TIEC International Symposium 2011

1.Title of the Symposium

“The Coming Smart Society and Advanced Science & Technology - Overcoming 3.11 -”


In the 20th century, social systems were developed to provide prosperous and comfortable lives. Those systems are now facing a serious crisis caused by natural disasters, food-supply crises, and health hazards, all of which could be a result of mass energy consumption. After the Great East Japan Earthquake on 3.11, Japan is experiencing serious energy problems.
At this critical moment in time, the term "smart society" has been gaining attention. In a smart society, all processes involved in energy production to energy consumption are fundamentally re-examined. A "smart society" attempts to re-establish the social system through a diversification of energy sources, optimization of transmission and distribution, and a development of energy-efficient equipment to improve consumption efficiency.
This symposium invites two main speakers, Dr. Daniel Kammen (Distinguished Professor, University of California, Berkley) who is one of the leading researchers of renewable energy in the U.S., and Dr. Tech Seng Low (Managing Director, Agency for Science Technology and Research A*STAR) who is a leading expert in advanced science technology research in ASEAN region. Together, along with other guest speakers, we examine the future possibility of a smart society, and the science technologies needed to achieve it.

3.Sponsors etc.


  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
  • Waseda University Global Information and Telecommunication Institute (GITI)


  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (ICT-SG)
  • Japan Society for Simulation Technology


  • NHK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation


Friday, February 10, 2012, starting at 10:30am (gate open 9:45am)


International Conference Hall, Plaza Heisei, Tokyo International Exchange Center
Address: Tokyo Academic park , 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan
3 minutes walk from "Fune-no-Kagakukan"station on "Yurikamome" line
15 minutes walk from "Tokyo Teleport" station on "Rinkai" line


University teachers, administrators, and researchers, members of the business community, Japanese students and international students, etc.

7.Admission and Application

Free admission
Pre-registration needed

8.Number of Participants



9:45am- Registration
10:30am- Overall Moderator: Dr. Shigekazu Sakai (Vice President, Waseda University Global Information and Telecommunication Institute)
Opening Remarks
Mr. Katsuhiro Endo (President, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) )
Dr. Shuji Hashimoto (Vice President, Waseda University)
11:00am- Keynote Speech 1 "A Low-Carbon Society Led by Next Generation Vehicles and Smart Mobility"
Dr. Yasuhiro Daisho (Professor, Waseda University)
(11:50am-1:00pm) Lunch Break
1:00pm- Keynote Speech 2 "Toward Energy Diversification in the U.S."
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen (Distinguished Professor, University of California, Berkeley)
2:00pm- Keynote Speech 3 "Urban Solutions for a Sustainable and Intelligent City - Singapore"
Dr. Teck Seng Low (Managing Director, Agency for Science, Technology & Research)
(3:00pm-3:15pm) Break
3:15pm- Keynote Speech 4 "Aims for the Coming ICT based Smart Society by Learning from 3.11 Disaster"
Dr. Takuro Sato (Professor, Waseda University Global Information and Telecommunication Institute)
4:10pm- Panel Discussion "Importance of International Cooperation for Achieving a Smart Society"
Dr. Takuro Sato
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen

Dr. Teck Seng Low
Students Panelists
5:10pm- Summary
Dr. Takuro Sato
5:20pm- Closing remarks
Dr. Wataru Kameyama (President, Waseda University Global Information and Telecommunication Institute)
(6:00pm-8:00pm) Networking Reception
Simultaneous interpretation provided. Japanese and English
  • This symposium is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation