Dr. Manabu Tsukada received his B.S. degree in Environmental and Information Studies from Keio University, Japan, in 2005 and his M.S. degree in Media and Governance from Keio University, Japan, in 2007. He worked in IMARA Team, INRIA, France during his Ph.D course and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Centre de Robotique, Mines ParisTech, France, in 2011. During his pre and postdoc research stages he has participated in multitude of international projects in the networked ITS area, such as GeoNet, ITSSv6, SCORE@F, CVIS, Nautilus6 or ANEMONE. He has been serving as board member of the WIDE Project since 2014. Regarding scientific dissemination, Dr. Tsukada has published a number of conference and journal papers in the ITS and computer networks areas, and his appearance in IPv6 related events and initiatives is common. He is currently a project assistant professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests are mobility support for next generation Internet (IPv6) and communications for intelligent vehicles.


  • Next generation Internet protocol (IPv6) and Mobility support for IPv6 network
  • Mobile Adhoc Network and (MANET) and GeoNetworking
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems and Vehicular network (VANET)
  • ITS Station Architecture in ISO/ETSI and the standardization
  • Software Defined Media (SDM) and virtualization of networked audio infrastructure


Education & Professional Experience

Aug. 2013 - current
Project assistant professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Jan. 2011 - Jul. 2013:
Research engineer at IMARA team, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation ( INRIA), France
Oct. 2007 - Dec. 2010:
Ph.D researcher at IMARA team, INRIA, France
Oct. 2007 - Dec. 2011:
Ph.D student at Centre de Robotique, MINES ParisTech, France
Apr. 2005 - Mar. 2007:
Master course at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan.
Apr. 2001 - Mar. 2005:
Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University, Japan.
Apr. 1998 - Mar. 2001:
Keio high school, Japan.

Internship / Student Assistant

May. 2007 - Sep. 2007:
Internship at IMARA team, INRIA, France (report)
Jun. 2006 - Sep. 2006:
Internship at IMARA team, INRIA, France (Report)
Jul. 2005 - Sep. 2005:
Internship at ENST-Bretagne, France
Sep. 2002 - Mar. 2004:
Student Assistant of JAVA programming class at Keio university.
Aug. 2003 - Sep. 2003:
Internship at Monash University, Australia (Report)


Chair / Organizer

  • Special Track Chair on Cooperative ITS in Vehicular 2017, Nice, France, July 2017. [website] [proceedings]
  • Chair of Software Defined Media (SDM) Working Group in WIDE project, 2014 - current
  • IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (IEEE CSCN 2015), 28th-30th, October 2015, Local Arrangement Chair
  • IIT-H - UTokyo Symposium on Smart City & Wireless Networking 2015, Local Organizer, 23th-24th February, 2015 [link]
  • Program Committee chair of WIDE camp 2014 Autumn, 9th-12th September 2014

Standardization Activities

  • ISO TC204 WG16 Expart, 2014 - current
  • ISO TC204 WG16 Japan ITS National Committee, 2014 - current
  • Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) ITS Standardization Expart member, 2014 - current
  • ETSI Member Official Contact of University of Tokyo, 2013 - current

Editorial Service

  • International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), Associate Editor, 2016 - current [link]
  • Journal on Mobile Information Systems, Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems, Guest Editor, 2015 - 2016 [link]

Committee member, advisor

  • Media Design Research Institute of Keio University (KMD), Researcher, 2018 - current
  • Technical advisor, Tier IV, Inc., 2017 - current
  • Information Processing Society of Japan, Journal review commitee member. 2015 - 2021
  • JARI Probe Information System Architecture Task Force, 2014 - current
  • Internet ITS Consortium, Technical Committee , 2014 - current
  • Driver-in-the-loop Project[link], Joint researcher, 2014 - 2019
  • IJEP India-Japan Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Education Program, Faculty member, 2014 - 2019 [link]

Program Committee member

  • IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2019-Spring 28 April – 1 May 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, program committee member
  • 2nd IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference(MENACOMM 2019), 3-5 December 2019, Manama, Bahrain, program committee member
  • The 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2019), April 29 - May 2, 2019, Leuven, Belgium, program committee member
  • 12th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2019), September 11-13, 2019, Paris, France, program committee member
  • 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference(VTC2018-Fall: Chicago), 27–30 August 2018 in Chicago, USA., program committee member
  • The 10th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets'18), September 20-23, 2018, Cairns, Australia, program committee member.
  • 11th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2018) | Prague, September 3-5, 2018, program committee member
  • The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2018), June 24, 2018 to June 28, 2018 - Venice, Italy, program committee member
  • The Seventeenth International Conference on Networks(ICN 2018), April 22, 2018 to April 26, 2018 - Athens, Greece, program committee member
  • 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference(VTC2018-Spring: Porto),3–6 June 2018, Porto, Portugal, Technical Program Committee
  • The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT), May 8-11, 2018, Porto, Portugal, Technical Program Committee
  • track chairs of Automotive CE Applications (CEA), IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics(ICCE) 2018, Las Vegas, January 12-15, 2018
  • The 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 9-12, 2017, Singapore, Technical Program Committee and Demo review board
  • The 9th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets'17), Niagara Falls, Canada, September 28–29, 2016, Technical Program Committee.
  • 10th Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2017), 21-24 September 2017, Valencia, Spain, Technical Program Committee. [link]
  • The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications (VEHICULAR 2017), Nice, France, July 23 - 27, 2017, Technical Program Committee
  • 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference(VTC2017-Spring), 4–7 June 2017 in Sydney, Australia, Technical Program Committee
  • 41th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (IEEE LCN-Demos 2016), November 7-10, 2016, Techincal program Committee member
  • The 8th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets'16), Ottawa, Canada, September 26–27, 2016, Technical Program Committee.
  • The 4th IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA 2016), Nagoya, Japan, October 6-7, 2016, Technical Program Committee.[ link ]
  • 9th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2016), Colmar, France, July 11-13, 2016. Technical Program Committee. [link]
  • 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2016), March 23-25, 2016, Program Committee Member [link]
  • 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (IEEE LCN-Demos 2015), October 26-29, 2015, Demo Board member
  • 8th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2015), October 5-7, 2015, Technical Program Committee [link]
  • 2015 IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Fall 6–9 September 2015, Boston, USA, Technical Program Committee
  • 7th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets'15), 18th-21st, August, 2015, Program Committee
  • The 5th International Conference on IT Convergence and Security (ICITCS 2015) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 24th-27th, 2015, Program Committee Member
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2014, Technical Program Committee
  • International Symposium on Technology Management and Emerging Technologies, May 27 – 29, 2014, Technical Program Committee
  • 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference(WMNC 2014), May 20-22, 2014, Technical Program Committee [link]
  • 2014 IEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2014-Spring 18–21 May 2014, Seoul, Korea, Technical Program Committee
  • 20th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Morocco, 6-8 May, 2013, Technical Program Committee
  • IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications(ISWTA), Malaysia, 22-25 Sepember 2013, Technical Program Committee
  • The 37th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2013, Technical Program Committee

External reviewer

  • Sensors, Journal of MDPI, 2018
  • Elsevier Journal on Vehicular Communications, 2018
  • The Journal of Art and Science, 2018
  • IEICE Communications Express (ComEX), 2018
  • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, 2017.
  • IEICE Transactions on Communications, 2016, 2017
  • Elsevier Journal on Computer Standards & Interfaces, 2016
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Work Programme 2014, 2016
  • International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research, 2014, 2016
  • International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), 2015
  • IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, 2015
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 2015
  • Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (JACIII), 2014
  • Journal of Information Processing, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), 2014
  • Elsevier Journal on Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 2013
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2012
  • International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), 2012
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2011
  • European Transactions on Telecommunications, 2011


wide-logo WIDE project Participation: 2004.4 - current
WIDE, (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) established in 1988 is a joint industry, government and academia research consortium that promotes the research and development of Internet technologies.
gcl-logo Social ICT・GCL Program Participation: 2013.8 - current
Program for Leading Graduate Schools is a graduate education program to train leaders who have integrative visions and creative ideas, and play an active and global role in each field of industry, academia and government.
jfli-logo Japanese-French Laboratory for Informatics (JFLI) Participation: 2013.8 - current
The Japanese-French Laboratory for Informatics has been created on January 1st, 2009 as an International Associated Laboratory (LIA) by 5 partner institutions: CNRS (France), UPMC (France), NII(Japan), University of Tokyo (Japan) and Keio University(Japan). It became a Joint International Unit (UMI).
logo-imara IMARA Project Participation: 2007.5 - 2013.7
IMARA is a "horizontal" project within the much larger INRIA. Its objective is the coordination and the transfer of all the research done at INRIA which can be applied to the the various concepts that make up "la Route Automatisée".
logo_lara LaRA - La Route Automatisée Participation: 2007.5 - 2013.7
La Route Automatisée is a joint research team between the IMARA team of INRIA and the CAOR team of MINES ParisTech. They have been involved in numerous research projects financed by industry, by the french government or by the European Commission.
ITSSv6 Project ITSSv6 Project Participation: 2011.02 - 2013.7
ITSSv6 aims at developing a reference open-source IPv6 ITS Station stack available to European and national third parties using IPv6 for Internet-based communications in Field Operational Tests (FOTs) of Cooperative Systems.
ITSSv6 Project Score@F Project Participation: 2012.07 - 2013.7
SCORE@F (Système Coopératif Routier Expérimental @ France) is a collaborative research project of experimentation of cooperative ITS in the European framework of experimentation.
G6 G6 Participation: 2008.6 - 2013.7
G6 is a voluntary association and treats all the aspects related to IPv6, by education (tutorials, IPv6 books) for promotion of French-speaking authority ( IPv6 Task Force France) by technical support.
icar-logo-2 InternetCAR project Participation: 2002.9 - current
InternetCAR project have been established as a working group of WIDE project since 1996 to aim informatics for cars. (ITS).
Geonet Project GeoNet Project Participation: 2008.1 - 2010.1
The GeoNet project will contribute to the road safety by implementing a reference specification of a geographic addressing and routing protocol with support for IPv6 to be used to deliver safety messages between cars but also between cars and the roadside infrastructure.
CVIS Project CVIS Project Participation: 2008.10 - 2010.5
CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems) is a major European research and development project aiming to design, develop and test the technologies needed to allow cars to communicate with each other and with the nearby roadside infrastructure.
nautilus6-logo Nautilus6 project Participation: 2003.9. - 2009
A consortium established in 2003 to research, develop and deploy IPv6 mobility technologies. The project members are the WIDE Project, University Louis Pasteur (France), ENST Bretagne (France), INT (France), INRIA (France), France Telecom R&D (France).
AnemoneLogo ANEMONE Project Participation: 2007.5 - 2008.12
The ANEMONE project will realize a large-scale testbed providing support of mobile users and devices and enhanced services by integrating cutting edge IPv6 mobility and multihoming initiatives together with the majority of current and future wireless access technologies.