Session Schedule (Tentative):
August 29 (Tue)
Time Session Track Room
9:30-10:00 Opening K3-3506
10:00-10:40 Keynote Speech KAIT President Dr. Kazumi KOMIYA K3-3506
11:00-12:00 Invited Talk Assoc. Prof. Ratchatin CHANCHAROEN (Chulalongkorn University) K3-3506
13:00-15:20 Information(1) Embodied Intelligence K3-3506
Environment & Energy(1) Environment & Energy K1-1201
Health & Life Science(1) Future aspects of genome research and its related education K1-202
15:50-17:20 Campus Tour
18:30-20:30 Reception Rembrandt Hotel Atsugi
August 30 (Wed)
Time Session Track Room
9:30-11:50 Information(2) Intelligent Media Processing and its Application K3-3506
Environment & Energy(2) Environment & Vehicle
- Changing toward Electrification and Unchanging Vehicle Dynamics Performance -
Health & Life Science(2) Life Science DX - Informatics and Electronics Meet Life Science - K1-202
13:10-15:10 Special Session International exchange between students utilizing e-Sports K3-3506
15:30-17:30 Student Poster Session K1 2F Loung
August 31 (Thr)
Time Session Track Room
9:15-9:4510:00-10:40 Panell Session New perspectives for AI applications on the Metaverse K3-3506
9:50-10:50 Guest LectureCancelled Research Trends in Large Language Models
Dr. Taku HASEGAWA (NTT Human Informatics Laboratories)
10:50-11:1010:40-11:00 Closing K3-3506
12:00-18:00 Social Tour

Keynote Speech & Invited Talk
Chair: Prof. Toshihiro WAKITA
Keynote speech / 基調講演
President Dr. Kazumi KOMIYA
Invited Talk / 特別講演
Assoc. Prof. Ratchatin CHANCHAROEN (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Information Track
Embodied Intelligence / 知能と身体
Chairs: Assoc. Prof. Ryo SAEGUSA and Prof. Noriyuki KAWARAZAKI
AI-based solutions have been getting common in various fields of human activities, since advanced computing technologies such as generative AI and deep learning techniques appeared. When we turn our attention to creatures’ intelligence, we see that creatures are developing their intelligence through the interaction with environments, and there all creatures are skillfully using their bodies. The entity of the body seems to restrict creature’s action and perception due to the finiteness in time and space. On the other hand, the restriction of the finite body gives the creature good motivations to optimize the link of action and perception that causes development of intelligence. In this technical session, we are going to overview the intelligence from the viewpoint on physical and/or cybernetic interaction with environments, and explore a new paradigm to develop intelligence effective for both human and machines. The discussion in the session will include topics on human communication and education, too.
Assoc. Prof. Peter BEDNÁR, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Title: "Towards the Social Language Models"

Dr. Ján MAGYAR, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Title: "Challenges in On-line Robot Adaptation"

Assoc. Prof. Ryo SAEGUSA, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Title: "Embodied Artificial Intelligence for Human Interaction"

Prof. Kayo OGAWA, Japan Women’s University
Title: "Programming Education System Based on Location Information Using Scanning Rangefinder."

Prof. Noriyuki KAWARAZAKI, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Title: "Anomaly Detection of Vital Signs Using Autoencoder"

* 25min Presentation including Q&A, discussion and device change.
Intelligent Media Processing and its Application / 知的メディア処理とその応用
Chair: Prof. Hiroyuki TSUJI
Recent advances in machine learning have led to dramatic improvements in media recognition and synthesis technologies for natural language, audio/acoustic and image/video media. This advancement in multimedia technology has motivated people in various fields to propose highly intelligent systems that are useful to society, and these systems are now being implemented in practical situations. In this session, we focus on the latest machine learning technologies such as deep neural networks, and discuss mainly research on intelligent media processing and systems using these technologies.
Prof. Kosin CHAMNONGTHAI, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Title: 3D Point-of-Intention Estimation methods Using Multimodal Fusion of Hand Pointing, Eye Gaze, and Depth Sensing for Collaborate Robots

Prof. Phattanapon RHIENMORA, Bangkok University, Thailand
Title: Intelligent Media Processing and Its Applications in Healthcare and Military

Prof. Ken TSUTSUGUCHI, Sojo University, Japan
Title: Sign Language Video Summarization using Keyframe Images

Prof. Tsuyoshi MIYAZAKI, KAIT, Japan
Title: Selective Sound Removal from Mixed Audio using UNet with Spectrogram Images

Prof. Hiroyuki TSUJI, KAIT, Japan
Title: Facial Expression Changes Achieved by Latent Space Manipulation

Environment & Energy Track
Environment & Energy / 環境・エネルギー
Chair: Prof. Takeshi KAWASHIMA
The transition to a sustainable society is an urgent issue. To achieve this, we must make effective use of renewable energy. In other words, "energy creation," "energy storage," and "energy conservation" must be promoted. At present, the main source of "energy creation" is power generation from solar energy. However, in Japan, where there is little flat land, there are only a few places where solar panels can be installed. Solar panels are being installed on slopes, but the relationship with landslides is becoming an issue. Storage batteries are the mainstream for energy storage, but their size, weight and price are hindering their widespread use. In the area of energy conservation, replacement of equipment is being promoted to improve efficiency, but there is the problem of recycling. Thus, the realization of a sustainable society requires not only technological development, but also development from a broad perspective and with the understanding of society. This session will provide an opportunity to exchange information on the latest technologies related to renewable energy.
Prof. Weibo YANG, Yangzhou University, China
Title: Studies on heat transfer and thermo-mechanical behavior of energy piles

Dr. Shiqi KAN, Yangzhou University, China
Title: Second Harmonic Current Reduction in Front-End DC-DC Converter for Two-Stage Single-Phase Photovoltaic Grid-Connected Inverter

Mr. Erkata YANDRI, Darma Persada University, Indonesia
Title: Progress of simple-environmental applied research based on renewable energy and energy efficiency

Prof. Takeshi KAWASHIMA, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, JAPAN
Title: Study on Stable Operation of a Top-heat-type Thermosyphon

Prof. Akinori ZUKERAN, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, JAPAN
Title: The effect of energy saving and collection efficiency in a high electric field type electrostatic precipitator for air borne particle

Environment & Vehicle - Changing toward Electrification and Unchanging vehicle Dynamics Performance - / 環境と自動車 - 電動化への変化と変わらない車両運動性能 -
Chair: Prof. Makoto YAMAKADO
Even automobiles, which realize free movement, have entered an era of great consideration for the environment. (1) The knowledge gained from racing engines that have pushed the efficiency to the limit is valuable for the innovation of internal combustion engines, even among efforts toward carbon neutrality. (2) In the case of an electric vehicle, ground-breaking improvements in maneuverability are expected due to lowering the center of gravity by placing the battery under the floor and reducing the yaw moment of inertia. In fact, such a car has been created, and surprising dynamics evaluation results have been confirmed. (3) On the other hand, there is concern that pitching ride comfort will deteriorate due to increased weight and reduced pitch inertia. There are various issues such as the suspension arrangement for mounting the battery, the rotational inertia change of the power train and mechanical parts, and the stability of the vehicle due to the reduction of friction. In response to this, the effective use of mechanical parts such as limited slip differentials and high-performance dampers is attracting attention. (4) Quantification of subjective evaluations represented by steering reaction force, seat, and visual acuity is always desired. The so-called τL evaluation, which was developed at our university and evaluates the driving behavior of a driver using parameters identified as a driver model, is also attracting attention. (5) In addition to consideration for the environment, the use of a virtual environment is attracting a great deal of attention as a DX conversion as a model-based development evaluation environment, instead of using the actual machine, which requires a lot of reworking. It is also an interesting field for the configuration, application examples, and future development of the latest driving simulators. In this session, within the framework of "Environment and Automobiles", we will review the internal combustion engine technology for racing so far, clarify the possibilities and issues of electric vehicles, and clarify the current position. provide an opportunity to exchange information on vehicle evaluation methods and equipment.
自由な移動を実現する自動車においても,環境に大いに配慮するeraを迎えた. ①高効率化を極限まで押し進めたレーシングエンジンから得られる知見はカーボンニュートラルに向けた取り組みの中でも,内燃機関の革新のためには貴重なものである. ②電動車になった場合にはバッテリの床下配置による低重心化,ヨー慣性モーメント低減などによる画期的な運動性能向上が期待される.また,実際そのようなクルマも生まれ,驚くべきダイナミクス評価結果も確認されている. ③他方では,重量増,ピッチ慣性の低減などの影響でピッチング乗り心地低下が懸念される.バッテリ搭載のためのサスペンション配置,パワートレイン・機構部品の回転イナーシャ変化,低フリクション化に伴う,車両としての安定性確保など様々な課題がある.これに対し,リミテッド・スリップ・ディファレンシャルや高機能ダンパーなどの機械部品の有効な活用が,注目されている. ④これらの運動性能および乗り心地,さらにはステアリング反力,シート,視覚に代表される主観的評価はいつの時代も,定量化が望まれる.本学で生まれたドライバの運転動作をドライバモデルとして同定したパラメータにより評価する方法,いわゆるτL評価も注目されている. ⑤環境への配慮とともに,手戻りの多い実機ではなく,モデルベース開発評価環境としてのDX化としてバーチャル環境の利用は大いに注目されるところである.最新のドライビングシミュレータの構成,活用事例,今後の展開についても興味深い分野である. 本セッションでは、「環境と自動車」というフレームワークの中で,これまでレース用内燃機関技術を振り返り,電気自動車の可能性,課題を明確化することにより現在の位置づけを行い,継続的な課題としての自動車の評価の方法,設備について情報交換の機会を提供する.
Prof. Geoff GODDARD, Oxford Brookes University, U.K.
Title: Cosworth DFV History, Establishing MSc Courses in Motorsport Engineering and Racing Engine Design at Oxford Brookes University, and the Fernando Alonso - Cajastur Scholarship Programme

Special Guest Prof. Kazuo SHIMIZU, KAIT, Japan
Title: Amazing Vehicle Dynamics of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)

Prof. Dr. Makoto YAMAKADO, KAIT, Japan
Special Guest Prof. Dr. Yasuji SHIBAHATA, KAIT, Japan
Guest Prof. Dr. Masaki YAMAMOTO, KAIT, Japan
Title: Distinctive characteristics of Vehicle Specifications and Dynamic Performance of Electric Vehicle

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Masato ABE, KAIT, Japan
Title: An Unified Measure Quantifying Driver’s Evaluation of Vehicle Handling Quality

Mr. Hideaki SHIBUE, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
Title: Evolution of Driving Simulators and the Application to Vehicle Dynamics Development

Health & Life Science Track
Future aspects of genome research and its related education / ゲノム解析とこれから 〜研究と教育〜
Co-Chairs: Prof. Ayumi KOIKE and Prof. Takeji TAKAMURA
Since the entire human genome sequence was decoded, it has become relatively easy to decode the base sequence of the entire genome using next-generation sequencers, and research focusing on genome-wide analysis has spread. As a result of these advances in research, not only disease research but also the environment, the evolution of organisms, as well as research targeting microorganisms are expanding the scope of research. Against this background, this session will provide a multifaceted and bird's-eye view of the many research and educational issues raised by DNA genome analysis and discuss the future development of genome research.
Mr. Hiroaki KANEKO, KAIT, Japan
Title: The Fascination with Biogeography - Paleogeography of the Ryukyu Islands inferred from the genes of two mayfly species -

Dr. Yuichi OBA, Chubu University, Japan
Title: Fireflies in art and science of Japan

Dr. Masaki TAKENAKA, Shinshu University, Japan
Title: Assessment of genetic diversity in genome-wide studies:phylogeographic and eDNA studies

Assoc. Prof. Pongsak LAUDEE, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Titel: Species Diversity of Trichoptera from the Mekong River, Southeast Asia

Life Science DX - Informatics and Electronics Meet Life Science -
Chair: Prof. Noriko HIROI
The development of informatics and digital transformations of experiments have expanded scientific researches toward data-driven nature. This session will focus the topics in medicine and the life sciences which achieved successes with the revealed new information by incorporating interdisciplinary methods. Each speaker has achieved one's success with combined techniques developed in the other discipline such as electronics, pharmacology, informatics, and education with the life sciences. All speakers will play an integral role in structuring our vision in life science dx.
Prof. Viji M. DRAVIAM, Queen Mary University of London, U.K.
Title: Mechanisms that ensure accurate chromosome numbers in humans

Dr. Jie LIN, Genentech Inc., U.S.A.
Title: Akt inhibitor Ipatasertib: Discovery, Mechanism and Resistance

Dr. Isabel PALACIOS, Queen Mary University of London, U.K.
Title: From flies to humans in research and outreach

Prof. Nishanth SASTRY, University of Surrey, UK
Title: Making Imaging Data Meaningful: Inspirations from Social Media

Special Track
International exchange between students utilizing e-Sports / eスポーツを活用した学生間の国際交流
Chair: Prof. Shigeki SHIOKAWA
August 30 (Wednesday) 13:10-15:10 (JST)
E-Sports has been attracting attention all over the world as a game that anyone can casually enjoy regardless of time, place, age or gender. In KAIT, we have made various efforts related to e-Sports such as establishment of an official club, pioneering research at research center, development of facilities. In this session, we will introduce these efforts and plan an e-Sports competition between KAIT students and overseas students to promote international exchange between students.
New perspectives for AI applications on the Metaverse (Panel session) / メタバースにおけるAI導入に向けた新しい視点 (パネルセッション)
Co-chairs: Prof. Kosuke TAKANO and Asst. Prof. Kingkarn SOOKHANAPHIBARN
August 31 (Thursday) 9:15-9:4510:00-10:40 (JST)
The Metaverse, an integrated digital universe merging virtual and physical realms, promises to revolutionize human interaction and experiences. Powered by cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, and blockchain, AI plays a vital role in enhancing virtual environments. Through dynamic NPCs for social events and AI-guided user-driven regions, virtual spaces come to life, enabling interactive activities and gatherings. AI-generated landscapes in MMORPGs offer personalized experiences, adapting based on player actions, increasing immersion and engagement. Personalization through AI-driven content recommendations fosters a sense of community and belonging within the Metaverse.
Asst. Prof. Kingkarn SOOKHANAPHIBARN (Bangkok University)
Asst. Prof. Worawat CHOENSAWAT (Bangkok University)
Dr. Piyarat SILAPASUPPHAKORNWONG (Bangkok University)
Prof. Kosuke TAKANO (KAIT)
Guest Lecture / ゲストレクチャー Cancelled
Chair: Prof. Hiroshi TANAKA
August 31 (Thursday) 9:50-10:50 (JST)
Title: Research Trends in Large Language Models
Presenter: Dr. Taku HASEGAWA (NTT Human Informatics Laboratories)
The field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) powered by artificial intelligence has seen significant advances with the emergence of large language models (LLMs) like BERT and GPT-3, which utilize massive neural networks trained through self-supervised learning on extensive corpora. Since the launch of ChatGPT, these LLMs have gained widespread recognition and substantial attention, with their influence not only resonating within the research community but permeating throughout society as a whole. This session will provide a comprehensive exploration of these LLMs, from foundational principles to the most recent research trends.
BERTやGPT-3に代表される,巨大なニューラルネットワークを大量のテキストで自己教師あり学習した汎用言語モデルの登場により,人工知能による自然言 語処理(NLP)の水準は大きく発展した.そして,ChatGPTの登場以降LLMは世の中で広く知られ大きな注目を集めるようになっており,その影響は研究分野のみならず,社会全体と広がっている.本セッションでは,この大規模言語モデルを中心に,基礎から最新動向まで幅広く紹介する.
Student Session / 学生発表セッション
Chair: Prof. Katsumi NAKATSUHARA
August 30 (Wednesday) 15:30-17:30 (JST)
We call for the research presentation from both foreign and Japanese students in the student poster session, which is held in English. Through the dissucssion with researchers invited to our international symposium, students will have useful advice and encouragement for their research, as well as an opportunity of students' academic exchanges.
国内留学生、日本人学生からポスター研究発表を募集し、英語でのポスター発表会を実施します。国際シンポジウムの招へい研究者との質疑応答などを通じて、研究への助言および奨励を 行うとともに、学生同士の学術交流の場とします。

Title: Pseudo-Sentence Datasets with Diverse Viewpoints using Sentence Generation Models for Conflicting Opinion Learning

(P2) Yukito SEO, KAIT, JAPAN
Title: Autoencoder-based Feature Extraction for Scene Search in Live Nature Camera

(P3) Renjie QI, Yangzhou University, China
Title: Design of a Regional Integrated Energy Simulation Platform based on Unified Energy Flow Approach

(P4) Petchpilin TONTIWINYOOPONG, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
Title: 3D Modeling of a Cat with an Anthropomorphic Character for Pet Shop in Metaverse

Title: Learning Support for PC Building with VR

(P6) Rafly ARIEF KANZA, PENS, Indonesia
Title: Building Metric Learning Neural Networks for Scene Image Search on Neural Network Selection System

(P7) Apichaya MONGKOLPHINYOPAS, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
Title: Gentle Robot Approach with Individual Action Perception Fields

Title: Auditory Effect for Human Friendly Interaction in Robotic Feeding

Title: Spinal Robot Composed of Cooperative Tendon-Driven Modules

(P10) Pornpipat OUPCHAN, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND
Title: 3D Design of Smart House and its Environment for Pre-Experience in Vertual Reality

(P11) A. FAUZI MAKARIM, PENS, Indonisia
Title: Noise Sound Removal for Crowd Surrounding Noise Using U-Net

(P12) Shohei NASHIZAKI, KAIT, Japan
Title: Development of an improved stand-alone domestic water supply system

(P13) Yuto MAETOSA, KAIT, Japan
Title: Silence Detection and the Effect in a Spoken Dialogue System