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NAIST OpenCampus


Open Campus for Prospective Students 2012



3/10/2012 (Saturday) 10:00-17:00 (in all weather conditions)

Laboratories Demo and Panel Exhibition (Planned)

Computer Science
We offer education and researches on computer hardware and information network to establish fundamental technologies for the next generation computer science, including dependable and green IT.
Computing Architecture Lab.
(Nakashima Lab.)
☆Towards Next Generation Triathlon Computer
Computers going towards either high performance, low power or high dependability have been well developed by scarifying other features. However, making one with extremely low power, high dependability and capable speed still remains an open topic, and now it becomes our task to build this next generation triathlon computer.
Dependable System Lab.
(Inoue Lab.)
What is "Dependability"?
"Dependability" is the concept from user's point of view that we can use systems reliably and securely. This laboratory is pursuing research to improve dependability from various approaches including algorithms and hardware.
Applied Algorithmics Lab.
(Seki Lab.)
The problem is solvable
We develop mechanisms for computation, and apply them to novel research problems. Software, database, analysis of bio-sequences, security, coding.... Visit us at B507 and check our contribution in many different research areas.
Ubiquitous Computing Systems Lab.
(Yasumoto Lab.)
Ubiquitous Systems
Our lab focuses on systems which provide users with useful services based on real world data sensed by various sensors. We demonstrate emergency medical support system based on E-triage, remote control interface for appliances, etc. at room A405.
Foundations of Software Lab.
(Ito Lab.)
Network Application
We are working on intelligent transportation systems, cloud computing, and mobile computing, in order to realize efficient algorithms truly useful in the real world. The detailed introduction is hold in A608.
Software Engineering Lab.
(Ken-ichi Matsumoto Lab.)
TaskPit: A System for Recording Development Activity
TaskPit is a system for recording each developer's development activity. The system can visualize the recorded data in real time to share better understandings of developer's performance among team members.
Software Design & Analysis Lab.
(Iida Lab.)
Visualization of Software Development
We are developing and studying tools for analyzing software development history and for software program. Our tools support to understand problems in software project and program. Our tool are demonstrated in B114.
Internet Engineering Lab.
(Yamaguchi Lab.)
Towards the future Internet
Our laboratory is studying the Internet technologies, e.g., security, network management, mobile network, network applications, etc. The demonstrations and posters are held at A316 room.
Internet Architecture and Systems Lab.
(Fujikawa Lab.)
Our area is all the Internet
Inet-lab objective is to establish systems and applications on cross-sectional issues ( System, Ubiquitous, Mobile and Security) for Internet-wide. At this open campus, we demonstrate two prototypes "human behavior recognition and estimation" and "CO2 sensor" on Android. (B206)

Media Informatics
We offer education and researches on human-machine interaction and media to establish fundamental technologies to support people in advanced information society.
Computational Linguistics Lab.
(Yuji Matsumoto Lab.)
Japanese Text Analysis and Writing Assistance
We introduce a search engine for Japanese corpus with rich linguistic information and a writing support system for second language learners.
1. Corpus search engine: ChaKi
2. Proofreading tool: Chantokun
Speech and Acoustics Lab.
(Shikano Lab.)
Blind Source Separation -Extraction of Desired Sound-
Sometimes we cannot hear your company’s voice due to heavy background noise. Blind source separation (BSS) based on independent component analysis is a technology that can help you, enabling to extract the desired sound. We have developed a real-time pocket-size BSS module. Would you try?
Augmented Human Communication Lab.
(Nakamura Lab.)
Augmented Human Communication (AHC)
Toward enhancement of human communication abilities, AHC lab. is studying multilingual speech translation,dialog system, communication QoL, silent speech interface, user-adaptive speech recognition/synthesis, and brain analysis related human communication. ( @ B713)
Network Systems Lab.
(Okada Lab.)
Reliable Wireless
Although mobile commun. systems are widely used, they do not satisfy the reliability requirements in some applications. We introduce highly reliable wireless transmission techniques at room A-408.
Vision and Media Computing Lab.
(Yokoya Lab.)
Rsearch of Vision, VR, MR
Our research fields are computer vision, virtual reality, mixed reality.
- Camera position and posture estimation for AR and modeling
- Augmented Telepresence using aerial omnidirectional video
- Image and 3D inpainting etc.
Interactive Media Design Lab.
(Kato Lab.)
Augmented Reality, Database System
Our laboratory is studying about not only the future interactive media itself but also media technologies, human-computer interaction and data engineering which are needed to create innovative interactive media.
Ambient Intelligence Lab.
(Hagita Lab.)
Human sensing & modeling
Human sensing for understanding when, where, and what people do is crucial for supporting their activity by computer systems. Researches on this sensing and modeling would be introduced onsite (A111).

Applied Informatics
We offer education and researches on computational systems, robotics, and bio-information processing to discover vital function and life phenomena.
Robotics Lab.
(Ogasawara Lab.)
Mobile robot & Dual arm robot
Robotics Lab shows demonstration of the mobile robot and the dual arm robot at A111. Also, many experimental equipment (Humanoid robot, Motion capture system etc.) is displayed.
Intelligent System Control Lab.
(Sugimoto Lab.)
Demonstration of Motion Control Experiments
Our research interest covers wide area from basic theories to advanced applications on Systems Control, Mechatronics/Robotics, Process Control, Sensing & Signal Processing and Control & Communication.
Mathematical Informatics Lab.
(Ikeda Lab.)
Learning Machines
Recent sensors, ICTs and signal processing provide massive data that give us innovation. Our demos include Invincible Rock-paper-Scissors, Nursing Robot, Brain-Wave Visuali-zation and Gesture Control.
Biomedical Imaging and Informatics Lab.
(Minato Lab.)
High resolution volume visualization
We developed a high speed volume rendering method for visualizing a high resolution microscopic 3D images from the two-photon microscopy techniques.
Computational Systems Biology Lab.
(Kanaya Lab.)
"KNApSAcK Family": Databases for metabolites
The KNApSAcK Family is a system of integrated metabolite-plant species databases for multifaceted plant researches. The system consists of data from scientific researches in metabolomics, from all around the world. We will be holding some demonstrations of the KNApSAcK Family in our laboratory (A506).
Neural Computation Lab.
(Doya Lab.)
Learning mechanism in the brain
How can we learn good behavior through trial-and-error? We aim to understand such a mechanism of our brain by means of neural recording in animals, adaptive robotics, and computational modeling. (No demonstration for this open-campus)

Collaborative Laboratories
The Collaborative Laboratories provide opportunities for Master students to make a long-term visit to a private company or research institution and receive supervision for their Master thesis.
Symbiotic System Lab.
Intelligent activity analysis
This laboratory studies how to increase human creativity by measuring and analyzing their intelligent activities. Creativity has been found to be associated with meeting, conversation, information sharing, and mental situation.
Technology of Radiological Science Lab.
(National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute)
High-resolution SPECT
We aimed at developing a new generation high-resolution, high-sensitive clinical SPECT device, which can provide functional parametric images in clinical service.
Network Orchestration Lab.
 Large-scale R&D network infrastructure
 We are conducting research on the technologies that enables evolution of the Internet in collabo-ration with NICT. In particular, JGN-X is our global network test-bed for R&D, large-scale experi-ments, and inter-national joint projects. (No demonstration for this open-campus)

Cinema Quality Display Demo

Introduction of laboratories and student life as well as research demos are provided on the 200-inch super high quality image (Quadruple HD) display with the equipment equivalent to the one used in movie theatres [First floor lobby].

  • Fly-through MR Heijo Palace (Vision and Media Computing Lab.)
    • 1st-Demo: 10:00-10:30, 2nd-Demo: 13:30-14:00
    • A video images was created by superimposing CG of the Nara Heijo Palace which was built 1300 years ago on recorded videos captured using omnidirectional camera from a flying airship at the remote site.
    • You can experience virtual flight over the Heijou Palace of 1300 years ago.
  • Social wall (Interactive Media Design Lab.)
    • 1st-Demo: 10:30-11:00, 2nd-Demo: 14:00-14:30
  • Introduction of NAIST student life
    • 1st-Demo: 11:00-11:30, 2nd-Demo: 14:20-15:00
    • Current NAIST students created slide shows to introduce their students life including research activities, lectures, events, and their daily life from morning to night.

Laboratories Tour

Tours will be provided based on laboratory research themes.

Admission Info

A consulting desk is open on the first floor for any questions or requests.

Admission Inquiry Desk

Admission Guidance

Talk with Faculty per Laboratory

Demos of Student Project CICP (Creative and International Competitiveness Project)

10:00~15:00: Last year's outcomes of NAIST student projects will be shown.
Please join voting for the best project!

Project list:

  • NAIST Ring: Suggestion of a New Student ID in the NAIST Ubiquitous Environment
  • Development of Voice Output Application Based on 3D - towards Support for Children with Autistic Spectrum
  • Standing in the Land of Nara the Giant Biped Waliking Robot
  • Portable Braille Presentation Device for Blind People
  • Monitoring and Optimization System for Building-Wide Air Conditioning
  • Let's Play Shogi with Grandpa
  • Balloon Network: An Easy & Fast Installation Network Infrastructure
  • Developing the Supporting System of Misinformation Judgment by Using Collective Intelligence on Twitter

Introduction of Outdoor Network Camera

The network (wired/wireless) cameras have been installed in the NAIST outdoor area, such as Newton Mall and car parking for research and development, as well as project implementation. In order to promote the internal utilization of this system, we will introduce the system and applications that have been so far.

Student Housing

Student dormitory is planned to be open for public.

Gender Equality Promotion Office


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