Research Seminar on Global Critical Infrastructure Systems: Towards Disaster Risk Governance
Date: June 6 - 7, 2009
Venue: Kyoto Research Park
Kyoto University Global COE Program 'Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities'
Number of attendants: 30
The research seminar on global critical infrastructure systems was held at Kyoto Research Park on June 6th and 7th. The purpose of this seminar is to share the perspective and knowledge about global critical infrastructure systems from various types of standpoints; academian, researchers, government officer and so on. Moreover, we aim at using this knowledge effectively in order to solve current problems about management of global critical infrastructure.
First, Prof. Okada, Prof. Fwa, Dr. Kroeger and Prof. Taniguchi gave keynote lectures and we shared our own perspective and knowledge about the problem related to management of global critical infrastructure. After that, each presenter made presentations and question-session. Topics raged from managing of utilities such as electricity and gas to Maracca or other straits which are important in the current global trading system. Also in lunch time, we discussed each other and shared our own ideas. On the second day, we also had lots of presenters and enthusiastic discussion was seen as well.