CCRC International Conference 2022: Towards a Cyber Civilization – Risks and Opportunities


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Cyber Civilization Research Center (CCRC) at Keio University Global Research Institute cordially invites you to join our first International Conference on February 1, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have decided to move the scheduled hybrid format to an online event. We hope this event can serve as a platform to share experiences, exchange insights, and discuss the emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges of increasingly digital societies at this critical time.

This time, we invite CCRC’s Senior Fellow, Mike Nelson, to give us the keynote speech on the theme – The Future of Cyber Civilization. He is also the Senior Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has a strong set of interdisciplinary expertise in the future of the internet, cyber-policy, technology policy, and innovation policy with rich experiences across different industries, including business, academia, and government. After the keynote speech, he will join the high-level panel discussion with Joi Ito, Director, Center for Radical Transformation, Chiba Institute of Technology & Research Member at CCRC, and also our executive team – David Farber, Jun Murai and Jiro Kokuryo.

Last autumn, we circulated a call for abstracts on how we might design the new Cyber Civilization. We have received numerous outstanding abstracts across various disciplines and contributors from different regions of the world. We have selected ten abstracts that will be presented during the event. The papers are categorized into three major themes: (1) Governance of the Cyberspace; (2) Health data with trust & (3) Architecture for trust. All the papers discuss significant issues that we should be considered in constructing the new technological and societal system architectures.We look forward to their presentations and new insights into the discussion.

*This event will be recorded, and the extended abstracts will be published together with the videos after the event.


Event Details

Date & Time:
Feb 1, 2022, 8:00-12:00 JST | Jan 31, 18:00-22:00 EST


Tentative Agenda 

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● 8:00-8:05   Welcome & Opening:

David Farber 
(Co-Director, CCRC & Distinguished Professor, Keio University)

● 8:05-8:35   Keynote Speech

The Future of Cyber Civilization by Mike Nelson
(Senior Fellow, CCRC & Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

● 8:35-9:05   Panel Discussion

– Mike Nelson
– David Farber
– Jun Murai (Co-Director, CCRC & Distinguished Professor, Keio University)
– Jiro Kokuryo (Chief Administrator, CCRC & Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)
– Joi Ito (Research Member, CCRC & Director, Center for Radical Transformation, Chiba Institute of Technology)

Moderator: Catharina Maracke
(Associate Professor, Graduate School for Media and Governance, Keio University)

Presentations & Discussion

● 9:05-9:40   Section I: Governance of the Cyberspace

Architecting an Equitable Data Network  for the Digital Economy of the New Cyber Civilisation
– Kim Chandler McDonald & Michael McDonald 
(Co-Founder/CEO of FlatWorld Integration Pty Ltd., Griffith University’s Enterprise Advisory Board, Grandshake, the Paris-based Cybersecurity Advisors Network, Women In AI (Australia, NZ), and Washington D.C.’s WordSmithRapport.)

Digital Trade and National Security
– Rikako Watai
(Professor of Administrative Law, Keio University Law School)

A Path to Meta-Nature : Automated Environment Where Even Pencils Grow on a Tree
– Kenji Saito
(Professor, Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University)

Designing the Metaverse: An Ethnography of the KONG Land Crypto State
– Kelsie Nabben
(Researcher, Centre for Automated Decision-Making & Society, RMIT University)

9:40-10:05 Discussion Moderator: Jiro Kokuryo

<10:05-10:15 Break>

● 10:15-10:40   Section II: Health data with trust

Global Health Screening and Tracking Initiative
– Clifton R. Lacy
(Distinguished Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers School of Communication and Information Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness, Infrastructure and Communication, Rutgers University Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Partner Great Plain Technologies, LLC) 
– David L. Turock
(Chair, Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences Advisory Council Co-Founder and Vice-Chair, National Museum of Mathematics Founder and Chair, Turock Family Foundation Partner Great Plain Technologies, LLC) 
– Warren S. Gifford
(Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Therap Services, LLC Co-Author, with David Turock – Driving Tomorrow: Our Roadmap to Sustainable Transportation, Infrastructure and Cities. Partner Great Plain Technologies, LLC)

Global Health Data with Trust Initiative
– Clifton R. Lacy, David L. Turock & Warren S. Gifford

Shaping the Model for Medical Inclusion
– Hitomi Sano (CCRC Medical Inclusion Working Group)

10:40– 11:05 Discussion / Moderator: David Farber


● 11:05-11:30   Section III: Architecture for trust

Dataset and Object Data Tagging to Improve Trusted and Flexible AI/ML and Data Utilization
– Ian Wardell
(MA, J.D. Candidate 2022, Seton Hall University School of Law)
– Jun Takei
(Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Global Government Affairs, Intel Corporation) 

Dependency among Data, Code, Governance, and Operation in Trust
– Shigeya Suzuki
(Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)
– Tatsuya Kurosaka
(Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)
– Jun Murai

A New Approach to Information Security Auditing in the Public Administration
– Annamária Edegbeme-Beláz
(PhD Candidate, Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences, Óbuda University)
– András Kerti
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training, National University of Public Service) 

11:30-11:55 Discussion / Moderator: Jun Murai

● 11:55-12:00 Concluding remarks: Jun Murai