Tsuruoka National College of Technology graduates’ research results published in “IEICE Trans. Fundamentals”

National Institute of Technology, Independent Administrative Institution Tsuruoka National College of Technology graduates’ research results published in “IEICE Trans. Fundamentals”
– Expected to promote local tourism through effective use of waiting time –
National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College (Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Principal: Masayuki Mori, hereinafter referred to as “Tsuruoka College”) Daiki Saito, a graduate of the advanced course (March 2022), and Associate Professor Tae Yeon Kim’s paper “Tourism Application Considering Waiting Time” was published in the
international academic journal “IEICE Trans. Fundamentals” published by the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
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Figure 1 Overview of tourism application (planning function → navigation function)
“Tourism Application Considering Waiting Time”
Daiki Saitou, Jeyeon Kim, Tetsuya Manabe
[URL] https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/transfun/advpub/0/advpub_2022EAP1027/_article feature
This research proposes a sightseeing application with planning and navigation functions that can effectively utilize waiting time. Research background
In recent years, the percentage of individual trips in the tourism field has increased, and there is a strong tendency to emphasize individual preferences. Therefore, applications for creating sightseeing plans reflecting individual preferences and navigation for sightseeing have been proposed. However, many of these have
insufficient assumptions about local tourism, and the waiting time that occurs due to the small number of public transportation services has not been sufficiently considered.
【Overview】
・The planning function is a function to create a sightseeing plan, and by considering the timetable information of public transportation, you can create a sightseeing plan that allows you to visit many
sightseeing spots with a short waiting time.
・The navigation function provides route guidance based on the sightseeing plan created by the planning function, and effectively utilizes the waiting time by presenting sightseeing spots that can be visited during the waiting time.
・As a result of conducting a sightseeing experiment using the built sightseeing application, it was confirmed that the sightseeing experience was improved by making effective use of the waiting time. ・From the above results, the effectiveness of this tourism application is shown, and regional revitalization is expected by promoting local tourism.
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Fig. 2 Example of presentation of sightseeing spots that can be visited during waiting time
[Activities of technical college students]
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This research was conducted mainly by Mr. Daiki Saito, who graduated from Tsuruoka National College of Technology (March 2022). Mr. Saito has been actively involved in meteorological observation equipment contests, lectures in his laboratory, and so on. Even as a first-year student in the advanced course, he demonstrated his positivity and persistence in his research, presenting his research results at the ITS Study Group [see Glossary 1.]. Currently enrolled in the master’s program at the University of Tsukuba, further development of research is expected.
Saito’s comment:
Through my research activities, I had the valuable experience of actually using the developed application and receiving feedback. We will continue to make improvements based on the valuable opinions we received from the subjects, and we would like to make efforts to release this application as a web application and smartphone application.
[Glossary]
1. ITS Study Group
The ITS Study Group is the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Advanced Transportation Systems Study Group. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use state-of-the-art information and communications technology to integrate people, roads, and vehicles into a system that alleviates traffic congestion, improves
transportation efficiency, and improves safety. , is an integrated system of information communication network and transportation network for environmental conservation.
For details, please refer to the website below.
https://www.ieice.org/ess/its/?page_id=1188&lang=en
About Tsuruoka National College of Technology
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[School Overview]
School name: National Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College
Location: 104 Sawada, Ioka, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture Representative: Principal Masayuki Mori
Established: Showa 38 (1963)
URL: https://www.tsuruoka-nct.ac.jp/
Business: Education and research
[Inquiries regarding this research]
Tsuruoka National College of Technology Creative Engineering Department Information Course Associate Professor Kim Jae-yeon TEL 0235-25-9038 (reception hours 8:30-17:00)
e-mail jykim@tsuruoka-nct.ac.jp
[Contact for press inquiries regarding this release]
Tsuruoka National College of Technology, General Affairs Division, General Affairs Section, Ryo Miyano
TEL 0235-25-9034
e-mail s-soumu@tsuruoka-nct.ac.jp
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~In 2022, the technical college system will celebrate its 60th anniversary~ https://www.kosen-k.go.jp/Portals/0/60th/
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