Computer Science, Built Environment, Engineering, Business, Transportation, Asset Management
Dates and venue:
14-18 January 2019 at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.
The Philippines is experiencing rapid urbanization and 70% of its population will be living in urban areas by 2030. This population growth results in an increased demand of transportation networks, leading to road congestion, accidents and road asset deterioration, highlighting the need for Smart, Safe and Sustainable management of Road Network. Smart city technologies are helping to improve efficiency, safety and reliability of road infrastructure. The United Kingdom have a major head-start in adoption of these technologies which have provided continuous data flow throughout road asset life-cycle, leading to collaborative management of road network operations. Open information exchanges have allowed the optimization of traffic flow, improvement of road safety, maximization of road network utilisation via optimised road maintenance and real time road asset information.
There is a need for sharing of experiences and adoption of best practices taking into account local limitations and other realities. The workshop will be a venue for both the UK and local experts to reflect on the Smart transport best practices as well as understand better the challenges, culture, demand and limitations in developing countries with the view of realizing collaborative efforts towards formulating more relevant and applicable approaches and technologies locally.
The 5-day scientific workshop at DLSU University aims to gather the academia and local stakeholders to identify and formulate relevant Smart Transport strategies, technologies and approaches to improve planning, construction, maintenance and operation of roads in cities like Manila. Target audience for the workshop include early career researchers from multiple disciplines including built environment, engineering, communication and information systems, computer science, transportation and traffic planning and policy development. This will provide a unique opportunity to propose multi-disciplinary approaches for effective management of transportation challenges. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Philippines. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.