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.



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.