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No. 58 / May. 2016

Start of SINET5 - Opening Up New Possibilities with 100Gbps Nationwide

Role of Next-Generation Network SINET5 / Two Pillars of the New Service Provided by SINET5 / Commentary: SINET5 / SINET Users Talk About the Significance of Migrating to SINET5 / News, Flash, Topics, SNS / “NII People” / Essay

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No. 57 / Mar. 2016

Open Science – The Potential of Open Data

Toward an Era of Open Science / The Forefront of Open Data / From Institutional Repositories to Open Science / Making Use of Rea-World Data in Informatics Research / News, Flash, Topics, SNS, Essay

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No. 56 / Dec. 2015

Crowdsourcing/Crowdsensing – Leveraging the Power of the Crowd in Science

Crowdsourcing Will Change Society / Exploring Structure Hidden in Real-World Data / Using a Game in Quantum Computer Research / Crowdsensing Useful in Solving Social Problems / News, Flash, Topics, SNS, Essay

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no.55

No. 55 / Oct. 2015

Virtual Currency Technologies and Challenges

How Should We View the Rise of Virtual Currency? / The Block Chain Technology that has cause Technological Leap in Virtual Currency / What is the Byzantine Generals Problem? / Finance, Information and Virtual Currency / News, Flash, Topics, SNS

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no.54

No. 54 / Jun. 2015

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Edition Vol. 1
Contribution of Informatics to the Games

Innovation from Diversity:The Paralympics are Key / Using Mobile Sensing to Understand Issues Related to Foreign Tourists / System Concept for Rehabilitation of Phantom Limb Pain / Using Informatics to Solve Problems of Urbanization and Implement True Accessibility / New ICT Helping to Improve Competitive Ability

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no.53

No. 53 / Apr. 2015

Images
New Trends Arising from Information Technology

Television is a Sensor that Perceives Trends in Society / Generating a 3D Shape Model in Real Time / Immersive Communication Evolving Through “Graph Signal Processing” / The Horizon of Semantic Analysis Seen Through the Harmony of Video and Language / The Historicity of Photographs

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no.52

No. 52 / Jan. 2015

Combining Research on Algorithms and Mathematics

Tackling the Challenges of a Big Data Society Using Algorithms and Mathematics / Mathematics, Algorithms, and Passion Open New Doors / Crossing Boundaries to Develop Better Algorithms / Extracting New Algorithms from the Brain / Richardson’s Dream

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no.51

No. 51 / Oct. 2014

Synthesis and Recognition of Speech
Creating and Listening to Speech

A Combination of Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition Creates an Affluent Society / “Statistical Speech Synthesis” Technology with a Rapidly Growing Application Area / Finding Practical Application for Speech Recognition / Voice is Conveyed or Voice Conveys ?

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no.50

No. 50 / Jun. 2014

Personal Data
Can Privacy and the Use and Application of Data Be Compatible?

Compatibility of the Use and Application of Personal Data and the Protection of Privacy: Essential Cooperation Between Technology and the Legal System / Toward Revision of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information / For Flexible Use and Protection of Personal Information / Get Control of Personal Data Back in Our Hands / Latest Trends and Challenges in Anonymization Technology / Lessons from the Past

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no.49

No. 49 / Apr. 2014

CPS
Connecting the Real World and the Cyber World

I Want to Connect the Cyber World with the Real World,and Create New Value that Enriches People’s Lives / Big Data Technology That Changes Society / Attracting Visitors to Tourist Sites by Leveraging Mobile Phone and Smartphone Data / Creating Rules to Make Full Use of Personal Data / At the Forefront of Compression/Decompression Technologies / The Operating Systemof Urban Society

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no.48

No. 48 / Jan. 2014

Can a Robot Join an Idobata Kaigi?

I Want to Get to the Heart of Communication with the Ido-Robo Project / Exploring Interaction between Humans and Robots with Conversation Analysis / The Future of Idobata Kaigi (“Congregation at the Well”): Realizing Natural Conversations with Distance Access / The Ido-Robo Project and the Todai Robot Project: Different Approaches to Natural Language Processing / Creating Robots with the Ability to Understand the Role Played by Body and Hand Movements in Conversations / How Robot-Human Theater Began

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no.47

No. 47 / Oct. 2013

Next-Generation Wireless Network

Towards Faster, More Reliable Wireless Networking Available Anywhere / Leveraging Existing PCs and Smartphones To Set up Wireless Networks for Swift Recoveryfrom Disasters / Sharing Wireless Sensor Networks A New Approach / Immersive inter-personal visual communication / Next-Generation Wireless Networks Accelerating Research Thanks to International Exchange / New Collaboration between Ubiquitous Computing and Big Data

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no.46

No. 46 / Jul. 2013

Todai Robot Project

Can a Robot Get Into the University of Tokyo? The Challenges Faced by the Todai Robot Project / What Impact Will the Todai Robot Project Grand Challenge Have on Society? / Solving Mathematics and Physics Entrance Exam Problems with AI Technologies - Current Research and Future Prospects / Social Studies Questions Require Understanding, Not Mere Rote Memorization / The Younger Generation Discusses Their Hopes for the Todai Robot Project / The Experience of "Understanding"

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no.45

No. 45 / Apr. 2013

The New World Being Created by Ultra-High Speed Database Engines

Ultrafast Database Engine will Change Society / The New Principle of "Out-of-Order Execution" Makes it Possible to Increase Data Processing Speeds 1000-Fold / Implementing a new paradigm-changing principle, developed in Japan and promoting the use of big data, into high-speed-data-access infrastructures / Cyber Physical Systems, Creating New Value from Sensor Network Information / Large Scale Health Care Study in Bangladesh, and the Potential for Big Data Use / Expectations Rise for NII Shonan Meeting as a Center of Asian Informatics Research / "The Ordinary and Extraordinary World of Powers"

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no.44

No. 44 / Jan. 2013

GakuNin Academic Access Management Federation

Improving services for researchers and promoting collaboration among universities with GakuNin / Improving Content Service User Experience with Single-Sign-On / The dawn of a new era in resource utilization with SINET cloud connection services and GakuNin

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no.43

No. 43 / Oct. 2012

Multimedia Sensing

Pioneering Future Communication with Multimedia Sensing Technologies / Sensing Sound: The New Sound Signal Processing Technology Growing Popular / Analyzing Television Broadcasts as Sensors / New Value Created by a Shift from "Who Is Looking" to "What Is Being Looked At" / Immersive Visual Communication Will Allow Users to View 3D Video from Any Angle / Color Is in the Eye of the Beholder: e Varying Perceptions of the Colors of the Rainbow

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no.42

No. 42 / Jul. 2012

The Academic Cloud

Academic Cloud Changing the Front Lines of Education and Research / Academic Cloud Gains Momentum with SINET / HPCI and GakuNin join forces to forge a path to the future, with Academic Cloud / Expectations Gathering Around the Linkerof University Clouds; the "Inter-cloud" / Cultivation of Technical Experts Who Forge the Future / Can Social Networking Websites Once Again be Effective during an Ongoing Emergency?

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no.41

No. 41 / Apr. 2012

Web Data-Driven Information Flow

Towards Creating Data-Centric Human and Social Sciences / Psychological Reluctance to Personal Information Disclosure and Anti-Leak Technology / Working Out Tourism Policies from Web Data / Product of Integration between Informatics and Statistics / Problems with ICT and Legal System / Individuals Need to Decide on Their Own in Various Situations

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no.40

No. 40 / Jan. 2012

Green Innovation through ICT

An Ongoing Shift to Energy-SavingICT Equipment / Building a Low-Carbon Society with ICT / Demonstration Trial of Smart Gridwith Electric Vehicles / Demonstration Trial Commences with a View toDeveloping Eco-Friendly Supercomputers / Towards Information Open Innovation / The Erdős Numberand the Bacon Number: Who is at theHeart of the Network?

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no.39

No. 39 / Oct. 2011

Information and Human Society

What is the new relationship between society and media? / How is social reality formed betweenfalse rumors and truth? / Reduce difficulty in understanding databy ingenious presentations of data / CMS originating from NII supports informationsharing in emergency situations / In Search ofResilient ICT Systems

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no.38

No. 38 / Jul. 2011

SINET4
The Next Stage of Information Lifelines

SINET4, Robust Enough to Withstand Eventhe Great East Japan Earthquake / Faster and More Robust. The New, Evolved SINET4 / SINET4 has been offering services,despite the Great East Japan Earthquake / Education, research and regional contributionsdeveloping from migration to SINET4 / The true valueof researchers isnow being heldaccountable afterthe Great East JapanEarthquake in 2011

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no.37

No. 37 / Apr. 2011

Security
Towards a Safe, Secure Society

Preventing Surreptitious Filming in the Divide Between Digital and Physical / Reliability and Safety of Software for Social Infrastructure The Role of DSF in Disseminating Formal Methods / Internet Security in the Information Explosion Age / Explaining Information Problems Students often Experience through Interactive Content / The Wave of Informatics Spreads, from Shonan to the World at Large / Raising Reliability to “Newspaper-Like Levels”...

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no.36

No. 36 / Jan. 2011

Grid
e-ScienceSecirity

Competitive, Cooperative Massive Computation Network Construction / The Fourth Science Methodology, Led by Grid Computing / The New World of Research and Development Being Created by Linking Computational Resources / Formulating International Standard Specifications

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no.35

No. 35 / Oct. 2010

Artificial Intelligence

Working to Unravel the Secrets of Biological Activity Through Inference / "Meaning" Links Information, Changing the Web / New Data Mining Made Possible by AI / Artificial Intelligence Reasons about the Courses of Trials / Sharing experiences sharing privacy as well?

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no.34

No. 34 / Jul. 2010

Language
Using language as knowledge

Computers Read Text / Creating an Age Where Anyone Can Find the Information They Truly Need / Information Stops the Spread of Disease / The Allure of Multi-Faceted "Language" / Gossip and Human Bands

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no.33

No. 33 / Apr. 2010

New Trend of Software Engineering

Encouraging Interactions Between Asian Researchers—Towards holding NII-based international seminars / Development of innovative bidirectional software / Constraint programming in an attempt to stretch the limits of computers / Study group for enhancing software dependability established / The Dizzy Borrow-the-Name Game

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no.32

No. 32 / Jun. 2010

Mathematics and Logic as the Cornerstone

Mathematics, Logic and Informatics / Algorithms to Fill in the Gap of the Genome! / Why Aspire to Mathematics at the NII? / Structures of Information Processing Hidden in Games

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no.32

No. 31 / Jun. 2010

Seeking to measure research activities

Evaluating research activities / To gain an extensive understanding of scientific efforts / Information Linkage Project : Pursuing Quality and Quantity / Researchmap? A new-generation research infrastructure that transcends the boundaries of various disciplines / Imagination: the heart of verbal communication

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no.30

No. 30 / Jul. 2009

INTERACTION DESIGN

Human-Agent Interaction: Leading the Way to the Future The Approach to Agent Design / Robots that Interact with and Imitate Human Beings / Using 3D Internet to Create an Infrastructure for Participatory Scientific Research / Ultrasonic Positioning Method Developed Through Collaboration / “Even a Pill bug Can Think?!”/ This is Not the Age of the Three Kingdoms

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no.29

No. 29 / May. 2009

Create the Infrastructure for Knowledge

Development with an Awareness of the Needs of Society / CiNii (NII Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) Upgrade / A Community Dedicated to the Sustainability and Growth of Institutional Repositories / Associative Searches and Well-developed Content Increase the Value of Information / Matryoshka in the hightech wonderland

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no.28

No. 28 / Jan. 2009

Computer Vision

Developing a‘anywhere projection display that incorporates characteristics of the human visual system / Challenge to guaranteeing accuracy of reconstructed three-dimensional images / Reproducing an‘appearance’with a new viewpoint / Japan-France informatics collaboration research begins / Do You Open Your Mobile While You're Walking?

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no.27

No. 27 / Oct. 2008

Compute by“Cooling”Quantum System"

Betting on the Quantum Computer, a Unique Approach to Quantum Computing / The Mysterious World of Quantum Mechanics Heralds the Future of Information Processing / The NII Quantum Information Science Theory Group: The Global Standard in Theory / Is the Science of Statistics a Sin?

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no.26

No. 26 / Jul. 2008

ICT Governance

Coping with the Multifaceted Character of Universities: Establishing Information Security Policies / For Safety and Security in the Network Society / The Role of Copyrights in an Era When Anybody Can Be a Creator/ The UPKI Project : Protecting the Information which Universities provide to the internet /“Meaning”? What Does it Mean?

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no.25

No. 25 / Apr. 2008

SINET3, the Academic Lifeline

Flexibility on the Leading Edge / One of the World's Preeminent Ultra-High-Speed Science Information Networks / Elementary Particle Experimentation Accelerated by SINET3 / A Cutting Edge Collaboration / A Beauty Contest Took Place

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no.24

No. 24 / Jan. 2008

Get Excited by“NetCommons”

The Key to Creating an IT Infrastructure for Schools: An Open Platform System that Anyone Can Use / Get Excited by NetCommons ? Using Information Enjoyably and Efficiently / CommonsNet: Promoting NetCommons / Speech Corpora Promote Research and Development / If the mathematician Gauss were alive today

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no.23

No. 23 / Oct. 2007

Creating Fusion from Transdisciplinary

The Genome as the Keystone of Integration: Merging Life Science and Informatics / CREATING FUSION FROM TRANSDISCIPLINARY / The New Value in Information Linkage / Building a Proud Heritage: NII Graduate Education / What is name identification?

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no.22

No. 22 / Jul. 2007

Beyond the“Information Explosion”

From Search to Association: Information Technology that Brings Inspiration / New Information Retrieval Technologies Using Videos / Making Cultural Heritage Objects Useful through Subjective Annotations / Academic Portals for the“Information Explosion”Age / Training Professional Software Developers / The Day that the Natto Vanished

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