IEEEIEEE Consumer Electronics Society2018 IEEE 7th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics

GCCE 2018 | Nara Royal Hotel, Nara, Japan | OCT. 9-12 2018

Organized Sessions

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GCCE 2018 Organized Sessions

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AIR Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
DSC Data Science & Its Application to Consumer Technology[new]
HPL Smart Health Monitoring, Personalized Biomedical & Life Support Technologies
IHP Informatics of Healthcare & Health Promotion[new]
PEC Power Electronics for Domestic Consumers[new]
PSH Large Scale Signal Processing In Smart House
QOL Quality-of-life Improvement Technologies in Consumer Electronics
SHC Smart Health Care System using IoT & Smart Devices[new]
STA Sensing Technologies & Applications for Consumer Services
Mobility /
CAI Cyber-Physical Systems & Artificial Intelligence
ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
PES Modeling & Control of Power Electronics System
SSC System Software for Consumer Products[new]
Audio /
AAT Audio & Acoustic Technology
AIP Advanced Image Processing
PVR Problems on VR for Sensory Integration or Conflict
SLP Spoken Language Processing for Daily Life
TMR Technologies for Multimedia & Real Data Analysis & Processing
VHS Virtual Reality & Games for Health & Safety
Entertainment / Education ELT e-Learning Technologies & Their Applications
GAM Game Amusement
System /
ACE Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics
CPS Smart Cyber-Physical Systems & Open Data
DRR Practical Issues, Systems & Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction[new]
ICE Deep Learning plus Internet of Things Applications to Consumer Electronics

OS-AAT: 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 organized 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: Ichiro Toyoshima, JP (Toshiba)
Co-Chairs: Koichi Kobayashi, JP (Hokkaido University)
Shingo Yamaguchi, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Keywords: Formal Specification & Modeling
Model-based Development
Reactive, real-time, hybrid, & cyber-physical systems
Formal verification of safety, security, dependability, & reliability
Application to Practical Systems
Abstract: Establishing the reliability of networked consumer electronic products is important. The uses of formal/mathematical methods are 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-AIP: Advanced Image Processing

Chair: Yen-Wei Chen, JP (Ritsumeikan University)
Co-Chair: Tomio Goto, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
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-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 (Tokushima 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 & Understanding
  • 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 & Understanding 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: Advances in AI and robotics research provide a lot of benefits to consumer electronics and service science. For example, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, data mining, multi agent systems, and human-robot/agent interaction may be key technology for sophisticated service oriented computing and brilliant applications for consumer electronics. In this session, every advanced AI and/or robotics technology, especially the following research topics on practical AI and robotics applications are encouraged.

OS-CAI: Cyber-Physical Systems & Artificial Intelligence

Chair: Thinagaran Perumal, MY (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Co-Chairs:Chui Yew Leong, MY (Catrino)
Soumya Kanti Datta, FR (Eurecom)
Keywords: Cyber-Physical Systems
  • CPS architectures
  • CPS Modeling
  • Dependable Systems
  • Industry 4.0 for CPS
  • System/Network –on-Chip
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Application Specific Processors & Embedded Devices
  • Hardware/ Software co-design
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Embedded System Software & Optimization
  • Bio-Inspired Computing for Embedded Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) based Embedded Solutions
  • Others & Emerging New Topics
Artificial Intelligence
  • AI & Computational Intelligence for Embedded Systems
  • AI in Consumer Electronics & Service Science
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Consumer Applications of AI
  • Data Mining
  • Wearable Intelligence
  • Context-aware applications
  • Affective computing
  • Adaptive systems
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Smart solutions
  • Smart city applications
  • Digital Living
  • Machine learning,
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Intelligent agents
  • Cognitive Modeling & Semantic Web
  • Computational Game Theory
  • Others & Emerging New Topics
Abstract: In consumer electronics, the demand for Cyber-Physical Systems and Artificial Intelligence are rapidly increasing. The hybrid influences as well as implementation of AI techniques in CPS are seen as trend setter in shaping the consumer electronics paradigm. The integration of CPS and AI is seen as new computing paradigm that will soon penetrate the consumer applications. In this session, advanced CPS and AI technology for consumer and personal application are encouraged to be submitted.

OS-CPS: Smart Cyber-Physical Systems & Open Data

Chair: Xiaodong Lu, JP (Electronic Navigation Research Institute)
Co-Chairs: Atsushi Kanai, JP (Hosei University)
Toru Kobayashi, JP (Nagasaki University)
Shigeaki Tanimoto, JP (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Keywords: Network-connected Consumer Applications (including IoT)
Cloud Cooperation Computing
Cloud Cooperation Security/Management
Smart TV Computing
Cloud based Drone/Robot Computing
Cloud for Service Assurance
Open Data Related Applications
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. Therefore, the importance of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Open Data will continue to grow with the increasing pervasiveness of ICT and the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this special session, all technical issues about network-connected consumer applications (including IoT), cloud cooperation computing, cloud cooperation management, smart TV computing, cloud based drone/robot computing, cloud for service assurance and open data related applications will be encouraged to be submitted. Wide range of technologies and applications based on cloud computing related to consumer devices will be welcomed.

OS-DRR: Practical Issues, Systems & Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction

Chair: Hideyuki Takahashi, JP (Tohoku University)
Co-Chairs: Kazuya Sugiyasu, JP (Tohoku University)
Nobuhide Yokota, JP (Tohoku University)
Yujin Lim, KR (Sookmyung Women’s University)
Keywords: Consumer Electronics, Systems & Services for Disaster Risk Reduction
Issues & Trends of Information Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction
Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Reduction
Protocol, Network & Middleware for Disaster Risk Reduction
Support Technologies for Recovery & Reconstruction
Abstract: Various large scale disasters have become more frequent in recent years, and we need to consider the importance of strengthening our resilience and sustainability against natural disasters through the development of practical disaster risk management and new technologies related to consumer electronics, systems, and services. This organized session aims at practical research and study, new consumer electronics, advanced information technology including Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and novel system and application for disaster risk reduction. This organized session also welcomes various researches and technologies related to disaster risk reduction or recovery and reconstruction.

OS-DSC: Data Science & Its Application to Consumer Technology

Chairs: Yuanyuan Wang, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Mohd Anuaruddin Bin Ahmadon, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chair: Yukiko Kawai, JP (Kyoto Sangyo University
Keywords: Data Science & Analytics
Data mining & Data Streams
Visualization & User Interfaces
Deep Learning/ Machine Learning
Big data & Internet of Things
Recommender Systems
Social Network & Media Analysis
Abstract: Nowadays, the internet and smart devices around us gather a large amount of data which holds many potential to improve our lives in many perspectives. Therefore, data science emerges as an interdisciplinary field that involves scientific methods in processes, algorithms, and systems to extract and analyze data which exists in various form. Starting from raw data, the data is processed and analyzed by utilizing data models and algorithms such as machine learning and statistical analysis methods. Then, decision making and data visualization are provided to support service recommendations, business analytics, and improving systems. This session invites researchers from various fields that focus on methodologies in data science, big data, and its visualization techniques, its application to consumer technology including (but not limited to) smart systems and Internet of Things, network and security or games and social media. We particularly welcome contributions that describe systems or tools related to data analytics, machine learning, recommender systems, and so on. We also highly encourage researchers to show their latest research work.

OS-ELT: e-Learning Technologies & 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 & 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-GAM: Game Amusement

Chair: Makio Fukuda, JP (Osaka International University)
Co-Chairs: Tomoyuki Takami, JP (Osaka Electro-Communication University)
Toshihiro Hayashi, JP (Kagawa University)
Masayuki Ueno, JP (Osaka Electro-Communication 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, undersstanding 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-HPL: Smart Health Monitoring, Personalized Biomedical & Life Support Technologies

Chair: Seiji Nishifuji, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chairs: Ryoichi Suzuki, JP (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Shenglin Mu, JP (Ehime University)
Keywords: Health Monitoring
Life Support Technology
Rehabilitation Technology
Assistive Devices Technology
Mechatronics / Robotics
Sensors & Systems for Social Welfare
Interfaces for Disabled
Personalized Biomedical Devices, Sensors & Systems
Biomedical Informatics
Abstract: Staying healthy and improving the quality of life are crucial social issues in super-aging societies such as Japan. The role of high quality technologies in health monitoring, personalized biomedicine 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 healthcare and life support technologies which include advanced health monitoring sensors and devices, rehabilitation systems, assistive devices and systems, mechatronics and robotics, personalized biomedical devices, sensors and systems and biomedical informatics. This session also welcomes all researches and technologies regarding smart health monitoring and new life support technology in addition to the above challenging technical issues.

OS-ICE: Deep Learning plus Internet of Things Applications to Consumer Electronics

Chair: Thi Thi Zin, MM (University of Miyazaki, Japan)
Co-Chair: Hiromitsu Hama, JP (Osaka City University, Japan)
Keywords: The IoT technology & concept includes the following topic but not limited to;
  • Data collection & storage for deep learning in IoT,
  • Supervised, semi-supervised, & unsupervised machine learning,
  • Image Processing techniques & their applications,
  • Real-time vision through efficient deep convolutional neural networks (CNN),
  • Networked & embedded sensors,
  • Image recognition,
  • Object detection & tracking, Object Classification,
  • Image Retrieval, Image search,
  • Augmented reality,
  • Decision support & decision making
These bring many business opportunities and add to the complexity of information technology such as:
  • Optimization techniques,
  • Intelligent transportation systems,
  • Video surveillance monitoring systems,
  • Consumer products identification, classification & tracking.
Moreover, it includes
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Data & Information Processing,
  • Communication Networks,
  • Big Data/Analytics etc.
Abstract: In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) where estimated size at 50 billion connected objects (Things ) new kinds of data are becoming available rapidly, there is a growing demand for efficient yet powerful algorithms to consume internet of things (IoT)-generated big data and extract needed information from it. In this aspect, among the promising and popular methods, Deep learning and related methods have been playing the leading roles. This special organized session aims to highlight problems and future challenges in smart consumer electronic environments and invite researchers working associated technologies like IoTs, machine learning and deep learning for big data, and for addressing issues related to the information and image processing.

OS-IHP: Informatics of Healthcare & Health Promotion

Chair: Emi Yuda, JP (Nagoya City University)
Co-Chair: Yutaka Yoshida, JP (Nagoya City University)
Keywords: Health care
Health promotion
Data Science
Biomedical Engineering
Others & Emerging New Topics
Abstract: Health informatics is recognized as an important academic field for human beings to live healthily. Recently, from data science including big data analysis, we are able to obtain useful information for people to live healthily. However, sometimes health care and health promotion are confusing. This special session, aims to contribute to health care and health promotion using informatics, data analysis and new technology. This session discusses the latest research such as informatics, biomedical engineering and chrono biology etc. for health care and health promotion.

OS-ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems

Chair: Tomotaka Wada, JP (Kansai University)
Co-Chairs: Naohisa Hashimoto, JP (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology)
Masahiro Fujii, 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 various 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 and Electronics Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies as applied to ITS. The objective of this organized session is to discuss up to date issues concerned with Intelligent Transport Systems.

OS-PEC: Power Electronics for Domestic Consumers

Chair: Toshihiko Tanaka, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chairs: Keiji Wada, JP (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Hiroaki Yamada, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Keywords: Power Electronics & Drives Applied to Home Appliances
Power Electronics & Drives Applied to Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energy & Energy Saving
Power Electronics Applied to Smart Grid, DC Grid & Distribution Feeders
Power Devices, Passive Components & System Integrations
Abstract: Power electronics has been providing many technologies in the fields of power conversion and motor drive systems for more than 50 years. Power electronics is expected as a key role to solve global energy and environmental issues. This session focuses on innovative and challenging researches and technologies in home appliances, electric vehicle, renewable energy, energy saving, smart grid, DC grid, and power devices. This session welcomes all researches and technologies in relation to power electronics and drives applied to home appliances, electric vehicle, and related subjects.

OS-PES: Modeling & Control of Power Electronics System

Chair: Triet Nguyen-Van, JP (University of Tokyo)
Co-Chair: Duy-Dinh Nguyen, JP (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Keywords: Inverter
Current control
Voltage control
Abstract: Nowadays, power electronics system play an important role in a wide range from the large scale power network to the daily electronics devices. Power converter, which is the main components of power electronics systems, allows to produce a desired effect such as energy conversion or motion of motors by controlling the output voltage and current. Performances of the power electronics system largely rely on the control effectiveness. Therefore it is essential to develop control technologies for the power electronics system to obtain the desired performance. Advancements in power control technologies will enable new applications bloom and improve the performances of existing applications.

OS-PSH: Large Scale Signal Processing In Smart House

Chair: Huang-Chia Shih, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Co-Chairs: Ting-Lan Lin, TW (Chung Yuan Christian University)
Wen-Hsing Kuo, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Keywords: Real-time Data Analytics
Image/Video Processing
Video Compression & Transmission
Embedded System
Pattern Recognition
Energy Consumption & Management
Sensor Network
Sensor Fusion
Building Commissioning
Environment Monitoring
Multiobjective Fuzzy Control
Other Signal Processing topics in Smart House
Abstract: In recent years, applications in smart house have become increasing for consumer electronics field. In addition, the research topics in vision system, building commissioning, energy management, sensor network, and real-time embedded system are highly related with the energy consumption of that building. Besides conventional sensors, the image/video/depth sensors are the frequently used as input devices for building monitoring. Thousands of data about buildings need to be handled and analyzed. In this session, every large-scale signal processing for software and hardware contributions will be encouraged to be submitted.

OS-PVR: Problems on VR for Sensory Integration or Conflict

Chair: Toru KIRYU, JP (Niigata University)
Co-Chair: Naoki KOBAYASHI, JP (Saitama Medical University)
Keywords: Guidelines for Image Safety
Ubiquitous interface based on stress or comfortability measurement
Evaluation of Visual Induced Motion Sickness & Display Conflict
Evaluation with Integrated sensory perception
Abstract: Image Safety and Comfortability of ubiquitous interface should be discussed more to provide and promote virtual environments for consumer electronics systems without adverse effects by conflict of display or usage stress. However, it is difficult to evaluate or to measure the comfortability or discomfort effectively just using statistical technique of subjective scores or sensory manifestations. The aim of this special session is to attract participants for new proposals and discussions on integrated sensory perception for effective evaluation, measurement for safety application of virtual environment, and ubiquitous system design.

OS-QOL: Quality-of-life Improvement Technologies in Consumer Electronics

Chair: Kensuke Kageyama, JP (Saitama University)
Co-Chairs: Kazuyuki Kojima, JP (Saitama University)
Mamoru Iwaki, JP (Niigata University)
Keywords: Mobile services & applications for QoL improvement
Health & medical apparatus for QoL improvement
QoL improvement based on Audio & Visual technologies
IoT & Ambient technologies for QoL improvement
Assistive technologies for disabled & elderly people’s QoL
Abstract: This organized session aims to discuss about the consumer-electronics-related technologies for improvement of human’s quality of life (QoL). Recent advances in electrical and electronic technologies have been changing our quality of life dramatically due to the low-cost high-performance devices which become widespread in every possible environment around us. This session deals with the technologies such as IoT and ambient technologies, mobile devices and applications, AV technologies, assistive devices regarding to improvement of our quality of life. But, not limited to these key terms.

OS-SHC: Smart Health Care System using IoT & Smart Devices

Chair: Teruhiro Mizumoto, JP (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Co-Chair: Ryo Katsuma, JP (Osaka Prefecture University)
Keywords: Smart Device & Healthcare Applications
IoT & Healthcare Applications
Daily Healthcare
Collection & Analysis of Health-Related Data
Improvement of Work Engagement
Abstract: In the past, eHealth gained significant attention from many health-aware people. Recently, the increase of IoT and smart devices such as wearable devices led to the collection of useful data for eHealth. This organized session aims to discuss the novel technology and applications using IoT and smart devices to realize smart health care. This session welcomes technology and applications for a wide range of health-related areas such as physical/mental/social/financial health and/or daily living/working.

OS-SLP: Spoken Language Processing in Daily Life

Chair: Ryota Nishimura, JP (Tokushima University)
Co-Chairs: Norihide Kitaoka, JP (Tokushima University)
Hiromitsu Nishizaki, JP (University of Yamanashi)
Keywords: Speech recognition in practical use
Spoken dialog system
Voice search
Spoken language / speech processing in daily life
Abstract: In recent years, the performance of digital devices such as smartphones has improved dramatically, and new machine learning technologies as typified by deep learning has also attracted much attention. This has resulted in spoken language processing techniques such as speech recognition to achieve good performance and resulted in it being practical for consumer's use. Recently, the consumer electronics companies have also began to develop applications of spoken language technologies for home appliances. This trend shows that spoken language processing technologies will become pervasive in our daily life in the near future. In this session, we encourage studies related to spoken language processing technologies that could be beneficial for our daily life. For example, we welcome studies on speech recognition technology (for example, but not limited to) such as voice search, spoken dialog systems with home electric appliances or vehicles, spoken-language technology-based CALL system, etc.

OS-SSC: System Software for Consumer Products

Chair: Takeshi Yashiro, JP (Toyo University)
Co-Chair: Masahito Shiba, JP (Ryukoku University)
Keywords: Micro kernel
Embedded system
Real-time OS
Protocol stack
Device drivers & middleware
Virtual machine
Abstract: With the advance in embedded and communication technologies, software for consumer appliances are rapidly changing, to accommodate new paradigms such as IoT (Internet of Things). For successful deployment of IoT and its related technologies, system software is becoming more important than ever. The purpose of this organized session is to bring together researchers and engineers and provide a place for discussion system software used in consumer products. This system software shows, such as, operating systems, computational science software, graphical engines, industrial automation, software as a service applications, system programming methodologies and languages, emulators, and virtual machines, and any other software used to support the future generation of consumer electronics.

OS-STA: Sensing Technologies & Applications for Consumer Services

Chair: Norihiko Shinomiya, JP (Soka University)
Co-Chair: Michiko Nishiyama, JP (Soka University)
Keywords: Sensors, actuators & systems for smart space
Applications for health care management, automotive, security, environmental monitoring & robotics
Optical, electromagnetic, chemical, biological & physical sensors
Sensors phenomena, fusion, modelling & characterization
Wireless sensor network & Internet-based communications
Human interface & wearable applications
Abstract: Smart space with various sensing technologies has been desired in consumer services such as welfare, entertainment, automotive and agriculture services. They might want to be offered in coexistence with human and robotics to create comfortable human daily life without stress. This session is expected to discuss a wide range of researches on “sensing technologies and applications for consumer services” for providing livelihood support, which is an element and core technology, in order to facilitate future innovation. The subject of this session might include sensors, actuators, devices, network, human interface, service algorithm, consumer electronics, and robotics, however, not limited to them.

OS-TMR: Technologies for Multimedia & Real Data Analysis & Processing

Chair: Takahiro Ogawa, JP (Hokkaido University)
Co-Chair: Shogo Muramatsu, JP (Niigata University)
Keywords: Image/Video Analysis & Processing
Music/Audio Data Analysis & Processing
Web/SNS Data Analysis & Processing
Biological Data Analysis & Processing
Analysis & Processing of Real Data
Abstract: In recent years, users have been able to obtain and produce many kinds of multimedia data such as images, videos, music/audio data and Web/SNS data via their own devices. Furthermore, not only multimedia data but also many real data are accumulated in several scenes. Analysis and processing of multimedia and real data greatly contribute to developments of new services and products. Furthermore, innovative technologies can be realized by introducing not only new theories but also new software and hardware developments. This organized session aims at discussing such technologies. The topics of interest in this organized session include, but are not limited to analysis and processing of images, videos, music/audio data, Web/SNS data, biological data and various kinds of real data.

OS-VHS: Virtual Reality & Monitoring for Health & Safety

Chair: Kingkarn Sookhanaphibarn, TH (Bangkok University)
Co-Chairs: Worawat Choensawat, TH (Bangkok University)
Romuald Jolivot, TH (BU-CROCCS)
Keywords: Entertainment & Simulation Systems Design
Multimedia, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Artificial Intelligence
Applications, Platforms & Field Studies
Synergetic Effects of Edutainment & Well-Being
Abstract: Health and safety is a key for human life. The objective of this organized session is to bring together researchers and engineers and provide them with a field for discussing virtual reality and game technologies and their applications involving health monitoring, health promoting, and safety issues.. Most of them are supported by various consumer electronics products. The session focused on any research topics related to simulation systems, monitoring systems, smart systems, and training systems in health and safety. The session also includes topics addressing digital signal processing, collaborative learning tools, and sensing device technology for health and safety.