Research Areas and Interests


Research areas that Aeforia members work on in collaboration with other research and academic institutions and companies.



Researching methods to enhance urban transportation planning and support decision making


Incorporating life cycle impacts into sustainability assessment of urban infrastructure systems

Cloud computing

Exploring the adoption of the cloud computing business model and its technoeconomic aspects


Developing appropriate methodologies to provide forecasts of the future adoption of energy services and assess their impact



Published research on transportation, sustainability, hydraulics, informatics, cloud computing and energy efficiency.


  1. Mitropoulos L., K. Kouretas, K, Kepaptsoglou, E. Vlahogianni (2022). “Developing a Total Cost of Ownership Model for Semi-Automated, Automated and Electric Vehicles". SN Computer Science, 3, 322. doi:
  2. Kortsari, Α., L. Mitropoulos, T. Heinemann, H. Mikkelsen, G. Aifadopoulou, (2022). “Evaluating the Economic Performance of a Pure Electric and Diesel Vessel: The Case of E-ferry in Denmark”. Transactions on Maritime Science, 11(1), pp. 1-15. doi:
  3. Nikiforiadis, A., L. Mitropoulos, P. Kopelias, N. Stamatiadis, S. Mpasbas (2022).  “Exploring Mobility Pattern Changes between Before, During and After COVID-19 Lockdown Periods for Young Adults”. Cities, 125, 103662, pp.1-11. doi:
  4. Tzouras, P., L. Mitropoulos, E. Stavropoulou, E. Antoniou, K. Kolliou, C. Karolemeas, A. Karaloulis, K. Mitropoulos, M. Tarousi, E. Vlahogianni, K. Kepaptsoglou (2022). “Agent-based Models for Simulating E-scooter Sharing Services: A Review and a Qualitative Assessment”. Forthcoming in International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology. doi:
  5. Mitropoulos, L., A. Kortsari, G. Aifadopoulou (2021). “A Systematic Literature Review of Ride-sharing Platforms, User Factors and Barriers” European Transport Research Review, 13(1), pp. 1-22.doi:
  6. Mitropoulos, L., Kortsari A., Aifadopoulou G. (2021). “Factors Affecting Drivers to Participate in a Carpooling to Public Transport Service”. Sustainability, 13(16):9129. DOI:
  7. Mitropoulos, L., Kortsari A., Kolliatos, A., Aifadopoulou G. (2021). ”The Hyperloop System and Stakeholders: A Review and Future Directions”. Sustainability, 13(15), 8430. DOI:
  8. Flarris, K., L. Mitropoulos, K. Kepaptsoglou, K. Kouretas, E. Vlahogianni (2021). “Analysis of Total Cost of Ownership for Conventional and Alternative Vehicle Technologies: Evidence from France”. Advances in Transportation Studies: An International Journal, 55, pp.153-166,
  9. Mitropoulos, L.., A. Antypas, K. Kepaptsoglou (2021). “Transportation Planning for Ferry Services by using a Continuous Approximation Model: The Case of the Aegean Islands, Greece”. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research. DOI:
  10. Nathanail E., I. Karakikes, L. Mitropoulos, G. Adamos, (2021). “A Sustainability Cross-case Assessment of City Logistics Solutions”. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 9(1), pp. 219-240. DOI:
  11. Nathanail E., G, Adamos, L. Mitropoulos, I. Karakikes, I. Yatskiv, (2020). “How Efficiently Educational Programs Prepare Professionals to Meet Current and Future Challenges of Transport Interchanges”. European Transport, Issue 79(3), pp. 1-23.
  12. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Pantelis Kopelias. (2019). “A Review and Comparison of Road Safety in Greece in Recent Years”. European Transport, Issue 71(2), pp. 1-18. 
  13. Nathanail E., L. Mitropoulos, I. Karakikes, G. Adamos. (2018). “Sustainability Framework for Assessing Urban Freight Transportation Measures”. Logistics and Sustainable Transport. Vol. 9(2), pp. 16-36. DOI:
  14. Yatskiv, I., E. Nathanail, M. Savrasovs, G. Adamos, L. Mitropoulos. (2018). “Assessing Knowledge Level of Stakeholders on Transport Interchange Design and Operation”. Transport Journal, Vol. 33(3), pp. 793-800. DOI:
  15. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2018). “A Conceptual Life Cycle based Sustainability Framework for Assessing Transportation Vehicles”. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 7(4), pp.351–370. DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2018.10015201
  16. Karakikes, I., W. Hofmann, L. Mitropoulos, M. Savrasovs. (2018). “Evaluation of Freight Measures by Integrating Simulation Tools: The Case of Volos Port, Greece”, Transport and Telecommunication, Vol. 19 (3), pp. 224-232. DOI: 10.2478/ttj-2018-0019   
  17. Mitropoulos, Lambros K.,Adamos, E. Nathanail, I.Yatskiv, I.Kabashkin. (2017). “Building on European Scientific Excellence to Develop an Educational Program on Intermodal Connections for Latvia and the Region”. Transport Journal, Vol. 32(1), pp. 79-93.   DOI:
  18. Mitropoulou, Persefoni, Filiopoulou, Evangelia, Michalakelis, Christos, & Nikolaidou, Mara. (2016). “Pricing cloud IaaS services based on a hedonic price index”. Computing, Vol. 98(11), pp. 1075-1089. DOI:
  19. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2016). “Incorporating Sustainability in Transportation Planning: An Urban Transportation Vehicle Based Approach”. Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol 39, (5), pp. 439-463. DOI: 
  20. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2016). “Urban Transportation Vehicle Sustainability Assessment with a Comparative Study of Weighted Sum and Fuzzy Methods”. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 142, (4). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000336
  21. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2015). “Life Cycle Emissions and Cost Model for Urban Light Duty Vehicles”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol.41, pp. 147–159. DOI:
  22. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2014). “Multicriterion Sustainability Assessment in Transportation: Private Cars, Carsharing and Transit Buses”.  In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2403, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., pp. 52-61. DOI:
  23. Mitropoulos, Lambros K. and Panos D. Prevedouros. (2013). “Assessment of Sustainability for Transportation Vehicles”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2344, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., pp. 88-97. DOI:
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The latest research projects that members of our team have worked on in collaboration with other research and academic institutions and companies.



Building open source agent-based traffic simulation tools for micromobility for modeling user interactions and assessing the impacts of innovative mobility


Developing a total cost of onwership (TCO) based model for evaluating hybrid, and electric semi-atomated and automated vehicles (L3-L5)


Creation of an innovative Balkan Med ecosystem that will develop locally and manage transnationally value chains for solid waste


Proposing a new flexible model of smart factory involving collaboration of humans, robots, Autonomous Guided Vehicles and machinery to realize industrial tasks.



Research projects on transportation, sustainability and informatics.


Research projects
  1. SIM4MTRAN - SIMulation tool for Micromobility to improve urban TRansprotation plΑΝning - Προσομοίωση μέσων μικρο-κινητικότητας για τη βελτίωση του σχεδιασμού μεταφορικών συστημάτων σε αστικό περιβάλλον «Ανταγωνιστικότητα, Επιχειρηματικότητα, και Καινοτομία» (ΕΠΑνΕΚ). ΕΣΠΑ 2014-2020.
  2. TCO4AEV – A Total Cost of Ownership Model for Automated and Electric Vehicles. ESPA - Supporting researchers with an emphasis on young researchers - Round B. 2019-2020. National Technical University of Athens. Lambros Mitropoulos - Principal researcher.
  3. SWAN – a digital Solid Waste reuse platform for BalkaN. Interreg INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020. 2017-2020. Anavathmisi S.A. Lambros Mitropoulos - Consultant Environmental Engineer. 

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