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Chen H.-K.,National Central University | Chou H.-W.,National Central University | Hsueh C.-F.,Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology | Ho T.-Y.,Taipei City Government
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering | Year: 2011

The problem addressed in this paper-the linehaul-feeder vehicle routing problem with virtual depots (LFVRP-VD)-can be regarded as an extension of the vehicle routing problem. During delivery operation, one large vehicle departs from the physical depot (PD) and services all virtual depots (VDs). A set of small vehicles delivers to customers and, if necessary, reloads either from the PD or from the large vehicle at a VD before continuing work. The objective of the operation is to minimize the total travel and waiting costs for all vehicles. Two heuristics that embed the cost-sharing method and the threshold method are proposed for initial solution construction. Seventeen test problems are extensively examined. The results show that the cost-sharing method outperforms the threshold method in terms of several selected performance measures. In addition, the more candidates available a VD can choose, the better the obtained objective value. © 2011 IEEE.


TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Convocation Ceremony, the last of the International Signature Events to take place as part of World Design Capital (WDC) Taipei 2016, was held this evening. During the ceremony, Taipei officially handed over the designation of World Design Capital to its successor, in preparation for WDC Mexico City 2018. Overseeing the ceremony, the Mayor of Taipei City, Ko Wen-Je, was joined by the Secretary General of Icsid, Dilki de Silva, and Yung-Feng Chung, the recently appointed Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Taipei City Government. Talking in a pre-recorded video, the Director General of WDC Mexico City 2018, Emilio Cabrero, shared his thoughts on the upcoming program. Opening tonight's event, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-Je spoke of the ways in which the WDC program has worked over the past four years to change the lives of Taipei's citizens. He stressed that although the Convocation Ceremony represented a celebration of past achievements, "Today is not an end; we'll continue our work in the future." Future development, he announced, could be cultivated in three directions: the establishment of better cross-departmental relationships; the identification by the government of where the energy in the community lies and a willingness to support the resulting grassroots initiatives; and a readiness to listen to citizens to better understand when and where change in the city is necessary. Secretary General de Silva, who was representing Icsid, the organization who established and manages the WDC designation, followed Mayor Ko on stage tonight. "We are all gathered here to celebrate a great accomplishment and to plan the future for Taipei," she said. "The design community, together with the city and the local planning committee, have done a wonderful job, and we know that the Taiwan Design Center, a long time member of Icsid, has worked very hard to gather the design community together and create a program that benefits the citizens of Taipei." The ceremony represented an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and challenges of WDC Taipei 2016. In a forum entitled "Design X Life: Urban Actions", key figures involved in the WDC Taipei 2016 initiatives - such as Re-create Taipei, Play Bubble, and the Small Shop Signboard Manufacturer - came together to discuss the insights they have gained from a year of targeted design interventions and their future aspirations for the WDC Taipei 2016 legacy. Indeed, in his closing speech, Commissioner Chung talked about the importance of adopting what he termed an approach of "mutual subjectivity." He named cross-departmental collaboration within the city government and cultivating an attitude of clear dialogue with city councillors as key factors in ensuring design is incorporated into city development in the future. "First of all," he said, "design is not just about decorating the city. I think it's about having our citizens and designers work together to utilize design as a platform and to introduce design into our administration." Among the speakers who took to the stage was Agua Chou, founder of Agua Design, who led Re-Create Taipei in collaboration with Spanish artist collective Basurama. The key outcome of the project, which was part of the WDC Taipei 2016 International Open Call program, was the creation of two playgrounds, each made from up-cycled trash and located in two different underused urban areas in Taipei City. Chou was joined by Li Yu Fu of the Cheng-An Neighborhood Community Development Association. Yan-De Wu, founder of Do You A Flavor, a social enterprise based in Taipei that aids homeless and impoverished people, also spoke about the Play Bubble initiative. For this project, famed Taiwanese designer Aaron Nieh was invited to design bubblegum packaging in order to give street sellers a high quality product to sell and stimulate fun interactions between street sellers and pedestrians. Wu was joined by Xiao Ming, one of the street sellers who benefited from this initiative. Mark Yeh, one of the co-founders of the non-profit organization Agoood, spoke about his work with people with learning difficulties. As part of WDC Taipei 2016's Design Station project, the team turned designs created by people with learning difficulties in art classes into a wall mural at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall MRT Station. In order to engage the public and inject some fun into the often mundane daily commute, viewers of the mural were encouraged to find the "Fish Man" hidden in the imagery. Xiang-Jin Huang, the Chairman of the Dazhi Market Stall-Holder Committee, shared his insights into how the Small Shop Signboard Manufacturer project, which was managed in tandem by Archicake Design and City Yeast, has improved commerce in the Dazhi Market and how the project could be developed in future. In 2016, Xiang-Jin Huang welcomed three professional designers into the traditional market, and encouraged nine stallholders to participate in the program. Lastly, Jin-Fu Guo and Wei-Han Chen, two of the volunteers from the WDC 2016 Design Volunteer Program, who assisted in organizing and running many of the WDC programs and events, discussed the insights they have gained through their participation and their hopes for the future transformation of Taipei through design. Located in Warehouse One of the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, the ceremony took place from 7.30PM to 9.30PM on the evening of Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Images and biographies of speakers and special guests can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ifd1znma1zq2r17/AACVm0mOIbBdFKkgzspOYR1Fa?dl=0. "Adaptive City -- Design in Motion" was Taipei City's core concept in its 2015 application to host World Design Capital 2016. How can we apply innovative "design thinking" practices to overcome the constraints that limited resources place on our city's development, pursue continual change in our urban governance, create happiness in the lives of our citizens--providing them with a better quality of life in a more livable, forward-looking city? These are the goals for Taipei City. 2016 marks the beginning of an evolution for Taipei, where we will take advantage of the potential in change by "Engaging Communities," "Connecting Information," and "Revitalizing the City." For more information on WDC Taipei 2016, visit the official website http://wdc2016.taipei/en/, or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/taipeidesign/. World Design Capital® (WDC) is designated by Icsid every two years to recognize a city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from. Past cities to hold the WDC title include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010, Helsinki (Finland) in 2012, and Cape Town (South Africa) 2014. Taipei (Taiwan) is this year's WDC, and Mexico City has just been named WDC 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.worlddesigncapital.com.


Taipei celebrates year of design-led achievements and looks forward to continued integration of design thinking into urban living TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Convocation Ceremony, the last of the International Signature Events to take place as part of World Design Capital (WDC) Taipei 2016, was held this evening. During the ceremony, Taipei officially handed over the designation of World Design Capital to its successor, in preparation for WDC Mexico City 2018. Overseeing the ceremony, the Mayor of Taipei City, Ko Wen-Je, was joined by the Secretary General of Icsid, Dilki de Silva, and Yung-Feng Chung, the recently appointed Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Taipei City Government. Talking in a pre-recorded video, the Director General of WDC Mexico City 2018, Emilio Cabrero, shared his thoughts on the upcoming program. Opening tonight's event, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-Je spoke of the ways in which the WDC program has worked over the past four years to change the lives of Taipei's citizens. He stressed that although the Convocation Ceremony represented a celebration of past achievements, "Today is not an end; we'll continue our work in the future." Future development, he announced, could be cultivated in three directions: the establishment of better cross-departmental relationships; the identification by the government of where the energy in the community lies and a willingness to support the resulting grassroots initiatives; and a readiness to listen to citizens to better understand when and where change in the city is necessary. Secretary General de Silva, who was representing Icsid, the organization who established and manages the WDC designation, followed Mayor Ko on stage tonight. "We are all gathered here to celebrate a great accomplishment and to plan the future for Taipei," she said. "The design community, together with the city and the local planning committee, have done a wonderful job, and we know that the Taiwan Design Center, a long time member of Icsid, has worked very hard to gather the design community together and create a program that benefits the citizens of Taipei." The ceremony represented an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and challenges of WDC Taipei 2016. In a forum entitled "Design X Life: Urban Actions", key figures involved in the WDC Taipei 2016 initiatives - such as Re-create Taipei, Play Bubble, and the Small Shop Signboard Manufacturer - came together to discuss the insights they have gained from a year of targeted design interventions and their future aspirations for the WDC Taipei 2016 legacy. Indeed, in his closing speech, Commissioner Chung talked about the importance of adopting what he termed an approach of "mutual subjectivity." He named cross-departmental collaboration within the city government and cultivating an attitude of clear dialogue with city councillors as key factors in ensuring design is incorporated into city development in the future. "First of all," he said, "design is not just about decorating the city. I think it's about having our citizens and designers work together to utilize design as a platform and to introduce design into our administration." Among the speakers who took to the stage was Agua Chou, founder of Agua Design, who led Re-Create Taipei in collaboration with Spanish artist collective Basurama. The key outcome of the project, which was part of the WDC Taipei 2016 International Open Call program, was the creation of two playgrounds, each made from up-cycled trash and located in two different underused urban areas in Taipei City. Chou was joined by Li Yu Fu of the Cheng-An Neighborhood Community Development Association. Yan-De Wu, founder of Do You A Flavor, a social enterprise based in Taipei that aids homeless and impoverished people, also spoke about the Play Bubble initiative. For this project, famed Taiwanese designer Aaron Nieh was invited to design bubblegum packaging in order to give street sellers a high quality product to sell and stimulate fun interactions between street sellers and pedestrians. Wu was joined by Xiao Ming, one of the street sellers who benefited from this initiative. Mark Yeh, one of the co-founders of the non-profit organization Agoood, spoke about his work with people with learning difficulties. As part of WDC Taipei 2016's Design Station project, the team turned designs created by people with learning difficulties in art classes into a wall mural at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall MRT Station. In order to engage the public and inject some fun into the often mundane daily commute, viewers of the mural were encouraged to find the "Fish Man" hidden in the imagery. Xiang-Jin Huang, the Chairman of the Dazhi Market Stall-Holder Committee, shared his insights into how the Small Shop Signboard Manufacturer project, which was managed in tandem by Archicake Design and City Yeast, has improved commerce in the Dazhi Market and how the project could be developed in future. In 2016, Xiang-Jin Huang welcomed three professional designers into the traditional market, and encouraged nine stallholders to participate in the program. Lastly, Jin-Fu Guo and Wei-Han Chen, two of the volunteers from the WDC 2016 Design Volunteer Program, who assisted in organizing and running many of the WDC programs and events, discussed the insights they have gained through their participation and their hopes for the future transformation of Taipei through design. Located in Warehouse One of the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, the ceremony took place from 7.30PM to 9.30PM on the evening of Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Images and biographies of speakers and special guests can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ifd1znma1zq2r17/AACVm0mOIbBdFKkgzspOYR1Fa?dl=0. "Adaptive City -- Design in Motion" was Taipei City's core concept in its 2015 application to host World Design Capital 2016. How can we apply innovative "design thinking" practices to overcome the constraints that limited resources place on our city's development, pursue continual change in our urban governance, create happiness in the lives of our citizens--providing them with a better quality of life in a more livable, forward-looking city? These are the goals for Taipei City. 2016 marks the beginning of an evolution for Taipei, where we will take advantage of the potential in change by "Engaging Communities," "Connecting Information," and "Revitalizing the City." For more information on WDC Taipei 2016, visit the official website http://wdc2016.taipei/en/, or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/taipeidesign/. World Design Capital® (WDC) is designated by Icsid every two years to recognize a city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from. Past cities to hold the WDC title include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010, Helsinki (Finland) in 2012, and Cape Town (South Africa) 2014. Taipei (Taiwan) is this year's WDC, and Mexico City has just been named WDC 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.worlddesigncapital.com.


Liu X.,National Taiwan University | Liu X.,Fudan University | Chen G.-R.,National Taiwan University | Lee D.-J.,National Taiwan University | And 5 more authors.
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2014

Radiocesium (Cs) removal from waters becomes an emerging issue after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, during which a total of approximately 3.3×1016Bq Cs was released to contaminate the environment. This mini-review provided a summary on literature works to develop efficient adsorbent for removing Cs from waters. Adsorbent made of raw and modified minerals, composites particles, and biosorbents that are highly specific to Cs in the presence of other alkali and alkali earth metals were summarized. Development of Prussian blue (PB) nanoparticles on Cs removal and its potential use in drinking waterworks was discussed. This review is a unique report for adsorption removal of Cs from contaminated waters. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Lin W.-S.,National Taiwan University | Sheu J.-W.,Taipei City Government
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit | Year: 2010

Issues regarding capacity and service quality of metro lines have been receiving attention in worldwide transportation circles recently. Because investment in metro infrastructure is costly, increasing capacity utilization of existing systems while maintaining service quality, particularly in environments where disturbance occurs frequently, is a challenge. For highly homogeneous railway systems such as metro lines, the robustness of the train regulation system against disturbances is an important factor affecting capacity utilization and service quality. Train regulation in metro lines is essentially a highly non-linear, stochastic, and constrained optimization problem. This article proposes an automatic train regulation (ATR) design using dual heuristic dynamic programming (DHP). The ATR system makes easier the handling of the non-linear and stochastic characteristics of metro line with infrastructure constraint; and near-optimal regulation can be obtained more rapidly and accurately. The verification of the DHP-based ATR referring to practical operation data of Taipei metro is presented, and a comparison with a design using linear quadratic regulator is also provided, especially regarding robustness against disturbance.


Sheu J.-W.,Taipei City Government | Sheu J.-W.,National Chin - Yi University of Technology | Lin W.-S.,National Taiwan University
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology | Year: 2012

Issues regarding environment sustainability and energy saving have been receiving much attention in the worldwide railway society. Saving energy via train regulation is cost effective and has become an issue to be considered in railway operations. Automatic train regulation (ATR) plays an important role in maintaining metro service quality; however, designing ATR is an optimal control problem with large scale, high nonlinearity, heavy constraints, and stochastic characteristics. Considering issues regarding energy saving in the ATR design would further complicate the optimization problem. In this paper, traffic environment associated with energy consumption resulting from traffic regulation is investigated, and a model for describing the environment is developed; thereby, a dual heuristic programming (DHP) method for designing ATR with energy saving via coasting and station dwell control is proposed. The evaluation of the ATR design is conducted with field data. The evaluation shows that better traffic regulation with higher energy efficiency is attainable with the ATR design. © 2012 IEEE.


Lu I.-F.,Taipei City Government | Guo S.-J.,National Taiwan University | Pan Y.-J.,Insurance Section of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
Leadership and Management in Engineering | Year: 2011

The main purpose of the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) project is connecting the major cities of Taiwan, Taipei in the north and Kaohsiung in the south. With the total construction investment amounting to approximately US$15 billion, this project is the world's largest build/operate/transfer (BOT) construction project (in dollar terms) and is also Taiwan's first BOT infrastructure project. The construction of the THSR commenced in March 2000 and operations began in January 2007. The experience and lessons gained in the THSR project are useful for countries and regions lacking such expertise and still in need of such infrastructure. This paper discusses key aspects of the THSR project, including procurement strategy, the tender process, construction project management, and the Owner Controlled Insurance Program. © 2011 ASCE.


PubMed | Taipei City Government, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University and Chuan Yuan Christian University
Type: | Journal: Bioresource technology | Year: 2016

Cesium (Cs) removal from contaminated water bodies is an emerging issue after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The Prussian blue (PB) is an effective Cs adsorbent but will release hexacyanoferrate fragments from the adsorbent matrix during adsorption. Alginate is an affordable biopolymer for PB particles immobilization. This study synthesized poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and alginate cross-linked matrix for immobilization of PB nano-sized particles and a surface-modified styrene-ethyl styrene divinyl benzene resin and tested their swelling stability and Cs adsorption performance in fresh water and in seawater. The PVA-alginate granules have high structural stability in both fresh water and seawater, with the Cs adsorption capability higher for the former than the latter. The adopted resin effectively remove released PB fragments from the tested granules. The transport and reaction parameters for the granules and for the sand filter bed were estimated.


Hong S.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Huang S.-J.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Chang C.-S.,Taipei City Government
Proceedings - 2012 8th International Conference on Computing and Networking Technology (INC, ICCIS and ICMIC), ICCNT 2012 | Year: 2012

Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) service has been the focus of smartphone industry and market. It is widely used in social networking and social media services. For enhancing communication efficiency and collaboration performance of government organizations, MIM software was implemented on cloud computing server cluster and popular smartphone platforms. It provides both Person-to-Person (P2P) and Application-to-Person (A2P) services with support of versatile multimedia message contents. Departments of local government benefit from MIM system deployment for its media richness and system integrability. © 2012 AICIT.


Liao P.C.,Taipei City Government | Chan A.L.-C.,National Chengchi University | Seng J.-L.,National Chengchi University
Industrial Management and Data Systems | Year: 2013

Purpose - This study aims to investigate the association between the intellectual capital disclosure level and the mandatory adoption of international financial reporting standards (IFRS). This paper reports an empirical evidence for the impact of the mandatory adoption of IFRS on the disclosure level of intellectual capital, intangible and knowledge assets. Intellectual capital is categorized into process focus, customer focus, human focus, research and development focus. The linkages between intellectual capital and IFRS adoption are investigated in companies of high technology sector in the UK. A novel approach to measure the effect of the IFRS adoption on intellectual capital disclosure level is presented. Design/methodology/approach - The proposed measure was adopted from the information retrieval algorithm and intellectual capital framework. The empirical model was expanded from the econometric model. The primary data for investigating the interrelationships between intellectual capital and IFRS adopting were hand collected from London Stock Exchange and listed firms' web sites. A comprehensive intellectual capital, intangible assets, and knowledge assets' dictionary were built based on related literature. Findings - This study reports that the overall accuracy of information retrieval application is up to 78.2 percent. The disclosures of intellectual capital items are closely associated with the IFRS adoption. The results suggest that in older or larger companies, the intellectual capital disclosures increase in the post-adoption period. Overall, the results confirm that companies in the high-tech industry are associated with a higher disclosure level following the mandatory adoption of IFRS. Originality/value - The adaption of information retrieval technique and intellectual capital framework enhances the understanding of the usefulness and readability of annual reports in the post-adoption period of IFRS in high-tech industry. This study corroborates and complements those of extant research and sheds light on the effect of IFRS adoption on voluntary disclosures. These findings will enable top management around the world to realize the impact of the IFRS adoption on intellectual capital elements so that long-term strategic knowledge assets management may be emphasized for sustainable competitive edge. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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