INVITATION and CALL for Papers: “Innovation and Action for Managing Urgent Future Local and Global Issues and Domains in Japan and Europe”


The European Japan Experts Association (EJEA) is very happy to invite you to the EJEA International Conference 2022

Innovation and Action for Managing Urgent Future Local and Global Issues and Domains in Japan and Europe”.

The conferencewill be realized online via Zoom at 09:00-14:00 CET / 17:00 – 22:00 JST on November 24 and 25, 2022.

Participation is free of charge. The language of the conference is English.

The conference’s website will be continuously updated.


We welcome ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for Contributions of 10 MinutesNo submission deadline!

Submission guidelines and template on

Following workshops are in preparation:

Day 1:

l  Sociability in Human-Robot Interactions (RIKEN)

l  Kickstart a Circular Business – Sharing Experiences on an Online Tool for 2hr-Workshop-Concept for Learning Circular Economy (Fraunhofer FIT)

l  Future Developments and Behavioral Change in Different Cultural Contexts (moderation tba)

Day 2:

l  Workshop by Fraunhofer FIT (title tba)

l  Multidisciplinary Approaches toward SDGs Related to Environmental Humanities (KAGAWA University)

l  Cognitive Robotics (LINKÖPING University)

Keynote Lectures

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel
    Executive Director DFKI Kaiserslautern (German Research Center for AI) & Head of Research Department Smart Data & Knowledge Services; Professor at Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems at Osaka Metropolitan University – (Germany)
    “Combining Bird Eye View and Grass Root View for Earth Observation”

·        Dr. Irene Ek 
Director-General at Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis; Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy, GOOGLE Cloud Nordics – (Sweden)
”Megatrends – Merging Green and Secure Digital Transformation”

  • Prof. Dr. Britta Essing
    Head of Human-Centered Engineering & Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT – (Germany)
    “Society 5.0 / Needs / Humability”
  • Prof. Dr. Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
    Director of Real-time Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University – (Sweden)
    “The Role of Cybersecurity in the Smart Society”
  • Dr. Hiroshi Nakagawa
    RIKEN AIP, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project AI Utilization in Society and Legal System – (Japan)
    “AI and Society ELSI About Autonomous Avatars”
  • Prof. Dr. Masaaki Tokuda
    Former Vice-President for International Affairs; Professor of Department of Pharmaco-Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University – (Japan)
    “What We Learned from Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Initiatives”
  • Prof. Dr. Harriet Wallberg
    Former President of Karolinska Institutet Stockholm; Professor of Physiology; Member of the Science and Technology in Society Forum Kyoto (STS) – (Sweden)
    “The Role of Japan in the Post-Corona Era to Combat Global Challenges”

The conference is jointly organized by the European Japan Experts Association, Linköping University, and RIKEN (理化学研究所), and hosted by Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT).

Please feel free to distribute this invitation and call to related persons/institutes in your surrounding!

Register now and receive Zoom-Login information – we are looking forward to welcoming you on November 24 and 25, 2022!

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