In July 2019, Professor Linda Newnes, Dr Susan Lattanzio and, Dr Alexander Kharlamov attended the 26th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering in Tokyo, Japan.
The purpose of the conference builds on the consideration that industry and society are complex socio-technical systems. These systems face problems that can only be solved by integrating different disciplines together with a close collaboration between academia and practice. The conference focused on the emerging performance of the deployment of the new technology in complex systems context. Smart factory, big data, IoT, monitoring, simulation, cyber-physical systems, digital twins, connected industry, Industry 4.0, and Intelligent factory.
The programme started with a welcome reception on Monday 29th of July and closed on Friday morning 2nd of August with technical visits. The keynote sessions focused on a variety of topics such as offshore development, mobility innovation with IoT, Big data and AI as highlighted examples. Further information on keynote speakers can be found here. The parallel sessions provided a wide range of contributions with a total of 72 presentations across 3 parallel sessions over 3 days. The scientific programme can be found here.
Besides the conference, Tokyo is an extremely photogenic and captivating city. Bellow you can see some of the pictures taken during the visit.
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