Research on networks and transportation

LIA and UMR ESPACE are research bodies working on network optimisation, including transportation. The team is specialized in geographical information science and network/transport modelling.
LIA and UMR ESPACE are located in Avignon (Southern France).
They belong to the University of Avignon and ESPACE is a joint lab of CNRS.
We have capabilities in theoretical and applied research.
We already have been partners of Keolis and several local transport authorities to develop operating systems.
10 phd thesis have been defended in my team about Demand Responsive Transport.
A new pHD just started on carsharing optimisation in partnership with Vulog.
We are interested in building partnership with private companies and territorial transport authorities for the European research program 2020.

Transportation and Network Optimisation

What we offer

1. What is your area of expertise or know how?
Demand responsive Tranport
Optimal location
Prospective research in future networks
Geographical Information Systems

2. What type of product or service is being offered?
Spatial optimisation solutions
Geographical Information modelling and management
Expertise in DRT operating systems

3. What can it be used for?
Transportation and location problems

4. What are the main advantages of your solutions over other solutions?
Research level
Solution efficiency and robustness

What we are looking for

If you are looking for a particular product or service:
1. What are you looking for?
Private partners : to build joint developments in optimal transportation (carsharing, carpooling and demand responsive transport)
Local authorities partnership : to realize the transport application
GIS editiors
In the European research Program framework.

2. What will the product or service be used for?
Private and public transportation
Flexible and dedicated transports
Optimal road network design
Methods for finding optimal centers
GIS application editing

If you are looking for customers:
1. What type of customer (industry, distributor, research, etc.)?
Local Authorities and private carriers

2. Which industry sector?
Transport and network design


  • Transport and mobility
  • Sustainable environment


Director of Research

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