Main Topic: Future of Super Smart Society​

Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society will hold SSS Global Forum on November 4.
We will have invited lectures by WISE-SSS international advisors about the future of super smart society from their expert perspectives. We also organize research presentation sessions for SSS students to interact with international advisors, as well as group discussions and presentation on the future scenarios produced by Tokyo Tech DLab.

Date & Time

Friday, November 4, 2022, 9:00-18:00

Intended participants

Tokyo Tech students, faculty and staff, SSS Consortium partners


Please fill out the form below by

October 14, 2022, if you join the poster session and/or the group discussion
October 28, 2022, if you just join the keynote speech.

Registration form


Multi-Purpose Digital Hall, Media Hall (Ookayama Campus)

*We will also offer online streaming
For details on how to participate, we will inform you at a later date. 


This program will be held only in English.

Participation fee



Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society

Invited Speakers

Prof. Ian Watson

Professor, Reader
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Dr Watson’s first degree was in Applied Physics, followed by a PhD from the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, in “Optimising the gaseous discharge and optical coupling of a pulsed CO2 laser”. He has extensively researched on a number of thematic areas related to applied energy, ranging from air and substrate decontamination using laser and plasma systems, real time detection of bacteria, laser asteroid deflection, controlling thermochemical processing of biomass and growing microalgae for improved gut health and brain function, CCUS and energy production.

Mr. Masaaki Maeda

Vice President
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
J.C.C. Fund
The Nippon Club, Inc.

Masaaki Maeda was appointed Vice President of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc., the J.C.C. Fund and The Nippon Club, Inc. in March 2020. The three not for profit organizations are located in the heart of Manhattan and work to continue the friendship and strong ties between the US and Japan. Before joining these organizations, he was a Strategic Advisor at Asurion, the world’s largest provider of technology protection services. Prior to Asurion, Mr. Maeda was President & CEO of NTT DOCOMO USA. Mr. Maeda began his career in the Japanese telecommunications industry in 1983 at the Engineering Bureau of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, which was privatized in 1985 and became NTT. In March 1994, he moved to NTT DOCOMO, the mobile arm of NTT, and held a series of senior positions in network planning, human resource management, corporate affairs, and mobile multimedia services. In July 2002, he was assigned to NTT DOCOMO USA in New York to lead the company’s business development activities in the U.S. Mr. Maeda holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology. In addition, he received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in June 2002. He is also a member of the industrial advisory board, CEWIT at Stony Brook University, a member of the International advisory board, Manhattan School of Music, Lecturer (US business) and International Advisor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Advisor at the Center of Innovation, University of Tokyo, a member of the US-Japan Council, Advisor to the Office of the City of Yokohama Representative to the Americas and an Advisor to wordly, Inc.

Prof. Seong-Lyun Kim

Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Seong-Lyun Kim is a Professor at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, heading the Robotic & Mobile Networks Laboratory (RAMO). He was the Head of the School (2020-2021) and was directing the Center for Flexible Radio (CFR+), H2020 EUK PriMO-5G project, and Smart Factory Committee of 5G Forum, Korea. He was an Assistant/Associate Professor of Radio Communication Systems at the Department of Signals, Sensors & Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Visiting Professor at the Control Engineering Group, Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto), Finland, the KTH Center for Wireless Systems, and the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan. He served as a technical committee member or a chair for various conferences, and an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, Elsevier Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier ICT Express, and Journal of Communications and Network. He served as the leading guest editor of IEEE Wireless Communications and IEEE Network for wireless communications in networked robotics, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He also consulted various companies in the area of wireless systems both in Korea and abroad. His research interests include radio resource management, information theory in wireless networks, collective intelligence, and robotic networks. He published numerous papers, including the co-authored book (with Prof. Jens Zander), Radio Resource Management for Wireless Networks. His degrees include BS in economics (Seoul National University), and MS & PhD in operations research (with application to wireless networks, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology).



Poster presentation of doctor students #1


Group discussion and preparation of presentation
Topic: Tokyo Tech Future Scenarios – possible contribution


Keynote speech #1
Prof. Ian Watson, Professor, University of Glasgow
“Matching Super-Smart Society approaches with Climate Change demands”


Keynote speech #2
Mr. Masaaki Maeda, Vice President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
“5G Impact on US Society and Current Status of Smart Society Growth”


Keynote speech #3
Prof. Seong-Lyun Kim, Professor, Yonsei University
“Long-range Reliable Low Latency Communications for Super Smart Society”


Poster presentation of doctor students #2


Presentation of group discussion

Materials (Accessible only to participants)

We appreciate the cooperation of the WISE-SSS International Advisors.

Magnus Egerstedt

University of California, Irvine

Jenq-Shiou Leu

National Taiwan University of Science & Technology

Wilfred G. van der Wiel

University of Twente

Marco Ceccarelli

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Chia-Hsiang Menq

The Ohio State University

Taweep Chaisomphob

Thammasat University

Ian Watson

University of Glasgow

Sandra Hirche

Technical University of Munich

Thomas Haustein

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

Branka Vucetic

University of Sydney

Susi S. Varvayanis

Cornell University

Michiel Bacchiani

Google Japan

Ali Sadri

Airgain, Inc.

Emilio Carvanese Strinati

CEA Leti

Sumei Sun

Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

Masaaki Maeda

The Nippon Club
Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of NY, Inc.
JCC Fund

Seong-Lyun Kim

Yonsei University

Haris Gačanin

RWTH Aachen University

Srinivas Garimella

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

The University of Melbourne