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The 5th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka
(IGCN 2016)


6th October (Thu) - 7th October (Fri), 2016

Conference Venue

6th Machinaka Campus Nagaoka
2-6 Ote-dori, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-0062 JAPAN

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

Scope of Conference

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.

Since Nagaoka University of Technology will have 40 years anniversary ceremony on October 7th, 2016, the IGCN organizing committee and Nagaoka University of Technology would like to organize jointly the fifth IGCN (IGCN2016) on the same day. Because the time is limited on the day, IGCN2016 will have one plenary session and poster sessions. However, the organizing committee would like to enhance fruitful discussions with the both the participants of the 40 years anniversary ceremony and the Conference. The organizers hope to discuss GIGAKU-Education, especially "Best Practices of GIGAKU", in the plenary session. The organizers also hope any researchers to submit branded-new technological topics to the poster sessions. All 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  


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


Dr. Boming Tang, President, Chongqing Jiaotong University
Dr. Gao Jianliang, Prsident, School of Safety Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University
Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai, Hanoi University of Science and Technology 
Dr. Trang Quang Hung, University of Danang
Dr. Vu The Dung Vice Rector, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Dr. Prapat Wangskarn, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University
Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, Vice President, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Dr. Bandhit Rojarayanont, President, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
Dr. Sirithan Jiemsirilers, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Paritud Bhandhubanyong, Executive Director, Education and Special Development, Panyapiwat Institute of Management
Prof. Hamzah Bin Arof, Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya
Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Noor, School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Bong Ki Ryu, Pusan National University
Prof. M. Kamaraj, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Prof. R. Gnanamoorthy, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
Dr. Baasandash Choijil, Vice President, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Dr. Akhmad Ardian Korda, Head of Department, Bandung Institute of Technology
Dr. Wisnu Jatmiko, Research Manager, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Aye Myint, Rector, Yangon Technological University
Dr. Saw Sanda Aye, Rector, University of Information Technology, Yangon
Dr. Luis Felipe Guerrero Agripino, Rector General, University of Guanajuato
Dr. Pedro Leobardo Valdez Tamez, Director, Facultad de Ingenieria Civil, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Dr. Jose Benito Flores Juarez, Dean, Division of Engineering and Technologies, Universidad de Monterrey
Dr. Hermann Kloberdanz, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Prof. Ulrich Krause, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Prof. Michael Rost, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Tamas Kekesi, Vice-rector, scientific and international affairs, University of Miskolc
Dr. Rebeca Cortazar, Vice dean, Facultad de Ingenieria, University of Deusto
Prof. Jacques Moscovici, Dean, Faculty of science and technology, Universite Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne
Prof. Martina Hirayama, Dean, School of Engineering, Zurich University of Applied Science
Dr. Martin Veis, Institute of Physics at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Dr. Gordon Thorogood, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
Dr. Garry Leadbeater, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University
Prof. Barend J van Wyk, Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Buil Environment, Tshwane University of Technology
Dr. Fuminori Kobayashi, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Malaysia
Dr. Marasinghe Chandrajith Ashuboda, Member of Parliament, National List Chairman - Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education amd Human Resorurce Development, Sri Lanka
Prof. Nanqi Ren, Vice-president, Harbin Institute of Technology

Prof. 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. Kazutada Watanabe, President, Nagaoka National College of Technology, Japan
Mr. Satoshi Maruyama, President, The Nagaoka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Japan
Mr. Tsutomu Suzuki, President, TsubameSanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center, Japan
Mr. Kazuo Yamazaki, President, Nagaoka Tourism Convention Association, Japan
Prof. Dr. Takayuki Komatsu, Vice President, NUT Japan
Prof. Dr. Bunpei Nakade, Vice President, NUT, Japan
Prof. Dr. Kiyoshi Ohishi, Vice President, NUT, Japan
Prof. Dr. Masao Fukuda, Director, NUT Library / Head, Department of Bioengineering, Japan
Prof. Dr. Hideo Koguchi, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT
Prof. Dr. Minoru Umeda, Head, Department of Matrials Science and Technology, NUT, Japan
Prof. Dr. Mitsutaka Sugimoto, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUT, Japan
Prof. Dr. Shun-ichi Kidokoro, Deputy Head, Department of Bioengineering, NUT
Prof. Dr. Koichi Yamada, Head, Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, NUT, Japan
Prof. Dr. Masahide Suzuki, Head, Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, NUT, Japan 
Prof. Dr. Takashi Yamaguchi, Head, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Prof. Dr. Yuji Hirao, Head, Department of System Safety, NUT
Prof. Dr. Hidetsugu Kitatani, Head, Department of General Education, NUT


Prof. Dr. Yasuhiro Wada, Head, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, NUT, Japan

Steering Committee

Strategic Advisor:

Yoshiki MIKAMI, Vice President (International and Industry Relations), NUT


Masato AKETAGAWA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT


Shigeru NAGASAWA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT
Tomoyuki HOMMA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUT
Tsuyoshi HONMA, Department of Materials Science and Technology, NUT
Shun-ichi KIDOKORO, Department of Bioengineering, NUT
Kazushi SANO, Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, NUT
Tsuneo SUZUKI, Department of Nuclear System Safety Engineering, NUT
Takaomi KOBAYASHI, Department of Science of Technology Innovation, NUT
Takashi YUKAWA, Department of Science of Technology Innovation,  NUT
Noboru YAMADA, 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 President Strategies, NUT

Kazuaki HASEGAWA, Nagaoka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Hiroyuki AIKAWA, Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and Conventions
Takuya HASEGAWA, Nagaoka Incorporated Association of Tourism and Conventions

Administration Bureau, NUT

Sponsors and Supporters

The 5th IGCN is sponsored by:

  • T.B.D.

The 5th IGCN is supported by:

  • T.B.D.