On the occasion of "150 Jahre Freundschaft Japan-Deutschland", the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the German JSPS Alumni Association will hold a symposium in cooperation with the National Institute of Informatics (NII) on September 13-14, 2010 at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (Tokyo – Yoyogi, Japan).
The topic of this symposium is “Transport and Mobility – Challenges for the Future”. While mobility is a precondition to the development and growth, a “transportation explosion” in many countries is threatening to undermine worldwide efforts to achieve sustainable development. The consequences include high accident rates, mounting environmental pressure through noise and exhausts as well as climate change and last but not least the accelerated depletion of our fossil energy resources. Sustainable social development must be comprehensive in terms of discussions aimed at achieving mobility and information systems to support key issues especially related to transport infrastructure, security, and knowledge sharing between Germany and Japan. Talks of this symposium will focus on the following topics:
|-||Environmental and resource constraints – consequences of energy use for transport and mobility|
|-||Mobility and the future opportunities by information and communication technology|
|-||Information society – status of IT Security research|
In every session, achievements of advanced research and recommendations for future systems of each topic will be presented in a broader view by Japanese and German researchers. The objective is to encourage research cooperation and to debate future prospects with the participants. Details of the symposium can be downloaded from the webpage http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-jgpre150/. Admission is free. However, a registration in advance is obligatory.
Everyone is welcome.
Visit of NII: National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan, http://www.nii.ac.jp
JSPS, Takayuki KATO
NII, Dr. Masao SAKAUCHI, Prof. Dr. Noboru SONEHARA, Prof. Dr. Isao ECHIZEN, Dr. Sven WOHLGEMUTH