Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I
Professor Tatsunori Haraguchi
from Nagoya University, Japan

Title of The Talk:
“Green Mobility for Smart Future”.

Prof. Tetsunori Haraguchi is the vice director of Green Mobility Research Institute of Nagoya University, Japan. He had learned mechanical engineering in Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. For his area of expertise, he had worked as a General Manager of Advanced Mobility Planning Division at Toyota Motor Corporation until 2011. He was also well known in Japanese automotive companies as the designated test driver and a senior engineer of Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics Domain. In 1996, his work received an outstanding paper award on “Analysis of the Braking Performance of Straight-Running Vehicles on Uneven Roads” at FISITA (International Society of Automotive Engineers).

Keynote Speaker II
Professor Dr. Teruno Higashino
from Osaka University, Japan

Title of The Talk:
“Social CPS Research for Smart and Connected Communities”.

Teruo Higashino is Professor of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Japan. He has been leading Mobile Computing Laboratory since 2002. He is studying about algorithms, software and design methodologies concerning with mobile/ubiquitous computing, crowd sensing, ITS, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), ICT for disaster mitigation and green innovation, and so on. He is Steering Committee Members of IEEE ICNP, IEEE P2P and ATVA conferences. He served on Program (General) Chairs of well-known international conferences such as ICNP2010, P2P 2011, SSS 2013, ICDCS2016 and so on. He was Senior Program Officer, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2013 to 2016. He serves on Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing (TMC). Currently, he is Vice-President of IPSJ and Council Member of Science Council of Japan (SCJ). He is IEEE Senior member, and Fellow of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).

Recently, sensing technology and IoT (Internet of Things) have much attention for designing and developing affluent and smart social systems. Here, we focus on geospatial sensing data welled out continuously everywhere and consider how we can treat such huge sensing data. We introduce the notion of “Edge Computing” and discuss how we can apply this notion for designing scalable social systems. We also introduce our recent IoT based social cyber physical system (CPS) research for disaster mitigation and energy reduction of commercial complex. We apply heterogeneous crowd sensing techniques to generate a realistic human mobility in urban areas. The techniques are used to reproduce passages, add normal and emergency pedestrian flows and check efficiency of evacuation plans on 3D map so that local governments can make efficient evacuation plans. The mobility generation techniques have been also applied for efficient snow removal in heavy snowfall areas such as Sapporo City. For energy reduction of commercial complex, we install multiple motion sensors at walls and ceilings in commercial buildings so that we can estimate crowd densities and their flows in a target building. Based on the positions of air conditioners in the building, their temperatures and estimated crowd densities, we calculate how surrounding temperatures vary using fluid simulation, and indicate in real-time which air conditioners should increase/decrease their cooling/heating capacities so that the comfort indexes of crowd in the target areas are maximized. Finally, we discuss about the dependability of such IoT based social cyber physical system (CPS).