Together with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction presented the International Smart Infrastructure Symposium in Cambridge in November 2012.
Shared concerns over increasing costs of maintaining aging infrastructure, while building for the future, meant that the symposium was well-timed, as both the UK and Japan are in a very good position to develop and exploit the technologies and innovations emerging right now.
R&D needs for efficient management of infrastructure were discussed with the aim of developing international smart infrastructure collaborations between Japan and the UK. The symposium featured business opportunities in the innovative use of emerging technologies in sensor and data management, as well as the emerging best practice in applying manufacturing and supply chain management approaches to construction and infrastructure.
The symposium included presentations from leading academics in Japan and the UK, as well as from the Centre's Industry Partners. Topics ranged across applying emerging technologies to infrastructure and construction, infrastructure needs for developing countries, and the people development required to drive smart infrastructure.
A video of the day symposium is available to watch on the JSPS website here.
Photographs of the entire event are also available from here.
The following speaker presentations are available by clicking on the links below:
Moss: Sensor Networks - Recent Experience and Future Requirements
Tsuno: Maintenance of Railway Tunnels with Smart Technology
Devriendt: Crossrail & CSIC: Using instrumentation to make savings in design & assessment
Okada: Design-Build Procurement Scheme for Haneda Airport
McFarlane: Making Information Pay Its Way
Kamitake: Toshiba's Smart Community Activities
Jin: Forward Planning for Seamless Travel
Broyd: Are We Smart Enough To Be Smart?
Fujiwara: Intelligent Transport Systems Toward Sustainable Society
Koshizuka: Smart City Using Ubiquitous Computing Technology in Japan
: Rapidly Deployable Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring
Hotate: Fibre Optic Nerve Systems For Smart Structures and Smart Materials
Seshia: MEMS and Power Harvesting; Embedding Sensors in Large-Scale Built Infrastructure
Efstratiou: People‐Centric Sensing; Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Infer Human Activities
Nawaz: Tailoring Wireless Sensor Networks for Infrastructure Monitoring
Elshafie: The Use of Optical Fibre Sensing in Construction to Understand Performance
Ohnishi: Development of 3D Monitoring Technology for Disaster Reduction
Uchimrua: On Site Verification of Low Cost and Simple Early Warning System for Landslide Disasters
Morikawa: Big Data for M2M for Designing a Digital Future