TRON Enableware Symposium

TEPS 27th

Open Data Helps Building Barrier-free Infrastructure

Time/Date Saturday, December 13, 2014 13:30 to 16:30 (Reception opens at 13:00)
Venue Tokyo Midtown Conference [Room7] 
(9-7-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo) [Map
[Midtown Tower 4F]
Organizer T-Engine Forum
TRON Enableware Research Group
Co-sponsor Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC) Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
Admission Free (Online pre-registration is required)
Registration Please check the bottom of the following page:

Open data refers to data that is made available to the public in a manner so that it can be used as by asany people as possible. Open data for public transportation allows volunteers to build various services by making available real-time information including operation status and facility information such as train stations, bus stops, airports, etc. Already many people including challenged, elderly people, and their supporters have begun building their own information services.

Barrier-free facility information for barrier-free maps is being made available as open data by the government in cooperation with users, developers and local residents.

How barrier-free social infrastructure should be supported using open data approaches will be discussed at TEPS this time.


13:00 Reception
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Speech "Open Data Helps Building Barrier-free Infrastructure"

Ken Sakamura
(Chair of TRON Enableware Research Group / Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory / Professor of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

14:30 - 14:50 Intermission
14:50 - 16:30

Panel Session

Noboru Koshizuka (Professor of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
Tomonori Misawa (Section Manager of City Center Development Section, Urbanization Division, Toshima City)
Taichi Furuhashi (President of MAPconcierge Inc. / Vice-President of OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan)
Ken Sakamura

16:30 Closing