Message From VANJ Conference 2022’S Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ), the co-chairs of the Organizing Committee VANJ2022 welcome you to Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world, and as Japan’s capital, it is also the administrative, financial, commercial, cultural, and educational center of Japan. At the intersection of all this merging power, great minds and ideas flow together for exchanges and sharing that bring forward new and rich knowledge and innovation, making the world a better place.
In this new age, new normal, and connected world, digital solutions allow us all to transcend physical borders to build virtual bridges that enable a constant and accessible flow of knowledge. Leveraging this, VANJ2022 is proud to be holding a VANJ conference in a hybrid format for the first time ever in order to bring everyone together onto our multidisciplinary platform both virtually and physically at the very heart of Tokyo. Reflecting today’s reality as we strive towards our mission of sharing knowledge for society, and along with the rich variety of topics put together this year, it becomes very fitting that VANJ2022 is built around the theme of “Diversity for an Inclusive Society.”
The value of community, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of the Tokyo spirit. VANJ2022 will bring together researchers, engineers, policymakers, and practitioners from various backgrounds in academia and industry to exchange the latest scientific findings, experience, and know-how for promoting the co-creation of new knowledge. The scientific program will present several special sessions, specifically designed to approach the goal of an inclusive society with diversity in multiple aspects of education, research, and development.
We sincerely welcome you and hope that you will take this opportunity to join VANJ 2022 in the conversation and move together toward a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable society while making it a pleasant and memorable experience.
“VANJ 2022 – Diversity for an Inclusive Society” welcomes all scientists, researchers, experts, and intellectuals to jointly participate and discuss various aspects of science and technology.
After 3 years of social distancing, we are making progress in adapting to the new normal. Countries are gradually relieving the traveling restriction, re-opening the economy, and ready for constructing a new future. To accelerate the development of our society, we need the contribution of everyone, regardless of their background. We understand deeply the crucial role of diversity in a modern inclusive society. Social inclusion is understood as a process by which efforts are made to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of their background, so that they can achieve their full potential in life. It is a multi-dimensional process aimed at creating conditions that enable full and active participation of every member of the society in all aspects of life, including civic, social, economic, and political activities, as well as participation in decision-making processes
VANJ Conference 2022, with the theme of “VANJ 2022 – Diversity for an Inclusive Society,” will be held in a hybrid with a tentative onsite venue at The University of Tokyo and a virtual venue on Zoom/Slack. The conference will be on two days November 26th – 27th, 2022. Participants of this conference are mainly researchers from Japan and Vietnam, but researchers from other countries and regions are warmly welcome. We sincerely hope that VANJ 2022 would be a timely ground to tighten the Vietnam – Japan scientific network and reposition our roles in the new era of both uncertainties and opportunities.
Aim and Scope
The Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ) is honored to organize VANJ 2022 – Diversity for an Inclusive Society as a dynamic and multidisciplinary platform for science and technology exchange between the two countries. With the overall theme of “Diversity for an Inclusive Society”, VANJ 2022 welcomes all the scientists, researchers, and experts in Japan and Vietnam to discuss how science and technology can reshape our society to respect diversity, promote inclusion, and be beneficial to all.
The scope of VANJ 2022 includes, but is not limited to the following topics:
- Mathematics and Physical Sciences
- Electrical Engineering, VLSI, and applications
- AI, ICT, IoT, and Robotics
- Civil Engineering
- Bio-Medical Sciences and Public Health
- Clean-Renewable Energy and Smart Technology for Power Networks
- Environmental Engineering and Management
- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
- Micro/Nano Science and Materials Science
- Policies and Economic Strategies
Together with the high-quality scientific content, VANJ 2022 also aims to promote the exchange and active collaboration between Japanese researchers and Vietnamese researchers who are or had been working in Japan.