Ubiquitous Cross-Cultural Knowledge Spaces (UbiKnowS)

Ubiquitous Cross-Cultural
Multimedia Systems
for Mobile Computing Societies

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) - Academy of Finland (AF) Joint Research Program (Japanese)
  • Japan Side Representative: Yasushi Kiyoki (Keio University, Japan)
  • Finland Side Representative: Hannu Jaakkola (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

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Research Objective

The objective of this joint research project between Japan and Finland is to construct a "Ubiquitous Cross-Cultural Joint Research Environment" for a totally new form of cultural and academic research exchange between the two countries in collaboration with Finnish research groups.


Figure 1. System Structure of 4D Space Sharing and Collaboration System for jointly-creation, sharing and cooperative manipulation of 3D multimedia objects and Ubiquitous Interactive Collaboration System


This joint research environment enables to create a remote, interactive and real-time cultural and academic research exchange between the two countries. The environment is constructed by creating the following systems: (1) 4D Space Sharing and Collaboration System for jointly-creation, sharing and cooperative manipulation of 3D multimedia objects (eg. 3D images of telecommunications equipments, 3D geographical information, 3D images of body organs for medical education, e.t.c.) and (2) Ubiquitous Interactive Collaboration System for smart phones.

By establishing the systems of (1) and (2) in both sides of Japan and Finland, this joint research environment makes it possible to embed practical, constant and continuous cultural exchange activities into daily research and educational activities, and to practice interactive academic joint researches by sharing regularly the ubiquitous environment and the 3D media information.

Figure 2. Example of 3D multimedia research contents (for Medical Education)for jointly-creation, sharing and cooperative manipulation


The system (1) enables to share vast amount of information of 3D multimedia objects that is being studied interactively, and the system (2) enables a remotely-exchange of advanced research content and skills regularly without any time and place constraints.
By these real-time sharing of research content and skills and jointly-creation and cooperative manipulation of research and educational materials with each other, we create a new ubiquitous cultural exchange space to integrate each research space existing individually.

Specifically, we connect our laboratory and Finnish laboratories of TUT and University of Jyuvascula, and perform several demonstration experiments about interactive jointly-creation, sharing and cooperative manipulation of 3D multimedia objects concerning IT system design, international relations research or remote medical education to verify the feasibility of this joint research environment.


Figure 3. Example of 3D multimedia research contents (for International Relations)for jointly-creation, sharing and cooperative manipulation


Research Members

Japan Side
  • Yasushi Kiyoki (Professor, Keio Univ.)
  • Hideyuki Tokuda (Professor, Keio Univ.)
  • Xing Chen (Associate Professor, Kanagawa Institute of Technology)
  • Naofumi Yoshida (Associate Professor, Komazawa Univ.)
  • Shiori Sasaki (Assistant Professor, Keio Univ.)
  • Shuichi Kurabayashi (Assistant Professor, Keio Univ.)
  • Ali Ridho Barakbah (Researcher, Keio Univ.)
Finland Side
  • Hannu Jaakkola (Professor, Tampere University of Technology)
  • Anneli Heimburger (Senior Researcher, University of Jyvaskyla)
  • Teijo Venarainen (Researcher, University of Jyvaskyla)

Topics & Reports

Meetings & Seminars Logs

September 2009
* September 28th - 29th, the 3rd Joint Workshop will be held in SFC of Keio University, Japan.

June 2009
* June 5th - 6th, the 3rd Joint Meeting was held in Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.

June 2009
* June 1st - 5th, we presented the research results of this joint research project at a panel session in The 19th European Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases(EJC 2009)

April 2009
* April 21th - 23th, the 2nd Joint Meeting was held in SFC of Keio University, Japan.

March 2009
* March 23th - 27th, the 2nd Joint Workshop & Seminar was held in Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.

January, 2009
* The 1st Joint Workshop & Seminar in Keio University.

November, 2008
*Remote Meeting by Skype.

November, 2008
*Japan side members' visit to Finland
*The 1st joint meeting in TUT pori or Univ. of Jyvaskyla (in Jyvaskyla)
*Embodiment of theme and tasks of this joint research project (Nov. 12th - Nov. 14th)
*Sharing the information of 3D-CCS ver.1.0
*Installation of a 3 dimensional collaborative cyber space (3D-CCS) client system in TUT pori and/or Univ. of Jyvaskyla
*Exchange of opinions
*Agenda setting for the 1st phase of joint research
*Agenda setting for the 2nd joint meeting in Japan

October, 2008
*Setting a remote kick-off meeting among TUT, Univ. of Jyvaskyla and Keio SFC (Oct. 14th, 2008)
*Sharing the information of a prototype system of 3D-CCS ver.1.0 between Finland side and Japan side
*Presentation of a research plan from SFC
*Presentation of a research plan from Finland side
*Exchange of opinions
*Agenda setting for the 1st joint meeting in next month

September, 2008
*Sharing the environmental information and schedule between Finland side and Japan side
*Installation of a 3 dimensional collaborative cyber space (3D-CCS) server in SFC, Kiyoki Lab.
*Operation of a prototype system of 3D-CCS ver.1.0 in Kiyoki Lab.

Links

Test Server for sharing 3D space & Workspace


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