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The 17th Summer course


We, BinN Studies Unit at The University of Tokyo, have been learning about behavior model, from basics to applications. During this summer (Sep. 2018), 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 17th 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 October.

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.

Summary of the seminar (in Japanese)

Teachers List

Takayuki Morikawa Nagoya University [Keynote Speaker]
Arnab JanaIIT Mumbai
Muhamad Awais ShafiqueUniversity of Cetral Punjab
Toshiyuki YAMAMOTO Nagoya University
Kuniaki SASAKI Yamanashi University
Shinya KURAUCHI Ehime University
Takuya MARUYAMA Kumamoto University
Makoto CHIKARAISHI Hiroshima University
Eiji HATO The University of Tokyo
Daisuke FUKUDA Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hideki YAGINUMA Tokyo University of Science
Yasushi ASAMI The University of Tokyo
Giancarlos Troncoso
The University of Tokyo
Junji URATA The University of Tokyo


We stopped accepting registrations.

Registration is required. A representative of each team needs to send an E-mail containing the required information as follows.

1. Name (Each member of your team)
2. Your COMPANY (and Department)
3. Your Grade
4. Your Contacts
5. Your ability level of behavior model (shortly)
6. the days you attend (including estimation workshop or only lectures)

E-mail address: seminar [at] bin.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Secretary general: Mizuki UEDA (Please change [at] by @ when sending your message)

Participation dues: 2000 yen / person   (Fees of post-conference drinking NOT included)
You can pan the registration fee before the start of seminar at Tokyo.

Deadlines: August 31(Friday)

Reports from previous seminars

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

16th seminar (2017.  10.13-15)
15th seminar (2016.  9.23-25)
14th seminar (2015.  9.25-27)
13th seminar (2014.  9.27-28)
12th seminar (2013.  9.21-22)

Tentative Schedule

Date : 14-16th, September 2018
Place: Lecture Room No. 15, Engineering Bldg.#1, The University of Tokyo, Japan

9/14 (Fri) ※Mainly in English

for English speakers
13:00-13:30Reception (in front of Lecture room No.13)
13:40-15:30 Lecture for PhD students and Young researchers
IntroductionEiji Hato(UT)
Lecture-1 Behavioral modelling theory and estimation methods
・The theory and estimation methods of behavior model (1)
・The theory and estimation methods of Behavior Model (2)
・Practical note on specification of discrete choice model

Giancarlos Troncoso Parady(UT)
Arnab Jana(IIT Mumbai)
Toshiyuki Yamamoto (Nagoya University)

9/15 (Sat) ※Mainly in Japanese in the morning

for Japanese speakers
9:00-9:10Introduction はじめに
9:10-12:15 Lecture 講義
講義2 行動モデルの基礎と推定(90分)

講義3 ネットワーク上の行動モデルとUrban Science:理論と観測(90分)
・〔特別講義〕Urban Scienceに向けた大規模データ都市解析

12:15-13:15 Lunch 昼食
for All Participants
13:15-14:30Lecture-4 Keynote Lecture 基調講義 (The 9th International BinN Seminar)
Incorporating psychological factors into discrete choice models
Prof. Takayuki Morikawa (Nagoya University)
14:30-16:30 Lecture-5 Urban science and behavioral informatics with AI/machine learning
・Application of AI for travel behavior modelling in urban networks
・Behavioral machine leaning with multiple sensor data

・Optimization in behavioral modelling with HPC
Makoto Chikaraishi (Hiroshima Univerisity)
Muhamad Awais Shafique (University of Central Punjab)
Junji URATA (Univerisity of Tokyo)
16:30-18:00 Pre-exercise Presentation 事前課題発表
18:00-20:00 Welcome party/研究室紹介
20:00-Estimation グループ演習

9/16 (Sun)

for All Participants
8:00-11:00Estimation & Esquisse コーディングチェックとエスキース
11:00-12:00Ph.D Clinic,博士課程(進学者)の研究クリニック
12:00-13:00 Lunch 昼食
13:00-14:30Estimation グループ演習
14:30-15:00Invited Lecture(研究奨励賞受賞者)
15:00-17:00Presentation 演習発表(モデル推定結果発表)
17:00-18:00Commendation ceremony 閉会式
We're planning to have an after party./終了後,懇親会を予定しております.


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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