Keynote Speaker I


 Prof. Yoshifumi Manabe 

Kogakuin University, Japan

Title: Fair Allocation of Divisible Goods 

Abstract: Fair allocation problem is one of essential problems in our daily life. It can be used in cutting a cake, determining the borders in an international dispute, and so on. This talk discusses the case of  divisible goods. The envy-freeness is considered to be the most important criteria to be satisfied. Many envy-free cake-cutting protocols have been considered. However, envy-freeness does not imply true fairness. The talk discusses the problem and shows how true fairness can be achieved.

Bio: Yoshifumi Manabe was born in Osaka, Japan in 1960. He received B. E. and M. E. degrees in information engineering from Osaka University, Japan in 1983 and 1985. He received Ph. D. degree from Osaka University in 1993. He worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation(NTT) from 1985 to 2013. He was a group leader of NTT Communication science Laboratories during 2000-2003 and 2007-2011. In 1994-95, he was a visiting researcher of Department of Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University.

He was also a guest associate professor of Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University from 2001 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Professor of Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University.

Since 2016, he is a Professor, Department of Information Systems and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University.His research interests include distributed algorithms, cryptography, and game theory.He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, IPSJ(Information Processing Society of Japan), IEICE(The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers(Japan)), and JSIAM(The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).

Keynote SpeakerⅡ


Prof. Koichi Asatani 

Kogakuin University, Japan

Title: Trends in 5G Networking and Its Issues

Abstract: 5G is being discussed and developed related to almost all areas of information and communications of the future.  The Internet is evolving from human-to-human communications to machine to machine communications, which resulted in Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT will drastically reshape the framework of business, industries, administration, and many other areas of the society.

This talk reviews trends in Global ICT and clarifies that 5G is a kind of goal in many ways in research and development on ICT.  It describes the expected 5G images and discusses the issues in realization and in deployment as an infrastructure.

Bio: Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor.  He is currently Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He is also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014. 

He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at IEEE ICCs and IEEE Globecoms.  He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004.  He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks.  He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He is currently Chair, IEEE Com Soc GIMS committee. He has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.

He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored nineteen books, and gave more than 120 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom. 

His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G Networking and their QoS aspects.

Keynote Speaker Ⅲ


Prof.  Dr. Rizalman Mamat 

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, MALAYSIA

Title: Renewable Energy Potential in Southeast Asia 

Bio: Rizalman Mamat began his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He pursued his Master of Engineering (Mechanical) and graduated in 2002. He continued his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering specializes in renewable energy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom from 2006 to 2009.

Currently, he worked as Professor & the Dean at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He served in the UMP as an academician since 2003, after a year working at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 2002 to 2003.

Rizalman is currently a Visiting Professor to several universities including 1) Karlsruhe University of Applied Science, GERMANY,   2) Ningxia University, CHINA,  3) PSN College, INDIA, 4) Universitas Abulyatama, Indonesia  5) Institute Teknologi Nasional Malang,  Indonesia.

In short, he has taught over 30 courses ranked from master's degree, bachelor and diploma program. To this day he has led 16 research grants as principal researchers and 30 other research grants as members. He also has supervised and graduated 7 PhD students and 6 Masters student. Now, he has 11 active PhD students and 5 Master students. To date, he has published five books with UTM publisher and UMP publisher. He has also published more than 200 international journals and has attended over 20 international conference.

Rizalman has received numerous national and international awards including Scholar Award UMP (fourth consecutive year), service excellence award, Publication Award from UTM, Archimedes Award (Russia).

Keynote Speaker  IV


Prof. Shufan Wu 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Title: The Micro/Nano satellite Technologies and Commerical Space in China 

Bio: Dr Shufan Wu is currently with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, since July 2017, as a chair professor and the director of Smart Satellite Technology Centre (SSTC), focusing mainly on micro/nano satellite technologies and applications. Before joining SJTU, he has worked for the Shanghai Engineering Centre for microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) for 4 years, for the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency (ESA), located in the Netherlands, for 11 years, for Surrey Space Centre/Surrey Satellite TechnologyLtd(SSTL) in UK for 3 years, for the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands for 1 year, and for the Technology University of Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) in Germany for 2 years. He served also as an associate and full professor in the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) for 6 years after his PhD program from NUAA. He is an associate fellow with the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). On Sept 25th 2015, his team has launched 3 Cube Satellites, called STU-2 mission or TW-1 mission, from Jiuquan, China, as the first bunch of Cube Satellites in China, targeting CubeSat technology demonstration and application for Earth observation and marine/air traffic monitoring.

Keynote Speaker  V


Prof. Toyomi FUJITA

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Title: Development of Tracked Mobile Robots with Multiple Legs 

Abstract: Recently, expectations for robots which perform activities in a disaster area or dangerous place for human have been increasing more and more. Such robots should not only move over rough terrain to obtain information but also complete handling tasks by themselves in their working area. Therefore, the robot that has a hybrid mechanism with tracks and multiple legs is useful because it can perform tasks for manipulation if the legs can also be used as robotic arms. Based on this consideration, our research group has been developed quadruped and hexapod tracked mobile robots as the prototypes of this type of robot. This talk will describe an overview of the developed robots and some hybrid task- and movement-related motions using legs and tracks.

Bio: Toyomi Fujita have received his Ph.D. in Robotics from the Tohoku University, Japan, in 1997. From 1997 to 2001 he has been a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Information Systems, the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. He joined, in 2001, the Neurology and Telerobotics Units, in the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He has been with the Department of Electronics and Intelligent Systems, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently a Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tohoku Institute of Technology. His research interests include robotics, robot vision, and human interface.