"Improvisational Federation of Cyber Physical Knowledge Resources and Processing", by Prof. Tanaka from Hokkaido University
Abstract:This talk will give an outline of our new feasibility study on social cyberphysical infrastructure system architecture. We are doing a one year feasibility study and will report to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology; similar to Vetenskapsrådet or VINNOVA in Sweden) with a research plan for the coming five years on social cyberphysical infrastructure systems. This five year project will include fundamental technologies, required theories for data analysis and modeling, and their application to practical problems in the areas of energy saving and disaster management and response.Our project partners include NII (National Institute of Informatics), Osaka University, and Kyushu University. The Hokkaido University team focuses on the system architecture side, with an assumption that the previously developed "improvisational federation" of tools and services, including those over the Web, can work as a core function of such an infrastructure system. We try to apply our architecture to the areas of more efficient snow plowing and disaster management and response in Sapporo. Sapporo is a city with 1.9 million inhabitants and an annual snowfall of six meters, leading to big challenges in snow removal. Using a large variety of related cyber physical data including probe car data from a few hundred taxis, weather sensor data, and snow plowing records, we try to create a better snow removal service for a lower cost.