2023 TRON Symposium (TRONSHOW)
Call for Papers

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:
October 6th November 6th (FINAL)

Notification of acceptance:
November 3rd November 20th

Final paper submission (for accepted papers):
November 17th November 27th

2023 TRON Symposium, the 40th TRON Project Symposium is held on 6th – 8th of December 2023 in Tokyo, Japan with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Consumer Technology Society. TRON Symposium is an international symposium that brings together industry, researchers, practitioners, and government officials involved in IoT (Internet of Things), ubiquitous computing, and embedded systems. The symposium will feature presentation sessions of papers, panel discussions, tutorial sessions and an accompanying exhibition.

Date 6th - 8th December 2023, Tokyo, Japan.
Venue Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers TRON Forum
Co-sponsor collaboration Hub for University and Business (cHUB), Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC), Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
IEEE Consumer Technology Society
Cooperation Over a dozen organizations cooperate with the sponsors listed above to make TRON Symposium successful. The list should be available on our website. For the last year’s supporting organizations, please see the following URL:

Call for papers

Prospective authors in the embedded systems industry and the emerging field of the IoT are encouraged to submit FULL papers or SHORT papers for presentation. Each of full paper or short paper will be peer reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Full Papers

Accepted and presented FULL papers, will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE Xplore® online publication database. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered.

FULL papers should be in English, of maximum 8 pages including figures and pictures, using the supplied template.

Short Papers

The minimum length is 2 pages and maximum 4 pages for an short papers from busy practitioners. See “Topics of Interest” at the end of this call for relevant topics that are of interest to the Symposium per se, and the visitors to the accompanying exhibition. Accepted and presented SHORT papers, will be submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE Xplore® online publication database.

Information for Authors

Those wishing to submit papers should first register an abstract (up to approximately 300 words) that explains the main content of the final submission by registering your paper to EDAS. Please finish this step before the paper submission deadline.

Please specify if you would like to submit a FULL paper or a SHORT paper: there is a check box in the submission form at the URL shown below.

The following is the process of registering your paper and abstract.

  • Step 0:
  • Step 1:
  • Step 2:
    • Please input the abstract as plain text into the web submission form during registering your paper.
    • Subsequently, you upload the draft of the full paper or short paper.

The submitted papers is peer reviewed and notice of acceptance for presentation will be given by the date of notification of acceptance.For papers that are accepted for presentation, the final version is to be submitted by the date of final paper submission. We plan to use IEEE PDF eXpress for the final presentation submission. The details of using IEEE PDF eXpress to validate the format of the final version for conforming IEEE format will be mailed to the authors whose paper has been accepted.

Authors must present their papers during the presentation time of 2023 TRON Symposium. Since the conference is a hybrid, online presentations are also allowed.

Topics of Interest

Broadly speaking there are two (2) categories. One is embedded systems and the other is the IoT (or ubiquitous computing) application and services. The boundary of these categories has become blurred thanks to the real-world services applications of the IoT that use RFID tags, small sensor nodes to build ubiquitous sensor network, and the like. Topics of the symposium include the following, but not limited to:

Embedded Systems:

  • Home electronic appliances
  • Intelligent Mobility (automotive, construction machinery)
  • Power-aware computing and energy harvesting
  • Smart-grid application
  • Intra-system and inter-systems electromagnetic compatibility
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) 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/trainin

IoT Technologies

  • USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Network)
  • M2M communications
  • IoT architectures
  • IoT infrastructures
  • 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.
  • Cloud computing for the IoT
  • IoT security
  • Aggregate Computing
  • IoT Aggregator
  • Security for the IoT
  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Kubernetes
  • Distributed systems
  • Cloud computing architectures
  • Virtualization/containerization technologies in cloud computing
  • SDN and NFV
  • Distributed storage and databases
  • Microservices
  • Edge computing and fog computing
  • Access control, authorization, and authentication
  • Fault tolerance
  • Continuous integration and deployment

IoT Applications

  • Smart Houses, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities
  • Assistive technologies
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Computer-Augmented Environment
  • IoT applications and IoT services
  • Location-based Information Systems
  • Theory and practice of building real-world IoT application systems

Data Platform

  • Open data
  • Personal data store
  • Big Data processing for the IoT
  • RDF


  • Impact of technology on society
  • Security and privacy
  • Standardization efforts, regulatory aspects and governance of the IoT

About TRON Project and TRON Symposium

TRON Project was established in 1984. It aims to build the open architecture of advanced embedded systems. It has developed very popular TRON real-time OS (RTOS) family: ITRON specification, and T-Kernel, for example. TRON Project’s original goal included the vision of “Computer Everywhere” which is basically the same as ubiquitous computing or the IoT (the Internet of Things). Today, the embedded systems technology is used widely to support the IoT. The project has influenced ICT industry very much. For example, TRON RTOS family has more than 60% of embedded systems market share in Japan. The project has led the IoT research by introducing ucode, an identifier system as part of its IoT application framework called uID architecture. (See https://www.tron.org/ for the detailed background on TRON Project.)

To disseminate the result of the project and foster communication of interested parties, TRON Project has held the annual TRON Symposium for the last 39 years. TRON Symposium is the place to discuss the applications and services of the IoT in the future such as the home electronic appliances, homes, buildings and cities of the future, and to discuss the nuts and bolts of embedded systems such as RTOS kernel, the implementation issues such as the interaction of the IoT paradigm and Cloud. We welcome discussions of the impact of technology on society.

Accompanying Exhibition, TRONSHOW (6th – 8th December)

We will hold the annual exhibition of products, services, and publication related to TRON Project in parallel to the TRON Symposium.

Organizing Committee

  • TRON Symposium Technical Program
    • Chair Ken Sakamura, Chair of TRON Forum, Dean of Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
  • Symposium Publicity
    • Chair Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
  • Symposium Publication
    • Co-chair Toshihisa Muto, Personal Media Corporation
    • Co-chair Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
    • Co-chair Masahiro Bessho, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Co-chair Takeshi Yashiro, INIAD, Toyo University

Technical Program Committee

  • Chair:
    • Dr. Ken Sakamura, Dean of INIAD of Toyo University, Chair of TRON Forum
  • Vice Chair:
    • Dr. Tomohiro Hase, Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University, Japan
  • Member of TPC:
    • Muhamed Fauzi Bin Abbas, Singapore Institute of Technology
    • Heikki Ailisto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    • Yasuhito Asano, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Alessandro Bassi, Alessandro Bassi Consulting
    • Alex Galis, University College London
    • Masahiro Bessho, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Mu-Yen Chen, National Taichung University of Science and Technology
    • Kwek Chin Wee, Republic Polytechnic
    • Stephan Haller, The Bern University of Applied Sciences
    • Chiaki Ishikawa, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
    • Tomonari Kamba, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Shindo Katsunori, YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
    • M. Fahim Ferdous Khan, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Ryoichi Kawahara, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Jee-Eun Kim, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Tatu Koljonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    • Akira Matsui, Personal Media Corporation
    • Takako NONAKA, Shonan Institute of Technology
    • Alok Prakash, Nanyang Technological University
    • George Roussos, Birkbeck College, University of London
    • Kentaro Shimizu, The University of Tokyo
    • Toru Shimizu, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Amiruddin Bin Jaafar Sidek, Custommedia
    • Mohit Sindhwani, Quantum Inventions
    • Juha-Pekka Soininen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    • Thambipillai Srikanthan, Nanyang Technological University
    • Junpei Tsuji, Hokkaido Information University
    • Takeshi Yashiro, INIAD, Toyo University
    • Kenji Yoshigoe, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Takeshi Ogasawara, INIAD, Toyo University


Inquiries about the conference should be directed to the following address of Technical Program Committee:

Please contact the following address if you are interested in accompanying exhibition: