The international kick-off meeting of e-Asia Joint Research Program “Intelligent Integrated Transport for a Smart Life” at De La Salle University, Manila was successfully held last February 1-2, 2017. The venue was at the Conference Room, 7th Floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. In the meeting, the three-year research plan among the three countries involved (Japan, Philippines and Thailand) as well as the direction of research was discussed.
On February 1, the group did a tour of Metro Manila by riding the LRT1, LRT2, and MRT3. The group made observations of the connections between these mass transit systems as well as the activities surrounding the stations. While in the afternoon of February 2, right after the workshop, the group met Secretary de la Pena (DOST) and Usec. Guevara (DOST) to discuss about the eAsia project.
In attendance during the meeting are Prof. Kenji DOI (Osaka University), Prof. Ikuo SUGIYAMA (Kobe Institute of Computing), Dr. Haruo TAKEDA (Hitachi, Japan), Prof. Hiroto INOI (Osaka University), Dr. Monsak SOCHAROENTUM (NECTEC-ITS, Thailand), Prof. Elmer DADIOS (ECE Dept.), Prof. Alexis FILLONE (CE Dept), Dr. Nicanor ROXAS Jr. (MEM Dept.), Engr. Edwin SYBINGCO (ECE Dept.), as well as the staff and graduate students of Gokongwei College of Engneering. Observers from Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Dept. of Science and Technology - Mr. Nonilo A. PENA and Miss Rachel R. HABANA also came.
EAsia International Kick-off Meeting with the Japanese and Thai Delegations
EAsia Research group visit Secretary Fortunato de la Pena and Usec. Amelia Guevara at the DOST-PHILVOCS office to discuss about the research