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The 7th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka
(IGCN 2018)

The 6th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka
(IGCN 2017)


5th October (Thu) - 6th October (Fri), 2017

Conference Venue

5th City Hall Plaza-Aore Ngaoka
1-4-10 Ote-dori, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-0062 JAPAN

1603-1 Kamitomioka-machi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-2188 JAPAN

Abstract Submission

Deadline:  21st August (Mon)
Extend deadline: 28th August (Mon)
Open for updates of previously submitted paper: Until 4th September (Mon) 

Full Paper Submission

Deadline: 13th October (Fri)

Message of 6th IGCN Organizing Committee Chair

GIGAKU is a term composed of two Japanese word-roots; GI (技)and GAKU(学). The word GI〔技〕literally stands for all kinds of arts and technology, and GAKU〔学〕stands for scientific disciplines in general when used as a suffix. Therefore, GIGAKU is "Science of Technologies". GIGAKU elucidates the rules that govern the engineering technologies through scientific methods to create innovation of technology, new industries and innovative human resources. The term was originally coined to describe the fundamental philosophy of education and research of Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) when it was established in 1976.

Nagaoka, the conference venue, is the birthplace of the legendary tale “One hundred sacks of rice”, which tells how the people of the city gave the highest priority to education even in the midst of hard time. The spirit of this tale is still giving encouragements to all people in the city.

The organizers sincerely hope that the International GIGAKU Conference organized at this special place -Nagaoka will offer a venue where all GIGAKU practitioners (young and old, coming from different corners of the world but sharing a common dream for GIGAKU) can meet together, strengthen their ties and cross-fertilize each other’s imaginations and make further steps toward the realization of their dreams. The International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka (IGCN) is designed and organized to provide a cross-border, cross-sector, cross-disciplinary forum for those researchers, educators and industrial leaders who are creating and practicing GIGAKU.

The organizers hope to discuss " The Future of GIGAKU Education " in the plenary session. The organizers also hope any researchers to submit brand-new technological topics to the poster sessions. All GIGAKU research topics are also welcome for submitting to Transaction on GIGAKU.

Organizing committee Chair and President of Nagaoka University of technology:
Dr. Nobuhiko Azuma

Organizing Committee


Dr. Nobuhiko Azuma, President, Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan

Mr. Tatsunobu Isoda, Mayor, Nagaoka City, Japan


Dr. Yoshiki Mikami, Executive Vice-President, NUT, Japan


Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Viet Nam
Dr. Tran Quang Hung, University of Danang, Viet Nam
Dr. Vu The Dung Vice Rector, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology,     Viet Nam
Dr. Prapat Wangskarn, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand
Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, Vice President, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
Dr. Bandhit Rojarayanont, President, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Dr. Sirithan Jiemsirilers, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Paritud Bhandhubanyong, Executive Director, Education and Special Development, Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Thailand
Dr. Hamzah Bin Arof, Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Noor, School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Bong Ki Ryu Pusan, National University, Korea
Dr. M. Kamaraj, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Dr. R. Gnanamoorthy, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India
Dr. Akhmad Ardian Korda, Head of Department, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Dr. Wisnu Jatmiko, Research Manager, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Dr. Myint Thein Rector, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar
Dr. Saw Sanda Aye, Rector, University of Information Technology, Yangon, Myanmar
Dr. Luis Felipe Guerrero Agripino, Rector General, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Dr. Pedro Leobardo Valdez Tamez Director, Facultad de Ingenieria Civil, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Dr. Jose Benito Flores Juarez, Dean, Division of Engineering and Technologies, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
Dr. Ulrich Krause, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Dr. Rebeca Cortazar, Vice dean, Facultad de Ingenieria, University of Deusto, Spain
Dr. Jacques Moscovici, Dean, Faculty of science and technology, Universite Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne, France
Dr. Martina Hirayama, Dean, School of Engineering, Zurich University of Applied Science, Switzerland
Dr. Martin Veis, Institute of Physics at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Gordon Thorogood, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Australia
Dr. Garry Leadbeater, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Australia
Dr. Lourens van Staden, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Tshwane University of Technology,  South Africa
Dr. Shigeharu Kamado, Executive Vice-President, NUT, Japan
Dr. Tomoyo Mitani, Director, National Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Mitsuteru Inoue, Executive Vice-President, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Dr. Motomu Takeshige, President, National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
Mr. Satoshi Maruyama, President, The Nagaoka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Japan
Mr. Isato Kunisada, President, TsubameSanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center, Japan
Mr. Kazuo Yamazaki, President, Nagaoka Tourism Convention Association, Japan
Mr. Akira Hiroi, President ,HIROI KOKI Co., Ltd, Japan
Dr. Kazunori Sato, Vice President, NUT Japan
Dr. Bunpei Nakade, Vice President, NUT, Japan
Dr. Kiyoshi Ohishi, Vice President, NUT, Japan
Dr. Ikuo Ihara, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT, Japan
Dr. Minoru Umeda, Head, Department of Matrials Science and Technology, NUT, Japan
Dr. Satoru Otsuka, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUT, Japan
Dr. Shun-ichi Kidokoro, Head, Department of Bioengineering, NUT, Japan
Dr. Koichi Yamada, Head, Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, NUT, Japan
Dr. Jiang Weihua, Head, Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, NUT, Japan
Dr. Takashi Yamaguchi, Head, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT, Japan
Dr. Satoshi Kadowaki, Head, Department of System Safety, NUT, Japan
Dr. Hidetsugu Kitatani, Head, Department of General Education, NUT, Japan

Dr. Yasuhiro Wada, Director, NUT Library / Head, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, NUT, Japan

Steering Committee


Masato AKETAGAWA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT


Shigeru NAGASAWA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT
Tsutomu TAKAHASHI, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT
Yukio MIYASHITA, Department of Materials Science and Technology, NUT
Tomoichiro OKAMOTO, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, NUT
Tsuneo SUZUKI, Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, NUT
Takaomi KOBAYASHI, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Takashi YAMAGUCHI, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Takashi YUKAWA, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Tadachika NAKAYAMA, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Yuichi OTSUKA , Department of System Safety, NUT
Makoto ICHITSUBO, Department of General Education, NUT
Syuichi YAMADA, Center for Integrated Technology Support, NUT
Akio TAKAHASHI, Gigaku Innovation Promotion Center, NUT
Mami WADA, Division of Institutional Strategies, NUT
Hiroyuki AIKAWA, Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and Conventions
Takuya HASEGAWA, Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and Conventions


The 6th IGCN is sponsored by:

  • National Institute of Technology
  • Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT)
  • Nagaoka City
  • The Nagaoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)
  • Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and Conventions