Kunii and Ishizaki participated in IEEE SBLTW 2023 held at Kansai University from June 30 (Fri.) to July 1 (Sat.).
On the 30th, we had workshops on manga production and self-expression by Mr. Kasuga, a scriptwriter, and Mr. Ogawa, an editor, and advisor from DNP Co. In the group work, participants discussed how their research activities could be used in the future, and presented their ideas in their own formats. By discussing with students who study in different fields, we were able to obtain good knowledge and stimulation that is different from the usual.
On the first day, each participant exhibited a poster introducing his or her SB, and we exchanged information in the form of a poster session. Based on the exchange on the previous day, I feel that we were able to have a very meaningful exchange of information about research and activities of other branches.
This year, a workshop related to the Manga Story Contest, which is held annually by IEEE JC, was also held, making the two-day event a great opportunity to learn about technologies and knowledge in other fields.
Also, our branch celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. In honor of this, we received a commemorative plaque from IEEE on the second day.