The National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo

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Mains research activities

and


International Cooperation Policy

e.g.
Internship
Program

Professor Henri Angelino

Visiting Professor

Acting Director Global Liaison
Office

March 2013


National Institute of Informatics

The National Institute of Informatics (NII)

Tokyo

http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/

Leaflet
: http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii
-
youran/youran2012_en.pdf


1

Where is NII in Tokyo ?


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What

is

National Institute of
Informatics

(NII)


April 2000

NII

a
national
research

Institute

is established as
reorganization of former Institutes
existing since 1976


April 2002
NII
Joint
SOKENDAI University

(The Graduate University
for Advanced studies
http://www.soken.ac.jp/en/

to
open
Ph.D

Program

as Department of Informatics
(
http://www.nii.ac.jp/graduate/index_e.html
)


April 2004

begins new chapter as member of Research Organization
of Information and Systems (ROIS)



General figures


-

200 Professors (including visiting professors)


-

250 Administration, Development staff, Project researchers, etc,


-

130 Graduate students (registered
Sokendai
-

University for
Graduate Advanced Studies
-
,Tokyo University, Tokyo Inst. of
Technology)


-

budget 10.7 billion JPY (89 M

)


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NII missions and characteristics


RESEARCH
(
R
esearch Organization for
I
nformation
S
ystems ROIS)


The only one academic research
Institute for informatics or IT in
Japan


Comprehensive research from basic to
applied from natural sciences to
humanities and social sciences


Interdisciplinary approach


Partnership with private sector and
public sector, national and international


EDUCATION


Education

Ph
. D
programs (
MsE
)


Training for highly qualified
professionals researchers or
specialists


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Construction /Operation of

Cyber Science Infrastructure

Academic Network and contents

SINET
(1992),

Super SINET (2002)

SINET 3 (April 2007
) SINET4

(April 2011)


Service
OPERATION

SOKENDAI

Dept Informatics

4

5


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6


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Dual Target Research System

Principles of Informatics

Information Systems Architecture Science

Digital Content and Media Sciences

Information and Society

Research Divisions

They undertake strategic research


R&D
Center for Informatics of Association


GRACE Center: Center for Global Research in Advanced Software
Science &
Engineering


Research Center for Community Knowledge


Research Center for Knowledge Media and Content Science


R&D Center for Academic Networks


Global research for Quantum Information Center


Global Research Center for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)


Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics

Fundamental Research

Research Centers


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Principles of Informatics Div
.


http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii
-
leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf
p 4
-
5



Research

to
discover

new
principles
,
theories

and
methods

in
informatics
, and
extend

our

goal
to
pioneering

the
frontiers

to
try

and
achieve

a
paradigm

shift in
informatics
.

Mathematical Informatics

Numerical analysis, numerical linear Algebra, Graph coloring problems in discrete math, Structural graph
theory, Fast algorithms for solving large scale problems
, data
s
tructure for fast string
processing,etc


Mathematical Logic

Lambda calculus and formal grammar, Type theory for classical logic, Linear logic, Type theory and
computational complexity, etc.

Quantum Information

Quantum
Information/computation
, Quantum optics, Photonic quantum information
systems,
Security of
quantum key distribution schemes
, quantum simulation using optical semiconductors
etc.

Materials and Life Informatics

Comparative
genomics
research, Computer assisted chem. reaction, Structure determination, Development
of interface of chemical software, etc.

Intelligent Informatics

Machine learning for semantic annotation, Text mining, Ontology eng., Information extract., Data mining,
Human robot
interaction, Inference and knowledge representation,
Construction multi
-
agent systems,
Knowledge sharing system, Application of AI to legal reasoning, Community support system, Development
e
-
learning environ., Engineering ethics, Semantic web
, Research on ubiquitous and mobile networks and
their applications, on Delay/Disruption
-
Tolerant Networks (DTNs)
etc.


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Information systems Architecture Div
.


http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii
-
leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf
p 6
-
7


Research deals with the research issues in software/hardware architectures of computers and
networks, and their system implementation

Network architecture

Performance analysis. based on
Communic
. traffic measurement, Mobil IP com.,
Photonic network .archit.
survival of
netw

Operation in case of natural calamities. Next
generation all optical
netw
., Meas.& analysis
Internet
traffic,etc
.

Information Network

Charac
& control
netw
.
traffic,
Dynamic resource optimization technologies for multi
-
layers network, Context
aware& mobile computing
netw
. Privacy
protec

&security techno
. ,wireless ad hoc and sensors network etc.

Computer Architecture

Parallel computing, Grid computing, Human Interface, Sensor
appl.,High

performan.intercon

netw.in

multiprocessor system, fault tolerant
funct
. for SSS
-
PC Operating
System,
Super
comput
. architect, etc.

Software
infrastrucrure

Optimi

of XML query
lang.,Extensible

distributed
Op.Syst.,Functional

programming, Dependable software
construction, Bidirectional model transformation, Extensible distributed OS, Middleware for ubiquitous,
Mobile& distributed computing
, principle of
programing
, Functional
programing

etc.

Software Engineering


Agent oriented software eng., Theory and solution of soft constraints Constraint programming for graph
interfaces, Formal
specificat
.& verification of software.,
Dependable software eng.,

Dependable VSLI system
implementation based on asynchronous circuit technology, Component
-
based and model driven software,
High Level synthesis of asynchronous circuits
, middleware for open wireless sensors network,
etc.


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Digital content and Media Sciences Div
.

http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii
-
leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf
p 8,9



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Research on various types of contents and media such as text and video in

terms of analysis, creation, compilation and application, and their processing

methods from the theories to the systems
.

Foundation of content management

Technology and systems for multimedia content security, Service oriented computing, Data

management for video corpus analysis ,Optimization for casual queries data base, Data and text

mining scalable association for huge corpus access, Informatics association, Data sharing and its

metadata management, etc.

Text and Language Media

Information retrieval and integration of heterogeneous data, Identification/ linkage of text

information, Language media and interface, Research on techniques for utilizing web

information, synthetic parsing, semantic parsing etc.

Pattern media

Video analysis, Retrieval and knowledge discovery based on broadcast video archives, Image

retrieval, Video mining, Advanced video search engines, Automatic modeling of 3 D objects,

Computer vision, Digital archives for cultural heritage, Earth and environment informatics, Physic

based object shape and reflectance modeling, image video coding and streaming, etc.

Human and Knowledge media

Integration of user’s context in real and virtual world , Understanding multimodal interaction,

Multilingual multimedia semantic management ,Multimodal interaction ,Multimodal communication,

Interactive information gathering,/retrieval, Personal communication and interaction in semantic

Web environment, Life like characters and avatars, Participatory science and collaboration in the

3D Internet, Automatic content creation, Human
-
agent interaction, etc.

10

Information and Society Div.


http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii
-
leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf
p10,11

Aiding in the creation of a society in which information is integrated into the real
world, based on interdisciplinary research on information and systems technologies
and on issues in the human and social sciences.

Information use


Designing collaborative learning environment, Mathematical logic, Motor coordination
in communication, Similarity search for 3D models, Evaluation of information access
technologies, Cross lingual information access, Term extraction for text corpora, Union
catalogue data base construction and usage, Development of next generation
information system, Speech
-
gesture coordination

Science Information

Science and technology policy studies,
Bibliometric

research for measuring research
levels and identifying research trends, Grant in aids role for promotion of basic
research, Statistical study of change of research environment, University
-
industry
-
government
relations,etc


Information Public policy

Social and political consequences of ICT use, Critical growth factors of E
-
commerce and
E
-
money, Digital commerce, Intellectual property rights lifecycle management system,
Relation ICT/humans, S&T for society, network Policy for broadband society, Social
capital theory


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Some important on going projects at NII….


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Quantum
Computing
Prof. Y. Yamamoto, Prof
Nemoto
, Prof
Matsumoto,etc
.

Big Data Mathematics
Prof Ken
Kawarabayashi

Image
-
Contents
Technology

Prof S. Satoh, Prof Sugimoto, Prof
Ichizen

(Security), Prof
Kitamoto
, etc.

Technology for Web Contents

Prof Takeda,
etc.

Next Generation software strategy
Prof
Honiden
, Prof. Nakajima,
Prof
Hu
,
Prof Fukuda, etc
.

Information environment/content creation
Prof Takano, Prof Adachi,
Prof
Kando
, etc.


Construction
of Cyber
-
Science Infrastructure SINET 3, SINET 4
Prof.
S.Yamada

, Prof
Urushidani
, etc
.

Social/public contribution
P
rof Arai, Prof
Urukawa
, etc

Cyber Physical Systems
Prof
Sakauchi

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International Cooperation Policy and its implementation

(MOU)

When NII and partner Institution find a common interest in
cooperation (Research activities or “Operation/services”) NII is
prepared to sign a MOU that may include various possibilities


Joint research projects
,


Academic staff, researcher and Ph. D
. Student exchanges,


Joint curriculum development

including
e
-
learning
material,


Continuing education,


Seminars, workshops, conferences and


Technical assistance

activities and technological exchanges.


In case of “
Research MOU


MOU must
identify

at least one
concrete
project


After review by the GLO members the MOU is presented to the board
of Directors for approval


After approval MOU is signed by Director General for a limited period.
It
may be renewed

after evaluation


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Possibilities in the frame of MOU using
NII GLO’s budget

(
Initiative of NII
researcher,
2
calls
for
applications
per year
)


Invitation of confirmed researchers for short period

(1 week
-

2
months) to work on a specific project


Invitation of a
post
-
doct.

up to 3 months to work on a specific project


Invitation of
Master/ Ph.D students

in the frame of
NII International
Internship

(
list of subjects proposed by NII researchers)


Visit of the partner Institution


Organization of
joint workshop

but


no special credits

are available
for

the
implementation
of the

research project per se, the funds must be found elsewhere by the

two partners.


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15

0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Swiss
Argentina
Egypt
EU
Czech
Italy
Portuguese
Netherlands
Austria
Germany
Ireland
UK
Spain
France
Canada
USA
Australia
Singapore
Korea
Bangladesh
Vietnam
Thailand
Taiwan
China
66

79

73

61

55

49

41

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Number of

OU


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MOU NII International Internship Program

http
://www.nii.ac.jp/Internship/Guidelines/2st_call_of_2012_internship_webpage.html


First step
Internal call for proposal of research subjects among NII
researchers


Second step
The proposals, after validation, are sent to all “partner
institutions” with www pages of the “
supervisor”.There

will be a
deadline for receiving the answers from “partners institutions”


Third Step
Proposals by each partner institution
can
submit

up to
3
candidates
.
Each candidate

can

select

a maximum

of
3 topics
.
No
direct application from candidates will be accepted
.


Very Important
: Contact between future intern and future NII
supervisor


Fourth Step
Each NII researcher select the

candidates mentioning the
ranking



Fifth Step

GLO meeting will confirm the choice and prepare the
proposal to send back to partner Institutions

There are two call for applications per Fiscal Year

:one in April one in
October


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First Call for Internship program 2013 ( 76 proposals)

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Biological Image
Analysis

Image processing and machine
learning for biological imaging and
neural activity analysis.

http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en

Asanobu
Kitamoto

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

(Ph.D
preferable)

2

3
-
6
months

Programming skill is
required. An interdisciplinary
topic, possibly working with
domain experts.

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Crisis Information
Systems

Event detection, natural language
processing, and visualization for severe
weather and natural disasters:


http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en

Asanobu
Kitamoto

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

(Ph.D
preferable)

2

3
-
6
months

Programming skill is
required. An interdisciplinary
topic, possibly working with
domain experts.

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Environmental
Infromation
Systems

Image processing, machine learning,
and mobile computing for climate,
agriculture, and biodiversity:

http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en

Asanobu
Kitamoto

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

(Ph.D
preferable)

2

3
-
6
months

Programming skill is
required. An interdisciplinary
topic, possibly working with
domain experts.

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Digital
Humanities

3D CG modeling, Geographic
information systems (GIS), Semantic
Web, and multilingual processing for
cultural heritage and museums:

http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en

Asanobu
Kitamoto

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

(Ph.D
preferable)

2

3
-
6
months

Programming skill is
required. An interdisciplinary
topic, possibly working with
domain experts.

57

Content security

Fundamental techniques and systems
for content security


http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/research
-
e.html

Isao Echizen

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

3

3
-
6
months



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Content security

Privacy in business process

http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/research
-
e.html


Isao Echizen

Associate
Professor

Master / Ph.D
Student

3
-
6
months



http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/content_e_sven.html

Some Practical Information


Interns will receive 5,700 yen/day
#170,000
per months (# 2000 US
$)
and will have insurance


Accommodation cost in Tokyo 60,000 to 80,000/month (see
http://www.toshima.ne.jp/~wsvc/Azalea/Azalea.htm
,
http://www.jafplaza.com
,
http://www.sakura
-
house.com/tips/index.htm



Cafeteria NII available for lunch /diner 350
-
800 yens/meal.


Outside restaurant lunch set 1,000 yens


Diner around minimum 2000/2500 yens


Cinema 2,000 yens


Ticket metro 160 yens minimum and vary with distance


Inside NII English is working language


Japanese language classes are offered


Many seminars/lectures are offered by visiting researchers and open
to Interns


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20

NII International Internship Program

0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Taiwan
Netherlands
Italy
Egypt
Spain
Ireland
Middle East
Australia
Canada
USA
Portugal
Czech
Austria
Germany
France
UK
Singapore
Bangladesh
Vietnam
Thailand
Korea
China
146

111

140

98

77

47

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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT

Why ? What for
?

http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/ictlec
/


ICT
-
Computer Science/Engineering is still under the “revolution
phase” that started some decades ago


No single Institution can be the front runner in all domains of ICT


Research is more and more interdisciplinary and ICT nowadays
develop strong relation with geosciences, life sciences, human
sciences, etc. to prepare the future society


NII has planed to develop more and more international network

based on cooperation




NII

has decided to
develop a policy to welcome and support

for 1 to
3 months visiting professors/visiting researchers


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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT

Who can apply? How ?


Associate Professor/ Professor or “senior researcher”


There is no call for application


There is no special document for application


There is no deadline , applications are received all Fiscal
Year long (April 1
st
-

March 31
st
)


To apply the “candidate” must have a “Primary contact” at
NII

(
Cf

http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/faculty/

for Current research
topics of research Staff)

If necessary GLO can help to establish
contacts


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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT

How ?


The application must include


* a comprehensive CV with list of publications,


* a proposal for research activities (in connection with
“Primary contact”)


* a plan for a series of “Lectures
” (
in fact
research
Seminars
)
on an “advanced topic” (in average 1 per
week/90
mn
) Audience from NII and Others
Universities/Private research centers /
Companies


Period of staying between 1 month to 3 months


The application is revised by GLO, Decision is taken by DG


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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT

http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/ictlec/


Give a series of “lectures” (
seminars
) on an “advanced topic” (5
-
10 according to
staying)


*
Prof
L.Guibas
( Stanford): Wireless sensor networks


*
Asso
. Prof. V.
Oria

(New Jersey Institute of Technology):
New Trends in Database Research.


*
Prof. Larry Snyder

(University of Washington
-
Seattle) Parallel Computing


*
Prof Kun Yang

(University of Essex

UK): Wireless networks and pervasive service engineering


*
Ass. Prof Luis
Ceze

(University of Washington
-
Seattle) Advances in Multiprocessor Programmability
Using Coarse
-
Grain Execution


*
Ass Prof David
Toman

(University of Waterloo) Fundamental of Physical Design and query compilation


*
Prof. Jean
Bézivin

(Nantes Univ.)Principles and Applications of Model Driven Engineering


*Nicolas P.
Rougier

(INRIA) Visual Attention for human
-
computer interaction


*
Fang Chen (NICTA)
multimodal cognitive Load measurement and its applications


*
Prof. Neil D. Jones (University of Copenhagen)

Programming and Program Transformation


*
Prof. Ali
Mili

(NJIT) Analyzing Functional and Non Functional Attributes of Software Artifacts


*
Prof.Stefan

Rüger

(Open University UK) Multimedia Information Retrieval


* Prof.
Thomas
Ågotnes

(Bergen Univ.) Social Laws for Multi
-
Agent Systems: Logic and
Games



* Ass Prof G.
Baranoski

(Waterloo)
On the Development of Predictive Models of Light Interaction with
Organic and Inorganic Materials


Interact in a specific research project with “primary contact” ’s group.


Participate in seminars with NII researchers


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Japanese
-
French Laboratory for Informatics (JFLI)

http://jfli.nii.ac.jp
/


Created in December 2008/
started January 2009


Founding Members



Japanese
:NII, Tokyo University, Keio University


French
CNRS,
Pierre&Marie

Curie University Paris (UPMC)


January

2012
transformed

into

UMI CNRS 3527


INRIA and Paris Sud
University

Joint UMI


Topics


1
Next

Generation

Networks


2
Grid

and High
-
Performance
Computing


3. Software and Computer Security


4. Images and multimédia


5. Quantum
Computing



Special

Program DAAD/NII

http://www.daad.de/ausland/foerderungsmoeglichkeiten/ausschreibungen/12027.de.html


Same program

as
I
nternational
C
omputer
S
cience
I
nstitute in
Berkeley

(only two worldwide)


signed in
December 2008


DAAD will
support 10 German Post
-
doc/year

to stay at NII
for
minimum 1 year as visiting researcher


Ph.D

must be “magna cum laude”


The period may be extended for one year more


DAAD will pay to NII general expenses for each Post
-
doc


In September 2009 NII has received 4 Post
-
doc


In September 2010 NII has received 9 post
-
doc.


In September 2011 NII
has received
5 post
-
doc
.


In September 2012
NII has received 3 post
-
doc
.


New contract under discussion


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Inside and surroundings…


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Thank you / Questions ?


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