2018 Forum programme

Dr. Hironao Kawashima
Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center
Keio University


Hironao Kawashima  was born in Tokyo, Japan, and received theB. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Administration Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. From 1972 to 2010, he has been with the Department of Administration Engineering Keio University. He was the Director of Co-Mobility Society Research Center from 2007 to March of 2010. Now he is the Emeritus Professor of Keio University, and the Special Advisor of Mobility Culture Research Center. Dr. Kawashima has been involved in various projects on ITS in order to develop vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems to improve safety and comfort of urban road transport. In parallelto domestic activities, he was also involved in the standardization of ITS in ISO/TC204 as the head of Japanese delegation from 1992 to 2010. 

His current official positions are:

Chairman of Management Committee, TS Info-Communications Forum, ARIB
Member of working group on Connected Car, TTC
Expert of WG18 (Cooperative ITS), ISO/TC204(ITS)
Associate Editor, IET Intelligent Transport Systems
Advisor, Japan Road Association