Ioannis D. Karakikes is a Civil Engineer (Diploma – University of Thessaly) and holds a M.Sc. degree in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with specialization in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). During the last years he worked as a Research Assistant at the chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM, as well as a Graduate Research Assistant at PSLV GmbH, a transport planning company in Munich. Mr. Karakikes took part in two research projects regarding a highway network system in Germany and the processing and correcting of data exported from bicycle trajectories. He also conducted a number of studies including data collection with the use of ITS applications and the simulation of a significant number of interchanges in the wider area of Germany. His research activities focus on intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning, micro- and macro- simulation of transportation networks, road safety, sustainable transportation and logistics. Currently Mr. Karakikes is a research associate of the Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory (TTLog) and a PhD candidate of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly.