General Assembly Meeting of H2020 LeMO Project at Vestlandsforsking

The 5th general assembly meeting of the LeMO project was held in Sogndal, Norway on the 5th and the 6th of September 2019 hosted by Vestlandsforsking. A General Assembly is a key moment for the project progress. It implies group work and team building, but it is also an opportunity to discuss and agree the next steps and to coordinate our progress. All LeMO partners gathered to discuss the advancement of the project and the 3rd phase tasks ahead. Some important decisions have been made.

The team is discussing dissemination and communication activities

The team is discussing dissemination and communication activities

The progress achieved in the different work-packages was assessed and the potential to overcome limitations in order to ensure competitive advantage in relation to big data discussed. Participants also shared the faced challenges as well as the related findings during the previous months of the project.

The LeMO team in Sogndal

The LeMO team in Sogndal

In the 3rd phase, LeMO analyses barriers and limitations of the transportation system to exploit big data opportunities by addressing crucial technical and institutional issues. Once a thorough understanding of barriers and limitations associated with transport big data is formed, they can then be addressed to appropriately and responsibly diminish their effects.

After two days of productive meeting

After two days of productive meeting

The LeMO team has employed a systematic strategy for reaching the stakeholders targeted in our dissemination activities. The partners discussed and decided the next communication & dissemination activities and events for our project.

The entire team presented impressive progress in first interim period of the project. The coordinator, Professor Rajendra Akerkar, thanked all partners for working hard to achieve challenging milestones and goals and for helping to deliver LeMO results so far.

Deliverable 3.2 Case study reports on constructive findings on the prerequisites of successful big data implementation in the transport sector

The deliverable presents seven reports of the case studies conducted in Work Package 3 during Task 3.2. The case studies conducted are the following:

• Case study 1 “Railway transport”

• Case study 2 “Open data and the transport sector”

• Case study 3 “Real-time traffic management”

• Case study 4 “Logistics and consumer preferences”

• Case study 5 “Smart inland shipping”

• Case study 6 “Optimised transport & improved customer service”

• Case study 7 “Big data and intelligent transport systems”

The methodology outlined in D3.1 “Case study methodology” was used as a template for each of the case studies. The template provided a consistent, but flexible approach to address the unique circumstances and learnings in each case study. It also leveraged the case study leaders’ strengths in understanding the applications of big data technology in transport operations.

Besides developing a deep understanding of the big data technology and its business applications, the case studies also present an analysis of the issues that serve as ‘opportunities’ and ‘barriers’ to the implementation of big data, as well as the resulting outcomes of the implementation. These issues were analysed using the knowledge developed in Work Packages 1 and 2 of the LeMO project, from economic, political, social and ethical, legal, and environmental perspectives.

The LeMO project's interim review in Brussels

On Wednesday, 26 June 2019 the LeMO project team travelled to Brussels for the 1st interim period review meeting by the INEA & EC. The team presented in detail the work done so far, demonstrating results, facts and achievements as these have occurred during the first 18 months lifetime.


The agenda for the day was full as a broad range of topics needed to be covered in the space of six hours. The Coordinator and Work Package Leaders gave concise presentations on key achievements made, potential challenges faced and next steps of each work package. The Project Officer provided comments after each presentation. Once the series of presentations was over the progress and main results had been discussed.

The first impression of the team after the review completion was that of satisfaction and recognition of the excellent work done so far, of course with some constructive feedback. The commitment of the different partners all along the project half-life, but also during the review preparation was excellent, leading to important achievements, and a comprehensive defense of them in front of the Project Officer. It was very successful meeting and a good opportunity to get feedback from the project officer.

It is with enthusiasm that the Partners have embarked on the second half of the project and are now busy preparing for the trend analysis and road-mapping set to start this summer.

4th LeMO Project Meeting held in The Netherlands on 26-27 November 2018

The forth LeMO project meeting was held in Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) on the 26th and 27th of November 2019. All partners gathered to discuss the advancement of the project and the tasks ahead.

The day started with a welcome note by the host (Panteia) and a presentation of the project progress so far by the coordinator (WNRI) and continued with a presentation of the main WP2 achievements by respective Task leaders.

The coordinator of the NOESIS project (Ortelio) also attended the meeting and presented the NOESIS project and its ongoing work on Big Data in Transport Library. Opportunities for collaboration between the two projects were further discussed.

After the end of a very fruitful discussion on dissemination activities LeMO consortium discussed the results of the first year dissemination and the plan for next steps. First LeMO webinar planned for February 2019. The partners discussed the tentative agenda for the webinar and agreed on inviting NOESIS and two Case Study providers for short presentation in the webinar.

The second day of the meeting focused on a discussion on case studies in WP3. All partners discussed the progress of the running work package (WP3) and presented their plan for the case studies and related interviews that are about to begin in January 2019.