13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education
Engineering Education for Sustainable Development in 21st Century
17-20 September 2019,Shunan City
The 13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) provides a platform for educators from institutions of higher education to share their knowledge and experiences in practice-based engineering and technology education. Through the Symposium, stakeholders can benefit from sharing innovative teaching methodologies and practices used in colleges from various countries.

What's new

  • Sep 25, 2019Online Survey

  • Sep 12, 2019Adverse Weather Announcements
  • Sep 10, 2019Technical Visit & Night Tour

    Please check the details of the technical tour and night tour.

  • Aug 30, 2019Venue & Transportation Information Please check the venue and transportation information.
  • Aug 22, 2019Parallel Session Schedule

    Please be informed that the oral presentaion for parallel session shedule is now available on the website.

    *Please note that only first author is listed on this sheet. We will update continuously up to the conference.

  • Jul 18, 2019Deadline extended!

    Please be informed that the deadline of full paper submission (originally July18, 2019)
    is extended to July 22, 2019 as some authors need more time for the preparation of papers.

    Please submit the papers on or before the extended deadline.

  • Jul 5, 2019Registration is now open!!

    Early bird registration is now open for the 13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education, which will be held in Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan, from 17 September to 20 September, 2019.

    Save by registering before August 23, 2019.

    Please note that co-authors who plan on attending the conference need to register by themselves including payment, otherwise they will not be able to attend.

    Accommodation booking is available through our online registration system. 4 hotels located in the Tokuyama Station area. Many rooms were pre-booked by the conference participants.


    Should you require any further assitance, please contact us by email at isate2019@tokuyama.ac.jp.

  • Jun 3, 2019Full Paper Template

    Authors of accepted abstracts are now invited to submit their full papers for ISATE 2019 proceedings.

    There has been a temporary system problem, and authors are unable to download the template from the author's page now.

    Please use the full paper template here.

    We apologize the inconvience this has caused you.

  • May 31, 2019Program at a glance

    is now available.

    Please note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the conference.

  • May 23, 2019The abstract notification of acceptance process

    has started. Authors can now check the status of the abstract from the author's page.

  • Apr 18, 2019The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from April 18th to May 10th.
  • Mar 28, 2019Committee has been uploaded.
  • Mar 26, 2019Call for papers  has been uploaded. Now, authors can submit their abstracts from here.


ISATE started in 2007 as an international academic exchange between ten institutions (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. Its aim was to enhance the quality of engineering education in each participating institution. In 2010, all the other institutions of Kosen Japan joined the symposium under the initiative of National Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort as organisers. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) officially joined to become one of the ISATE Organisers in 2017, helping to expand the scope of ISATE to its present state.


  • ISATE 2007 – Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2008 – National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan
  • ISATE 2009 – Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2010 – National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan
  • ISATE 2011 – Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2012 – National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan
  • ISATE 2013 – National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan
  • ISATE 2014 – Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2015 – National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
  • ISATE 2016 – National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Japan
  • ISATE 2017 – Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2018 – IVE Engineering Discipline, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
NIT, Tokuyama College


NIT (KOSEN), Tokuyama College International Exchange Page

Our college was founded in 1974. It consists of a liberal arts division and three departments: Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Each department offers a seven-year consecutive course of study, a five-year associate bachelor’s degree course and a two-year advanced course, putting an emphasis on giving full technical education as soon as students enter our college. We ensure that when finishing our course work, the students will be educated and sophisticated enough to contribute to the field of engineering. Our graduates are playing an active and important part in various areas of research and development. We have succeeded in graduating about 4000 such excellent engineers since our foundation.


The city of Shunan is located in the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. It has a population of approximately 150,000 people and covers 656 square kilometers – around the same size as Singapore.

Shunan exists in a harmony between industry and nature. For the casual visitor, Shunan contains many sightseeing attractions, including hot springs, historic sites, plenty of restaurants and numerous bars. Visitors interested more in technology and business are reminded that Shunan is home to such businesses as the petroleum company, Idemitsu Kosan; the chemical companies of Tosoh and Tokuyama; the iron products company, Nisshin Steel; the food processing company, Shimaya; and nearby, in the neighboring city of Kudamatsu, Hitachi Rail Works.




5854-41 Tokuyama, Shunan, Yamaguchi,
745-0874, Japan

By Car or Taxi 5-minute drive from Tokuyama Station to Shunan-Shi-Bunkakaikan


National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Japan
Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
Ngee Ann polytechnic, Singapore
Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
IVE Engineering, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong


Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Toyohashi Unviersity of Technology, Japan


National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Tokuyama College, Japan

ISATE 2019 Secretariat

NIT (KOSEN), Tokuyama College
Gakuendai, Shunan, Yamaguchi, 745-8585, Japan
E-mail: isate2019@tokuyama.ac.jp
HP: https://isate2019.tokuyama.ac.jp
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