Information on IVI Open Symposium 2022-Spring-

IVI Open Symposium 2022 -Spring-
– New challenge for CN in Connected Manufacturing –

In the midst of the ongoing explosion of the coronavirus (Omicron strain) infections, serious battles are being fought simultaneously with economic and social activities. Manufacturing in factories, which is based on realism, is learning how to fight against it, while ways to coexist with coronavirus are being established. In the new challenge of manufacturing toward carbon neutrality (CN), the use of digital technology has revealed a different horizon. in the spring of 2022, IVI’s “IVI’s Connected Manufacturing” will be in full operation to connect people, companies, and communities. In this symposium, we will introduce the results of this year’s activities as well as activities that will lead to next year and beyond. We look forward to your participation in it.


OrganizerIndustrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI)
Special CooperationNikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Monodukuri Nippon Committee(モノづくり日本会議)
CooperationThe Engineering Academy of Japan, Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society, Japan Machinery Society Manufacturing Systems Division, Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Central Japan Quality Control Association, Manufacturing Science and Technology Center, Edgecross Consortium, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AHK Japan, Nikkei Manufacturing, Nikkei Cross Tech, MONOist , Business + IT
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Date and timeMarch 10 (Thursday) and March 11 (Friday), 2022
VenueTower Hall Funabori, Main Hall (1 minute from Funabori Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line) [Both days]
Simultaneous online streaming, information:
Note: Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, there is a possibility that the event will be held online only. In this case, we will inform you via our website.
Participation feeParticipation at the venue: 10,000 yen (excluding consumption tax) for general participation. Members can participate free of charge depending on the number of participants.

Online participation: No participation fee for both general participants and members.

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Day 1 (March 10)

9:30OpenModerator being adjusted
10:00 10:00opening
10:10[Video message]
Message to inclusive manufacturing in the carbon neutral era (provisional title)
Toshimitsu Fujiki, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
(Requesting the presentation)
10:20[Invited Lecture] Abstract of the Lecture
Supply Web
– Possibility of an integrated platform connecting manufacturing, logistics, and consumption
Masashi Onozuka , Partner ,Roland Berger
11:00[IVI topics]
Topics related to the Tsunagaru Factory (excerpts from annual activities)
Edgecross Consortium Collaborative Planning, etc.
Koji Tomita, IVI Secretary General
Masaki Tokunaga,  Secretary-General Edgecross Consortium
11:20[CIOF activity results and future developments]
Digest of CIOF development results and business plan
Yuji Watanabe, IVI Fellow
Tomoki Ban, IVI CIOF Task Force
CIOF Participating Companies
12:00Break Time
Carbon Neutral (CN) will be the operating system for manufacturing
– What does this new game change mean? –
Yasuyuki Nishioka, IVI President, Professor, Hosei University
13:40[Business Scenario session (1)] Carbon Neutrality from Manufacturing
■Automated inspection platform (7A01)
■Improvement of power generation efficiency and engine inspection accuracy by AI (7C01)
■Visualizing the movement of goods and inventory to reduce losses (7C03)
■Monetization model for inter-company data distribution (7E02)
14:50Break Time
15:00[Business Scenario session (2)] Improving the efficiency of in-plant logistics
■Improving the dynamic capability of facilities (7B03)
■Visualization of human and product performance IV (pursuit of next-generation IE) (7C02)
■Reducing logistics loss investment through optimal AGV operation and control (7C04)
■Unmanned indirect operations by utilizing inter-factory work data (7D01)
16:10Break Time
16:20[Panel discussion] “Is this enough DX for Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers? What should we do about manufacturing in the CN era?

Moderator: Yasuyuki Nishioka
Speakers: Yasunao Komatsu (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Junji Oba (Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Promotion Agency), Kenji Okubo (iCONNECT CO., LTD.), Akira Kobayashi (Hamano Products Co., Ltd.), Shinji Hirokado (Denkahimakukougyo Co., Ltd.)

17:30End of Day 1

Day 2 (March 11)

9:30OpenModerator being adjusted
10:10[Keynote Lecture] Abstract
Manufacturing Infrastructure for DX (Digital) x CN (Green)
Hiroshi Esaki , Professor
, Graduate School of University of Tokyo
Information Science and Technology,
Chief Archtect,Digital Agency
10:50[Business Scenario session (3)] Data sharing and quality control model from the field
■Remote on-site support using the edge-II (7A02)
■Quality control of sand mold for cylinder head casting (7A03)
■Automation and sophistication of visual inspection through the use of AI (7A04)
■Affordable data collaboration for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies (7E03)
12:00Break Time
13:00[Demonstration of CIOF-Ready companies]
Demonstration! Information collaboration platform for the manufacturing industry using the inter-enterprise open collaboration framework (CIOF)
DMG Mori Co., Mitsubishi Electric, JTEKT, Yaskawa Electric, Business Engineering, SCSK, ApstoWeb
14:30Break Time
14:40[Report on IVI’s regional dissemination activities]
Activity Report, Presentation of Awarded Companies & Lecture by Awarded Company
Yoshinao Kitano (Chairman, IVI Education Promotion Committee, NEC)
Award-winning company
15:20Break Time
15:30[Business Scenario session (4)]
CIOF for inter-company data collaboration and monetization
■Using Edge AI to Manage CMP Processes (7B01)
■Implementing Sensors and Image AI for Predictive Maintenance (7B02)
■In-process management of forging press machines (7D02) )
■Maximizing throughput in low-volume, high-mix manufacturing (7D03)
■Inter-company collaboration through AI data distribution platform (7E01)
16:55[Notice of the next seminar]
Practical workshop of smart thinking and distribution business of block type IVI component business application
Yasuyuki Nishioka,
IVI President,
Professor, Hosei University
17:10End of Day 2


・ Please note that the program and speakers are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Once the registration fee has been transferred, it is non-refundable for any reason. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable even in such cases.
・ Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

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