Tokyo Tech SSI International Symposium


"SSI-Sustainable Social Infrastructure" is a strategic field of Tokyo Tech that aims to build next-generation social infrastructure to support the safety, security, and happiness of each individual for 100-year life.

SSI Team Tokyo Tech, led by the School of Environment and Society, is working to solve four global social challenges: building a resilient society, designing voices of the Earth, creating smart cities, and innovation.

SSI Team Tokyo Tech aims to create new "knowledge" and make practical contributions to society through collaboration with business, industry and public sector as well as international research partnerships.

This symposium will introduce cutting-edge researches in Tokyo Tech and its overseas partner universities, and discuss challenges and solutions for the creation of social infrastructure with a focus on "people".

We hope that all participants in this symposium will consider and attempt to connect diverse research seeds and businesses, thereby realizing an ecosystem for the creation of next-generation social infrastructure.


Date and time

Monday, March 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.


Hybrid - 70th Anniversary Auditorium &Online




Japanese, English
All talks in Japanese will be simultaneously translated into English.

Host organization

School of Environment and Society/Open Innovation Platform, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Moderator: Mika Goto (Associate Dean, School of Environment and Society)

Session 1

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Osamu Watanabe (Executive Vice President for Research, Tokyo Tech / Director, Open Innovation Platform)

3:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Norihiro Nakai (Advisor for SSI Research, Tokyo Tech / Professor, School of Environment and Society)

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Introduction "Tokyo Tech SSI Vision and Strategy" 
Mitsuyasu Iwanami (Associate Dean, School of Environment and Society)

Session 2 Research introduction

1. Building a Resilient Society

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

"Toward the prediction of floods and water scarcity in the world" 
Shinjiro Kanae (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

"Community resilience to climate change" Research, awareness and practical contributions to society 
Mona Gamal Eldin Ibrahim (Professor, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology)

2.Designing Voices of the Earth

4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

"Energy Transformation and Energy Divergence"
Junichiro Otomo (Professor, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering)

4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

"Overview of the Research at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech on Energy Transition and Sustainable Development"
Jérôme Lesueur (Professor, Dean of Research, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech)

3.Creating Smart Cities

4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

"Measurement, Modeling, and Simulation of Human Behavior toward Smart Cities"
Toshihiro Osaragi (Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering)

5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

"Smart City Activities at NECTEC: From Lab Prototypes to Nation-Wide Platforms"
Panita Pongpaibool (Deputy Executive Director, The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand)


5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

"Computational Social Science and Social Innovation"
Kazutoshi Sasahara (Associate Professor, Department of Innovation Science)

5:50 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Assa Ashuac (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London)

6:10 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.


Session 3

6:25 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Panel discussion by young researchers "The direction Tokyo Tech should take through the promotion of SSI"

Panelists: Kazuya Mitsui / Kazuhide Nakayama / Yuki Taoka (School of Environment and Society)

Moderator: Nobuhiro Chijiwa (Associate Professor, School of Environment and Society)

Commentator: Jun-ichi Takada (Dean, School of Environment and Society)

7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

"Ecosystem creating project developed by the Open Innovation (OI) Platform"
Yoichi Oshima(Vice President for Government and Industry Relations, Tokyo Tech / General Creative Manager, Open Innovation Platform)

7:10 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks Kazuya Masu(President, Tokyo Tech)


Please register from the link below for both online and local participants.

Online registration

Local participation register

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Update : March 3, 2023