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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.
After receiving a notification of METI’s decision of a subsidy for “Promotion project of a system development, that is data sharing system among cooperative companies powered by AI system, for Connected Industries”, which is supported by MITI for promoting Connected Industries and one of issue setting type developments, Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI, Yasuyuki Nishioka, IVI President, Professor, Hosei University) is starting development of a framework for open cooperation in manufacturing with participation of its members.
Continue reading ““News Release” Developing a framework for manufacturing data transaction (First published in Japanese in December, 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 .icckyoto.or.jp / visitor / access / getting_here /
– 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)”
« 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)”
≪ “Manufacturing Data Trading” Seminar Report≫
The briefing about “Manufacturing Data Transaction” project was held at TKP Ichigaya Conference Center in Tokyo on July 2 (Tuesday). There were 81 people in Tokyo and 15 people in Nagoya (Brother Museum), where the contents were connected online with the Tokyo venue. The Tokyo venue was full, with the exception of reserved seats in the front area, which indicated strong interests and expectations to the project in industry fields.
Secretary-General Yuji Watanabe introduced about IVI and its activities. President Yasuyuki Nishioka had detailed explanations on manufacturing data trading, an overview of CIOF, business models based on stakeholders and the coming schedule. CIOF is an abbreviation of Connected Industries Open Framework. It is aimed to create a platform corresponding to Connected Industries (so called ConeInn (コネイン）） driven by the government / the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Participants listened the presentation carefully, which explained about what CIOF is, when the new data transaction mechanism using blockchain is fully commercialized and what business benefits it would have.
For more information, see
Read more “IVI Newsletter No.27 (July 8, 2019)”
– Date and time: July 2, 2019 (Tuesday), 14: 00-17: 00
– Venue: TKP Ichigaya Conference Center, Hall 5 C
1. Introduction to IVI
2. Manufacturing data transaction
3. Overview of CIOF architecture
4. Implementation and the image of operations
5. Business models by stakeholders
6. Coming schedule and development for business
7. How to participate in the project
8. Question and answer
– Eligibility: IVI members and non-members can participate.
– How to participate: Contact to the secretariat of IVI, notifying your name and e-mail address. The Application will be closed when the number of people reaches to the capacity of the venue (100 people).
– Mail address for application: firstname.lastname@example.org
IVI Secretariat (in charge of CIOF)
– For more information, see
Seminar Material 01_IVI Introduction
Seminar material 02_CIOF explanation
The fiscal year 2019 of IVI will start now. The following seminar, Startup and welcome seminar, will be held so that the activities of this year will be meaningful for most of the members. We are looking forward to seeing you.
For more information, see ” [in the article published] 4 May 11 Announcement of days startup welcome seminar “
IT Meister Leader Development Program, in the field of manufacturing, started last year. Recruiting of students in 2019 will start on April 3, 2019 at 13:00 on the web pages of IT Coordinator Association （ITコーディネータ協会） .
See the IT Coordinator Association web pages for detailed guidance about the recruitment.
IT Coordinators Association “IT Meister leader for manufacturing development program”
For more information, see ” IT Meister leader for manufacturing development program – Notice of student recruiting in fiscal year 2019 [announcement] “
Starting with joint seminars with the IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium) , IVI is promoting various “expansion” this year. The business scenario WG, which is the fourth round, and the newly started advanced study group are gradually starting up, and attention to IVI is increasing. Please participate actively as a “concrete” forum for manufacturing IoT .
For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.21 (June 18, 2018)”
The symposium -Spring- is coming soon. We have received many applications for the symposium with strong expectations to IVI. There are some sessions that are closed for new applications on the second day, and there are still remained applications for other sessions. Participation only on the first day or on the second day are acceptable.
The highlights of the symposium and recent topics are written on the IVI Newsletter.
For more information, see “IVI Newsletter No.26 (2019/3/8)”