2 December 2020



8:50 ET (13:50 GMT) Opening remarks


9:00 ET (14:00 GMT) Keynote: A robotics perspective in the age of COVID-19 – Claire Delaunay NVIDIA, US


10:00 ET (15:00 GMT) Structure Prediction and Ligand-Binding Prediction for Analysis of Structure-Unknown Proteins and Unknown Pockets in Proteins of SARS-CoV-2
Kentaro Tomii
AIST, Japan
The effect of Covid-19 infection on the bio-mechanics of voice production: a computational perspective
Rita Singh
Carnegie Mellon University, US
10:45 ET (15:45 GMT) Artificial intelligence predicts the immunogenic landscape of SARS-CoV-2
Trevor Clancy
NEC OncoImmunity AS, Norway
A Cascaded Learning Strategy for Robust COVID-19 Pneumonia Chest X-Ray Screening
Tyng-Luh Liu
Taiwan AI Labs, Taiwan
11:30 ET (16:30 GMT) Early triage of critically ill COVID-19 patients using Deep Learning
Junzhou Huang
Tencent, China
A Rapid, Accurate and Machine-agnostic Segmentation and Quantification Method for CT-based COVID-19 Diagnosis
Xin Gao
KAUST, Saudi Arabia


15:00 ET (20:00 GMT) Keynote: Moderna, Pandemic Vaccines, and the Path to Health Security – Dr. Noubar Afeyan Cambridge, MA, US


16:00 ET (21:00 GMT) Keynote: Big Bets and Building Blocks: Enriching lives through smart and autonomous solutions – Kathy Winter Intel, US


17:00 ET (22:00 GMT) Global crisis response management using AI, ML and quantum technologies
Roberto Desimone
BAE Systems, UK
Open-source drug discovery: An ambitious Moonshot
Aaron Morris
PostEra, US
From the Basement to the Cloud: Developing a Covid-19 Testing Pipeline
Marissa Fisher

Broad Institute, US
17:45 ET (22:45 GMT) Droplet/Aerosol Dispersion Simulation on the Supercomputer Fugaku for the Fight against COVID-19
Makoto Tsubokura
RIKEN/Kobe University, Japan
Simulation of SARS-CoV-2 envelope assembly to help develop treatments for COVID-19
Logan Thrasher Collins
Using Social Media During Emerging Infectious Diseases Outbreaks
Lu Tang

Texas A&M University, US
18:30 ET (23:30 GMT) COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting: Uncertainty Challenges and Predictive Monitoring
Jianxi Luo
Singapore Universuty of Technology and Design, Singapore
Tackling COVID-19 with exascale computing via Folding@home
Gregory R. Bowman
Folding@home, US
Combining automation and artificial intelligence for rapid discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics in respond to COVID-19
Nathan Collins

SRI International, US



3 December 2020



9:00 ET (14:00 GMT) Keynote – Human Augmentation Technologies towards Competence Sharing through Augmented Telework – Dr. Masaaki Mochimaru AIST, Japan


10:00 ET (15:00 GMT) Reimagining mobility with avatarin
Akira Fukabori
avatarin Inc., Japan
Robot Remote Operation/Teaching with VR TeleWork System
Yasumichi Aiyama
University of Tsukuba, Japan
10:45 ET (15:45 GMT) Human Augmentation and the future of Human-Computer Integration
Jun Rekimoto
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Autonomous Mobile Robot System for Human Machine Harmonization using Harmoware
Nobuo Kawaguchi
Nagoya University, Japan
11:30 ET (16:30 GMT) Future of AI and Post-Pandemic Society: A Service Science Perspective
Jim Spohrer
Evolution of the Operator 4.0 Vision: Pre-, During-, and Post-COVID-19 Pandemic
David Romero
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico


16:00 ET (21:00 GMT) Keynote – Biosecure Urbanism: Covid-19, New Technologies and the Future of Cities – Simon Marvin The University of Sheffield, UK


17:00 ET (22:00 GMT) Covid19’s impact on technology work practices and recruiting
Abhina Agrawal
Rocket, US
New Ways to Collaborate in the COVID Era
Mark Billinghurst
University of South Australia, Australia
17:45 ET (22:45 GMT) Augmented teleworking for sustainable work
Kentaro Watanabe
AIST, Japan
Possibility of highly precise educational big-data collected by controlling the timing of occurrence of learning/testing events
Takafumi Terasawa
Okayama University, Japan
18:30 ET (23:30 GMT) Rebooting cities after crisis and preventing future risks with the help of data, foresight and systems thinking – Case COVID
Peter Ylén
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Computation for Happiness of People 
Kazuo Yano
Hitachi, Japan


19:15 ET (24:15 GMT) Keynote: Alibaba DAMO Academy Medical & Health AI Technology and Practices Against COVID-19 – Ying Chi, Director of DAMO Academy Medical AI


20:15 ET (1:15 GMT) Panel Discussion: On the Impact of Technology on COVID19 Pandemic

Moderator: Yervant Zorian, Chief Technologist & Fellow, Synopsys


  • Joseph Bousaba, VP & GM, Emerging Sensors BU, TDK
  • Tim Cheng, Dean of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Rafic Makki, Head Technologist, Mubadala Capital Ventures
  • Victor Zhirnov, Chief Scientist, Semiconductor Research Corporation


21:15 ET (2:15 GMT) Closing – Hironori Kasahara