The 10th Science Council of Japan Symposium on Informatics

Sponsor
Committee on Informatics, Science Council of Japan
Supporters
National Institute of Informatics
Date / time
January 12, 2017. 13:30-18:00
Venue
Auditorium at Science Council of Japan (7-22-34 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Access
The exit No. 5 of the Nogizaka station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

Overview

This symposium features talks and a panel discussion pertaining to research trends, issues, and future directions on Informatics, during which we have discussions on various topics on and around Informatics from national policies promoting scientific research to the impact of Information Technology on our future society. IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and cyber security are hot topics in Informatics today and draw more and more attention from both academia and industry throughout the world. It is foreseen that advances in these research fields would make daily lives and industry more networked and smarter, as envisioned in the Super Cyber Society, proposed in Japan's 5th fundamental plan for science and technology, and Smart and Connected Communities in the United States. From the perspective of advancement of science, open science also plays an important role. We would like to throughly discuss how enhancement of these information technologies and preparation of relevant platforms make an impact on future society.

We have two notable invited speakers, one from NSF in the United States and the other from CCF in China. They have talks about recent research strategies in Informatics or Information Technology. We also have a speaker from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, who introduces the recent trend in policies related to information and communication technology followed by expectations and demands to the informatics community. The committee on Informatics also introduces its recent activities and hosts a panel session to discuss open science. Through these talks and discussions, we aim to clarify the current position of informatics, which would help activity of the committee.

Program (might be slightly changed)

13:30-13:50
Opening Remarks and Report from the Committee on Informatics
Masaru Kitsuregawa (Member of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, Head of National Institute of Informatics)
13:50-14:20
"Recent Trend in Policies Related to Information and Communication Technology"
Tsuyoshi Enomoto (Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)
14:20-15:10
Invited Talk [slides]
Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the US National Science Foundation: a Perspective
Jim Kurose(Assistant Director, National Science Foundation)
Abstract: The mission of the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the US National Science Foundation is to uphold the nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. In this talk, we briefly overview the activities of the CISE directorate and the broader US academic research community, and discuss CISE’s leadership of ongoing as well as developing national computing-related initiatives.
15:10-16:00
Invited Talk
A glance at research and development on computer science for last 30 years in China
Wen Gao(President, China Computer Federation)
 
Abstract: In last 30 years, with the high speed economic growing in China, computer industry has become one of the major components in whole economic engine. China now own many top ranking record in computer related industry, such as top one in PC manufactory, top one in smart phone manufactory, top one in number of internet user, top one in number of e-commerce user, and so on. The progresses of research and development in computer science are also extremely in high speed, for example, China is the top country on published SCI papers in artificial intelligence, and China owns the No. 1 supercomputer ranking amount top 500 supercomputers since June of 2013. The reason of this great achievement is partly from China’s large market requirement, partly from Chinese government set up the special policy to engage the innovation activities, but more important reason actually is from the rich basic research funding environment and rich human resource. In this talk, I will overview the status and some key results in R&D of computer science in China, in particular on supercomputer, IoT and machine learning, and give my view on its possible future movement.
16:00-16:15
Break
16:15-16:30
"Greetings from Research Promotion Bureau and Introduction of Policies"
Yasunao Seki (Chief of Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)
 
16:30-16:45
Talk
"Proposal to Open Science"
Miwako Doi(Member of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, Auditor of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
 
16:45-17:00
Talk
"International Trends of Open Science and Research Data Platforms"
Yasuhiro Murayama (Associate of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, Japanese Representative of the G7 Open Science Working Group, International Committee Member of ICSU-WDS, Research Executive Director of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
 
17:00-17:50
Panel Discussion: Prospect of Open Science
Jim Kurose(Assistant Director, National Science Foundation)
Yuko Harayama (Member of Council for Science, Technology and Innovation)
Takashi Onishi (Head of the Science Council of Japan, Member of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, President of Toyohashi University of Technology)
Sawako Hanyu (Director of National Diet Library)

Masaru Kitsuregawa (Member of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, Head of National Institute of Informatics, Chair of the Committee on Informatics)
17:50-18:00
Closing Remarks
Hideyuki Tokuda (Member of the Section III of the Science Council of Japan, Professor of Keio University)

Contact

Kaoru Arakawa (Executive Committee Chair of the 10th Science Council of Japan Symposium on Informatics, Secretary of the Committee on Informatics)
kara [at] meiji.ac.jp

Registration

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