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Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory

Date of establishment: June 1, 2015
Director: Jun Murai (Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
Contact: W3C < keio-contact[at]w3.org >

Objectives

Web technology came into existence 20 years ago, and since then it has displayed ways to handle online information by mutually linking a variety of information such as documents and images posted on the internet. Today, with frameworks to provide dynamic contents, it is used as a platform for various transactions represented by E-commerce.
Moreover, as represented by terms such as WoT (Web of Things) and IoT (Internet of Things), it is expected that web technology will go beyond being a framework handling information such as text, images, videos, etc. to become a platform for the control and interaction of various things (objects).

The Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory will perform research and dissemination activities on the basic technical elements in web architecture, for example: its use in epub and correspondence towards writing from top to bottom for properly handling Japanese culture; its application to hybrid broadcasts and TV terminals that are application examples of web browser technology other than computers; promulgation of digital signage as a platform. Along with this, the Advanced Web Architecture Laboratory will promote research on new architecture through industry-university collaboration systems in order to link physical space with cyberspace represented by WoT.
Furthermore, the internet is being promulgated as an information infrastructure and used as an information platform for mankind, and in the situation that many services are based on web technology, the issues of security and privacy need to be examined more deeply. This laboratory, among other activities, will perform research and development on a variety of basic requirements such as security, privacy, authentication, etc. which are needed in web technology as an information platform.

In particular, the fact that the global standardization community for web technology, W3C, exists in the Keio SFC campus is of great value to these activities. It is thought that the achievements of this consortium can be used to contribute to the global world through cooperation with W3C.

Overview of Research Activity Plan (June 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016)

  • Determine resources in various fields
  • Initiate and strengthen collaboration between W3C and each resource
  • Identify highly demanded projects and technologies both within and outside of Japan
  • Examine and specify essential technical requirements
  • Expose problems, identify solution methods, and examine choices
  • Analyze priority orders, investigate methodologies, and discuss the consistency of the route to research and development
  • Contribute to administration along with promoting research activities in accordance with W3C TPAC (Technical Plenary Advisory Committee Meeting) 2015 in Sapporo

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Jun Murai Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies: Representative
Osamu Nakamura Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies: Administrative representative
Shigeya Suzuki Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Kazuyuki Ashimura Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Masahito Kawamori Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Michael Smith Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Antonio Olmo Titos Project Research Associate, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Naomi Yoshizawa Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC