IEEEIEEE Consumer Electronics Society2015 IEEE 4th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics

GCCE 2015 | Osaka International Convention Center, Japan | OCT. 27-30 2015

Organized Sessions

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AIR Artificial Intelligence & Robotics [new]
ASN Ambient Sensor Network & Applications for Smart Space
DHF Design & Development Considering Human Factors in Consumer Products
ETH New Apparatus & Systems for Energy Technologies in Home Appliances & CE
HLT Health Monitoring and Life Support Technology
PSH Large Scale Signal Processing in Smart House [new]
Mobility /
ESD Advanced Embedded Systems Development & Electronics Design
ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
MAT Mobile Application Technology
MVD Microelectronics & VLSI Design [new]
WCD Wearable Consumer Devices
Audio /
AAT Recent Audio & Acoustic Technology
AIP Advanced Image Processing
ISC Image Safety & Comfortability in Virtual Reality Space
Entertainment / Education GAM Game Amusement
ECP Entertainment Computing
ELT e-Learning Technologies and Their Applications [new]
Network /
CNW Systems & Applications for Consumer Networks
IOT Consumer Centric Internet of Things (CC-IoT FG)
SCC Smart Cloud Computing
CBS Recent Advancements in Cyber Security
ACE Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics

OS-AAT: Recent Audio & Acoustic Technology

Chair: Kazuhiko Kawahara, JP (Kyushu University)
Co-Chairs: Kazuma Hoshi, JP (Nihon University)
Atsushi Marui, JP (Tokyo University of the Arts)
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 and acoustic 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.

OS-ACE: Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics

Chair: Yoshinobu Kawabe, JP (Aichi Institute of Technology)
Co-Chairs: Shingo Yamaguchi, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Tsutomu Inamoto, JP (Ehime University)
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. The organized 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. The session organizers also welcome authors to submit reports on formal approaches to larger systems such as AGVs and smart elevators.

OS-AIR: Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Chair: Shohei Kato, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Co-Chairs: Takahiro Uchiya, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Atsuko Mutoh, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Ryota Nishimura, JP (Keio University)
Keywords: AI, Computational Intelligence & Intelligent Informatics
  • Automated Reasoning & Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Search, SAT & CSP
  • Knowledge Representation & Knowledge Management Systems
  • Machine Learning & Data Mining
  • Evolutionary computing, Bayesian & Neural Networks
  • Decision/Utility Theory, Decision Optimization & Decision Support Systems
  • Fuzzy Systems, Genetic Programming & Soft Computing
  • Cognitive Modeling & Semantic Web
AI in Consumer Electronics & Service Science
  • Service Oriented Computing & Applications
  • Big Data, Cloud Computing & Data-Intensive Applications
  • Web search & Information Retrieval
  • Simulation & AI/Expert systems in Service Management
  • Integration Systems for Healthcare, Assistive Technology & Real Life Applications
Applied Intelligent Systems & Domain Specific Applications
  • Robotics, Computer Vision & Games
  • Natural Language Processing & Underst&ing
  • Bio‐informatics, Computational Biology, Medicine & Biomedical Applications
  • WWW, Communication, Social Networking & Recommender Systems
  • Games, E-Commerce, & Financial Applications
Agent-Based Approach & Multi-Agent Systems
  • Computational Game Theory
  • Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation
  • Agent-Based Scheduling, Planning, & Optimization
  • Artificial Life & Artificial Societies
  • Emergent Behavior
  • Negotiation, Auctions & Mechanism Design
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Service Oriented Computing
  • Ubiquitous computing & ambient intelligence
Robotics & Automation
  • Automation Technologies for ITS & Smart Cities
  • Applications of Social Robots in Entertainment, Service Robotics & Others
  • Brain Machine Interface
  • Humanoid Robots, Domestic Robots, Personal Robots & Service Robots
  • Human-Centered Automation
  • Rehabilitation Robotics & Assistive Robotics
  • Robots in Education, Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Simultaneous Localization & Mapping
  • Swarm Intelligence & Stigmergic Behavior
  • Swarm Robotics
Human-Robot/Agent Interaction
  • Non‐verbal Cues & Expressiveness in Interactions: gesture, posture & facial expressions
  • Monitoring of Behavior & Internal States of Human Subjects
  • Detecting & Underst&ing Human activity
  • Social intelligence & Social Presence for robots & virtual humans
  • Creating Relationships with Robots & Humanoids
  • Personalities for Robotic or Virtual characters
  • Embodiment, Empathy & Intersubjectivity in Interaction with Robotic & Virtual characters
  • Intelligence, Motivations & Emotions in Robots
  • Conversational Informatics in Human-Robot/Agent Interaction
  • Multimodal Interaction & Conversational Skills
Abstract: In consumer application, the demand for AI and robots are increasing. In addition to typical learning methods, deep Learning have been greatly progressed. In this session, every advanced AI and Robotics technology for consumer and personal application will be encouraged to be submitted.

OS-AIP: Advanced Image Processing

Chair: Masaru Sakurai, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Co-Chair: Yen-Wei Chen, JP (Ritsumeikan University)
Keywords: Image Filtering
3D Image Processing
Photograph Image Processing
Entertainment Image Processing
Pattern Recognition
Computer Graphics
Image Compression
Noise Reduction
Display Signal Processing
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, computer graphics, and image compression for personal use have been greatly progressed. In this session, every advanced image processing technology for consumer and personal application will be encouraged to be submitted.

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

Chair: Norihiko Shinomiya, JP (Soka University)
Co-Chair: Michiko Nishiyama, JP (Soka University)
Keywords: Sensors & Actuation Devices for Smart Space
Fusion of Communication & Sensing Function
Wireless Sensor Network System & Communication Algorithm
Human interface Application & Devices
Applications for health care management, security & robotics
Abstract: Recently, smart space, which also is so called "context aware space", has been desired in various aware services. They could be offered in for coexistence between human and robotics to create comfortable human daily life with less stress. Our session will discuss research on "Ambient Sensor Network" for recognizing the living human behavior, which is an element core technology, in order to perform the smart space. One of the discussions is a sensory nerve technology to recognize the activities of consumers. In addition, the subject of our special session, sensors, actuators, devices, network, human interface, service algorithm, consumer electronics, and robotics, however, not limited to them.

OS-CBS: Recent Advancements in Cyber Security

Chair: B. B. Gupta, IN (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra)
Co-Chair: Shingo Yamaguchi, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Keywords: Information Security
Cyber Security & Forensics
Cloud Computing Security
Mobile & Web Security
Security, Trust & Privacy Measurement
Abstract: Cyber security is an increasingly important requirement for global business and modern society as day to day operations are significantly hindered when the Internet is "down". Therefore, the challenge is to understand cyber risk and development of an effective cyber security system as technology continues to rapidly evolve and our systems become ever more complex. Trustworthiness and security of the Internet not only benefits on-line businesses, but they are also an issue for national safety.The objective of this organized session is to provide a premier international platform to attract participants to discuss and present the most recent challenges and developments for knowledge enhancement in the area of cyber security and its best practices for the real world. 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.

OS-CNW: Systems & Applications for Consumer Networks

Chair: Akihito Hiromori, JP (Osaka University)
Co-Chairs: Toru Kobayashi, JP (Nagasaki University)
Hideyuki Takahashi, JP (Tohoku University)
Keywords: Protocol & Middleware for Consumer Networks
M2M Communications & systems for Consumer Networks
Social Networks & their Applications for Consumer Networks
Novel Applications for Consumer Networks
Smart Home & Smart City
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.

OS-DHF: Design & Development Considering Human Factors in Consumer Products

Chair: Mamoru Iwaki, JP (Niigata University)
Co-Chair: Kazuyuki Kojima, JP (Saitama University)
Keywords: Human Factors in Home Appliances
Human Factors in Medical, Healthcare and Welfare Technologies
Ergonomic Data Processing for Consumer Electronics
Human-centered Design & Development for Consumer Products
Other technologies regarding Human Factors
Abstract: This session discusses a wide variety of topics regarding human factors in design and development of consumer products. The topics cover not only the above keywords but also many other theoretical and practical advances concerning the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems.

OS-ECP: Entertainment Computing

Chair: Kohei Matsumura, JP (Ritsumeikan University)
Co-Chairs: Ryosuke Yamanishi, JP (Ritsumeikan University)
Yoshinari Takegawa, JP (Future University-Hakodate)
Daisuke Sakamoto, JP (The University of Tokyo)
Takuji Narumi, JP (The University of Tokyo)
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.

OS-ESD: Advanced Embedded Systems Development & Electronics Design

Chair: Yoshihiro Saito, JP (Sharp)
Co-Chairs: Kazuyuki Kojima, JP (Saitama University)
Tohru Nakanishi, JP (Sharp)
Keywords: Hardware Development
Software Development
Embedded OS
Enclosure Design
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, Debugging technologies for embedded system, Electronics design automation, Manufacturing & Test for embedded system.

OS-ELT: e-Learning Technologies and Their Applications

Chair: Shingo Yamaguchi, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chair: Nobuo Funabiki, JP (Okayama University)
Keywords: Online Learning Systems
Intelligent Tutors
Educational Software
Simulation Systems for Education and Training
Personalized and/or Adaptive Learning Systems
Abstract: The objective of this organized session is to bring together educators and engineers and provide them with a field for discussing e-learning technologies and their application. Needless to say, most of them are supported by various CE products. This session welcomes any research topics related to online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software, simulation systems for education and training, collaborative learning tools, personalized and/or adaptive learning systems, learning with mobile devices, wearable devices and interfaces for learning, and so on.

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

Chair: Hideki Omori, JP (Osaka Institute of Technology)
Co-Chair: Kaoru Inoue, JP (Doshisha University)
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.

OS-GAM: Game Amusement

Chair: Makio Fukuda, JP (Osaka International University)
Co-Chairs: Tomoyuki Takami, JP (Osaka Electro-Communication University)
Toshihiro Hayashi, JP (Kagawa University)
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 manage this session. Please contribute positively at this session.

OS-HLT: Health Monitoring & Life Support Technology

Chair: Ryoichi Suzuki, JP (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Co-Chairs: Seiji Nishifuji, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Shenglin Mu, JP (Hiroshima National College of Maritime Technology)
Keywords: Health Monitoring
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 monitoring 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 care and life support technology which includes advanced health monitoring sensors and devices, life support systems, rehabilitation systems, assistive devices, mechatronics/robotics, sensors and control systems and interfaces for communication with disabled people. This session also welcomes all researches and technologies in relation to health monitoring and life support technology other than the above technical issues.

OS-IOT: Consumer Centric Internet of Things & Fog Computing (CC-IoT FG)

Chair: Soumya Kanti Datta, FR (Eurecom, France)
Co-Chairs: Thomas Coughlin, US (IEEE CE Society)
Thinagaran Perumal, MY (UPM)
Joseph Wei, US (IEEE CE Society)
Keywords: Consumer Centric IoT: Consumer driven IoT ecosystem of smart objects, gateways, applications and services.
Security, Privacy and 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.
Semantic Technologies: Enriching M2M sensor data, data security & storage, linked data & semantic for interoperability as applicable for consumer electronics (CE) devices, users and applications.
Applications: Consumer specific domain applications in e-Health, smart city, smart grid etc.
Wearable technologies: Wearable system design & display, interaction with smart devices, information processing from wearable devices.
Fog Computing: Open source platforms & services.
Standards for IoT and Fog Computing: ETSI, one M2M and IEEE standards related works.
Abstract: The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architecture and protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things and creation of value-added services. On the other hand, Fog Computing is an paradigm that extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Due to its proximity to end-users, dense geographical distribution, open platform and support for high mobility, it can provide services with reduced latency and improved QoS. Thus Fog Computing is becoming an important enabler of IoT applications that demand real-time operations. 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 & Fog Computing can bring to the public, this special session emphasizes on their consumer centric approach. This session is organized by IEEE CE Society FD Committee on IoT.

OS-ISC: Image Safety & Comfortability in Virtual Reality Space

Chair: Toru Kiryu, JP (Niigata University)
Co-Chair: Naoki Kobayashi, JP (Saitama Medical University)
Keywords: VR Image Safety
Visual Strain in VR Space
Visual Induced Motion Sickness in VR Space
Image Comfortability in VR Space
High Presence in VR Space
Abstract: Image Safety and Comfortability is to provide and promote an environment in which viewers can enjoy the benefits in virtual reality without adverse effects by reducing undesirable effects on human health particularly caused by virtual reality space with electronic displays. There has been a notable increase in chances to view VR images by 3D image devices, HMD ( head mount displays), and Augment reality displays. However, it is indicated that VR space images without careful consideration of the properties of the human visual system may induce possibly undesirable biomedical effects. The objective of this special session/workshop is to attract participants for knowledge enhancement and discussions about the VR space image safety and comfortability from the point of not only the scientific ergonomics but display characteristics, production of VR contents and application of VR presentation.

OS-ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems

Chair: Tomotaka Wada, JP (Kansai University)
Co-Chairs: Naohisa Hashimoto, JP (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Hiroyuki Hatano, JP (Utsunomiya University)
Supported by: IEICE Technical Committee on Intelligent Transport Systems Technology (ITS)
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 important systems utilizing synergistic technologies and systems integration 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 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 organized session is to discuss up to date issues concerned with Intelligent Transport Systems.

OS-MAT: Mobile Application Technology

Chairs: Hirozumi Yamaguchi, JP (Osaka University)
Keiichi Yasumoto, JP (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Keywords: Mobile Applications on Smartphones/Tablet PCs
Wearable and Mobile Devices
Mobile Sensing Systems and Applications
User Interfaces in Mobile Applications
Innovative Mobile Applications and Technologies
Abstract: Mobile applications using smartphones, tablet PCs, wearable devices as well as other smart devices are fundamental to support people’s daily life. The design and development of such applications is truly important and the technologies behind them should be more and more enhanced. The scope of this organized session includes those applications and systems in a broad spectrum of technologies and topics. Examples of application domains are education, healthcare, entertainment, e-commerce, privacy, security, social interaction, transportation and urban life, but not limited to those areas. Researchers who have innovative ideas and skills on state-of-the-art applications and technologies are encouraged to submit their contributions.

OS-MVD: Microelectronics & VLSI Design

Chair: Balwinder Raj, IN (National Institute of Technology Jalandhar)
Co-Chair: B.B.Gupta, IN (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra)
Keywords: Novel semiconductor devices & Micro/Nano-electronics
Digital/Analog VLSI Circuits & Systems
VLSI Computer-aided modeling, simulation and experimental research
Hardware implementation with FPGA
Nanotechnology-based VLSI & Reconfigurable Systems
Abstract: Organized Session on Microelectronics and VLSI Design in GCCE 2015 will provide a unique opportunity for the microelectronics, nanoscale semiconductor devices, VLSI design and technology scientists, engineers, educators, students and researchers from all over the world to exchange their scientific ideas, views and thoughts with fellow researchers and participants. This session will address some of the most relevant, state-of-the-art issues and topics involved in Microelectronics and VLSI Design dealt with advanced technology. Papers are invited which exhibits the application of micro/nano semiconductor devices for VLSI design but not limited to topics.

OS-PSH: Large Scale Signal Processing in Smart House

Chair: Huang-Chia Shih, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Co-Chairs: Wei-Yu Chiu, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Shu-Yen Lin, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Keywords: Real-time Data Analytics
Image/Video Processing
Video Compression and Transmission
Embedded System
Pattern Recognition
Energy Consumption and Management
Sensor Network
Sensor Fusion
Building Commissioning
Environment Monitoring
Multiobjective Fuzzy Control
Other Signal Processing in Smart House
Abstract: In recent years, studies in smart house have become increasing for consumer applications. In addition, the research topics in occupancy detection, building commissioning, energy management, sensor network, and real-time embedded system are highly related with the energy consumption of that building. Besides sensors, the video camera is the frequently used as input device for smart house. Thousands of data about buildings need to be handled and analyzed. In this session, every large-scale signal processing for software and hardware applications will be encouraged to be submitted.

OS-SCC: Smart Cloud Computing

Chair: Atsushi Kanai, JP (Hosei University)
Co-Chairs: Toru Kobayashi, JP (Nagasaki University)
Shigeaki Tanimoto, JP (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Xiaodong Lu, JP (Electronic Navigation Research Institute)
Keywords: Network-connected Consumer Applications (including IOT)
Cloud Cooperation Computing
Cloud Cooperation Security/Management
Smart TV Computing
Drone/Robot Computing using Cloud Computing
Abstract: With the spread of the Internet and cloud computing, heterogeneous devices (Smart phone, Smart TV, many kinds of Sensors, surveillance camera, drone, robot and other kind of consumer electronics) have been connected to the Internet and cloud services. In this special session, all technical issues about network-connected consumer applications (including IoT), cloud cooperation computing, cloud cooperation management, smart TV computing and drone/robot computing by using cloud will be encouraged to be submitted. Wide range of technologies and applications based on cloud computing related to consumer devices will be welcomed.

OS-WCD: Wearable Consumer Devices

Chair: Tomoya Kawakami, JP (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Co-Chair: Tomoki Yoshihisa, JP (Osaka University)
Keywords: Wearable Applications and Services
Wearable Sensing
Information Presentation
Wearable Interface
Wearable Devices
Other Wearable Technology
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.