Nommon Solutions and Technologies


Nommon is a research-intensive SME which provides simulation and decision support tools for the design, optimisation, and management of socio-technical systems. For this purpose, Nommon integrates supporting databases with analytical and simulation models that make use of a variety of mathematical tools, from data mining or operations research, to the most recent and innovative methods from complex systems science. Nommon works in sectors whose performance emerges from the complex interaction of interdependent policies, technologies, and socio-economic trends, including smart cities and urban planning, air transport, logistics and supply chain, energy and environment, or corporate social responsibility.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Project Coordinator)


The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4,000 faculty members, around 38,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 postgraduates in 21 Schools, 225 Research Groups and 14 Research Institutes and Technological Centres. Two UPM research centres are involved in INSIGHT: the Research Centre for Applied ICTs (CeDInt) and the Transport Research Centre (TRANSyT). CeDInt contributes to INSIGHT through the participation of the Virtual Reality group, which works in two main areas: virtual, augmented and mixed reality, and visual analytics; and the Techno-Economics and Innovation research group, which is focused on the study of the impact of emergent ICT on economy and innovation. TRANSyT is a joint research centre between UPM and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) specialised in transport economics, analysis and modelling of mobility, and integrated transport and spatial planning.

The INSIGHT Consortium

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London


CASA is a research centre within University College London (UCL) developing computer technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment. Expertise is drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, digital humanities and transport. CASA currently has 13 Research Fellows and about 10 PhDs all working on problems that involve GIS, geodemographics, agent-based urban modelling, online mapping, and virtual reality/CAD methods in urban design. There is now a focus on complexity theory as the underlying logic to underpin much of the work on modelling and simulation. The centre is involved in tracking movement in cities, measuring geodemographic population concentrations, and examining retail structures. It is involved in developing large scale land use transport models for Greater London and the South East, as part of an integrated assessment of climate change.

Urban Planning Group, Eindhoven University of Technology


The Urban Planning Group is a multidisciplinary group of academics developing models and computer technologies to support decision making processes in urban and transportation planning. Main fields of application are transportation, land use, retailing, housing and leisure. The Urban Planning Group currently has 6 faculty members, 5 postdocs and 25 PhDs. The focus of research is on dynamic activity-based models of travel demand, uncertainty in complex model systems, models of social networks and social influence, models of decision-making under uncertainty, pedestrian simulation, energy consumption, shopping behavior, multi-state supernetworks, agent-based urban modelling, and new technology and interactive computer systems in data collection and processing. 

Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos


The Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) is a joint research centre between the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It was created in 2007, building upon the former Cross-Disciplinary Physics Department of the Mediterranean Institute for Advance Studies (IMEDEA), dating from 1995. The backbone of IFISC’s research is the study of generic phenomena in nonlinear physics and complex systems, with strong methodological components from statistical physics, dynamical systems, computational methods, and quantum mechanics. IFISC has 57 researchers from 15 different countries. Since 2007, IFISC has participated in or coordinated 15 European projects, including STREPs (PICASSO, IOLOS, EUNOIA, LASAGNE), NEST projects (EDEN, PATRES), and COST actions.

Institut Municipal d'Informàtica, Ajuntament de Barcelona


Considering the Metropolitan Area, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants, Barcelona is the sixth largest metropolitan and fifth largest industrial agglomeration in Europe, as well as a thriving tourist city. Barcelona is considered as an international leader in smart city development. The municipality believes that smart services, both for internal use — applying to a better decision making processes and policy making — and for citizens’ use in their interaction with the city facilities and public spaces, are the main lever to transform public administration, increasing efficiency and raising citizens’ quality of life. The Municipal Institute of Information Technologies (IMI) is an autonomous entity belonging to the Barcelona City Council devoted to provide ICT solutions and to promote ICT-driven innovation in the entire municipality and the rest of autonomous institutes and public bodies related with the Barcelona City Council. Along with Urbanism, Housing, Environment, Energy and Urban Services, IMI is the part of the Urban Habitat Directorate, which is responsible for the definition of the Smart City strategy of the city. The IMI is also in charge of the management and quality control of all the databases containing the information of the city (statistics, registry, city map, etc.).