Asian Pacific -Tsukuba International Conference

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science for Education

Webinar on 10 Feb. 2022. Time: 19.30‐24.00 at GMT+9 (Japan Time).
Free of charge

The objective of webinar is to share the experience of APEC economies on AI and Data Science for Education.
It focuses on knowing newest research in education applying AI and Data Science methodology and sharing necessities of appropriate corpus for each subject on each educational level and to establish teacher education to realize AI in Education.
It is based on APEC Framework on HRD (2017) for research on Industrialization 4.0, the 2021 Priority “reconnection to the region” and experience of APEC HRD 01 2018a on the recommendation of the curricula reform and other fora such as PPTSI and TEL 01 2020a in general issues on AI.


The workshop is a self-funded project proposed from Japan which was approved by HRDWG-Education Network on 10 January 2022. The host institution is the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), the University of Tsukuba, Japan which has been hosted APEC project conference since 2006. The certification for attendance will be provided from CRICED.

Project overseers:

Isoda, Masami. Prof/PhD. Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba
Furudate,Takashi. Mr. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

Further Information for Registration:

CRICED 20 Years Anniversary Events: back to back with the 10th SEAMEO-UT Symposium


For General Participants For distinguished guests, government officials and speakers in APEC Further information:

Brief explanations of other events:

SEAMEO - The University of Tsukuba Symposium X:
February 10th-12th

The Theme is Teacher Education in the Past, Current and Challenges for Future and Sub-Theme is Reimagining Teacher Education in the New Normal Post-COVID-19. Southeast Asia Minister of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is the research and development organization for ASEAN countries and University of Tsukuba as an affiliate member of SEAMEO has been working with 26 SEAMEO centers and secretariat.

JICA Malaysia-Tsukuba Project: Promotion of Non-Cognitive Skills Kickoff Symposium:
February 11th morning

It is the kickoff symposium on the promotion of non-cognitive skills for early childhood and primary education under the Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which implemented by the University of Tsukuba (UT). MOE, Malaysia, and UT will explain the content of project and discuss challenges.

MEXT-Tsukuba Inter-University Exchange Project for East-Southeast Asia Kickoff Symposium:
Feb. 12th morning

It is the kickoff symposium for the graduate students’ exchange project by the University of Tsukuba (UT) under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Following universities are members of UT-consortium and explain their programs and discuss students’ exchange: Khon Kaen University (Thailand), University of Technology Malaysia (Malaysia), Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia), East China Normal University (China), Korea National University of Education (Korea) and UT (Japan).

International Cooperation Development in Mathematics Education (ICDME):
Feb. 11 and 12 nights, 2022.

It is the meeting on the establishment ICDME as for an international study group under the experience of TSG61 on International Congress of Mathematics Education at Shanghai, 2021. Several international cooperation projects on mathematics education will be presented and discuss further collaborations.

Please note, the time on the CRICED website is GMT+9.

Tentative Programme

*Japan Time(GMT+9)

08 February 2022 updated


10 February 2022




Caroline Benton, Vice President of University of Tsukuba

Uemura, Masaki, Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan


Target of the Workshop based on APEC HRDWG InMside project

Isoda, Masami, University of Tsukuba

Photo session




Keynote 1. AI and Data Science in Educational Research

Roberto Araya, University of Chile


Keynote 2. AI and Data Science for Language Education

Nahatame, Shingo., Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba


Keynote 3. AI and Data Science on Teacher Education Program

Maitree Inprasitha, Vice President, Khon Kaen University




Actions in Economies

Hee-Chan Lew, Former President of Korean National University of Education.

Kato, Mitsuyasu, Vice President of the University of Tsukuba

Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dean, Vietnam National University

Farida Nurhasanah, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Qitep in Mathematics


Q&A to Speakers and Further Reports from Economies

Focusing on AI and Data Science in Education:

1) What research are ongoing in your economy.

2) What software and corpus are well-known and useful in your economy

3) Pre-service or in-service teacher education in your economy


Closing Remarks

20-24hrs on GMT+9 JST, Tokyo time:

In APEC Economies, it will be 4-8hrs (GMT-8; Canada-PST, USA-PST),
6-10hrs (GMT-6; Mexico),
7-11hrs (GMT-5; Canada-EST, Peru, USA-EST),
9-13hrs(GMT-3; Chile),
13-17hrs (GMT+3; Russia-Moscow),
18-22hrs (GMT+7; Thailand, Indonesia-WIB, Vietnam),
19-23hrs (GMT+8, Australia-WST, Brunei, China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia-WITA, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei),
20-24hrs (GMT+9: Indonesia-WIT, Japan, Korea),
21-25hrs (GMT+10: Australia-EST, Papua New Guinea, Russia-Vladivostok), and
23-27hrs (GMT+12: New Zealand-NZDT).


  • Roberto Aaya. PhD.

    University of Chile

    Roberto Araya is a Full Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Chile. He is a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles.
    He obtained the Best Paper Award of 10th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning MIS4TEL 2020, Italy; Best Paper Award of 10th International Conference on Web-based Learning - ICWL 2011, Hong-Kong; Best Poster Award of 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - ECTEL 2017, Estonia.
    He has leaded education projects funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, the Finnish Academy of Sciences together with ANID Chile, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Nahatame, Shingo. PhD.

    University of Tsukuba

    Dr. Shingo Nahatame is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His primary research interest is cognitive processes of reading in English as a foreign language (EFL). His current research focuses on examining discourse processing by Japanese learners of English using eye tracking. He is also interested in assessing text difficulty of EFL reading materials using computational techniques. His research has appeared in prestigious journals in the field of language learning and reading, including Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, and Reading in a Foreign Language.

  • Maitree Inprasihta, PhD

    Khon Kaen University, Thailand

    Maitree Inprasitha is currently the Vice President for Education and Academic Services, Acting Director of Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) in Khon Kaen University (KKU), and President of Thailand Society of Mathematics Education (TSMEd). He held Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and has long experiences in studying Japanese Lesson Study. He established the Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME), the first center in Thailand in 2003 which becomes a part of National Center of Excellence in Mathematics. He has been overseeing the APEC Lesson Study series since 2006 until present. The first Lesson Study project school with collaboration with KKU coaching by him has celebrated her 20 years of experiences in implementing lesson study in Thailand in 2021.

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Conference online

(Thu 10 February 19:30 GMT+9)


Hosted by CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Supported by the proposing economies and organizations:
The University of Tsukuba and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

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