Keynote Speaker I


Title : Knowledge exploratory project for nanocrystal device development


Name, affiliation : Masaharu YOSHIOKA,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University


Abstract : Knowledge exploratory project for nanocrystal device development aims
to extract useful information and knowledge from the information
produced in the development process (e.g., experimental record sheet
and research papers). In this talk, we introduce NaDevEx that is a
framework to extract experimental related information from the
research papers and also propose a figure retrieval system that
utilizes extracterd information.


CV : Masaharu YOSHIOKA received the B.E. and M.E. degrees of precision
engineering and the Ph.D. degree of precision machinery engineering
from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996,
respectively. From April 1996 to March 2000, he was a Research
Associate of National Center for Science and Information Systems,
Japan. From April 2000 to May 2001, he was a Research Associate of
National Institute of Informatics, Japan. From June 2001, he joined
the Graduate School of Engineering as a Associate Professor and this
school is reorganized as Graduate School of Information Science and
Technology in 2004. His research interest includes utilization of
natural language processing and knowledge management techniques to
nanoinformatics, and information retrieval. He is a member of
Information Processing Society of Japan, the Japanese Society for
Artificial Intelligence, and Association for Computing Machinery.

Keynote Speaker II


Title : Analog Filter and Sinusoidal Oscillator: Analysis and Design


Name, affiliation : Pipat Prommee,
Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)


Abstract : This presentation concerns the theories and designs of analog filter and

sinusoidal oscillator. The applications can be found in several communication,

instrument and audio systems. The universal analog filter is a well-known topic

in analog signal processing area. Many research papers can provide the several

features such as low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop and all-pass

functions. Most of them used the modern active building blocks as well as

OTA, CCII and their modified version. Electronic tunability is an attractive

feature of modular filters tends to the programmable filter. The design of

universal filters was generally described by using KHN or Tow-Thomas biquad

functions. The functions can be realized by using the integrator building blocks.

Moreover, the filter function can be modified to oscillator by moving pole

locations. This presentation, how to move the pole location to the oscillator

position is also presented. Some interesting of tunable analog filter and

oscillator designs are included to confirm the mentioned theories.


CV : Pipat PROMMEE received his B.Ind. Tech. degree in Telecommunications,

M.Eng. and D.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering,

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok,

Thailand in 1992, 1995 and 2002, respectively. He was a senior engineer of

CAT telecom plc. between 1992 and 2003. Since 2003, he has been a faculty

member of KMITL. He is currently an associate professor at the

Telecommunications Engineering Department at KMITL. He is author or co-
author of more than 60 publications in journals and proceedings of international

conferences. His research interests are focusing in analog signal processing,

analog filter design and CMOS analog integrated circuit design. He is a senior

member of IEEE, USA.

Keynote Speaker III


Title : City x ICT for the era of decreasing birthrate and aging society


Name, affiliation : Tsugumichi SHIBATA, Faculty of Knowledge Engineering, Tokyo City University


Abstract : According to the preliminary report of the 2015 census in Japan, the number of elderly people over the age of 65 was recorded 33.42 million and the highest ever. They say the

percentage in the total national population is 26.7% which is the highest in the world. The

proportion of women and 65 years of age or older in the total employment has exceeded

50% for the first time. Japan is said to be the advanced country in the world on issues of

decreasing birthrate and aging society. This talk will discuss the possibility of producing the

social vitality, peace of mind and health supports by the City x ICT technology in the

unexplored era of our society in past centuries.


CV : Tsugumichi SHIBATA graduated from Tokyo National College of Technology in 1980 and received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1983, 1985, and 1995, respectively. In 1985, he joined NTT, where he engaged in research and development of high-speed LSIs for optical transmission systems. From 1996 to 1997 on leave from NTT, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he did research on diakoptics in numerical electromagnetic field simulations. He was a vice president of the IEICE Electronics Society from 2007 to 2009, and was the chair of the Electronics Simulation Technical Committee of the same society from 2012 to 2014. He had been serving as an executive committee member of the VLSI Symposia from 2007 to 2012 and was also a member of the APMC Japanese National Committee from 2012 to 2014. He was appointed as a visiting professor at the Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics, Hokkaido University, during the fiscal year of 2013. His interest recent years includes utilization of ICT for social problems as well as the development of smarter integrated devices and systems. He moved from NTT to Tokyo City University in 2015 where he is a professor of the department of Information Communication Engineering and the graduate school of Engineering (Information Engineering). He is an IEICE fellow and a member of IEEJ and IEEE.

Keynote Speaker IV


Title : Autsim Therapy with Technology.


Name, affiliation :  Boonserm Kaewkamnerdpong, Biological Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), THAILAND


Abstract : In ageing society, it is not only that we need better care and treatment to maintain the quality of life of elderly population but also need better ways to strengthen the development of our children so that we could live in a healthy ageing society.  Unfortunately, some of child population are affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which are one of neurological conditions in developmental disorders found in broad spectrum.  The prevalence of autism has been increasing.  Based on our today’s knowledge, the cause is still undetermined and, hence, there is no cure.  The current treatment approach is to provide intervention/therapy to improve their abilities.  Yet, the number of experienced specialists in intervention for autistic children is still insufficient.  In this talk, we explore and introduce how technologies including robotics, big data, multimedia and communication technology could be useful in autism therapy.


CV : Boonserm Kaewkamnerdpong received her B.Eng. in Computer Engineering in 1999 from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, M.Eng. in Mechatronics in 2002 from Asian Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2009 from University College London.  Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Biological Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand.  Her research interests include bio-inspired artificial intelligence, robotics, bioinformatics and neuroinformatics.  She has published her research in both journal publications and conference proceedings.  In 2014, she won the First runner-up award for the idea “Swarm Robots for Autism” in the contest “i, MedBot 2014” organized by Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS).  Recently, she has been awarded for KMUTT's Young Star Researcher Award 2015 for her contribution in autism therapy.

Keynote Speaker V


Title : Digital Signal and Information Processing Systems: Research and Development for Real-World Applications


Name, affiliation : Dr.Sorawat Chivapreecha, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand


Abstract : In the present world, information and all-around data are in the format of digital signal and digital information, not only communication system technology, but also the modern economic system which is presented in the form of “Digital Economy”. It is undeniable that the digital signal and information processing have played critical and influential roles in various aspects of daily life of individuals and societies. In Thailand, in particular, the government has announced a policy to drive the national economic system in the digital era under the policy of “Thailand 4.0”. Hence, the study, research and development in fields of digital signal and information processing system will have important roles due to their applications and will generate positive impacts toward the national and global society. In the past, the study on digital signal processing focused just mainly on the understanding of the basic principles of signal processing. Therefore, advanced research including the study and development for applications are necessarily to be established and demonstrated by and in educational entities such as the university. The explicit description and explanation in academic research in term of information processing is also required, for instance, how data can be derived, types of sensor, and the related applications. Artificial intelligent (AI) technique is one of the mechanisms that are applied to the operation of the information processing system. AI is used for both numerical computation and decision making purposes in number of data analysis process. The concept of research and development on digital signal and information processing systems for real-world applications can be demonstrated and described in the fields of communication systems, information security, biomedical, healthcare, automatic traffic incident detection in intelligent transportation system (ITS), and application in agriculture.


CV : Sorawat Chivapreecha received his B.Eng. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, in 1998, M.Eng. degree and D.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand, in 2001 and 2008, respectively. Since 2002, he has been a faculty member of the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, KMITL, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. In 2011, he was awarded the distinguished lecturer from Faculty of Engineering, KMITL. His research interests include digital filter design and implementation, VLSI for digital signal processing, information science and satellite engineering. He is also a member of IEEE and IEICE.

Keynote Speaker VI


Title : Error-Resilient Video Coding Framework for Wireless Video Transmission


Name, affiliation : Supavadee Aramvith, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University 254 Phrayathai Road Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand


Abstract : This talk will focus on the overview of adopting error-resilient video coding technique from H.264/AVC to H.265/HEVC standard for wireless video transmission. Even newer video coding standard has been adopted , it is still very sensitive for packet errors. For H.264/AVC, we proposed several error resilient algorithms taking into consideration of Flexible Macroblock Ordering (FMO), Intra Refresh, Channel information, and error concealment. As for HEVC, this effect may be more severe as HEVC uses hierarchical coding structure with multiple reference pictures to achieve high coding ratio. Among several error resilient techniques, reference picture selection (RPS) is considered as an effective technique in video transmission system where feedback channel with short roundtrip delay time is available. In this talk, the effectiveness of RPS is firstly presented as it is widely used in end-to- end video transmission scenarios where feedback channel is available. Next, this method is modified to adapt the HEVC framework. An algorithm to enhance the performance of modified RPS is then proposed. Proposed algorithm combines feedback-based RPS method and region-of- interest (ROI) based intra refresh method by using some novel features of HEVC. Generally, Moving region (MR) obtains high user attentions so it is used as ROI in this research. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can achieve better subjective and objective quality, compared to the modified RPS algorithm.


CV : Supavadee Aramvith (IEEE S’95-M’01- SM’06, IEICE M’04) received the B.S. (first class honors) degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. She joined Chulalongkorn University in June 2001. Currently, she is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee: Educational Activities Coordinator, IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) volunteers: EAB Engineering Projects for Communities Service (EPICS) and HKN Globalization Committee. She was Assistant Executive Director of AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat, JICA Project from 2007-2009. She is also in the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Technical Committee on Multimedia System and Applications, IEEE Communication Society Multimedia Communication Committee, APSIPA Image and Video Technical Committee Chair, IEEE Signal Processing Society Thailand Section Chair. She also serves as Chair, IEICE Bangkok area representative. She is an Associate Editor of IEICE Transaction on Information and Systems. She is reviewer of major journals such as IEEE-TSVT, JVCIR, ETRI, and EIT Image Processing. She also serves as General Co-Chair (ISMAC 2009-2015), Technical Program Co-Chair (IWAIT 2008, IEEE ISCIT 2010, IEEE ISCIT 2012, ISCIT 2015), International Steering Committee (IEEE ISPACS), Board member (IWAIT) and Organising Committee of many well known conferences such VCIP and ICME.