2022 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)
Call for Papers

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:
October 31, 2022
November 7, 2022


Notification of acceptance:
November 21, 2022
November 25, 2022


Final paper submission (for accepted papers):
November 16, 2022
December 1st, 2022

Call for Papers (PDF)

2022 TRON Symposium, the 38th TRON Project Symposium is held on 7th – 9th of December 2022 in Tokyo, Japan with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Consumer Technology Society. TRON Symposium is an international symposium that brings together industry, researchers, practitioners, and government officials involved in IoT (Internet of Things), ubiquitous computing, and embedded systems. The symposium will feature presentation sessions of papers, panel discussions, tutorial sessions and an accompanying exhibition.

Date 7th - 9th December 2022, Tokyo, Japan.
Venue Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers TRON Forum
Co-sponsor collaboration Hub for University and Business (cHUB), Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC), Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
IEEE Consumer Technology Society

Over a dozen organizations cooperate with the sponsors listed above to make TRON Symposium successful. The list should be available on our website. For the last year’s supporting organizations, please see the following URL:

Tentative Session Schedule: Participation welcome.

The schedule of remotely held paper presentation sessions is now announced below.
It is held on December 8. (Date/time is in Japan Standard Time.)

To participate the presentation sessions remotely, please send an e-mail with “attend” in the subject line to the following e-mail address.

You will receive how to attend the remote conference session by e-mail.
(Please submit your request before 11:00 of December 8.)

The session is managed entirely in English.
The proceedings, once ready, will be available here.

We look forward to your participation.

Greeting from the Chair of Technical Program Committee (13:00 – 13:10)
IoT Architecture Session (13:10 – 14:30)

  • Evaluating the Performance of Ascon Lightweight Authenticated Encryption for AI-Enabled IoT Devices
    Safiullah Khan (Gachon University, Korea (South)); Wai Kong Lee (Gachon University, Korea (South)); Seong Hwang (Gachon University, Korea (South))
  • SINR of Machine-Type Communication in HetNets: Interference Avoidance and CoMP Schemes
    Se-Jin Kim (Chosun University, Korea (South)); Ilhak Ban (Chosun University, Korea (South)); Jaeeun Park (Chosun University, Korea (South)); Younghye Na (Chosun University, Korea (South))
  • The Building Operating System (BOS): IoT Devices and Systems Aggregator
    Keiichi Nakamura (YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, Japan); Takeshi Yashiro (Toyo University & YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, Japan); Jee-Eun Kim (Toyo University, Japan); Satoshi Asano (Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design and Other Facilities, Toyo University, Japan); Ken Sakamura (Toyo University, Japan)

IoT Application Session (14:45 – 15:45)

  • Remote-controlled flying umbrella
    Mohamed zied Chaari (Qatar University & Qatar, Qatar)
  • IoT Communications for Distributed Urban Farms
    Qi Qi Oh (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore); Isaac Ibrahim (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore); Arthur Meng Yao Tay (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore); Wen Shao Kennard Ko (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore); Kah Wai Wong (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore); Muhamed Fauzi Bin Abbas (Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore)
  • Investigating Bluetooth Low Energy Advertisements in Urban Public Space for Street-level Crowd Density Sensing
    Masahiro Bessho (Toyo University, Japan); Ken Sakamura (Toyo University, Japan)

    Call for papers

    Prospective authors in the embedded systems industry and the emerging field of the IoT are encouraged to submit FULL papers or extended abstracts for presentation. Each of full paper or extended abstract will be peer reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Full papers

    Accepted and presented FULL papers, will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE Xplore® online publication database. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered.

    FULL papers should be in English, of maximum 9 pages including figures and pictures, using the supplied template.

    Extended abstracts

    The minimum length is 2 pages for an extended abstract from busy practitioners. See “Topics of Interest” at the end of this call for relevant topics that are of interest to the Symposium per se, and the visitors to the accompanying exhibition. (Note: Extended abstracts will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore database.)

    Information for Authors

    Those wishing to submit papers or extended abstracts should first register an abstract (up to approximately 300 words) that explains the main content of the final submission by registering your paper to EDAS. Please finish this step before the paper submission deadline.

    Please specify if you would like to submit extended abstract of 2 pages or a FULL paper: there is a check box in the submission form at the URL shown below.

    The following is the process of registering your paper and abstract.

    • Step 0:
    • Step 1:
    • Step 2:
      • Please input the abstract as plain text into the web submission form during registering your paper.
      • Subsequently, you upload the draft of the full paper or extended abstract.

    Manuscripts should not contain page numbers, headers or footers. Please use the A4 templates available at

    The submitted papers are peer reviewed and notice of acceptance for presentation will be given by the date of notification of acceptance.For papers and extended abstracts that are accepted for presentation, the final version is to be submitted by the date of final paper submission. We plan to use IEEE PDF eXpress for the final presentation submission. The details of using IEEE PDF eXpress to validate the format of the final version for conforming IEEE format will be mailed to the authors whose paper has been accepted.

    Authors must present their papers during the presentation time of 2022 TRON Symposium. Since the conference is a hybrid, online presentations are also allowed.

    Topics of Interest

    Broadly speaking there are two (2) categories. One is embedded systems and the other is the IoT (or ubiquitous computing) application and services. The boundary of these categories has become blurred thanks to the real-world services applications of the IoT that use RFID tags, small sensor nodes to build ubiquitous sensor network, and the like. Topics of the symposium include the following, but not limited to:

    Embedded Systems:

    • Home electronic appliances
    • Intelligent Mobility (automotive, construction machinery)
    • Power-aware computing and energy harvesting
    • Smart-grid application
    • Intra-system and inter-systems electromagnetic compatibility
    • Human Machine Interface (HMI) for embedded systems
    • Security of embedded devices
    • Functional safety, fault tolerance
    • Real-time OS development and application
    • Embedded systems software and optimization
    • Hardware/Software co-design of embedded systems
    • Embedded systems design automation
    • ASICs and FPGAs
    • System/Network-on-chip
    • The use and development of RTOS and the middleware
    • Comparative study of RTOSs including TRON RTOS Family
    • Theory and practice of embedded systems education/training

    IoT Technologies

    • USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Network)
    • M2M communications
    • IoT architectures
    • IoT infrastructures
    • IoT architectures and application frameworks (uID architecture, SmartM3, etc.)
    • Implementation of servers for uID Architecture (1.0, 2.0), ucode, etc.
    • RFID tags, ucode tags, etc.
    • Cloud computing for the IoT
    • IoT security
    • Aggregate Computing
    • IoT Aggregator
    • Security for the IoT
    • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • Kubernetes
    • Distributed systems
    • Cloud computing architectures
    • Virtualization/containerization technologies in cloud computing
    • SDN and NFV
    • Distributed storage and databases
    • Microservices
    • Edge computing and fog computing
    • Access control, authorization, and authentication
    • Fault tolerance
    • Continuous integration and deployment

    IoT Applications

    • Smart Houses, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities
    • Assistive technologies
    • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
    • Computer-Augmented Environment
    • IoT applications and IoT services
    • Location-based Information Systems
    • Theory and practice of building real-world IoT application systems

    Data Platform

    • Open data
    • Personal data store
    • Big Data processing for the IoT
    • RDF


    • Impact of technology on society
    • Security and privacy
    • Standardization efforts, regulatory aspects and governance of the IoT

    About TRON Project and TRON Symposium

    TRON Project was established in 1984. It aims to build the open architecture of advanced embedded systems. It has developed very popular TRON real-time OS (RTOS) family: ITRON specification, and T-Kernel, for example. TRON Project’s original goal included the vision of “Computer Everywhere” which is basically the same as ubiquitous computing or the IoT (the Internet of Things). Today, the embedded systems technology is used widely to support the IoT. The project has influenced ICT industry very much. For example, TRON RTOS family has more than 60% of embedded systems market share in Japan. The project has led the IoT research by introducing ucode, an identifier system as part of its IoT application framework called uID architecture. (See for the detailed background on TRON Project.)

    To disseminate the result of the project and foster communication of interested parties, TRON Project has held the annual TRON Symposium for the last 36 years. TRON Symposium is the place to discuss the applications and services of the IoT in the future such as the home electronic appliances, homes, buildings and cities of the future, and to discuss the nuts and bolts of embedded systems such as RTOS kernel, the implementation issues such as the interaction of the IoT paradigm and Cloud. We welcome discussions of the impact of technology on society.

    Accompanying Exhibition, TRONSHOW (7th – 9th December)

    We will hold the annual exhibition of products, services, and publication related to TRON Project in parallel to the TRON Symposium.

    Organizing Committee

    • TRON Symposium Technical Program
      • Chair Ken Sakamura, Chair of TRON Forum, Dean of Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
    • Symposium Publicity
      • Chair Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
    • Symposium Publication
      • Co-chair Toshihisa Muto, Personal Media Corporation
      • Co-chair Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
      • Co-chair Masahiro Bessho, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Co-chair Takeshi Yashiro, INIAD, Toyo University

    Technical Program Committee

    • Chair:
      • Dr. Ken Sakamura, Dean of INIAD of Toyo University, Chair of TRON Forum
    • Vice Chair:
      • Dr. Tomohiro Hase, Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University, Japan, Former Board Member of IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) , Current Chair of CTSoc West Japan Joint Chapter
    • Member of TPC:
      • Muhamed Fauzi Bin Abbas, Singapore Institute of Technology
      • Heikki Ailisto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
      • Yasuhito Asano, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Yosuke Aragane, NTT
      • Alessandro Bassi, Alessandro Bassi Consulting
      • Alex Galis, University College London
      • Masahiro Bessho, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Mu-Yen Chen, National Taichung University of Science and Technology
      • Kwek Chin Wee, Republic Polytechnic
      • Stephan Haller, The Bern University of Applied Sciences
      • Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
      • Tomonari Kamba, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Shindo Katsunori, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
      • M. Fahim Ferdous Khan, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Ryoichi Kawahara, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Jee-Eun Kim, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Noboru Koshizuka, The University of Tokyo
      • Akira Matsui, Personal Media Corporation
      • Keiichi Nakamura, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
      • Triet Nguyen-Van, University of Tsukuba
      • Takako NONAKA, Shonan Institute of Technology
      • George Roussos, Birkbeck College, University of London
      • Kentaro Shimizu, The University of Tokyo
      • Toru Shimizu, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Mohit Sindhwani, Quantum Inventions
      • Juha-Pekka Soininen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
      • Thambipillai Srikanthan, Nanyang Technological University
      • Junpei Tsuji, Hokkaido Information University
      • Takeshi Yashiro, INIAD, Toyo University
      • Kenji Yoshigoe, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
      • Takeshi Ogasawara, INIAD, Toyo University


    Inquiries about the conference should be directed to the following address of Technical Program Committee:

    Please contact the following address if you are interested in accompanying exhibition: