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Sapienza University of Rome


Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is one of the oldest universities in the world, and a top performer in international university rankings.

Since its foundation, Sapienza has constantly played a significant role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics.

Merging centuries of tradition with cutting-edge didactic activities, research and innovation, Sapienza provides top quality education and research opportunities.

With over 700 years of history, 111,000 students, 4,000 teachers and 2,000 employees, technicians and librarians, in addition to 2,000 administrative staff in university hospitals, Sapienza is the first university in Europe. Our mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation. Scientific research activity at Sapienza covers an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines, reaching levels of excellence in many areas, including archaeology, physics and astrophysics, humanities and cultural heritage, the environment, nanotechnologies, cell and gene therapy, design, aerospace, social and economic sciences.

The main campus is a real city within the city located in the heart of Rome. Sapienza University is an extraordinary place for students and teachers from around the world to meet, exchange and develop new ideas and philosophies. University services include 55 libraries (two with 24H reading rooms), 18 museums, Ciao and Hello orientation desks, a Sort – Orientation and Tutoring Office in each faculty, a Disabled Students Office, the Job Soul Placement Office, and a Public Relations Office.

Department involved

Centre for Transport and Logistics


CTL was founded in 2006 with support from the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research. It is dedicated to research and development, consultancy, education, and training. CTL’s activities encompass both contributions to basic research on transport systems and logistics and practical applications for government and industry. The main sectors of activity are: urban transport, logistics and freight transport, road safety, and innovative transport systems. CTL’s research takes a multidisciplinary approach and integrates different competencies. Five departments are affiliated with the Centre through participation in its education, research, and outreach programs: Civil Engineering (Transport), Electronics and Telecommunications, Information Science, Energy and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering. CTL works with academic, corporate, and public-sector partners in Italy and abroad. The continuous exchange of information and ideas among academic faculty and experts from industry makes CTL a dynamic research centre. This makes possible logistics studies and applications in Italy and Europe in such diverse sectors as freight transportation, public transport, air space, ports, railways, telecommunications, innovative vehicles, and food supply chain. Research and consultancy on transport and logistics at CTL covers all the transport modes, passenger and freight, public and private, together with innovations in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems, vehicle mechanics and supply chain management. CTL is elaborating on behalf of the Lazio Region administration the Regional Plan for Mobility, Transport and Logistics, including all the infrastructures (e.g. ports) and related services and transport networks.

Keywords: transport, mobility, road safety, transport systems and logistics, city logistics, freight transport, transport planning, intelligent transport systems.

Contact Person: Prof. Luca Persia.

Address: Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome (Italy, EU).

Email: luca.persia@uniroma1.it.

Web address: http://www.ctl.uniroma1.it.

Social page: www.facebook.com/SapienzaRoma; Twitter.com/sapienzaroma; https://www.linkedin.com/company/universit-degli-studi-di-roma-%27la-sapienza%27/?originalSubdomain=it; https://www.instagram.com/sapienzaroma.

UNIROMA1 Team in SmaLog

Photo Name and Surname Title email
  Luca Persia PhD, Associate Professor luca.persia@uniroma1.it
  Andrea Campagna PhD, Research Followership andrea.campagna@uniroma1.it
  Loris Mezzavilla PhD student loris.mezzavilla@uniroma1.it


Main international publication of the team

Alessandrini A, A Campagna, P Delle Site, F Filippi, L Persia 2015 Automated Vehicles and the Rethinking of Mobility and Cities Transportation Research Procedia 5, 145-160
Alfonsi R., L. Persia, A. Tripodi, D.S. Usami (2016), Advancements in Road Safety Management Analysis, 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA), Warsaw, Poland. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume: 14, Pages: 2064-2073, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN: 2352-1457
Campagna A., A. Stathacopoulos, L. Persia, E. Xenou (2017), Data collection framework for understanding UFT within city logistics solutions, Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 24, 2017, Pages 354-361, ISSN 2352-1465, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.100.
Campagna A., F. Baraglia, L. Persia, C. CASTALDI (2015), A procedure to setup effective and sustainable city logistics solutions. Paper approved for 14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shangai 2016.
Campagna A., F. Filippi, L. Mezzavilla (2015), Making urban logistics in big cities more sustainable: the Rome Rail Logistics project, paper approved for URBE – URban freight and BEhavior change, Roma, 1 e 2 October 2015.
Campagna A. (2011). Study on Urban Freight Transport. Invited speaker at the 1st Plenary Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Progetto C-LIEGE IEE, Barcellona, 21 ottobre 2011.
Campagna A. (2011). Models and micro-simulation supporting city logistics. Invited speaker at the Good Practice Roundtable on City Logistics and Land Use, Progetto SUGAR Interreg IVC, Palma de Mallorca, 22 September 2011
Filippi F., A. Campagna (2013), LIMIT4WeDA: innovative mobility in weak demand areas. Eurotransport, Volume 11, Issue 4, 2012. www.eurotransportmagazine.com.
Giustiniani G., L. Persia, H. Barlag, N. Vierheilig (2016), Toward a European-wide interoperable electromobility system, Chapter in Book Energy and Environment, ISBN: 978-111930776-1;978-178630026-3, Publisher: Wiley Blackwel
Machado, C., L. Persia et al. (2015), Characterization of Black Spot Zones for Vulnerable Road Users in São Paulo (Brazil) and Rome (Italy). ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2015, Vol. 4, p. 858-882.
Mavromatis S., G. Yannis, A. Laiou, A. Tripodi, L. Persia (2017), Assessing Road Safety Management in Africa, 8th International Congress on Transportation Research 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece
Muhlrad N., L. Persia et al. (2014), Analysis of road safety management systems in Europe, Transport Research Arena 2014, Paris
Persia L., E. Cipriani, V. Sgarra, E. Meta (2016), Strategies and Measures for Sustainable Urban Transport Systems, 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA), Warsaw, Poland. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume: 14, Pages: 955-964, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN: 2352-1457
Tripodi A., L. Persia (2015), Impact of bike sharing system in an urban area, Advances in Transportation Studies, Section B 36, p. 143-156, ISSN 18245463
Tripodi A., L. Persia (2015), Impact of e-safety applications on cyclists’ safety, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Vol. 22, No. 4, p. 377-386, ISSN 1745-7300
Usami D.S., L. Persia et al. (2017), Aggregated analysis of in-depth accident causation data, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 165-173, ISSN 1745-7300
Usami D.S., L. Persia, V. Iurato (2016), Evaluation of Post-license Advanced Driver Training in Italy, 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA), Warsaw, Poland. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume: 14, Pages: 3859-3866, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN: 2352-1457
Usami D.S., L. Persia et al. (2017), Identifying driving behaviour profiles by using multiple correspondence analysis and cluster analysis, Chapter in Book Transport Infrastructure and Systems, Proceedings of the Aiit International Congress on Transport Infrastructure and Systems (Tis 2017), Rome, Italy, 2017, p. 835-842, ISBN 978-1-138-03009-1, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Usami D.S., L. Persia et al. (2016), Management of Road Infrastructure Safety, 6th Transport Research Arena (TRA), Warsaw, Poland. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume: 14, Pages: 3436-3445, 2016, Elsevier, ISSN: 2352-1457
Usami D.S., L. Persia, R. Gigli (2015), Smeed’s law and expected road fatality reduction: An assessment of the Italian case, Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 55, p. 121-133, ISSN 00224375



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