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Auto-ID Laboratory

Date of establishment: January 1, 2003
Director: Jun Murai
http://www.autoidlab.jp/
Contact: Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Campus Murai Laboratory (+81-466-49-1100)
E-mail: info[at]autoidlab.jp

Objective

The Auto-ID Center (headquarters: MIT) is an organization conducting joint research on an international scale to resolve issues arising from the application of ID to issues in distribution and in everyday life. The goal is the realization of a system where all kinds of products are handled by following the flow of distribution, from production to disposal, in both real-space and informational space, by allocating ID to various products and marking with technologies like XML.

The Auto-ID Center is a Japan-based affiliate of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, and will conduct research jointly with MIT. Our center will focus on the development of the network aspects of the project, which has always been a part of our research. Ultimately, our center aims to evolve an international standard for Auto-ID technology through research, experiment, and application development focusing on networking issues Additionally, we will research, develop and make recommendations for related field of real-space networking technology, which is a platform handles people and things as they exist in and move through real-space. The goal is to apply this technology to an even wider range of fields.

Outline of research activity plans

  • Real-space Internet
    1. Study on real-space identifiers
    2. Establishment of an information management body for objects
    3. Study of markup language for objects
    4. Technology for supporting interpersonal communication

  • System applications
    1. Consideration and modification of ID resolution system
    2. Study and improvement of markup language for objects
    3. Study and improvement of system software

  • Development
    1. Run experiments
    2. Standardization of Auto-ID technology
    3. Study on information distribution security

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Jun Murai Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Osamu Nakamura Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Jiro Kokuryo Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Jin Mitsugi Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Masaki Umejima Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Shigeya Suzuki Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Tatsuya Inaba Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Taisuke Sato Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Shiori Suzuki Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC