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Human-Harmonized Information Technology, Volume 1

Vertical Impact

  • Toyoaki Nishida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Masatoshi Ishikawa, Idaku Ishii, Yutaka Sakaguchi, Makoto Shimojo, Hiroyuki Shinoda, Hirotsugu Yamamoto et al.
    Pages 97-136
  3. Yoichi Sato, Yusuke Sugano, Akihiro Sugimoto, Yoshinori Kuno, Hideki Koike
    Pages 199-237
  4. Makio Kashino, Shinsuke Shimojo, Katsumi Watanabe
    Pages 271-290
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


Going from the philosophy and concepts to the implementation and user study, this book presents an excellent overview of Japan's contemporary technical challenges in the field of human–computer interaction. The next information era will be one in which information is used to cultivate human and social potential. Driven by this vision, the outcomes provided in this work were accomplished as challenges to establish basic technologies for achieving harmony between human beings and the information environment by integrating element technologies including real-space communication, human interfaces, and media processing. Ranging from the neuro-cognitive level to the field trial, the research activities integrated novel perceptual technologies that even exceed human ability to sense, capture, and affect the real world.

This book grew out of one of the CREST research areas funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The theme of the project is “the creation of human-harmonized information technology for convivial society”, where 17 research teams aimed at a common goal. The project promotes a trans-disciplinary approach featuring (1) recognition and comprehension of human behaviors and real-space contexts by utilizing sensor networks and ubiquitous computing, (2) technologies for facilitating man–machine communication by utilizing robots and ubiquitous networks, and (3) content technologies for analyzing, mining, integrating, and structuring multimedia data including those in text, voice, music, and images.

This is the first of two volumes, which is contributed by nine team leaders. Besides describing the technical challenges, each contribution lays much weight on discussing the philosophy, concepts, and the implications underlying the project. This work will provide researchers and practitioners in the related areas with an excellent opportunity to find interesting new developments and to think about the relationship between human and information technology.


Human-harmonized information technology Perceptual and cognitive modeling and computing Multimodal interaction Real world computing Social computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Toyoaki Nishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

About the editors

Editor: Toyoaki Nishida has been a professor in the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, since 2004. His research centers on artificial intelligence and human–computer interaction. He serves as the research supervisor of the JST-CREST research area on the creation of human-harmonized information technology for convivial society. He is a former president of the Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human-Harmonized Information Technology, Volume 1
  • Book Subtitle Vertical Impact
  • Editors Toyoaki Nishida
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-55865-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56715-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-55867-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 295
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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