Thematic Programs

Designing the Human–Centric IoT Society–Cooperative Industry–Academic Strategies for Creative Future Connection–


Program Theme

While the innovations driven by IoT and AI are expected to greatly contribute to our society, IoT and AI may have unexpected negative effects, depending on how they are developed and implemented in society. The “human–centric IoT society” is realized as a social system where human beings and computers harmonize each other. The aim of this thematic program is to discuss issues of future human–centric IoT society for well–being through industry–academic collaborations.
A salient feature of this program is the introduction of the technology assessment method including cross–cutting discussions, which comprehensively cover liberal arts, technology and science.
The program will create a knowledge base for IoT society development, which naturally fits to the goals of sustainable society. In addition, methodologies for designing IoT society, and those for practicing its optimal implementation will be provided. We hope to propose judgment criteria for the human–centric IoT society design from both technology and social science points of view.


TEL & TFC collaboration and follow-up Workshops: Designing the Human-Centric IoT Society: Shaping a "New Normal"  [Sep. 03, 2020 Updated]
(September 23–25, 2020 / September 30, 2020)

School for the design of a future society  [Jun. 10, 2020 Updated]
(October 2020–March 2021)

International symposium 1: The 30th Annual Conference of Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS2020)  [Dec. 25, 2020 Updated]
(December 2–4, 2020)

International symposium 2: The 2nd International Symposium on Designing the Human–Centric IoT Society  [Dec. 25, 2020 Updated]
(December 5, 2020)

International symposium 3: The 9th RIEC International Symposium on Brain Functions and Brain Computer  [Dec. 25, 2020 Updated]
(December 5, 2020)

Public outreach event: Café philosophique "IoT society and Human well–being"  [Dec. 25, 2020 Updated]
(December 20, 2020)

Public outreach event 2: Café philosophique "What is Human–Centric IoT Society?"  [Jan. 15, 2021 Updated]
(February 23, 2021)

Link  [February 25, 2021 Updated]

TFC×TEL Special Site (in Japanese)

Organizers  [May 21, 2020 Updated]

Yoshihiko Horio
(Tohoku University)

Ayumi Hirano–Iwata
(Tohoku University)

Kiyotaka Naoe
(Tohoku University)

Shigeo Sato
(Tohoku University)

Yasunari Takaura
(Tohoku University)

Yasunori Yamanouchi
(Tohoku University)

Masato Morishima
(Tokyo Electron Limited)

Sumie Segawa
(Tokyo Electron Limited)

Mitsuyuki Yamaguchi
(Tokyo Electron Limited)

Communication Manager  [February 25, 2021 Updated]

Fumiko Shima
(Tokyo Electron Limited)

Poster  [July 20, 2020 Updated]

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Report  [Jan. 24, 2023 Updated]

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Co–hosted by  [February 25, 2021 Updated]

· Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
· Center for Science, Technology and Well–being Research (Graduate School of Arts and Letters) Tohoku University

In cooperation with

· WISE Program for AI Electronics, Tohoku University

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