Keynote Speakers


Prof. Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan


Prof. Dr. Hironori Washizaki is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the Research Promotion Division at Waseda University in Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics. He also works in industry as Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion. Hironori currently serves as Vice President for Professional and Educational Activities Board (PEAB) of the IEEE CS (2 years). He has been on CS Board of Governors since 2021. He was awarded Golden Core Member and Distinguished Contributor from IEEE CS. He is leading professional and educational activities, including development of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), educational courses, and certification programs. He serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), Steering Committee Member of the IEEE CSEE&T, and Advisory Committee Member of the IEEE CS COMPSAC. He is a Professional Member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu. He has served as the program chair of multiple IEEE conferences, including ICST, CSEE&T, and SIoT/SISA of COMPSAC. He had been the Chair of IEEE CS Japan Chapter.

Hironori’s research interests include systems and software engineering. He received his Ph.D. in information and computer science from Waseda University in 2003. He has published more than 200 research papers in refereed international journals and conferences, including IEEE Computer, IEEE IoT-J, TETC, EMSE, SCICO, ICSE, and ASE. He has led many academia-industry joint research and large-funded projects in software design, reuse, traceability, and quality assurance. Recent achievements include IoT design patterns published in IoT-J 2020 and Machine Learning Design Patterns in Computer 2022. He is leading a professional IoT/AI education project called SmartSE. Since 2015, he has been the Convenor of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC7/WG20 to standardize bodies of knowledge and certifications, and leading adoptions of CS products SWEBOK and Software Engineering Competency Model (SWECOM) into standards.

 Title: Blended Learning of IoT, AI, DX, and Sustainability in "Smart SE" with Curricula Matching

Abstract: The Smart Systems and Services Innovative Professional Education (Smart SE) program is a lifelong education program for industrial professionals in information and communication technology and business. The Smart SE program provides professionals with blended learning opportunities of advanced concepts and technologies in IoT, AI, digital transformation (DX), and sustainability. This talk will illustrate its purpose, curriculum, lessons learned, and features to respond to professional education needs. These features include MOOC courses, project-based learning, and curriculum organization based on reference models of skills and competencies, such as the SFIA Framework, a widely accepted IT skill framework. The presentation also addresses how the SFIA Digital Transformation skills can be mapped to Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020), the latest university curriculum guideline. By mapping them, the talk will clarify what is common and what is a gap in skills and competencies addressed in industry training and higher education curricula.


Prof. Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan


Born in 1959. Ph.D., Instructional Systems, Florida State University. Visiting professor at the Open University Graduate School Japan (2006-2009); part-time lecturer at Tohoku University Graduate School; director of International Board for Standards of Training, Performance, and Instruction; councilor and editorial member of Japan Society for Educational Technology; board member and editorial member of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education; Vice President of Japan Association for Educational Media Studies; honorary member of e-Learning Consortium Japan, etc. Author of “Principles of Instructional Design” (translation supervisor), “Designing Motivation to Learn” (translation supervisor), “Design Manual for Self-learning Material”, “Getting Started in Educational Technology Research” (joint translator, commentator), etc.

Title: How to Transform Education for Society 5.0: Essential competencies for the 100-year life

Abstract:  Education is slow-moving as compared to the technological advancement of society, although it is expected that education is to prepare future generations to live in a more advanced society. This paper introduces "essential competencies for the 100-year life," proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (MITI), as well as its promotive project "Future Classroom" to support schools transforming to produced workforce toward Society 5.0. Some guidelines of instructional design are also proposed for the classroom level transformation, which has been learned from the COVID-19 experiences.