FORUM8 Asia Online Seminar 2022

FORUM8 will broadcast hybrid online seminars from the Tokyo HQ which are viewable from each of the 6 different FORUM8 offices around the world or from your home/office. We will suggest our latest products and solutions for each field of VR/CG, UC-1/FEM, IM&VR. What's more, we will invite experts to give special lectures in related fields. Attendees can also experience the Safe Driving Simulator and look around the virtual showroom.
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Time: 14:00-17:30 (Local time)
Language: Local language (Presentations in Japanese will be interpreted on the day of the seminar)
Fee: Free
< Date / Location >
Date City
March 18th, 2022 Hanoi / Online
March 24th, 2022 Seoul / Online
March 30th, 2022 Shanghai / Online
Aptil 6th, 2022 Sydney / Online
April 13th, 2022 Qingdao / Online
April 20th, 2022 Taipei / Online
< Seminar overview / Schedule >
14:00-14:20 Greeting
14:20-15:20 Special lecture (Check details below)
15:20-16:00 UC-1/FEM seminar
  • Engineer's Studio®, FEMLEEG, Geo Engineer's Studio latest features
  • DF2021 IM&VR, i-Construction special session, VDWC introduction to the winning entries
  • FEM Analysis Support, latest case examples from technical support, National Resilience NaRDA winners’ introduction
  • 3DVR flooding hazard map services, other disaster countermeasures’ solutions
  • UC-1 series latest updates, small-scale river flooding analysis etc.
  • UC-1 Cloud automatic design series(BOX, retaining wall, foundation pit)
16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-16:50 VR/CG and Shade3D seminar
  • Various applications of open data sources and their usage for building a digital twin
    -Applications and Proposals for Smart City and Digital City-
  • Latest examples in VR Simulation, 3DVR contest winners’ entries
  • Case examples from regional areas and cities, research projects in VR usage
  • Latest news of UC-win/Road, IFC applications/4D simulation, VISSIM linkage, and respective future outlook
16:50-17:25 BIM and Cloud Applications seminar
  • Autonomous driving, MaaS, embedded fields applications/Suite Chidori Engine usages
  • F8VPS (FORUM8 Virtual Platform) applications
  • Cloud application sales support tool, accounting management solutions (Suite ERP)
  • BIM/CIM corresponding to 3D Parametric tools, infrastructure digital databases
  • 3DCG software Shade3D latest updates, BIM/CIM check option, future outlook
17:25-17:30 Q&A session, Announcement of FORUM8 Design Festival and seminars
* Please note that the above information is subject to change without notice.

March 18th Hanoi Special Lecture
Lecturer: Mr. Huynh Xuan Tin (Department of Informatics in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Transport and Communications, Lecturer)
He is a lecturer in the Department of Informatics in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Transport and Communications; and the President of broBIM V7 Engineering and Technology Ltd. He has published a number of research papers on BIM and has extensive experience as a BIM manager for actual work such as the development of residential urban areas including bridges, roads and infrastructure.
"Latest information on BIM utilization in Vietnam construction industry"

In this lecture, he will explain the outline of BIM, its benefits and issues, and the solutions via BIM implementation in general construction including transportation in Vietnam.
March 24th Seoul Special Lecture
Lecturer: Ph.D Kim, Joong Hyo (Doctor of Transportation Engineering, Road Traffic Authority)
PhD in Transportation Engineering, conducting national R&D projects related to autonomous driving as a senior researcher, and participating in major research that establishes methods for evaluating the driving ability of autonomous vehicles and obtaining licenses.

"Evaluation Method of Autonomous Vehicle Driving Ability Based on Virtual Reality"

In order to secure the safety of autonomous vehicle driving, it is necessary to evaluate autonomous vehicle driving technologies in various situations based on the road and traffic environment in which the autonomous vehicle will actually drive. Therefore, we used UC-win/Road based on general driver's license test questions to present a virtual reality-based autonomous vehicles driving ability evaluation tool among various driving ability test method. Based on this, it was intended to test driving ability for unexpected situations in complex and diverse driving environments, and to confirm its practical applicability as an optimal tool for autonomous vehicle ability test and evaluation.
March 30th Shanghai Special Lecture
Lecturer: Sky Lo Tian Tian (Harbin Institute of Technology(Shenzhen)School of Architecture Assistant Professor)
Prof. Lo received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph. D. from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and joined the School of Architecture of Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen) in 2018. His main areas of expertise are parametric digital architecture, urban planning, high-density residential design, and gamified interactive design.
"Case Studies on the Use of VR in BIM projects and Future Proposals"

This lecture will introduce a bottom-up participatory architectural design concept, using VR, BIM and other high-tech and digital tools, combined with digital sandbox interaction, remote virtual collaborative design and other forms to achieve human expression in design.
April 6th Sydney Special Lecture
Lecturer: Prof. Luke Downey (School of Health Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology)
Professor Luke Downey leads the Drugs and Driving Research Unit at Swinburne, managing a team of research assistants, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Alongside his research in human psychopharmacology, Dr Downey also examines how individual differences in emotional intelligence contribute to human behaviour. Professor Downey received his PhD in Psychology in 2010 from Swinburne University and subsequently undertook postdoctoral work at Swansea University, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School in 2015.

"The effects of medical cannabis consumption upon simulated driving"

Professor Luke Downey’s past research has focused on the effects of alcohol and other drugs including stimulants and benzodiazepines upon behaviour including driving. In this lecture, he will introduce his research on the effect of medicinal cannabis consumption upon simulated driving using a Driving Simulator.
April 13th Qingdao Special Lecture
Lecturer: Lin Qing Feng (Associate Professor, School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
He received his undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees from Jilin University, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University, and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of Michigan. His main research areas are intelligent vehicle human-computer interaction, driving behavior modeling, driver assistance system development, and traffic safety analysis. He edited and published three monographs/textbooks including "Driving Simulation Experiment Course (UC-win/Road)".
"UC-win/Road related applications in the field of human-computer interaction for autonomous driving"

In this talk, we will introduce (1) the analysis of high crash risk driver takeover behavior in L3 autonomous driving, (2) the design of L3 autonomous driving takeover warning system based on safe path guidance, and (3) the application of walking simulator in the interaction between autonomous vehicles and pedestrians.
April 20th Taipei Special Lecture
Lecturer: Prof. Tsai Bor-Wen (Department of Geography, National Taiwan University)

A professor of the Department of Geography, a collaborative researcher of the GIS Research Center. In the past, he was a visiting researcher in the Department of Spatial Data Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, and a chairman of the geological information society in Taiwan.

"From 3D GIS to Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Sustainable Development Environments"

Since 2019, the Taiwan government has promoted the construction of 3D national land infrastructure maps and 3D high-precision maps in order to correspond to diversified applications of smart life such as smart cities, disaster prevention, disaster relief operation, and autonomous driving. This lecture will introduce how to use today's cutting-edge 3D GIS and Digital Twin information technology to create a sustainable development environment.
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