Opening/Invited Talks

Opening Talk

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tanit Chalermyanont

Dean of Faculty of Engineering, PSU

Global PBL (Robot Challenge) Opening Talk

Koichi Okoshi

President & Chief Executive Officer,

Invited Talk I

Kenji Hiranabe

CEO at ESM, Inc. CTO at Change Vision, Inc(astah).
Scrum Inc. Japan.


An Agile software development practitioner, book writer/translator.
I think of software development as a form of collaborative game, and have been searching for better ways to make it more productive, collaborative, and fun. I’m a frequent speaker at Agile Conferences, including Agile20xx, Agile Japan 20xx, Agile Brazil 2012, Agile India 2013, Agile Korea 2014, Agile Root 2014, Agile Japan 20xx, and also a co-founder of Agile Japan.

Co-author (with Prof Ikujiro Nonaka) of “Agile and Scrum: Collaborative Software Development That Connects Customers, Engineers and Management.”
Japanese co-translator of Agile books including: “Lean Software Development”(Mary/Tom Poppendieck), “The Art of Agile Development”(James Shore), “XP Installed”(Ron Jeffries), “Agile Project Management.”(Jim Highsmith) “Impact Mapping”(Gojko Adzic)

Title: Agile and Scrum, Innovation and knowledge creation from teamwork and humanity


Agile approaches to software creation has made a huge impact on how business and engineering people work together to create
software/service/systems and innovation in this rapidly moving
business world. I’ll talk about why, what and how part of Agile as an introduction, then the history and theoretical background of its human knowledge creation power.

In 1986, Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka co-wrote with Prof.Takeuchi a well-known paper “The New New Product Development Game” in the Harvard Business Review, and coined the word “Scrum” which is later referred to by Jeff Sutherland in his modern Scrum in Agile development context. Here I’ll present some important ideas about “how knowledge is created” and “who is the center of the knowledge creation”, discussed in the Nonaka’s Scrum concept but not yet discussed in the Agile world.

Invited Talk II

Assistant Professor Dr. Supachai Vorapojpisut

Thammasart University (TU), Thailand


Dr.Supachai obtained D.Eng in control engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2000. He works as an Assistant Professor at Thammasat University and vice president of Thailand Embedded Systems Association (TESA). His current research interests cover the field of embedded software development, wireless sensor network, and Intenet of Things.

Title: AMAS-MBD, a Project-based Learning of Model-based Development


Model-based development (MBD) plays an important role in the development of embedded software for electronic control units (ECUs) in automotive and avionics applications. As a remarkable change from traditional coding workflow, the MBD workflow uses executable models as development artifacts to visualize and simulate ECU behaviors that are becoming increasingly complex. Such workflow requires a paradigm shift for engineering students to understand tools and methodologies for modeling, simulation, and code generation. Annual Student Meeting on Automotive Embedded System ? Model-based Design, or AMAS-MBD in short is a joint activity between Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics (Thailand), Toyota Tsusho DENSO Electronics (Thailand) and Thailand Embedded Systems Association (TESA) to promote the MBD education in Thai universities. This talk reports AMAS-MBD activities over the past three-years that use RC model cars equipped with two processor boards and sensors as learning platforms. Based on the project-based learning approach, student teams were assigned with design problems based on simplified version of real-world automotive requirements. As the de facto MBD tools, MATLAB/Simulink were used throughout the project. Finally, issues and opportunities learned from the past AMAS-MBD are discussed.

Invited Talk III

Takao Futagami

Research manager at Toyo Corporation and Computer Software Consultant, Japan


1978- Gamma-ray analysis programmer
1984- Test and measurement system developer
1994- Sports science system engineer
1995- Information Processing Society Japan Software-engineering group board member
2002- Founding UML robot contest for embedded software modeling education
2003- Founding MDD consortium
2004- Realtime OS NPO (TOPPERS) board
2004- Tokyo university Software engineer and manager education study NPO board
2004- Founding ESS robot challenge contest with professor Harumi Watanabe
2005- ET robot contest technical consultant
2006- IPA award (Developing C program coding guideline as group)
2007- Creating Magical spoons for high school education with professor Mizue Kayama
2008- METI IPA embedded software engineer carrier standardization committee in chief
2009- Professor of Professional Graduate School, Embedded Technology
2009- JIS standardization of UML modeling language
2011-Top level athletes enhancement program technical chief for speed skating
2018-Toyo corporation R&D fellow

Title: How MDD was born and grown up?


The birth of MDD is strongly related with compiler technology and information sharing technology among mass of computers. It also includes several software development methodologies in its history. IoT is opening new era of way of computer use. MDD may solve many part of difficulty in IoT Apps development. We better understand background of MDD and future direction in order to exploit the benefit of MDD.