EAIS Special Sessions

EAIS-SS 1: IS Infrastructures

EAIS-SS 2: Web Applications

EAIS-SS 3: Storage and Networking Technologies

EAIS-SS 4: Supply chain management and industrial informatics applications

EAIS-SS 5: Systems Development

EAIS-SS 6: Optimization-directed approaches to realistic problems

EAIS-SS 7: Social Systems Science & ICT

EAIS-SS 1: IS Infrastructures
Special Session Organizer: Kazuhiko Kinoshita, (Tokushima Univ., Japan)
Abstract: With advances of information technologies in various areas, the role of information systems (IS) in human society becomes higher and higher. Therefore, high-performance and reliable IS infrastructures are expected.

This special session encourages attendees to discuss their ideas on information systems infrastructures. Possible main topics of interest include, but not limited to, computing systems (distributed computing, cloud computing, agent-based systems, etc.), virtualized environment (XaaS, SDN, NFV, etc.), network architecture (web-based architecture, M2M/IoT architecture, ICN, etc), fault-tolerant architecture, distributed management, sustainable architectures, secure architecture.


EAIS-SS 2: Web Applications
Special Session Organizer: Tetsuo Tanaka, (Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan)
Abstract: Nowadays, a lot of web applications are developed to deliver various services to customers. Because web applications need to adapt to changing customers’ needs, the web applications are renewed with recent technologies to satisfy the needs in a short life cycle. This special session invites papers of broad-ranging research on web applications. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– Framework to develop web applications
– User interface for web applications
– Web applications with ubiquitous computing
– Modeling & optimization for web applications


EAIS-SS 3: Storage and Networking Technologies
Special Session Organizer: Takaki Nakamura, (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Abstract: This special session aims to provide an opportunity to discuss new ideas of storage system, networking for storage system, and their applications. This special session highly encourages attendees and submissions from industrial organizations as well as academic organizations. Topics of interest include but are not limited to cache/tier technology, cloud storage, data clone, data deduplication, disaster recovery, distributed storage, embedded storage, flash storage, network performance, storage application, storage class memory, storage device, storage network, storage
performance, storage reliability, storage security, and storage virtualization.


EAIS-SS 4: Supply chain management and industrial informatics applications
Special Session Organizer: Tomohiro Murata, (Waseda Univ., Japan)
Abstract: Industrial systems have been grown for better products and services, which has made the systems large-scaled and complicated. This requires advanced management of the industrial systems, such as supply chain management, with
the support of industrial informatics. The aims of the special session is to call for the papers that are related to but not limited to:
– Supply chain management
– Modeling & optimization in industry systems
– Operations research in industry
– Industry 4.0
– Cyber Physical Systems


EAIS-SS 5: Systems Development
Special Session Organizer: Michiko Oba, (Future Univ. Hakodate, Japan)
Abstract: As the scale and the complexity of systems increase, it gets more difficult to develop the systems without any troubles on quality, cost, delivery date, and so on. In order to support the systems development, new methodologies
are required for not only how to develop systems but also how to train developers. Therefore, the session invites a variety of papers that are related to the following topics (but are not limited to the topics) in systems development:
– Systems development methodologies
– Enterprise architecture
– Service oriented architecture
– Project management
– Project based learning
– Case studies


EAIS-SS 6: Optimization-directed approaches to realistic problems
Special Session Organizer: Tsutomu Inamoto, (Ehime Univ., Japan)
Abstract: Any industry is faced with problems and most of them can be modeled as
optimization problems.
The consecutive development of technology has increased the scale of solvable optimization problems in 3 stages: (i) made computers faster in themselves, (ii) made parallel computation effective by deploying high-speed networks, and (iii) made the service called IaaS reasonable which provides efficient computational resources on demand.
Thus lab-scale problems are readily to be optimally solved by making use of nowadays technologies. Although there is still a gap between the lab-scale and the scale of the real problem, the approach to solve real problems in optimal is valuable for researchers in enterprise, since modeling a real problem as an optimization problem makes it possible to approximate the real problem, then to solve that problem in an approximate manner. Moreover, the optimization-modeling will enable to approximate a large problem as a small one; that is, the approximation on scale. This approximation brings quasi-optimal solutions on the original large problem, since such proximate principle will hold that an optimal solution of an approximated small problem is near-optimal with regard to the original large problem. It is also valuable for academic researchers to cultivate their knowledge and widen applicable ranges of their optimization methods for encouraging their social contributions and/or earning research funds.
Based to the belief on the importance of the optimization, this special session is planned to be organized to invite researchers who have tackled various problems with the view of optimization. Interested problems in this session are decision making problems which include, but not limited to, product scheduling, route scheduling, staff scheduling, and resource allocation. Interested optimization methods are such adaptive ones as evolutionary computation and reinforcement learning, and such mathematical programming ones as branch-and-bound and (mixed) integer linear programming.
This session envisages such outcomes that (i) a problem-concerned researcher knows applicable optimization methods, and (ii) a method-seeded researcher knows applicable problems. It is expected that both outcomes encourage people to exploit the optimization methodology and to contribute such societies confronted with many problems as enterprise companies.


EAIS-SS 7: Social Systems Science & ICT
Special Session Organizer: Motoi Iwashita(Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
Abstract: Economics, enterprise activities, ecology, local activities etc. in our daily life become more multifaceted and complicated based on accelerating development of information technology such as broadband networks, cloud computing technology, wearable devices and so on. Therefore, it is necessary to understand such kind of issues as social system and to apply systematic and systemic approaches against various issues of these fields. Moreover, it is expected that new ideas/approaches/theories are produced by the interaction of the conventional research fields as interdisciplinary researches. In other aspects, the information system and network are expected to solve a sense of stagnation such as economic recession, environmental load, global heating, and coming aging society. The aim of this session is sharing ideas and technologies to cope with these issues applying ICT. Moreover, we expect to accelerate the studies and to create a new research field through the introduction of best practice, failure case, and work-in-progress issues by contributed papers.
The session is aimed at bringing together researchers from the areas of social systems science and ICT. The targets are way of seeing and thinking, ideas, approaches, theories, etc. for many kinds of social systems. We expect to exchange of ideas and perceptions through the session. Possible topics of interest (but are not limited to):
– Systems and fields
Enterprise management, Environment, Production, Life style, Local revitalization
– Information and communication technology
Broadband technology, Network architecture, evaluation method, Network control/construction algorithms, Network management, Application and its management, Data management
– Services and Management, Marketing and strategy, Customer behavior, Innovation, Service management, Customer Relationship Management, Operation process, Information security, New Type of service/application
– Evaluation technology
Combinatorial optimization, Data mining, Text mining, Multivariate analysis, Stochastic method
– Others
Case studies