【Event Announcement】 CCRC 5th Anniversary Symposium

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April 2023 marks the 5th anniversary of the Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC) at Keio University Global Research Institute.
To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a symposium and cordially invite you to join us on April 3rd 09.00-15.00 JST.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the symposium will be held as a hybrid event with a face-to-face meeting at Keio University’s Mita campus, North Hall and online via Zoom. We hope this event can serve as a platform to share experiences and different perspectives, discuss emerging trends and opportunities, and raise awareness for some of the challenges ahead of us.We are delighted to have Paul Mockapetris confirmed as our keynote speaker. Paul, the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), is Chief Scientist, ThreatSTOP Inc. Throughout his career, he has contributed significantly to the evolution of the Internet through both research and industry. After the keynote speech, we will look into the key concept of cyber civilization and especially the future of the distributed world, infrastructure, and the role of quantum Internet. Speakers for this discussion include the Co-directors of the Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC) David Farber and Jun Murai as well as CCRC members Jiro Kokuryo and Rodney van Meter.The afternoon of the symposium will focus on the future and discuss various opportunities for future research projects at CCRC: Topics to be discussed include data sharing and especially the role of AI in data generation, curation, and utilisation; the future of the press and especially misinformation; and the risk of cyber conflict and its potential impact on geopolitical stability. And Joi Ito, Dan Gillmor, and Kazuo Noguchi, all CCRC members, will be panelists on each of these topics.
The symposium will be followed by a reception.

Host: Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC)
Date&Time: Monday April 3rd, 2023, 9:00-15:00 [JST] 8:45~ inauguration
Sunday April 2nd 2023, 20:00- 26:00 [EDT]
Hybrid meeting: North Hall at Keio University Mita Campus / Zoom Conference
Language: English

Participation Registration
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Registration Deadline: Saturday April 1st 15:00 [JST] / Saturday April 1st 2:00 [EDT]
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Agenda [JST]
I. Retrospective
9:00-10:00 Opening remarks : History on CCRC – The past 5 years “What has happened in medicine, security, IoT and international topics?
Jun Murai, Co-Director, CCRC & Distinguished Professor, Keio University
David Farber, Co-Director, CCRC & Guest Professor [Global], Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Jiro Kokuryo, Chief Administrator, CCRC & Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
10:00-11:00 Keynote speech : Why looking at the future of Cyber Civilization is important? 
Speaker: Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP, Inc.
11:00-12:00 Morning Panel: What is Cyber Civilization?
Discussion focus: Future of the distributed world, infrastructure, and the role of quantum Internet
Panelists : David Farber, Jun Murai, Jiro Kokuryo, and
Rodney Van Meter, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
12:00-13:00 Lunch 
Ⅱ. Outlook
13:00-15:00 Afternoon Panels : The Next 5 years – Opportunities for future research
Introduction by David Farber

13:00-13:40 Panel 1 : Data sharing
Speaker :
Joi Ito, Research Member, CCRC & Director, Center for Radical Transformation, Chiba Institute of Technology

13:40-14:20 Panel 2 :  Future of Press
Speaker : Dan Gillmor, Senior fellow at CCRC & Professor of Practice Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Arizona State University
Panelist: Shigeya Suzuki, Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Katsura Hattori, former editor at Asahi Shimbun, journalist
14:20-15:00 Panel 3 : Cyberconflict / Geopolitical stability
Speakers : Kazuo Noguchi, Senior Manager at Hitachi America & Senior Researcher at Keio University
Panelist:Catharina Maracke, Lawyer& Project Associate Professor, Keio University Global Research Institute
Moderator: David Farber
15:00-15:10 Wrap up by  Jun Murai
15:10- Reception

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact
Cyber Civilization Research Center, Keio University