Special Session

Special Sessions

  • Coast Guard Technology CGT (Chairs: Dr. Takahiro Majima, Dr. Saori, Iwanaga)
  • Understanding Blast Injury (Chairs: Dr. Raj Gupta, Dr. Kyungho Park)
  • Human Performance and Aviation Safety (Chair: Dr. Asao Kobayashi)
  • Autonomous Systems (Chairs: Dr. Masanori Harada, Dr. Teppei, Tsujita)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (Chairs: Dr. Hiroshi Sato, Dr. Masao Kubo)

Special Session on “Coast Guard Technology CGT”

SPECIAL SESSION CO-CHAIRS:

Takahiro MAJIMA: National Maritime Research Institute, Japan

Saori IWANAGA: Japan Coast Guard Academy, Japan

Maritime nations surrounded by ocean enjoy the benefits of the sea in the forms of maritime trade and fishing. However, these waters are also plagued by various problems, including maritime accidents, marine crime such as smuggling and illegal migration, and international disputes over the sovereignty of territorial possessions and maritime resources.

In Japan, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has been engaged in a variety of activities, including criminal investigations, maritime security operations, search and rescue work, marine environment preservation, disaster mitigation, oceanographic research, and maritime safety operations, and also working to strengthen collaboration and cooperation with other countries, all so that the people of Japan can use and enjoy the various blessings of the ocean environment.

This special session seeks original and unpublished papers with new insight for coast guard technology in the following topics including but not limited to these topics:

  •  Maintaining Maritime Order
  •  Guarding Territorial Waters and the EEZ  Saving Lives
  •  Protecting the Marine Environment
  •  Preparing for Disasters
  •  Exploring the Ocean
  •  Ensuring Maritime Traffic Safety
  •  Connecting the Seas

Accepted papers will be published in the 4th ACDT Proceedings and selected papers will be published in a special issue of Defense Technology, Elsevier Journal.


Special Session on “Autonomous Systems” 

SPECIAL SESSION CO-CHAIRS:

Masanori HARADA: National Defense Academy, Japan

Teppei TSUJITA: National Defense Academy, Japan

In recent years, development of autonomous systems represented by automatic driving cars, drones, autonomous mobile robots has been actively conducted not only for consumer applications but also security applications. In order to realize autonomous systems that can be used in various fields, it is necessary to concentrate research in various fields ranging from theory to hardware design, and exchange of researchers in various fields is indispensable. This special session aims for exchanging researchers in a wide variety of autonomous systems.

This special session seeks original and unpublished papers with new insight into autonomous systems on the following topics including but not limited to these topics:

  • Unmanned Systems: Robots, Drones, Manipulators, etc.
  • Path Planning
  • Trajectory Planning
  • SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping)
  • Motion Planning
  • Swarm
  • Navigation
  • Control Theory
  • Navigation
  • Guidance
  • Dynamics Simulation
  • Vision Systems

This session covers a wide range of research from fundamental research to applied research, regardless of applications, such as consumer applications or security applications.

Accepted papers will be published in the 4th ACDT Proceedings and selected papers will be published in a special issue of Defense Technology, Elsevier Journal.


Special Session on “Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science” 

SPECIAL SESSON CO-CHAIRS:

Hiroshi Sato: National Defense Academy, Japan

Masao Kubo: National Defense Academy, Japan

Artificial intelligence is in the third boom against backdrop of three developments: data (big data), equipment (high performance computing) and tools (machine learning). However, we may have access only to limited resources in an extreme situation. In that case, we need to learn from human which is a good example of the intelligence of limited resources such as memory capacity and computational speed.

This special session gathers the latest research about Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and seeks the new trend of the research. Topics of interest is including but not limited to:

  • – Learning (Human/Machine)
  • – Perception
  • – Brain
  • – Agents
  • – Social Intelligence
  • – General Intelligence
  • – Complex Systems
  • – Applications

Accepted papers will be published in the 4th ACDT Proceedings and selected papers will be published in a special issue of Defense Technology, Elsevier Journal.