• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 193

Transport Research and International Cooperation Prospects in East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea

Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
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Georgios Giannopoulos, Academy of Athens, presiding
O. A. Elrahman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on International Cooperation (A0010)
Subcommittee on Mainstreaming International Perspectives and Promoting International Networking, Cooperation, and Collaboration (A0010(1))
Subcommittee on ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review (A0010(4))
Standing Committee on Conduct of Research (ABG10)
Subcommittee on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability (AF000(1))

The focus is on the governmental systems and practices for transport research in these three countries, providing an overview of the inertia as well as the accelerants for relevant policies with respect to promoting technological change and international cooperation in the transportation research sector. For each of the countries examined, the speakers address the policies, the governance structures, the strengths and weaknesses of the current systems of publicly funded transport research, and the endogenous and exogenous factors motivating the development of international collaborative relationships between these Asian countries and others. 

This will be a lectern session with 4 main speakers each presenting for 15 minutes and a discussion period.

The speakers will be International cooperation Committee members and friends knowledgeable of the subject and mainly coming from the rapporteurs of a working group named ICTRI working group which was set up by the A0010 Committee to study Transport research and international cooperation prospects for East Asian countries.

The list of speakers and Session program (Tentative):

  • George A. Giannopoulos (Academy of Athens) - Introduction to the rationale and contents of the ICTRI working group work. (5 minutes)
  • Angel Aparicio (UPM) - Current Transport research issues and innovation production (10 minutes)
  • Marcel Rommerts (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency, INEA, European Commission) - Implementing collaborative research programmes: the European experience in East Asia. (10 minutes)

  • John Munro – Transport Research and international Cooperation Prospects for China and Japan, (20 minutes)
  • Jaehak Oh - Transport Research and international Cooperation Prospects for Korea. (15 minutes)
  • Discussion (remaining of the session)

Title Presentation Number
Introduction to the Rationale and Contents of the ICTRI Working Group
Georgios Giannopoulos, Academy of Athens
Current Transport Research Issues and Innovation Production
Angel Aparicio, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
EU Policy Priorities in Transport Research Cooperation with East Asian Countries
Frank Smit, European Commission
Implementing Collaborative Research Programs: European Experience
Marcel Rommerts, European Commission
Transport Research and International Cooperation Prospects for China and Japan
John Munro, University of Maryland, College Park
Transport Research and International Cooperation Prospects for Korea
Jaehak Oh, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)