Motoki Miura / Kyushu Institute of Technology

Dr. Motoki Miura is an associate professor at the Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology.

He received B.S., M. E., and D. E. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tsukuba in 1997, 1999, and 2001, respectively.  From August 2001 to March 2004, he worked as a research associate at TARA Center, University of Tsukuba. From April 2004 to March 2009, he worked as an assistant professor in the School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

His research interests include Human-computer interaction (HCI), Groupware, Computer- supported collaborative work (CSCW), Creativity support systems, Computer science education, and Information systems in education.

Advances in network technology, downsizing of information devices, and the spread of SNS have made it much easier to disseminate, spread and distribute information in our daily activities. However, traditional smartphone operations generate a digital divide between generations. We thought that a more universal interface was necessary to immediately gather more diverse opinions and thoughts across generations and deepen decision making and discussion.

We have focused on the simplicity and versatility of writing by hand, and have built a communication support system based on handwriting gathering and analysis using a wireless digital pen. We have also held many practical classes and local workshops by applying the system to school education and the process of group thinking. In this talk, we will introduce the systems we have developed, and its operation practice examples.

Ho Tu Bao / Vietnam

B.Tech. degree in Applied Mathematics from Hanoi University of Technology (1978), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris (1984, 1987), and Habilitation à diriger des recherches from Paris Dauphine University (1998). Ph.D. candidate (1983-1987) at INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France), visiting fellow (1992) at Wisconsin-Madison University (USA).

Researcher (since 1979) and Associate Professor (1991) at the Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Visiting Associate Professor (1993-1997) at the School of Information Science, Professor (1998) and Professor Emeritus (2018) at the School of Knowledge Science (JAIST).

Director (2018~) of Data Science Lab of Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM) and Scientific Director (2018~) of John von Neumann Institute (JVN) of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

Yung-Cheol Byun / Jeju University, Korea

Dr. Yungcheol Byun is a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department (CE) at Jeju National University ( His research interests include the areas of Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Pattern-based Security, Home Network and Ubiquitous Computing, u-Healthcare, and RFID & IoT Middleware System. He directs the Machine Laboratory at the CE department. Recently, he studied at University of Florida as a visiting professor from 2012 to 2014. He is currently serving as a director of Information Science Technology Institute, and other academic societies. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Byun has been hosting international conferences including CNSI (Computer, Network, Systems, and Industrial Engineering), ICESI (Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Information Technology), and serving as a conference and workshop chair, program chair, and session chair in various kinds of international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Byun was born in Jeju, Korea, and received his Ph.D. and MS from Yonsei University ( in 1995 and 2001 respectively, and BS from Jeju National University in 1993. Before joining Jeju National University, he worked as a special lecturer in SAMSUNG Electronics ( in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, He was promoted to join Jeju National University as an assistant professor in 2003.