Daily mobility and activity chains: from observation to forecasting through models

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Daily mobility behaviours are mainly driven by the activities agendas of the population. Mobility surveys allow to gather data about these activity chains. Therefore we will ground our research on data collected during Belgian national mobility surveys (MOBEL & BELDAM). This picture of the daily mobility behaviours drawn from a sample will then be "applied" to the whole Belgian population using a synthetic population model. This has been achieved within the VIRTUAL BELGIUM project. We will also show how this set of activities could lead to assigned traffic on the road network. Finally we will explain how the demographic evolution of the population could be modelled within the synthetic population framework and therefore be used to forecast future mobility behaviours and traffics. [NB: this work is based on Johan Barthelemy's and Morgane Dumont's Phd researches.]
Period1 Mar 2019
Event titleSpatial Big Data in urban environments: What do they inveil (and hide) in the case of Brussels ?
Event typeSymposium
LocationLouvain-la-neuve, Belgium
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • mobility, synthetic population, model