The FLAMENCO project is coordinated by five scientific partners:

  • Software Languages Lab (SOFT, VUB)
  • Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI, VUB)
  • Studies Media Information Telecommunication (SMIT, VUB)
  • Innovation Centre For Intelligent Information Processing (i-Know, UGent)
  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)



The Software Languages Lab is a research lab within the Department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Broadly speaking, the lab is active in the design, implementation and application of better languages to support the software engineering life cycle. This includes programming languages, formal languages, design languages, meta languages, modeling languages, domain specific languages, etc.



The MOBI Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre of the VUB focuses on socio-economic evaluation for sustainable mobility and logistics and automotive technology with 70 specialists and a strong international network of academic, industrial & governmental partners. In FLAMENCO, MOBI is responsible for the development of the methodology to transform participatory data into meaningful mobility-related policy indicators, analyse campaign patterns for mobility and valorise the results in the mobility domain through a use case.




SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication), part of the VUB, specializes in social scientific research on media and ICT, combining user, policy and business analysis. In FLAMENCO, SMIT studies what motivates people to take part in participatory sensing campaigns and related citizen science initiatives. In this regard, it will also investigate how game design can inform the set-up of such campaigns and what constitutes meaningful public participation therein.




i-know is an academic innovation centre, which incubates state-of-the-art research in ICT with multidisciplinary teams of experts in the field of technology (micro-electronics, information processing, knowledge engineering) and domain expertise (environment, transport & mobility, sociology, economy).

As a strategic platform, we upscale from lab to industrial scale in closer partnership with industry, government and society, working towards social and economic valorization of academic research.




VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today.

VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, whereby large and small companies can gain a competitive advantage, and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future. VITO has 750 highly-qualified employees who work on international projects all around the world. VITO’s headquarters are located in Mol, Belgium, and the company has a subsidiary in China. The total turnover of VITO amounted to about 140 million euros in 2014.