Global Initiatives

NARO-IEEE SA Joint Workshop "Realizing Smart & Sustainable Agriculture through Standardization"

This workshop has been completed.


Tue, November 16, 2021


13:00 pm to 16:10 pm JST (UTC+9)




Online Streaming via Video System
(URL will be provided to registered participants only)


Amid the urgent need to respond to global food security and global environmental issues, the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) has a mission to realize "Society 5.0 in the field of agriculture and food industry" at an early stage and to contribute to the achievement of SDGs. We are working to utilize our comprehensive strength as Japan's largest research institute in the fields of agriculture and food industry. Standardization activities, including coordination of opinions and interests among various stakeholders, are important for this purpose. Together with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), which has played a central role in international standardization for many years in the field of telecommunications, we will hold a workshop to look at future standardization activities while looking at concrete examples, and by disclosing this, we will broadly cooperate.

By attending this workshop you'll learn about smart & sustainable agriculture and:

  • Gain a better understanding of NARO's initiatives, mission, goals and objectives
  • Learn about the activities, projects and standards related to smart & sustainable agriculture from IEEE SA
  • Hear about some of the emerging trends in Japan and globally
  • Network and meet the industry leaders, researchers and other stakeholders


General Session Speakers
Dr. KYUMA Kazuo
Mr. TANAKA Tetsuya
Technical Session Moderator and Speakers
Mr. Sri Chandrasekaran
Dr. NISHI Hiroaki
Dr. KAWAMURA Takahiro
Prof. Eyal Ben Dor
Dr. MIYAZAKI Chiharu
Dr. Hui Ding
Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss
Dr. TANABE Shinji


12:30 - 13:00 Online Access Open
General Session
Facilitator: Dr. KATSUTA Masumi, Vice President, NARO, Japan
13:00 - 13:05 Guest's Remarks
Mr. AOYAMA Toyohisa, Director-General, Council's Secretariat of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
13:05 - 13:35 Keynote Speech
Dr. KYUMA Kazuo, President, NARO, Japan
Mr. Jim MATTHEWS, President, IEEE SA, USA
13:35 - 13:50 Invited Speaker
Mr. TANAKA Tetsuya, Deputy Director-General for Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
13:50 - 14:00 Break
Technical Session
Moderator : Mr. Sri Chandrasekaran, IEEE SA, India
14:00 - 14:05 Session Introduction by the moderator
14:05 - 15:35

Presentation ① Dr. NISHI Hiroaki, Keio University, Japan
"Data Expression, Exchange, and Processing in Smart Agriculture"

Presentation ② Dr. KAWAMURA Takahiro, NARO, Japan
"Smart Agriculture through Agricultural Information Research Platform in NARO"

Presentation ③ Prof. Eyal Ben Dor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
"Standard Protocol and Scheme for Measuring Soil Spectroscopy Application of 5G communication in smart agriculture"

Presentation ④ Dr. MIYAZAKI Chiharu, NARO, Japan
"Applications of local 5G communication in smart agriculture"

Presentation ⑤ Dr. Hui Ding, Central Research Institute
Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss, IEEE Blockchain Initiative
"Food Security Through Blockchain Standards"

Presentation ⑥ Dr. YAMAMOTO Mari, NARO, Japan
"Analysis and standardization of functional ingredients in foods"

15:35 - 16:05 Discussion
Mr. Sri Chandrasekaran & Dr. TANABE Shinji, IEEE Advisory Group, Japan
16:05 - 16:10 Closing Remarks
Dr. Shinji TANABE, IEEE Advisory Group, Japan


Please register using the Online registration form here.

Registration deadline

Sun, November 14, 2021


1,000 people


The participation fee is free.

Contact Information

  • For the symposium
    International Standardization Office, Department of Intellectual Property, NARO HQs
    International Relations Section, Department of Research Management, Strategic Planning Headquarters, NARO HQs
    TEL: +81 29 838 7944
  • Inquiries for online streaming via video system
    Technical support desk
    Tel: +81 3 4500 4946