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“Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life” edited by Visiting Professor KE Seetharam is published

“Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life” co-edited by Visiting Professor KE Seetharam is published by Asian Development Bank Institute.

Asia needs high-quality infrastructure development projects, such as high-speed rail, to drive economic growth and improve quality of life in the region.

https://www.adb.org/publications/handbook-high-speed-rail-quality-life

PDF version is freely available to download from Asian Development Bank Institute’s website:
https://www.adb.org/publications/handbook-high-speed-rail-quality-life

Call for Papers on Resilience of Cities to External Shocks: Analysis, Modeling and Economic Impacts

More details: https://www.adb.org/adbi/research/call-for-papers/resilience-cities-external-shocks

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Purdue University, and the University of Tokyo are seeking research papers featuring sound theoretical backgrounds, quantitative analysis, case studies, and policy insights for possible inclusion in a special issue of the journal Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. Topics may include, but not limited to:

  • Measuring economic impacts of urban resilience projects
  • New theories of socio-technical resilience
  • Empirical analysis of recovery and resilience using big data sources
  • Modeling the recovery of socio-physical systems after shocks
  • Multiplier effect of positive shocks
  • Big data analytics for resilience to environmental and financial shocks
  • Macroscopic displacement and migration modeling after shocks
  • Financial challenges for development of urban resilience projects
  • Case studies of socio-technical resilience

Submission Procedure

Contributors should submit their full papers in English to Dr KE Seetha Ram at kseetharam@adbi.org(link sends e-mail) by 31 January 2020.

Contributors should clearly indicate that the paper is submitted to Special Issue on “Resilience of Cities to External Shocks: Analysis, Modeling and Economic Impacts.” All papers should adhere to the “Guidelines for Authors” of Environment and Planning B.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to the paper development workshop to be held at ADBI in Tokyo. ADBI will provide travel support to one author per paper—the author must be a citizen of an ADB member country.

Guest Editors

Visiting Professor KE Seetha Ram at the National High-Speed Rail Corporation seminar

Visiting Professor KE Seetha Ram was invited to the National High-Speed Rail Corporation seminar was held at IIT, Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India to discuss the High-Speed Rail Innovation Centre Trusts as a member of the Advisory Council.

The second advisory council meeting of the trust was on Tuesday at IIT Gandhinagar. At the council meeting, … Prof K.E. Seetha Ram, Visiting professor at the centre for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan, … along with senior officials of NHSRCL deliberated on the project proposals received from various IITs and road map for targeted innovative, indigenous, and cost-effective solutions related to HSR building in India

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/india-s-bullet-train-innovation-centre-gets-academics-from-tokyo-university-japan-railways/21620161

Book “Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices” edited by Visiting Professor KE Seetharam has been published online by ADBI

A book “Principles of Infrastructure: Case Studies and Best Practices” edited by Visiting Professor KE Seetharam has been published online by ADBI.

The book is freely available at https://www.adb.org/publications/principles-infrastructure-case-studies-best-practices

Infrastructure is a priority around the world for all stakeholders.
Infrastructure projects can continue for several years, from planning and construction to the provision of services. As development in Asia and the Pacific accelerates, governments must invest more in infrastructure to ensure continued economic growth.
This book draws on lessons and case studies from Japan and worldwide, covering broad and long-term infrastructure projects. It describes the principles of developing quality infrastructure and focuses on the various steps of a project—from design, planning, and construction to operation and management. It also discusses overseas development assistance, taking examples from Asian Development Bank and World Bank projects. This book is an important reference tool for policy makers in Asia who are planning and implementing large-scale public infrastructure.

Visiting Professor KE Seetharam publishes an article “A step forward in attracting private sector financing for infrastructure projects” at Asia Pathways

Visiting Professor KE Seetharam published an article “A step forward in attracting private sector financing for infrastructure projects” at Asia Pathways, the blog of the Asian Development Bank Institute.

https://www.asiapathways-adbi.org/2019/04/a-step-forward-in-attracting-private-sector-financing-for-infrastructure-projects/

Visiting Professor KE Seetharam gives presentation at the International Conference on “Transportation Infrastructure Projects – Conception to Execution ” (TIPCE 2019)

Visiting Professor KE Seetharam gave a presentation at the International Conference on “Transportation Infrastructure Projects – Conception to Execution ” (TIPCE 2019) hosted by IIT Roorkee.

Presentation slides:

Policies Programs and Human Resources Development for Transport Infrastrcuture in India IIT Roorkee KES 20191010

Prof. K Seetha Ram, Visiting professor at the Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan, & Senior Capacity Building and Training Specialist, ADB, & Special advisor to East Japan Railways Company (JR East) for India High-Speed Rail said “Transport and Infrastructure are the backbone of any country, and I am truly delighted to be at such platform where everyone can share their perspective and contribute in the development of Transportation Infrastructure. Organisation of such conferences will help our young generation to take up the critical challenges we face in Transportation Infrastructure related projects and lead our nation.”

http://skilloutlook.com/alert/iit-roorkee-hosts-the-international-conference-on-transportation-infrastructure-projects-conception-to-execution-tipce-2019

Professor Shibasaki and Visiting professor KE Seetharam attended the conference on digital infrastructure in India hosted by the broadband India forum.

Professor Ryosuke Shibasaki and Visiting professor KE Seetharam attended the conference on digital infrastructure in India hosted by the broadband India forum.
https://www.broadbandindiaforum.com/events/52-digital-infrastructure.html
During the conference, visiting professor KE Seetharam appeared on a video interview by a digital platform DigiAnalysys.
https://www.digianalysys.com/india-needs-to-build-a-digital-infra-which-is-good-for-next-two-decades-says-dr-k-e-seetha-ram-visiting-prof-the-university-of-tokyo/

KEシータラム客員教授の記事「経済効果をもたらす質高インフラを」が国際開発ジャーナルに掲載されました

KEシータラム客員教授の記事「経済効果をもたらす質高インフラを」が国際開発ジャーナルに掲載されました。
”経済効果をもたらす質高インフラを 効果的アプローチとしての日本のマスタープラン支援”(2018) 国際開発ジャーナル 2018.12, p18-19 国際開発ジャーナル社

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開発途上国における交通実態調査向けスマートフォンアプリ開発業務

<本業務の背景と概要>
将来の都市計画・交通計画の策定には,都市圏規模の住民の個人属性と移動実態を把握することは不可欠である.特に,急速な人口増加と都市開発が進む開発途上国においては,慢性的な交通渋滞の緩和に向けた公共交通の整備などが急務とされている.しかし,従来の交通調査で採用されていた戸別訪問によるインタビュー・アンケート調査では,調査対象者の詳細な移動手段選択の実態(時間・場所・手段)までは把握が難しい.また,バス停や駅などの具体的な交通結節点を持たない環境では,交通手段の変化した場所・時間を正確に記憶し正確に伝えることも難しい.
 本件では,開発途上国でも広く普及しはじめているスマートフォンのアプリを通じて,個々の被験者の交通実態を把握する仕組みを開発する.調査期間中,調査対象者のスマートフォン(Androidを想定)にアプリをインストールし,交通手段を含めた行動の内容を記録し,調査主体へ送信・集計する仕組みを開発する.開発途上国を主な対象とするため,端末及び通信環境のリソースが限られていることを考慮したアプリの設計・開発が必要である.

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– 個人属性、携帯電話端末情報、位置情報、携帯使用履歴履歴、行動内容調査、等の情報を取得可能なアプリとする
– Androidアプリ バージョンは4.5もしくは5以上
– ユーザインタフェースは英語,Singlish(現地言語シンハラ語の英語表記),シンハラ語の3種類
– アプリ配布は原則としてGoogle Playを採用する
– 調査開始時にプライバシーポリシー・データの利用目的などを示して同意を得る仕組み(opt-in)を含める
– 個人特定に繋がる情報を取得するため,元の値をハッシュ化等で識別性を維持しながら最低限特定困難な処置を施して保存する
– GPS測位をバックグラウンドで定常的(1〜5分程度)に行う

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