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The 14th Summer course


We, BinN Studies Unit at The University of Tokyo, have been learning about behavior model, from basics to applications. During this summer (Sept. 2015), we are organizing a special seminar. This series of 2-3 days lectures and exercises will be an insight in Model Estimation. This annual event has been held since 2002 and this is the 14th time. People from all around Japan, including from Univ. Kyoto, Univ. Nagoya, Univ. Hiroshima and etc., will be gathering in Tokyo. They major in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning ,and Architecture. Vigorous front-line researchers will be instructing you in methods of parameter estimation and probabilistic decision making model. Contents of this upcoming camp are as follows. Looking forward to seeing you in Japan this September.

1. Outstanding researchers will show you the case studies on demand estimations of location choice, route choice, and transportation mode choice used in the fields of: Civil planning, Urban planning, and Transportation planning.

2. You will learn the brand new methods of individual behavior survey like Probe Person, and think about how to apply it practically in real world such as: Redistribution of Road Usage, Tourism Planning, Renewal of City Central Area, and Marketing optimization.

3. You will have practices and presentations. Students will be divided into groups and do exercise in programming and modeling. After an extremely hard training, each group will make presentation showing how you have mastered BEHAVIOR MODEL.

4. Post-conference party will be held. Please feel free to join our party and enjoy conversations with other students and Teachers. It is interesting to share your ideas with those who have common interests. These conversations will enhance your intellectual curiosity.

Teachers List

Arnab JanaIIT Mumbai
Masahisa FUJITA Kyoto University   [Keynote Speaker]
Toshiyuki YAMAMOTO Nagoya University
Shinya KURAUCHI Ehime University
Takamasa IRYO Kobe University
Takuya MARUYAMA Kumamoto University
Makoto CHIKARAISHI Hiroshima University
Eiji HATO The University of Tokyo
Hideki YAGINUMA The University of Tokyo
Giancarlos Troncoso
The University of Tokyo


We stopped accepting registrations.

For Participants: Preparation

We provide you with some warming-up exercises. Why don't you try your preliminary work? Preparatory documents are here. (password required, ask the delegate of your team)

Reports from previous seminars

You can see the photos and final products of previous events.

13th seminar (2014.  9.27-28)
12th seminar (2013.  9.21-22)
11th seminar (2012.10.26-28)

Tentative Schedule

Date : 25-27th, September 2015
Place: Lecture Room No. 15, Engineering Bldg.#1, The University of Tokyo, Japan

9/25 (Fri) - Eve (Mainly in English)

for English speakers
(near the entrance of Room No.15)
15:00-16:301) IntroductionEiji Hato(UTokyo)
2) Theory of Behavior Model Arnab Jana(IIT Mumbai)
3) Estimation Methods and Behavior ModelGiancarlos Troncodo Parady(UTokyo)
4) Advanced Behavior ModelMakoto Chikaraishi(HiroshimaUniv.),
Hideki Yaginuma(UTokyo)
5) Excercise and Code for EstimationM.Miki and
17:30-18:00Presentation of pre-excercise
18:30-19:30 Pre-conference meeting
Group exercises start.

9/26 (Sat) - Conference day

for English speakers   for Japanese speakers
09:00-12:00 Group exercises (Teachers will check your progress.) 09:30-10:00Reception
12:00-13:00 Lunchtime
Keynote Presentation    Prof. Masahisa Fujita

14:00-15:30 Early Bird SessionRyo Fukuda
Varun Varghese
Yuki Oyama
Group Exercises
15:30-16:00Presentation of pre-excercise

Group Exercises

18:30-20:00Welcome Party and a Self introduction of participants. (A light food will be served.)
  20:00- Group exercises

9/27 (Sun) - Final day

for English speakers   for Japanese speakers
09:00-11:00Final Presentation and Review 09:00
Group exercises
Final Presentation
and Review
16:30-18:00Review and Commendation Ceremony
*After the Conference, Getting together and drinking


We recommend the following accommodations. Other hotels also available near the Univ. Tokyo. Please make reservation by yourself.

Forest Hongo Hotel フォーレスト本郷 (A few minutes walk from the place)
Taieikan (Japanese‐style hotel ) 旅館 太栄館 (A few minutes walk from the place)
Homeikan (Japanese‐style hotel ) 鳳明館 (A few minutes walk from the place)
Kizankan Hotel ホテル機山館 (8 min. on foot)
Toyoko INN Hotel 東横INN後楽園文京区役所前 (11 min. on foot)


Campus Map

Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo


About 10 minutes walk from Hongo-Sanchome ST.(Marunouchi Line) or Todaimae ST.(Nanboku Line).

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