Monday, March 20, 2017


Last February 17, 2017, De La Salle University - Manila hosted the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Forum 2017 at the 5th floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Sponsored by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCIEERD-DOST), DLSU-Manila, UP-National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS), and Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP), the forum was attended by representatives of different agencies in public (DOST, DPWH, MMDA, DOTr), local(MTRO, MTPB), private bus companies, and institutional (UP, DLSU, MIT) sectors.

The ITS forum showcased the various ITS research projects of the various academic institutions all under PCIEERD-DOST. The research projects yielded significant and interesting results. The technical presentations are as follows:

1. LocalSim - Dr. Sean Palmiano (UP)
2. PUBFix - Dr. Alexis Fillone (DLSU)
3. CATCH-All - Dr. Elmer Dadios (DLSU)
4. Geospatial Information and Civil Systems- Engr. Alben Bagabaldo (MIT)

Technical Presentors

In addition, National Government agencies also presented the current state of ITS applications in the country with respect to their sectors. The agency presentations were:

1. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Engr. Nonilo Pena
2. Department of Transportation (DOTr) - Asec. Mark Richmund de Leon
3. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Engr. Jonathan Araullo 
4. ITS-Philippines - Dr. Ricardo Sigua

 In the afternoon, workshops were held discussing the DOST roadmap and the ITS masterplan. Representatives from DOST, DPWH, MMDA, DOTr, the academe, and privates industries were part of the discussion. The workshop was a success with many fresh ideas and outputs developed. A total of 73 people participated in the forum including faculty, staff and students from DLSU.

Workshop discussion

Asec. Mark Richmund de Leon

Workshop attendance

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