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The 18th 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. 2019), 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 18th 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

Coming soon!


Please fill in the form if you would like to participate.

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.

17th seminar (2018.  9.14-16)
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 : 21-23th, September 2019
Place: Seminar B & Lecture Room No. 15, Engineering Bldg.#1, The University of Tokyo, Japan

9/21 (Sat) ※Mainly in English

for English speakers
13:00-13:30Reception (in front of Lecture Room No.16)
13:30-13:40Introduction Hato Eiji(UT)
13:40-15:00 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)
Giancarlos Troncoso Parady (UT)
Arnab Jana (IIT Mumbai)
15:00-15:10 Break (10 minutes)
15:10-16:30 Lecture-2 Urban science and behavioral informatics with AI/machine learning
・Application of AI for travel behavior modelling in urban networks
・Advanced Estimation Methods and Machine Learning
Chikaraishi Makoto (Hiroshima Univ.)
Yaginuma Hideki (Tokyo Univ. of Science)

9/22 (Sun) ※Mainly in Japanese in the morning

for Japanese speakers
8:30-8:50Reception (in front of Lecture Room No.15)
9:00-10:00 Lecture-3
・The Basic Theory of Behavior Model
・The Estimation Way of Behavior Model
Kurauchi Shinya (Ehime Univ.)
Sasaki Kuniaki (Waseda Univ.)
10:00-11:00 Lecture-4
・Assignment Theory and Combinatorial Optimization
・The Application of Behavior Model
Maruyama Takuya (Kumamoto Univ.)
Fukuda Daisuke (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
11:00-12:00 Lecture-5
・Parallel Monte-Carlo Tree Search
・Maximum Entropy Inverse Reinforcement Learning and EM Algorithm
Yoshizoe Kazuki (RIKEN)
Yamamoto Toshiyuki (Nagoya Univ.)
12:00-13:00Lunch & Reception
for All Participants
13:00-15:30 Keynote Lecture
・Dynamics in Transportation Networks
・I and Behavior Model
Prof. Kuwahara Masao (Tohoku Univ.)
Prof. Harata Noboru (UT)
16:00-18:00 Pre-exercise Presentation
18:00-20:00 Welcome party

9/23 (Mon)

for All Participants
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:50Invited Lecture
BinN student research awardKawase Riki (Kobe Univ.)
17:00-18:00Commendation ceremony
After Party


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

Forest Hongo Hotel (A few minutes walk from the place)
Taieikan (Japanese‐style hotel ) (A few minutes walk from the place)
Homeikan (Japanese‐style hotel ) (A few minutes walk from the place)
Kizankan Hotel (8 min. on foot)
Toyoko INN Hotel (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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