IVI Newsletter No.33 (September 28, 2020)

   We are pleased to inform you that IVI Symposium will be held online on October 8. We are having so-called new normal style IVI activities in the time influenced by the coronavirus. The goal of IVI activities still remains the same, that is realizing “Connected Manufacturing”.
   You are welcome to join the symposium even if you have not participated the symposium before. Take advantage of the good access to the online symposium.

≪ IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Autum-, applications now available ≫

   We will have an online symposium with the title “The manufacturing revolution is underway despite the effects of the coronavirus”. You are welcome to join the symposium to have a chance to understand the power of digitalization while the value chains are being reconstructed.

■Date and time

October 8 (Thursday), 2020, 12:30 to 18:40


Part 1: Web distribution
Part 2: Web conferencing system, interaction among attendees

■Participation fee



For application and the program, see here.

≪ Notice of CIOF Practical Seminar 2020 ≫

   We will have CIOF (Connected Industries Open Framework) Practical Seminar online in the afternoon on October 1st. We hope to offer you an opportunity to get information about CIOF before the demonstration experiment which starts in the autumn.

■Date and time

October 1, 2020 (Thursday), 13:30 to 16:00


Web lecture

■Participation fee



For application, see here.

≪ Activities of ASG (Advanced Study Group), Part 1 ≫

   ASG is activities to study about advanced themes which may offer seeds to solve problems and to be studied for one or three years. We will introduce one by one about them based on the reports from the groups, starting from this issue. The first issue is here from AR device utilization research group.

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IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-, Materials of the Symposium available on the web (First published in Japanese in March, 2020)

IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-

 -Basic Model of Manufacturing which turns data into value-

  IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-, which had been scheduled to be held on March 12 and 13, was cancelled due to concern about the spread of the new coronavirus. We publish the materials of the symposium on the web , which were scheduled to be used on the day, instead of the actual symposium.

  There is valuable information that suggests the direction of manufacturing’s change in the new era where data creates value, and there is accumulation of the activities of IVI WGs in fiscal year, 2019, which are the results from enthusiastic trials. We hope readers will use them and take them as references for their own further efforts.

  Yasuyuki Nishioka, IVI president

 For more information, see “IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Spring- available on the web”


“Training Program, postponed” IT Meister Leader Development Program for manufacturing (First Published in Japanese in February, 2020)

  Though we had been preparing for IT Meister Leader Development Program for manufacturing, starting from May 16, we decided to postpone the program due to concerns over spread of the new coronavirus. We are currently planning to hold it around autumn. When the revised schedule is decided, we will inform about the schedule on this web.

*************** Postponed Training Program, as below  ****************

  In collaboration with IT Coordinator Association, a non-profit organization, and also in response to a public recruitment, “Education and training development project which contributes to career formation and productivity improvement of workers for year 2017 to 2019″, by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, IVI got ” IT Meister Leader Development Program for manufacturing ” as an educational project in 2017, and has given the program to students as “IT Meister Leader Development Program for manufacturing” from 2018 to 2019. Now, IVI is recruiting new students for the program this year.

  This is a recruiting of students for the program in 2020 ( Reawa 2(令和2年度)).

  We start recruiting on February 21.
  For more information, see Student recruiting in 2020 (Reiwa 2)


IVI Newsletter No.31 (March 2, 2020)

  We should inform you about the spring symposium here, Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-. However, the symposium was cancelled. We will inform you how to finish the works for IVI of this year on the web as soon as they are decided.

≪ Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-, cancelled ≫

  IVI Open Symposium 2020 -Spring-, which had been scheduled to be held on March 12 and 13, was cancelled due to concern about the spread of the new coronavirus, since health and safety were the highest priority. We were very sorry for those who had already registered for participation. Thank you for your understanding.

  We will inform you how to finish the works for IVI of this year on the web as soon as they are decided.

≪ IVI attended Japan-China Smart Manufacturing Seminar ≫

  In response to a request of attendance by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Prof. Nishioka, IVI president, attended the 3rd Japan-China Smart Manufacturing Seminar held in Beijing, China on December 20. He introduced an overview of IVI and Business model development project for data transaction using “Connected Industries Open Framework (CIOF)” in a panel discussion, “Application of new technologies in smart manufacturing, utilization of a platform of cooperative companies”. CIOF had been already known in China, and were highly evaluated by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Industry in China (similar to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan). There was a feeling that there would be activities in standardization and business chances there in future.

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.31 (2020/3/2)”



IVI Newsletter No.30 (December 17, 2019)

  The first new year in Reiwa (令和) is coming soon. Thank you for your discussions at IVI and your supports this year.
  The following articles describe Open Symposium 2019 -autumn- in Kyoto, outputs of Advanced Research Subcommittee and IVI’s international activities.

≪ Records of Open Symposium 2019 -Autumn- ≫

  There were about two hundred and seventy people participated in the symposium in autumn in Kyoto. IVI president gave a presentation on promotion of transformation in manufacturing which was incorporating flow from things to experiences, and there were IVI presentations which drew the present and future of manufacturing as condensed ones and explained them for everyone to understand. It was a unique opportunity for the participants.

  There are the materials on the web except some. Those who did not participated the symposium can check them. Take a look and have a feeling of various activities of IVI, which have been progressing gradually.

  Click the link below to see the presentation documents.



Presentation documents of IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Autumn- have been uploaded (First Published in Japanese in October, 2019)

   Presentation documents of IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Autumn- have been uploaded on the IVI site. The symposium overview is introduced by clicking the link on the name of the symposium. The presentation materials are introduced by clicking the links on the presentation titles. They are pdf documents.


IVI Newsletter No.29 (October 1, 2019)

 The registration for the IVI annual symposium -Autumn – is accepted currently.   The symposium will be held at Kyoto International Conference Center on October 10 (Thursday) . Join the hot discussions of IVI symposium.

« Registrations for IVI Symposium 2019 -Autumn- have started »

 Registrations for IVI Symposium 2019 -Autumn -, which is open for both members and non-members, have started. The contents of the symposium are planned now. This is a “place” where participants think about what can be done at manufacturing sites in the data era through case studies and problem solving by scenarios.
 We are looking forward to seeing you there.

◆ Date and time : October 10 (Thursday), Starts at 13:00.
◆ Venue : Kyoto International Conference Center (京都国際会館) (Takaragaike Sakyo-ku, Kyoto(京都市左京区宝ヶ池) Room A
 (5 minutes walk from Karasuma line “International Conference Center Station(国際会館駅)” 

 https: // www / visitor / access / getting_here /

◆ Program:
– Invited lecture: Naoaki Yamanaka, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
  “Realization of a smart society through ICT technology and use of data - case studies of automatic driving and electric power “
– Keynote speech : Yasuyuki Nishioka, IVI President
  What does it mean by ” From Mono (Things) to Koto (Activities)” ? , Correct understanding of digital transformation.
– Reports of Business Scenario WG’s about their activities
– Implementation of connected manufacturing
– The forefront of manufacturing in the DX era
– New era of manufacturing which AI opens   
– Improvement of asset values, the only way to survive
◆ Participation fee : 9,000 yen (tax and text fee included)
◆ For participation and more information, see the site below


For more information see “IVI Newsletter No.29 (Oct. 1, 2019)”


“Materials available on the web” IVI Symposium 2019 -Autumn- was held on May 10 (First published in Japanese in September, 2019)

IVI has been promoting industrial IoT of manufacturing in Japan and abroad. It will hold a symposium in Kyoto in autumn this year. The symposium has the following presentations;

-IVI’s presentation on “Manufacturing data transaction”, which is a leading experiment in manufacturing in the world

-The invited lecture on realization of Smart Society by utilizing data of the society

-Presentations on the activities of eighteen IVI Business Scenario Working Groups of 2019. The WGs are trying to solve problems seen at member’s manufacturing site by gathering latest technologies and know-how beyond the barriers between the companies.

IVI is trying to realize the future of manufacturing. We are waiting for your participation.

Date: October 10, 2019
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center (京都国際会館)

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IVI Newsletter No.28 (August 20, 2019)

 Symposium in autumn will be held in Kyoto on October 10, 2019 ( Thursday ). Please take the symposium into your schedule.
 The activities of Business Scenario WG’s in 2019 have started at the same time with the plan of the symposium. As there are eighteen themes for the WG’s, the total number of themes has become 104 in these five years. We will discuss about the latest topics such as the WG’s activities of this year. Stay tuned with us.

« Open symposium 2019 -Autumn- , announcement of the date and the place »

 The annual open symposiums are held in Tokyo in spring, and in cities other than Tokyo in autumn. The last symposiums were held in Nagoya and Osaka. The symposium will be held in Kyoto this year. The program is being planned currently. Please take the symposium into your schedule.
 Applications of the symposium will be started from early in September.

◆ Date and Time: October 10, 2019 (Thursday) 13:00 ~
◆Venue : Kyoto International Conference Center (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Takaragaike) Room A


◆ Program ( currently planned one ) :
・ Invited lecture : Professor Naoaki Yamanaka (Department of Information Engineering, Keio University)
・ Keynote speech : IVI President Yasuyuki Nishioka
・ Introduction to CIOF ( Connected Industries Open Framework )
・ Reports about activities of eighteen business scenario WG’s

◆ Participation fee: TBD

For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.28 (August 20, 2019)”