TGSW2017 Session List (As of September 5, 2017)

Session Categories No. Session Title Session Description Keywords Session Organizer(s) Affiliation Date Time Venue
1 Opening Plenary/Main Features
Opening Plenary
All TGSW participants are expected to take part in this session, where Professor Nagata, the President of the University of Tsukuba, along with a few others, lays out what this year's TGSW seeks to accomplish. The keynote speech shall be delivered by Dr. Christoph Kaletka of TU Dortmund University. ・Social Innovations
・Objectives of TGSW
・Tsukuba Science City
・Tsukuba Conference 2019
Takeshi Hirose Professor
Office of Global Initatives
Sep 25 (Mon) 9:30-10:45 Hall 300
1-2 Beyond Globalization
Following the successful launch of the transbordering model of higher education for global society by the University of Tsukuba, the purpose of this session is to explore the possibilities of new society and new social values that may lie ahead of us after the age of globalization that is fading. More specifically, our session consists of the following sub-sessions: 1) the kick-off symposium for international Taiwan studies with transdisciplinary foci on Japan and Taiwan in a new global society; 2) a session on neo-communitarian society 5.0 exploring the possibility of Asian neo-communitarian societies after globalization; 3) a session on adding new values to medical nursing care in the new world from the perspective of medical anthropology. We are planning to invite high-profile public figures such as Kuo Chung-shi, vice representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office is to greet in the session. Actors such as these from the public sphere are necessary for the exploration and realization of new society based on new values. ・Social Innovations
・Southeast Asia
Ryosuke Ohniwa Associate Professor
University of Tsukuba Taiwan Office,
Faculty of Medicine
Sep 25 (Mon) 1)10:50-12:40
1)Hall 200
2)Hall 200
1-3 T-PIRC Symposium: Leading University Forum on Plant Resilience and Innovation
T-PIRC implements building up international R&D collaboration on plant sciences and their industrial applications. T-PIRC calls participation of existing partners to launch multilateral interactions including academic, governmental and private sectors and new activities taking concept of plant resilience over global concerns on climate change, food security, natural resources, economic transition, and overall development at TGSW in each year.
In 2017, two consecutive Sub-Sessions will be held on: Sub-Session I. Integrative Plant Sciences Mitigating Food Production Constraints under Unpredictable Climates, and Sub-Session II. Sustainable Resources Management for Self-Sufficiency. The contexts of the two Sub-Sessions will have interactions for implementation under UN SDGs leading to the contribution to the global tasks. An art of top-notch research shall be shared to amalgamate the findings for the science-based mitigation approaches over the global concerns.
The main participating institutions in this year 2017, are the Leading University Partners: Univ. of Bordeaux, National Taiwan Univ., Michigan State Univ. and the present Japanese collaborating agencies (RIKEN, JICA, JIRCAS, NARO and AIST as well as universities) with options to voluntary interests from other entities. In addition, some of collaborating agencies at emerging nations are invited together with UN agencies such as FAO. The focus will be on academic research contribution this year. The event will be held at annual basis as a series of scientific information exchange and discussion with expectation of UT institutional support. Upon each meeting, a recommendation shall be provided to aim at a joint achievement as a short term goal accumulating to a long term contribution to the global communities.
・Plant Resilience
・Natural Resources
・Food Security
・Smart Food System
・Value Chain
Hiroshi Ezura Director, Tsukuba Plant
Innovation Research
Faculty of Life and
Environmental Sciences
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:00-17:30 Hall 200
2 Core Sessions
Future Prediction of Marine Environment based on the Reconstruction of Oceanic Paleotemperature: Scientific Approach for SDGs Goal 13 & 14
United Nations sets seventeen goals as Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs). The Goal 7 recommends developing renewable energy systems as clean energy sources and providing energy for every people. The Goal 13 & 14 recommend urgent action for preventing global climate change such as global warming and ocean acidification. This proposed session aims to discuss about global climate change on the basis of paleotemperature reconstruction research, joint research of marine microalgal biology and biogeoochemistry, performed using marine phytoplankton biomarkers as a tool. British, European and Japanese scientists who have already collaborated in science are main speakers and appeal importance of collaboration between geochemical and biological researches. ・Climate Change
・Global Environment Prediction
・Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13 & 14,
・Marine Biodiversity
・Marine Paleotemperature Reconstruction
Yoshihiro Shiraiwa Professor
Educational Administration Division/Facultyof Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30‐17:00 202A
2-2 Catalytic science and technology for energy innovation
Catalysts are materials closely related to energy innovation. That is, catalysts are used in technologies of fuel cell, production of hydrogen by photo catalysts or production of fuels from biomass. The development of active catalysts is the mission in energy innovation. To this end, catalytic science to clarify the mechanism and active sites should be seamlessly connected with catalyst technology to produce active catalysts. In this session, catalysis related to energy innovation will be discussed from both scientific and technological viewpoints by inviting top-level researchers. ・Catalyst
・Energy Innovation
・Fuel Cell
Junji Nakamura Professor
Tsukuba Research Center for Interdisciplinary Materials Science
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-17:00 202A
2-3 Promotion of Basic Research in Life Science with Exit Strategy
We never have excellent applied research without excellent basic research. Until recently, most basic researchers in life science field did not consider the application of their research. However, recent research grants require social impacts and exigency even to the basic research in life science field. In this session, we consider how we can have fruitful exit strategy. ・Life Science
・Basic Research
・Exit Strategy
Mitsuyasu Kato Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Transborder Medical Research Center
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30-12:30 201B
2-4 A Program for Training of Innovative Leaders and Incubation of Medical Seeds Aiming at Exit Strategy of Life Science Research
Depletion of target molecules is being whispered even in big pharmaceutical companies, arousing the importance of disease research and development of innovative analytical technic. In the morning session of this series, the transborder collaborative activities in the most advanced basic science in the university of Tsukuba and others an the new trends in lifescince will be presented. In the afternoon session, we will tlak on the topics on how to make innovative research aiming at exit strategy. Several speakers who are global leaders in coating of innovative leaders/entrepreneurship to bring their seeds into practice/business, are to be invited from US and Japan and discuss about the ideal style of program for innovation leaders/entrepreneurship program inJapan including the expectations from industries and AMED. ・Entrepreneurship
・Life Science
・Exit Strategy
Yoshihiro Arakawa Professor
Tsukuba Clinical Research & Development Organization (T-CReDO)
Sep 26 (Tue) 13:30-17:00 201B
2-5 Science & Technology for Innovation in Societal Infrastructure
Professor Uchida founded the Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), the world's largest international conference, when he was a private company. Including this winners, we will gather researchers & strategists who are active in the world and discuss about "science technology forsocial innovation ". Science Technology Innovarion IEEE Award Fumihiko Uchida Professor
Dupty Director Headquaters for Industry-University Collaboration
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 201B
3 CiC(*) Joint Sessions

(*) CiC is an acronym for the “Campus in Campus" initiative. CiC Partners – University of Tsukuba, National Taiwan University, University of Bordeaux, University of Sao Paulo, UTM, and University of California, Irvine (CiC Research Partner) – aim to share their education and research resources without institutional boundaries to increase mobility and strengthen global presence.
Malaysia-Japan Collaborations for Sustainable Water Environment
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Malaysia and Japan, this session particularly aims to share the bilateral collaboration experiences in water environmental and disaster management and future visions of the strategic partnerships in these fields. Prof. Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, and other invited speakers from Malaysia give talks about frontiers in technologies, policies, and research and education trends in these issues in the country. Japanese speakers introduce multitiered collaboration schemes including Campus-in-Campus and the joint degree program between MJIIT and Tsukuba. ・Water Resources Management
・Disaster Management
Kazuya Shimizu Associate Professor
Department of Sustainable Environmental Sciences
Sep 25 (Mon) 13:00-17:00 406
3-2 Student Presentations (Oral Presentations, Medical Science & Life Science)
In this session, graduate students of University of Tsukuba and overseas partner universities including CiC partners give oral presentations. This “Student Presentations“ meeting has been held annually to advance research activities and facilitate international exchanges. Topics include medical science and life science. This session will be organized by Faculty of Medicine, Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences, Ph.D Program in Human Biology, and Master's and Doctoral Programs in Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences. This session is cooperated with Poster Presentations'. ・Medical Science
・Life Science
Yasuyuki Suda Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Sep 26 (Tue)- 27 (Wed) 9:30-17:00 406
3-3 Transboader Networking in Human Biology
This session aims to enhance human network formation of researchers in 5 global partener universities (UC Irvine, National Taiwan University, Boredeaux University, University of Sao Paulo, and University of Tsukuba). This session consists of two sessions; CiC introduction session and CiC science session. In CiC introduction session, cutting-edge researches and unique education systems of individual universities will be introduced, while in CiC science session, top researchers of each university will present newest reserach topics. This session will contribute to enable deep undestanding with each other and stimulate the collaboration of research and education betwen CiC partner universities. ・Human Biology
・Campus in Campus
Mitsuru Okuwaki Associate Professor
School of Integrative and Global Majors
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-17:00 Hall 300
As our societies are being now intensively sophisticated and globalized, social issues are also becoming complicated and global. Thus, to solve these problems, we should consider the integration of social science and engineering, even at the first stage of project design. From science to social innovation, there are many steps on the field of technology: development, application, realization, inheritance and industrialization. In this session, the role of technology will be discussed. ・Integrated Engineering
・Project-based Learning
Kyosuke Yamamoto Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Systems and Information
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 401
3-5 Kick-off Symposium for International Joint Degree Master’s Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health
University of Tsukuba, together with University of Bordeaux and National Taiwan University, will launch International Joint Degree Master's Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health (GIP-TRIAD) on Sep, 2017. In this symposium, we will have signing ceremony of GIP-TRIAD by the representatives from three universities, introduction of our degree program by faculties in this program, and group presentation by GIP-TRIAD students. ・Food
Yoshihiro Okabe Assistant Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-12:30 101
3-6 1st CiC Students' Workshop
Science for Social Innovations: Social Media – for Better or Worse?
Students from the CiC partner universities (University of Bordeaux, National Taiwan University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University of Sao Paulo, University of Tsukuba) will, present their research in the area of social media in three sessions. During the last part, ending session, students will compare and discuss their research and findings. Due to Social Media’s growing importance and its growing impact on society, this session focuses on social media phenomena in CiC partner countries. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, and Sociology. ・Social Media
・Information Science
・Global Communication
Glisic Jelena University International Administrator
Office of Global Initiatives
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-16:00 405B
4 Tsukuba Science City Sessions
Thermal Environment at the Time of Global Warming: Urban Heat lsland and Foehn Phenomenon
The temperature in Tokyo over the last 100 years has risen 1℃ due to global warming, 2℃ due to urban heat island phenomenon, 3℃ in total. Additionally, heat wave and foehn phenomenon occur occasionally and this causes further deterioration in thermal environment and brings increase of patient with heatstroke and agricultural damage. In this session, regarding the each factor and prospect of heat wave, urban heat island phenomenon and foehn phenomenon, the latest research developments will be discussed. ・Global Warming
・Urban Heat Island
・Foehn Phenomenon
・Heat Wave
・Dynamical Downscaling
Hiroyuki Kusaka Professor
Center for Computational Sciences
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-12:30 401
4-2 Fusion & Spiral Discussion: Tsukuba Future Dome Symposium (2) Farming  "Future Dome" means a concept of buildings to obtain more comfortable lifestyle by creating borders between human and nature just like clothes, houses, and buildings. In this symposium, the possibility of constructing and building Tsukuba Future Domes will be discussed by excellent scientists and researchers who are mainly working in Tsukuba Science City. Especially, we will focus on the potential of agriculture and food production in a future dome based on the infrastructure by cutting edge material and renewable energy utilization. ・Agriculture
Hideyuki Kato Research Administrator
URA Administdration/Management Office
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 403
4-3 Innovation of Bio-resources and Advanced Material Based on Colloid Interface and Soft Matter
One of the remarkable characteristics of Tsukuba area in the field of colloid and interface and soft-matter is that a great number of foreign reseachers and foreign pH-D studendts are wroking in different institutes such as NIMS and AIST. Colloid and interface, are commonly related to material science and bio-resources, such as food, soil, microbiogy and human health care. It can be easily imagined that the interactions between different source of institute and field with an common interest of colloid and interface have a big potential for future inovation. However, so far, the chance for such meeting is rare. In order to improve this situation, we oranaize a session of colloidal dispersion and soft-matter from various institutes to discuss the potentiality of future inovation. ・Soft Matter
Yasuhisa Adachi Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Science
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30-17:00 304
4-4 Science of Multi-componet Materials toward Artificial Photosynthesis
Toward constructing a carbon-neutral sustainable society, tremendous global efforts have been accumulated in light of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 followed by the Paris Agreement that became effective in 2016. To gain meaningful progress in the direction, one of the indispensable strategies should be the development of photofunctional molecules, supramolecules, and materials to achieve artificial photosynthesis, in which photon energy can be converted efficiently to chemical energy. In this session, we will discuss recent progress in science of multi-component materials, involving efficient photocatalytic systems for hydrogen evolution and carbon dixode reduction, multi-bistable complexes, molecular and supramolecular photochemical functionality. ・Metal Complex
・Supramolecular Assembly
・Artificial Photosynthesis
・Sustainable Society
Takahiko Kojima Professor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 202A
5 Student-Initiated
Crossing the Border -Answers Are Always Outside Your Scope-
Global issues contain problematic headlines such as poverty, medicine, environment and disaster prevention. To solve this, a trans-border approach across specialized fields through collaboration is required. However, students have limited chances to obtain these skills during their academic years. Therefore, we plan to have lectures by invited speakers on the methods, success, and failures of collaboration. Also, a networking event will be held to ignite collaboration between students. This session aims to provide a valuable chance for students to re-observe their own studies from a different angle and enhance collaborative networking in the younger generation. ・Collaboration
・Between Postgraduate Students
Xu Haojun Student
Ph.D Program in Human Biology, University of Tsukuba
Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-17:00 304
5-2 Growing to Be a Researcher from a Bud of Science-Japanese Secondary School Students Laureates of "Buds of Science" Prize-
The main theme of this session is to show the importance of experiences in science fields in elementary and secondary education period. We will invite five ex-laureates of Buds of Science Prize who got the Prize in the period from elementary school to high school and are now studying science at university. We will request them to tell about their science lives. ・elementary and secondary education
・Buds of Science Prize
・Experiences in Science Fields in Childhood
・Future Scientist
Shinya Miyamoto Professor
Vice President and Executive Director for Education Bureau of the Laboratory Schools
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-12:30 304
6 University-Hosted
Symphony of Voices
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
UNICHOR, a choral group organized in 1989, consists of young people passionate about singing, including both students and staff from all departments of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. UNICHOR has travelled extensively to many countries across the world and, in commemoration of the strong partnership between Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the University of Tsukuba, they will perform during TGSW in one of their Asian Tour stops. The concert will consist of ecclesiastical compositions in the Part 1, and the Part 2 will feature highlights of the classical, romantic and modern periods. The concert will be held on Monday 25th Sep, at Tsukuba Capio Hall (1-10-1 Takezono, Tsukuba), doors open at 18:30, performance starts at 19:00 and ends at 20:30. Admission free, open to public. ・Classical / Modern Choir
・Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
・End of summer celebration
Hitomi Yazawa Office of Global Initiatives Sep 25 (Mon) 18:30-20:30 CAPIO Tsukuba
6-2 Brazil Week 2017
Since 2015, the University of Tsukuba has been organizing an international cultural week to introduce the culture of different countries to the general public. This year, we are organizing “Brazil Week” from 22nd to 25th September, 2017. There will be Samba performances, talk shows (about football, history of Japanese Brazilians), Brazilian coffee-tasting, Brazilian food stands, and so on. The venue: Bivi Tsukuba and Tsukuba Center. Please join us! ・Brazil
・Culture & History
・Brazilian food
Osamu Ohneda Director of Sao Paulo Office Sep 22 (Fri)-27 (Wed) 10:00-17:00 Bivi
6-3 How Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Affect Humans and Society
NB: Offered in tandem with the World Economic Forum
The fourth industrial revolution enables online connection of humans and things and constantly captures their activities. The Big Data resulting from such massive accumulation of online information are now yielding new value to the economy. Such technological innovation is expected to bring about a lot of benefits for the society and economy, but it is still uncertain how it will affect human relations and employment in the future.
This session provides an opportunity for young researchers from Japan and abroad to discuss about how core technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (IoT, Big Data, AI, Robots, etc.) affect humans and society.
・The Fourth Industrial Revolution
・Human Relations and Employment
・Young Rsearchers
・IoT, Big Data, AI, Robots
Tamotsu Tokunaga Professor & Executive Officer for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Evaluation, University of Tsukuba Sep 27 (Wed) 10:30-12:00 Hall 200
6-4 How Should We Advance and Transform Industry, Science and Technology towards Society 5.0
Society 5.0 has been defined as a “super-smart society” following the hunter-gatherer society, the agrarian society, the industrial society and the information society. It is “a concept for realizing both a complete strengthening of industrial competitiveness and the establishment of a human-centered society, and aims not only to improve the productivity of industries to be realized through the Fourth Industrial Revolution but also to solve social problems such as the declining birthrate and aging population, rural decline, and environmental and energy issues.” (Keidanren)
This session provides an opportunity for young researchers to discuss with government and industry executives about how we should advance and transform industry, science and technology towards society 5.0 and what young researchers can do in this regard.
・Society 5.0
・Super-smart Society
・Young Rsearchers
・Government and Industry
・Science and Technology
・Japanese with Simultaneous translation
Tamotsu Tokunaga Professor & Executive Officer for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Evaluation, University of Tsukuba Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-16:00 Hall 200
6-5 Work Style and AI
This session aims to discuss the symbiosis between humans and the evolution of science/technology, and the creation of diversity from various perspectives. Recent rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to have a large influence on the traditional work style. To discuss the related problems, panelists will provide their opinions about society and science/technology. Finally, we aim to follow with a discussion on the transformation of work style and the development of diversity in society. ・Diversity
・Work Style
・Science and Technology
Ichiko Shoji Professor Executive Advisor to the President/Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-17:00 101
7 Poster Presentations
Student Presentations (Poster Presentations, Medical Science & Life Science)
In this session, graduate students of University of Tsukuba and overseas partner universities including CiC partners give poster presentations. This “Student Presentations“ meeting has been held annually to advance research activities and facilitate international exchanges. Topics include medical science and life science. This session will be organized by Faculty of Medicine, Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences, Ph.D Program in Human Biology, and Master's and Doctoral Programs in Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences. This session is cooperated with Oral Presentations. ・Medical Science
・Life Science
Yasuyuki Suda Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Sep 25 (Mon)
Sep 26 (Tue)
Sep 27 (Wed)
3F Lobby
7-2 Student Poster Presentation on Materials Research (NIMS Collaborative Doctoral Program & TIMS)
Materials science is quite a large scholarly area that supports the contemporary industrialized society. In this session, graduate students of Tsukuba Research Center of Interdisciplinary Materials Science (TIMS) and Collaborative Doctoral Program with National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) will give poster presentations about their cutting-edge research achievements of materials science and engineering, which include functional molecules, semiconductors, ceramics, metals, magnetic materials, superconductors, and biomaterials. ・Materials Science
・Functional Molecule
Kazuaki Sakoda

Tatsuya Nabeshima
Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering (NIMS)

Professor, Director
Tsukuba Research Center for Interdisciplinary Materials Science (TIMS)
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 202B
7-3 Researcher Blind Date Project - Meet Your Potential Collaborator!
To promote collaborative research between TGSW visitors, URA organise a poster exhibition in which presenters anonymously post their own research skills, research topics, and hurdles to overcome in a three-quesion format. Feedbacks to these poster presentation will be posted by any viewers with the post-it at any time during the TGSW anonymously. When both a presenter and a commentator agreed on identifying themselves, an organiser will mediate them for a possible collaboration. ・Cross-border
Masayo Shindo Research Administrator
Research Administration / Management Office
Sep 25 (Mon)
Sep 26 (Tue)
Sep 27 (Wed)
7-4 AEARU Poster Session
The Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) is an international university association comprised of 18 leading research-oriented universities located in five regions of East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Since its establishment in 1996, AEARU has been promoting mutual exchanges of researchers and students among member universities, as well as activities based on mutual interests by means of hosting thematic conferences and workshops, summer camps, etc. The poster session intends to highlight the outstanding features of each member university within the context of AEARU. *AEARU member universities: Fudan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Kyoto University, Nanjing University, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, Osaka University, Peking University, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Seoul National University, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, The University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, and Yonsei University. ・East Asian Association
Chiho Kabeya Administrative Assistant Office of Global Initiatives Sep 25 (Mon) 13:00-17:00 101
8 Free Themes
TGSW-Interdisciplinary Workshop on Science and Patents 2017

Interdisciplinary workshop on Science and Patents (IWP) is an international workshop, which has been organized to communicate in wide range of physics, chemistry, medical science, biology, and agriculture. During IWP 2017 interdisciplinary lectures and poster communications will be presented on topics concerning international patents, physics, chemistry, biology, medical, and technologies for industry. Distinguished presentations are awarded in the closing ceremony. ・Interdiciplinary
・General Science
Hiromasa Goto Professor
Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Sep 26 (Tue) 11:00-17:00 101
8-2 Scientific English Workshop
Effective communication in both written and spoken English is an essential skill for the modern scientist. Scientists are under increasing pressure to publish in international journals and present at international conferences. This workshop, hosted by the University of Tsukuba’s Medical English Communications Center, will provide an opportunity for young scientists to learn some practical skills and receive helpful advice on how to improve their scientific English. ・Scientific English
Thomas Mayers Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 402
8-3 Challenges and Innovations in Public Health and Nursing
Challenges and innovations in public health and nursing fields are discussed from the global perspectives, while expanding and deepening our university network by inviting the delegates of candidate as well as existing universities. Also, this workshop provides an opportunity for graduate/postgraduate students and young scientists to present their research proposals or findings and to receive feedback from interdisciplinary professors from our partner universities. ・Public Health
Keiko Sugimoto Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Sep 26 (Tue) 14:00-17:00 401
8-4 Scientific Investigation of the Basis of Particle Therapy -Biophysical Approach-
The expectation for radiotherapy as a cancer treatment is spreading not only in Japan but also in Europe, the United States and Asia. In radiation therapy, various kinds of radiation (X-ray, proton beam, carbon beam and neutron beam) with different biological and physical properties are used appropriately according to the clinical purpose. Biological and physical research on various kinds of radiation play an important role to support clinical data. In this session, we will focus on fundamental research supporting the basis of particle therapy and reconsider the various knowledge accumulated so far. We will also discuss the new innovation created by biophysics approarch. ・Particle Therapy
・Radiation Therapy
Koji Tsuboi Professor
Faculty of MedicineDirector of the Proton Medical Research Center
Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-17:00 401
8-5 The 5th International Conference on Global Aging
The United Nations Population Fund disclosed in 2012 that 80% of the 1.5 billion older people in the world would live in developing countries by 2050, thus aging is an urgent, global-scale issue. In this 5th Conference on Global Aging, we aim to share our ideas and fruits of researches on old-age issues through a medical, nursing, care, social, cultural points of view, and advocate policies on aging. ・Aging
・Health Service Research
Nanako Tamiya Professor
Faculty of Medical Science
Sep 27 (Wed) 10:00-17:00 303
8-6 International Symposium on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: Sacred Landscapes
The symposium closes the second Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific 2017 (CBWNCL 2017) which is recognized as an UNESCO Chair programme. It is composed of keynote speeches by representatives of international partner organizations, and a roundtable gathering international and Japanese experts as well as the participants of the workshop. The discussion will focus on the importance of the nature-culture approach to the conservation of sacred landscapes, and the aim is to adopt "Recommendations for the Conservation of Sacred Landscapes in Asia and the Pacific" proposed by the participants of the CBWNCL 2017. ・World Heritage
・Sacred Landscapes
・Asia and the Pacific
Masahito Yoshida Professor
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, World Heritage Studies
Sep 26 (Tue) 10:00-17:00 Hall 300
8-7 Joint Symposium for Research Collaboration between University of Hyderabad and University of Tsukuba
The distinguished researchers studying the related fields from University of Hyderabad and UniversityvUniversity of Tsukuba will introduce alternately both studies. Provisional targets for related fields are as follows, Functional morphology of mammalian mitochondria. Molecular and physiological analysis of anti-ageing using model animals. Novel physiological functions of non-coding small RNAs in microorganisms Chemical communication in plants, environmental response in plants, Signal sensing and transduction in microalgae ・Life Science
・Exchange program
Iwane Suzuki Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Sep 27 (Wed) 12:40-17:00 201A
8-8 Universe Evolution and Matter Origin
In order to answer various questions in basic natural science especially about universe evolution and matter origin, our University of Tsukuba has formed a new basic science research center "Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering" (CiRfSE) in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. Our research Core for the History of the Universe includes the following 3 divisions; (1)Antarctic Astronomy, (2)Elementary Particles, and (3)Quark Nuclear Matters. These 3 divisions are trying to cooperate together to find out the "dark-" matter, energy and galaxies and to understand the origin of matter, phase transition and structure formation as well as their fluctuation and evolution. This session is to share the understanding of our fields and to discuss about the next step. ・Universe
・Elementary Particles
・Quark Nuclear Matters
・Antarctic Astronomy
Nario Kuno Professor
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Division of Physics
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30-17:00 403
8-9 Young Researchers Study Forum -The Diversity of Japanese Studies-
In this forum, researchers and graduate students from China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan will congregate to deepen advanced Japanese studies, languages, literature, culture, language education and social science from an East-Asian context. Presenting the diversity of Japanese studies, we will share our concerns with participants, and will try to strengthen future research and the current education network. Since 2009, this forum has been held at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China, Korea University in South Korea, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan. The 2017 Forum is the tenth time. ・Language
・Social Science
Masaki Ono Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sep 25 (Mon)
Sep 26 (Tue)

8-10 6th Meeting of the German JSPS-Club in Japan
The German JSPS Alumni Association (in short German JSPS-Club ) focuses on the promotion of scientific exchange between German-speaking countries and Japan, on promotion of personal and scientific contacts, on cooperation with scientific and science promoting organizations as well as on other aims.
This year`s 6th Meeting of the JSPS-Club in Japan forms part of the Tsukuba Global Science Week to demonstrate the scientific expertise of individual club members in five presentations. The German JSPS Club is introduced to session participants to explore the potential of networking with the German JSPS-Club and forming part of the Club.
・German JSPS-Club in Japan Thomas Parkner Assistant Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Science
Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-17:00 202B
8-11 Strategic Frontiers for Regional Revitalization
This session focuses on emerging technologies such as "Robotics", "Artificial intelligence", "Self-driving car", "Fuel cell", etc. for various real regional problems: "disaster prevention / reduction", "childcare / nursing care", and "agriculture". We invite researchers from Hanoi University of Technology who are active on these element technologies and related researchers from the University of Tsukuba to discuss and exchange information on these topics. We hope that this opportunity will be the first step to establish collaborative researches among the two universities. ・Disaster
・Nursing Care
・Self-driving Car
Phung-Duc Tuan Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
Sep 27 (Wed) 10:30-16:00 402
8-12 Digital Humanities: ICT Innovations in Classical Studies
Considering the hypothesis of "the technological singularity," which is supposed to occur in a couple of dacades, it is invevitable to better introduce and coexist with the ICT tools for all the activities of human being, even in the research area of claasical study, that is one of the hard-core humanities.
This session starts with the keynote lecture by Prof. Kiyonori Nagasaki, then followed by the power-point presentation and/or the demonstoration in each booth by the developers of various ICT projects, such as ITLR, SARIT, and SMART-GS, each of which is designed to foster the international and interdisciplinary collaboration of expertise.
・Digital Humanities
・Classical Studies
Hayato Kondo Part-time Researcher
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sep 27 (Wed) 14:00-17:00 403
8-13 Establishment of Athletic Departments at Japanese Universities
We are introducing the groundwork and necessary processes for establishing an athletic department at University of Tsukuba and sharing information and opinions about spreading this athletic department model into other universities that are interested in creating a university athletic conference together with University of Tsukuba. ・Athletic Department
・College Sports
・Sport Management
Yukio Yamada Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
Sep 26 (Tue) 14:00-17:00 303
8-14 University of Tsukuba Overseas Alumni Conference 2017
This is the third annual alumni conference, in which alumni reps as well as student reps from thirteen countries/regions will be invited. Alumni reps present and discuss local alumni activities in each region, and student reps present and discuss networking activities among each student group. University officials in charge of overseas offices also will attend to discuss alumni networking issues. ・Alumni
Osamu Ohneda Director
Office of Global Initiatives
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30-16:30 202B
8-15 Research and Educational Development for Greater Mekong Sub-region with Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand, is the leading research university in the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS). Under the agreement, the University of Tsukuba (UT) has been seeking the collaboration in research and education with KKU and vice versa. This session has following subthemes: 1) Setting clear collaborative research contents and working plans in a) Societal and Agricultural development and Pharmacy, b) Humanity and Library Science, and c) Education, 2) Seeking the possible students exchange system for Campus in Campus, 3) Making the usage of the satellite office of UT in KKU in both CiC and for GMS. ・Health and Medicine
・Environment and Agreculture
・ Humanity and Education
Masami Isoda Professor
Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development
Sep 25 (Mon) 14:00-17:00 304(A)/
8-16 Industry-Academia Collaboration among Pure, Applied, and Commercialization Researches Based on Linguistic Data

The purpose of this session is to provide opportunities with researchers from various fields to share recent trends of the study of language in industry-academia collaboration. Recent trends are that linguistics and its application fields have been becoming more and more inter-dependent. Thus, the "Trans-Border” or "Interdisciplinary" perspective is necessary. Specifically, the recent linguistic data for research is "big" and "contextualized". This session especially focuses on the use of Big Data on food culture from both academic and application points of view. The organizer hopes that the session will stimulate the possibility for uncovering future unexplored areas of research of language. ・Big Data
・Data Mining
・Foreign Language Teaching
・Food Culture
Yuichi Ono Associate Professor
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Modern Languages and Cultures
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30-17:30 201B
8-17 Art and Design Research for the Future:
Innovation and Art & Design
We would like to discuss of the Art and Design researches for the future society.
The invited lecture: "Innovative Commerce System" will be held in the morning session, by French researcher.
In the afternoon, we will organize open presentation sessions, oral presentation and poster presentation, which we will ask to review the papers of internationally-called-for by the human resources of our faculty, as well as to ask for participations of researchers of other organizations and countries.
・World Heritage
・Future Society
・Innovative Commerce System
Sari Yamamoto Associate Professor
Faculty of Art and Design
Sep 26 (Tue) 9:30-17:00 405A/405B
8-18 Autopoiesis and Biology of Cognition
Autopoiesis, a theory created by chilean scientists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela in 1970s, claims that the core of biological organization is the capabilities of self-production and auto-encapsulation. According to Autopoiesis living systems are autonomous systems which by the mechanism of Structural Coupling dynamically and recursively create their perceptual world. Because of thee reasons Autopoietic Theory has established itself as a central element to understand metabolism, cognition, collective behaviors and language. In this seminar, we discuss the possibilities of autopoiesis and reconsider the relation between autopoiesis and biology of cognition from various perspectives. ・Autopoiesis
・Autonomous System
・Metabolism, Collective Behavior
Takayuki Niizato Assistant Proffessor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and System
Sep 27 (Wed) 9:30‐12:30 403