Dr. Lídia Montero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC) Doctor in Computer Science by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (1993). Since 1998 she is associate professor (tenure position) of the department of Statistics and Operations Research of the UPC. In January 2014, she joins CIT UPC as a member of the consolidated research group certified by the Catalan Government for 2014-2016 (AGAUR, official agency) MPI (Modeling and Data Processing). Her research focuses on demand modeling and transportation, and mobility analytics. Specialist in the application of statistics to transportation planning, demand modeling, traffic management and other transportation-related issues. She has presented around 100 papers at scientific conferences. She has actively participated in the research of traffic models and microscopic simulation through participation as a partner in projects within national R&D&I programs and the European Union. Founding partner of TSS (currently AIMSUN), a UPC spin-off company for the marketing of the AIMSUN microscopic simulator.
Dra. Marianna Sigala (University of Piraeus) Professor at the University of Piraeus, Greece. Her interests include services and experience management, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in tourism and hospitality, as well as wine tourism. She is a widely published and multi-awarded authority, as well as holds a long record of leadership and participation in international research projects. In 2016, she has been awarded the prestigious EuroCHRIE Presidents’ Award for her lifetime contributions and achievements to tourism and hospitality education.