Rakuyu Kaikan, Kyoto University

International Seminar on Road Networks for Earthquake Resilient Societies (ROADERS)

The 1st International Seminar of Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management, JSCE in FY2014
2014年度土木計画学研究委員会 第1回国際セミナー(通算 第94回国際セミナー)

Date: 10:15-16:40, April 2, 2014
Venue: Rakuyu Kaikan, Kyoto University, Yoshidanihonmatsu-cho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Registration fee: Free (E-mail to register is much appreciated –

Access (Please refer to poster for details): (English) (Japanese)

Seminar Description:
Emergency functionality and rapid recovery of road networks after a worst-case earthquake that has triggered additional hazards such as post-quake fires, landslides, tsunamis and a series of large aftershocks are vital requirements for the sustainability of any modern society, which, in the light of recent events like the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, has not been properly addressed. This seminar will discuss the potential of post-disaster transportation needs for evacuation and humanitarian logistics operations after an extreme event and how these may lead to the identification of the most critical components and the definition of their required performance beyond their design limit (robustness). Since the assets could be mainly bridges, due to their generally large operational loss potential, the seminar will includes topics on innovative structural concepts that may be capable of providing the required robustness and speedy recovery within acceptable economic and time co! nstraints. The resilience based optimization methods for transportation and humanitarian logistics analysis will offer a rational framework for decision-making and resource allocation in addition to structural enhancements.

Programme Outline
10.15am Registration
10.30am-10.40am Opening speech (Prof. Eiichi Taniguchi)
Welcome speech (Prof. Uwe E. Dorka)
10.40am-11.10am Humanitarian Logistics
Prof. Eiichi Taniguchi (Kyoto University)
11.10am-11.40am Robustness of bridges under multiple extreme events
Prof. Uwe E. Dorka (University of Kassel)
11.45am-2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm-2.30pm Research progress in road network seismic resilience for the North-Eastern Region of Romania
Prof. Gabriela M. Atanasiu, Assoc. Prof. Florin Leon (Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” from Ia?i)
2.30pm-3.00pm Network resilience and Osaka case study of evacuation modelling
Assoc. Prof. Jan-Dirk Schm?cker, Asst. Prof. Hiroki Yamazaki (Kyoto University)
3.00pm-3.20pm Coffee Break
3.20pm-3.50pm Methods for improving the resilience of road networks
Assoc. Prof. Russell G. Thompson (University of Melbourne)
3.50pm-4.30pm Discussion
4.30pm-4.35pm Wrap-up (Prof. Eiichi Taniguchi)
4.40pm End of Workshop