State-of-the-art technology and future vision for environment, energy, and power systems


This forum is sponsored by Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


IG Forum (SG12+02): State-of-the-art technology and future vision for environment, energy, and power systems

Date: 13:30-15:30, 16:00-18:00, Wednesday, 12th July 2023 (WeB, WeC)
Room: Room 413

Related Technical Committees: None
Planned by: IFAC2023 Industry Subgroup on Power, Energy Systems (SG02), and Environmental Systems (SG12)

Yutaka Iino (Waseda. University, Japan)

Session Chairs:
Chair: Yutaka Iino (Waseda. University, Japan)
Co-chair: Yoshihiko Susuki (Kyoto University, Japan)

Naohiko Otsuka (Yokohama City, Japan)
Katsuaki Hidari (Takenaka Co. Ltd., Japan)
Shouta Ishizawa (Tokyo Toshi Service Corporation, Japan)
Ryo Onishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Yu Kaneko (Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Japan)
Daisuke Kawamoto (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan)
Yoshihiko Susuki (Kyoto University, Japan)
Taiyo Miyagi (Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan)
Mika Aoki (Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan)

Ryoichi Ishizuka & Munenobu Hashizume (Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan)



Environmental and energy problems have become serious global problems year by year. In the forum Power, Energy, and Environmental issues will be discussed, e.g., CN technology, Renewable Energy (RE) control technology, Smart grid technology for mass introduction of RE and EV, etc. The forum consists of 6 oral presentations, followed by discussions with panelists. Researchers in Japanese academia and engineers from industrial companies involved in the development of electric power, energy, environment, and carbon neutral technologies will present their current activities and future technologies. Special guests in government side will be invited from UK as the presidency of COP26, and Global Warming Countermeasures Headquarters in Yokohama city, Japan, from the perspective of worldwide and Japanese local government environmental policy. The aim of the forum is discussion and sharing of future visions, latest technologies, future issues of policy and technologies with key persons from government, universities, and industrial companies. We also aim to gain a common understanding of what industry-government-academia collaboration should be. We would like to have a wide range of participants interested in Power, Energy, Environment and Carbon neutral issues.

Session Program

This forum consists of the following 5-6 speeches and panel discussion by 9 speakers and chairs:

Part1: Issues of City and Environmental Policy & Management  13:30-14:30 (60min.)
Opening / Chair: Yutaka Iino (Waseda University) (5min.)
1-1: Environmental measures at the new Yokohama City Hall building (35min.)
1-1-1: Environmental measures in Yokohama / Naohiko Otsuka (Yokohama City)
1-1-2: Environmental design and Implementation of Yokohama City Hall /
 Katsuaki Hidari (Takenaka Co. Ltd.)
1-1-3: New Yokohama city hall construction project -- Symbiosis through district cooling and heating system / Shouta Ishizawa (Tokyo Toshi Service Corporation)

1-2: Realtime micro-meteorology prediction simulations for future sustainable urban cities / Ryo Onishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology) (20min.)

Part2: Latest trends in environmental, electric power, and energy technologies 14:30-15:30 (60 min.)
2-1: An Evaluation of Renewable Energy Aggregation Technology: Forecasting, Market Trading, and DER Control / Yu Kaneko (Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation) (20min.)
2-2: Integration of energy control technology and human activities to realize a decentralized, circular society / Daisuke Kawamoto (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.) (20min.)
2-3: Data analytics and control for power transmission/distribution grids / Yoshihiko Susuki (Kyoto University) (20min)

 (Coffee break: 30min)

Part3: Application & demonstration projects 16:00-16:30 (30 min.)
3-1: Project Development for Circular Economy Business in Maldives
Taiyo Miyagi & Mika Aoki (Hitachi Zosen Corporation) (30min.)

Part 4: Panel Discussion: Prospects of Environmental and Energy Technology 
16:40-18:00 (80min.)

4-1: Introduction: Trends in research themes in papers presented at IFAC World Congress 2023 / Ryoichi Ishizuka & Munenobu Hashizume (Hitachi Zosen Corporation) (20min.)

4-2: Panel Discussion (50min.)
 Chair: Yutaka Iino (Waseda University)
 Co-chair: Yoshihiko Susuki (Kyoto University)
Naohiko Otsuka (Yokohama City)
Ryo Onishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yu Kaneko (Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation) 
Daisuke Kawamoto (Sony Computer Science Lab.)
Taiyo Miyagi (Hitachi Zosen Corporation)

4-3: Closing (10min.)
Summary and wrap up: Yutaka Iino (Waseda University) & Yoshihiko Susuki (Kyoto University)


Chair & co-chair

Yutaka Iino received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Waseda University, Japan, in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He also received Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2016. In 1984, he joined Toshiba Corporation R&D Center, and moved to Power & Industrial R&D Center in 2001, Smart Community Division in 2011, Social Infrastructure Company in 2015. In 2018, he moved to Waseda University and currently Associate Professor and Researcher of ACROSS: Advanced Collaborative Research Organization for Smart Society in WASEDA University. His research interests include control systems application, optimization, modeling & estimation, and their application for energy management system, i.e., load forecasting, optimal operation planning and control, energy data analysis, system diagnosis technologies. He is a member of IEEE, IEEJ, JSER and SICE(Fellow). He is also Professional Engineer in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Japan, and Qualified Energy Manager, Japan.


Yoshihiko Susuki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include theory and applications of nonlinear dynamical systems, energy engineering, and control technologies. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering from Kyoto University in 2005.


Presenters & Panelists

Naohiko Otsuka belongs Global Warming Countermeasures Headquarters in Yokohama city, Japan. His work is policy making and administrative execution of measures against global warming.


Katsuaki Hidari belongs Takenaka Co. Ltd. , Japan. His work is research and development of advanced Zero Energy Building technologies.


Shouta Ishizawa belongs Tokyo belongs Tokyo Toshi Service Corporation, Japan. His work is operation of advanced Zero Energy Building.


Ryo Onishi completed the doctoral program in the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University and obtained a Doctor of Engineering degree in 2005. In the same year, he started to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies. He then worked as a researcher at the Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). From 2011 to 2013, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science overseas research fellow at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he became a group leader at Center for Earth Information Science and Technology, JAMSTEC. He moved to the current position, Associate Professor at Global Scientific Information and Computing Center in Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2020. He has been engaged in the research of environmental fluid dynamics using numerical simulations and machine learning.


Yu Kaneko joined R&D Center of Toshiba Corporation as a researcher of information network in 2005. Most of his research and development were related to energy domain. He received Ph.D. degree from Osaka University, Japan, in 2018. He moved to Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation in 2021 and is working in a job related to renewable energy aggregation business. 


Daisuke Kawamoto received the B.S. in 2000 and M.S. in 2002  from the department of Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Japan. He was working for Sony Corporation as an electrical engineer until 2014. Since then he is part of the Sony Computer Science Laboratories and developed decentralized control software that is operating in 19 houses DC microgrid in Okinawa prefecture. Subsequently, he conducted a demonstration project on power transportation using EVs in Tokushima prefecture.


Yoshihiko Susuki is same to co-chair.



Taiyo Miyagi is a Deputy General Manager, Environment Business Development Department of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. He received B.S. from Ryukyu University, Japan in 2001 and M.S. from Taiwan University, Taiwan in 2003. He works on project development related to waste-to-energy projects in Asian countries (Malaysia, Maldives, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia Singapore, etc.). 


Mika Aoki belongs a Project Development Officer, Environment Business Development Department of Hitachi Zosen Corporation.


Ryoichi Ishizuka received his B.S. degrees from Hokkaido University, Japan, in 2013 and M.S. degrees from Shiga university, Japan, in 2022. In 2019, he joined Hitachi Zosen Corporation, where he is engaged in the development of machine learning models and ICT-based business improvement activities.


Munenobu Hashizume is a CIO and Managing Executive Officer of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. He received his B.Ec. degree from Osaka University, Japan, in 1988. He joined NTT Data Corporation in 1988 and He developed and managed IT systems for his customers for more than 30 years. He joined Hitachi Zosen Corporation as a general manager of Information Communication Technology Promotion headquarters in 2018. He is responsible for IoT, Data & Analysis of Products and Services of Hitachi Zosen Corporation.