国際学会

Conferences and Workshops

Events to discover new names of the next generation of scientists

In 1998, Software Engineering Lab initiated a series of conferences with main objective to foster rich creativity in students of the University of Aizu. It can be done in open discussions with foreign students on latest achievements and scientific results. To reach this goal, conference organizers involve students of our partner universities from overseas to actively participate in our events.

The Conference on Humans and Computers (HC) 1998 – 2010 and its successor The 2012 Joint International Conference on Human-Centered Computer Environments (HCCE) gave us good experience to run scientific events. In 2010, the conference got the status ACM in Cooperation.

The conference, we run in 2012, received the status ICPS published by ACM. The conference proceedings are included into the ACM digital library. [HC] [HCCE]

Our lab with support of professors of our university played the key role in organizing these events.

In 2014 and 2015, we ran The International Workshop on Applications in Information Technology. In 2016, it was transformed into The International Conference on Applications in Information Technology. The workshop and conference are organized in cooperation with the Active Knowledge Lab

This event is a place for the first scientific presentations of the best students of the University of Aizu and our partner universities. This workshop is a good school for Japanese and foreign students on their way to become scientists. The International Conference on Applications in Information Technology discovers new names of the next generation of scientists.

This workshop creates the necessary conditions to keep international scientific contacts at the student level. We do hope, some of students participating in this workshop will work in tight cooperation in the future.

Some visitors published their impressions on results of participation in our events. Mr. Zgonnikov was a student of Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia in 2009, he visited us and published the article “Trip to the Conference on Human and Computers, December 2009” This article is in Russian with many pictures taken during the visit. Very soon after that, he decided to study as a PhD student at our university. He received a MEXT Scholarship Grant and successfully graduated in 2014. Now he is Dr. Zgonnikov.

Another participant from the same university, Ms. Irina Skudnova published her story entitled “Trip to the Workshop Applications in Information Technology, Japan, October, 2014”

Scientific Events

Software Engineering lab in cooperation with the Active Knowledge Lab organizes the International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval as an event of the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. We have been involved in this activity since 2011. This workshop is gained popularity among researchers from Europe and Asia.

ACM-ICPC Programming Contests

2013

In 2013, the University of Aizu celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding in April of 1993. In commemoration of this occasion, several scientific events were organized. One of them was The 2013 Competitive Learning Workshop as a part of The 2013 ACM-ICPC Asia Aizu Regional Contest . We were in charge for organizing this workshop.

Coaches of world leading student team were invited to share their experiences. Our guests were Prof. Jan Madey, the University of Warsaw, Prof. Vladimir Kotov, Belarus State University, Prof. Vitaly Bondarenko, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and Prof. Tomoyuki Kaneko, the University of Tokyo.

2008

The key purpose of the 2008 Competitive Learning Workshop as a part of The 2008 ACM-ICPC Asia Aizu Regional Contestis to exploit technologies that advance the capabilities of competitive based learning in programs of computing sciences at universities world-wide. We particularly encourage participation that addresses the following area of interest:

  • Competitive learning infrastructure
  • learning technologies
  • research achievements

The workshop is devoted to discussions on how to engage academics and the information technology industry in shining the spotlight on the next generation of computing professionals and scholars. Accordingly, the educational process should also be oriented to encourage the development of and to recognize excellent individuals and teams, programming skills, and problem-solving talent. This requires that such a process should be more intensive and competitive.

We invited the world-leading professors in the area of competitive learning. Their presentations initiated discussions, dialogs and talks. Participants shared their knowledge and expertise with their partners. New forms of collaboration were established between our university and universities participating in this workshop.

The workshop welcomes the following invited speakers: Prof.Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan; Prof. Kakehi, Waseda University, Japan; Dr. Andrey Lopatin, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; Mr. Miguel Revilla Rodriguez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; Mr. Dai Mikurube, IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan; and Prof. Nitta, Tsuda College, Japan