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ASECAP Days 2019



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10.00 - 19:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

15.00 - 18:00

ASECAP Steering Committee and General Assembly – ASECAP Members only


19:30 - 20:30

Opening of the Exhibition & Welcome Reception

from 08:00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

8:45 - 09:30

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Master of ceremony: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP President

>Chris TOMLINSON, IBTTA 2019 President

>Kiran K. KAPILA, IRF Chairman

>Keynote Speaker: >Christos SPIRTZIS, Ministers of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (TBC)

09:30 - 11:30

A Road Infrastructure Financing

Moderator: Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP President

>Ursula ZECHNER, ASFINAG (Austria) - Political discussion about toll from customer's point of view

>John SIRAUT, JACOBS (UK) – Pricing for prosperity

>Greg TAYLOR, Sequoia Investment Management Company Limited (UK) - Financing Tools and Structures for a Challenging World

>Paolo ALESSI, FITCH RATINGS (Italy) - Rating Agency Perspective on EMEA Toll-Road Financings

>Antony HADJIOANNOU, ELLAKTOR GROUP OF COMPANIES (Greece) - Post crisis era. Is funding available for projects in Greece?

>Christophe BOUTIN, ASFA (France) - Financing new mobility needs: what are the innovative solutions

>Christophe PÉLISSIÉ DU RAUSAS, VINCI Business Development (France) - The Future of Concession Model for Road Infrastructure Development

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:30

Moving from Toll Operator to Mobility Service Providers

Moderator: Kallistratos Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary-General

>David LEIGH, JACOBS (UK) - Futureproofing Concessions - There is nothing permanent except change

>Pablo FERRANDO, CINTRA SERVICIOS DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A. (Spain) - The future of urban transport mobility: false myths and true challenges

>John DAVIS, AECOM (Ireland) - Leveraging on Toll Operators’ Experiences as First-Generation Digital Mobility Providers

>Panagiotis PAPANIKOLAS, OLYMPIA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - First step towards tomorrow’s tolling system in Greece: the Olympia Odos Hybrid project

>Francisco SEQUEIRA ESTEVES, BRISA (Portugal) - GDPR an opportunity to engage with customers

>Emmanuel LÉGER, CYCLOPE.AI (France) - An AI-powered vehicle classification for tolling tarification

>Konstantinos PAPANDREOU, HELLASTRON / OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - The road towards free flow ETC in Greece. Current and future challenges

13:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

Parallel Session

Parallel session 1: Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies (CAV)

Moderator: Jacqueline ERHART, ASECAP COPER III chair

>Alexander SKABARDONIS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY (USA) - Managed Lanes: Challenges and Opportunities for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

>Olivier QUOY, ATLANDES (France) - Paving the way to high level of service connected infrastructure for HGV

>George KIOUSIS, HELLASTRON (Greece) - The emerging landscape of the 5 GHz spectrum; key issues a road operator should know about

>Ilaria DE BIASI, AUTOSTRADA DE BRENNERO (Italy), C-ROADS Italy: first steps towards the deployment of c-its technologies

>Hein DEKKERS, CISCO SYSTEMS-AEGEAN MOTORWAY (Greece) - Cisco Intelligent Connected Roadways Solution

15:00 - 16:30

Parallel Session

Parallel session 1: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety

Moderator: Malika SEDDI, ASECAP COPER II Chair

>Evgenia SOUFI, NEA ODOS (Greece) - IONIA ODOS: "Driving" a Region from Local Network to Motorway

>Ioannis HANDANOS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Macroscopic Accident Analysis in “Korinthos – Patra” Road Axis

>Cornelis Janse TOLMIE, N3 TOLL CONCESSIONPTY LTD (South Africa) - Road Safety - The Safe System Approach applied by N3 Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd(N3TC)

>Ioanna VASILIADOU, AEGEAN MOTORWAY SA (Greece) - Road Safety initiatives for Aegean Motorway S.A.

>Anastasios MOURATIDIS, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (Greece) - Multiple-vehicle collisions on motorways: causes, proactive measures and remedies

>Bojan BANFI, DARS d.d. (Slovenia) - Road safety - Infrastructure, user, vehicle

>Anastasia PNEVMATIKOU, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Road Safety for fleet management through innovative driver behaviour monitoring

>Luis MARREIRO, BRISA (Portugal) - Brisa Road Safety Observatory

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:15

Parallel Session

Parallel session 2: Toll Violation Enforcement

Moderator: Alenka Kosic, ASECAP COPER IV Chair 

>Dimitrios DIMITRIOU, DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE (Greece) - Wider socioeconomic effects of investments in motorways

>Konstantinos KOUTSOUKOS, EGNATIA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Egnatia Odos Tollway, 13 years of construction-10 years of O&M, A public Model in Toll Violation Enforcement

>Maria POLITOU, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - Collaboration with Police Authorities for Toll Violations Reduction in Nea Odos Concesion

>Konstantinos ANTIOCHOS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Toll Violations and Enforcement in Greece: The recent history and future challenges for free flow tolling schemes
>Matej KRANJC, DARS d.d. (Slovenia) - Experience on Toll Violation Enforcement

17:00 - 18:15

Parallel Session

Parallel session 2: European Projects Presentation

Moderator: Dimitrios MANDALOZIS, Aegean Motorway (Greece)

>Miguel CARPIO, CINTRA (Spain) - Transforming Transport - Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in European Highways

>Natalia KALFA, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Self-explaining and forgiving road infrastructure: the SAFE STRIP project

>Evangelos MINTSIS, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Transition Areas for Infrastructure-Assisted Automated Driving

>Conceicao MAGALHAES, BRISA (Portugal) - From Intelligent Motorways to Cooperative Intelligent Motorways. The AUTO C-ITS Project’s Lisbon Pilot

>Georgia AIFADOPOULOU, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Design, development process and current status of the National Access Point of Greece

>Nella /Aspassia GOLANDA/KOUZOUPI, SCULPTED ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPES (Greece) - The Ecological Sculpted Landscape of ATTIKI ODOS



from 08.00

Registration and distribution of congress papers

08:45 - 10:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 3: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety

Moderator: Emanuela STOCCHI, ASECAP COPER II Vice-Chair
Keynote speakerFotini IOANNIDOU
Head of Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Christos KARADIMAS, OLYMPIA ODOS OPERATION S.A. (Greece) - Continuous maintenance improvement & cost efficiency practices: adoption of an integrated routine maintenance management system (i-Maint)

>Ioannis SIGALAS, KALLIERGOS O.T.M. S.A. (Greece) - Protecting the wealth of bridges (from a bridge engineer’s prospective)

>Stamatios Manganiaris, ICCS (Greece) - Infrastructure classification scheme to support the circulation of automated vehicles

>Asterios SIMOPOULOS, NEA ODOS S.A. (Greece) - A Comprehensive Maintenance Plan for Infrastructure at Nea Odos

>Valerio MOLINARI & Andrea RONDINARA, ECOGEST SPA (Italy) - Maintenance of green areas and hydraulic works – what is the impact on the road infrastructure?

>Pavlos KARANATSIS, NEA ODOS (Greece) - Critical Electromechanical equipment maintenance

>Fanis PAPADIMITRIOU, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Estimation of the Traffic Impact of Pavement Rehabilitation Roadworks on Attica Tollway ("Attiki Odos")

>Dimitris SERMPIS, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Off-Ramp Delay Optimization Through Signal Control Intervention - The case of the "Kifissias Ring" intersection of Attica Tollway ("Attiki Odos")

08:45 - 10:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 3: Communicating Trust and Accountability

Moderator: Stavros STAVRIS, GEFYRA S.A. (Greece)

>Nikos AVLONAS, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY & EXCELLENCE (CSE) (Greece) - Sustainability Best Practices in the Highway Sector: Research Findings from Europe and North America

>Nikolaos GAVRILIS, GLOBALIS S.A. INS. BROKERS (Greece) - Infrastructure Insurance: The Road to Financially Sustainable Risk Management

>Benoit LE BOUILLE, GEFYRA S.A. (Greece) - Positive Aura – A program to improve the customer satisfaction on the Gefyra Rio-Antirion brige

>Eleni TYROGIANNI, ATTIKES DIADROMES S.A. (Greece) - Incorporating Corporate Responsibility in Toll Road Concessions

>Nikos SKYLAKAKIS, SK&P CONSULT AND INVEST (Greece) - Branding: enhancing opportunities, thwarting threats to operator revenue streams

>Ioannis KARNESIS, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Greece) - The Project bonds as a complementary source of financing infrastructure projects

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 4: Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies

Moderator and introductory remarks: Rui MANTEIGAS, APCAP (Portugal)

>Guy FRÉMONT, SANEF (France) - From SCOOP@F to InterCor and C-Roads: Sanef experience in tests of C-ITS systems

>Jannis NASSOULIS, IBI GROUP (Greece) - How will the Smart Vehicles change the way we design, construct, operate and maintain infrastructure

>Fabrizio PAOLETTI, AUTOSTRADE PER L’ITALIA (Italy) - DATEX II supporting the extended ITS Services domain: from CCAM ITS Value Chain to logistic, inter-modality, urban, inter-urban support

>Alberto FERNÁNDEZ WYTTENBACH, EUROPEAN GNSS AGENCY (Czech Republic) - Satellite navigation services in the European deployment of Cooperative ITS

>Evangelos MITSAKIS, CERTH-HIT (Greece) - Bundling of C-ITS services: applications and tools

>Emmanuel DAUBRICOURT, CYCLOPE.AI (France) - Artificial intelligence supporting safety improvements in road tunnels

>Konstantinos KATSAROS, Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions (Greece) - 5G: an outlook on future enhancements of C-ITS services

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel session

Parallel session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment

Moderator: Bruno DE LA FUENTE, ASECAP COPER I Chair

Keynote speakerIoana STATU, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Martin STONE, EGIS PROJECTS (USA) - Successful Video Toll Collection (VTC) Technology and Business Practices

>Pedro PINTO, ASCENDI O&M (Portugal) - European Directive for the nteroperability of electronic road toll systems-the road to full interoperability?

>Paolo GUARNIERI, AUTOSTRADE TECH S.P.A. (Italy) - ERTA Project - a step into full EETS interoperability

>Mike HAYWARD, TRANSPORT LOGIC LIMITED (UK) - Procurement and Operating models for Electronic Toll Collection systems - system or service?

>Arnaud HARY, SANEF (France) - Passing tolls with a smartphone on the A13: the PAIPOR project

>Michael BIBARITSCH, PRIME CONSULTING SERVICES (Austria) - European Nation-Wide ETC Systems Re-Procurement
>Christos RADOS, RACE Consulting Engineers LP (Greece) - Approximately right or precisely wrong? Challenges for toll concessions’ cost modeling

12:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:45

Making future mobility a reality today

Moderator: Kallistratos DIONELIS, ASECAP Secretary-General

Wrap-up of the parallel sessions and conclusions






Political messages

Keynote speakerFotini IOANNIDOUHead of Road Safety Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP 2018-2019 President & Hellastron

>Pat JONES, Executive Director & CEO, IBTTA

>Susanna ZAMMATARO, Director General, IRF

>Angelos AMDITIS, Chairman, ERTICO

15:45 - 16:15

Closing and Invitation to the 2020 ASECAP Study Days

>Bill HALKIAS, ASECAP 2018-2019 President & Hellastron

>Christophe BOUTIN, ASECAP 2019-2020 President