Keynote Speakers

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Ph. D
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Hokkaido University, Japan
Topic of Speech
Internet of Things – My Hands-on Experience


Internet of Things - IoT  is getting into reality.  Low-cost wireless Internet services and embedded computers make the cost of IoT services lower. IoT service is not a special technology but common tools in usual circumstances. In addition, IoT functions as data gathering platform for big data, and training data for artificial intelligence.

In my laboratory, we have been developing IoT service platform and devices for environmental monitoring, system monitoring, and health care services. In this lecture, I introduce "lessons learned" of IoT  the points to realize practical IoT service from that experience and discuss the current IoT system issues.

Wenbing Zhao, Ph. D

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering, Cleveland State University, USA


Topic of Speech

Reducing Lower-Back Injuries with a Privacy-Aware Compliance Tracking System


Lost productivity from lower back injuries in workplaces costs over $100 billion per year in the United States alone. A significant fraction of such workplace injuries are the result of workers not following best practices. In this talk, Dr. Zhao will present the design, implementation, and evaluation of a novel computer-vision-based system that aims to increase the workers’ compliance to best practices in using proper body mechanics. The system consists of inexpensive programmable depth sensors, smartwatches, and smartphones. The system is designed to track the activities of consented workers using the depth sensors, alert them discreetly on detection of noncompliant activities, and produce cumulative reports on their performance. Essentially, the system provides a valuable set of services for both workers and administrators toward a healthier and, therefore, more productive workplace.

Ajit Khosla, Ph.D

Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University,

4-3-16 Jonan,  Yonezawa City, Yamagata, 992-8510, Japan


Topic of Speech

Challenges in Flexible Ubiquitous Sensors and Systems for Internet of Things (IoT)


Stephen D. Prior, Ph.D

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering,
University of Southampton, UK.

Shoou-Jinn Chang, Ph.D

Chair Professor
Institute of Microelectronics & Department of Electrical Engineering,
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Fellow & Vice President
Taiwanese Institute of Knowledge Innovation (TIKI)

Chun-Yen Chang, Ph.D

Chair Professor
Director of Science Education Center 
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
Fellow, Taiwanese Institute of Knowledge Innovation (TIKI)