NECTEC and NICT deepen a partnership through NECTEC-NICT Joint Technical Workshop 2023


On 24 August 2023, Dr. YANO Hiroyuki, Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan, along with the delegation from NICT joined NECTEC-NICT Joint Technical Workshop 2023 at NECTEC Building, Pathumthani, Thailand.

The main objectives are to be a stage for researchers from both sides to level up their knowledge and work and to identify mutual benefit activities, under the collaborative subjects.  This workshop covered 4 topics:  Frontier:  Terahertz Technology, Smart Farming, AI Technology and 5G Consortium.

Three main sessions were 1) lecture about introduction of strategic field R&D  2) research collaboration discussion and   3) laboratories visit.   

In this connection, Dr. Piyawut Srichaikul, Deputy Executive Director of NECTEC delivered welcome all delegates. 

During lecture introduction of strategic field R&D session, three topics were presented were addressed as follows:

  • Overview of B5G/6G R&D at NICT
    by Dr. HOSAKO Iwao, Executive Director of Unit Beyond 5G Research and Development Promotion Unit
  • Universal Communication Technology
    by Dr. UCHIMOTO Kiyotaka, Director General of Universal Communication Research Institute, and
  • AI Research Activities
    by Dr. Thepchai Supnithi, Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AINRG)

After lecture session, researchers of both sides presented topic of collaboration includes

  • Frontier: Terahertz Technology
    NICT : THz wireless transceivers and devices used in them
    NECTEC : Metasurfaces for Terahertz Waves
  • Smart Farming
    NICT : Gathering farming sensor data using device-to-device communications
    NECTEC : Development of Digital Herbs crop Recipe for Management and Yield Prediction using AI technology
  • AI Technology
    NICT : Towards security-aware next-generation speech system – research introduction of NICT side
    NECTEC : Spoof Detection in Automatic Speaker Verification
  • 5G
    NICT : Future Life with Beyond 5G/6G and Architecture for Cross-Industry Orchestration
    NECTEC : 5G Private Network for Manufacturing in Sandbox testbed at SMC/EECi

In addition, NECTEC hosted NICT team to visit NECTEC key laboratories; Communication and Networks Research Group,  Image Processing and Understanding Research Team (IPU), Spectroscopic and Sensing Devices Research Group and smart farming system demonstration by Intelligent Systems and Networks of Digital Agriculture Technology Research Team.

Last, Dr.Chai Wutiwiwatchai, Executive Director of NECTEC delivered closing remark. He stated that it has been heartening to see such a interactive discussions among researchers of both organizations. He was certain that the information gathered from this event will commit both to work together more closely towards common goal.