ISPA 2018 Conference Tokyo

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Program Overview

Special Lecture

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Kainoki Hall, Tokyo Seitoku University

We are pleased to announce about the special lecture at the opening ceremony on July 25th 2018, inviting Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai who is a world-famous scientist for Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb), a professor and Executive Research Director at the Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba; the President and CEO of CYBERDYNE, INC.; and a Program Manager of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (“ImPACT”) program. The lecture title is “Dawn of the era of Techno Peer Support - Pioneering the Future with Cybernics - ”. For further information about Dr. Sankai and his lecture, please see “Social Events” below and the Events & Sightseeing Tours.

Scientific Program

The program includes a wide variety of presentations, all of which are of central relevance to the theme of the Conference. These will be led by academics and practitioners from over 40 countries, all of whom are experts in their particular field. Please download “Scientific Program” to read further information about the types of presentation.
Click here to download “Scientific Program” (June 29, 2018).

The program book contains information about the titles of each of the presentations, the names of the speakers, the time they will take place and the room number. Each segment lasts 90 minutes, and all presenters are expected to keep the time. The program book will be appeared on the conference website at the beginning of July 2018.

Conference Program Overview

Note about venues: Apart from the Farewell Party, all sessions will take place at Building 6 and Kainoki Hall on Tokyo campus of Tokyo Seitoku University.
See: Conference Venue
Note about registration: Due to the high participant rate in the ISPA Tokyo Conference and venue occupancy limits, the registration has been closed on Thursday, May 31, 2018. There is no on-site registration for the full conference.

Wednesday July 25th

Time Program Venue
9:00-12:00 Pre-conference Workshops (AM) 4F
12:00-13:00 Lunch 1F (Global Lounge)
12:00-20:00 Reception Desk Open 1F
13:00-16:00 Pre-conference Workshops (PM) 4F
15:00-17:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) 1F
17:00-18:30 Opening Ceremony
Special Lecture by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai
Kainoki Hall
18:40-20:00 Welcome Party
Sukeroku Daiko (Traditonal Edo-Tokyo style drumming)
1F (Global Lounge)

Thursday July 26th

Time Program Venue
8:30-17:00 Reception Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
Introduction to the ISPA Conference 4F (6409)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 1
Speaker: Dr. Toshinori Ishikuma
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Interaction Groups
Lunch
3F
3F
12:00-14:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) 1F
13:30-15:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
15:30-17:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
17:15-18:30 ISPA General Assembly 1 2F (6202)

Friday July 27th

Time Program Venue
8:30-17:00 Reception Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 2
Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Nastasi
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Interaction Groups
Lunch
3F
3F
12:00-14:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) 1F
13:30-15:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
15:30-17:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
17:15-18:30 ISPA General Assembly 2 2F (6202)
19:00-21:00 Social Gathering for Local Association Members 1F (Global Lounge)

Saturday July 28th

Time Program Venue
8:30-17:00 Reception Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 3
Speaker: Dr. William Pfohl
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Lunch 3F
13:30-15:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 2F (6203)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge)
15:30-17:00 Papers, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F
17:20-18:40 Closing Ceremony
Sukeroku Daiko (Traditonal Edo-Tokyo style drumming)
Kainoki Hall
20:00-22:00 Farewell Party
Special Concert by Ms. Mariko Tone
Sunshine Cruise Cruise (Ikebukuro)

* The schedule is subject to change.

Social Events

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party

The Opening Ceremony will take place at Kainoki Hall on July 25th from 17:00 to 18:30. This will be followed by the welcome party from 18:40 to 20:00 at Global Lounge on the first floor of Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University where we hope you will stay to enjoy a drink, some food and a traditional Japanese music concert, Sukeroku Daiko, with us.

Opening Ceremony
Date: July 25th, 2018
Time: 17:00~18:30
Venue: Kainoki Hall, Tokyo Seitoku University
Special Lecture at the Opening Ceremony
Special speaker: Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai
Lecture title: Dawn of the era of Techno Peer Support - Pioneering the Future with Cybernics - (in Japanese: 人とテクノロジーが共生する社会〜サイバニクスが拓く未来〜)
See also: Events & Sightseeing Tours
Welcome Party
Date: July 25th, 2018
Time: 18:40~20:00
Venue: Global Lounge, Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University
Special concert: Sukeroku Daiko (See also: Events & Sightseeing Tours)

Social Gathering for Local Association Members

The social gathering for local association members will take place at Global Lounge on the first floor of Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University on Friday July 27th from 19:00 to 21:00. ISPA participant are also welcomed to join this social event with an extra fee.

  • Registration and payment: Please visit the registration desk of the Japanese program on the first floor of Building 6, on July 27, 2018.
  • Date: July 27th, 2018
  • Time: 19:00~21:00
  • Fee: JPY 4.500
  • Language: Japanese
  • Venue: Cafeteria and Lounge, Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University
  • See also: http://schoolpsychology.jp/ispa2018/entryfee.html (Japanese)

Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony will take place at Kainoki Hall on Saturday July 28th from 17:20 to 18:00. We hope you will enjoy traditional Japanese music performance by Sukeroku Daiko.

  • Date: July 28, 2018
  • Time: 17:20~18:00
  • Venue: Kainoki Hall, Tokyo Seitoku University
  • Special concert: Sukeroku Daiko

Farewell Party

The Farewell Party, including dinner, will take place on Saturday July 28th from 20:00 to 22:00. During the party, we hope you will enjoy the special concert by Ms. Mariko Tone. She will perform several Japanese songs.

Further information about the special lecture at the opening ceremony, special concerts at the parties and the sightseeing tours for ISPA participants are announced on the Events & Sightseeing Tours.