Author: IVI事務局


IVI and Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII) in China signed MOU (First published in Japanese in March, 2019)

 IVI and Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), which was an IoT promotion organization in Chinese industries, signed MOU, which was an agreement to work together in promoting industrial IoT (IIoT) ( MoU ) in Beijing on February 21, 2019.
For more information, see “IVI and Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII ) in China signed MOU.”


IVI Newsletter No.25 (February 7, 2019)

  Annual IVI Open Symposium -Spring- has been introduced. The content of the symposium has varied and enriched year by year. It is a place where we think about “Connected manufacturing” together. The symposium would be full. Be sure to apply it soon.

« What is this year for IVI ? ≫

 The year of 2019 has entered into the second month. I would like to ask the director Nishioka about the concept of this year before the symposium. (This article is the same with as the new year mail sent to the members.)

Nishioka: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (or The era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution) seems to have begun finally after the initial boom period. Startup companies and civil activists are expanding the horizon of the digital as much as possible, whereas many bureaucrats who do not know technology and engineers who do not like bureaucrats are not doing so. I do not hear about involvements of Japanese companies and Japanese people in the field. On the other hand, nationality has no meaning in this borderless world.

 For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.25 (February 7, 2019)”


If you join IVI by the end of February, the participation fee of IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- is free

This is guidance to IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- for those who are considering participations to the symposium.

For more information see here about the symposium 

If you join IVI by the end of February, the symposium participation fee is free, according to the number of memberships.
I hope you plan to join the symposium as well.

For more information, see “ Participation fee for IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- is free when you join IVI by the end of February”


IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- Registration started (Registration ended currently) (First published in Japanese in January, 2020)

Theme : The future of manufacturing initiated by Smart Thinking

Date : March 14 and 15, 2020

Venue : Keio Plaza Hotel          

Continue reading “IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- Registration started (Registration ended currently) (First published in Japanese in January, 2020)”


Application for IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- has started (The application closed) (First published in Japanese in January, 2019)

The theme of the symposium is;

The Future of Manufacturing Led by Smart Thinking

Date: March 14 (Thursday), 15 (Friday), 2019
Venue: Keio Plaza Hotel  

For more information, see “IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- Application, started (The application has been closed)”


IVI Newsletter No.24 (December 11, 2018)

  December has come very quickly. IVI has been making new efforts for this year. The General Planning Committee established Advanced Research Subcommittee, renewed the webpages of IVI and revised the IVI pamphlet that would be published soon. IVI has been promoting its own presence.
 The plan of IVI Open Symposium –Spring- is fixed. Stay tuned with us.

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.24 (Decdember 11, 2019)”


The specifications of data exchange of “Connected Industries” has been released. Public review started (First published in Japanese in December, 2018)

  The speed of digitization of manufacturing is increasing with spread of IoT. The connection among companies and the connection among production sites will change with digitalization. One of the realizations of “Connected Industries”, which is promoted by the Japanese government, is CIOF (Connected Industries Open Framework). IVI is playing the major role in proposal and development of CIOF and also in demonstration experiments with the support of the government. CIOF is a mechanism which allows various platforms for data utilization in manufacturing and circulation of the data.

  The technical specifications for implementing CIOF to the systems of companies and manufacturing sites have been proposed. We will have a public review of the specifications to adopt opinions of many stakeholders before completing the specifications. The specifications will be completed by March 2019 with the opinions received. It will be released both in Japan and also in the world to improve the interoperability of the related systems by the detailed specifications eventually updated.


The technical specifications for implementing CIOF 

The technical specifications for implementing CIOF

For download the spscifications, go to;
Manufacturing platform open cooperation business
system basic requirements specification

For comments to be sent;

Industrial Value Chain Initiative Secretariat e-mail address: 

office [At]   ([At] to be replaced with @) 
Deadline for your comments: January 15, 2019

Supplementary budget for fiscal year 2017, industrial data sharing promotion business, subsidy for the “Production platform open cooperation business”
(The environment co-creation initiatives of the page)


IVI and FIWARE, IDSA in Germany signed MOU (First published in Japanese in October, 2018)

  IVI, FIWARE Foundation (CEO Ulrich Ahle) and the International Data Spaces Association (Chairman Dr. Reinhold Achatz) in Germany signed MOU in the field of the security in business eco-system. They agreed to promote standardization of common governance model through its safe use and exchange on October 15, 2018.

For more information, see “IVI and German FIWARE and IDSA signed MoU”


IVI President Nishioka had a speech at Connected Industries Conference 2018, which Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko attended (First published in Japanese in October, 2018)

  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held “Connected Industries Conference 2018 in Tokyo on October 15, 2018. IVI President Nishioka had a speech as a panelist on was on the stage. IVI was nominated for the lead organization concerning the theme of expansion of collaborative in the field of manufacturing during the session. He exchanged opinions about “Production platform open cooperation business” with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko and the directors of the consortium companies, such as DMG Mori Seiki CEO Mori, Hitachi CEO Higashihara, FANUC Chairman Inaba, and Mitsubishi Electric Special Advisor Yamanishi.

The second from the left hand, IVI President Nishioka, the second from the right hand, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko

For more information, see “Director Nishioka was on the stageof Connected Industries Conference 2018, which Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko.”


IVI Newsletter No.23 (October 3, 2018)

  The autumn symposium is coming. It is the first time in Osaka. This is an opportunity for those who have never participated in the past and those who have not participated to touch the latest information on “connected manufacturing” and feel “Oh, that ’s what it is”.

«Symposium 2018 -Autumn- attractions»

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.23 (October 3, 2018)”