Co-Sponsored by

IEICE, Communications Society


Supported by

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
  • The KDDI Foundation
  • The Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research, Foundation (SCAT)
  • The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation
  • The Watanabe Memorial Foundation for the Advancement of Technology
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS

In Cooperation with

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Büro Tokio
  • The Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ)
  • The German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research

Jahre Freundschaft Deutschland-Japan

Symposium Program

Monday, September 13, 2010 (DAY-1)

Co-Chairs :
  • Prof. Dr. Haruhisa Ichikawa

    Professor, Department of Human Communication, Faculty of Electro-Communications,
    The University of Electro-Communications
  • Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot

    Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Opening address:

    Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot

    Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Mr. Hiromichi Shinohara

    Director and Senior Vice President,
    Director, Research and Development Planning Department,
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Keynotes:

    "Infrastructure as the Catalyzer for Societal Flowering"

    Mr. Alf Henryk Wulf

    CEO, Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG
  • "Toward New Generation Networks"

    Dr. Hideo Miyahara

    President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Co-Chairs :
  • Mr. Kazuo Hagimoto

    Director, NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group,
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann
    General Manager,
    WIK Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
Summary: The deployment of next generation networks (NGNs) has started to provide a wide-range of multi-media applications with quality of service (QoS) and security controls using economical Internet protocol (IP) based technologies. NGNs also provide support for a variety of fixed and wireless access media. Some applications have recently become commercially available and some are prepared to provide social multimedia services based on NGN technologies. This session will overview the NGN core, NGN access technologies, and pervasive ongoing migration to NGN. The session will deal with regulatory aspects of NGN and NGA. Furthermore, the session will break down what was achieved and what are the challenges still facing us today.
  • Speakers:

    "On the Way to ALL-IP"

    Mr. Bruno Orth

    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Architecture,
    Service Headquarters, Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • "Development and Deployment of NGN and its Future Direction"

    Dr. Makoto Takano

    Executive Director, Research and Development Center,
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT-WEST)
  • "How to Provide Seamless Services in Fragmented NGA Networks"

    Mr. Gerd Eickers

    The Association of Telecommunications and Value-Added Service Providers (VATM)
  • "NGN Standardization Activities in ITU-T
    -Global Interoperability for NGN Deployment-"

    Mr. Kaoru Kenyoshi

    Chief Manager, Carrier Network Business Planning Division, NEC Corporation
    Vice Chairman, ITU-T SG11
Co-Chairs :
  • Dr. Yoshihiro Fujita

    Executive Research Engineer, Science & Technology Research Laboratories,
  • Mr. Berthold Butscher

    Vice Director, Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS
Summary: Computing in the Cloud - simplified cloud computing means that Services or applications, which are operated on its own servers are now outsources to an external infrastructure. The services or applications are usual accessible via a network - usually the internet. This session will highlight cloud computing technologies for the internet services. Speakers from IT industries and research institutes will address best practice, and perspectives in cloud computing and challenges for networks.
  • Speakers:
  • "Cloud Computing - an Architecture for Internet-based eGovernment Services"

    Ms. Linda Strick

    Project Manager, Electronic Government and Applications, Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS
  • "Envisioning New Opportunities through the Cloud"

    Mr. Michael Thatcher

    Regional Technology Officer, Microsoft Asia, Microsoft
  • "Robust Media Search in the Cloud"

    Dr. Kunio Kashino

    Supervisor, Senior Research Engineer, NTT Communication Science Laboratories,
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • "Network as a Resource: Yet Another Resource of IaaS"

    Dr. Tomohiro Kudoh

    Group Leader, Grid Infraware Research Group,
    Information Technology Research Institute,
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • "A Broadcaster's View of Streaming Services Using the Internet"

    Mr. Katsunori Aoki

    Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Broadcasting Platforms Research Division,
    Science & Technology Research Laboratories,
Co-Chairs :
  • Dr. Naoto Kadowaki
    Executive Director, New Generation Wireless Communications Research Center,
    National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • Prof. Dr. Jöerg Eberspächer

    Professor, Technische Universität München
Summary: The Internet has already become a part of our daily lives and new applications and services are being introduced day by day. Ubiquitous sensor networks or vehicle-to-vehicle communications will soon be realized to improve the quality and safety of our lives, for example. On the other hand, many issues such as scalability, congestion control, latency control, security and privacy have become increasingly important because of the increasing number of users.
In order to provide robust, reliable, flexible and comfortable networks, architectures and technologies for New Generation Network (NWGN) including ubiquitous networking and the Internet of things are being developed. Technology development aspects and technical challenges to realize the NWGN will be discussed in this session.
  • Speakers:
  • "Real World Internet: A Glimpse of Where We are Going"

    Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Morikawa

    Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,
    The University of Tokyo
  • "Future Networks: Spontaneous and Heterogeneous?"

    Prof. Dr. Martina Zitterbart

    Professor, Head of Institute of Telematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • "Evolving Wireless Networks with Diverse Access"

    Prof. Dr. Yuji Oie

    Professor, Department of Computer Science and Electronics,
    Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • "Towards Next Mobile Network"

    Dr. Masami Yabusaki

    President & CEO, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • "Future Internet Research Using OpenFlow"

    Mr. Atsuhiro Tanaka

    Senior Manager, System Platforms Research Labs., NEC Corporation
  • "Towards an Internet-of-Things: Applications, Challenges, and First Steps"

    Dr. Ernö Kovacs

    Senior Manager, Internet Services, NEC Laboratories Europe, NEC Europe Ltd
Symposium Reception

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (DAY-2)

Co-Chairs :
  • Dr. Fumiaki Sugaya

    Executive Director, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.
  • Prof. Dr. Hendrik Berndt

    Senior Vice President, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH
Summary: In this session we will firstly focus on (a) how internet applications are typically used today and forecast future use in each country and (b) illuminate core and trendy technologies to support new applications. The discussion includes but is not limited to Twitter, SNS, Blog, and Web 2.0. The second focus will include new principles for service provisioning such as deep personalization, user guidance, situation awareness, context representations and reasoning. Core technologies such as search engine and information filtering will also be discussed with reference to ongoing and planned national research projects.
  • Speakers:

    "Network Added Value and Platform Technology for New Service Creation"

    Dr. Hideharu Suzuki

    Manager of Network Services and Architecture Group,
    Core Network Development Department, Research and Development Center,
  • "Global Context - From Smart Homes to a Smarter Planet"

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. Kurt Rothermel

    Head of Institute, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme, Universität Stuttgart
  • "Web Contents as a Social Tool for Information Sharing"

    Prof. Dr. Kazuo Hashimoto

    Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
  • "Software Related Services, a Key Element in the Future Internet"

    Prof. Dr. Reinhold Achatz

    Corporate Vice President, Corporate Research & Technologies, Siemens AG
    Vice Chair, MÜNCHNER KREIS
Co-Chairs :
  • Prof. Dr. Osamu Sudoh

    Professor, Graduate school of Interdisciplinary Informatics, The University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling

    Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, University of Regensburg
Summary: There are several directions and strategies for sustainable economic development. The most important trend regarding current Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the spread of cloud computing. The degree of its contribution to the growth of the global economy is clear. Evolution of eService will be the key for deploying and utilizing cloud computing while distributed data centers employ proprietary technologies. In this session, we suggest to discuss what kind of directions regarding networks will achieve strong economic turnaround, what kind of open standards are preferred for this purpose, and what kind of role major vendors can play to enhance innovation in the current economy.
  • Speakers:

    "Information Technology and Changing Patterns of Japanese Economy"

    Prof. Dr. Motoshige Itoh

    Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • "National Projects on 'Info-plosion' in Japan"

    Prof. Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa

    Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
  • "Analyzing the Disruptive Potential of Cloud Computing"

    Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling

    Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, University of Regensburg
  • "Impact of Cloud Computing -Different Regional Approaches, Comparable Economic Effects"

    Dr. Nikolaus Mohr

    Executive Partner, Accenture GmbH
  • "A Vision and Roles of ICT Industry for Intelligent Society"

    Mr. Sanya Uehara

    Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • "Pluralism and Social Coherence in the Internet Age"

    Prof. Dr. Franz Waldenberger

    Director of the Japan Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Co-Chairs :
  • Prof. Dr. Kenji Naemura

    Visiting Professor, Institute of Information Security
  • Mr. Luis Neves

    Vice President, Head Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom AG
Summary: This session will deal with various endeavors towards “greening” of the earth by using the ICT. It will review conventional approaches, e.g. e-commerce and telecommuting, as well as reducing energy consumption in other types of infrastructures, e.g. smart grid system for electric power provisioning, and other approaches, e.g. application of an RFID-based system to emission trading will be discussed. It will also cover some approaches towards “greening of the ICT” i.e. minimizing the energy consumption in the telecommunications system. Then it will try to set an interdisciplinary agenda for governmental and non-governmental organizations, e.g. to establish practical guidelines for assessing the effect of the future Internet on the climate changes, and to define the roles ICT should play for the humans to cope with this critical issue.
  • Speakers:

    "SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age"

    Mr. Luis Neves

    Vice President, Head Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • "Green ICT toward Low Carbon Society -Green R&D Activity in NTT-"

    Dr. Morito Matsuoka

    Executive Director, NTT Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories,
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • "Transition Paths Towards a Smarter Electric Grid"

    Dr. Christoph Mayer

    Director, R&D Division Energy, OFFIS
  • "ICT Infrastructure for Smarter Power Grid"

    Dr. Yoshizumi Serizawa

    Senior Research Scientist, Sector Leader, Communication Systems,
    System Engineering Research Laboratory,
    Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Co-Chairs :
  • Mr. Mikio Yamamoto

    Principal, A.T. Kearney K.K.
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Thielmann

    CEO, Emphasys GmbH
Summary: Advanced technologies like WiMAX and NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Network) could become key drivers to change societies for bottom of pyramid (BOP). BracNet in Bangladesh must be one of the best cases for ICT players to build a quite unique value proposition for the BOP world. ICT technologies have high potentials to reduce social investments drastically to develop social systems and contribute to quality of lives of the BOP world. This session will highlight dynamics of ICT technologies to change the BOP societies. Within the session, business architecture and service entry strategies should be discussed and the impact of ICT players’ challenges should be identified.
  • Speakers:

    "DOCOMO's Contribution to the BoP"

    Mr. Mutsuo Yamamoto

    Executive Director, Head of Strategic Investment & Alliance, Global Business Division, NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • "The Role/Challenge for Network Operators and Service Providers in BOP Countries"

    Dr. Horst Melcher

    President, Deutsche Telekom K.K.
  • "Success Factors of Mobile Operators in BOP Markets"

    Mr. Hideyuki Ogata

    Manager, Network Service System Division, Network Software Operations Unit,
    Carrier Network Business Unit, NEC Corporation
  • "What are the Best Measures to Increase the Take-up of High-speed Broadband Connectivities?"

    Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann

    General Manager,
    WIK Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
  • "Social Information Infrastructure for Un-Reached People"

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ashir Ahmed

    Guest Associate Professor,
    Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Kyushu University
  • "Networked Readiness Index: Infrastructure as Key Driver for the BOP"

    Prof. Dr. Heinz Thielmann

    CEO, Emphasys GmbH

Social Program:

Symposium Reception
Time/Date: 18-30:20-30, Monday, September 13
Place: RIHGA Royal Hotel, Osaka
Excursion-Full day Nara Tour
Date:Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 9:00 - around 17:30
Excursion Fee:JPY 3,000-

Nara is Japan's first permanent capital established in the year 710 D.C. and cerebrates its 1300th anniversary in 2010.
We will visit Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji area listed on UNESCO's World Heritage.
      * Tour Highlights
  • - Todai-ji Temple
  • - Kasuga-taisha Shrine
  • - Yakushi-ji Temple
  • - Horyu-ji Temple

Related Event:

Joint session with IEICE Communications Society
A joint session program organized by IEICE Communications Society and GJS 2010 will be held at Osaka Prefecture University during the IEICE Communications Society Conference period.

Date:Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 9:30 - 12:00
Venue:Nakamozu Campus, Osaka Prefecture university

* The IEICE Communications Society Conference will be held on September 14-17, 2010 at Osaka Prefecture University.