CENTRA 7 Program and Schedule

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  February 6, Tuesday (火)

Cloud-edge Fusion (CEF) Symposium

Location: AIST Rinkai, Annex Building, 11F, Odaiba

08:30 -


09:10 – 09:15

Opening Welcome

  • Jason Haga, Chief Senior Research Scientist, AIST

09:15 - 10:15

Global Perspectives on Cloud-Edge Fusion I

  • CKN: an Edge AI Distributed Framework
    Beth Plale, Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering, Indiana University
  • HPC Cloud and Smart Appliances
    Ming-Der Yang, Fang-Pang Lin, National Center for High Performance Computing

10:15 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:45

Global Perspectives on Cloud-Edge Fusion II

  • Research and Development of “Beyond 5G/IoT testbed with high-reliability and high-elasticity” and Edge Computing Towards Beyond 5G Era
    Hidehisa Nagano, NICT
  • Introduction to High Bandwidth Distributed HPC and Korea Research Platform
    Jeonghoon Moon, KISTI (virtual/remote presentation)

11:45 – 12:45


12:45 – 13:00

AIST Cloud-Edge Fusion Opening

  • Hiro Kishimoto, Director, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST

13:00 - 14:20

Session I: Resource Management

  • Opening
    Chair: Takahiro Hirofuchi, Continuum Computing Infrastructure Research Team Leader, Digital Architechure Research Center, AIST
  • Space-Time Synchronization Now Relevant to Computer Technology
    Tetsuya Ido, Director, NICT
  • Demonstration Experience of Low-latency Applications using SRv6 MUP
    Katsuhiro Horiba, Acting Director, SoftBank Research Institute of Advanced Technology, Advanced Network Research Office
  • A Profile of Deterministic Networking for Cloud-Edge Continuum Computing Platform
    Kohei Taniguchi, Specially Appointed Researcher, Osaka University

14:20 - 14:50


14:50 - 15:50

Session II: Zero Trust Network

  • System Software Studies towards Zero Trust IoT (ZT-IoT)
    Atsuko Takefusa, Professor, The National Institute of Informatics
  • Securing Cloud-to-Edge Computing by Network and Data Layers
    Yutaka Oiwa, Leader, Continuum Computing Trustworthiness Research Team, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST
  • Research on Network Security and Stable Performance for Distributed Cloud Environment
    Yuji Sekiya, Professor, The University of Tokyo

15:50 - 17:05

Session III: Data Security and Trust

  • Infrastructure for Privacy-Centric Information Processing
    Kenichi Kourai, Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Privacy Preservation and Collaborative Learning in the Edge-to-Cloud Infrastructure using Nvidia FLARE
    Le Van An, Post Doctoral Researcher, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST
  • Efficient Distance Likelihood for Predicting Missing Attribute Value
    Savong Bou, Assistant Professor, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Data Act through a Lens of Data Usage Control
    Shin Nakajima, Project Professor, University of Tokyo

17:05 - 17:35

Global Perspectives on Cloud-Edge Fusion III

  • From Pervasive Intelligence to Global Understanding
    Rui Oliveira, Member of Board, INESC TEC

17:35 – 17:45

Closing Remarks

  • Hiro Kishimoto, Director, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST

  February 7, Wednesday (水)

Quantum Computing Symposium

Location: Miraikan, Odaiba

08:30 -


09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks

  • Ryousei Tanako. Deputy Leader, AIST

9:15 - 10:00


  • Accelerating Quantum Business Ecosystem Creation
    Masahiro Horibe, Deputy Director G-QuAT, AIST

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 12:00


  • Quantum HPC Hybrid Computing Platform Project in RIKEN R-CCS
    Mitsuhisa Sato, Deputy Director, RIKEN, R-CCS
  • Nordic Work on Combining Quantum Computers with HPC Resources
    Ulf Tigerstedt, Senior application specialist, CSC - It center for science
  • ABCI-Q: ABCI’s Journey and Future Direction
    Ryousei Takano, Senior Researcher, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST

12:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:45

Software Stack I

  • Quantum-Ready Software Platform Developed in Japan
    Takuji Hiraoka, CEO, Fixstars Amplify/Q-STAR
  • QunaSys Overview: SIP & QURI Parts
    Ryota Kojima, Principal Software Engineer, QunaSys

14:45 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:15

Software Stack II

  • Quantum Computing on AWS
    Shoko Utsunomiya, Principal ML / Quantum Specialist Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services, G.K.
  • Quantum Computing with CUDA Quantum
    Sam Stanwyck, Quantum Product Lead, NVIDIA

16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks

  • Jason Haga, Chief Senior Research Scientist, AIST

18:00 - 20:00

CENTRA 7 Opening Reception

  • Katsuo Tamago

  February 8, Thursday (木)

CENTRA 7 Day 1

Location: Miraikan, Odaiba

08:30 -


09:00 – 09:10

Opening Welcome

  • Hiro Kishimoto, Director, Digital Architecture Research Center, AIST

CENTRA 7 Logistics

  • Jason Haga, Chief Senior Research Scientist, AIST

09:10 - 10:00

Keynote Presentation

  • Training a Large Language Model on ABCI
    Rio Yokota, Professor, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology

10:00 – 10:30

Group Photo and Break

10:30 – 12:00

Institutional Updates
KISTI Update

  • Woojin Seok

AIST Update

  • Jason Haga

NICT Update

  • Hidehisa Nagano

Indiana University Update

  • Beth Plale


  • Rui Oliveria

University of Florida, Gainesville Update

  • Jose Fortes

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 15:00

Technical Abstract Presentations and Ongoing Project Updates

  • A Deterministic Scheduler for Hybrid Wired and Wireless Network Resources over Cloud-Edge Continuum Computing Platform
    Kundjanasith Thonglek, Osaka University
  • The Preliminary Study of Federated Learning for Enhancing the HPC Job Scheduling Policy
    Weicheng Huang, NARLabs
  • Model Disparity in Distributed Learning
    Ana Nunes Alonso, INESC TEC
  • Enabling Real-Time Multispectral Imagery Processing And Object Detection With Edge Computer On Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    Hsin-Hung Tseng, Ming-Der Yang National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)

15:00 — 15:30


15:30 – 17:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

18:00 - 20:00

CENTRA 7 Dinner

  • Observation Lounge, Miraikan

  February 9, Friday (金)

CENTRA 7 Day 2

Location: Miraikan, Odaiba

08:30 -


09:00 – 09:05

Opening remarks/Housekeeping

  • Jason Haga, Chief Senior Research Scientist, AIST

09:05 – 10:00

Technical Abstract Presentations

  • Dynamic Edge-to-Cloud Model Selection Via Confidence Estimation
    Michael J. Elliott, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Highly Scalable Personalized Treatment Recommendation in Critical Care
    Chandra Prasetyo Utomo, Universitas YARSI

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00

CEF Presentations

  • CloudEdge Fusion Project
    Tomohiro Kudoh, Joint Appointed Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Next-Generation Social Infrastructure and its Platform Concept
    Kinya Matsumoto, Manager, SoftBank Corp. Data Platform Strategy Division, Architecture Promotion Office
  • Secret Processing and Portable Execution Technology of Data and Algorithms for Realizing Data Space Ecosystems
    Miki Kanno, Manager NTT DATA Group Corporation, IOWN Innovation Office, Research and Development Headquarters, Technology and Innovation General Headquarters

12:00 – 13:30

(CENTRA Steering Committee meeting with lunch boxes)

13:30 – 15:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

15:00 – 15:30

Breakout reports

  • Leader: Akram Ben Ahmed, AIST
    Hardware/Software Co-design for Edge Computing Systems
  • Leader: Weicheng Huang, NCHC
    Federated Learning
  • Leader: Min-der Yang, National Chung Hsing University
    Digi-Agriculture Cloud/Edge Application
  • Leader: Glenn Ricart, US Ignite, Founder and CTO
    Innovative Global Science for Smart and Connected Communities

15:30 – 16:00

Closing Remarks and Announcements for Future CENTRA Events

  • Jose Fortes, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville