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Transport Information Systems and TelemAtics (TISTA) Research Group

The setting up of a research group in this area was driven by academics carrying out research in various pic_3aspects of transport including transport geography and policy, information systems to support transport infrastructures, communication systems, data processing and systems control in order to analyze and correlated large datasets at the University of Malta. Through these common interests this group seeks to integrate efforts to work towards common research projects with the objective to bring together different perspectives to the study of transport systems.  

The group consists of an interdisciplinary mix of academics from the Institute for Sustainable Development, the Geography Division within the Mediterranean Institute, the Department of Systems Control and Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering, the Department of Computer Information Systems from the Faculty of ICT and the Faculty of the Built Environment within the University of Malta.

The objectives of the group are:

1.    To conductpic_1-1 interdisciplinary research in various aspects of transport information,systems and telematics related to transport.
2.    To develop, integrate and coordinate research projects with similar objectives and purposes in order to use more efficiently the research resources within the various departments.
3.    Through this integration coordinate efforts to propose research into specific aspects of transport and seek to establish the grounds for its implementation and commercialization potential.
4.    Undertake to publish the research carried out by the group in a timely manner, both in paper as well as in oral formats in seminars, conferences and public lectures.
5.    Through publication seeks to encourage more research into this area and engage the interest of students, post-graduate researchers and other various stakeholders within and outside the University.
6.    Participate in various international fora (e.g. COST, TRB) dealing with the group’s research interests and broaden the group’s network of researchers and projects.

The research group was set up in 2011 and is headed by Prof Maria Attard and functions under the auspices of the Institute for Sustainable Development, in itself an institute which fosters and encourages interdisciplinary research across many disciplines at the University.

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