The world is at a major turning point. Recent changes in global economics and industrial priorities, environmental and energy policies, food production and population movements have produced formidable challenges that must be addressed for sustaining life on earth.

The Irago Conference series was launched in 2011 with the objective of providing an ‘interdisciplinary-platform’ to enhance mutual understanding between scientists and engineers from academia and industry, policy makers, and experts from a wide spectrum of pure and applied sciences to resolve the daunting global issues facing mankind.
The organizers would like to encourage graduate school students to participate and talk directly with internationally renowned academics, industrialists, and opinion leaders for a firsthand view of the major issues facing scientists and engineers of the 21st century.

The main theme of Virtual Irago Conference 2020 is LIVING with COVID-19 .
Internationally renowned experts will share their experiences and insights into the challenges of “living with COVID-19”.

Date: 11 December 2020

Venue: Online. The links and information for joining the conference will be sent to registered participants

Areas covered

Abstracts are welcome in the areas listed below.
Observation, Measurement, Monitoring & Evaluation

Observation, Measurement, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Advanced observation and measurement technologies
  • Climate change
  • Astronomical and solar system observation
  • Material characterization
  • Micro sensing systems
  • Measurement systems for extreme environments

Information and computer science

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Quantum computing
  • Big data
  • Machine learning
  • Computer graphics and 3D animation
  • Man – machine interface

Medicine and Healthcare

  • Biomimetic materials and protocols
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Healthcare and diagnostics
  • Nanosurgery
  • Microorganisms
  • Drug delivery and discovery
  • Life threatening diseases
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Pandemics
  • Innovative Technology for health/welfare
  • Music therapy, brain and mind healing

Energy and Environment

  • Environment and pollution
  • Biofuel
  • Natural energy (solar, wind, wave)
  • Energy conservation
  • Methane hydrate
  • Oceanography
  • Agriculture and plant science

Frontiers of Advanced Science and Technology

  • Electronic materials and devices
  • CMOS and silicon devices
  • Integrated circuits
  • MEMS and NEMS
  • Optoelectronics
  • Magnetic materials and related devices
  • Man-Machine Interface
  • Robotics
  • Piezoelectric actuators
  • Graphene synthesis and applications
  • Spintronics

Virtual Irago Conference 2020 Organizing Team

Adarsh Sandhu (UEC, Tokyo)
Tetsuo Kishimoto (UEC, Tokyo)
Rio Kita (Tokai University)
Yoshitaka Kitamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Masumi Taki (UEC, Tokyo)
Renu Wadhwa (AIST, Tsukuba)

Venue: Online video conference and avatar-based poster session