Hiroshima Section

Chisa Takano, Secretory for IEEE Hiroshima Section

The 21st IEEE Hiroshima Section Student Symposium (HISS)

On 30th November and 1st December 2019, the 21st HISS was held at Okayama Prefectural University, Soja, Okayama, Japan. HISS has two special characteristics; one is that students themselves carry out the planning and management of the symposium, and the other is that all the technical papers in HISS are presented by students in interactive sessions. The main theme of each HISS is decided by the students. And based on the interest with students’ point of view, the topics of the Keynote Speech and the Technical Lecture in HISS are selected. This year, there were a total of 290 participants (a sum of two days). In addition to 146 technical presentations, there were also a keynote speech by Mr. Soichi Kataoka, the Mayor of Soja City, Okayama Prefecture, and many presentations by industrial company, academic laboratories and high-school students.