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Student team Koblenz wins iGOvDIGITAL Award

Master’s students of the Faculty of Computer Science win the Europe-wide iGOvDIGITAL Award. With their project proposal DyLoMoCo and the help of AI, IoT and interlinked infrastructure, the team developed a concept for dynamic urban traffic management. They won first place in a competition endowed with 5,000€.

The team (left to right) (enrolled for master’s program): Dominik Weber (Information Management), Alexander Gurth (E-Government), Kevin Pracht (E-Government), Roman Antoschin (Business Informatics), Andreas Schmitz (Business Informatics)

The team (left to right) (enrolled for master’s program): Dominik Weber (Information Management), Alexander Gurth (E-Government), Kevin Pracht (E-Government), Roman Antoschin (Business Informatics), Andreas Schmitz (Business Informatics)

Andreas Schmitz, Roman Antoschin, Dominik Weber, Alexander Guth and Kevin Pracht, all students of the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Koblenz-Landau, are the winning team of the Europe-wide iGOvDigital Awards. The iGOvDigital Award was implemented as an international competition by the project Gov. 3.0, which is funded by the ERASMUS+ EU program. More than 30 teams from all over Europe applied with their innovative business ideas for the use of disruptive technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, Blockchain, Smart City) in the public sector.

During the project elaboration, the teams were supported by internationally identified mentors located in the particular topic area. The project ideas were rated by their potential for innovation, public impact / use, scalability and economic efficiency. A short list of six teams was nominated and invited for the final presentation along the 13. International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2020). Eventually, the student’s team of the University of Koblenz won the first place endowed with 5,000€.

With their project proposal DyLoMoCo (Dynamic Load Monitoring and Control) and the help of AI, IoT and networked intelligent infrastructure (busses, bus stops, traffic control systems) the team wants to revolutionize the local public transport. In more detail, they want to make traffic control (routes, timetables, capacity and current rides) more dynamic and, eventually, more reliable, transparent, economic and customer-friendly.

Maria A. Wimmer, professor for E-Government at the University of Koblenz-Landau and member of the National E-Government Competence Center (NEGZ), is very proud of the teams’ success. With their achievement, the team not only impressively demonstrates which possibilities the new technologies in the digital transformation of the public sector have but also shows that Koblenz’ master’s programs are internationally competitive.


Date of news Nov 20, 2020 08:00 AM