WECC 2015 – World Engineering Conference and Convention

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28 November – 4 December 2015, Kyoto, Japan

 

Engineering: Innovation and Society

The World Engineering Conference and Convention (WECC2015), the 5th WEC, will be held in Kyoto, Japan, in 2015. This event will showcase Japan as a nation built on scientific and technological innovation to achieve sustainable development in the 21st century. WECC2015 will also provide a forum for sharing information focused on innovations required to make sustainable development a reality and advances in fundamental technologies to achieve this vision. Adopting both local and global perspectives, WECC2015 aims to make a productive contribution to worldwide peace and socioeconomic progress.

From the perspective of “Engineering for Society and Engineering in Society”, WECC2015 intends to strike a balance between the innovation that engineering aims to achieve and presentations by engineers and researchers who will provide the basis for such innovation.

Reflecting this approach, the overall conference theme will be “Engineering: Innovation and Society”.

Track 1: Resilient Infrastructure for Society

  • 1-1 Reconstruction innovation
  • 1-2 Land/city conservation and disaster mitigation
  • 1-3 Robot technology used at disaster sites and its operating system
  • 1-4 Strengthening national interests and creating new industries using big data
  • 1-5 Creating a resilient economy
  • 1-6 Resilience in manufacturing and energy sectors

Track 2: Energy for a Sustainable Society

  • 2-1 Wider applications for fossil resources: Conventional and non-conventional resources
  • 2-2 Power generation technology
  • 2-3 Renewable energy sources and energy storage technologies
  • 2-4 Energy saving and efficient energy use
  • 2-5 Energy management
  • 2-6 Smart grid, smart community

Track 3: Natural Resources for a Sustainable Society

  • 3-1 Satellite-based technology, land and marine survey, resource investigation, disaster monitoring
  • 3-2 Supply chain of mineral resources and life cycle of human beings
  • 3-3 Water resource and environmental management
  • 3-4 Advanced recycle technology
  • 3-5 Process technology for sustainability
  • 3-6 Agricultural machinery and food engineering, agricultural mechanization, agricultural structures

Track 4: Urban Development and Infrastructure

  • 4-1 Environmental friendly and sustainable cities & housing
  • 4-2 Net zero energy building technology, new air-conditioning and sanitary technology, green building technology, water utilization technology
  • 4-3 Measuring, control, security technology, robot technology
  • 4-4 Next generation broadcasting systems
  • 4-5 Construction technology and management
  • 4-6 Innovation for maintenance and renovation of sustainable civil infrastructure

Track 5: Mobility and Communication Technology

  • 5-1 Railway technology, high-speed train, urban transportation, maintenance technology
  • 5-2 Automotive technology, society and mobility in 2030
  • 5-3 Marine technology, ships, ocean energy utilization, marine resource developments
  • 5-4 Aeronautical technology
  • 5-5 Innovative telecommunications technologies
  • 5-6 Information security and privacy

Track 6: Industry for Society

  • 6-1 Creating value and solving social issues through the big data revolution
  • 6-2 Trends in utilizing intellectual property for promoting innovation
  • 6-3 Role of finance in industrial innovation
  • 6-4 Value-added manufacturing for competitiveness
  • 6-5 Innovation of cutting-edge technology and next generation devices
  • 6-6 Advanced functional materials

Track 7: Life Innovation

  • 7-1 Design of safe and secure communities, community medicine and home healthcare
  • 7-2 Molecular imaging in early diagnosis/treatment
  • 7-3 Recovery from disease: Part 1 (Nanomedicine)
  • 7-4 Recovery from disease: Part 2 (minimally invasive therapy and personalized treatment)
  • 7-5 Recovery from disease: Part 3 (Regenerative medicine, tissue engineering)
  • 7-6 Sustaining good health (Medical and healthcare devices)

Track 8: Engineering for Society and Engineering in Society

  • 8-1 Social missions of engineering and ethics for engineers
  • 8-2 Science & technology based on the societal trust & communication
    • Part 1: Fukushima Daiichi–the lessons learned
  • 8-3 Science & technology based on the societal trust & communication
    • Part 2: For the society of robust and secure infrastructure
  • 8-4 Engineering qualification systems and ethics

Track 9: Engineering Education and Women in Engineering

  • 9-1 Promoting female leaders in engineering
  • 9-2 Promoting young women in engineering
  • 9-3 World human resource development and engineering education
  • 9-4 Development and contribution of the Japanese engineering education to the world

Track 10: Other topics

 

Organized by: WFEO, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), WECC2015 Organizing Committee and the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES)

 

For more information:

  The WECC 2015 Report

  The Japan Times (WECC2015) issued on Nov. 30

  The WECC 2015 Technical Exhibition

  The WECC 2015 Exhibition Guidelines

  The WECC 2015 Exhibition Application Form

  The WECC 2015 last circular

  The WECC 2015 website

  The WECC 2015 registration page

  The WECC 2015 last newsletter

  All WECC 2015 newsletters

  The WECC 2015: The Japan Times special report

 

Venue

Kyoto International Conference Center


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