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The 4th International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing August 27th-29th, 2014

Scientists and researchers from Japan, the USA, and Europe will present and discuss cutting-edge research in the field of Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing (CPCC) systems, which was founded by the MOU between NICT and NIST on CPCC R&D since 2012.
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A new white paper of Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing “A Vision of Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing for Smart Networked Systems” has been edited collaboratively by Information Services Platform Laboratory, NICT and Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Fundamental technology for leveraging interdisciplinary research on Big Data, exhibited at ITU Kaleidoscope conference, Kyoto, Japan April 22nd-25th, 2013

The 5th ITU Kaleidoscope conference, hosted by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which is an Agency of the United Nations, was held with nearly 200 participants from about 20 countries at Kyoto University from April 22nd to April 25th, 2013. This conference has been held in various countries every year since 2008, with the aim of disseminating the research results of universities and research institutions that produce innovative technology to ITU standardization. This conference, held in Japan for the first time, collected many presentations and exhibition on the theme: “building sustainable communities”. From the Information Services Platform (ISP) Laboratory, Dr. Sulayman K Sowe made a research presentation explaining the importance of building communities for leveraging interdisciplinary Big Data, as well as the fundamental technologies for supporting the community creation. The related demonstration entitled “A Community Cloud Platform for Cross-Data Development Based on Open Source Model” was exhibited at the Showcase.

An overview of Community Cloud Platform for Cross-Data Development Based on Open Source Model

Presentation of Dr. Sulayman K Sowe Demonstration at the Showcase

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NIST Research Collaboration presented at NIST Joint Cloud and Big Data Workshop January 15th-17th, 2013

Dr. Kyoung-Sook Kim introduced the research collaboration activities about "Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing as a Future Cloud" between NICT and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s IT Laboratory (NIST ITL), at the NIST Joint Cloud and Big Data Workshop on January 15-17, 2013 in Gaithersburg, MD. The Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing (CPCC) aims to provide a smart environment that can rapidly build, modify and provision auto-scale cyber-physical system composed of a set of cloud services on the basis of the interaction of cyber and physical infrastructures and systems.

In this workshop, she presented conceptual architecture and requirements of a prototype cloud platform, which NICT and NIST ITL are developing, and concurrently introduced the cyber-physical sensor information system (CPSenS) of NICT, which will collect, archive and manipulate massive heterogeneous sensor data, and produce actionable information via visualization tools.

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Cyber-Physical Data Cloud exhibited at Wireless Technology Park 2012 July 5th-6th, 2012

"Cyber-Physical Data Cloud: An Infrastructure for Interconnecting Heterogeneous Sensor Data (for short, CPDC)" was exhibited at Wireless Technology Park (for short, WTP), in Yokohama, Japan from July 5-6, 2012. WTP is an annual event leading Japanese wireless ICT R&D collecting advanced wireless technologies. Especially, this year of WTP showcased the technologies related to disaster response, mitigation and continuity.

The CPDC aims to provide a cross-domain infrastructure to collect, integrate, and analyze heterogeneous sensing data from networked-people and devices. In this exhibition, VSN (Virtual Sensor Network) and Sticker (SpatioTemporal Information Clustering and Knowledge ExtRaction) were demonstrated. The VSN is a kind of cloud service facilitating creation of user-defined virtual sensor networks. Through VSN, both of physical and social sensing information, like weather, natural phenomena, Web news and SNS, are searched, gathered, archived and associated on the CPDC in order to capture a wide range of disaster situations on user's demand. The Sticker is a visual data mining tool facilitating exploration of those sensing information in three-dimensional spatiotemporal space for discovering latent relations among heterogeneous sensing information visually and intuitively.

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Service-Controlled Networking Middleware Exhibited at INTEROP Tokyo 2012 June 13th-15th, 2012

Our Service-Controlled Networking Middleware (for short, SCN) was exhibited at INTEROP Tokyo 2012, held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba on June 13-15, 2012. The SCN middleware is a new technology for precisely and promptly translating requests from application information services into network control protocols so that the applications can configure the networks dynamically for utilizing high performance and scalable network functions. It consists of 1) Declarative Service Networking (rule-based description of application requests, 2) Network Control Protocol Stack, and translation from 1) to 2). The SCN middleware takes advantage of programmability of the New-Generation Network (NWGN) in order to increase agility and sustainability of the applications even in unexpected situations like disasters. In particular, it facilitates a) service node discovery, b) network topology & QoS control, and c) situation monitoring.

In this exhibition, we demonstrated the SCN as a part of " Advanced Sensor Information Collection and Analysis Platform" for handling large and heterogeneous data from various sensors efficiently and effectively. The SCN is applied to control an extended OpenFlow network from virtual sensor applications (called Geo-Social Sensing) for collecting and analyzing sensing data from both physical sensors (Live E! etc.) and social sensors (Twitter, etc.) in a natural disaster scenario.

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NIST Research Collaboration presented at Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V June 5th-7th, 2012

Dr. Kyoung-Sook Kim had a presentation at the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V, hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 5-7, 2012 at the Herbert C. Hoover Building of the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. She presented about “Cyber-Physical Data Cloud Computing for Real-World Awareness” as representative of the Priority Action Plan (PAP) in response to Requirement 8: "Collaborative parallel strategic
“future cloud” development initiatives", one of the 10 high-priority requirements shown in the first release of the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volume I. The Cyber-Physical Data Cloud, an on-going collaboration research between NIST and NICT, aims at research and development of new cloud technologies for capturing real-world situations and servicing more actionable information to people by interconnecting extreme-large and heterogeneous cyber-physical data.

Stream Concordance exhibited on tiled display wall system at NICT headquarters December 27th, 2011 - January 31th, 2012

The Stream Concordance was exhibited on tiled display wall system at NICT headquarters for public viewing from December 27, 2011 to January 31, 2012. The tiled display wall is 3.8 meter height and 6.7 meter width consisting of 25 panels of 60 inch displays.

The Stream Concordance is an information visualization technology that creates keyword-in-context (KWIC) view of microblog stream messages (e.g., Twitter). It provides quick browsing of trend keywords and various usage contexts of them, then facilitates real-time capture of public interest.

The Stream Concordance is implemented on the Knowledge-Language Grid, a service computing platform developed in our laboratory. The platform enables to augment the Stream Concordance with a variety of information services, such like information analysis service (WISDOM developed by Information Analysis Laboratory) providing named entity extraction and opinion analysis (e.g., sentiment classification into positive or negative opinions).



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Best Demo Runners-Up at ACMGIS2011 November 1st-4th, 2011

Dr. Kyoung-Sook Kim, Dr. Ryong Lee, and Dr. Koji Zettsu won Best Demo runners-Up at the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACMGIS2011).

Kyoung-Sook Kim, Ryong Ree, Koji Zettsu
mTrend: Discovery of Topic Movements on Geo-Microblogging Messages

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Demonstration at Knowledge Capital Trial 2011 August 26th-28th, 2011

"Stream Concordance" developing in information services platform laboratory was demonstrated at Knowledge Capital Trial 2011, held at Dojima River Forum from August 26th to 28th, 2011.

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