"360-degree outlook on critical scientific and technological challenges for a sustainable society"
The Irago Conference 2018 was held on 1 November 2018 at the Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Tokyo. The conference was organized by University of Electro-Communications, Toyohashi University of Technology, and Tokai University. This was 8th in this series of conferences providing a platform for networking between scientists, graduate students, and policy makers to interact and share ideas to find solutions for some the major issues of the 21st century.
This core theme of this year's conference was "Tomorrow's World@2050" and the proceedings included 12 invited speakers, one 'Premium Poster', and 106 poster presentations. A total of 150 participants attended the conference including the invited speakers from Spain, India, USA, and Japan.
In addition to the scientists and graduate students, high students from Seiko Gakuin High School in Kanagawa Prefecture and Toshimagaoka-Joshigakuen, Tokyo, also participated in the conference, presenting posters and actively asking questions during the sessions.
The evening session was organized in partnership with Springer Nature and included shorts speeches by guests from MEXT, the headmasters of the high schools, and representatives from Springer Nature．
Refereed manuscripts from the conference will be published in the Proceedings of the AIP.