Monday, September 16, 2013

TRE students, faculty and alumnus at 10th EASTS Conference - Taipei, Taiwan

DLSU Participants (Taipei 101 as background)

 TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – DLSU CE Transportation Eng'g (TRE) major students, faculty, and alumnus presented their respective researches at the 10th  International Conference of the Eastern Asian Society of Transportationt Studies (EASTS) in Taipei City, Taiwan from September 9 to 12, 2013. Themed “Towards a Harmonized Society”, the conference is considered as the biggest transportation-related International Conference of the Eastern Asian Society of Transportation conference in the Asian region and one of the three major transportation conferences in the world. The conference commenced with opening speeches by Dr. Kuang S. Yeh, Minister of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan, Dr. Lung-Bin Hau, Mayor of Taipei City, Dr. Cheng-Min Feng, President of EASTS, and Dr. Hsin-Li Chang, President of the Chinese Institute of Transportation.

Dr. Fillone as session chair
Participants from different countries and universities converged on the three-day event to present their researches by paper or poster presentation. Lasallian participants presented in both events with Dr. Alexis Fillone presenting his paper in the International Research Group (IRG) session and Dr. Grace Gueta presenting her paper in the Travel Demand Management (TDM) Policy session. Engr. Jamiel Jayme (MS – CE, Chulalongkorn University), a DLSU alumnus, also presented his paper with co-author Dr. Saksith Chalermpong in the conference. Below are the list of accepted papers that were presented in the conference:

Choice Analysis of Tourist Spots: The Case of Guimaras Province (GANZON, Katrina, and FILLONE, Alexis)
Mode Choice Analysis of Inter-Island Passenger Travel from Iloilo to Negros Occidental, Philippines (ROQUEL, Krister, and FILLONE, Alexis)
Improved Transport Terminal Utilization: The Case of Jordan Wharf, Guimaras, Philippines (ABAD, Raymund, and FILLONE, Alexis)
Evaluation of Philippines’ Electronic Toll Collection System for North Luzon Expressway (IZAWA, Takahiro, GUGOL, Louie Mari, Dr. GUETA, Grace)
Impact of a BRT System along Expressways in Metro Manila (QUE, Chino, MARCIAL,Caila, RABAT, Lorenzo, and Dr. FILLONE, Alexis) 
Comparison of On-street Parking Management in Ermita-Malate and Makati CBD, Philippines (VALDEZ, Judylyn, DIZON, Federico, BULACTIAL, Arian, GARCIA,Mark Wesley, and Dr. GUETA, Grace)
Impact of the Emergence of Low Cost Carriers and Budget Flights (JUNG, Young Gyun, FABIAN, Frederick, MONTEALTO, Kevin, YU, Harvin, and Dr. GUETA, Grace)
Issues Regarding BRT Introduction to Small and Medium-sized cities of Developing Countries in East Asia Region (Dr. FILLONE, Alexis, BULURAN, Jocelyn, FUKUDA, Atsushi, and JAENSIRISAK, Sittha)
How Travel Pattern Changes after Number Coding Scheme as a Travel Demand Management Measure was Implemented? (Dr. GUETA, Grace, and GUETA, Lounell) 
Travel Behavior of Condominium Residents near Urban Rail Transit Stations: Case of Metro Manila (Engr. JAYME, Jamiel and Dr. CHALERMPONG, Saksith)
Poster Presentation
Other Filipino participants from Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), UP Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP), and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also presented their papers in the conference. 
- Article written by AMFillone

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