We have been preparing IEEE ICSOS 2022 as a hybrid event considering the travel limitations due to COVID-19 and hoping for things to go back to normal so that we could have a face-to-face meeting and fruitful discussions. As many of you already noticed, there was a change from 1st of March 2022 allowing travel to Japan with a visa, but still excluding visitors who have been in one of the 159 listed countries prior to the trip. Following the above, the Organizing Committee has decided to change IEEE ICSOS 2022 to an entirely virtual conference on the originally-planned dates. The decision brought further delay to the registration opening, but we hope to open registration in a few days. We deeply regret that we will not be able to meet in person in beautiful Kyoto this time and hope to have this opportunity next time!