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Internet Research Laboratory

Date of establishment: September 1, 2001
Director: Jun Murai
Contact: Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Campus Murai Laboratory (+81-466-49-3529)
http://www.sfc.wide.ad.jp/IRL/index.html

Objective

The Internet is much more than a type of communication. It is a communication tool that greatly influences our perception of time and space because it allows us to instantly connect to the global space.
However, as humans we send and receive information required for our social life, build upon it and make decisions by communicating via different media. Therefore, the Internet should take in attributes and experiences to function as a faster and wider communication infrastructure, resulting in drastic changes in the way we govern our existing social system and its basic functions including the law, judiciary, administration, education and social welfare and their roles. With this in mind, this laboratory aims to combine the "real"society and the Internet.

Goal

This laboratory researches, develops and suggests the following from both technical and social viewpoints:

  1. Dissemination and improvement of ultra-high speed network technology
  2. Implementation of an actual space Internet
  3. Improvement of laws, institutions and rules
  4. Governance in a global space
  5. Enhancement of literacy, the learning environment and education

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Jun Murai Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Osamu Nakamura Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Hiroyuki Kusumoto Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Keisuke Uehara Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Jin Mitsugi Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Rodney D. Van Meter III Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Keiko Okawa Professor, Graduate School of Media Design
Kazunori Sugiura Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media Design
Masaki Minami Project Research Associate, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Achmad Husni Thamrin Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Chon, Kilnam Guest Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Keiji Takeda Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Kenji Saito Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Masaaki Sato Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Haruhito Watanabe Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Kotaro Kataoka Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC