2021 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)
Call for Papers

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Date:
Full Paper Submission Date:
Nov. 10, 2021

Deadline has been extended.
Nov 15, 2021
Nov 21, 2021

Notification of Acceptance Date:
Nov. 30, 2021

Final Paper Submission Date:
Dec. 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce 2021 TRON Symposium, the 37th TRON SYMPOSIUM to be held on 8th - 10th of December 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Symposium, with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Consumer Technology Society (formerly IEEE Consumer Electronics Society), will feature presentation sessions of papers, poster sessions, panel discussions, tutorial sessions and an accompanying exhibition, TRONSHOW (8th - 10th December.)

The deadline for paper submission has been further extended to November 21 by an issue caused by EDAS set up mistake and popular demand.
Some people could not upload the submissions. If you still face an upload problem, please contact ASAP.
Those who have already submitted submissions are welcome to replace the submissions with an improved one if any until the new deadline.


Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Japan and elsewhere, the organizers of the Symposium and TPC had to make difficult last-minute decisions. Thus the late announcement. The deadline has been extended (See Important Dates.) The PAPER SESSION WILL BE HELD REMOTELY although the accompanying exhibition WILL be held physically. We plan to hold the session on the second day (Dec. 9). The presenter will be required to be available during the presentation to answer questions, etc. The presentation time will be announced after the accepted papers will be finalized. (It is likely to be late afternoon in Tokyo (UTC +09) on 10th December to accommodate authors in different time zones.) Used conference software, etc. will be announced soon. Interested viewers are welcome to attend to the limit of the conference software.

Submission of Papers

Accepted and presented papers to the FULL track will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE XploreⓇ online publication database. (Note: Papers presented at the SHORT track will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore.) Prospective authors in the embedded systems industry and the emerging field of the IoT are encouraged to submit full papers or extended abstract for presentation. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Papers presented at the Symposium should be full papers or extended abstract, in English of maximum 9 pages including figures and pictures, using the supplied template. (Please select A4 paper size.) The minimum length is 2 pages for an extended abstract from busy practitioners. See “Topics of Interest” at the end of this page, for relevant topics that are of interest to the Symposium per se, and the visitors to the accompanying exhibition.
To make it easy for the authors to check the appropriateness, the excerpts of session programs for the past five TRON Symposiums are uploaded. (Click here to download.) TPC will contact you for the appropriateness of the topics explained in the abstract.
2021 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW) uses EDAS for reviewing papers.
Below, the procedure for registering your paper and final paper submission is explained.

Step 0:
If you are not registered in EDAS, please do so.

Step 1:
Please register your paper (title, author, etc.) to 2021 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW) at EDAS. (Please report EDAS  issues to TPC e-mail address below.)

Step 2:
Please input the abstract as plain text into the web submission form in step 1 during registering your paper.
Please finish the above step BEFORE the final submission of the final draft.
The authors are requested to upload the draft of final paper in the manner described above. If you have never used EDAS for submission before, please try uploading one week in advance so that any difficulties encountered will be resolved by the deadline. You can replace the submission until the deadline.
The authors of accepted papers shall upload the final paper to IEEE PDF eXpress PLUS site. The procedure to do so will be notified to the authors.
We look forward to your submissions.
If you have a question or noticed inappropriate/unhelpful messages when you interact with EDAS for submission of paper/abstract to 2021 TRON Symposium (EXHIBITION), please let us know.

Technical Program Committee

Dr. Ken Sakamura, Professor and Dean of INIAD, Toyo University, Chair of TRON Forum

Vice Chairs:
Dr. Tomohiro Hase,
Professor, Ryukoku University, Japan,
Board Member, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
(Please see the PDF versions of Call for Papers for names of all the TPC members.)

Call for Papers, etc. are available for 2021 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW).

For inquiries, please write to

Topics of Interest

Note that the topics are not limited to the following.

Embedded Systems

  • Home electronic appliances
  • Smart Houses, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Mobility (automotive, construction machinery)
  • Power-aware computing and energy harvesting
  • Smart-grid applications of the IoT
  • Intra-system and inter-systems electromagnetic compatibility
  • Human Machine Interface for embedded systems
  • Security of embedded devices
  • Functional safety, fault tolerance
  • Real-time OS development and application
  • Embedded systems software and optimization
  • Hardware/Software co-design of embedded systems
  • Embedded systems design automation
  • ASICs and FPGAs
  • System/Network-on-chip
  • The use and development of RTOS and the middleware
  • Comparative study of RTOSs including TRON RTOS Family
  • Theory and practice of embedded systems education/training


  • USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Network)
  • M2M communications
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Computer-Augmented Environment
  • IoT architectures
  • IoT infrastructures
  • IoT applications and IoT services
  • IoT architectures and application frameworks (uID architecture, SmartM3, etc.)
  • Implementation of servers for uID Architecture (1.0, 2.0), ucode, etc.
  • RFID tags, ucode tags, etc.
  • Location-based Information Systems
  • Theory and practice of building real-world IoT application systems
  • Cloud computing for the IoT
  • Open Data, Big Data processing for the IoT
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence for data analytics and machine control
  • IoT security
  • Aggregate computing


  • Assistive technology (such as Enableware)
  • Impact of technology on society
  • Security and privacy
  • Standardization efforts and governance of the IoT