.cnit.it/). From October 2015 he is the director of the joint (CNIT / Port Network Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea) laboratory on advanced sensing and networking in sea ports (http://jlab-ports.cnit.it). His research activities have a specific focus on ITS and Port of the Future. He is participating (on behalf of CNIT) to the ETSI standardization committees for Cooperative ITS and maritime communication (ETSI ISG CDM). From September 2018 he is member of the Working Group “Smart Roads”, Technical Committee on Autonomous Driving at the World Road Association. He co-authored about 100 peer reviewed papers to international journals and conferences.
Business Development Manager, SGS, Spain
Short CV of Susanna Caminals
Susanna has worked in SGS for more than 15 years. Belonging to Government and Institutions division, she has accumulated experience in innovative solutions for facilitating international trade & cross-border track and trace of goods and people. Over the past years she has specialised in customs brokerage and comprehensive state-of-the-art monitoring solutions for the road freight and sea transport industry. As Business Developer she has rolled out nation-wide services and trained dedicated teams.
Managing Director, Marlo, Poland
Short CV of Tomasz Dowgielewicz
Tomasz has been involved in logistics consultancy and research for past 19 years. Working for Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, GS1 Poland and then starting Marlo Poland where he was collaborating with transport and logistics companies mainly in optimizing their operations and introducing IT tools for ports and transport businesses. He’s graduated from Poznań University of Technology, Logistics Faculty having his postgraduate in Management from Canadian Institute of Management and Poznań University of Economics.
Senior Software Developer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Short CV of Sébastien Nicolas
Sébastien Nicolas works as a senior researcher / software developer in NEC Laboratories Europe, and his primarily domain of expertise is renewable energies. His technical abilities and interests are in software architecture, IT infrastructure and machine learning.
Research Team Leader in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
Short CV of Ville Hinkka
Dr. Ville Hinkka works as a Research Team Leader of Intelligent Supply Chains and Logistics team in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has over 15 years research experience e.g., in logistics information systems and technologies, sustainable supply chain management and port logistics topics. Hinkka has worked as WP leader in COREALIS project and been involved in numerous other EU and nationally funded research projects. He is also an author of over 40 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, conference papers and book chapters related to logistics and supply chain management.
Wiebe de Boer
Sr. Advisor ports and coasts, Deltares, the Netherlands
Short CV of Wiebe de Boer
Wiebe de Boer has about 10 years of professional experience in harbour and coastal engineering. Wiebe works as senior project manager and advisor at Deltares, an independent Dutch research institute. He has international experience on projects related to port infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and coastal erosion mitigation. Furthermore, he is project developer at SmartPort on innovation projects in the Port of Rotterdam. In his work Wiebe strives to apply new technologies and integrate knowledge from different disciplines to solve both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, including sustainability and climate change adaptation.
Carles Pérez Cervera
Project Manager, Innovation & Port Cluster Development, Fundación Valenciaport, Spain
Short CV of Carles Pérez Cervera
Carles Pérez Cervera is a Civil Engineer and MSc in Port Management and Intermodal Transport by ICADE Business School with more than six years of experience in the port industry promoting innovation in the Port of Valencia. As a Project Manager, he has developed his career promoting, managing and executing R&D projects, applying new technologies, ICT tools and industry 4.0 concepts to the port-logistics industry, more precisely in the areas of intermodal transport and port terminals.
Sven De Breucker
Senior Advisor/R&D, DYNNIQ, the Netherlands
Short CV of Sven De Breucker
Sven has been involved in numerous research and innovative projects, involving battery testing, Smart PV, inverter-controlled grid connections and DC-grids. He received the M.Eng. degree in Electromechanics in 2002 from the De Nayer College University and the M.Sc. degree in Electrotechnical Engineering in 2005 from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He received a Ph.D. in Electrotechnical Engineering on the “Impact of Current Ripple on Li-ion Battery Ageing” in 2012. He works at Dynniq Energy since 2017 as Senior Advisor and R&D engineer.