• Yutaka Ishibashi
  • Raymond Pao
Yutaka Ishibashi
Professor, Department of Computer Science,
Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
IEICE Fellow

Enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) in Multisensory Communications with Haptic and Olfactory Senses

A number of researchers focus on various types of multisensory communications with haptic and olfactory senses as well as auditory and visual senses. However, when we transmit information about the senses over a QoS (Quality of Service) non-guaranteed network like the Internet, QoE (Quality of Experience) may seriously be degraded owing to the network delay, delay jitter, and packet loss.

To enhance QoE in the multisensory communications, we need to carry out QoS control such as traffic control, error control, media synchronization, causality control, and adaptive reaction force control. In the keynote speech, we will mainly explain QoS control in the application layer for haptic and olfactory senses by using several applications such as the networked haptic museum, haptic play with building blocks, remote haptic calligraphy, networked haptic drum performance, networked fruit harvesting game, and remote ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), which we previously developed. Also, we will introduce remote cooperation among humans and robots with haptic senses which we especially concentrate on.

Yutaka Ishibashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1990, respectively. In 1983, he joined the Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (currently, NTT). From 1993 to 2001, he served as an Associate Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. From June 2000 to March 2001, he was a visiting researcher, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida (USF), USA. He was the Head of Department of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology from 2005 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2009. He is currently one of the four College Directors at Nagoya Institute of Technology. His research interests include multisensory communications, QoS (Quality of Service) control, and remote robot control with force feedback.

He was the Chair of the IEICE Communication Quality Technical Committee from 2007 to 2009. He served as TPC Chair of IEEE CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) Workshop in 2011 and 2012. He also served as NetGames (Network and Systems Support for Games) Workshop Co-Chair in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2017, Executive Committee Chair of Tokai-Section Joint Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Information, and Related Engineering in Japan, Chair of IEEE MAW 2017 (Metro Area Workshop in Nagoya, 2017), Conference Co-Chairs of IEEE ICCC 2017 and 2018 and ICECE 2018, Conference Chair of ICCCS 2018, Technical Program Chair of IEEE ICCE-TW 2018, and Conference Co-Chairs of ICFCC 2019 and ICCET 2019. He was IEEE Nagoya Section Secretary in 2015 and 2016 and IEEE Nagoya Section Chair in 2017 and 2018, and he is currently IEEE Nagoya Section Past Chair. He is further a Steering Committee Member of NetGames. He is a Fellow of IEICE, a Senior member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM, ITE, IPSJ, VRSJ, and IEEJ.

Raymond Pao
General Manager, HTC Asia
VP of Global Product and Strategy, HTC

General Manager of HTC Asia and VP of Global Product and Strategy, is responsible for both Smartphone and VR businesses in Asia Pacific, overseeing VR new technology, as well as creating exceptional product and brand value on HTC VIVE. With proven experience and knowledge in consumer electronics and technology, Raymond has worked closely with Google’s Android team in 2006, led software development for the Android platform, and developed the world’s first Android Smartphone. Since 2015, he has enabled strategic partnerships for VR new technology with VR ecosystems. Raymond received two Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University and Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, USA.