Towards a Mobility Payment Service Based on Collaborative Open Systems

  • A. Luis OsórioEmail author
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Adam Belloum
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 568)


There is a need for a new strategy and approach to effectively develop mobility services in Europe. These services should be seen by customers as integrated services which are offered by a payment service provider using direct debit payments as established by the European Central Bank. The mobility service would enable a citizen to use multimodal transportation means including public transportation, tolling, parking lots, bicycle rental, etc. in Europe under a single contract. Competing mobility service providers need to be trusted and supervised by authorities based on digital supervision and auditing processes. Digital platforms need to smoothly deal with heterogeneous infrastructures of the different operators which validate utilizations using a variety of means such as card, mobile phone, or automatic vehicle identification systems. All transportation-related events need to be reliably communicated to the payment service providers. Detected failures need a clear and easy to follow resolution procedure. The variety of existing technologies and methodologies to develop informatics systems and processes automation make it difficult to reach such objectives and also an obstacle for authorities to effectively supervise the processes. An open system of systems framework approach combined with a collaborative network support infrastructure to facilitate information exchange and coordination among all involved stakeholders is proposed as a promising way to address these challenges. This paper further develops previous research in this area, better clarifying the challenges, and recommending a development strategy which has been proved in a number of partial implementations.


Complex informatics systems Distributed systems Collaborative networks Integrated mobility services Integrated system of systems 



Special thanks to Paulo Borges, as a research fellow leading the development of ISoS in a pre-stage for an open specifications and open source initiative under SOCOLNET scientific network and its ARCON-ACM initiative. This work has been partially supported by BP Portugal through the research project HORUS, by the A-to-Be (Brisa Innovation and Technology) with MOBICS/CITS project and SITL-IoT a PT-2020 Research Project with FORDESI Isystems and services development company. Partial support also from the Center of Technology and Systems – UNINOVA, and the Portuguese FCT-PEST program UID/EEA/00066/2019.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Luis Osório
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 2
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 3
  • Adam Belloum
    • 3
  1. 1.ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa and POLITEC&IDLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNOVA University of Lisbon and CTS-UNINOVACaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.University of Amsterdam (UvA)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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