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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information

International Smart Infrastructure Symposium, 13 November, 2012, Cambridge, UK

JSPS logo.jpgTogether with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction presents the International Smart Infrastructure Symposium.

Shared concerns over increasing costs of maintaining aging infrastructure, while building for the future, means that the symposium is 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 will be discussed with the aim of developing international smart infrastructure collaborations between Japan and the UK.  The symposium will feature 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 will include presentations from leading academics in Japan and the UK, and from industry on applying emerging technologies to infrastructure and construction, infrastructure needs for developing countries, and the people development required to drive smart infrastructure.


9.00 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome - Prof Yozo Fujino (University of Tokyo) and Prof Kenichi Soga (University of Cambridge)

9.30 – 10.00 London Underground: Sensor networks: recent experience and future requirements – Neil Moss, London Underground Ltd.

10.00 – 10.30 Maintenance of railway tunnels with smart technology – Dr Kiwamu Tsuno, Japan Railway Technical Research Institute

10.30 – 11.00 Crossrail, CSIC and using instrumentation to make savings in design – Michael Devriendt, Arup

11.00 – 11.15 Morning Tea

11.15 – 11.45 Design-build Procurement Scheme for the Expansion of the Tokyo International Airport – Mitsuhiko Okada, The Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan

11.45 – 12.15 Structural Health monitoring - challenges and opportunities – Prof Campbell Middleton (University of Cambridge)

12.15 – 12.45 Intelligent Transport Systems toward Sustainable Society - Prof Akimasa Fujiwara (Hiroshima University)

12.45 – 13.15 ICT utilization for robust and resilient infrastructure - Dr Hisahiro Kobayashi (NTT Data)

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Smart House, Smart Building, and Smart City with ubiquitous computing technologies – Prof Noboru Koshizuka (University of Tokyo)

14.30 – 15.00 Valuing Information: Making information pay its way – Prof Duncan McFarlane (University of Cambridge)

15.00 – 15.30 Toshiba's Smart Community Activities – Dr Takashi Kamitake, Toshiba

15.30 – 15.45 Afternoon Tea

15.45 – 16.15 Forward planning for seamless urban travel – Dr Ying Jin (University of Cambridge)

16.15 – 16.45 Are we smart enough to be smart? – Prof Tim Broyd (University College London)

16.45 – 17.15 Discussion

17.15 – 17.45 JSPS promotional funding programme session  


Registrations are now closed as all places have been taken.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:30
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