IEEEIEEE Consumer Electronics Society2014 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics

GCCE 2014 | Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan | OCT. 7-10 2014

Special Sessions

Thank you very much for many proposals of Special Sessions!

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DHF Digital Health & Fitness
HWT Health & Welfare Technologies
ASN Ambient Sensor Network & Applications for Smart Space
ETH New Apparatus & Systems for Energy Technologies in Home Appliances & CE
ESD Advanced Embedded Systems Development & Electronics Design
/ Visual
AET Recent Audio Engineering & Technology
STV Smart TV
PJD Projection Display & Its Applications
AIP Advanced Image Processing
ISC Image Safety & Comfortability of 3D Images
Mobility AME Automotive Electronics
ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
SEV Smart Elevators
MAT Mobile Application Technology
WCP Wearable Computing
Entertainment GAM Game Amusement
ECP Entertainment Computing
/ Security
CNW Systems & Applications for Consumer Networks
IOT Consumer Centric Internet of Things (CC-IoT)
CBS Recent Advancements in Cyber Security
ACE Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics

SS-ACE: Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics

Chair: Yoshinobu Kawabe (Aichi Institute of Technology, JP)
Co-Chairs: Yuichi Nakamura (NEC Corporation, JP)
Shingo Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi University, JP)
Keywords: Formal Specification & Modeling
Model-based Development
Formal Verification
Application to Real-time, Hybrid & Dependable Systems
Formal Methods for Safety, Security, and Reliability
Abstract: Establishing the reliability of networked consumer electronic products is important. The use of formal/mathematical methods is known as a promising approach in designing reliable consumer electronic products. This special session aims at stimulating research on formal/mathematical approach to consumer electronics and its applications. The major topics include: formal specification and modeling; model-based development; formal verification; application to real-time, hybrid and dependable systems; formal methods for safety, security, and reliability; computer tools; and applications.

SS-AET: Recent Audio Engineering & Technology

Chair: Kazuhiko Kawahara (Kyushu University, JP)
Co-Chairs: Kazuma Hoshi (Nihon University, JP)
Atsushi Marui (Tokyo University of the Arts, JP)
Akira Nishimura (Tokyo University of Information Sciences, JP)
Keywords: Measurement & Instrumentation of Audio Devices, Including Transducers
Audio Signal Processing
Spatial Audio
Room Acoustics
Perception & Evaluation of Audio Applications
Abstract: Nowadays, digital audio products seem to become full growth in consumer electronics. Novel and advanced technologies are required for the enrichment of our new audio experiences. Moreover, revisiting contemporary audio engineering is also required to design new audio devices and products. This special session aims at discussing recent research results in technique and application of audio engineering, such as audio digital processing, spatial audio, room acoustics, entertainment, and perception and evaluation of such applications, and so forth.

SS-AIP: Advanced Image Processing

Chair: Tomio Goto (Nagoya Institute of Technology, JP)
Co-Chair: Akiko Yoshida (SHARP Corporation, JP)
Keywords: Next Generation TV (4K/8K TV, Super-resolution)
3D Image Processing
Photograph Image Processing
Entertainment Image Processing
Pattern Recognition
Image Coding / Decoding
Noise Reduction
Other Image Processing Technology
Abstract: In consumer application, the demand for image processing is increasing. In addition to the traditional television and camera, the new field of 3D application, photograph processing, entertainment image, image recognition and coding for consumer use have been greatly progressed. In this session, every advanced image processing technology for consumer or personal use application will be encouraged to be submitted.

SS-AME: Automotive Electronics

Chairs: Chiyomi Miyajima (Nagoya University, JP)
Takashi Imamura (Niigata University, JP)
Hiroyuki Hatano (Utsunomiya University, JP)
Keywords: Safety System
Drivers Assistant
Automatic Driving
Automotive Entertainment
Car Navigation
Automotive Information Technology
Other Automotive Application
Abstract: Recent cars consist of many electrical control and information systems. In this session, we focus on the electronic technologies that are useful for persons such as derivers or passengers. The main scope is safety driving, driver’s assistant, navigation, entertainment, and information system. Drives can be considers to be consumers of automobile, so every automotive electronics research and development relating personal use is welcomed.

SS-ASN: Ambient Sensor Network & Applications for Smart Space

Chair: Michiko Nishiyama (Soka University, JP)
Co-Chairs: Norihiko Shinomiya (Soka University, JP)
Tetsuya Kon (Core System Japan Co., LTD, JP)
Keywords: Sensors & Actuation Devices
Wireless Sensor Network System & Communication Algorithm
Human interface Application & Devices
Fusion of Communication & Sensing Function
Applications for Health Care, Security & Robotics
Abstract: In recent social circumstances, the development of smart space, might be so called “context aware space”, has been desired in which various aware services could be offered in for every situation including coexistence between human and robotics to create comfortable human daily life with less stress. This session will discuss research on “Ambient Sensor Network” for recognizing the living human behavior is an element core technology in order to realize the smart space. One of the discussions is a sensory nerve technology using optical fiber and indoor positioning sensor to recognize the activities of consumers. In addition, the subject of this special session, sensor, actuators, devices, network, human interface, service algorithm, consumer electronics, and robotics, however, not limited to them.

SS-CBS: Recent Advancements in Cyber Security

Chair: B. B. Gupta (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, ID)
Co-Chairs: Wan Tat Chee (University Sains Malaysia, MY)
Ammar Almomani (Al- Balqa Applied University, JO)
Keywords: Information Security
Cyber Security & Forensics
Cloud Computing Security
Mobile & Web Security
Security, Trust & Privacy Measurement
Abstract: Today's world is becoming more and more dependent on the Internet, where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized to such an extent that day-to-day operations are significantly hindered when the network is “down”. Almost all the important services such as finance, healthcare, government, education, arts and entertainment, transportation, stock trade, etc are extended to Internet now. Everything is available on a click of a mouse. This has led to the fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information security issues which are exploited by cyber criminals. The inability to provide trusted secure services in contemporary computer network technologies has a tremendous socio-economic impact on global enterprises as well as individuals. Trustworthiness and security of the Internet not only benefits on-line businesses, but it is also an issue for national safety.
Cyber security is an increasingly important requirement for global business and modern society as we exist in a data-centric world, where information technology and associated communications' networks and services pervade every aspect of our lives. But the challenge to understand cyber risk and deliver effective and accessible security becomes harder as technology continues to rapidly evolve and our systems become ever more complex. We are increasingly dependent upon such information and communications infrastructures, and the threats we face are organised and evolving the skills to exploit our dependency to further their interests.
The objective of this special session/workshop is to attract participants for knowledge enhancement in the area of cyber security from the perspective of providing security awareness and its best practices for the real world. This special session/workshop is meant for any Internet user who uses computers and networks on a daily basis for various activities. People with an IT background who need an introduction to security technologies will also benefit from this special session/workshop. It is also expected that the special session/workshop shall motivate students/beginners to carry out research in this domain.
This special session will be very beneficial for the participants to present their innovative ideas and to interact with some pioneers researchers in cyber security research domain. Organizing special session on cyber security will also highlight conference at globally for its determination for making security awareness.
Targeted Participants: The special session/workshop is targeted for participant in a wide range of professions including scholars, researchers, academicians and Industry people for sharing their thoughts and for presenting their work. Scholars and researchers who want to start research in this domain will also be benefited from the special session/workshop.

SS-CNW: Systems & Applications for Consumer Networks

Chair: Ryozo Kiyohara (Kanagawa Institute of Technology, JP)
Co-Chairs: Tomochika Ozaki (Hitachi, JP)
Daisuke Ajitomi (Toshiba, JP)
Keywords: Protocol & Middleware for Consumer Networks
M2M Communications & systems for Consumer Networks
Social Networks & their Applications for Consumer Networks
Novel Applications for Consumer Networks
HCI for Consumer Networks
Abstract: Networking Technologies have a couple of advantages for CE devices. Such devices have computing and communication functions, and communicate with each other. Networks for CE are also emerging rapidly. However, such networks suffer from incompatibility. Integrated architecture, protocol and middleware for consumer networks are required for advanced applications for CE. Such applications include digital healthcare, home security, social network service, home appliance control from mobile phone and so on.
The purpose of this special session is to provide a forum for researchers and engineers to present research results in this area.

SS-DHF: Digital Health & Fitness

Chair: Mamoru Iwaki (Niigata University, JP)
Co-Chair: Kazuyuki Kojima (Saitama University, JP)
Keywords: Smart Devices for Sports, Fitness, Wellness, Healthcare & Medical Care
Health Monitoring
Lifelog Applications
Big & Cheap Data Processing
Other Technologies
Abstract: Recent technological advances in integrated circuits, wireless communications, physiological sensing, and micro machining allow miniature, lightweight, ultra-low power, intelligent, low-cost monitoring devices. These digital devices are leading us to use them for health care, fitness, and home medical at various situations where we haven't used ever. This special session will discuss the latest technologies on health, fitness, and medical devices. Smart body scales, runners' watches, heart-assist devices, sensor networks, and their data processing methodologies are one of the key technologies on this SS, however, our topics are not limited to them.

SS-ECP: Entertainment Computing

Chair: Yoshinari Takegawa (Future University-Hakodate, JP)
Co-Chairs: Daisuke Sakamoto (The University of Tokyo, JP)
Takuji Narumi (The University of Tokyo, JP)
Kohei Matsumura (Future University-Hakodate, JP)
Keywords: Entertainment
Interaction Design
Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality
Ubiquitous Computing
Tangible Interface
Abstract: Entertainment Computing has a significant role in the Consumer Electronics. It is not just creating interactive contents, video/network games, robots, music and arts, but presenting new user interfaces and interactive system for the entertainment. Especially, the rapid spread of smartphones and small mobile devices changed the computing style in the entertainment, and people are now accepting new type of interactive entertainment system, which includes virtual/mixed reality, ubiquitous and tangible systems. This session welcomes researches that address issues and challenges regarding all aspects of the Entertainment Computing.

SS-ESD: Advanced Embedded Systems Development & Electronics Design

Chair: Yoshihiro Saito (Proassist, Ltd., JP)
Co-Chair: Kazuyuki Kojima (Saitama University, JP)
Keywords: Hardware Development
Software Development
Embedded OS
Enclosure Design
Unbugging & Debugging Technologies
Design Automation
Manufacturing & Test
Other Technologies
Abstract: The aim of this session is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances and developments in the newly emerging areas of embedded development and electronics design, as well as actual and potential applications to consumer electronics. Topics of interest include, but by no means are limited to Advanced hardware development for CE, Advanced software development for CE, Embedded OS / Realtime OS, Enclosure design, Unbugging & debugging technologies for embedded system, Electronics design automation, Manufacturing & Test for embedded system.

SS-ETH: New Apparatus & Systems for Energy Technologies in Home Appliances & CE

Chair: Hideki Omori (Osaka Institute of Technology, JP)
Co-Chair: Kaoru Inoue (Doshisha University, JP)
Keywords: Energy Saving Technology in Home Appliances
Household Energy Storage Apparatus & System
Household Energy Generation Apparatus & System
DC Power Distribution
"Vehicle to Home" Electricity Supply System
Abstract: Recently in the field of home and consumer appliances, new energy saving appliances, energy generation apparatus with PV / FC, and energy storage system including "vehicle to home" begin to be introduced as an effective solutions to environmental issues. In this session, focused are new apparatus and system technology for an effective utilization of renewable energy, stabilization of electric supply, and energy saving of domestic consumption. Furthermore a concept of integrated home energy system is discussed.

SS-GAM: Game Amusement

Chair: Makio Fukuda (Osaka International University, JP)
Co-Chairs: Klaus P. Jantke (Fraunhofer IDMT, DE)
Tomoyuki Takami (Osaka Electro-Communication University, JP)
Toshihiro Hayashi (Kagawa University, JP)
Keywords: Computer, Video, Console & Internet Games
Amusement / Serious Games
Games for Education & Learning / Edutainment
Interactive Games with Intelligent Agent
Human Interface technology for Games
Individual & Social Impact of Game Playing
Assessment of Game Impact
Storyboarding & Storytelling
Tools for Game Design & Game Studies
Abstract: The session's focus is on innovative research and technology for game amusement on all platforms such as PC, PDA, Smartphone, the Internet, and the game machine. Robots, intelligent toys, and the like are included.
Games have an impact on individual humans, on peer groups, and on the whole society. Therefore, understanding the way in which games affect humans and the effects of game playing are within scope. This includes researches on learning effects, e.g., and assessment tools.
Game Amusement Society of Japan and IDMT of Germany jointly manage this session.
Please contribute positively at this session.

SS-HWT: Health & Welfare Technologies

Chair: Seiji Nishifuji (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chair: Ryoichi Suzuki (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Keywords: Health Care
Life Support Technology
Rehabilitation Technology
Assistive Devices Technology
Mechatronics / Robotics
Sensors & Systems for Welfare
Interfaces for Disabled
Abstract: Being healthy and improvement of quality of life are crucial social issues in super-aging societies such as Japan. The role of technologies in health care and life support has been becoming more and more important to support these societies. This session focuses on innovative and challenging researches and technologies in health and welfare which includes advanced health care sensors and devices, life support development, rehabilitation systems, assistive devices, mechatronics/robotics, sensors and control systems for welfare and interfaces for communication with disabled people. This session also welcomes all researches and technologies in relation to health and welfare other than the above technical issues.

SS-IOT: Consumer Centric Internet of Things (CC-IoT)

Chair: Thomas Coughlin (Coughlin Associates / IEEE CE Society VP of Future Directions, US)
Co-Chairs: Joseph Wei (IEEE CE Society FD Committee on IoT, US)
Soumya Kanti Datta (EURECOM, FR)
Keywords: Consumer Centric IoT: Consumer driven IoT ecosystem of smart objects, gateways, applications & services.
Semantic Technologies: Enriching M2M sensor data, data security & storage, linked data & semantic for interoperability as applicable for consumer electronics (CE) devices, users & applications.
Security, Privacy & Trust: Solutions for CE devices used in IoT (mobile devices, home gateway) providing communication security, authentication, privacy, security / Trust issues for M2M gateway, Access rights to objects & security of M2M data generated by CE devices in IoT ecosystem.
Software Architecture: Architecture, protocols, middleware for efficient interconnection of objects to be used in IoT.
Applications: Consumer specific domain applications in e-Health, smart city, smart grid etc.
Abstract: The current activities in IoT are focused on architecture and protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things and creation of value-added services. But the success of IoT strongly depends on adaptation of IoT products and services by consumers. Recognizing the importance of consumers and the benefits IoT can bring to the public, this special session emphasizes on consumer centric IoT approach. This special session will provide a platform for scientific community and industry experts to engage in creating an ecosystem which considers the consumers at the core IoT based products and services.

SS-ISC: Image Safety & Comfortability of 3D Images

Chair: Hiroyasu Ujike (Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, JP)
Co-Chair: Naoki Kobayashi (Saitama Medical University, JP)
Keywords: 3D Image Safety
Visual Strain of 3D Images
Visual Induced Motion Sickness of 3D Images
3D Image Comfortability
High Presence of 3D Images
Abstract: Image Safety and Comfortability is to provide and promote an environment in which viewers can enjoy the benefits of 3D images without adverse effects by reducing undesirable effects on human health particularly caused by3D images presented on electronic displays. There has been a notable increase in chances to view three-dimensional (3D) images in accordance with development of 3D imaging technology. However, it is indicated that 3D images without careful consideration of the properties of the human visual system may induce possibly undesirable biomedical effects. Now ergonomic requirements for the reduction of visual fatigue from stereoscopic images is discussed in ISO based on scientific data.The objective of this special session/workshop is to attract participants for knowledge enhancement and discussions about the 3D image safety and comfortability from the point of not only the scientific ergonomics but display characteristics, production of 3D contents and application of 3D presentation.

SS-ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems

Chair: Tomotaka Wada (Kansai University, JP)
Co-Chairs: Hiroyuki Hatano (Utsunomiya University, JP)
Naohisa Hashimoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, JP)
Keywords: Intelligent Vehicle, Smart Vehicle & Connected Vehicle
Personal Mobility & Smart Mobility
Communications, Networks, Sensing & Image Processing
Human Machine Interaction & Infra Cooperative System
ITS Development & Societal Challenges
Abstract: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are those utilizing synergistic technologies and systems engineering concepts to develop and improve all kinds of transport systems. In the near future, ITS systems will lead to fundamental breakthroughs in safety, congestion reduction, driving comfort, and environmental friendliness, bringing them to levels far higher than those provided by current road transport systems. Many researchers and engineers advance the theoretical, simulated, experimental, and operational aspects of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies as applied to ITS. The objective of this special session is to discuss up to date issues concerned with Intelligent Transport Systems.

SS-MAT: Mobile Application Technology

Chairs: Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University, JP)
Akinobu Ando (Miyagi University of Education, JP)
Shoji Kurakake (NTT Docomo, JP)
Keywords: Smart Phone/Tablet PC Application
Wearable Computer & Device
Mobile Display & User Interface
Mobile Education
Mobile Health Care
Mobile Entertainment
Mobile Commerce
Mobile Security
Other Mobile Application
Abstract: Smart phone and tablet PC are widely used and support people?fs daily life. In this session, every consumer or personal use application and system using cellar phone, smart phone, wearable phone, and tablet PC is in scope. The anticipated areas are business, education, healthcare, entertainment, commerce, and security. However it is not limited in those areas. Wide application and idea based on mobile devices will be welcomed.

SS-PJD: Projection Display & Its Applications

Chair: Kosuke Sato (Osaka University, JP)
Co-Chair: Daisuke Iwai (Osaka University, JP)
Keywords: Projector's Hardware/Software Design
Projection Mapping
Immersive Projection Display
Spatial Augmented Reality
Projector-Camera Systems
Abstract: Recent weight-reduction, pixel-upsizing, and brightness-increasing of video projectors lead to the wide range of application fields, from projection mapping onto a large structure with multiple bright and high-resolution projectors, to wearable projection with a tiny pico-projector. We invite scholars to contribute to this special session on projection display technologies and their potential applications. Examples of topics for submissions to this special session are: projector?fs hardware/software design, wearable/handheld projection, projection mapping, immersive projection display, spatial (or projection-based) augmented reality, projector-camera systems, and other emerging technologies/applications of projection display.

SS-SEV: Smart Elevators

Chair: Tsutomu Inamoto (Ehime University, JP)
Co-Chair: Koji Takahashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP)
Keywords: Smart Elevator Systems
Energy Saving Technologies
Simulation & Optimization
Model Based Approach
Intelligent Control
Abstract: The use of elevators is spreading over various fields including home and skyscrapers. As elevator systems come to be closely related to the urban lives of people, their accidents or energy usage have become social problems. Therefore, it is necessary to perform research and development on safe and efficient elevator systems. This special session calls for papers on smart elevator systems and their related issues: energy saving, home elevators, multi-car elevators, security of elevators, simulation, optimization, intelligent control of elevator systems, formal methods, computer tools, and applications.

SS-STV: Smart TV

Chair: Toru Kobayashi (Nagasaki University, JP)
Co-Chair: Masaru Sakurai (Nagoya Institute of Technology, JP)
Keywords: Smart TV Design
User Interface of Smart TV
Mobile Device & Smart TV Connection
Contents Management
New Service for Smart TV
Abstract: With the spread of Internet, smart phone / tablet PC, and networked consumer electronics, the smart TV has become the front end device which connects to the network service like broadcasting or communication, and the other consumer electronic devices at home. In this special session, all technical issues about network TV such as; TV receiver design, user interface proposal, idea about connection of TV and smart phone / tablet PC, TV and networked consumer electronics relationship, image contents retrieval and management, network TV transmission, standardization, new service for the smart TV, and contents production, will be encouraged to be submitted.

SS-WCP: Wearable Computing

Chair: Kazuya Murao (Kobe University, JP)
Co-Chair: Ren Ohmura (Toyohashi University of Technology, JP)
Keywords: Wearable Applications & Services
Wearable Sensing
Information Presentation
Wearable Interface
Wearable Devices
Abstract: The downsizing computers has led to wearable computing attracting a great deal of attention. Especially in the business domain in these years, many wearable devices such as wrist band, watch, and glasses have been released, changing the modality from mobile to wearable. This session welcomes any research topics related to wearable, such as application, service, sensing, hardware device, interface, display, garment, and belonging. Computing for non-human such as animals and plants is also our target.