International Symposium on Socionetwork Strategies in the Market of Data
February 22-23, 2019
Kansai University Tokyo Center



The concept of Socionetwork (as coined by The Research Institute of Socionetworks, in Kansai University) is proposed here as a generic set of relations of people, things and concepts that relate to each other via explicit or latent relationships. The relationships are not necessarily pairwise made or visible, and it can involve several elements that co-exist in a common context for an invisible reason. The innovation will be focused on the time and place of the formation of the context and the recognition and satisfaction of common values that emerge from the latent reasons of the co-existence.

The opportunity comes when clarifying the latent connections between people and enhancing the exchange and creation of valuable products, property, assets, and messages, through tightening these connections. However miscommunication may emerge from demagogues and/or uncertainty of shared contexts, occasionally occurring in emotional conflicts. And we must be aware of the risk harms to any of the parties directly or indirectly involved in the context. A socionetwork strategy means a way to maximize the opportunity for business while minimize the risk of undesirable events.

Market of data is the concept of the social environment where data permeates all layers of the society tradings or sharings. The ecosystem of the Market of Data includes domains such as science, business, social issues and ethics. On the one hand, it copes with technological advances that may support generation, supply and utilization of data to solve problems in the real world. On the other hand, it raises the awareness of what affects the flow of data in the society and the implications of its utilization. As an environment for data exchange, Market of Data embodies a socionetwork for nurturing data providers, data users, final consumers of products/services, technicists, and their relationships to seek data-driven innovation and value creation through the use of data.

In the design of Market of Data, considering the world-wide borderless market, we seek the reasonings and conditions for the optimal socionetwork strategies to realize opportunities. The reasons for the innovation should consider multiple perspectives including intentions of essential actors in the market, such as data producers, suppliers, users, business, consumers and other supporters. The conditions for the optimal transaction of data and derived services should be discovered through interaction of the different parties in the market, satisfying them in their own interests. And finally, the realization of the optimal opportunity in market will happen under understanding of reasons and over satisfaction of intentions externalized during the interactions and collaborations among the people with potential roles to set the conditions for data transactions (trade/exchange).

In our symposium, we aim to discover approaches to develop solutions in academic, business and social domains for structure and restructure the Market of Data. At the same time, we aim to expand the vision of the Market of Data and understand the flows of data through social relationships by multiple points of view from social sciences, information science, successes in business and other fields. Academics and professionals from industries and marketing are all welcome to be part of this initiate to discuss discoveries and tendencies of innovation through data utilization.


(1) 10:00-10:20 [Special Talk]
Welcoming Words: "Data market as a factory of socionetwork strategies"
Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
Fri, Feb 22 AM 
10:20 - 13:40
(2) 10:20-10:40 Worldwide Trend of Data Market Businesses in Japan, the United States, Europe, and China
Teruaki Hayashi (UT), Yutaka Oguchi (NRC), Shoji Tobisawa (BR&M), Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
(3) 10:40-11:00 Legal Protection of Data -- Overview of Amendment to Unfair Competition Prevention Act of Japan in 2018 -- Makoto Koike (MK Microwave)
  11:00-11:10 Discussion ( 10 min. )
(4) 11:10-11:30 Open standard and opened standardization process Yoshiaki Fukami (Rikkyo Univ.)
(5) 11:30-11:50 Cross-industry Data driven Co-creation based on data jackets and blockchain Akihiro Terashima, Yusuke Ejiri, Eiji Ikeda, Hiromichi Sasaki (FUJITSU)
  11:50-13:00 Lunch ( 70 min. )
(6) 13:00-13:40 [Invited Speech]
Legal Issues in the Data Distribution Market - Focusing on Data Portability and Information Banking (in Japanese)
Kaori Ishii (University of Tsukuba)
  13:40-14:00 Coffee Break ( 20 min. )
Fri, Feb 22 PM 
14:00 - 17:50 [updated]
(7) 14:00-14:20 Analysis of structural changes in domestic stock market (revised from IEICE Tech. Rep., vol.118 No.453, AI2018-47)
Yoshiki Kishi, Teruaki Hayashi, Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
(8) 14:20-14:40 Matching and Visualization Tool to Support Encounters between Data Providers and Users
Teruaki Hayashi (UT), Aki Ando, Satoshi Tachibana, Akira Akaishi (ABeam), Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
  14:40-14:50 Discussion ( 10 min. )
(9) 14:50-15:10 Data Classification by Reducing Bias of Domain-oriented Knowledge Using Data Jackets and Word2vec
Masahiro Senda (NU), Teruaki Hayashi, Daiji Iwasa, Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
(10) 15:10-15:30 Active Inference of Variable Labels Using Annotation to Some Variable Labels in Data Jackets Hiroo Iwanaga (UTokyo/NTT DATA MSI), Teruaki Hayashi, Yukio Ohsawa (UTokyo)
  15:30-15:50 Coffee Break ( 20 min. )
[Special Talk]
Is Financial Literacy a Dangerous Thing?: Financial Literacy, Behavioral Factors, and Financial Choices of Consumers
Taizo Motonishi (Kansai University)
(12) 16:20-16:50
[Special Talk]
The review of Socionetowrk strategies and interdisciplinary research
Katsutoshi Yada (Kansai University)
Closing (Day 1) ( 60 min. )

Sat, Feb 23 AM 
10:00 - 10:40
  - Opening Remarks: Teruaki Hayashi (UT)
(13) 10:00-10:40 [Invited Talk]
Cross-Sectoral and Innovative Use of Data for Sustainable Development
Kazushige Taniguchi (Inter-American Development Bank)
Sat, Feb 23 PM 
10:40 - 14:20
(14) 10:40-11:00 Automatic Ontology Generation from Japanese Dictionaries Kentaro Tanabe, Ken Kaneiwa (UEC)
(15) 11:00-11:20 Mining Semantic Patterns from Dependency Trees of Japanese Sentences Ryo Suzuki, Ken Kaneiwa (The Univ. of Electro-Communications)
  11:20-11:30 Discussion ( 10 min. )
(16) 11:30-11:50 Evaluation of the similarity between data jackets based on data users' recognition
Nao Uehara, Teruaki Hayashi, Yukio Ohsawa (UT)
(17) 11:50-12:10 Constructing the time segment analysis method for planning strategies in supermarket
Makoto Naraoka, Teruaki Hayashi, Yukio Ohsawa (The Univ. of tokyo)
  12:10-13:20 Lunch ( 70 min. )
(18) 13:20-14:00 [Invited Talk]
Social Network Analysis for Evaluating Referral Campaigns
Dries Benoit (Ghent University)
  14:00-14:20 Coffee Break ( 20 min. )
Sat, Feb 23 PM 
14:20 - 17:40 [updated]
(19) 14:20-14:40 Attempt to distinguish pattern of motion on bed in nursing care situation by machine learning Yohei Kayano (Nagoya City Univ.)
(20) 14:40-15:00 Estimation of Tags using Various Data for Online Video Sharing Sites Hiroki Sakaji (U-Tokyo), Akio Kobayashi (AIP), Masaki Kohana (Ibaraki Univ.), Yasunao Takano (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), Kiyoshi Izumi (U-Tokyo)
  15:00-15:10 Discussion ( 10 min. )
(21) 15:10-15:30 Analysis of Big Earthquake Precursors by Accumulated Energy
Kota Takemura, Yukio Ohsawa, Teruaki Hayashi (UT)
(22) 15:30-15:50 Data Selecting Method for Consensus Building among Stakeholders with Extended Goal Graph Noriyuki Kushiro, Masafumi Ifuku, Yusuke Aoyama (KIT)
  15:50-16:10 Coffee Break ( 20 min. )
(23) 16:10-16:50 [Invited Talk]
On the value of additional data for improved business decision making
Dirk Van den Poel (Ghent University)
[Invited Talk]
Innovation spreading in online social networks
Janos Kertesz (Central European University (CEU))
Closing: Teruaki Hayashi (UT) ( 10 min. )
  - Dinner


Registration Fee

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Regular (Member)JPY 2700JPY 3000
Regular (Non-member)JPY 3780JPY 4000
Student (Non-member)JPY 1080JPY 2000
Student (w/o proceedings)JPY 0JPY 0
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