The 6th International Symposium on Frontier Technology 5-6 November, 2017

The 6th International Symposium on Frontier Technology at Kochi University of Technology, Japan

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Kochi University of Technology (KUT) started Special Scholarship Program (SSP) in 2003 to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable doctoral students especially from foreign countries. The Chinese branch and Thai branch of KUT alumni were established in 2006 when the first SSP students graduated. After one year later, the Chinese branch held the first International Symposium on Frontier Technology (ISFT) in Shenyang. At present, around 150 SSP graduates are playing active roles in various academic fields in many countries, and the network has most certainly become larger and larger. ISFT is held every two years to provide a place for the exchange of innovative ideas and cutting-edge information among SSP graduates and many researchers from all around the world. In 2017, the Chinese branch, the Thai branch and KUT will jointly host the 6th symposium in KUT to celebrate the special occasion of the 20th anniversary of KUT as well as to offer the chance to explore international or interdisciplinary collaboration among participants.


*Schedule as of Oct 4th, 2017 and subject to change.

Saturday, November 4

13:00-13:40 KUT 20th anniversary ceremony (in Japanese)

13:45-15:15 Special lecture by Prof. Takaaki Kajita who won the Novel Prize in Physics in 2015 (in Japanese)

18:30- Banquet in Kochi City (Reception starts at 17:30)

Venue: Hotel Nikko Kochi Asahi Royal, 9-15 Kutanda Kochi-shi Kochi 780-0832

*Participants fee: KUT graduates 1,000 yen / Others 5,000 yen

*Free Shuttle Bus from KUT to the venue is available.

Sunday, November 5

8:15- Registration

9:10-10:00 Opening remarks and opening speech

10:15-12:15 Parallel sessions 1

12:15-13:30 Lunch at International House in Kami campus
*Participants: free of charge, Domestic students: 1,000 yen, Audiences: 1,000 yen

13:45-15:25 Parallel sessions 2

15:55-16:35 Parallel sessions 3

18:00-20:00 Banquet at Cafeteria, Stdent Union in Kami campus
*Participants: free of charge, Domestic students: 2,000 yen, Audiences: 2,000 yen

Domestic students and audiences are asked to complete the payment of lunch and banquet at the reception desk if they wish to join.

*Nanotech Symposium will be held on the same day at KUT.


Monday, November 6

All Day Study tour in Kochi City
*Participation fee is 2,000yen.

9:15 Gathering at KUT

9:35 Picking up at JR Tosayamada station

 Visiting Katurahama Beach, Kochi Castle Museum of History, Kochi Castle, KUT Eikokuji Campus etc

17:30 Arriving at KUT

Area of Interests

Track 1: Environmental Systems Engineering
Track 2: Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering
Track 3: Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering
Track 4: Information Systems Engineering
Track 5: Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Track 6: Economics and Management

Important Dates

Deadline for 300-word Abstract: 16th June, 2017 
Notice of Acceptance: 30th June, 2017
Deadline for Full Paper: 8th September, 2017
Registration Deadline: 16th June, 2017

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of approximately 300 words in English, including Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, and Keywords. Full paper will be 4-8 pages and the paper format is available here

Authors can submit their abstract and full paper through "EasyChair". Creating your own account is necessary to use EasyChair. Please visit here to create your account and complete the submission.

Participation Fees

Participants: 7,500 Yen including lunch and banquet on November 5th and printing fee
Domestic students: Free
Audiences: Free

*Domestic students and audiences who wish to join lunch and banquest are required to pay the mount below respectively: Lunch 1000Yen, Banqet 2000 yen

ISFT Participation fees and study tour fees need to be paid at the ISFT reception desk on Nov 5th

Travel Subsidy

KUT alumni association members who will make a presentation at ISFT and come from outside Japan will be subsidized up to 50,000 Yen based on the actual transportation costs incurred.

The subsidy will not be provided unless receipts are submitted to IRC beforehand. Please send the scan of your receipts for your transportation costs to international@ml.kochi-tech.ac.jp by Oct 6th. Please be advised that we do NOT accept any application after Oct 6th.

The travel subsidy will be paid in cash at the ISFT reception desk on Nov 5th.

If you are not sure whether or not you are eligible for this subsidy or have any questions regarding travel subsidy, please contact IRC before Oct 6th.


Participants can choose KUT guest room, Hotel Daiwa (Tosayamada), Kochi Pacific hotel (Kochi City) and Welcome Kochi Hotel (Kochi City). Please choose either accommodation on the application form. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Accommodation fee must be paid respectively.

For those who made a reservation request, please check our confirmation email as of Sep 7th.


Participants are asked to fill out Application form and send it to international@ml.kochi-tech.ac.jp by June 16th, 2017.

Presentation Guideline

1. The time allocated for each presentation is 15 minutes with a further 5 minutes allowed for Q&A. (total 20 minutes for one presentation)

2. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF and bring them with you to ISFT. You will need to load your presentation data onto the session moderator's computer so please come to the room you present between 8:00-8:50 on November 5th.

3. Please refer to time table for your presentation time.

Contact Information

Kochi University of Technology

Ms. Yoko Morio, International Relations Division
Tel: +81 (0) 887 53 1130 E-mail: international@ml.kochi-tech.ac.jp

KUT Alumni Association, Chinese Branch

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sun Liang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Tel: +86 159 9856 4404 E-mail: liangsun@dlut.edu.cn

KUT Alumni Association, Thai Branch

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wimol San-Um, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 763 2600 E-mail: wimol@tni.ac.th

Conference Committee

Kochi University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Shima, Chair, International Relations Center
Designated Prof. Shinichiro Sakikawa Director, International Relations Center
Prof. Dr. Li Chaoyang International Relations Center
Dr. Dang Thai Giang
Dr. Wang Lingling
Dr. Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep
Dr. Shen Bo
Dr. Pander Adam Michal

KUT Alumni Association, Chinese Branch

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sun Liang Dalian University of Technology, China
Asst. Prof. Dr. Zhang Jianguo Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Asst. Prof. Dr. Li Xin, China
Asst. Prof. Dr. Wang Dapeng Shanxi Normal University, China

KUT Alumni Association, Thai Branch

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wimol San-Um Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Dr. Pongsak Suttinon Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Phaisarn Sudwilai Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Dr. Khanit Matra Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand



NOTICE: ISFT aims to function as an informal workshop which gives researchers an opportunity to disseminate their work and get feedback from the participants without precluding publication elsewhere. It encourages submissions of revised versions of the work to international conferences or refereed journals, and also presentations in ISFT should not be considered republication or results of double submissions of any kind.