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

GCCE 2019 | Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan | OCT. 15-18 2019

Accepted Organized Sessions

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AIR Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
DSE Devices and Software with ECHONET Lite (ISO/IEC 14543-4-3)[new]
HPL Smart Health Monitoring, Personalized Biomedical and Life Support Technologies
IHP Informatics of Healthcare & Health Promotion
PSH Large Scale Signal Processing in Smart House
QOL Quality-of-life Improvement Technologies in Consumer Electronics
RET Consumer Electronics as Real Estate Tech[new]
STA Sensing Technologies and Applications for Consumer Services
Mobility /
ADE Actual Data Science and Engineering for Enhancement of Human Abilities and Social Infrastructure[new]
CAI Cyber-Physical Systems and Artificial Intelligence
CER Consumer Electronics Meets Robotics[new]
ITS Intelligent Transport Systems
MCI Methodologies and Case Studies of IoT Deployment[new]
PES Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Energy Systems
Audio /
AAT Audio and Acoustic Technology
AIP Advanced Image Processing
ASP Advanced Signal Processing Technologies for Intelligent Edge Computing[new]
DSC Data Science and Its Application to Consumer Technology
RAB Recent Advances in Biometrics and Related Topics[new]
SLP Spoken Language Processing for Daily Life
TMR Technologies for Multimedia and Real Data Analysis and Processing
VDP 2D/3D Video Data Distribution and Processing
VHS Virtual Reality and Monitoring for Health and Safety
Entertainment / Education ATS Activation of traditional culture by technology / Sustainable tourism by technology[new]
GAM Game Amusement & Visualization
SSD Visual Analytics for Sports Sensor Data[new]
System /
ACE Formal Approach to Consumer Electronics
CPS Smart Cyber-Physical Systems and Security
CSA Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking, Artificial intelligence, and Composites technology for Consumer Electronics[new]
CSP Cyber Security and Privacy of Consumer Technology Systems[new]
DAE DAECRN'19- Data Analytics and Security Enhancement with Applications of Game Theory for Cognitive Radio Networks[new]
DCI Decentralized Consensus and Identity[new]
DRR Practical Issues, Systems & Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction
ICE Deep Learning Plus Internet of Things Applications to Consumer Electronics
RAS Recent Advances in Security & Privacy in Healthcare (Secure-eHealth)[new]

OS-AAT: Audio and 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 and instrumentation of audio devices, including transducers
audio signal processing
spatial audio
room acoustics
perception and 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 and modeling
model-based development
reactive, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
formal verification of safety, security, dependability, and 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-ADE: Actual Data Science and Engineering for Enhancement of Human Abilities and Social Infrastructure

Chair: Sho Takahashi, JP (Hokkaido University)
Co-Chair: Yuki Wakuda, JP (Hokkaido University)
Keywords: data Science for civil engineering
data acquisition for transportation engineering
sports data analysis
augmented reality and virtual reality
artificial intelligence for actual data
Abstract: In recent years, various techniques have been provided not only electronics devices but also the methods of data analysis such as mainly the machine learning for solving actual problems. In addition, the related researches are also actively progressing in each field, and these advance daily. These techniques and researches enhance human abilities in the traditional process of various works and social infrastructures. Especially, these techniques and research results are applying to solve the problems in the infrastructure management, new mobility systems, and sports training and management etc. This session welcomes all researches and techniques in the field of the above.

OS-AIP: Advanced Image Processing

Chair: Yen-Wei Chen, JP (Ritsumeikan University)
Co-Chair: Tomio Goto, JP (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Keywords: image filtering
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 and 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 and intelligent informatics
  • automated reasoning and reasoning under uncertainty
  • search, SAT and CSP
  • knowledge representation and knowledge management systems
  • machine learning and data mining
  • deep learning and deep reinforcement learning
  • evolutionary computing, Bayesian and neural networks
  • decision/utility theory, decision optimization and decision support systems
  • fuzzy systems, genetic programming and soft computing
  • cognitive modeling and semantic web
AI in consumer electronics and service science
  • service oriented computing and applications
  • big data, cloud computing and data-intensive applications
  • web search and information retrieval
  • simulation and AI/expert systems in service management
  • integration systems for healthcare, assistive technology and real life applications
applied intelligent systems and domain specific applications
  • robotics, computer vision and games
  • natural language processing and understanding
  • bioinformatics, computational biology, medicine and biomedical applications
  • WWW, communication, social networking and recommender systems
  • games, E-commerce, and financial applications
agent-based approach and multi-agent systems
  • computational game theory
  • agent-based modeling and simulation
  • agent-based scheduling, planning, and optimization
  • artificial life and artificial societies
  • emergent behavior
  • negotiation, auctions and mechanism design
  • distributed problem solving
  • service oriented computing
  • ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence
robotics and automation
  • automation technologies for ITS and smart cities
  • applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics and others
  • brain machine interface
  • humanoid robots, domestic robots, personal robots and service robots
  • human-centered automation
  • rehabilitation robotics and assistive robotics
  • robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation
  • simultaneous localization and mapping
  • swarm intelligence and stigmergic behavior
  • swarm robotics
human-robot/agent interaction
  • nonverbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture and facial expressions
  • monitoring of behavior and internal states of human subjects
  • detecting and understanding human activity
  • social intelligence and social presence for robots and virtual humans
  • creating relationships with robots and humanoids
  • personalities for robotic or virtual characters
  • embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic and virtual characters
  • intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots
  • conversational informatics in human-robot/agent interaction
  • multimodal interaction and 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-ASP: Advanced Signal Processing Technologies for Intelligent Edge Computing

Chair: Chih-Peng Fan, TW (National Chung Hsing University)
Co-Chair: Yu-Cheng Fan, TW (National Taipei University of Technology)
Keywords: artificial intelligence
digital signal processing
edge computing
intelligent wearable and edge devices
pattern recognition
Abstract: In recent years, the AI-based digital signal processing technologies have revealed the extreme significance in smarter consumer products. To develop next-generation consumer electronics, the intelligent edge or wearable devices must have smarter edge computing capability by using advanced signal processing methodologies, e.g. advanced digital image/video/data signal processing, AI-based pattern recognition, machine learning/deep learning, etc. Based on advanced signal processing technologies, the intelligence of edge devices will be raised effectively for smarter consumer applications.

OS-ATS: Activation of Traditional Culture by Technology / Sustainable Tourism by Technology

Chair: Takami Yasuda, JP (Nagoya University)
Co-Chair: Koji Oguri, JP (Aichi Prefectural University)
Shinji Mizuno, JP (Aichi Institute of Technology)
Keywords: activation of traditional culture by technology
utilization of cultural properties by technology
virtual reality / mixed reality
open data
new tourism / sustainable regional tourism
Abstract: The fusion of traditional culture and latest technology creates a new trend. In this session, for sustainable regional tourism, we will discuss methods to utilize culture and cultural properties using information and communication technology. Focusing on the entertainment nature of traditional Japanese cultural activities, we introduce a method to improve its appeal. For example, the application of virtual reality and mixed reality in tea ceremony and ikebana has received much attention. We also discuss the possibility of creating new tourism resources by utilizing cultural properties such as registered tangible cultural property buildings and information communication technology.

OS-CAI: Cyber-Physical Systems and Artificial Intelligence

Chair: Thinagaran Perumal, MY (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Co-Chairs:Chui Yew Leong, MY (Catrino)
Soumya Kanti Datta, FR (Eurecom)
Keywords: CPS architectures
CPS modeling
dependable systems
industry 4.0 for CPS
activity recognition for CPS
reconfigurable computing
application specific processors and embedded devices
hardware/ software co-design
real-time systems
embedded operating systems
embedded system software and optimization
bio-inspired computing for embedded systems
internet of things (IoT) based embedded solutions
AI and computational intelligence for embedded systems
AI in consumer electronics and service science
robotics and 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 and 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-CER: Consumer Electronics Meets Robotics

Chairs: Atsushi Yamashita, JP (The University of Tokyo)
Renato Miyagusuku, JP (Utsunomiya University)
Sarthak Pathak, JP (The University of Tokyo)
Keywords: sensing
simultaneous localization and mapping
teleoperation/ visualization
self-driving cars
assistive technologies
cloud computing
cyber-physical systems
artificial intelligence
machine learning
society 5.0
virtual and augmented reality
Abstract: Traditionally, robots have been used in industry. However, recently, they are being used everywhere. This includes home robotics, agriculture, healthcare, etc. One popular example is the Roomba vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, robots are still very expensive because they require industrial grade hardware like different sensors, embedded systems, etc., which is also difficult to obtain.
To spread robotics to everyone, it is necessary to reduce costs. Consumer electronics, are cheap, easily available, and can solve this issue. For example, the Microsoft Kinect (which was built for gaming) and webcams are commonly used in many robotic applications.
In this session, we encourage papers that use consumer electronics for robotic applications. Especially, but not limited to mapping, localization, teleoperation, manipulation, sensing, and robot design.

OS-CPS: Smart Cyber-Physical Systems and Security

Chair: Atsushi Kanai, JP (Hosei University)
Co-Chairs: Xiaodong Lu, JP (Electronic Navigation Research Institute)
Toru Kobayashi, JP (Nagasaki University)
Shigeaki Tanimoto, JP (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Keywords: cloud cooperation computing
cyber-physical systems
security technologies and security management
service assurance
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) will continue to grow with the increasing pervasiveness of ICT and the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this organized session, all technical issues about network-connected consumer applications (including IoT), cloud cooperation computing, cloud cooperation management, smart TV computing, security and security management for CPS, cloud for service assurance will be encouraged to be submitted. Wide range of technologies and applications based on cloud computing related to consumer devices will be welcomed.

OS-CSA: Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking, Artificial intelligence, and Composites technology for Consumer Electronics

Chair: Chih-Chiang Wang, TW (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology)
Co-Chairs: Jing-Wein Wang, TW (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology)
Liren Tsai, TW (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology)
Tin-Yu Wu, TW (National Ilan University)
Keywords: cloud computing
software-defined networking
artificial intelligence
composites technology
consumer electronics
Abstract: Cloud computing systems combined with artificial intelligence, software-defined networking, and composites technology feature a promising approach of tightly coupling consumer electronics with advanced computing applications such as video streaming, optical inspection, to name a few. Specifically, cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to help end-users complete highly complicated tasks that would otherwise not be possible, software-defined networking serves as a flexible "bridge" connecting end-user devices to suitable cloud computing services, while artificial intelligence and composites technology offer methods of realizing the computing tasks and the required electronics devices. However, the coupling of these advanced technologies, though advantageous, is subject to new forms of challenges that require a thorough examination and an in-depth study. Thus, the goal of this special session is to unveil and address the research challenges arising in the general areas of cloud computing, software-defined networking, artificial intelligence, and composites technology for consumer electronics.

OS-CSP: Cyber Security and Privacy of Consumer Technology Systems

Chair: Shingo Yamaguchi, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chair: Brij Gupta, IN (National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra)
Keywords: cyber security
information security
digital forensics
trust management
intrusion detection and prevention system
cryptography, biometric and watermarking
Abstract: Cyber security and privacy have become more and more important in consumer technology systems including smart-home, automotive, healthcare, and medical systems. These systems can significantly enhance usability, scalability, and adaptability, while they require various levels of security based on the sensitivity of the information and control. 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 good practices for the real world. This organized session will be very beneficial for the participants to present their innovative ideas and to interact with some pioneer researchers in the cyber security research domain.

OS-DAE: DAECRN’19- Data Analytics and Security Enhancement with Applications of Game Theory for Cognitive Radio Networks

Chair: A. Suresh, IN (Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology)
Co-Chairs: M.kaliappan, IN (Ramco institute of Technology)
S.Vimal, IN (National Engineering College)
P.Subbulakshmi, IN (Hindustan Institute of Science and technology)
Topics: cognitive network architecture and deployment
spectrum sharing methods of cognitive radio
spectrum decision techniques of cognitive radio
dynamic spectrum allocation methods of cognitive radio
spectrum sensing methods and issues in cognitive radio network
protocol attacks and defense mechanisms in cognitive radio network
cognitive network security issues
game theory in cognitive radio networks
cross-layer solutions in cognitive radio
energy efficiency solutions in cognitive radio networks
bandwidth management in cognitive radio networks
cluster management in cognitive radio networks
trust management in cognitive radio networks
data analytics and IOT analytics using cognitive radio networks
Keywords: spectrum management, IOT analytics, energy enhancement, security, game theory
Abstract: Cognitive radio (CR) is a form of wireless communication in which a transceiver can intelligently detect which communication channels are in use and which are not, and instantly move into vacant channels while avoiding occupied ones. This optimizes the use of available radio-frequency (RF) spectrum while minimizing interference to other users. With the effective utilization of the natural resource the radio spectrum, CR includes more potential practical applications such as TV white spaces, emergency networks, military networks, mesh networks, cellular networks, multimedia, leased networks, vehicular communications. CR brings the tremendous impact in bandwidth optimization and cost efficiency, especially in the next-generation cellular network. It attracts the attention of today's researchers due to the challenges and issues remaining in utilizing the full potential of radio spectrum in cognitive radio network. With the effective utilization of the natural resource the radio spectrum, CR includes more potential practical applications such as TV white spaces, emergency networks, military networks, mesh networks, cellular networks, multimedia, leased networks, vehicular communications. CR brings the tremendous impact in bandwidth optimization and cost efficiency, especially in the next-generation cellular network. Besides the IOT and data analytics using the CR networks is most proficiently applied in health care sectors now adays. It attracts the attention of today's researchers due to the challenges and issues remaining in utilizing the full potential of radio spectrum in cognitive radio network.

OS-DCI: Decentralized Consensus and Identity

Chair: Jay Kishigami, JP (Muroran Institute of Technology)
Co-Chair: Shigeya Suzuki, JP (Keio University)
Keywords: blockchain
DID: decentralized identity
consensus algorithm
layer 2
Abstract: In order to realize reliability, high-speed processing, and privacy, more advanced technology has been proposed for Blockchain technology based on the conventional bitcoin. It can be said that the Blockchain approaches a new stage in conjunction with the sidechain idea aka Layer 2, the decentralized identity management called DID, and a whole new file system called IPFS. In this session, we would like to take a wide range of application of blockchain and present various research results for new services and develop academic discussions at a high level.

OS-DSE: Devices and Software with ECHONET Lite (ISO/IEC 14543-4-3)

Chair: Masao Isshiki, JP (Kanagawa Institute of Technology)
Co-Chairs: Hidekazu Suzuki, JP (Meijo University)
Takashi Murakami, JP (Panasonic Corporation)
Keywords: devices
IoT smart home
open platform
Abstract: ECHONET Lite (ISO/IEC 14543-4-3) is an International Open Standards on the IoT Smart Home area of sensing and controlling. Already in the part of the worlds, ECHONET Lite has been implemented in many devices and software related to HEMS and BEMS. So we want practical survey on the devices and software with ECHONET Lite. Share and discussion on the good practice should be conducted in there survey for contribute to the world better life and future living. Open standards like ECHONET Lite will be make an open practical platform which will be innovate the world, so we want discuss more for future business platform.

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

Chair: Hideyuki Takahashi, JP (Tohoku Gakuin 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 and Its Application to Consumer Technology

Chair: Yuanyuan Wang, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Co-Chairs: Mohd Anuaruddin Bin Ahmadon, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Yukiko Kawai, JP (Kyoto Sangyo University
Keywords: data science and analytics
data mining and data streams
visualization and user interfaces
deep learning/ machine learning
big data and internet of things
recommender systems
social network and 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-GAM: Game Amusement & Visualization

Chair: Makio Fukuda, JP (Taisei Gakuin University)
Co-Chairs: Tomoyuki Takami, JP (Osaka Electro-Communication University)
Toshihiro Hayashi, JP (Kagawa University)
Masayuki Ueno, JP (Osaka Electro-Communication University)
Masaki hayashi, SE (Uppsala University)
Keywords: computer, video, console and internet games
amusement / visualization / serious games
games for education and learning / edutainment
interactive games with intelligent agent
individual and social impact of game playing
Abstract: The session's focus is on innovative research and technology for game amusement and visualization 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.

OS-HPL: Smart Health Monitoring, Personalized Biomedical and Life Support Technologies

Chair: Ryoichi Suzuki, JP (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
Co-Chairs: Seiji Nihsifuji, JP (Yamaguchi University)
Shenglin Mu, JP (Ehime University)
Keywords: health monitoring
life support technology
rehabilitation technology
assistive devices technology
mechatronics / robotics
sensors and systems for social welfare
interfaces for disabled
personalized biomedical devices, sensors and systems
biomedical informatics
smart inclusion
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)
Co-Chair: Hiromitsu Hama, JP (Osaka City University)
Keywords: The IoT technology and concept includes the following topic but not limited to;
  • data collection and storage for deep learning in IoT,
  • supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised machine learning,
  • image processing techniques and their applications,
  • real-time vision through efficient deep convolutional neural networks (CNN),
  • networked and embedded sensors,
  • image recognition,
  • object detection and tracking, object classification,
  • image retrieval, image search,
  • augmented reality,
  • decision support and 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 and tracking.
moreover, it includes
  • cloud computing,
  • data and 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: Naoki Kobayashi, JP (Saitama Medical University)
Co-Chairs: Akira Tanaka, JP (Fukushima University)
Emi Yuda, JP (Tohoku University)
Keywords: health informatics
health care/promotion
health data sensory
bio-signal analysis
personal health records
Abstract: Healthcare & Health Promotion is the most important application fields for consumer electronics systems. Health informatics and technology including sensory integration, data analysis and database of health data is well studied and preserve recently. The aim of this special session is to attract participants for new proposals and discussions on latest research of health informatics and technologies for effective healthcare and health promotion on consumer, such as health data sensory technology, healthcare data analysis, bio-signal analysis, personal health records and their application systems.

OS-ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems

Chair: Tomotaka Wada, JP (Kansai University)
Co-Chairs: Masahiro Fujii, JP (Utsunomiya University)
Naohisa Hashimoto, JP (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology)
Keywords: intelligent vehicle, smart vehicle and connected vehicle
personal mobility and smart mobility
communications, networks, sensing and image processing
human machine interaction and infra cooperative system
ITS development and 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. 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 in the near future. 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 research results concerned with Intelligent Transport Systems.

OS-MCI: Methodologies and Case Studies of IoT Deployment

Chair: Takeshi Yashiro, JP (Toyo University)
Co-Chair: Satoshi Asano, JP (Toyo University)
Keywords: IoT deployment
IoT standards and frameworks
IoT aggregation and device collaboration
case studies of IoT
smart house
Abstract: Although the idea of IoT has become popular, realization of IoT-enabled buildings, cities, and societies still remains a big challenge. In this organized session, we aim to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss how IoT technologies can be deployed in the real world, rather than connecting a single device to the Internet. We welcome any work related to IoT aggregation and device coordination, standards and frameworks for the IoT, as well as case studies of IoT in real world, like smart houses and smart cities.

OS-PES: Modeling and Control of Power Electronics System

Chair: Triet Nguyen-Van, JP (University of Tokyo)
Co-Chair: Tuyen Nguyen Dinh, VN (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology)
Keywords: inverter
current control
voltage control
Abstract: Nowadays, power electronics systems play an important role in a wide range of electrical device from the large-scale power network to the daily electronics devices. A power inverter, which is the main components of power electronics systems, allows producing the desired effect such as electrical power conversion or motion of motors by controlling the output voltage and current. Performances of the power electronics system largely rely on control effectiveness. Therefore, it is essential to develop modelling and control technologies for the power electronics system to obtain the desired performance. Advancements in power control technologies will enable new applications to 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-Chair: Ting-Lan Lin, TW (National Taipei University of Technology)
Wen-Hsing Kuo, 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 topics in smart house
Abstract: Studies on smart house and consumer electronics have attracted much attention in recent years. Vision systems, sensor networks, energy management, and real-time embedded systems are highly related to the energy consumption of the smart house. Beside sensors, video cameras are frequently used as an input device for the smart house. A large amount of data about house environments must be analyzed to extract useful information. Taking the advantage of the state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm, the effectiveness of data analysis has been considerably improved. In this organized session, every large-scale signal processing for software and hardware contributions will be encouraged to be submitted.

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

Chair: Kazuyuki Kojima, JP (Shonan Institute of Technology)
Co-Chair: Mamoru Iwaki, JP (Niigata University)
Tadaaki Ikehara, JP (Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology)
Keywords: mobile services and applications for QoL improvement
health and medical apparatus for QoL improvement
QoL improvement based on audio and visual technologies
IoT and ambient technologies for QoL improvement
assistive technologies for disabled and 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-RAB: Recent Advances in Biometrics and Related Topics

Chair: Koichi Ito, JP (Tohoku University)
Co-Chair: Testushi Ohki, JP (Shizuoka University)
Keywords: biometric technologies
biometric systems
biometric applications
biometric evaluation
related topics on biometrics
Abstract: Biometrics uses biological or behavioral characteristics to authenticate a person and has attracted much attention as a new authentication approach against traditional ones such as key, password, etc. Biometrics technologies provide us better security and greater convenience than traditional authentication technologies. The demand for biometrics technologies has been increased because of the growing need for security. This session focuses on emergency technologies of biometrics and related topics. The areas involved including general biometrics such as face/fingerprint/iris recognition, template protection, behavioral analysis, etc.

OS-RAS: Recent Advances in Security & Privacy in Healthcare (Secure-eHealth)

Chair: Fazlullah Khan, PK (Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan)
Co-Chairs: Mian Ahmad Jan, PK (Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan)
Zhiyuan Tan, UK (Edinburgh Napier University)
Muhammad Alam, CH (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
Jianjun Li, CH (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
Keywords: security and privacy in communication systems for eHealth
security, privacy and forensics in critical infrastructure of eHealth
network intrusion detection systems for eHealth
security and privacy of big data in smartphone devices for eHealth
security and privacy in the internet of things for eHealth
privacy preserving crowdsensing in eHealth
cyber threat and vulnerability assessment for eHealth
security and privacy in smart home and smart society for eHealth
Abstract: Cybersecurity and privacy has become an increasingly significant area for research, education, and industries focusing on cyber physical systems (CPS) in the context of healthcare. CPS faces numerous security challenges for modern societies, where communication technologies and services have significant impact on our lives. The security and privacy in CPS is a serious issue because the cyber space is considered as fifth battle-field after land, air, water and space. The vulnerabilities in CPS have high risk for modern societies due to advancements in communication technologies. The aim of this symposium, as a special track of GCCE-2019, is to be a leading international platform for students, scholars, researchers, academia and Industry to present and discuss different theoretical and practical issues, solutions, and findings in the emerging and fast-growing field of CPS, cybersecurity and privacy.

OS-RET: Consumer Electronics as Real Estate Tech

Chair: Yoji Kiyota, JP (LIFULL Co., Ltd.)
Co-Chairs: Hirohiko Suwa, JP (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Takehiko Hashimoto, JP (GA technologies Inc.)
Keywords: real estate industry
virtual reality and augmented reality
smart houses
value estimation
Abstract: Real estate industries, which are essential for our daily life, are one of the frontiers of digitization. Although most of real estate business is currently operated by human labor, innovations based on various information technologies are drastically changing the real estate industries. Especially, consumer electronics technologies, including user interfaces, user experience, virtual reality, augmented reality, home networks and services, mobile computing and communications, and smart houses, are spreading rapidly. However, there are still a lot of research challenges to be tackled, e.g., quality, costs, sensitivity, diversity, and attractiveness. The purpose of this organized session is to share, discuss, and encourage research challenges on consumer electronics technologies in real estate industries.

OS-SLP: Spoken Language Processing for Daily Life

Chair: Ryota Nishimura, JP (Tokushima University)
Co-Chairs: Kazumasa Yamamoto, JP (Chubu 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-SSD: Visual Analytics for Sports Sensor Data

Chair: Huang-Chia Shih, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Co-Chairs: Ching-Hung Lin, TW (Yuan Ze University)
Thomas B. Moeslund, DK (Aalborg University)
Keywords: object detection/modeling/recognition in sport data with advanced learning algorithms
athletes motion capturing in sports
activities recognition in sport data
tracking trajectories analysis in sports
semantic analysis in sport data
scoring prediction system created utilizing advanced learning algorithms
tactics analysis for sports
athletes' decision-making
supervised/unsupervised/reinforcement learning with sports data
efficient deep learning for sports data compression
sports video content analysis in the media cloud
performance assessment in sports
AR/VR/MR interact user experience application in sports
UX/UI interaction design with human factors for sports
emerging applications of deep learning in sports content search, retrieval, recommendation, understanding, and summarization
future trends and challenges for sports data analytics
other learning techniques from examples such as imitation learning and emerging cognition system in sports
Abstract: Data plays a big role in developing and improving sports in recent years. Coaches and athletes are able to utilize this data to make better decisions for developing their team. Machine learning makes this possible because it provides “objective measures and can detect things a human cannot calculate”. This organized session aims at the sports tactic analysis using machine learning and signal processing for the data captured from wearable sensor device and vision system. This organized session is dedicated to recent technical advances in sports data analytics. The organized session targets the research community for industry professionals and academic researches to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry and research.

OS-STA: Sensing Technologies and Applications for Consumer Services

Chair: Norihiko Shinomiya, JP (Soka University)
Co-Chairs: Michiko Nishiyama, JP (Soka University)
Yuya Koyama, JP (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Keywords: sensors, actuators and systems for smart space
applications for health care management, automotive, security, environmental monitoring and robotics
optical, electromagnetic, chemical, biological and physical sensors
sensors phenomena, fusion, modelling and characterization
wireless sensor network and internet-based communications
human interface and wearable applications
Abstract: Smart space with various sensing technologies has been desired in consumer services such as health care, welfare, entertainment, automotive and agriculture services. They might want to be offered in coexistence with AI 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, network, human interface, services, machine learning and robotics, however, not limited to them.

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

Chair: Takahiro Ogawa, JP (Hokkaido University)
Co-Chairs: Soh Yoshida, JP (Kansai University)
Ryosuke Harakawa, JP (Hokkaido University)
Keywords: image/video analysis and processing
music/audio data analysis and processing
web/SNS data analysis and processing
biological data analysis and processing
analysis and 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-VDP: 2D/3D Video Data Distribution and Processing

Chair: Tomoki Yoshihisa, JP (Osaka University)
Co-Chair: Yuuichi Teranishi, JP (NICT)
Keywords: video data distribution
video data processing
3D data
stream data
video on demand
Abstract: The tremendous advances in audio and video streaming technologies have created a large consumer electronics field for video distribution and processing. Extending traditional 2D video technologies, 3D video is recently very attractive in the field. In order to accelerate this field, further progresses of the researches on 2D/3D video data distribution and processing are necessary. The aim of this organized session is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on this hot field.

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

Chair: Romuald Jolivot, TH (BU-CROCCS)
Co-Chairs: Kingkarn Sookhanaphibarn, TH (Bangkok University)
Worawat Choensawat, TH (Bangkok University)
Keywords: entertainment and simulation systems design
multimedia, virtual reality and augmented reality
artificial intelligence
applications, platforms and field studies
synergetic effects of edutainment and 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 technologies and their application involving health monitoring 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.