Special Sessions

Special Sessions (SSs) are organized by the SICE 2020 Committiee focusing on new topics or innovative applications of a new approach. Anyone who are interested in a specific SS can contribute research papers. Both regular and position papers can be submitted to SSs and go through corresponding review precesses. The paper must be submitted through Papercept by the due date. When submitting a special session paper, you will be asked to enter a code (e.g. n74h1) that corresponds to the session to which you wish to submit the paper. The codes will be listed below as soon as they become available.

Session Organizers: Sorawat Chivapreecha (KMITL) and Tomoaki Sato (Hokusei Gakuin University)


This special session focuses on signals and systems and also the applications related to signals and systems. The intelligent signal processing techniques including AI-based for a broad field of application can be presented in this session. Both software and hardware implementation of signal processing systems for any applications also need in order to fulfill the gap from theories to real-world.

Session Organizers: Yuttana Kumsuwan (Chiang Mai University) and Uthen Kamnarn (RMUTL)


Power electronic systems have become increasingly significant in the past decade owing to the growth of active power switch technology and control techniques of topologies. This special session will include basic elements for the design of advanced and intelligent control methods applied to power electronic systems. The major control strategies for power electronic circuits are invited. Also, topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Algorithms and power control techniques, Power converter topologies, Intelligent control methods of power circuits (Rectifiers, Choppers, AC-AC converters, Inverters), Novel power converter topologies, Renewable applications (PV inverter, grid interfacing methods), Power quality applications (Power factor correction converters, PQ analysis, Active and reactive power control).

Session Code: 3yu57

Session Organizers: Pipat Prommee (KMITL) and Natapong Wongprommoon (Silapakorn University)


Emerged technologies related in the electronics circuits, analog and digital processing of signals for communication, control, and computer systems. It encompasses, but is not limited to, such topics as linear and nonlinear networks, multi-dimensional signals and systems, analog filters and signal processing, electronic devices, sensor circuits, digital filters and signal processing, communication circuits and systems, and VLSI signal processing.

Session Code: s8639

Session Organizers: Supaporn Kiattisin and Adisorn Leelasantitham (Mahidol University)


This special session focuses on management, innovation technology and information technology covering the research areas of the digital economy, digital society, digital healthcare, digital organization, digital country, digital government and digital transformation.

Session Code: ay29h

Session Organizers: Peerasak Chantngarm (RMUTK)


This special session covers the emerging technologies in recent years, such as two-dimensional materials, quantum devices, artificial intelligence, smart IoT, etc. Software simulation and hardware implementation, as well as theoretical work that may contribute to the smart society in the future can participate in this session.

Session Code: rbak9

Session Organizers: Sungkwon Park (Hanyang University, Korea) and Phooi Yee Lau (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)


Lately, automotive manufacturers and researchers tries to develop a path forward that is approachable for self-driving cars. Due to economic, technological and infrastructural challenges, the recent research activities that was put forward to materialize the self-driving cars are face with the quick advances in technologies, today vs tomorrow – as technologies evolve, too quickly. There are several critical technologies behind the self-driving car initiatives, such as AI, safety and security, cameras, network infrastructure, and the sensor technologies radar and lidar, or laser-light radar. As self-driving technologies continues to progress, this sessions calls for papers which could showcase recent prototype developed with on-the-road testing, and also discussion on the standardization activities of ISO, IEEE, and SAE toward these efforts.

  1. Connected Car Technology
  2. Teen Driving Technology
  3. Car Tracking System
  4. Adaptive Driving Technology
  5. Advanced driver-assistance systems, including those for 360-Degree Camera
  6. Standardization (activities/development) in 1-5

Session Organizers: Md Abdus Samad Kamal (Gunma University) and Fitri Yakub (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)


This special session focuses on advanced control and emerging technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research, particularly covering autonomous and cooperative driving, traffic safety, energy-efficient traffic operation, smart vehicles, advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS), control applications in the other modes of transportation, and relevant topics. This special session intends to bring together researchers from academia and industries working on the emerging topics of Transportation Systems.

Session Code: kd3nj

Session Organizers: Preecha Kocharoen (Chitralada Technology Institute) and Keerati Chayakulkeeree (Suranaree University of Technology)


Authors are invited to submit their original work in the areas including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Algorithms
  • Industrial Applications
  • Health care Applications
  • Electrical appliance load monitoring system
  • Intelligent algorithms
  • Sensing technologies
  • Intelligent systems based on Computer Vision or hybrid sensors

Session Code: my4ay

Session Organizers: Shiro Masuda (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Kotaro Hashikura (Gunma University), Sudchai Boonto (KMUTT), Napasool Wongvanich, (KMITL)


This organized session aims to promote exchange of ideas between SICE and ECTI researchers on latest trend on robust control, safety control and monitoring system as well as engineering applications. The topics include, but not limited to, system analysis of complex dynamical systems, control design of dynamical systems, hardware and software implementation, system integration of automation systems, efficient operation and effective maintenance, performance monitoring, and verification systems and other related topics.

Session Code: 4k234

Session Organizers: Tong Chen and Shinji Koyama (Gunma University)


This special session focuses on surface performance of materials and will provide an opportunity of international interactions among researchers, students, and engineers who are focusing on the surfacing processing technology, from theory to practical applications. Surface processing technologies play a significant role in the industrial fields, low cost, high efficiency, and increasing service lifetime of artifacts such as dissolved salt impregnation, intense light treatment, electron injection, PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition), CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition), carburization, gas nitriding and so on. Material processing technology and research of new materials, as well as theoretical work of materials modification can participate in this session.

Session Code: 9d786

Session Organizers: Songlin Sun and Hui Gao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)


In the current and future wireless networks, many innovation technologies, especially for multimedia, will be applied. This special session focuses on signal processing, networking technology, multimedia coding and streaming, emerging applications in wireless systems, such as 5G/B5G, WLAN and so on.

Session Code: k4v16

Session Organizers: Yodchanan Wongsawat (Mahidol University)


Scopes of the session include 1) Biomedical signal analysis from wearable device, 2) Wearable device and sensor development, 3) Biosensor and Biochip, 4) Use case of wearable device in neuroscience and medicine.

Session Organizers: Chaiyan Chanapromma (Uttaradit Rajabhat University) and Winai Jaikla (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang)


In the current and future smart electronics, many innovation technologies for industry and community based, especially for smart electronics, will be applied. This special session focuses on smart of devices, control and system, internet of thing (IOT) and sensors. These includes but not limited to the following topics:

  • technologies for smart control,
  • nano electronic and technology,
  • embedded processors and controllers,
  • analog signal processing,
  • mixed circuits and systems,
  • linear and non-linear analog systems,
  • biomedical circuits and systems,
  • communications circuits and systems,
  • artificial intelligence for smart control,
  • low power design techniques,
  • other related topics.

Session Code: 7q1xg

Session Organizers: Yoichi Shiraishi (Gunma University)


The application of Hybrid Twin and Digital Twin to the industrial fields is strongly expected in 2020 because of the progresses of AI, IoT, 5G and 1-D Simulation. The Hybrid Twin consists of Digital Twin and Virtual Twin corresponding to the digital model and physical model of real object, respectively. Some companies have already suggested the concept of virtual factory for realizing Industry 4.0 or Society 5.0. IoT devices collect data in the factory, the data is transmitted to Digital Twin, AI extracts important parameters which are inputs to Virtual Twin generating new parameters in the next step for controlling the factory by using 1-D Simulators. All fast communications are realized by 5G. This special session solicits the topics on Hybrid or Digital Twin and the above related fields but not limited to them.

Session Code: gi882

Session Organizers: Daisuke Chugo (Kwansei Gakuin University), Sho Yokota (Toyo University), Jin-Hua She (Tokyo University of Technology), Hiroshi Hashimoto (AIIT)


Human-assistive technologies are in high demand for overcoming the challenges of an aging society. Many assistive technologies considering human factors have been widely proposed in many conferences, journals, and of course, previous Ro-Man symposiums. The goal of these technologies is to be of practical use to their target people, which may include handicapped or elderly people, and make them happy in their daily life. However, many reports have presented only concepts or technical achievements in laboratory rather than describing the evaluation of these technologies in actual use. There is a reason for this tendency; if we want to discuss technologies in the real world, we will have many difficulties (we call these, collectively, a “difficulty wall”). These studies will require complex procedures, for example, clearing safety reviews and implementation of informed consent. Furthermore, they will require cooperation between different fields, for example, therapists and doctors, and prototypes of these studies need to fulfill several governmental safety standards. To pass this wall, researchers need to be extremely energetic and have time, money, and human resources. Passing this difficulty wall will lead to many benefits. Through demonstrations in the actual situation, we sometimes find technical problems that go unnoticed in the laboratory. Furthermore, the people we are actually trying to help can provide important feedback.

Session Code: n74h1

Session Organizers: Tanes Tanitteerapan (KMUTT)


This session will show the papers in themes of Learning Innovation and Technology for Teaching methods, Practical learning, Experimental and Workshop teaching on Engineering contents, Engineering Knowledge and Skills managements, Work Integrated Learning system or Work Based Learning system, Student centered or Active learning system, Simulation based learning, and Development or Achievement Study on Experimental Set for practical learning.

Session Code: jpn26

Session Organizers: Sakda Somkun (Naresuan University)


Power electronic converters now play vital roles in current energy systems. They are commonly used to connect renewable energy sources and energy storage devices with the electricity grid, as well as provide power quality functions to enhance robustness of the grid. Control of the power electronic converters in the smart grid is increasingly challenging with more penetration of renewable energy and energy storages. This session covers every aspect of power converter control systems, from classical control to modern control theories applied to DC-DC converters, grid-connected inverters, PWM rectifiers, generator converters etc.

Session Code: w8885

Session Organizers: Akio Ito (Yokogawa Electric Corporation), Hiroo Kanamaru (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), Tsutomu Yamada (Hitachi , Ltd.), Yoichi Takayanagi (Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation)


“Technical Committee on Industrial Networks and System” and “Committee on International Standardization” plan Special Panel Session on Safety and Secure Control System for realizing Smart Manufacturing. Recently, “Smart Manufacturing”, (e.g. Indutrie4.0, Industrial Internet Consortium, Society5.0, Connected Industries, Thailand 4.0) discussion is widely conducted. “Safety and Secure Control System” is important for realizing “Smart Manufacturing”. Organizers plan JEMIMA sponsored plenary talk and relating two organized sessions, which handle various themes of “Smart Manufacturing” and “Safety and Secure Control System”. This special session is held to follow up, drill deep into and expand plenary talk and relating two organized session themes in collaboration with international guest speakers.

Anyone is encouraged to participate these sessions. Participants will argue fruitful discussion, create friendship relation and obtain expertise through on-going activities regarding latest trend of Safety and Secure Control System for realizing Smart Manufacturing.

Session Code: w8j7y

Session Organizers: Takaaki Nara (The University of Tokyo)


Inverse problems receive attention in various measurement fields such as medical imaging, non-destructive inspection, resource exploration, seismology, agriculture use, and so on. In this session, the theoretical studies and applications of the inverse problems will be discussed. All who are interested in the inverse problems are welcome to submit papers to this special session. We hope that this session makes opportunity for exchange of ideas in various topics regarding the inverse problems.

Session Code: i66if

Session Organizers: Pinit Kumhom and Werapon Chiracharit (KMUTT)


Internet of Things (IoT) is a cross platform for implementing various intelligent services or applications; i.e. those that are described with the word “smart” or “intelligent” such smart homes, smart cities, smart cars, smart farms, etc. These two special sessions welcome papers on issues related to the four main challenges in IoT applications including (1) data collection, (2) data movement, (3) data storage (database and server), and data processing/analysis. These includes but not limited to the following topics:

  • high performance/watt, low-power embedded system design,
  • data representation, data compression for an embedded sensor node,
  • wireless sensor network, high efficient communication,
  • data management, efficient data storage,
  • signal processing, data analysis,
  • machine learning, artificial intelligent,
  • IoT platform applications,
  • data visualization, data presentations,
  • knowledge sharing, management
  • resource managements,
  • future scenarios, and
  • other related topics.

Session Code: p3951

Session Organizers: Nobuaki Nakazawa (Gunma University)


Human interfaces play an important role in operating various types of machines and devices. Smooth human-machine interaction requires more accurate and detailed measurement of human motions. This session aims to provide an opportunity to discuss human motions and measurement technologies for human interface, interaction, and communication, etc.

Session Code: 2g8a7

Session Organizers: Iwanori Murakami (Gunma University)


The application of electromagnetics and mechanics is an important field where high-performance systems can be realized by organically connecting machines and electricity to form dynamic systems. This session will focus on applications of electromagnetics and mechanics, with an emphasis on both advanced and intelligent design and control method. The major control strategies for the application of electromagnetism and mechanics are invited. Also, topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Applied technology related to electromagnetic force, Magnetic levitation technology, Linear drive technology, Magnetic bearings and related technologies, Rotating machine technology, Electrostatic and plasma applications, Superconductivity application, Electromagnetic induction technology and its application, Applications of magnetic/electric functional fluids

Session Code: 81jcv

Session Organizers: Shinichi Maruyama and Takao Yamaguchi (Gunma University)


This special session focuses on the wide area of topics related to analysis and experiments on dynamics of complicated systems, vibrations and sound. This session covers the following topics and key words, but are not limited to: multi-physical phenomena, nonlinear phenomena and chaos, waves, utilization of vibration, suppression of vibration, stability, identification, self-excited vibration, parametric excitation, random vibration, vibration of continuous body, impact, sound, dynamic phenomena including reaction of living bodies, energy dissipation and damping.

Session Code: 3m624

Session Organizers: Takaaki Hagiwara (Saitama Institute of Technology)


In manufacturing, medical welfare, life field, etc., the robot technology which needs direct contact or cooperation with human is proposed and developed. Among them, small and light actuators and flexible and two-dimensional sensor technology are required. In this session, proposal and development of basic technology such as measurement technology and control technology related to such research, and evaluation experiment, demonstration, research presentation on practical application of related soft actuator and soft sensor are widely collected.

Session Code: 7471p