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The 20th 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. 2021), we are organizing a special seminar. This series of 4 days lectures and exercises will be an insight in Model Estimation. This annual event has been held since 2002 and this is the 20th time. People from all around Japan, including from Univ. Kyoto, Univ. Nagoya, Univ. Hiroshima and etc., will be meeting together. 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 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.


Arnab JanaIIT Bombay
Daisuke FUKUDA The University of Tokyo
Eiji HATO The University of Tokyo
Giancarlos Troncoso ParadyThe University of Tokyo
Hideki YAGINUMA Tokyo University of Science
Kay Axhausen ETH Zürich
Kazumasa OZAWA The University of Tokyo
Koji WATANABE Technical Deputy Director, MLIT, City Bureau
Kuniaki SASAKI Waseda University
Makoto CHIKARAISHI Hiroshima University
Masahiro INTO Managing Director, Shimizu Co. Ltd.
Nobuyuki KUGE Manager, Nissan Research Center
Risa KOBAYASHI The University of Tokyo
Shafique Muhammad AwaisCIMNE
Shinya KURAUCHI Ehime University
Shunsuke KATSUTA The University of Tokyo
Takamasa IRYO Tohoku University・The University of Tokyo
Takanori SAKAI Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Takashi FUSE The University of Tokyo
Takuya MARUYAMA Kumamoto University
Tomonori HIGASHI Director, MLIT, City Bureau, City Planning Survey and Information Office
Toru SEO Tokyo Institute of Technology
Toshiyuki YAMAMOTO Nagoya University
Yasuo ASAKURA Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yasushi ASAMI The University of Tokyo
Yohei HARADA Assistant Manager, MLIT, Road Bureau, Performance Management Office
Yuki OYAMA Shibaura Institute of Technology
Yusuke HARA Tohoku University

Application Form

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

Participation fee: free

Registration Deadlines: August 16(Monday)18:00(JST)

Deadlines: August 30(Monday)18:00(JST) ※In case you participate only in lecture.

Previous seminars

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

19th seminar (2020.  9.12-15)
18th seminar (2019.  9.21-23)
17th seminar (2018.  9.14-16)


Date : 15-19th, September 2021
Place: Online

9/15 (Wed) ※Mainly in English

Summer Course for International Students: Sensored City and Urban Planning

Outline:Metastasizing cities in the midst of crisis. The Irish Potato Famine, once called the "Great Famine," triggered a major urban transition that divided the ages. After the Great East Japan Earthquake and COVID-19, how are Japanese cities going to change now? In our summer school, planners, engineers and researchers will give lectures on advanced practices of cities around Japan for social implementation of sensing technology and urban transition. The lectures will consist of fundamentals and applications. We will learn about advanced sensing technologies for urban flows, from image processing and laser radar to autonomous driving. We will also hear an overview of smart cities in progress in an attractive group of cities in Japan, and learn about advanced urban management practices in various regions. We have prepared tutorials by experts in the field and keynote lectures by leading experts, as well as practical attempts at urban transition, such as the autonomous driving project and the Busta project in Fukushima reconstruction. This is an opportunity to learn more about Japanese smart cities. We hope you will join us.

8:45-Connection test
9:00-9:15Introduction Eiji HATO(UTokyo)/Koji WATANABE(Technical Deputy Director, MLIT, City Bureau)
9:15-10:00Keynote Research Talk 1
1. Urban Transition in Crisis, Shunsuke KATSUTA(UTokyo)
2. Current Trends in Measurement Technology and its Application, Takashi FUSE(UTokyo)
10:30-12:00Leading Edge of Sensing Daisuke FUKUDA(UTokyo)
1. Face Recognition(NEC)
3. Fukushima Recovery Planning with Automatic Driving, Nobuyuki KUGE(Manager, Nissan Research Center)
13:00-14:45Development of Smart Cities Yusuke HARA(Tohoku University)
1. Smart Cities in Japan, Tomonori HIGASHI(Director, MLIT, City Bureau, City Planning Survey and Information Office)
2. Kashiwanoha Smart City(Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd.)
3. Dai-Maru-Yu Smart Citiy(Mitsubishi Estate)
4. Busta Project and Autonomous Vehicles, Yohei HARADA(Assistant Manager, MLIT, Road Bureau, Performance Management Office)
5. JR East's Open Innovation with AI(East Japan Railway Co.)
15:00-17:00Keynote LectureEiji Hato(UTokyo)
1. Cities and Information, Yasushi ASAMI(UTokyo)
2. Digital Twin and City Construction, Masahiro INTO(Managing Director, Shimizu Co. Ltd.)
17:15-17:45Certificate Presentation Kazumasa Ozawa(UTokyo)

Divide into two rooms and do 30 minutes per group.(Free room)

9/16 (Thu)

All DayEstimation(Group work)
Esquis for 30 minutes per group.(Free room)

9/17 (Fri) ※Mainly in English

Summer School of Behaviour in Netwoeks Modelling: Next Generration of Behavioral Modelling with Machine Learning

10:30-12:00Special Lecture:Monitoring and Analysis of Behaviour in NetworksYasuo ASAKURA(Tokyo Institute of Technology)※In Japanese
13:00-14:00Chapter1: Basics of Behavioral Modelling and Logistics
0. Intrpduction, Eiji HATO(UTokyo)
1. Basics of Behavior Models, Arnab Jana(IIT Bombay)
2. Statistical Test for Advanced Behavior Modelling, Giancarlos Troncoso Parady(UTokyo)
14:15-15:45Chapter2: Machine Learning and Behavior Modelling with Big Data
1. Machine Learning for Behavior Model, Hideki YAGINUMA(Tokyo Univerisity of Science)
2. Behavioral Models Based on Weak Learners Using Multiple Sensors, Shafique Muhammad Awais(CIMNE)
3. LSTM and RNN for day-to-day Panel Data, Makoto CHIKARAISHI(Hiroshima University)
16:00-17:00Chapter3: Behavior in Networks and Design
1. Reinforcement Learning and Network Design, Yuki OYAMA(Shibaura Institute of Techonology)
2. Behavior Mechanism Design, Yusuke HARA(Tohoku University)
17:15-19:15Pre-exercise Presentation
Esquis for 30 minutes per group.

9/18 (Sat) ※Morning mainly in Japanese, afternoon mainly in English

1. Basics of Behavioral Modeling, Shinya KURAUCHI(Ehime Univ.)
2. Basics of Network Model, Takamasa IRYO(UTokyo・Tohoku Univ.)
3. Basics of Estimation, Kuniaki SASAKI(Waseda Univ.)
1. Traffic Flow Modeling Study, Toru SEO(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2. Current Research on Behavioral Model, Toshiyuki YAMAMOTO(Nagoya Univ.)
3. New Network Model Research, Takuya MARUYAMA(Kumamoto Univ.)
13:00-14:00Description of the data code
15:00-16:00Inbited Session ※In English
1. Agent based Freight simulation, Takanori SAKAI(Tokyo Univ. of Marine Science and Technology)
2. Microscopic interaction modeling between land own-travel behaviror, Risa KOBAYASHI(UTokyo)
16:00-17:30Behavior Models with Big Data Prof. Kay Axhausen(ETH Zürich)※In English
17:45-19:45Estimation(Group work)
Esquis for 30 minutes per group.

9/19 (Sun)

Esquis for 30 minutes per group.(Free room)
13:00-14:00BinN Young Prize CeremonyPresenter:Daisuke FUKUDA(UTokyo)
Commendation ceremony
17:30-19:30After Party
Laboratory introduction

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