Unit of Spatial Planning


Regional Development - SPReD

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SIRIUS: Socio-political Implications of RTI Implementation and Use Strategies DRIVE I, DG XIII

ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/telematics/docs/tap_transport/drive1_ catalogue.pdf

Duration: 1989-1990

Scientific Responsible: Prof. Maria Giaoutzi (E-mail: giaoutsi@central.ntua.gr)

The Project Objectives

RTI Technology is expected to lead to a more efficient and safe transport environment and consequently to less pollution. Furthermore, by introducing the dimensions of real time operation and information supply and exchange, RTI will certainly affect current travel behavioural and driving patterns. The SIRIUS Project, in such a context, deals with the estimation of socio-political impacts resulting from the implementation and use of Road Transport Informatics (RTI) in road transport and traffic. The project is a part of the DRIVE Programme.


1. ITS - Nijmegen University, The Netherlands (Project Leader)
2. Conlogic – Stocholm, Sweden
3. Ecoter – Rome, Italy
4. Praxis – Athens, Athens, Greece
5. NTUA, Greece
6. Rijswaterstaat - The Hague, The Netherlands
7. TSU - Oxford University, Great Britain

Doctoral Thesis

(Supervised by Prof. Maria Giaoutzi)

1996 - Stratigea Anastasia, "The Impacts of ICTs on Spatial Restructuring", NTUA.

2005 - Oludolapo O. Akinyosoye - Gbonda , "SYDEPETR - SYstem to support DEcision for the PETRoleum mining sector: The Niger Delta Region", NTUA.

2007 - Andreatou Aggeliki, "Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development", NTUA.

2008 - Papakonstantinou Dimitrios, "Closed ICTs Networks in the Management of Tourism Product for Sustainable Development", NTUA.

2011 - Grammatikogiannis Elias, "Decision Making Systems for Public Participation in Regional Planning", NTUA.