University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

163rd Committee on Internet Technology

Aims and Goals

Dramatic progress is continuing today in Internet technology, and there is an urgent need to swiftly respond to industrial, governmental, and educational requirements, as well as to those of society as a whole.

The research needed at this point involves developing fundamental technologies to create networks that will give rise to global information infrastructures. In addition, research into adaptive technologies for achieving depth of activity and into usage environments is necessary.

With the goal of handling this basic and applied research flexibly and quickly, the committee uses its foundation of wide-ranging interaction among researchers and technicians to act as the nucleus for implementing specific research through academia-industry cooperation and adroitly focuses on new, important topics.

Research Themes

1. Fundamental technology research

(1) Fundamental technology research to build next-generation networks

(2) Network management-related research

2. Applied technology research

(1) Research related to mutual connections among medical care data networks

(2) Research related to decentralized multimedia infrastructures

(3) Research related to remote education using multimedia networks

(4) Research related to community network activities

(5) Research related to Internet usage by people with visual impairments

(6) Research related to the use of the Internet for educational reform

Committee Chairperson

Shinji Shimojo
Osaka University


October 2016 to September 2021 (Fifth term, Five years)

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 45
Industry: 23
Total membership: 68