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Transport and Mobility – Challenges for the Future

13.-15. September 2010 in Tokyo

    

Invitation Press Conference at 12:00 on Monday Sept. 13, 2010


Purpose

On the occasion of the initiative “150 Jahre Freundschaft Japan-Deutschland” commemorating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Germany, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the German JSPS Alumni Association will hold a symposium on “Transport and Mobility – Challenges for the Future” in September 13-15 in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1861, Japan and Prussia have signed in Edo (Tokyo) a Treaty of Friendship and Commerce. The summit “150 Years Friendship Japan-Germany” has agreed to further develop these bilateral relations and to conduct commemorative events. This symposium is the beginning of these commemorative events in Japan. It will introduce to research in both countries, enhance the mutual understanding and aims to promote academic exchanges and joint research in Japan and Germany.

Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (President of JSPS German Alumni Association and Professor at Meiji University, Japan)
  • Takayuki Kato (International Research Cooperation Division II, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS))
  • Prof. Dr. Masao Sakauchi (General Director of National Institute of Informatics (NII))
    Prof. Dr. Noboru Sonehara (Director)
    Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen (Associate Professor)
    Dr. Sven Wohlgemuth (DAAD Postdoctoral Scholar)

 

Date and venue

Date: September 13-15, 2010
Venue: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, International Building, 3-1, Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052

Visit of National Institute of Informatics (NII)
Date: September 14, 2010 (16:00-19:30)
Venue: National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430

Program   PDF download

Sunday 12 September

Arrival and check-in: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC), 3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052, Tel. +81-3-3469-2525

Monday 13 September

10:00   !! Only for members of the German JSPS-Club !!
Excursion to Miraikan Tokyo (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

13:30   Registration

14:00   Opening remarks
Prof. Motoyuki Ono (President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS))
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS-Club)
Peter Rondorf (Minister German Embassy, Tokyo)
Takahumi Goda (Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Director-General of Science and Technology Policy Bureau)

Topic: Transportation
General Chair: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Meiji University)

14:20  Session 1: Overview of Transportation in Germany and Japan
Chairs: Dr. Kay Nottmeyer (Robert Bosch GmbH) and Dr. Masao Sakauchi (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Informatics (NII))

Dr. Stefan Klug (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)):
Land Use Pattern and Transportation in a Post Carbon Society

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wunderlich (Tokai University):
Energy Efficient Urban Rail Transport to Hot-spot Tokyo

Hajime Amano (President and CEO, ITS Japan):
Intelligent Transport Systems for Sustainable Mobility

15:20   Discussion (moderation by session chairs)

15:40   Coffee Break

16:00   Session 2: Transportation Technology in Germany and Japan
Chairs: Dr. Andreas Schaper (University of Marburg) and Dr. Masao Sakauchi (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Informatics (NII))

Dr. Weert Canzler (Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)):
E-mobility: new chances for sustainable urban transport

Prof. Dr. Katsushi Ikeuchi (University of Tokyo, ITS Japan):
Four Dimensional Virtual City and ITS

16:40   Discussion (moderation by session chairs)

17:00   Introduction to JSPS
Takayuki Kato (Head, Research Cooperation Division II, JSPS)

17:20   Introduction to German JSPS-Club
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS-Club)

17:40   Reception hosted by JSPS


Tuesday 14 September

10:00   Registration

Topic: Knowledge Sharing for Solving Worldwide Social Problems
General Chair: Prof. Dr. Noboru Sonehara (National Institute for Informatics (NII))

10:20   Session 3: Overview of Knowledge Sharing in Germany and Japan
Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlachetzki (Technical University Braunschweig) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen (National Institute for Informatics (NII))

Prof. Dr. Günter Müller (University of Freiburg):
Changing Security Concepts for Increasing Mobility

Dr. Fumihiko Tomita (Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)):
New Energy Vehicles & ICT: An Entrance to the Future Smart Communication World

11:00   Discussion (moderation by session chairs)

11:20   Session 4: Knowledge Sharing Technology in Germany and Japan
Chair: Dr. Sven Wohlgemuth (National Institute for Informatics (NII)) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen (National Institute for Informatics (NII))

Rodney Strata (Head of Business Strategy, SAP Research Center CEC Brisbane):
The Internet of Transport & Logistics

Toshihiro Manabe (NTT Access Network Research Lab):
Trends on In-Train Internet Access Services and Technologies

12:00   Discussion (moderation by session chairs)
Taking Photo

12:20   Closing Remarks
Dr. Masao Sakauchi (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Informatics (NII))

12:30   Individual Lunch

15:00   Individual Transfer to National Institute of Informatics (NII), 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430

16:00   Introduction to NII, Prof. Dr. Noboru Sonehara
Web Cultural Heritage, Video Indexing, Federated Associative Search, Media Security, Privacy in Business Processes etc.

17:30   NII – Joint Research Meeting
for: German JSPS Alumni, JSPS researchers and host institutions of German researchers in Japan, NII
Greetings: Dr. Masao Sakauchi (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Informatics (NII))

19:30   Reception hosted by NII

Wednesday 15 September

!! Only for members of the German JSPS-Club !!
Excursions to:
Railway Museum (鉄道博物館, Tetsudō Hakubutsukan)
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (江戸東京たてもの園, Edo Tōkyō Tatemono En)
Dinner hosted by German JSPS-Club (only by personal invitation)