From September 12 through 14, 2021, Hiroshima University’s Resilience Research Center hosted two technical sessions online in the 14th EASTS International Conference.
This time around, the EASTS conference was held with HU Vice President and Professor of the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Akimasa Fujiwara, as the chair of the Conference Committee, with an attendance of 711 researchers and practitioners from 28 countries/regions, mainly from Asia.
Paper presentations have been done in two sessions entitled “Transportation and Natural Disasters”, chaired respectively by Professor Fujiwara and Associate Professor Makoto Chikaraishi from the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering. During these sessions, the latest research results from around the world were argued on transportation management in complex with natural and man-made disasters in the “coronavirus era”.
Disaster transportation management is an important research area in terms of prompt rescue of human lives and transport of emergency relief goods, as well as restoring the citizens’ daily life and economic activities as soon as possible. We will continue to make efforts towards the SDGs goals, No. 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) and 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).