Keynote and Invited Talks

Prof. Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University, Japan
Keynote: Challenges in IoT Data, Platform and Security — Towards the Convergence of IoT and Connected Cars

Hideyuki Tokuda is the Director of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Laboratory and Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan. He obtained his B.S. (1975), M.S. (1977) from Keio University and Ph.D. (Computer Science) (1983) from University of Waterloo, Canada, respectively.

After he completed Ph.D., he joined School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University and worked on distributed real-time operating systems such as Real-Time Mach, the ARTS Kernel.In 1990, he came back to Keio University. His research and teaching interests include ubiquitous computing systems, decentralized autonomous systems, embedded systems, sensor networks, and smart spaces. He has created many ubiquitous computing platforms such as Smart Space Lab., Smart Furniture, uPhoto, uTexture and uPlatea. Because of his research contribution, he was awarded Motorola Foundation Award (89), IBM Faculty Award (02), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (04) and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Award (05) in Japan.

He is a member of Science Council of Japan, a vice president of IPSJ(Information Processing Society of Japan), IPSJ Fellow, JSSST (Japan Society for Software Science and Technology) Fellow, and a member of ACM, IEEE IEICE and JSSST. Over recent years, he organized many international conferences and workshops in ubiquitous and pervasive computing community. He was a general chair of UbiComp2005, general co-chair of Pervasive2009 and INSS2009, and a general chair of IEEE RTCSA2011. He is a founding chair of IPSJ SIG on Ubiquitous Computing Systems and a founder of International conference on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, IPSJ.

Dr. Yuji Inoue, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Japan
Invited Talk: Vehicle as a new social infrastructure

Yuji Inoue received the B.E., M.E. and Ph. D degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1971, 1973 and 1986, respectively, and was made an Honorary Professor of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in 1999.

He joined NTT Laboratories in 1973 and served there for 34 years. While he was in NTT, he was active in ITU-T standardization on ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and TNA (Transport Network Architecture) during 1982 - 1992. After new business development in NTT Data, he was a board member of NTT in 5 years as CTO and the head of NTT group's R&D with 6000 researchers and engineers.

He moved to The Telecommunication Technology Committee, TTC in 2007 as the President and CEO, then to Toyota Info technology Center Co. Ltd, as the Chairman of the Board. He is a fellow of IEICE and IEEE and is currently President Elect of IEICE. He wrote and edited many technical books.

Prof. Kenya Sato, Doshisha University, Japan
Invited Talk: V2X Communication Technology: Current and Future Trends

Kenya Sato is a professor of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, where he has been since 2004. He also currently leads the Mobility Research Center of the university, and serves as a designated professor of Nagoya University. He received the BE and ME degree from Osaka University, and also received the Ph.D. degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. During 1991-1994 Dr. Sato was a visiting researcher at Computer Science Department, Stanford University, and he was a chief technologies of Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration in Michigan, U.S. in 2001-2003. His research interests include network architecture, distributed systems, and ITS. Professor Sato is a member of Japan Delegation to ISO ITS technical committee, and a member of Advance Safety Vehicle study committee in Japan.