DATE: Nov 24-25, 2021

VENUE: Online (Zoom)


At this international conference,we will discuss the vision of Asian smart cities of the post-COVID world.

In many Asian regions where the demographic dividend has been disappearing, the promoting of top-down urban development is becoming obsolete. Rather, we think that making a metropolitan area that has accumulated history smarter from the bottom up by utilizing Digital Transformation Technologies. At this conference, based on open democratic communication, we will discuss the idea, way of thinking, technology, and methodologies from various angles to realize “Asian smart cities” that includes various people with different cultures, religions, values, etc.

Topics of interests in this scientific part of the conference include:

  1. Smart Cities in Post Covid-19 Society
  2. KPI Indices for Smart Cities
  3. Platform for Share Economy, and Its Planning, Designing and Management
  4. Data Sharing and Privacy Protection
  5. Smart finance
  6. Start-ups and Business Ecosystems
  7. Social Capitals and Societal Governance
  8. Infrastructure in the Post-Urban Society
  9. Digital Transformation for Social and Economic Innovation
  10. Voluntarism, Partnership, and Local Engagement
  11. Tourism and Local Development
  12. Social and Economic Innovation in Rural Areas
  13. Climate Changes’ Threats and Opportunities for the Countryside
  14. Urban-Rural Interaction
  15. Cultural Experience and Tourism
  16. Smart Resilience to Infectious Diseases and Natural Disaster.

The subjects of the paper are not limited to the above, however, it is requested to stay relevant to the contexts of inclusive smart cities.

PARTICIPANTS: This conference is open for participants from universities, research institutions, government institutions, practitioners, developer and for people who are concerned about smart cities and urban-rural development. The papers are also expected coming from various countries.

▶▶ FOR PARTICIPANTS: The conference is operated on on-line base. The participation is, in principle, free.

The papers submitted to the secretariat by the deadline will be published on the on-line proceedings. The author(s) of the respective papers are kindly expected to cover the editing cost. This workshop will be followed subsequently by two workshops in 2022. The secretariat will select distinguished papers from the proceedings of three workshops and publish a book on “inclusive smart cities in the post Covid-19 arena” from a well-known international publishing house.


To register for this online conference, please click below and complete your registration form.

After registration, the Zoom URL will be informed to your e-mail address from AISC-office later.





 ・Prof. Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Kyoto University)

 ・Mr. Fumitaka Machida (Financial Expert &Senior Fellow, ERIA)

 ・Mr. Kiyoshi Hasegawa (Executive Vice President , Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.)



 ・ Yachiyo Chair Prof. Osamu Fujiki (Kyoto University)


 ・Professor Tadashi Yamada (Kyoto University)

 ・Dr. Keita Oikawa (ERIA)

 ・Mr. Hajime Watanabe(Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.)

 ・Dr. Ismu Rini Dwi Ari (Brawijaya University, Indonesia)

 ・Dr. Sharina Farihah Hasan (IIUM, Malaysia)

 ・Dr. Nam Le (UEH, Vietnam)

 ・Dr. Winij Ruampongpattana(State Enterprise  Policy Office, Thailand)

 ・Ms. Keiko Sakuragi (Kyoto University)



 ・Prof. Kenji Tsutsumi (Osaka University)


 ・Prof. Gautam Ray (Kyoto University)

 ・Mr. Fumitaka Machida (ERIA)

 ・Associate. Prof. Kakuya Matsushima (Kyoto University)

 ・Assoc. Prof. Keiji Murakami (Kyoto University)

 ・Dr. Ibnu Syabri (Institute of Technology, Bandung(ITB))

 ・Dr. Tú Anh Trinh (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City(UEH))

 ・Prof. Khairuddin Bin Abdul Rashid (Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia )

 ・Assoc. Prof. Phouphet Kyophilavong (National University of Laos)

 ・Prof. Veerasak Likhitruangsilp (Chulalongkorn University)


Ms. Akiko Bailey

Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

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