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14.12.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 – The path towards digitalisation in road infrastructure

This special issue offers an overview on digitalisation in road infrastructure. Digitalisation has a vertical impact across the several layers of the road system. This […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

18.09.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 – New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing as a result of technology, indirect network effects, […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.06.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 – Regulation for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Under the terms of Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Physical Internet as well as several others, many automatization and digitalization trends are on the […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.03.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1 – Governing Energy Transitions: strategic challenges of local utility companies in the Swiss energy transition

Many countries are currently firmly committing to a transition towards a more sustainable energy system, each facing their own unique challenges. The Swiss energy transition […] read more

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water regulation

NIQ

21.12.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 – Public Policy and Water Regulation: Some examples from the Americas

Water supply and sanitation are essential for socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.  The adequate provision of these services is full of complexities and involves a great […] read more

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Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

NIQ

21.09.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 – Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the regulatory challenges facing the development of smart cities. With the acceleration of technological developments in […] read more

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turkey

NIQ

21.06.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 – Problems of Regulatory Reforms in Electricity: Examples from Turkey

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the change in the Turkish electricity markets. The regulatory reform in the Turkish electricity markets began […] read more

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ex-yugoslavia

NIQ

21.03.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 – The general framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities in countries of ex-Yugoslavia

This edition of Network Industries Quarterly aims to provide insights into the general legal framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities, notably communal services, […] read more

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NIQ

21.12.2016

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18, No 4 – Reform of the Railway Sector and its Achievements

In the last three decades, state-owned railways have been reformed in many countries. The Japanese National Railways (JNR) was the first railway system to be […] read more

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 – The path towards digitalisation in road infrastructure

- Network Industries

This special issue offers an overview on digitalisation in road infrastructure. Digitalisation has a vertical impact across the several layers of the road system. This will bring, in the medium to long term, profound challenges and disruptions to the existing status quo in terms of construction, management, and particularly, operation of road systems. From technical design standards up to Mobility as a Service and digital platforms that allow the appearance of new services and mobility solutions, a new paradigm is emerging, able to extract added value from road investments.

The road infrastructure was traditionally the central element in the planning and management process of road transport. The focus is changing, and the service and users are now at the very center of the management process. Policy makers, regulators, infrastructure managers and road operators can extract significant benefits from the digitalisation, but to reap those full benefits, it will be necessary to have a clear view on the path ahead.

This special issue of the Network Industries Quarterly (NIQ) presents a set of five papers, developed by Researchers of Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon (Portugal), that provide a holistic perspective over the challenges, impacts, and risks of digitalisation in the road sector.


Neves and Velez developed a paper on the expected impacts of autonomous vehicles on road infrastructures of old urban centers.
Baptista and Duarte look into the trends of vehicle electrification and its challenges for infrastructure.
Sousa and Meireles analyse digitalisation of road infrastructure from a risk management perspective, particularly the possibility of implementing of a holistic quantitative risk management approach, allowed by the growing digitalisation.
Trindade and Almeida offer an analysis of digitalisation on the value realisation from infrastructure assets in asset-intensive organisations
Finally, Moura looks into digital platforms, particularly Mobility as a Service approaches.

Guest Editor: Carlos Oliveira Cruz 

The guest editor of this special issue is Dr. Carlos Oliveira Cruz, Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) and Senior Researcher at the Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS)

Download full pdf – Network Industries Quarterly – vol 20 – issue nr 4 – year 2018