Prof. Miyazaki and three lab members attended PICMET 2011 (July 31-August 4, 2011) and Zhongquan XIE (D3) won the PICMET 2011 Brad W. Hosler Outstanding Student Paper Award

Prof. Miyazaki and three lab members, Alfonso Avila-Robinson (D3), Zhongquan Xie (D3) and Hyejin Lee (M2) attended the PICMET’11 Conference held in Portland, USA, from July 31 to August 4, 2011.

Zhongquan XIE (D3) has won the PICMET 2011 Brad W. Hosler Outstanding Student Paper Award with the paper titled “Dynamics and Heterogeneity of Product Innovation in Embedded Software:  The Case of Japanese Automotive Software” nominated by Prof. Miyazaki.

Prof. Miyazaki hosted two sessions of “Emerging technologies” and “Technology management in service industry - 2” and presented the paper co-authored by Prof. Miyazaki and Hitoshi Oshima (OB) on standardization in telecommunications. Alfonso Avila-Robinson (D3), Zhongquan Xie (D3) and Hyejin Lee (M2) successfully presented their papers.

Appendix A. Introduction of the PICMET Outstanding Student Paper Award
The PICMET Outstanding Student Paper Award is bestowed upon outstanding papers based on the student's research toward a graduate degree in the area of Engineering and Technology Management and nominated by the advising professor. The award consists of $1000, complimentary conference registration and a plaque for the student, as well as a plaque and complimentary registration for the nominating professor.
Related information on the Student Paper Award is available in the PICMET website:
http://www.picmet.org/main/student_award.asp

Appendix B. Introduction of PICMET 2011
The PICMET’11 Conference was held at the Hilton Portland Hotel and Tower in Portland, Oregon from Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4, 2011. This year is the 20th anniversary of PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology), which is one of three important international conference in Management of Technology. The theme is “Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World”. The conference covers every aspect of technology management, including 5 plenary sessions (10 keynotes), 110 parallel sessions (388 papers), 5 tutorials and 3 special sessions on country representatives meeting, PICMET’12 and ’13 planning and meeting the editors. Approximately 500 participants attended PICMET'11. They are the leaders and emerging leaders of technology management, representing more than 300 universities, industrial corporations and government agencies in 38 countries.

At the PICMET’11 Conference, a total of 776 submissions were received. After the blind review process, 388 papers were accepted for presentation in PICMET’11 and inclusion in IEEE Xplore, Compendex and INSPEC.

(The related news in Tokyo Tech website)

Award
Zhongquan Xie was receiving the PICMET 2011 Brad W. Hosler Outstanding Student Paper Award


Zhongquan Xie was receiving the PICMET 2011 Brad W. Hosler Outstanding Student Paper Award


Prof. Miyazaki, Zhongquan and Dr. Antonie Jetter (the award presenter)


Alfonso Avila-Robinson was presenting his paper


Hyejin Lee was presenting her paper

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