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Sokendai International Symposium 2012

International Symposium on Global Knowledge Circulation - Designing Integrated Social Infrastructure


We are inviting students to participate in "International Symposium on Global Knowledge Circulation - Designing Integrated Social Infrastructure".Until the middle of the last century, the primary paradigms in mainstream science had been either experimental science or theoretical science. Starting in the 1950s, computational science began its rise to equal prominence and this change resulted in the realization of complex, large-scale numerical calculations and simulations.
Now, scientific research is continuing to evolve with further innovative changes brought by the advent of the Internet and related technologies. Thanks to the technology used in these sophisticated information systems, most of the hardware and sensors used to gather information are linked to these networks. Information distributed in digital form technically allows anybody to access it anytime and from anyplace. The empirical scientific research method based on complex large-scale data collected through these networks is called "Data-centric science." The "Knowledge Sharing" infrastructure, which creates new value by projecting concrete information from our real society into cyber space, analyzing and simulating it on the web, and enabling feedback from the web to real people and objects, will be one of the major pillars of future socio-informatics.In this symposium, we will discuss the trends in methodology of data-centric science developed in various academic disciplines, and the possibility of these types of developments. Further, we discuss the data sharing/collaborative research infrastructure that may result in breakthroughs achieved through sharing vast amounts of data collected from throughout society and utilizing information science.
We will have distinguished guest speakers from various scientific fields, not only from Japan;
Dr. Genshiro Kitagawa (President, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
Dr. Yuichiro Anzai (President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / Former president of Keio University)
Dr. Keiichi Kodaira (Director General of JSPS Bonn Office / Former president of Sokendai / Former Director General of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Dr. Guenter Mueller (Professor, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg)
and many more.
We will also have guest speakers from the industry (IBM Watson research center, Nomura Research Institute, Softbank Telecom).
Moreover, you will have chances to present your own poster, have discussion with these distinguished guests and Sokendai researchers.
Please visit the symposium website and register now!


From Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
To Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:45 p.m.


Shonan Village Center


National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems


*Apply for participation at the following symposium registration site.

This symposium is supported by International Scientific Meetings in Japan, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)