Room. 429 at Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 14, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

第5回国際研究BinNセミナー(BinN International Research Seminar #5)

The 7th International Seminar of Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management, JSCE in FY2015
2015年度土木計画学研究委員会 第7回国際セミナー(通算 第116回国際セミナー)

第5回国際研究BinNセミナー(BinN International Research Seminar #5)
“Modeling for evaluation of new urban transit and recent innovation in data-service technologies”

JSPS Kaken S/A by Kuwahara, M.(Tohoku Univ) and Hato, E.(UT)
Organizer: Yaginuma, H.(UT)

The 5th International BinN Research Seminar will be held on Tuesday Aug. 11th 2015. As keynote speakers, we will invite Dr. Oded Cats from TU Delft and Dr. Jan-Dirk Schm?cker from Kyoto University. Dr. Cats is currently doing research on agent-based dynamic public transit modeling. In this seminar, the keynote lectures will focus on developed dynamic model and its application to real network. In addition, we will discuss new approaches to new urban mobility modeling considering recent innovation of technologies. .

Date: Aug 11th (Tue.) 2015, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Room. 429 at Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 14, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Keynote Lecture 1: “An agent-based approach to modelling public transport dynamics”
Oded Cats (TU Delft)
* Brief bio can be founded below.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Keynote Lecture 2: “Smart transit systems for even smarter travellers”
Jan-Dirk Schm?cker (Kyoto Univ.)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pmm
Research Presentation 1
“Innovative ITS Approaches for Control of Large-Scale Urban Networks”
Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani (TU Delft)
** Brief bio can be founded below.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Research Presentation 2
“Demand control management for one-way car sharing system focus on the imbalance between demand and supply”
Nodoka Kasahara (Tokyo Univ.)

After party:
After party will probably take place around The University of Tokyo in the evening.

Application:yaginuma[at] (mail to Hideki YAGINUMA)
Free to attend
The symposium is open to public.
You can see information about past seminars here.

* Brief Bio:
Dr. Oded Cats is an Assistant Professor in Public Transport Operation at the Department of Transport and Planning at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and part-time at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Oded holds a dual-PhD from KTH and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is a member of the US Transport Research Board committee on Transit Management and Performance and Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy. His areas of expertise include the dynamics of public transport operations and demand, multimodal urban networks and simulation modelling and the impacts of reliability, congestion, disruptions and information on passengers’ decisions. His research activities are geared to support transport agencies and operators’ decision making.

** Brief Bio:
Dr. Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2013, he received his PhD degree in Real-Time Urban Traffic Control from Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory (DSSL), Technical University of Crete, Greece. DSSL is among the leading institutions in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); the lab was awarded with the IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award in 2011. In 2012, he visited Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland as a visiting scholar. He was the recipient of a scholarship for his PhD from NEARCTIS (Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in the Information Society), by European Commission (2010-2013). In 2012, he received the Best Paper Award at the European Transportation Research Arena. In addition, he was also a finalist for the Eltis Award Europe 2012. Dr. Keyvan-Ekbatani is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE ITSS Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award. His main research interests include: Traffic flow theory, traffic control, transportation systems, driving behaviour modelling and public transport systems.