International Conference THE FUTURE OF HOCHIMINH CITY METROPOLITAN AREA (HCMCFuture 2015)

Date: 24-25 September 2015

Vietnamese-German University, New Binh Duong City, Viet Nam

 

UPDATED CONFERENCE PROGRAMME FOR DOWNLOAD

 

City Development: From the Past towards the Future
In recent years, developing countries like Vietnam are experiencing fast economic growth and associated rapid urbanization. In this context, Hochiminh city, the biggest metropolitan area of Vietnam, has been facing challenges in providing sufficient urban infrastructures and services to meet the needs of the development. Huge population concentration, high densities, mixed landuses, and lack of transport infrastructure and public transport services are featuring the city. As the result, it causes increased traffic congestions, accidents and pollutions. The city has spent efforts to solve the problems through infrastructure provision, urban planning and control, and traffic management measures. However, not all decisions can be made efficiently because there is a lack of information and in-depth knowledge about the dynamics that drive the future development of the city and tools that can be used to support sound decision-making processes.

Thanks to the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Vietnamese-German University (VGU), University of Transport and Communications (UTC), and the project team of Real Time Monitoring of Urban Transport - Solutions for Traffic Management and Urban Development in Hanoi (REMON) are delighted to announce the 2nd International Conference on Integrated Modelling of Urban Dynamics and Traffic with a theme on “The Future of Hochiminh City Metropolitan Area” on 24-25 September 2015 at the Vietnamese-German University in Binh Duong New City, Binh Duong Province.

Following the success of the Conference on “the Future of Hanoi City” organized in University of Transport and Communication (UTC) in Hanoi in September 2014, the Conference on the Future of Hochiminh City Metropolitan Area will be a great opportunity for academicians, practitioners and experts worldwide to meet and share the key understanding of urban-transport dynamics and the modeling techniques, and seek for research cooperation opportunities in developing integrated modelling of urban-transport dynamics in the context of developing cities. The outcomes of the conference will be a value added to the state-of-the-art of methods and algorithms used for calibrating, validating, and coupling the models.

 

Conference Programme

DAY 1 (24 September)

08:30 – 09:00     Registration     
09:00 – 09:10     Welcome Speech           
                              Prof. Jurgen Mallon – VGU President
09:10 – 09:20     Opening Speech             
                              Ms. Anke Stahl –  Director  DAAD Branch Office Hanoi
09:20 – 09:50     Keynote Speech:  Challenges in Planning and Development of Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Region      
                              Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hong Tien – Director General of Technical Infrastructure Dept., MOC

Session 1           Urban Development & Issues (1)          
09:50 – 10:15     Sustainable strategies for climate-oriented urban planning in Ho Chi Minh City
                              Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner – University of Kassel
10:15 – 10:40     Strategic Considerations for Future Developments of Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area       
                              Dr. Ngo Viet Nam Son – NgoViet Architects & Planners (NVD Co.Ltd.)

10:40 – 11:00     Coffee Break    

11:00 – 11:25     Simulating Urban-Rural Dynamics in Ha Noi City by using Adapted Accessibility               
                              Mr. Nguyễn Ngọc Quang – Hanoi Univ. of Transport and Communications
11:25 – 11:50     Efficient Techniques for Sustainable Urban Planning    
                             Dr. Hans-Peter Thamn -  Freie Universität Berlin

11:50 – 13:00     Lunch Buffet - served at conference venue      

Session 2           Urban Development & Issues (2)
13:00 – 13:25     Redirection of Seoul’s Urban Development: Lessons learnt for Ho Chi Minh City            
                              Mr. Pham Tran Hai –  Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies
13:25 – 13:50     The Interaction of Urban Transportation and Social Segregation in the Housing Crisis of Vietnam               
                              Assoc.Prof. Dr. Trần Văn Khải – Ton Duc Thang University
13:50 – 14:15     Determinants of Middle-income Condominium Market in Ho Chi Minh City      
                              Mr. Hua Tran Minh Tri – Vietnamese-German University
14:15 – 14:40     Traffic Impact Assessment Procedure for Urban Development Projects in Hanoi –
                              A Necessary Tool for City Management   
                              Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Binh – Director ITPM at Hanoi Univ. of Transport and Communications

14:40 – 15:10     Coffee Break    

Session 3           Transport Development & Issues (1)   
15:10 – 15:35     Updated Problems and Strategy for Transport Planning in HCMC Metropolitan Region               
                              Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Bá Hoàng – Vice President, HCMC University of Transport
15:35 – 16:00     Traffic Chaos and Solution in Megacities and New Towns           
                              Dr.-Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt – Technische Universität Berlin
16:00 – 16:25     Strategies for Integrated Urban and Transport Development in MDCs
                              MSc. Nguyen Thi Cam Van – VGTRC at VGU
16:25 – 16:50     Developing city logistics model to distribute goods for supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City           
                              Dr. Nguyen Thi Van Ha – Hanoi Univ. of Transport and Communications

18:00 – 20:00     Reception Dinner in Binh Duong   (Restaurant to be announced at the conference)          

 

DAY 2 (25 September)

Session 4           Transport Development & Issues (2)   
08:30 – 08:55     Comprehensive Accessibility to Public Transport – the Case of Ho Chi Minh City             
                              Dr. Vu Anh Tuan – Director VGTRC at VGU
08:55 – 09:20     Planning of Multimodal Accessibility to Urban Railways in HCMC –
                              Case Study of Line 1 (Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien)    
                              Mr. Yosui Seki – Senior Transport Planning Expert, ALMEC Pty.
09:20 – 09:45     Measures to Prioritize Buses in Mixed Traffic Flow of Motorcycle Dependent Cities (MDCs)    
                              Dr. Nguyen Van Nam – Hanoi University of Transport and Communications
09:45 – 10:10     Cybernetics in Planning and Operation to Assist Prospective Public Transportation Systems     
                              Prof. Dr. Jurgen Beyer – Technology University of Darmstadt

10:10 – 10:40     Coffee Break    

Session 5           Transport Development & Issues (3)   
10:40 – 11:05     Integrating Urban Master Plan and Transportation Master Plan: Case Study in Hanoi   
                              Dr. Le Thu Huyen – Director Tranconcen, Hanoi University of Transport and Communications
11:05 – 11:30      Parking Management Strategies for Motorcycle Dependent Cities        
                              MSc. Truong Thi My Thanh – VGTRC at VGU
11:30 – 11:55      Finding and Adopting Appropriate Measures for Climate-Friendly Urban Transport Policy :
                              the Case of Hanoi, Vietnam               
                              MSc. Marc Luke – Technology University of Darmstadt

11:55 – 13:00     Lunch Buffet - served at conference venue      

Session 6           Urban-Transport Integration & Modeling (1)   
13:00 – 13:25     Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator (MARS) Model for Chiangmai City, Thailand             
                              Dr. Sittha Jaensirisak – Ubonratchatani University
13:25 – 13:50     Study on Evaluation of Urban Consolidation by Applying the MARS : Case of Nigata, Japan       
                              Prof. Dr. Atsushi Fukuda – Nihon University, Japan
13:50 – 14:15     Possibility to Realize Low Carbon City in Khon Kaen, Thailand   
                              Dr. Tuenjai Fukuda – Nihon University, Japan
14:15 – 14:40     Vision Zero Step-by-Step – the Important Role of Analytical Software Tools for Road Safety Improvements
                              Mr. Nate Chanchareon – PTV Asia-Pacific

14:40 – 15:10     Coffee Break    

Session 7           Urban-Transport Integration & Modeling (2)   
15:10 – 15:35     Prioritization of Different Road User Groups at Traffic Signals  
                              Prof. Dr. Manfred Boltze – Technology University of Darmstadt
15:35 – 16:00     Traffic Accidents in HCMC:  Patterns, Causes and Strategies for Traffic Safety Improvements  
                              MSc. Tran Quang Vuong – VGTRC at VGU
16:00 – 16:25     Saturation Flow Rate of Mixed Traffic at Signalized Intersection in Motorcycle Dominant Cities              
                              MSc. Nguyen Dinh Vinh Man – VGTRC at VGU

16:25 – 16:50     Summary & Plan for 2016           
                              Dr. Vu Anh Tuan – Director VGTRC at VGU
16:50 – 17:00     Closing Speech                
                              Ms. Anke Stahl –  Director  DAAD Branch Office Hanoi

18:30 – 20:30     Gala Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City   (Restaurant to be announced at the conference)          

 

DAY 3 (26 September): MEKONG TOUR (Post-Conference)

• This tour is free of charge, but requires registration before 18 September 2015.
• Registration: Mrs. Nguyen Thi Cam Van (Mobile: 0935648075; Email: ntcvan@vgtrc.vgu.edu.vn).

08:00 – 08:30     Gathering at a designated place  (to be announced at the conference)
08:30 – 10:00     Moving to Mekong  (by Rental Bus)
10:00 – 16:00     Tour activities (Lunch provided)
16:00 – 17:30     Return (by Rental Bus)

 

For downloading the conference programme, please see here.

 

Important Dates
All papers will go through the submission and review process as follows:
  • Call for Papers: 2 June 2015
  • Paper submission: 31 July 2015
  • Paper acceptance: 20 August 2015 (*comments to be sent together)
  • Revised paper submission: 10 September 2015
  • Presentation submission: 15 August 2015
  • Conference: 24-25 September 2015
  • Publication printed: 15 December 2015

Organizer & Sponsor
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Vietnamese-German University (VGU)
  • Other sponsors (looking for other sponsors)

Conference Organizing Committee
  Conference Chair:
     Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Director of Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC), VGU, Vietnam
  Conference Co-Chair:
     Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Thamm, Department of Geographie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  Executive Secretary:
     Dr.-Ing. Le Thu Huyen, Director of Consulting Center for Transport Development, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
  Secretary:
     Dr. An Minh Ngoc, Transport Planning and Management Institute, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
     Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, Transport Planning and Management Institute, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
     MSc. Truong Thi My Thanh, Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre, VGU, Vietnam

Editorial Board
  Editor in Chief
     Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Director of Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC), VGU, Vietnam
     Prof. Dr. -Ing. Manfred Boltze, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
     Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Thamm, Department of Geographie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
     Dr.-Ing. Le Thu Huyen, Director of Consulting Center for Transport Development, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
  Editorial Board (alphabetical order of last name)
     Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Binh, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
     Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam
     Dr.-Ing. Khuat Viet Hung, National Traffic Safety Committee, Vietnam
     Dr. An Minh Ngoc, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam
     Dr. Pham Thai Son, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam
     Dr. Nguyen Thanh Tu, University of Transport and Communications, Vietnam

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the conference executive secretary, Dr. Le Thu Huyen at lethuhuyen@utc.edu.vn

See also:
- VGU / VGTRC Website
http://www.vgu.edu.vn/research/vgtrc/academic-activities/symposiumworkshops/the-future-of-hochiminh-city-metropolitan-area/

- Conference Announcement (for download)

 

English
Datum: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015