VANJ2021 will be an online conference held in two days 2021/12/04 – 2021/12/05.

During this two-day event, we will hold multiple Special sessions, General Oral and Poster sessions. Attendees will have chance to interact through an online conference platform.

For Program, please click here. (updated 2021/11/27)

For Abstracts, please click here. (Password protected) (updated 2021/11/27)


Japan Vietnam 4 December (Sat.)
10:00-10:30 8:00-8:30 Opening ceremony  
10:30-11:30 8:30-9:30 Plenary Talk
11:30-12:30 9:30-10:30 VANJ – VYVN – VBMC networking (Language: Vietnamese)
12:30-13:00 10:30-11:00 Break  
13:00-14:45 11:00-12:45 Special session 1 (S-1): Economic and Business Insights in an Uncertain World
14:30-16:40 12:30-14:40 Forum: Sharing your experiences to bridge Academia and Industry
16:00-18:00 14:00-16:00 Special session 3 (S-3): Applications and controls of energy conversion systems for CO2 emission reduction
Japan Vietnam 5 December (Sun.)
9:00-10:45 7:00-8:45 Special session 4 (S-4): State-of-the-art AI in medical imaging: Recent advances and challenges
10:30-12:00 8:30-10:00 Special session 5 (S-5): New horizon of physics and devices in 2D materials
12:00-13:00 10:00-11-00 VANJ book introduction (Language: Vietnamese)
13:00-15:15 11:00-13:15 Special session 6 (S-6): African swine fever: The final frontier
14:30-16:30 12:30-14:30 Special session 7 (S-7): Genome sequence analysis in AMR bacteria: Achievements and challenges
16:00-17:30 14:00-15:30 General Oral Session
16:30-17:30 14:30-15:30 General Poster Session
17:30-18:00 15:30-16:00 Awards Ceremony & Concluding Remarks

Organized by: 

Dao Thi Ngoc Anh, Tohoku University, Japan
Vu Duc Canh, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Organized by: 

Nguyen Hue Minh, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Luu Hai Dang, Yokohama National University, Japan
Vu Thi My Hanh, Gifu University, Japan

The COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented shock has had a profound and serious impact on the global economy. It plunged a majority of countries into recession in 2020 as movement restrictions caused serious disruptions in economic activities. It has changed the working and management styles as well as productivity and performance evaluation in workplaces. As we approach the two-year mark, the world economy still faces varieties of difficulties aggravated by new variants of Coronavirus, especially for countries with weak health systems. In such an uncertain world, governments and businesses need sound and correct decisions to minimize negative impacts and quickly adapt to the new normal. This session invited presentations regarding economics situations and business operations in the post-pandemic from both academic and industrial perspectives. It is expected to offer fruitful discussions on key economic and business issues, including employment outcomes, global value chain, digital marketing and transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organized by: 

Ta Duc Tung, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Tran Huynh Ngoc, Power Engineering Consulting J.S. Company 2, Vietnam
Nguyen Binh Minh, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

It has been widely recognized that there is a gap between the works conducted in the industry and the research performed in the university. This gap is partially caused by the different objectives of the two parties. We have observed many successful stories where academia and industry travelled together to deal with challenging issues of society. Especially, in this 21st century, the pressing issue of global warming and the pandemics of COVID-19 urge us to understand and overcome the aforementioned gap. 

VANJ Conference 2021 offers this Special Session as a forum for all attendees to discuss and share their experiences to build a bridge between academia and industry. Topic of interests include, but are not limited to: 

• The differences between work in academia and industry
• Advices to young students/researchers about switching between academic and industry careers
• Introduction to the research projects in which academia and industry cooperate tightly and effectively
• Introduction to summer schools and seminars for exchanging ideas between academia and industry
• The teaching and education experiences to cover the gap between academia and industry     

Organized by: 

Nguyen Gia Minh Thao, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan 
Pham Van Long, Myway Plus, Japan

Modern power grids with the high penetration of renewable energy sources (e.g. photovoltaic, wind, fuel-cell, so forth) have been being more and more popular in recent years. In those grids, various energy conversion systems, energy storage systems (ESS), electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have been broadly used and had important roles to improve efficacy and stability of the grids as well as help reduce CO2 emission significantly. This special session is also focused on advanced control methods and mechanism for microgrids, smart grids, energy markets and intelligent mobility systems, which consist of renewable energy, distributed generators, power converters, ESS, EVs and HEVs.

Organized by: 

Nguyen Thanh Duc, McGill University, Canada
Vu Thi My Hanh, Gifu University, Japan

Medical imaging is of crucial importance in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide range of diseases and disorders, from internal lesions to cancers. In recent years, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze medical imaging data and identify relevant clinical findings has rapidly grown to support medical experts in saving human lives. State-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging (AIMI) session focuses on the most recent trends and challenges in this area, and it brings the renowned scientists and experts to share their original works aimed to identify new cutting-edge techniques and their applications in medical imaging.

Organized by: 

Nguyen Tuan Hung, Tohoku University, Japan
Le Duc Anh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nguyen Huynh Duy Khang, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Recently, many fascinating physical phenomena have been found in two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as valleytronics, Mott-like correlated insulators, quantum anomalous Hall insulators, or superconductors. For example, semimetallic graphene can be turned into a series of quantum states in magic-angle moiré superlattices, which provides an unprecedented path to strongly correlated physics to study high-temperature unconventional superconductors. On the other hand, various 2D materials, such as graphene, black phosphorus, transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g., MoS2, MoSe2, WSe2), and MXenes, have flexibility, large surface area, chemical stability, and excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, make them promising for portable and wearable energy devices. Therefore, the 2D materials may lead to new physics and applications in the near future. In this section, we would like to invite researchers in the 2D materials field to join us to discuss the most recent update of physics and devices in 2D materials.

Organized by: 

Vuong Tuan Phong, Hokkaido University, Japan
Nguyen Khanh Thuan, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Nguyen Vu Son, The University of Tokyo, Japan

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, that posts a major threat to the pork industry worldwide. The recent epidemic of ASF has affected 10 out of 42 member countries in the Asia and the Pacific region, seriously affecting their economies and the global pig production and meat supply (FAO, 2020). In Vietnam, since the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) confirmed its first ASF outbreak in 2019, all 63 provinces/cities experienced outbreaks. Death and culling together, ASF caused the loss of about 6 million pigs in 2019, and about 90 thousand in 2020 according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam. For the first six months of 2021, more than 60 thousand pigs were lost. Although the recovery of Vietnam’s swine industry is underway, it has not reached the pre-ASF level, as ongoing challenges with ASF remain. However, the lack of available vaccines against ASF makes its eradication difficult. As pig production is an important sector of the economy, disease control is a shared interest and must be considered a shared responsibility. Well-coordinated national, regional and global efforts as well as effective collaboration and communication between all relevant stakeholders in the areas of agriculture and the environment will be required to limit global consequences of ASF, allowing safe trade and the sustainability of pig farming. In this context, an international conference “African swine fever: The final frontier” organized by the Vietnam Youth Vet Network and VANJ aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results regarding preparedness, prevention and control of African Swine Fever.

Organized by: 

Do Dang An, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Vu Thi My Hanh, Gifu University, Japan
Nguyen Thi Nga, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most global health concerns and it happened in both high income and middle and low income countries. It is related to the transmission of AMR bacteria between human and human, from environment, animals to human, and vice versa. Limited understanding was found on how AMR genes can be transmitted to and from humans. In this session, we are going to share some key achievements in analysis of gene sequence and profile of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in AMR bacteria via human body, animal, and environment. Experts also discuss the key challenges in gene detection, sequence and analysis in Japan and in Vietnam. And finally, we also give some recommendations for the development of gene sequencing and genome sequence analysis for AMR bacteria in the future research in Japan and Vietnam.

Organized by: 

Dao Thi Ngoc Anh, Tohoku University, Japan
Vu Duc Canh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ta Duc Tung, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nguyen Vu Son, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Oral Presentations
Virus Removal by Membrane Filtration at a Potable Reuse Plant in California, USA
Midori Yasui
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Aerobic Methane-oxidizing Bacteria Dominated in Nitrogen-removing Bioreactor
Thao Tran P., Masashi Hatamoto
Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Evaluation of Tetracycline Removal Potential of Duckweeds (Spirodela sp., Lemna sp., and Wolffia sp.) in Lab-scale Cultivation
To Uyen Dinh Thi, Shoki Nakagawa, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Satoshi Soda
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Campylobacter Hepaticus, the Cause of Spotty Liver Disease in Chickens, Can Enter a Viable but Nonculturable State
Canh Phung, Robert J Moore, Thi Thu Hao Van
School of Science, RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus, Australia

A Malware Classification Method by Combining Computer Vision and Deep Learning
Dao Van Tuan, Hiroshi Sato, Masao Kubo
National Defense Academy of Japan

Cross-Protocol Performance between HTTP/3 and HTTP/2: A Video Streaming-based Investigation
Chanh Minh Tran,  Tho Nguyen Duc,  Phan Xuan Tan, Eiji Kamioka
Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Passivity based optimal energy control of in-wheel motor electric vehicles
Daichi Hasegawa, Binh Minh Nguyen, Michihiro Kawanishi, Tatsuo Narikiyo
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

Hierarchically Decentralized Control of Load Frequency with Economic Dispatch Optimization Based on Passivity
Kento Ohara, Binh-Minh Nguyen, Michihiro Kawanishi, Tatsuo Narikiyo
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

Detection of Colistin-resistant Bacteria in Food
Hanh Vu1, Cornelia Appiah-Kwarteng1, Kaori Tanaka1, Ryuji Kawahara2, Diep Thi Khong3, Thang Nam Nguyen3, Hoa Thi Tran3, Chinh Dang Van4, Phuc Do Nguyen4, Yoshimasa Yamamoto1
1Life Science Research Center, Gifu University, Japan
2Department of Microbiology, Osaka Institute of Public Health, Japan
3Center of Medical-Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Services, Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
4Institute of Public Health, Vietnam

Hovering Control of Multi-rotor Flying Vehicle with Sector Bounded Nonlinearity Based Stability Analysis
Tetsuya Kobayashi, Binh Minh Nguyen, Kazuhiro Sekitani, Michihiro Kawanishi, Tatsuo Narikiyo
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

The Mimicking and Sharing Behavior of Tik Tok’s User
DINH Tien Minh, NGUYEN TRAN Phuong Tram
College of Business, UEH University, Vietnam

Whole Genome Sequencing of Anaerobic Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated from Humans for Antimicrobial Resistant Research
Hanh Vu1, Yoshinori Muto3, Masahiro Hayashi2,3, Kaori Tanaka1,2,3, Hideki Noguchi4, Yoshimasa Yamamoto1
1United Graduate School of Drug Discovery and Medical Information Sciences, Gifu University, Japan
2Division of Anaerobe Research, Life Science Research Center, Gifu University, Japan
3Institute for Glyco-core Research (iGCORE), Gifu University,Japan
4Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan

Antimicrobial Resistance Dissemination in Variety of Water Environments – A Case Study in Hanoi, Vietnam
Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

dSPACE Rapid Control Prototyping Products –  Advanced Control Kits for Universities Education & Research
Ngo Dac Viet
Vietnam Business Partner of dSPACE GmbH, VEVE Company

Surveillance and Genetic Evolution of H5 Avian Influenza Viruses from Migratory Birds in South Korea during 2014–2017
Nguyen Dinh Hiep1,2, Lee In Won1, Kim Yong Il1, Park Su Jin1, Kwon Hyeok Il1, Yu Kwang Min1, Yu Min Ah1, Kim Eun Ha1, Young Ki Choi1
1College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
2Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan

Longitudinal Dynamics of Electric Vehicles: Multi-phisical Modeling and Control
Minh-Hieu Nguyen, Truong-Minh Doan, Bảo-Huy Nguyễn, Thanh Vo-Duy
Control Technique and Innovation (CTI) Laboratory for Electric Vehicles, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Organized by: 

Dao Thi Ngoc Anh, Tohoku University, Japan
Vu Duc Canh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ta Duc Tung, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nguyen Vu Son, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Poster Presentations
Treatment of Heavy Metals in Simulated Acid Mine Drainage Using Lab-scale Constructed Wetlands Filled with Clamshell and Gravel
Thi Thuong Nguyen1,He Huang1, Thi An Hang Nguyen2, Satoshi Soda1
1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
2Vietnam  Japan University, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

Fabrication of Injectable Silk Hydrogel for Controlling the Release of Various Anticancer Drugs
Yang Mengheng, Anh T.N. Dao, Farsai Taemaitree, Suzuki Ryuju, Koseki Yoshitaka, Kasai Hitoshi
Tohoku University, Japan

Translation of the ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories into Vietnamese Story from The Pioneers
Hanh Vu1, Tien Anh Ngo2
1Gifu University,Japan
2Vinmec Tissue Bank, Vietnam

Synthesis of Dipterocarpol Derivatives From Dipterocarpus Alatus
Vy Thao Tran Le, Trung Thao Huu Huynh, Trang Quynh Thi Phan, Duyen My Thi Nguyen, Khanh Minh Dang Nguyen, Phong Quang Le
International University, Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam