– Call for Papers –

Young Researchers’ Conference 2018

Nov 23-24, Tokyo

Call For Papers

Tokyo Academics and Tokyo Techies are pleased to announce a call for papers for the inaugural Young Researchers’ Conference (YRC).

As the first such event exclusively for school students, the goal of this conference is to provide an avenue for budding scientists and motivated high school students to share and present their research results with their peers and the wider community. It is intended to help foster the spirit of research in high schools. The two-day conference will contain additional activities such as keynote speeches from eminent teachers, scholars and industry professionals.

Topics include:

  1. Science
  2. Technology
  3. Engineering and Math (STEM)
  4. Education
  5. Humanities
  6. Literature and Sociology fields

Awards for Best Papers will be presented. The first author of a paper must be a current high school student. The research described must be original and done in whole or substantially by the student(s).

Submitted papers will undergo a blind review process. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give oral or poster presentations. All papers will be printed and distributed at the conference.

Conference Flow

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Submission Of Research Paper

Deadline: October 10, 2018 (Closed)
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Notification of Acceptance

October 25, 2018 (Closed)
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Accepted Papers Final Submission

Deadline: November 10, 2018 (Closed)
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Accepted Authors Registration

Deadline: November 12, 2018 (Closed)
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Present Research Paper At Conference

November 23-24, 2018 (2 days) (Closed)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 10, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: October 25, 2018

Final paper submission: November 10, 2018

Final Registration: November 12, 2018

Conference days: November 23-24, 2018 (2 days)

Venue

Address:

Nishiazabu 3-24-17
Hirose Building 4F (above FamilyMart)
Minato, Tokyo 106-0031

Email:

info@tokyotechies.com

Phone:

070-3141-0198

Extra Directions to Our Venue:

Hotel and Travel Information :

List of hotels near researchers’ conference venue

  1. Roppongi Hotel S (3-5 mins walk)
  2. Apa Hotel Nishi-Azabu (5-7 min walk)
  3. Act Hotel Roppongi (7-10 minute walk)
  4. Apa Hotel Roppongi Ekimae (10 minute walk)
  5. Hotel Arca Torre Roppongi (10 minute walk)

Conference Program Schedule

 

Friday,  Nov. 23 Saturday, Nov. 24
9:00~9:45 Registration
9:45~10:00 Opening Speech Registration
10:00~10:45 Keynote speech 1
(Mr. Yutaka Tahara)
Keynote speech 3
(Dr. Sarah  Abe)
10:45~11:00 Break Break
11:00~13:00 Student presentations Student presentations
13:00~14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00~14:45 Keynote speech 2
(Dr. Nguyen Duc Quang)
Keynote Speech 4
(Mr. Paul M. Lewis)
14:45~16:45 Student presentations Student presentations

Awards Ceremony

18:00~20:00 Dinner

Student Presentation Schedule

 

Friday,  Nov. 23
11:00~13:00

(20 mins per speaker)

Difference in Color Sensitivity of Poecilia reticulata based on different light environments
Karin Kase, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


How do Different Brands of Natto with Various Amounts of Protein and Lipid Affect the Growth of Human Saliva?
Sahana Natarajan, Seisen International School


Whether Unkind Words/Kind Words Affect Plants?
Nguyen Hoang Minh Khue, Vu Minh, Spring Hill Academy, Vietnam


Effects of Molar Ratio and Hardness of Glyptal, the Value-Added Product of the Production of Biofuels
Momoka Kobayashi, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


The Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis and the Conventional Heating Method
Qinrou Zhang, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


Change in Sleeping Pattern Between Pre-Adults and Adults
Shiho Inagaki, Tokyo Gakugei University International Secondary School

13:00~14:00 Lunch
14:45~16:45

(20 mins per speaker)

SAT Reading Analysis Using Eye-Gaze Tracking Technology and Machine Learning
Andrew Howe, American School in Japan


Tennis Stroke Classification Using Myo Armband
Lisa Baily, American School in Japan


Investigation of sleep quality parameters to improve cognitive performance in class room test
Alisa Fukuda, American School in Japan


A Machine Learning Based Approach for Automated Used-Cars Price Evaluation
Jongpyeong Lee, Hiep Nguyen, Konrad Lykowski, Thien Phan
Tokyo Techies


Flower classification using AI model
Nguyen Kieu Khanh, Le Bao Dan , Nguyen Huu Hoang Minh
Spring Hill Academy


Sensor-Integrated Soccer Ball For Spatiotemporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players
Tyler Cross, American School in JP

Saturday,  Nov. 24
11:00~13:00

(20 mins per speaker)

Classification of Ballroom Dancing Music Using Machine Learning
Noemie Voss, Sevenoaks School Sevenoaks, UK


An Exploration of the Effects of Alternate Realities on One’s Identity
Stefan Mead, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


Change in Japanese Economy and How Prime Minister Abe’s Word Choice is Influenced by the Economy
Ryunosuke Saito, St. Mary’s International School


Adidas And The Evolving United States Footwear Market
Andrew Ammar, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


TPP11 and the economic revitalization of rural Japan: The effect of culture and consumer preferences on demand for domestic food product
Masao Kawasaki, The American School in Japan


The Acquisition of Formal and Informal Political Power in the United States and Japan
Kai Kurosu, The American School in Japan

13:00~14:00 Lunch
14:45~16:45

(20 mins per speaker)

A Study on Muong Language
Nguyen Thanh Tra , Truong Vu Khanh Chi, Spring Hill Academy


The role of moral education in the modernization of Meiji Japan until 1894
Yoshimaro Kamikubo, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School


Investigation on the Time Taken per Cycle and 100m Breaststroke Record
Reika Shimomura, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


Protective Effect of Genistein as Antioxidant, Included in Natto, on Yeast Cell Viability
Sayaka Nagano, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and High School


What Is The Relationship Between Keystroke And Timbre In Piano?
Yuki Akizuki, Ritsumeikan Uji High School


Investigation on the Effect of Temperature to the Damping Strength of a Viscously Damped Sphere
So Amano, Ritsumeikan Uji High School

Keynote Speaker Schedule

 

Friday November 23rd Saturday November 24th
Yutaka Tahara (10am) Dr. Sarah  Abe (10am)
Dr. Nguyen Duc Quang (2pm) Paul M. Lewis (2pm)

Keynote Speakers

田原豊 Yutaka Tahara

Oihama High School, Chiba
Japan

Yutaka Tahara is a Lecturer of Biology at Oihama High School in Chiba, Japan. He graduated from Kouchi University majoring in Biology and has worked as a high school teacher and lecturer in several Japanese high schools from 1977. For his work on Avian shell-less hatching technology development and implementation for education, Mr Tahara has been the recipient of several awards and medals from the Minister of Science and the Japan Biological Education Association.

Nguyen Duc Quang

Spring Hill School
Vietnam

Nguyen Duc Quang is the Founder and Owner of Spring Hill School in Vietnam where he mentors students on research projects related to movie making, plant science, environment, psychology and animal science. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Vietnam National University of Education Hanoi, specializing in Life Science and Technology Education. He also has a Masters degree in Science, again specializing in Life Science and Technology Education. Dr Quang also has a Masters and PhD from Ehime University, Japan specializing in Population Genetics of forest trees.

Sarah K. Abe

National Cancer Center
Japan

Sarah K. Abe is a Researcher at the National Cancer Center Japan specializing in diet and cancer epidemiology. Previously, she worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health Policy (GHP) at The University of Tokyo where she co-coordinated the Global Health Entrepreneurship Program, a hands-on, workshop-based program for university students. Dr Abe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Suffolk University, Boston, a Master of Science from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a PhD in International Health from The University of Tokyo.

Paul M. Lewis

Harvard College VISION

Paul M. Lewis is the Founder of Harvard College VISION: Global Health Society, a group that empowers youth to become civically minded leaders for the future.  Each year, VISION hosts a Global Health and Leadership Conference that pairs high school students to Harvard students to create projects that impact their communities. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College, where he concentrated in Neurobiology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. He received a post-graduation fellowship to travel to Japan and learn about caregiving.

Organizing Committee

 

Chair: Dr. A.Chand
Co-Chairs: Phong Nguyen, Thien Phan

Sponsors:

 

Neil Nguyen – Tokyo Academics’ Executive Director

Duc Doba – Tokyo Techies’ Chief Executive Officer

Submit Paper

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Submission Of Research Paper

Deadline: October 10, 2018 (Closed)
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Notification of Acceptance

October 25, 2018 (Closed)
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Accepted Papers Final Submission

Deadline: November 10, 2018 (Closed)
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Accepted Authors Registration

Deadline: November 12, 2018 (Closed)
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Present Research Paper At Conference

November 23-24, 2018 (2 days) (Closed)
Closed For The Year 2018

Awards

Best Paper (STEM)
Sayaka Nagano (Protective Effect of Genistein as Antioxidant, Included in Natto, on Yeast Cell Viability)

Best Presentation (STEM) –
Momoka Kobayashi (Effects of Molar Ratio and Hardness of Glyptal, the Value-Added Product of the Production of Biofuels)

Honorable Mention (STEM) –
Reika Shimomura (Investigation on the Time Taken per Cycle and 100m Breaststroke Record)

Best Paper (Humanities / Social Sciences) –
Stefan Mead (An Exploration of the Effects of Alternate Realities on One’s Identity.)

Best Presentation (Humanities / Social Sciences) –
Kai Kurosu (The Acquisition of Formal and Informal Political Power in the United States and Japan)

Honorable Mention (Humanities / Social Sciences) –
Masao Kawasaki (TPP11 and the Economic Revitalization of Rural Japan: The Effect of Culture and Consumer Preferences on Demand for Domestic Food Products)