Design Hub for our Future Society

International Symposium on Design for the Sustainable Society via Digital Technology – Cooperated by Digital Transformation, Semiconductor, and Manufacturing –


Digital technology has brought about rapid progress as a platform for building a global society. The younger generation, as digital natives, is becoming indispensable in their lives using digital technology. By creating social and environmental value through the use of digital technology and co–creation in the society of the future, it is expected that a human–friendly digital future society will be built that includes as many people as possible. In this symposium, we will discuss the future prospects of digital technology, its application to society, and its contribution to future society.


Thursday, February 2, 2023 – Friday, February 3, 2023


On–site: Sendai International Center (Tachibana Conference Hall) [Access]
Online: YouTube streaming


On–site: 100 (first–come–first–served basis, registration required)
Online: 300


The event is free and open to anyone. Participants can attend in person or online. Registration is required.
Registration deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023, 17:00 (JST)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 17:00 (JST) *Registration deadline has been extended.
– Closed


Tetsuo Endoh (Tohoku University)
Ching–Chuan Jiang (Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital)
Tomoko Konishi–Nagano (Fujitsu Limited)
Kazuyo Matsubae (Tohoku University)
Tsuyoshi Moriya (Tokyo Electron Limited)
Kiyotaka Naoe (Tohoku University)
Yuji Ogino (Tokyo Electron Limited)
Hiroshi Okajima (Toyota Motor Corporation)
Makoto Onodera (TSMC Japan Limited)
Makoto Takahashi (Tohoku University)
Shigeki Tomishima (Intel Corporation)


February 2 / February 3 (morning session): Japanese / English (simultaneous interpreting)
February 3 (Afternoon session): Japanese


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Time Schedule

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Chair: Toshiyuki Takagi (Tohoku University)
13:00 – 13:15
Opening Remarks
Motoko Kotani (Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University)
Tatsuya Nagakubo (Corporate Officer, Tokyo Electron Limited)
Yu–Han Tsou (Senior Advisor, General Director, Science and Technology Division, NSTC in Taiwan/Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan)
Plenary Talk
13:15 – 13:45
Tetsuo Endoh (Tohoku University)
Game Change by Spintronics Low–Power Semiconductors and its Contribution to Carbon–Neutral Society
Session 1: Perspectives on Semiconductor and its application on Digital Technology
Chair: Tetsuo Endoh (Tohoku University)
13:45 – 14:30
Shigeki Tomishima (Intel Corporation) [Online]
The Role and Importance of Semiconductor Memory in High–Performance Computing
14:30 – 15:15
Makoto Onodera (TSMC Japan Limited)
Perspectives of semi–conductor market and TSMC
15:15 – 16:00
Hiroshi Okajima (Toyota Motor Corporation)
Reforming Our Company to Become a “Mobility Company”
16:00 – 16:15
Session 2: TEL Special Session
Chair: Mitsuyuki Yamaguchi (Tokyo Electron Limited)
16:15 – 17:00
Tsuyoshi Moriya (Tokyo Electron Limited)
Utilize Informatics on Semiconductor Manufacturing Process
17:00 – 17:45
Yuji Ogino (Tokyo Electron Limited)
Toward the realization of a sustainable society
Friday, February 3, 2023
Session 3: Digital Technology for solving the social issues
Chair: I–Ching Chen (Tohoku University)
10:00 – 10:45
Ching–Chuan Jiang (Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital)
MAC WARD–An Innovative Negative–pressure Isolation Ward
10:45 – 11:30
Tomoko Konishi–Nagano (Fujitsu Limited)
Cross–Industry Collaboration Challenge of Scope3 CO2 emissions data exchange through Data Visualization Project of Green x Digital Consortium  Slides
11:30 – 13:00
Lunch Break
Session 4 Designing the sustainable society via Digital Technology
Chair: Yoshiaki Maeda (Tohoku University)
13:00 – 13:30
Kiyotaka Naoe (Tohoku University) [Online]
Introduction to the TEL–TFC joint program for 2022–2024
13:30 – 14:15
Kazuyo Matsubae (Tohoku University)
Pros and Cons of Digital Society from socio–economic perspectives
14:15 – 15:00
Makoto Takahashi (Tohoku University)
Importance of Human Positive Contribution to Safety –Need for Reciprocal Relationship of Human and AI technology–
15:00 – 15:10
Session 5: Concluding Discussion
Moderator: Yasuhiro Fukushima (Tohoku University)
15:10 – 15:50
Kazuyo Matsubae (Tohoku University)
Yuji Ogino (Tokyo Electron Limited)
Makoto Takahashi (Tohoku University)
Yasunori Yamanouchi (Tohoku University)
Session 6: Presentation by Junior Researchers
15:50 – 16:50
16:50 – 17:00
Award Ceremony
17:00 – 17:10
Closing Remarks
Tetsuya Nagasaka (Vice President for Social Outreach and Research Collaboration, Tohoku University)

Poster Presenters

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  1. Junya Terayama (Tohoku University)
    Dawool Choi (Tohoku University)
    Chikyu–kun: The Future System for Creating Sustainable Society
  2. Tao Li (Tohoku University)
    Power Reduction Method of Non–volatile Devices with Error–resilient Deep Neural Networks
  3. Zhang Li (Tohoku University)
    High–calculation efficiency, Low hardware complexity Error Correction Method for Spin–Transfer Torque Magnetic Random–Access Memory
  4. Anqing Wang (Tohoku University)
    Automated hybrid separation sequences synthesis framework for process industry
  5. Sunao Watabe (Tohoku University)
    A Society Where Anyone Can Buy and Sell Renewable Energy –A Sustainable Electricity Utilization System Using Blockchain
  6. Yuuki Watanabe (Tohoku University)
    Technology choice for manufacturing phenolic products based on renewable resource capacity
  7. Ryodai Makino (Tohoku University)
    Can introduction of PVC de–chlorination technology bring circularity benefits? – An analysis using a multi–objective, multi–regional technology choice model
  8. Takuro Inoue (Tohoku University)
    Nitrogen flow analysis in Japan for the realization of low carbon society
  9. Kazuki Fukushima (Tohoku University)
    Trial for designing chemical process using quantum annealing machine Case study: Separation process configuration optimization
  10. Seokjin Hong (Tohoku University)
    A cradle–to–gate greenhouse gases emission perspective for assessment of CCU technologies – Comparison of process options in non–reductive CO2 utilization for poly–carbonate diol production
  11. Yosuke Nagase (Tohoku University)
    Carbon–circularity–based evaluation of recycling process with dynamic MFA approach
  12. Junbin Xiao (Tohoku University)
    Land Use Change Induced by Copper Mining: Satellite Image Analysis Using Machine Learning
  13. Yiming Song (Tohoku University)
    An Efficient Inference Architecture with Quantized Parallel Recurrent Neural Network for High Accurate Human Action Recognition System


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Hosted by

  • Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University
  • Center for Innovative Integrated Electronics Systems, Tohoku University
  • Tokyo Electron Limited

Co–hosted by

  • Science and Technology Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
  • Center for Science, Technology and Well–being Research (Graduate School of Arts and Letters), Tohoku University