Prepared by: K. Uehara, Chair for IEEE Hiroshima Section

IEEE Hiroshima Section was established in 1999 under the Japan Council. Currently the Section has 480 members. Hiroshima Section is located in Chugoku region which is the southwestern part of Honshu.

The Hiroshima Section started the “Hiroshima Section Student Symposium (HISS)” in 2000. HISS is a technical symposium exclusively for student’s presentations in interactive sessions. Moreover, student’s committee members take care of the planning and management of the symposium. The 22nd HISS had a keynote lecture by Ms. Linda Somerville, Corporate Vice President of Micron Technology; technical presentations; laboratory and company exhibitions. The 22nd HISS was held online in 2020 with 200 participants and 89 speakers in technical presentations. The HISS executive committee provided HISS Research Award, HISS Presentation Award, and HISS English Presentation Award for excellent paper presentations.

“Metro Area Workshop (MAW) 2020 in Hiroshima” was held at Hiroshima Garden Palace hotel in Hiroshima City. The event saw 7 speakers giving 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”. MAW 2020 was a grand success with 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. The event saw 174 participants (56 physical & 118 online) from many companies, local governments, and universities.

Hiroshima Section has won several awards so far including the 2018 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance, the 2015 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance, and the 2011 R10 Outstanding Small Section Award.