PLENARY SESSIONS

PL02 May 9, 9:00-10:30 / Main Hall

ITS, Contributing to the solution of the social challenges

Asia-pacific is the fastest growing region as the industrial center of the world.
At the same time, the serious transport challenges such as traffic accidents, traffic jam and air pollution are shared among us. Moreover, the following social challenges are becoming serious, such as population structure change like declining birthrate and aging, rapid urbanization, and invigorating local municipalities. Towards realizing a society where mobility helps resolve the social challenges in addition to resolve the transport challenges, various actions utilizing ITS technologies and policies to promote the actions will be discussed with the examples.

Keynote: Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Director-General of the Radio Department, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
Speakers: Hiroto Yasuura, Trustee and Executive Vice President, Kyushu University, Japan
Speakers: Jui-Lin Liou, Deputy Director, Taipei City Traffic Engineering Office, Taipei City Government
Speakers: Chong Kheng Chua, Deputy Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Development, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Speakers: Dennis Walsh, General Manager,Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government, Australia
Speakers: James Leather, Chief of Transport Sector, Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Department, Asian Dvelopment Bank