IVI , together with DMG MORI SEIKI Co., Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd., FANUC Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd., has developed a framework that enables manufacturing data to be distributed mutually beyond the platforms of participating companies that manage manufacturing data. This project got subsidy from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which is funded by industrial data sharing promotion project (based on the supplementary budget of 2017), and has been developed. The project is “Open and cooperative business for making a platform of manufacturing “, which is planned to realize “Society 5.0” and “Connected Industries”, which the Japanese government has been proposing.
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.”
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.
This is guidance to IVI Open Symposium 2019 -Spring- for those who are considering participations to 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.
Theme : The future of manufacturing initiated by Smart Thinking
Date : March 14 and 15, 2020
Venue : Keio Plaza Hotel
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
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.
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] iv-i.org ([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, 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.
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