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Sustainable mobility planning, mobility services, and optimization of activity chains Research Group

Horizon Europe keywords: · Smart and sustainable transport and mobility

Dr. Domokos Esztergár-Kiss

Senior Research Fellow


H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek utca 2.



Introduction of the Research Group

The aim of the research is to develop innovative urban mobility services that are based on modern information communication systems, use advanced algorithms, and are suitable for improving communication models. In an urban environment, there is a growing need to make the best possible journey between activities. Therefore, the services to be developed in the research will focus on the following main areas: - Solving the problem of optimizing supply chains is an extended cost function that includes additional aspects in addition to time and cost. - Investigation of onboard multitasking activities for different modes of transport, in particular novel vehicle types. - Further development of the optimization algorithm taking into account tourism aspects and related types of activities.


  • Multimodal journey planner evaluation experience: creation of an evaluation framework with aspects for specific user groups
  • Activity-based modeling experience: elaboration of a heuristic algorithm for the optimization of flexible activity chains
  • MaaS solutions experience: integrating different mobility services, supporting a pilot, and creating mobility packages
  • Sustainable measures experience: promoting public transport, organizing workshops, campaigns and suggesting measures to change travel behavior
  • Evaluation experience: creating a smart mobility index and evaluation criteria for multimodal solutions

  • Research projects: https://transportation.bme. hu/research/international/
  • Research papers: https://scholar.google.hu/citations?user=XqBTgY0AAAAJ&hl=hu&oi=ao


Esztergár-Kiss D., Rózsa Z., Tettamanti T. (2020) An activity chain optimization method with comparison of test cases for different transportation modes, Transportmetrica A, Vol 16, Issue 2, pp. 293-315, DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2019.1692958;

Esztergár-Kiss D., Kerényi T., Mátrai T., Aba A. (2020) Exploring the MaaS market with systematic analysis, European Transport Research Review, Vol 12, paper 67, DOI: 10.1186/s12544-020-00465-z ;
Esztergár-Kiss D., Braga Zagabria C. (2021) Method development for workplaces using mobility plans to select suitable and sustainable measures, Research in Transportation Business & Management, Vol. 40, paper 100544, DOI: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2020.100544 ;

Esztergár-Kiss D., Lopez Lizarraga CJ (2021) Exploring user requirements and service features of e-micromobility in five European cities, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 1531-1541, DOI: 10.1016/j.cstp.2021.08.003;
Esztergár-Kiss D., Shulha Y., Aba A., Tettamanti T. (2021) Promoting sustainable mode choice for commuting supported by persuasive strategies, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 74, paper 103264, DOI: 10.1016/j.scs .2021.103264


Bolyai János Research Scholarship (2021-2024), Transport Innovation Price (2021), Fulbright Research Grant (2020-2021), DAAD Research Scholarship (2013-2014), Erasmus Scholarship (2009)


Transportation, European Transport Research Review, Transportation Letters, Journal of Urban Mobility


OJP4Danube (2020-2022), RegiaMobil (2020-2022), Electric traveling (2018-2020), MaaS4EU (2017-2020), MoveCit (2016-2019)


MT-ITS 2015, Budapest, chair, EWGT 2017, Budapest, chair, hEART 2019, Budapest, chair

Other activities

ECTRI Board Member, Horizon 2020 Transport Expert, MTA Public Body Member, AET Council Member, IEEE HS YP Chair