Symposium Schedule

Symposium Schedule (Last update: November 17, 2021)

Due to the world-wide pandemic of COVID-19, we decided to hold some events via online communication tool. The final schedule of the symposium is below:


  • Nov.23, Tuesday,  Technical sessions (Online)
  • Nov.24, Wednesday  Technical sessions(Online),Keynote lecture(Onsite & Online)
  • Nov.25, Thursday  Technical sessions(Online),Keynote lecture(Onsite & Online)

All presentations of technical sessions are made online via Zoom. Keynote lectures are to be held as joint event with the 7th Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2021. Therefore, some of the keynote lectures are scheduled to be held onsite and be aired by Zoom. All events of STECH2021 will be available for all participants including foreign researchers, engineers, and students.

Timetable and program for technical sessions including invited lectures are as follows.

November. 1 updated

Keynote lecture

Day 24th, 15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: Dr. Ikuo Watanabe
Country: Japan
Position, Organization:
President, Railway Technical Research Institute(RTRI)
Title of lecture:
Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: Research and development for creating the future of railways

Day 24th, 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: Prof. Yang Zhongping
Country: China
Position, Organization:
Professor of School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University
Title of lecture:
China's high-speed railways: past, present, and future

Day 25th, 17:00 - 18:00
Speaker: Dr. Christine Funfschilling
Country: France
Position, Organization:
Research Engineer in Railway Dynamics Innovation & Recherche, SNCF
Title of lecture:
Inverse problems for the infrastructure / rolling stock monitoring

Invited Lectures

Recent Developments in Pantograph-Catenary Interaction to Support Technology Development and De-Risk Rail Electrification Projects

Speaker:Prof. João Pombo
Organization:University of Huddersfield

Safety and Reliability of Dual Train Detection Systems

Speaker:Prof. Yung-Cheng(Rex) Lai
Organization:National Taiwan University

Railway Vehicle Mechatronics: An overlooked Gamechanger?

Speaker:Prof. Christopher Ward
Organization:Loughborough University

The Concept of Experimental Platform on Next-Generation Shinkansen Development
-Type E956 Shinkansen Test Train named ALFA-X-

Speaker:Dr. Koji Asano
Organization:East Japan Railway Company

Development of the U.S. Safety Regulation for Texas High-Speed Rail

Speaker:Mr. Tomoyuki Minami
Organization: Central Japan Railway Company

Value Creation using the Technical Open Innovation aiming at Reform of the Business Structure

Speaker:Mr. Tsuyoshi Tabuchi
Organization:West Japan Railway Company

Development of ATS(Automatic Train Stop Device)-based automatic operation system using FS-ATO

Speaker:Mr. Takahiko Aoyagi
Organization:Kyushu Railway Company

Introduction of our Long-term Vision, Changing the Future with Technology

Speaker:Mr. Ryuta Nakasone
Organization:Japan Freight Railway Company

Condition Monitoring System of Wheel-rail Contact Forces in Tokyo Metro

Speaker:Mr. Masuhisa Tanimoto
Organization:Tokyo Metro

Highspeed rail system: A new benchmark for safety and its influence on supply chains

Speaker:Dr. Sakdirat Kaewunruen
Organization:University of Birmingham