ISPA 2018 Conference Tokyo

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Programme 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 Social Programmes .

Conference Programme Overview

Note about venues: Apart from the Farewell Party, all sessions will take place at the Bldg. 6 and Kainoki Hall at the Tokyo campus of Tokyo Seitoku University. See: Conference Venue

Wednesday July 25th

Time Programme Venue
8:00-16:00 Registration Desk Open 1F
9:00-12:00 Pre-conference Workshops 4F
12:00-13:30 Lunch 4F (Room 8)
13:30-16:30 Pre-conference Workshops 4F
15:00-17:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) TBA
17:00-18:30 Opening Ceremony
Special Lecture by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai
Kainoki Hall
19:00-20:00 Welcome Party
Sukeroku Daiko (Traditonal Edo-Tokyo style drumming)
Cafeteria, Lounge

Thursday July 26th

Time Programme Venue
8:00-17:00 Registration Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6032)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge6101),
2F (6206)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 1
Speaker: Dr. Toshinori Ishikuma
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Lunch, Interaction Groups 2F, 3F
12:00-14:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) TBA
13:30-15:00 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge6101),
2F (6206)
15:30-17:00 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
17:15-18:00 ISPA General Assembly 1 2F (6202)

Friday July 27th

Time Programme Venue
8:00-17:00 Registration Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge 6101),
2F (6206)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 2
Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Nastasi
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Lunch, Interaction Groups 2F, 3F
12:00-14:00 Travel Desk Open (Gloria Eurex Co., Ltd.) TBA
13:30-15:00 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge 6101),
2F (6206)
15:30-17:00 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
17:15-18:15 ISPA General Assembly 2 2F (6202)
19:00-21:00 Social Gathering for Local Association Members
*ISPA members are also welcomed.
Cafeteria, Lounge

Saturday July 28th

Time Programme Venue
8:00-17:00 Registration Desk Open 1F
9:00-10:30 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 3F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge 6101),
2F (6206)
11:00-12:00 Keynote Presentation 3
Speaker: Dr. William Pfohl
Kainoki Hall
12:00-13:30 Lunch 2F, 3F
13:30-15:00 Paper Presentations, Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops 2F, 4F
Poster Session 3F (6302)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 1F (Global Lounge 6101),
2F (6206)
15:30-17:00 Poster Session 3F (6302)
17:20-18:00 Closing Ceremony Kainoki Hall
19:30-21:30 Farewell Party Sunshine Cruise Cruise (Ikebukuro)

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 19:00 to 20:00 at Cafeteria and Lounge where we hope you will stay to enjoy a drink, some food and traditional Japanese music performances, Sukeroku Daiko, with us.

Opening Ceremony
Date: July 25th, 2018
Time: 17:00~18:30
Venue: Kainoki Hall, Tokyo Seitoku University
Special Lecture
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: Social Programmes
Welcome Party
Date: July 25th, 2018
Time: 19:00~20:00
Venue: Cafeteria and Lounge, Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University
Special Performance: Sukeroku Daiko

Social Gathering for Local Association Members

The social gathering for local association members will take place at Cafeteria and Lounge on Friday July 27th from 19:00 to 21:00. ISPA participant are also welcomed to join this social event with an extra fee.

  • Reservation: TBA
  • Date: July 27th, 2018
  • Time: 19:00~21:00
  • Venue: Cafeteria and Lounge, Bldg. 6, Tokyo Seitoku University

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 performances, 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 19:30 to 21:30.The special concert of Japanese songs featuring Ms. Mariko Tone will be held during the party.

Further information about the special lecture at the opening ceremony, special concerts at the parties and the tours for ISPA participants are announced on the Social Programmes.