The fifth scientific workshop
presented by the 22nd URSI-C in Japan

Session title:
"M2M Communications and Environmental Sensing"

1. Convener: Shinichi Miyamoto (Osaka University)

2. Date/time: 12:50 - 17:50, December 21, 2012

3. Venue: Osaka University, Suita Campus (Suita, Japan)

4. Registration fee: Free

5. Listed attendees: 75 persons

6. Local arrangement: Shinichi Miyamoto (Osaka University)

7. Session title: "M2M Communications and Environmental Sensing"

8. Presentation:
  • 12:50 - 13:00 Opening Talk, Prof. Masahiro Morikura URSI-C-Japan, Chair
  • 13:00 - 13:45 "Research and Standardization Activty for Wireless Grid Technology",
    Dr. Fumihide Kojima (NiCT, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
  • 13:45 - 14:30 "Distributed Electric Power Control Network to Realize Smart Grid",
    Prof. Kei Sakaguchi (Osaka University)
  • 14:30 - 15:15 "Activity for Smart Meter Systems in KEPCO", Mr. Hidenao Iwahashi (Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc.)
  • 15:30 - 16:15 "Research and Development of Sensor Networks to Support Activity in Country Hill", Prof. Norihisa Segawa (Iwate Prefectural University)
  • 16:15 - 17:00 "Development of the Phase Array Radar for Meteorological Application",
    Prof. Tomoo Ushio (Osaka University)

9.Technical Tour
  • 17:00-17:50 "Phased Array Radar Systems for Meteorological Application"

10.Reception: Cafeteria TAKUMI (Osaka University)

11.Steering committee meeting: December 21 (Fri.) 11:30-12:20 at Osaka University

12. Concluding Remarks
In this workshop, we had five technical presentations about M2M communications and environmental sensing. Dr. Kojima reported the research and standardization activity on wireless grid technology based on IEEE 802.15.4g/4e standards. Prof. Sakaguchi presented the practical implementation of demand-response strategy in smart grid with distributed and hierarchical wireless controllers for peak power saving. Mr. Iwahashi reported the activity of KEPCO (Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.) on smart meter systems from the viewpoint of lifeline service provider. Prof. Segawa presented the sensor network systems based on mad ss technologies for supporting the activity in country hill.
Finally, Prof. Ushio presented the development of active phased array weather radar operated at X band with digital beam forming scheme.
After the presentations, we had a technical tour for active phased array radar at Osaka University operated from 2012.
Through the presentations and technical tour, we had a fruitful discussion and confirmed the importance of radio science and its applications in the M2M communications and environmental sensing.

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