Sustainability is one of the most important issues in modern society. Human societies need views to regard their sustainability from global points of view. Recently, we have rich data on socioeconomic-environmental systems due to development of information and communication technology. For example, we have rich data on demography with geographical information, point-to-point data on transportation statistics, socio-economic activities from e-commerce platforms. It is expected that we can understand our societal activities and find rooms of improvement. To do so, we have several challenges. Firstly, we need to enrich data-base on socio-economic-environmental systems. Secondly, we need computational methodologies to infer these measures from a statistical point of view, since these data are always incomplete. Thirdly, we need to consider a method to implement sustainable behavior to solve societal problems based on a concept of evidenced-based policy making. In this workshop, we intend to share visions to promote sustainable tourism in Kyoto based on data analysis and field investigation by both foreigners and Japanese and exchange new ideas based on current state-of-the-arts. We also need to learn some lessons from actual environment from both subjective and objective points of view.
Specifically, we will use a procedure for developing sustainable tourism indicators, which is proposed by UNWTO. We set two goals.
- 1. Mutual understanding of different fields
- 2. Finding opportunities of sustainable tourism for development
To archive these goals, this workshop introduces lectures delivered by invited speakers and a participatory design methodology. Each group, which consists of 6 participants, is expected to propose a project of research and development related to sustainability in a specific field through analytics of socioeconomic-techno-environmental data. Each group will make a presentation of its project proposal developed during the workshop in the third day. Since this workshop is a participatory workshop, we impose the following conditions to participants:
The limit number of participants is 24.
- The participants must fully attend the workshop for three days due to the equality of membership of each group.
- Participants must complete their registration from workshop webpage. (deadline: 29 January, 2018) and obtain acceptance notification from the organizing committee before the workshop.