February 2021


IVI Newsletter No.34 (February 18, 2021)

   We would like to inform you about the closing of fiscal year 2021, by IVI symposium.
   We are preparing for a real and online symposium, so feel free to join us as you did for the symposium autumn. We hope that many of you will come in contact with IVI, would like many people to come into contact with IVI , which is expanding and deepening year by year. We look forward to your participation.

«IVI Open Symposium 2021 -Spring-, Application being accepted»

   The theme of the symposium is “With Corona and Post Corona Manufacturing, Guided by Data”. I think that you are overcoming these challenges with KAIZEN and innovation every day as various issues come to light for you. I hope you will be able to experience the “power of data” that IVI possesses, which makes you feel no barriers between companies or borders. We hope your participation.

[Date and time] March 11, 2021  ( Thursday ) 10:00 -16:30
                        March 12, 2021 (Friday) 9:00 ~17:00 

[Location] [March 11 ] (Real and online symposium)
          Online streaming
          Tower Hall Funabori small Hall ( Funabori 4-1-1 Edogawa-ku, Tokyo) 

                [March 12]
                       Online streaming only

[Participation fee] Free 
        (PDF texts is 2,000 yen only for non-members, tax included )
   → Click here for details, application, and program 



« Advanced Study Group, Activitis (2)»

   Advanced Study Group (ASG) are made of subgroups which last for from one to three years and work on “seeds” or advanced themes that can be used to solve problems. We will introduce them one by one on the newsletters according to the manuscripts sent from each subgroup. The second introduction here is about the subgroup “Research Subcommittee for Utilization Technology of Sensor Data”.

 [Group number]

 [Subgroup name]
       Research Subcommittee for Utilization Technology of Sensor Data

 [Theme outline]  
    -Organize use cases of various sensor devices 
    -Research on methods that make it easy to utilize data

    -To speed up the process of on-site improvement
    -To link use cases to business

    -To share and utilize the sensor use cases in IVI
    -To propose more advanced systems and business styles

[Number of membersa] 
       74 people (Including  Chief and Assistant chief )

[Chief / secretary] 
      Yasuo Matsuoka ( Toshiba )

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Announcement of IVI Open Symposium 2021-Spring-

IVI Open Symposium 2021 -Spring-
-With Corona and Post Corona Manufacturing, Guided by Data-

   After overcoming the damage caused by the Corona pandemic, we are now entering a new era of With Corona and Post Corona. What should we change and what should we not change in this new era of digitalization in the manufacturing industry, which has always emphasized the “three realms” of local, physical, and actual? The results of the demonstration experiments based on 16 business scenarios across companies are very suggestive. This two-day event will explore the future of the new data-driven manufacturing industry.


Date and time

March 11(Thursday), 2021 10: 00 to 16: 30
March 12(Friday), 2021 9: 00 to 17: 00

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CIOF Practical Seminar 2020, Presentation documents translated into English and available on the web

   The presentation documents of CIOF Practical Seminar 2020, which was held on the web on October 1, have been translated into English and available now. Click the titles to see the PDF files.


  CIOF Practical Seminar 2020 Part1_EN_20201001

  CIOF Practical Seminar 2020 Part2_EN_20201001


  CIOF Practical Seminar was held as the followings. IVI introduced CIOF, which would be a basis for data connection among companies in order to create an ecosystem of companies for IT systems and solutions, from every kind of aspects.

■Date and time: October 1, 2020 (Thursday), 13:30 to 16:00

■Location     : Web lecture

■Lecturer     : Professor Yasuyuki Nishioka (IVI President)



【Part 1】 CIOF as a Basic OS for Data Distribution Among Companies

 Companies can improve their ways to offer their software and IT solutions to their customers and business models which make relationship between the customers and themselves by Digital Transformation. The lecture is about use cases which CIOF will realize for manufacturing industry and business model change of companies which join CIOF.

Targeted attendees

 Management and marketing department people of IT companies


【Part 2】 CIOF Architecture Overview and System Implementation Procedure

   The lecture is about internal functions and structures to realize CIOF functions, especially about important concepts and architecture, for engineers who develop IT systems. Also, about API, software development environment and the steps required for companies, which develop software for users in the field of manufacturing, to comply CIOF.

Targeted attendees

 Developers and engineers of IT companies and research institutes