IEEE Metro Area Workshop 2020 in Hiroshima

Chisa Takano, Secretary for IEEE Hiroshima Section

On 16th October 2020, “Metro Area Workshop (MAW) 2020 in Hiroshima” was held at Hiroshima Garden Palace hotel in Hiroshima City. In order to prevent COVID-19 infection, a hybrid system of on-site and online meetings was adopted. At this year’s MAW, we invited 7 speakers to deliver special talks regarding advanced information and communication technology that supports social infrastructure in the Mobile era, under the theme of “IoT created by Mobile, Mobility accelerated by IoT”. We were very pleased with the interesting and impactful presentations on the latest communication technologies in high-speed mobile objects such as cars and railways, and the development issues of various communication systems surrounding IoT. There were many participants from many companies, local governments, and universities: 56 participants at the venue, and 118 participants online, for a total of 174 participants. The group photo was taken with the online speakers and online participants. The exchange meeting after the workshop ended with great success with 46 participants.