6/5 13:00~13:30 Basic research - Defining our age and the future - The origin of ideas and the seeds of innovation - Eisaku Maeda, Director, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
6/5 13:40 - 14:35 Considering the information society in terms of “After post-structuralism”Masaya Chiba, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
6/5 14:45 - 15:40  Science and engineering of discrete structure manipulation based on “Power of enumeration”Shin-ichi Minato, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
6/6 11:00 - 11:40 Mind changes body, body leads mind - Feasibility and potential of mind-reading technology - Makio Kashino, Human and Information Science Laboratory
6/6 13:00 - 13:40 Enhancing speech quality and music experience - Opening up new vistas for audio experience with reverberation control technology - Keisuke Kinoshita, Media Information Laboratory
6/6 13:50 - 14:30 Quantum computing beyond integer factorization - Exploring the potential of quantum search - Seiichiro Tani, Innovative Communication Laboratory

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  The development and spread of information and communication technology (ICT) is progressing rapidly in the twenty-first century, and it is transforming our daily lives in major ways. While we benefit from the convenience that ICT brings, it is also true that we are awash in information, which confuses us regarding the actions we should take. As we face these bewildering, changing times, we must constantly re-examine the contents and strategies of basic research itself, so as to avoid stumbling into evolutionary ‘dead-ends’ of technology.

  At NTT Communication Science Laboratories, we are engaged in basic research that combines both information science and human science on two fronts. The first is the basic science that defines the era. We are leading the world in laying the groundwork for a new age as we steadily cultivate technologies and knowledge that promise to bloom in five to ten years. Our basic research also seeks to meet the demands of this age. We are using the technologies and knowledge we have cultivated to address the social challenges facing us today.

  At Open House 2014, we at NTT Communication Science Laboratories will introduce the fruits of our labor. Even as these fruits ripen, they already contain seeds of innovation for the future of information technology. All of us at NTT Communication Science Laboratories look forward enthusiastically to your visit, and to sharing our developments with you.

Eisaku Maeda,
Director, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Eisaku Maeda, Director, NTT Communication Science Laboratories