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JRM Best Paper Award 2023

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2023

Development of Haptic Interface for Neurosurgical Simulators with Micro Scissors Module for Displaying the Cutting Force

Teppei Tsujita, Yuto Inoue, Yutaka Takagi, Atsushi Konno, Satoko Abiko, Xin Jiang, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, and Masaru Uchiyama
Vol.34 no.6 p.1284-1296 2022

Teppei TsujitaYuto InoueYutaka TakagiAtsushi Konno
Teppei Tsujita
National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Yuto Inoue
Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan
Yutaka Takagi
Kajima Co., Ltd., Japan
Atsushi Konno
Hokkaido University, Japan
Satoko AbikoXin JiangAtsuhiro NakagawaMasaru Uchiyama
Satoko Abiko
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Xin Jiang
Harbin Institute of Technology, Japan
Atsuhiro Nakagawa
Tohoku University, Japan
Masaru Uchiyama
Tohoku University, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2023

Photo Award winners receive certificates with an honorarium. From the left: Mr. Yutaka Takagi (winner, Kajima Co., Ltd., Japan), Mr. Yuto Inoue (winner, Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan), Prof. Teppei Tsujita (winner, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan), Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University, Japan).

JRM Best Paper Award 2023

Photo Winners, JRM editors, and publishing staffs participated in the ceremony. First line from the left: Mr. Yutaka Takagi (winner), Mr. Yuto Inoue (winner), Prof. Teppei Tsujita (winner), Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief). Second line from the left: Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher), Prof. Akio Namiki (editor), Prof. Takayuki Tanaka (editor), Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (editor), Prof. Shinichi Yuta (editor), Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (publisher).


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MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2023 and the JDR Annual Awards 2023

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MURAKAMI SUMINAO AWARD FOR DISASTER RESEARCH 2023 WINNER

Fumihiko Imamura
Fumihiko Imamura

Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2023

It is my great pleasure to present the MURAKAMI Suminao Award to Prof. Fumihiko Imamura.

Since the first issue of JDR, Prof. Imamura has published 36 papers and served as a guest editor for three special issues, making significant contributions to JDR over the years. In addition to his contributions to the field of tsunami disaster, he has actively promoted various joint research projects and international symposiums, particularly after the Great East Japan Earthquake. He has been recognized for his contributions to international academic exchange in various research fields. In recognition of these contributions, the JDR Editorial Board has decided to grant him the MURAKAMI Suminao Award.

I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Imamura for his great contributions and congratulate him on winning the award.


Shunichi Koshimura
Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science,
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
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Message from the Winner

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for receiving the 2023 MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research. Since I reported on the research and analysis results of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in the first issue of JDR, I have published 36 papers on tsunami science and engineering, including papers on emergency responses, warning systems, and public awareness and education. The 2004 tsunami was a devastating one that hit an area where tsunami countermeasures had not been sufficiently implemented in the Indian Ocean, so it caused tremendous damage. It is said that more than 250,000 people, including foreign tourists, were killed. Seven years later, Japan suffered cascading disasters and effects, including an M9 earthquake and a huge tsunami, causing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident on the Pacific side of the Tohoku region of Japan. Interdisciplinary research covering cutting-edge science and technology is necessary in order to solve many problems and issues and to transfer the experiences and lessons learned at that time.It is a great honor for me to be able to report on the results of these activities through the JDR, and I would like to express again my gratitude to the JDR for bestowing such recognition. With this award, I would like to do further research related to disaster and risk reduction and natural disaster science, disseminating the results through journals.


Fumihiko Imamura
December 10, 2023
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MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2023 and the JDR Annual Awards 2023

Photo: From left to right, Dr. Haruo Hayashi (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research winner), and Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (Editor-in-Chief).


Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that the MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research and the JDR annual awards (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper, the JDR Award for the Most Downloaded Article, and the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer) of 2023 have been decided by the JDR editorial boards. The award ceremony was held on December 6, 2023 at Gakushikaikan, Tokyo, Japan. We congratulate the winners and sincerely wish for future success.

MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2023 and the JDR Annual Awards 2023

Photo: The winners and the JDR Editors at the ceremony. From the left in the lower row, Prof. Reo Kimura (the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer winner), Prof. Pei-Chun Shao (the JDR Award for the Most Downloaded Article winner), Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research winner), and Dr. Ryohei Kato (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper winner). From the left in the upper row, Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Haruo Hayashi (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Sumio Shinoda, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, and Prof. Keiko Tamura. Screen above the participants (remote participant), Dr. Noriko Shimasaki.


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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CITED PAPER 2023

Predictability of Precipitation Caused by Linear Precipitation Systems During the July 2017 Northern Kyushu Heavy Rainfall Event Using a Cloud-Resolving Numerical Weather Prediction Model

Ryohei Kato, Ken-ichi Shimose, and Shingo Shimizu
Vol.13 no.5 p.846-859 2018

Ryohei KatoKen-ichi ShimoseShingo Shimizu
Ryohei Kato
Chief Researcher, Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan
Ken-ichi Shimose
Associate Research Fellow, Flood and Landslide Research Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan
Shingo Shimizu
Senior Researcher, Flood and Landslide Research Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan

Message from the Winner

Thank you very much for this wonderful award. I am very honored to receive this award in the “most cited” category, which means that my research has been widely recognized, and I am very grateful to the JDR editorial board, reviewers, and co-authors.

The paper that received this honor was “Predictability of Precipitation Caused by Linear Precipitation Systems During the July 2017 Northern Kyushu Heavy Rainfall Event Using a Cloud-Resolving Numerical Weather Prediction Model.” This paper evaluates the predictability of a numerical weather prediction model and presents several key issues regarding the predictability of the 2017 torrential rains in northern Kyushu, rains which caused extensive damage. In particular, we showed that the stagnation of the linear precipitation systems (LPS) was difficult to predict and that the maximum rainfall was underestimated.

Our paper did not present a breakthrough finding; however, I believe that along with the increase in disasters caused by LPS after the publication of the paper, interest in research on forecasting LPS increased. Notably, our focus on the difficult-to-predict case attracted a great deal of attention and many citations. In the project that followed the publication of this paper, research was conducted on how to utilize such uncertain forecast information for disaster prevention, which led to the acquisition of a patent and the publication of new papers.

In the future, we will continue our research to improve the accuracy of forecasting not only LPS but also other extreme weather events, such as guerrilla rainstorms, thunderstorms, and hailstorms. We will also seek ways to utilize this forecast information for disaster prevention, with the aim of contributing to society.iving force that pushes us to continue to do research. We hope the JDR continues to be an important academic platform for the exchange of cutting-edge disaster research.


Ryohei Kato
December 11, 2023
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST DOWNLOADED ARTICLE 2023

Stampede Events and Strategies for Crowd Management

Chun-Hao Shao, Pei-Chun Shao, and Fang-Ming Kuo
Vol.14 no.7 p.949-958 2019

Chun-Hao ShaoPei-Chun ShaoFang-Ming Kuo
Chun-Hao Shao
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Disaster Management, Central Police University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Pei-Chun Shao
Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Disaster Management, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Fang-Ming Kuo
Secretary Officer, National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Message from the Winner

It is my pleasure to be recognized and receive an award from the Journal of Disaster Research for the article “Stampede Events and Strategies for Crowd Management,” published in November 2019. From the perspective of risk management, stampede events in public facilities are vital issues that occur during evacuations in urban areas due to the vulnerabilities that come with extremely high levels of urbanization.

As we have done since beginning our research, we will continue to focus on the issue of the evacuation of basic infrastructures, such as metro systems, domed stadiums, exhibition halls, etc., to explore strategies for disaster mitigation and deal with the relevant risk management, all based on 2D and 3D simulation methodology. I am sorry that cannot take part in the awards ceremony due to my teaching duties in my graduate school, but I deeply appreciate the reward given by the academic committee of the JDR.

I would also like to express my grateful appreciation for the support of my co-authors.

Thank you once again for the honor bestowed by the committee members, and we will continue working hard in the field of disaster management.


Chun-Hao Shao
December 6, 2023
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Message from the Winner

It is my honor to be awarded for the Most Downloaded Article 2023 by the Journal of Disaster Research. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the other two authors and to all the people who have cooperated with our research by giving their advice and comments.

Stampede incidents have occurred frequently in recent years, and how to prevent injuries and deaths in the crowds has become an important issue. We based the article we wrote on the lessons learned from stampede incidents in the past, verifying the significant factors involved in stampede incidents and the relationship between the crowds and spatial aspects through simulated case studies. We found in our research that knowing how to provide spatial and event planning for the safety of the crowds in the evacuation events would be necessary. In urban areas of Taiwan, there are large events in venues such as the Taipei Dome. We put our effort into continuing to discuss the application of evacuating planning, not only in terms of safety exits and evacuation routes but also suitable spatial design and management for the crowds in the buildings or areas in several situations, such as earthquakes or fires.

The number of times this paper has been downloaded since its publication four years ago shows us its practicality for both the academic and non-academic communities. We would like to express our appreciation to the people who read and supported this paper around the world; they provide a driving force that pushes us to continue to do research. We hope the JDR continues to be an important academic platform for the exchange of cutting-edge disaster research.


Pei-Chun Shao
December 6, 2023
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Message from the Winner

I am Fang-Ming Kuo, a Secretary Officer in the National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior. I have been working for the National Fire Agency (NFA) for about 13 years, since graduating in 2010 from the Department of Fire Science of the Central Police University.

Evacuation safety plays an important role in fire engineering design, and that is why I became interested in stampedes and started to do related research. As we have learned from case studies, human stampedes often occur at the exits and the neck nodes of crowd movements. Though their frequency is quite low, stampede events may cause a large number of casualties, and they have unimaginable negative social impact on public psychology. This was seen in 2022 after the stampede in Itaewon, Korea.

I deeply appreciate that the Journal of Disaster Research has awarded us this prize. It is also an honor to receive an award together with Professor Chun-Hao Shao. It is recognition that we have truly worked hard on this, and it encourages us to continue doing so in the future.


Fang-Ming Kuo
December 6, 2023
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CONTRIBUTORY REVIEWER 2023

Reo Kimura
Reo Kimura

Professor, University of Hyogo, Himeji, Japan


Message from the Winner

I am honored to receive the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer 2023. I understand that giving awards to reviewers is rare, even among academic journals.

I am on the editorial board of a different journal, and I have learned that securing excellent reviewers will ensure the quality of the journal and will be an important factor in determining its future success or decline. Considering this, I am very happy that I have been asked to serve as a reviewer for the JDR many times, as it means that I am trusted as one of its excellent reviewers.

The JDR is an interdisciplinary journal, so people from various fields, such as science, engineering, and social sciences and humanities submit papers. When I review a paper, one of my criteria is whether the paper is written in a way that someone from a different field can understand it. I hope that the papers published in the JDR will not be “closed” papers within one field but will instead elucidate disaster phenomena from various fields. By combining the results of each field, the JDR creates synergistic effects and produces innovative and excellent research results in disaster research.

I believe that the JDR’s bestowing this award on me is a signal that “We will continue to request peer reviews, so please continue to accept our requests.“ I would indeed like to continue to contribute to the further development of the JDR as a journal that publishes high-quality papers, and I sincerely thank the JDR very much for this prestigious award.


Reo Kimura
December 7, 2023
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Acknowledgments

The Journal of Disaster Research is full peer review journal. Our review process is supported by a large number of volunteer reviewers. The editorial board would like to appreciate their efforts and cooperation to maintain, to improve, and to refine the quality of the journal. We would list up the reviewers who have worked in Volume 18, in order to express our sincere gratitude for their cooperation. We would also hope their further support to our journal.

Reviewers for Vol.18

AKIHIRO, Hashimoto   ASADA, Yoshikazu   BORET, Sébastien Penmellen   CEFERINO, Luis
CHAN, Chung-Han   CHANG, Kuo-Hao   CHEN, Kate Huihsuan   DULAM, Rithika
DA SILVA, Paula F.   EGASHIRA, Shinji   ESCRIBANO MACIAS, Jose Javier   FUJIMOTO, Kazuo
FUJINO, Hidenori   FUKUSHIMA, Yo   GOHDA, Eiichi   HADA, Yasunori
HAMABATA, Takashi   HAYASHI, Haruo   HAYASHI, Shin-ichiro   HAYASHI, Shunji
HAYASHIDA, Takumi   HAYES, Josh   HEIDARZADEH, Mohammad   HIGUCHI, Chigusa
HIRAGA, Yusuke   HIRAYAMA, Nagahisa   HO, Lih-Der   HOSOKAWA, Masafumi
IIJIMA, Yoshio   IMAI, Hiroshi   IMAMURA, Daisuke   INABA, Yohei
INOGUCHI, Munenari   IOUALALEN, Mansour   ISE, Tadashi   ISHIWATARI, Mikio
ITO, Hiro-o   IWASAKI, Emiko   JIAMSANGUANWONG, Arisara   JIBIKI, Yasuhito
JOHNSTON, David   KACHI, Noriyasu   KAJITANI, Yoshio   KANEKO, Kensaku
KANNO, Taro   KARAKI, Hideaki   KARIKAWA, Daisuke   KASAI, Kazuhiko
KATAYAMA, Kazuhiko   KATO, Takaaki   KATSUHAMA, Yoshihiro   KAWAIKE, Kenji
KAWASAKI, Akiyuki   KAWATA, Yoshiaki   KIMURA, Reo   KINOSHITA, Atsuhiko
KISHIDA, Tadahiro   KOBAYASHI, Nobumichi   KOKOGAWA, Tomohiro   KOMORI, Daisuke
KONDO, Shinya   KONO, Tatsuhito   KOSHIMURA, Shunichi   KOSHIYAMA, Kenji
KOTANI, Hitomu   KOYAMA, Tomofumi   KURAOKA, Senro   KUSUNOKI, Koichi
KUWATA, Yasuko   LEE, Hsiang-Chieh   LEELAWAT, Natt   LI, Weisen
LIU, Yi-Chung Gloria   LUBASHEVSKIY, Vasily   LÓPEZ BÁTIZ, Oscar   MAEDA, Masaki
MAKI, Norio   MARUYAMA, Yoshihisa   MAS, Erick   MASUDA, Satoru
MASUDA, Yukihiro   MATSUDA, Kazuhiro   MATSUKAWA, Anna   MATSUOKA, Takayasu
MIYAJIMA, Masakatsu   MIYAKE, Hiroe   MIYAMOTO, Takashi   MIYOSHI, Shin-ichi
MIZUNO, Masayuki   MIZUYAMA, Takahisa   MORIGUCHI, Shuji   MORRIS, John F.
MOTOMURA, Kazushi   MUKAI, Yoichi   MURAO, Osamu   MUTREJA, Ankur
NAGAMATSU, Shingo   NAKAMURA, Takeshi   NAKANO, Genta   NAKASHIMA, Tadayoshi
NAKATANI, Kana   NAMEGAYA, Yuichi   NISHIKAWA, Satoru   NOJIMA, Nobuoto
NONOSE, Kohei   OCHI, Sae   OCHIAI, Tsutomu   OHKUSA, Yasushi
OHORI, Michihiro   OKA, Kohei   OKUYAMA, Junko   ONO, Takahiro
ONO, Yuichi   OTHMAN, Marini   OTSUYAMA, Kensuke   OZEKI, Toshihiro
PEÑA FIGUEROA, Edgar Armando   PRIBADI, Krishna Suryanto   PULIDO, Nelson   RAHAYU, Harkunti Pertiwia
SADOHARA, Satoru   SAITO, Taiki   SAKAI, Naoki   SAKAMOTO, Mayumi
SANDIKKAYA, Mustafa Abdullah   SATAKE, Kenji   SATO, Daiki   SATO, Keiichi
SATO, Nobuteru   SATO, Shosuke   SATO, Tadayuki   SAWADA, Masahiro
SEKIGUCHI, Toru   SELVA, Jacopo   SHARPANSKYKH, Alexei   SHEN, Su-min
SHINODA, Sumio   SHRESTHA, Badri Bhakta   SUTAPA, I Wayan   SUZUKI, Shingo
SUZUKI, Takanobu   TABATA, Kentaro   TAKAGI, Ryota   TAKAGI, Tatsuya
TAKARADA, Shinji   TAKIGUCHI, Katsuki   TAMEGURI, Takeshi   TAMURA, Keiko
TANAKA, Kenji   TANAKA, Satoshi   TATSUKI, Shigeo   TOUGE, Yoshiya
TSUBAKI, Michihiro   TSUCHIYA, Satoshi   TSUJI, Yoshinobu   TSUKAHARA, Kenichi
UEDA, Kimi   UKAWA, Motoo   WANG, Baoshan   WATABE, Kazuhito
WATANABE, Kenji   WATANABE, Toshiki   WATAYA, Eiko   YAMAGUCHI, Hiromichi
YAMANAKA, Hiroyasu   YAMAOKA, Koshun   YAMASAKI, Eiichi   YAMAZAKI, Fumio
YAMAZAKI, Takeshi   YASUDA, Nario   YOKOTA, Kenji   YOKOYAMA, Hitoshi
YORIFUJI, Takashi   YOSHIDA, Haruka   YOSHIDA, Satoshi   YOSHIDA, Yuki
YOSHIDA, Yutaka   YOSHIKAWA, Yasuhiro   YUKUTAKE, Yohei   YÜCEMEN, Mehmet Semih


























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Call for 2024 MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research Nominations

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Candidate for nomination
Anyone whose work in the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) has contributed greatly to
progress in disaster research is eligible to be nominated for the MURAKAMI Suminao Award.
The nominee may be an author, a guest editor of a special issue, or a reviewer in JDR. No
limitations are placed on the date or period of the achievement being considered.

 

Selection
The JDR Editorial Board evaluates nominees and selects one winner at maximum each year.

 

Commendation
The winner of the Award will be notified in autumn each year. The winner will be invited to the
award ceremony and will receive a certificate and a commemorative gift. The winner’s name,
the reasons for the Award, and the selection process will be published in the JDR and on its
Website.

 

Nominating a Candidate
Anyone can be nominated for this Award by posting or emailing a nomination form to the
following address/email address. The nomination form can be downloaded on the Award
Website.

 

Nomination Deadline
Nominations for this Award must reach the following postal/email address by
May 15, 2024 (Friday) Japan time.

 

Nomination form: 

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Send nomination forms to the following destination:
JDR Editorial Office, Fuji Technology Press Ltd.
Ichigo Otemachi North Bldg. 2F
1-15-7 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5577-3851 / Fax: +81-3-5577-3861
E-mail: disaster@fujipress.jp
*Note: Write “MURAKAMI Award Nominee” in the email title field or as the first line of the postal mail address.

 

Award Website:
https://www.fujipress.jp/category/award/?journal=dsstr

 

Documents:
Any paper published in the JDR can be downloaded online at the JDR Website for free.
https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr/
Most downloaded papers during a month may be accessed at https://www.fujipress.jp/most-viewed/

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2023

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2023

Visualization Method Corresponding to Regression Problems and Its Application to Deep Learning-Based Gaze Estimation Model

Daigo Kanda, Shin Kawai, and Hajime Nobuhara
Vol.24 no.5 p.676-684 2020

Daigo KandaShin KawaiHajime Nobuhara
Daigo Kanda
University of Tsukuba
Shin Kawai
University of Tsukuba
Hajime Nobuhara
University of Tsukuba

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2023

Fig. (From left to right) Prof. Hajime Nobuhara, Mr. Daigo Kanda, and Dr. Shin Kawai received a plaque and certificates of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2023.

Message from the Winner

We are truly humbled and deeply honored to have been chosen as recipients of the JACIII Best Paper Awards for 2023. This recognition is not only a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work but also a reflection of the collective efforts and encouragement from the wider research community. We would like to extend our profound gratitude to the esteemed members of the JACIII Editorial Committee, the dedicated administrative staff, the meticulous reviewers, and every individual who has supported and championed this journal.
The awarded papers focus on adapting the widely-used techniques in explainable AI, Gradient-weighted Class Activation Mapping (Grad-CAM), to address regression problems. Moreover, they address significant challenges of deep learning-based gaze estimation algorithms: the black-box problem.
Through these studies, we believe we have expanded the applicability of explainable AI and contributed to the development of AI systems that humans can trust.
We anticipate that the domain of human-centered AI will continue to expand, and the fields exploring these areas will become increasingly diverse. Journals such as the JACIII, which cover a broad range of topics from foundational to applied research, will undoubtedly grow in significance for researchers like us.
We are committed to advancing research of the highest caliber and meeting the expectations of all stakeholders. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for these prestigious awards.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2023

LSTM Network Classification of Dexterous Individual Finger Movements

Christopher Millar, Nazmul Siddique, and Emmett Kerr
Vol.26 no.2 p.113-124 2022

Christopher MillarNazmul SiddiqueEmmett Kerr
Christopher Millar
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, Ulster University
Nazmul Siddique
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, Ulster University
Emmett Kerr
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, Ulster University

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2023

Fig. Mr. Christopher Millar holding a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2023.

Message from the Winner

Hello fellow researchers and academics,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the JACIII and Fuji Technology Press for publishing my paper and giving me the prestigious award of “Young Researcher Award 2023.” It is a privilege and an honor for my work to be showcased in the JACIII and to present at the associated CCS conference. Our paper, “LSTM Network Classification of Dexterous Individual Finger Movements,” was the first that was produced as part of my research into using LSTM networks to classify sEMG signals. Typically, this type of network has been applied to natural language processing or other sequential data sequences, but we have applied it to bio-signal classification. This was the first step toward achieving our goal of developing a system that can classify complex hand gestures and other grasping movements for potential application with anthropomorphic robotic hands.
Furthermore, I would like to thank the team of editors that provided me with crucial feedback throughout the submission process and helped me to refine my submission. I would also like thank everyone who read my paper and found it helpful or of some interest. Finally, I wish to thank my family for supporting me throughout this process and my supervisors for helping me write a paper worthy of such an award.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2023

Automatic Neonatal Alertness State Classification Based on Facial Expression Recognition

Kento Morita, Nobu C. Shirai, Harumi Shinkoda, Asami Matsumoto, Yukari Noguchi, Masako Shiramizu, and Tetsushi Wakabayashi
Vol.26 no.2 p.188-195 2022

Kento MoritaNobu C. ShiraiHarumi ShinkodaAsami MatsumotoYukari NoguchiMasako ShiramizuTetsushi Wakabayashi
Kento Morita
Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University
Nobu C. Shirai
Center for Information Technologies and Networks, Mie University
Harumi Shinkoda
Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University
Asami Matsumoto
Suzuka University of Medical Science
Yukari Noguchi
St. Mary College
Masako Shiramizu
Kyushu University Hospital
Tetsushi Wakabayashi
Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2023

Fig. Dr. Kento Morita holding a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2023.

Message from the Winner

I am immensely proud to have received the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2023. I would like to express my gratitude to the JACIII editorial board, award committee members, and co-authors.
Our paper, entitled “Automatic Neonatal Alertness State Classification Based on Facial Expression Recognition,” proposes a video image analysis and machine learning classification system, based sleep-wake states, for neonates in neonatal intensive care unit.
Based on Brazelton’s alertness definitions, the proposed method uses machine learning to categorize sleep-wake states into four or six classes. Since the input data are the video images of neonates, the proposed method extracts the histogram of oriented gradients (HoG) or the gradient feature from each slice, and these are then merged in an average merge or a standard deviation merge. The experimental results show that the weighted support vector machine classifier using the HoG feature and average merging achieves the highest classification performance.
We are currently working on developing a hybrid model that combines facial expression and body motion for the alertness state classification. Lastly, I am considering continuing our collaborative research in the medical engineering field in the future.


JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2023

Fig. The winner of the Best Paper Award, editorial boards, and editorial staff on the online ceremony. First row from left to right: Prof. Kaoru Hirota (Editor-in-Chief), editorial staff, Mr. Daigo Kanda (the BPA winner), and Prof. Hajime Nobuhara (the BPA winner). Second: Prof. Kewei Chen, Dr. Fangyan Dong, Prof. Junzo Watada, Prof. Yasufumi Takama, and Prof. Yoichiro Maeda. Third: Prof. Yutaka Hata, Prof. Kiyohiko Uehara, Prof. Jinhua She, and Prof. Kazuteru Miyazaki. Fourth: Prof. Tomohiro Yoshikawa, and Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima.











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The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2023

Sensor-Integrated Tool for Self-Optimizing Single-Lip Deep Hole Drilling

Robert Wegert, Mohammad Alaa Alhamede, Vinzenz Guski, Siegfried Schmauder, and Hans-Christian Möhring
Vol.16 no.2 p.126-137 2022

 Robert Wegert   Mohammad Alaa Alhamede  Vinzenz Guski  Siegfried Schmauder  Hans-Christian Möhring 
 Robert Wegert 
 Universität Stuttgart 
  Mohammad Alaa Alhamede 
 Universität Stuttgart 
 Vinzenz Guski 
 Universität Stuttgart 
 Siegfried Schmauder 
 Universität Stuttgart 
 Hans-Christian Möhring 
 Universität Stuttgart 

The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023

Photo: The Best Paper Award winner receive certificate. Left: Prof. Emeritus Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief, The University of Tokyo). Right: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Möhring (the Best Paper Award winner, Universität Stuttgart).

The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023

Photo: Left to right: Prof. Yasuhiro Kakinuma (Keio University), Prof. Hayato Yoshioka (The University of Tokyo), Prof. Emeritus Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-inChief, The University of Tokyo), Prof. Dr.- Ing. Hans-Christian Möhring (the Best Paper Award winner, Universität Stuttgart), Prof. Emeritus Toshimichi Moriwaki (Kobe University / Setsunan University), Prof. Emeritus Tojiro Aoyama (Keio University), and Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kyoto University).

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IJAT BEST REVIEW AWARD 2023

Magnetic Levitation Technology for Precision Motion Systems: A Review and Future Perspectives

Lei Zhou and Jingjie Wu
Vol.16 no.4 p.386-402 2022

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Lei Zhou
The University of Texas at Austin
Jingjie Wu
The University of Texas at Austin

The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023

Photo: The Best Review Award winners receive certificates with award plaque. Left: Mr. Jingjie Wu (the Best Review Award winner, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Right: Assoc. Prof. Lei Zhou (the Best Review Award winner, University of Wisconsin-Madison)




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MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2022 and the JDR Annual Awards 2022

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MURAKAMI SUMINAO AWARD FOR DISASTER RESEARCH 2022 WINNER

Hideaki Karaki
Hideaki Karaki

The University of Tokyo

Testimonial

Presenting the MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2022

It is our great pleasure to present the MURAKAMI Suminao Award to Prof. Hideaki Karaki.

Professor Karaki has made outstanding contributions to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) as an important member of the JDR editorial board for a long time. He is Professor Emeritus, in the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, at The University of Tokyo, and he is a former president of Foundation of Food Safety and Security. His major contributions to the JDR have been in the area of medical disasters such as infectious disease pandemics. The JDR covers various kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, such as geological, hydrological, or microbial disasters, and medical or infectious disease disasters are also important to mention. His excellent manuscripts have also been in the JDR. Furthermore, he has comprehensive knowledge of various fields in addition to his field of specialization. He has had a long career as an editor of the JDR, and his opinions in editorial meetings have always been valuable.

Thus, his contributions to the JDR make him very deserving of the MURAKAMI Suminao Award.

I wish to thank to Professor Karaki for his contributions and to congratulate him as the winner of the Award.


Sumio Shinoda
Professor Emeritus, Okayama University, Japan
Past Director, Collaborative Research Center of Okayama University
for Infectious Diseases in India, Okayama University, Japan
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Message from the Winner

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research 2022 and the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer 2022. It has been a great pleasure to serve on the editorial board for many years, and I have had the opportunity to talk with distinguished members of the editorial board who specialize in natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods, which are completely outside my field of expertise, biology and medicine, and who have greatly broadened my perspective.

The saying goes that disasters come just when you forget about them, but we have been in a situation recently where disasters come before we forget about them. There have been so many disasters: the panic that began with the discovery of cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Japan in 2001, the simultaneous terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan around the same time, the poisoning of frozen dumplings made in China in 2007, the Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, the COVID-19 problem that has continued from 2019 to the present, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2022 and the resulting energy crisis and food shortages, as well as earthquakes, torrential rains, landslides, and typhoons that have occurred every year.

The purpose of JDR, I believe, would be to stimulate research on these disasters, thereby providing a basis for the development of technologies for disaster prevention and control. In this regard, I have been concerned about the distance between science and technology: in the case of COVID-19, research on the causative virus, combined with messenger RNA vaccine technology, led to the fastest vaccine ever developed. On the other hand, the development of a cure has been slow, and the only treatment for pneumonia has been the old-fashioned one. Recently, antiviral drugs have been developed, but their efficacy has yet to be determined.

There are many reasons for the distance between science and technology, and I hope that the research results published in JDR will play a role in reducing that distance.


On my 81st Birthday,
Hideaki Karaki
December 3, 2022
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Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that the MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research and the JDR annual awards (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper, the JDR Award for the Most Downloaded Article, and the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer) of 2022 have been decided by the JDR editorial boards. The award ceremony was held on November 30, 2022 in hybrid style (both on-site and online). We congratulate the winners and sincerely wish for future success.

MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2022 and the JDR Annual Awards 2022

Photo: The certificates and plaques of MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research and the JDR Award for the Most Contributory Reviewer were presented to the winner, Prof. Hideaki Karaki.

MURAKAMI Suminao Award 2022 and the JDR Annual Awards 2022

Photo: The winners and the JDR Editors at the ceremony. From the left in the upper row, Prof. Keiko Tamura, Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (Editor-in-Chief), an editorial staff, Dr. Nobuyuki Morikawa (the JDR Award for the Most Downloaded Article winner), an editorial staff, Dr. Narumi Takahashi (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper winner), Dr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (President of the Fuji Technology Press Ltd.), Dr. Haruo Hayashi (Editor-in-Chief), and Dr. Syunsuke Ikeda; from the left in lower row, Dr. Wen Liu (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper winner) and Dr. Takuya Tsugawa (the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper winner).


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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CITED PAPER 2022

Extraction of Collapsed Buildings in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Using Multi-Temporal PALSAR-2 Data

Wen Liu and Fumio Yamazaki
Vol.12 no.2 p.241-250 2017

Wen LiuFumio Yamazaki
Wen Liu
Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University
Fumio Yamazaki
Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University

Message from the Winner

It is my honor to receive the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper 2022. I would sincerely like to thank the JDR editorial office, reviewers, and my co-author, Professor Yamazaki, for their support.

The paper that received this honor was “Extraction of Collapsed Buildings in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Using Multi-Temporal PALSAR-2 Data.” In this work, we proposed three change indices for evaluating the damage to buildings in Mashiki Town, Kumamoto Prefecture that were severely affected by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. The indices were calculated from two pre- and one co-event ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 images. The most valid factor was adopted by comparing the extracted results with the reference data from field surveys. The factor was then applied to larger affected areas of Kumamoto City and its surroundings. In this work, the ALOS-2 proved to very effective in recognizing damages caused by nature disasters.

This work has been cited by 21 journal papers as of December 2022. I am grateful to the editorial board of the JDR for affording us the opportunity to have this work published. We hope our results in this paper will help even more scientific works. Encouraged by this award, we will continue to conduct future investigations to further disaster prevention and management.


Wen Liu
December 8, 2022
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CITED PAPER 2022

Real-Time Tsunami Prediction System Using DONET

Narumi Takahashi, Kentaro Imai, Masanobu Ishibashi, Kentaro Sueki, Ryoko Obayashi, Tatsuo Tanabe, Fumiyasu Tamazawa, Toshitaka Baba, and Yoshiyuki Kaneda
Vol.12 no.4 p.766-774 2017

Narumi TakahashiKentaro ImaiMasanobu IshibashiKentaro Sueki
Narumi Takahashi
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Kentaro Imai
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Masanobu Ishibashi
Wakayama Prefecture
Kentaro Sueki
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Ryoko ObayashiTatsuo TanabeFumiyasu TamazawaToshitaka BabaYoshiyuki Kaneda
Ryoko Obayashi
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Tatsuo Tanabe
NTT Data CCS Corporation
Fumiyasu Tamazawa
NTT Data CCS Corporation
Toshitaka Baba
Tokushima University
Yoshiyuki Kaneda
Kagawa University

Message from the Winner

We are very honored to receive the prestigious JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper 2022. The winning paper, “Real-Time Tsunami Prediction System Using DONET,” discusses a system that uses data from the Dense Oceanfloor Network system for Earthquakes and Tsunamis (DONET), which was installed in the rupture areas of the 1944 Tonankai and 1946 Nankai earthquakes in order to instantly generate and visualize tsunami prediction information. The forecast information from this system consists of tsunami arrival time, maximum tsunami height, tsunami inundation area, and inundation depth distribution. The system, which visualizes and distributes forecast information for areas where users need it as a supplement to the tsunami information provided nationwide by the Japan Meteorological Agency, has been introduced in Wakayama Prefecture, Mie Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and the city of Owase, as well as by Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. After DONET was installed in the Tonankai rupture area, we were considering the possibility of using DONET data regionally, and we developed the system as results of discussions with Wakayama Prefecture and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. Under the concept that the users themselves would be operating the system, we intended to make the system as simple and easy to understand as possible, and to reduce costs by minimizing the number of hardware units. We also considered making the system flexible and scalable, recognizing that each user has a different way of how to use the tsunami forecast information. We were able to receive this award thanks to the cooperation of the people who were involved in many discussions with us during the process of establishing the concept. We will not become complacent going forward, but will continue to improve our system in ways that reflect the opinions of the users. We would like to thank everyone who has cited this paper with their interests.


Narumi Takahashi
December 16, 2022
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CITED PAPER 2022

Total Electron Content Observations by Dense Regional and Worldwide International Networks of GNSS

Takuya Tsugawa, Michi Nishioka, Mamoru Ishii, Kornyanat Hozumi, Susumu Saito, Atsuki Shinbori, Yuichi Otsuka, Akinori Saito, Suhaila M. Buhari, Mardina Abdullah, and Pornchai Supnithi
Vol.13 no.3 p.535-545 2018

Takuya TsugawaMichi NishiokaMamoru IshiiKornyanat Hozumi
Takuya Tsugawa
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Michi Nishioka
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Mamoru Ishii
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Kornyanat Hozumi
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Susumu SaitoAtsuki ShinboriYuichi OtsukaAkinori Saito
Susumu Saito
National Institute of Maritime, Port, and Aviation Technology
Atsuki Shinbori
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Yuichi Otsuka
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Akinori Saito
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Suhaila M. BuhariMardina AbdullahPornchai Supnithi
Suhaila M. Buhari
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Mardina Abdullah
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Pornchai Supnithi
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Message from the Winner

I am very honored to receive the JDR Award for the Most Cited Paper 2022, and I am very grateful to the editorial board and staff of the Journal of Disaster Research. The paper, “Total Electron Content Observations by Dense Regional and Worldwide International Networks of GNSS,” reviews our research related to ionospheric observations using GNSS receiver networks. Since the late 1990s, the rapid development of GNSS receiver networks has made it possible to observe the ionosphere in two dimensions with high temporal and spatial resolution, revealing new features of various ionospheric phenomena. Ionospheric observation using GNSS receiver networks has become an indispensable method of observation in the space weather field. After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, it was revealed that various atmospheric waves excited by earthquakes and tsunamis propagated up to the ionosphere and caused ionospheric variations, suggesting the possibility of tsunami monitoring using ionospheric observations. We are also working on the standardization of ionospheric data formatting to achieve even higher spatial resolution and wider coverage of ionospheric observation using GNSS receiver networks through international cooperation. Encouraged by this award, we will continue our research and development efforts with a view to applying this technology not only to space weather but also to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.


Takuya Tsugawa
December 20, 2022
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST DOWNLOADED ARTICLE 2022

A New Ground Motion Prediction Equation for Japan Applicable up to M9 Mega-Earthquake

Nobuyuki Morikawa and Hiroyuki Fujiwara
Vol.8 no.5 p.878-888 2013

Nobuyuki MorikawaHiroyuki Fujiwara
Nobuyuki Morikawa
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Hiroyuki Fujiwara
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience

Message from the Winner

We are very honored to receive the JDR Award for the Most Downloaded Article 2022, a new award from the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR).

After the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake, it is now said that a magnitude 9-class earthquake could occur in the Nankai Trough, and it is necessary for us to know how strong ground motion (shaking) we will experience during such a great earthquake in order to take countermeasures. In this paper, we developed a new seismic motion prediction model that is applicable to M9-class earthquakes. We did this by adding the strong-motion records of the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake to the many records accumulated by various organizations since the 1950s. We would like to express our gratitude to all the organizations that provided us with their valuable records.

Nearly 10 years have passed since the publication of the paper, and the records accumulated during that time have helped us to recognize the usefulness of our proposed model. We understand that our paper is still being downloaded in large numbers today and that our model is now being used not only in research but also in practice.

As natural disasters occur more frequently in Japan and around the world, we hope that JDR will continue to grow and develop as an international source of useful knowledge on natural disasters.


Nobuyuki Morikawa
December 8, 2022
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JDR AWARD FOR THE MOST CONTRIBUTORY REVIEWER 2022

Hideaki Karaki
Hideaki Karaki

The University of Tokyo


Acknowledgments

The Journal of Disaster Research is full peer review journal. Our review process is supported by a large number of volunteer reviewers. The editorial board would like to appreciate their efforts and cooperation to maintain, to improve, and to refine the quality of the journal. We would list up the reviewers who have worked in Volume 17, in order to express our sincere gratitude for their cooperation. We would also hope their further support to our journal.

Reviewers for Vol.17
AKITOMI, Shinji   ALBINI, Paola   AMANO, Kensaku   ARAKAWA, Soichi
ASAI, Ayumi   BABA, Toshitaka   BANBA, Michiko   BENIYA, Shohei
BHATTACHARYA, Yasmin   BORET, Sébastien Penmellen   CHARBONNIER, Sylvain J.
CHATTERJEE, Ranit   CHIBA, Tatsuro   CHIBA, Yohei   CHOWDHURY, Shehla
COSTA, Antonio   DEL CARLO, Paola   EBARA, Masaharu   EBINA, Yuichi
EGAWA, Shinichi   FUJIKURA, Ryo   FUJIMI, Toshio   FUJIWARA, Osamu
FUMOTO, Shinichi   FURUMURA, Takashi   FURUYA, Naoyuki   FURUYA, Osamu
GOKON, Hideomi   GRAETTINGER, Alison H.   GRESSE, Marceau   HADA, Yasunori
HAMABATA, Takashi   HAMADA, Morihisa   HANASAKI, Naota   HARADA, Eiji
HASEGAWA, Takeshi   HASHIMOTO, Masakazu   HAYASHI, Haruo   HAYASHI, Isao
HAYASHI, Shunji   HIRAMATSU, Yoshihiro   HONJO, Yuichi   HORIE, Kei
HOSOKAWA, Masafumi   IALNAZOV, Dimiter Savov   ICHIKAWA, Yutaka   ICHIKO, Taro
IGUCHI, Masato   IIJIMA, Yoshio   IMAMURA, Daisuke   INAGAKI, Keiko
INO, Eri   INOGUCHI, Munenari   ISHIHARA, Ryoga   ISHII, Kensuke
ISHIWATARI, Mikio   ISHIZAKI, Yasuo   IWATA, Tomotaka   IYER, Monica
IZBEKOV, Pavel   IZUMI, Takako   JEONG, Byeongpyo   KAI, Tatsuro
KAMITANI, Wataru   KANDA, Wataru   KANEKO, Shinji   KANO, Yasuyuki
KARAKI, Hideaki   KATAYAMA, Kazuhiko   KATO, Naoyuki   KAWABATA, Takuya
KAWAIKE, Kenji   KAWASAKI, Akiyuki   KAWASAKI, Kota   KHOMSAN, Ali
KIMURA, Reo   KITAHARA, Kei   KOBAYASHI, Nobumichi   KODAKA, Akira
KOMATSU, Toshimitsu   KOMORI, Daisuke   KOSHIMURA, Shunichi   KOSHIYAMA, Kenji
KOUMOTO, Hiroko   KOYAMA, Maki   KOYAMA, Masato   KOYAMA, Takao
KOYAMA, Tomofumi   KURODA, Teruo   LEE, Yanling Sophia   MAENO, Fukashi
MAGILL, Christina   MAKI, Norio   MALY, Elizabeth   MANEE, Donpapob
MANNEN, Kazutaka   MARUYA, Hiroaki   MATEO, Cherry May   MATSUKAWA, Anna
MATSUSHIMA, Nobuo   MATSUSHIMA, Takeshi   MCCLAIN, Shanna N.   MINAMI, Takuto
MIURA, Hiroyuki   MIWA, Takahiro   MIYABUCHI, Yasuo   MIYAMOTO, Kuniaki
MIYOSHI, Shin-ichi   MOE, Idham   MORITA, Daichi   MORITA, Masaaki
MORITA, Yuichi   MOTOMURA, Kazushi   MOTOYUI, Shojiro   MUHARI, Abdul
MUKAI, Kengo   MULYASARI, Farah   MUNEKANE, Hiroshi   MURAO, Osamu
NAGAI, Daisuke   NAGAMATSU, Shingo   NAGAMI, Kozo   NAGATA, Toshimitsu
NAGATSUMA, Tsutomu   NAKANO, Genta   NAKAU, Koji   NAKAYA, Hiroaki
NAKAYAMA, Keisuke   NAKAYAMA, Mikiyasu   NASU, Masao   NISHIKAWA, Satoru
NOJIMA, Nobuoto   NUMADA, Muneyoshi   OGINO, Kaoru   OHARA, Miho
OHKUSA, Yasushi   OHMI, Shiro   OHNO, Ayumu   OHTOMO, Shoji
OKAMATSU, Akiko   OKAZAKI, Taichiro   OKUNO, Mitsuru   ONO, Takahiro
ONO, Yuichi   OTSUYAMA, Kensuke   OZEKI, Toshihiro   PROIETTI, Cristina
PUTIRKA, Keith   RAMAMURTHY, Thandavarayan   RANGSIWANICHPONG, Prem
RASMY, Mohamed   RIAHI, Vahid   ROCHE, Olivier   SAITO, Takeshi
SAKAI, Shinichi   SAKAMOTO, Maiko   SAKAMOTO, Mayumi   SAKATA, Tomohiko
SARARIT, Titaya   SASAKI, Daisuke   SATAKE, Kenji   SATO, Eiichi
SATO, Shosuke   SATO, Tomonori   SAWADA, Masahiro   SAYAMA, Takahiro
SCOLLO, Simona   SHAW, Rajib   SHIMAMOTO, Tadashi   SHIMIZU, Yasuyuki
SHINODA, Sumio   SHIOBARA, Hajime   SHIOTA, Sumiko   SHOJI, Daigo
SUGIMORI, Reiko   SUGIURA, Mikiko   SUMARWAN, Ujang   SUMI, Tetsuya
SUPPASRI, Anawat   SURJAN, Akhilesh   SUZUKI, Shingo   SUZUKI, Yujiro
TADOKORO, Keiichi   TAISNE, Benoit   TAKAGI, Tatsuya   TAKAHASHI, Makoto
TAKENOUCHI, Kensuke   TAKEUCHI, Shingo   TAMURA, Keiko   TANAKA, Kenji
TANAKA, Ryo   TANAKA, Satoshi   TANIOKA, Yuichiro   TATSUKI, Shigeo
TEBAKARI, Taichi   TERUMOTO, Kiyomine   TSUDA, Toshihide   TSUKAHARA, Kenichi
UCHIMURA, Taro   UESAWA, Shimpei   UMEMOTO, Michitaka   USUI, Yoshiya
UY, Noralene   VINAYAVEKHIN, Sukrit   WAKAZUKI, Yasutaka   WANG, Da-Hong
WANG, Qingyu   WANG, Qinxue   WATABE, Kazuhito   WATANABE, Kenji
WATANABE, Yasuharu   WRIGHT, Heather M.   YAMAMOTO, Takahiro
YAMAMOTO CHIKASADA, Naotaka   YAMANAKA, Hiroyasu   YAMASHIKI, Yosuke Alexandre
YAMASHIRO, Tetsu   YAMASHITA, Tetsuo   YASUDA, Atsushi   YOKOTA, Kenji
YOSHII, Takumi   YOSHIKAWA, Yasuhiro   ZHAO, Chongjin


































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JRM Best Paper Award 2022

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2022

300-N Class Convex-Based Telescopic Manipulator and Trial for 3-DOF Parallel Mechanism Robot

Takashi Kei Saito, Kento Onodera, Riku Seino, Takashi Okawa, and Yasushi Saito
Vol.33 no.1 p.141-150 2021

Takashi Kei SaitoKento OnoderaRiku SeinoTakashi OkawaYasushi Saito
Takashi Kei Saito
Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Kento Onodera
Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Riku Seino
Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Takashi Okawa
Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Yasushi Saito
KYB-YS Co., Ltd., Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2022

Photo Award winners receive certificates with an honorarium. Left: Mr. Yasushi Saito (Winner, KYB-YS Co., Ltd., Japan). Center: Prof. Takashi Kei Saito (Winner, Akita Prefectural University, Japan). Right: Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University, Japan).

JRM Best Paper Award 2022

Photo Winners, JRM editors, and publishing staffs participated in the ceremony. First line from the left: Mr. Yasushi Saito (winner), Prof. Takashi Kei Saito (winner), Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief). Second line from the left: Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher), Prof. Gentiane Venture, Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa, Prof. Takayuki Tanaka, Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (publisher).

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2022

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2022

Three-Mode Fuzzy Co-Clustering Based on Probabilistic Concept and Comparison with FCM-Type Algorithms

Katsuhiro Honda, Issei Hayashi, Seiki Ubukata, and Akira Notsu
Vol.25 no.4 p.478-488 2021

Katsuhiro HondaIssei HayashiSeiki UbukataAkira Notsu
Katsuhiro Honda
Osaka Prefecture University
Issei Hayashi
Osaka Prefecture University
Seiki Ubukata
Osaka Prefecture University
Akira Notsu
Osaka Prefecture University

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2022

Fig. Prof. Katsuhiro Honda received a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2022 on behalf of the authors.

Message from the Winner

It is our great honor to be selected for the JACIII’s Best Paper Award 2022, and we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the JACIII editorial board and office members, the reviewers, and all the supporters of this journal. Our paper, “Three-Mode Fuzzy Co-Clustering Based on Probabilistic Concept and Comparison with FCM-Type Algorithms,” was first motivated by our desire to utilize three-mode co-occurrence information in collaborative recommendations, such that personalized food recommendations can be realized by considering not only user-food preference tendencies but also intrinsic user-ingredient preferences. In the proposed method, fuzzy partitioning is achieved by introducing a probabilistic concept into a fuzzy c-means type of clustering, and the degree of partition fuzziness can be tuned through comparison with the fuzziness degree of probabilistic models. The proposed method is therefore supported by the advantages of both fuzzy set theory and probability theory, and it is expected to develop a new direction in fuzzy-probability hybridization.
Finally, we would like to once again express our sincere gratitude to all those involved in the JACIII journal, and we hope that it will continue to publish papers that pioneer new fields of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2022

Path Planning Based on Improved Hybrid A* Algorithm

Bijun Tang, Kaoru Hirota, Xiangdong Wu, Yaping Dai, and Zhiyang Jia
Vol.25 no.1 p.64-72 2021

Bijun TangKaoru HirotaXiangdong WuYaping DaiZhiyang Jia
Bijun Tang
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Xiangdong Wu
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Yaping Dai
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Zhiyang Jia
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2022

Fig. Mr. Bijun Tang holding a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2022.

Message from the Winner

Thank you to the JACIII editorial board for giving me the award. I am honored to receive it. This paper is thanks to the guidance of my teacher, Professor Hirota.
This paper, “Path Planning Based on Improved Hybrid A* Algorithm,” is a study of the Hybrid A* algorithm. In this paper, the artificial potential field (APF) concept is applied in order to optimize the paths generated by the Hybrid A* algorithm. The generated path not only satisfies the non-holonomic constraints of the vehicle but is also smooth, and it keeps a comfortable distance from the obstacle at the same time.
Once again, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this paper and made it possible for me to receive this award. I hope the JACIII journal has more and more excellent papers in the future.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2022

Recommendation System Based on Generative Adversarial Network with Graph Convolutional Layers

Takato Sasagawa, Shin Kawai, and Hajime Nobuhara
Vol.25 no.4 p.389-396 2021

Takato SasagawaShin KawaiHajime Nobuhara
Takato Sasagawa
Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba
Shin Kawai
Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba
Hajime Nobuhara
Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2022

Fig. Mr. Takato Sasagawa holding a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2022.

Message from the Winner

I am truly honored to have been selected for the prestigious JACIII Young Researcher Award 2022. I sincerely appreciate the co-authors, the editorial office of JACIII, the reviewers, and the laboratory members.
It has been almost three years since 2019 when we worked on this paper related to recommendation algorithms. Companies such as YouTube, Amazon, and Netflix, which are also the background of our research, have increased in scale since that time, and content on the Internet continues to grow at a phenomenal pace.
In this context, the influence of recommendation algorithms is significant, and expectations for their performance improvement seem to be escalating day by day.
This research is to create recommendation data using a generative system that is based on graph convolution. Generative systems have already achieved remarkable success in pictures and photographs, and I believe their application fields will further expand.
We can also expect further developments in the field of recommendation systems. I am confident that our paper in the JACIII will contribute to the future development of this field.
Once again, it is a great pleasure for me to receive this prestigious award for our research, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude.
I believe this award and commendation will be a great encouragement to all students and researchers who are working on the recommendation algorithm.
I also wish for the development of the JACIII and the field of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics.


JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2022

Fig. The winners of the Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards, editorial boards, and editorial staffs on the online ceremony. First row from left to right: Prof. Kaoru Hirota (Editor-in-Chief), editorial staffs, Prof. Toshio Fukuda (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Hiroki Shibata, and Prof. Jinhua She. Second: Dr. Seiki Ubukata, Dr. Hajime Nobuhara, Dr. Kento Morita, Prof. Yasuhumi Takama, and Prof. Kazuteru Miyazaki. Third: Prof. Katsuhiro Honda (the BPA winner), Dr. Yoichi Yamazaki, Prof. Kewei Chen, Prof. Yoichiro Maeda, and Dr. Shin Kawai. Fourth: Prof. Keigo Watanabe, Mr. Takato Sasagawa (the YRA winner), Mr. Bijun Tang (the YRA winner), Ms. RongLi Li, and Prof. Isao Hayashi.











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The Best Paper Award 2022 and The Special Paper Award 2022

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2022

Vibration Mode and Motion Trajectory Simulations of an Articulated Robot by a Dynamic Model Considering Joint Bearing Stiffness

Ryuta Sato, Yuya Ito, Shigeto Mizuura, and Keiichi Shirase
Vol.15 no.5 p.631-640 2021

 Ryuta Sato   Yuya Ito  Shigeto Mizuura  Keiichi Shirase 
 Ryuta Sato 
 Kobe University 
  Yuya Ito 
 DAIHEN Corporation 
 Shigeto Mizuura 
 DAIHEN Corporation 
 Keiichi Shirase 
 Kobe University 

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IJAT SPECIAL PAPER AWARD 2022

High-Precision Mobile Robotic Manipulator for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

Shinichi Inoue, Akihisa Urata, Takumi Kodama, Tobias Huwer, Yuya Maruyama, Sho Fujita, Hidenori Shinno, and Hayato Yoshioka
Vol.15 no.5 p.651-660 2021

Shinichi InoueAkihisa UrataTakumi KodamaTobias HuwerYuya MaruyamaSho FujitaHidenori ShinnoHayato Yoshioka
Shinichi Inoue
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Akihisa Urata
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Takumi Kodama
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Tobias Huwer
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Yuya Maruyama
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Sho Fujita
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Hidenori Shinno
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hayato Yoshioka
Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Best Paper Award 2022 and The Special Paper Award 2022

Photo: The Best Paper Award winners, the Special Paper Award winners, IJAT editors, and publishing staff. The first row (left to right): Prof. Emeritus Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief, The University of Tokyo), publishing staff, Prof. Ryuta Sato (the Best Paper Award winner, Nagoya University), Mr. Tobias Huwer, Dr. Akihisa Urata, Dr. Sho Fujita, and Mr. Takumi Kodama (the Special Paper Award winners, Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.). The second row (left to right): Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kyoto University), Prof. Keiichi Shirase (the Best Paper Award winner, Kobe University), Prof. Hayato Yoshioka (the Special Paper Award winner / The University of Tokyo), Prof. Tatsuaki Furumoto (Kanazawa University), and Prof. Yasuhiro Kakinuma (Keio University). The third row (left to right): Prof. Emeritus Nobuyuki Moronuki (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Prof. Rei Hino (Nagoya University), Assoc. Prof. Yukie Nagai (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Prof. Keiichi Nakamoto (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), and Dr. Masako Sudo (FANUC CORPORATION). The fourth row (left to right): Prof. Emeritus Tojiro Aoyama (Keio University), Dr. Keiji Mitsuyuki (DENSO CORPORATION), and Prof. Naoki Asakawa (Kanazawa University).


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JRM Best Paper Award 2021

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2021

A MEMS Tactile Sensor with Fingerprint-Like Array of Contactors for High Resolution Visualization of Surface Distribution of Tactile Information

Kazuki Watatani, Kyohei Terao, Fusao Shimokawa, and Hidekuni Takao
Vol.32 no.2 p.305-314 2020

Kazuki WatataniKyohei TeraoFusao ShimokawaHidekuni Takao
Kazuki Watatani
Kagawa University, Japan
Kyohei Terao
Kagawa University, Japan
Fusao Shimokawa
Kagawa University, Japan
Hidekuni Takao
Kagawa University, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2021

Photo The award winners received certificates with an honorarium at the ceremony. From left to right: Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University, Japan), Mr. Kazuki Watatani (Winner, SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. (current), Japan), Prof. Hidekuni Takao (Winner, Kagawa University, Japan), Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor, National Defence Academy of Japan, Japan).

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JDR award 2021

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JDR AWARD 2021 WINNER

Suminao Murakami
Suminao Murakami

Laboratory of Urban Safety Planning, Tokyo, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the Seventh JDR Award

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR), it is my great honor and pleasure to present the 2021 JDR Award to Prof. and Dr. Suminao Murakami, or “Murakami Sensei.” Murakami Sensei has served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the JDR for the past 16 years, since 2006. The JDR has now published more than 100 issues, becoming recognized as the leading Japan-based, international online peer-review journal on disaster risk reduction for all hazards except war, and Murakami Sensei has always been its greatest contributor. The Editorial Board reluctantly respected Murakami Sensei’s decision to resign from the position of Editor-in-Chief, but it has unanimously agreed to rename the JDR Award to the MURAKAMI Suminao Award for Disaster Research from 2022 on. The Journal of Disaster Research will continue its best efforts “to reduce the horrors of disaster through information,” as Murakami Sensei and Takiguchi Sensei wrote in the Message from the Editors-in-Chief in the first issue of the JDR.


Haruo Hayashi
President,
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan
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Congratulations!

We announce that the Seventh JDR Award was won by Prof. Suminao Murakami, Laboratory of Urban Safety Planning. We congratulate the winner and sincerely wish for future success.

JDR award 2021

Photo: The JDR Editorial Board was pleased to give Prof. Murakami the award. From the left in the front row, Prof. Hideaki Karaki, Dr. Haruo Hayashi, Editor-in-Chief, and Prof. Katsuki Takiguchi; from the left in the back row, an editorial staff, Prof. Sumio Shinoda, Prof. Shunichi Koshimura, and Dr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto, President of the Fuji Technology Press Ltd.


Acknowledgements

The Journal of Disaster Research is full peer review journal. Our review process is supported by a large number of volunteer reviewers. The editorial board would like to appreciate their efforts and cooperation to maintain, to improve, and to refine the quality of the journal. We would list up the reviewers who have worked in Volume 16, in order to express our sincere gratitude for their cooperation. We would also hope their further support to our journal.

Reviewers for Vol.16
ABE, Shinro   AKOH, Ryosuke   AMAGUCHI, Hideo   AMATYAKUL, Puwis
AOO, Ken   BABA, Yasuyuki   BHATTACHARYA, Yasmin   BORET, Sébastien Penmellen
BOSSU, Rémy   BUI, Kien-Trinh Thi   CAI, Fei   CHENG, Daiwei
CHIKASADA, Naotaka   DO, Tuan-Nghia   DOSHIDA, Shoji   DROLET, Julie L.
DUONG, Nguyen Thanh   ELGAML, Abdelaziz   FUJIMI, Toshio   FUJITA, Koichi
FUJITA, Masaharu   FURUYA, Takashi   GERSTER, Julia   GOTO, Satoshi
HA, Nguyen Duc   HADA, Yasunori   HAGA, Mitsuru   HAMABATA, Takashi
HARADA, Kenji   HASHIMOTO, Masakazu   HAYASHI, Haruo   HAYASHI, Isao
HAYASHI, Kazunori   HAYASHI, Shunji   HIGAKI, Daisuke   HIRATA, Naoshi
HISADA, Yoshiaki   HITOKOTO, Masayuki   HORI, Tomoharu   HORIE, Kei
HOSOKAWA, Masafumi   HUNG, Hoang Viet   ICHIKO, Taro   ICHIMURA, Tsuyoshi
IIDA, Tomoyuki   IIZUKA, Akiko   IKEDA, Hirotaka   IKEDA, Syunsuke
IMAI, Kentaro   IMAMURA, Daisuke   IMAMURA, Fumihiko   IMURA, Noriko
IMURA, Ryusuke   INOGUCHI, Munenari   ISHIWATARI, Mikio   ISHIZUKA, Mayumi
ISKANDER, John   IUCHI, Kanako   IWATA, Tomotaka   IZUMI, Norihiro
JEONG, Byeongpyo   JIANG, Yujing   KAGIYAMA, Tsuneomi   KAMITANI, Wataru
KARAKI, Hideaki   KATAYAMA, Kazuhiko   KATO, Takaaki   KAWAIKE, Kenji
KAWAMURA, Akira   KAWASAKI, Akiyuki   KAWASAKI, Koji   KAZAMA, So
KIHARA, Naoto   KIKU, Hiroyoshi   KIMURA, Reo   KIMURA, Takashi
KOARAI, Mamoru   KOBAYASHI, Hideyuki   KOBAYASHI, Nobumichi   KOBAYASHI, Wataru
KOJIRO, Suzuki   KOMORI, Daisuke   KOMORI, Jiro   KONDO, Shinya
KOSHIMURA, Shunichi   KOUKETSU, Takeharu   KOUMOTO, Hiroko   KOYAMA, Maki
KOYAMA, Tomofumi   KUMAGAI, Tomohiko   KUWAGAKI, Reiko   LAN, Nguyen Chau
LE, Thi Thanh Thuy   LIMPRASERT, Wasit   LIN, Meei-Ling   MAKI, Norio
MALY, Elizabeth   MARUYA, Hiroaki   MAS, Erick   MATSUKAWA, Anna
MATSUSHITA, Osamu   MATSUTOMI, Hideo   MATSUYAMA, Masafumi   MAYUMI, Takayuki
MILDON, Zoe   MILLAR, Paul   MISAWA, Ayanori   MITCHELL, Andrew
MITSUHASHI, Toshiharu   MIYAMOTO, Mamoru   MIYAMOTO, Takumi   MIYOSHI, Shin-Ichi
MIZOGUCHI, Atsuko   MIZUTANI, Tetsuya   MORITA, Daichi   MORITA, Kouichi
MOTOMURA, Kazushi   MOTOYOSHI, Tadahiro   MURAKAMI, Hitomi   MURAKAMI, Masahiro
NAGAMATSU, Shingo   NAKADA, Setsuya   NAKAI, Fuko   NAKAJIMA, Takako
NAKANISHI, Daisuke   NAKANO, Genta   NAKAYAMA, Mikiyasu   NAKAZAWA, Shoji
NARA, Yumiko   NASU, Masao   NATSUHORI, Masahiro   NGUYEN, David
NGUYEN, Manh Duc   NISHIKAWA, Satoru   NISHIYAMA, Satoshi   NOHARA, Daisuke
NOJIMA, Nobuoto   ODA, Takashi   OHARA, Miho   OHKUSA, Yasushi
OHMI, Shiro   OHSUMI, Michio   OHTOMO, Shoji   OHTSUKA, Rika
OIZUMI, Tsutao   OKADA, Norio   OKAMOTO, Keinosuke   OKAYASU, Yuji
OMATSU, Ryo   ONO, Yuichi   ORNTHAMMARATH, Teraphan   OZAKI, Takatsugu
PAL, Indrajit   PAVARANGKOON, Praphan   PHAM, Viet-Anh   SAGARA, Wataru
SAKAKIBARA, Takashi   SAKAMOTO, Mayumi   SAKATA, Tomohiko   SATAKE, Ryoichiro
SATO, Masato   SATO, Shosuke   SATO, Takeshi   SAWADA, Masahiro
SAWADA, Yutaka   SAYAMA, Takahiro   SHAW, Rajib   SHIBASAKI, Tatsuya
SHIBATA, Yu   SHIMAMOTO, Tadashi   SHINICHI, Tosa   SHINODA, Sumio
SHIWAKU, Koichi   SHRIVASTAVA, Sourabh   SUGANO, Taku   SUGAWARA, Daisuke
SUPPASRI, Anawat   SUZUKI, Shingo   TAIRA, Yasuyuki   TAJIMA, Yasuhisa
TAKADA, Yosuke   TAKAGAWA, Tomohiro   TAKAGI, Tatsuya   TAKAHARA, Kohei
TAKAHASHI, Akira   TAKAHASHI, Tomoyuki   TAKEDA, Makoto   TAKENOUCHI, Kensuke
TAKEUCHI, Yukiko   TAKIGUCHI, Katsuki   TAMURA, Keiko   TAMURA, Shuji
TANAKA, Norio   TANAKA, Satoshi   TANGTERMSIRIKUL, Somnuk   TANIGUCHI, Kenji
TATSUKI, Shigeo   TODA, Shinji   TOWHATA, Ikuo   TRAN, Thanh Danh
TRAN, The Viet   TSUDA, Toshihide   TSURUOKA, Hiroshi   TUAN, Nguyen Quang
TUAN, Tran Van   UCHIYAMA, Shoichiro   UDAGAWA, Saneyuki   USHIYAMA, Tomoki
UTSUMI, Nobuyuki   VACHIRATIENCHAI, Chatchai   WADA, Yoshitaka   WAGGONNER, J. David
WANG, Haizhong   WATABE, Kazuhito   WATANABE, Kenji   WATANABE, Ryoichi
WU, Jian-Hong   YAMADA, Ryuji   YAMAGUCHI, Kosei   YAMANAKA, Hiroaki
YAMANAKA, Hiroyasu   YAMASAKI, Takanari   YAMASHIRO, Tetsu   YAMORI, Katsuya
YASUDA, Naotoshi   YEH, Harry   YOKOYAMA, Osamu   YOSHIDA, Satoru
YOSHII, Takumi   YOSHIMOTO, Kazuo   YOSHIMOTO, Mitsuhiro   ZHANG, Hao






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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2021

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2021

Self-Structured Cortical Learning Algorithm by Dynamically Adjusting Columns and Cells

Sotetsu Suzugamine, Takeru Aoki, Keiki Takadama, and Hiroyuki Sato
Vol.24 no.2 p.185-198 2020

Sotetsu SuzugamineTakeru AokiKeiki TakadamaHiroyuki Sato
Sotetsu Suzugamine
Graduate School of Information and Engineering Sciences, The University of Electro-Communications
Takeru Aoki
Graduate School of Information and Engineering Sciences, The University of Electro-Communications
Keiki Takadama
Graduate School of Information and Engineering Sciences, The University of Electro-Communications
Hiroyuki Sato
Graduate School of Information and Engineering Sciences, The University of Electro-Communications

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2021

Fig. Mr. Sotetsu Suzugamine received a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2021 on behalf of the authors.

Message from the Winner

I am very honored to receive the JACIII Best Paper Award 2021. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the editorial board, reviewers, and everyone else who supported this study.
This paper, “Self-Structured Cortical Learning Algorithm by Dynamically Adjusting Columns and Cells,” is a study of the cortical learning algorithm (CLA). CLA is a time-series data prediction algorithm based on the human neocortex, the most important part of human intelligence. In this paper, we propose a method of dynamically increasing or decreasing self-structures, which are called columns and cells and which correspond to human neurons, to adjust them depending on the input data. The proposed method eliminates the need for column and cell parameters, which were previously determined statically. Furthermore, the experimental results on a multistep prediction of real-world power consumption show that the proposed self-structured CLA achieves high prediction accuracy.
Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone involved in publishing this paper and making it possible for me to receive this award. I wish for the future development of scientific research in the field of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2021

Emotion Recognition Based on Multi-Composition Deep Forest and Transferred Convolutional Neural Network

Xiaobo Liu, Xu Yin, Min Wang, Yaoming Cai, and Guang Qi
Vol.23 no.5 p.883-890 2019

Xiaobo LiuXu YinMin WangYaoming CaiGuang Qi
Xiaobo Liu
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Xu Yin
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Min Wang
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Yaoming Cai
School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences
Guang Qi
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences

JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2021

Fig. Dr. Xialbo Liu holding a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2021.

Message from the Winner

It is a great honor for me to receive the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2021. This award is the best form of praise for our work and will provide strong stimulation for our passion for research. We are deeply grateful to the JACIII editorial board/office, which made our paper easy to understand and gave it a beautiful layout. We are also grateful to the reviewers, who provided insightful comments that gave our paper more meaning and research value. Next, I wish to give my deepest thanks to my co-authors for their considerable contributions to emotion recognition based on multi-composition deep forest and transferred convolutional neural network. Our many discussions resulted in numerous rewrites, not to mention memories I will cherish forever.
We propose a novel emotion-recognition framework that uses a knowledge-transfer approach to capturing features, employing an improved, deep-forest model to determine the final emotions. The structure of a very deep, convolutional network is learned from ImageNet and is utilized to extract face and emotion features from other data sets, thereby solving the problem of insufficiently labeled samples. These features are then input into a classifier, “multi-composition deep forest,” which consists of 16 forests for facial emotion recognition, to enhance the diversity of the framework. The proposed method does not require that a network be trained with a complex structure, and the decision-tree-based classifier can achieve accurate results with very few parameters, making it easier to implement, train, and apply. Moreover, the classifier can adaptively decide the complexity of its model without iteratively updating parameters.
This truly interesting work is an indication of a new direction in facial emotion recognition. I hope that this paper promotes the development of both transfer learning and deep forest as well as related research, so that facial emotion recognition may find additional applications. The JACIII, the most popular journal of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics, is a powerful platform for sharing ideas and work, and I look forward to its continued improvement and success going forward.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2021

Object-Oriented 3D Semantic Mapping Based on Instance Segmentation

Jinxin Chi, Hao Wu, and Guohui Tian
Vol.23 no.4 p.695-704 2019

Jinxin ChiHao WuGuohui Tian
Jinxin Chi
School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University
Hao Wu
School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University
Guohui Tian
School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University

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Fig. Mr. Jinxin Chi holding a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2021.

Message from the Winner

I am very honored to receive the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2021. I am deeply grateful to the JACIII editorial office, reviewers, co-authors, and all supporters of this paper, “Object-Oriented 3D Semantic Mapping Based on Instance Segmentation.” This award is highly encouraging to my further study. My research interests include Visual SLAM and Robot Semantic Understanding. This paper proposes an object-oriented, 3D semantic mapping method that combines state-of-the-art, deep-learning-based Instance Segmentation and a Visual SLAM algorithm. The method helps robots not only gain navigation-oriented geometric information about the surrounding environment but also obtain individually-oriented attribute and location information about the objects. An object recognition and target association algorithm applied to continuous image frames is also proposed. The algorithm combines visual SLAM, which uses visual consistency between image frames to promote the results of object matching and recognition over continuous image frames, to improve the accuracy of object recognition. I hope that this study will contribute to the development of both Semantic Robot and Visual SLAM, and that Semantic Visual SLAM will be promoted and widely used in the future. I also wish for the development of the JACIII and the field of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics. Thank you.


JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2021

Fig. The winner of the Best Paper Award, editorial boards, and editorial staffs on the online ceremony. First row from left to right: Prof. Kaoru Hirota (Editor-in-Chief), Mr. Sotetsu Suzugamine (the BPA winner), and Prof. Jinhua She. Second: Prof. Yoichiro Maeda, Prof. Kiyohiko Uehara, and Dr. Seiki Ubukata. Third: Dr. Zhenni Pan, Prof. Tomohiro Yoshikawa, and Prof. Miho Ohsaki. Fourth: Dr. Hiroki Shibata, Prof. Kazuteru Miyazaki, and editorial staffs.











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IJAT Best Paper Award 2021

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2021

Evaluation of Machine Tool Spindle Using Carbon Fiber Composite

Ryo Kondo, Daisuke Kono, and Atsushi Matsubara
Vol.14 no.2 p.294-303 2020

 Ryo Kondo  Daisuke Kono  Atsushi Matsubara 
 Ryo Kondo 
 Kyoto University 
 Daisuke Kono 
 Kyoto University 
 Atsushi Matsubara 
 Kyoto University 

IJAT Best Paper Award 2021

Photo: The Best Paper Award winners, IJAT editors, and publishing staff. The first row (left to right): Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief, The University of Tokyo), Dr. Ryo Kondo (winner, Kyoto University (graduated)), Prof. Daisuke Kono (winner, Kyoto University), Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (winner / Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kyoto University). The second row (left to right): Prof. Hayato Yoshioka (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Prof. Nobuyuki Moronuki (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Prof. Naoki Asakawa (Kanazawa University), Prof. Tojiro Aoyama (Keio University). The third row (left to right): Prof. Tatsuaki Furumoto (Kanazawa University), Prof. Masahiro Anzai (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Prof. Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa (Tohoku University), Prof. Rei Hino (Nagoya University). The fourth row: Dr. Tomohiko Maeda (Fujitsu Limited) and publishing staff.

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JRM Best Paper Award 2020

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2020

Navigation Based on Metric Route Information in Places Where the Mobile Robot Visits for the First Time

Asahi Handa, Azumi Suzuki, Hisashi Date, Ryohsuke Mitsudome, Takashi Tsubouchi, and Akihisa Ohya
Vol.31 no.2 p.180-193 2019

Asahi HandaAzumi SuzukiHisashi Date
Asahi Handa
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Azumi Suzuki
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hisashi Date
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ryohsuke MitsudomeTakashi TsubouchiAkihisa Ohya
Ryohsuke Mitsudome
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Takashi Tsubouchi
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Akihisa Ohya
University of Tsukuba, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2020

Photo The award winners received certificates with an honorarium at the ceremony. From left to right: Mr. Azumi Suzuki (Winner, Tier IV, Inc. (current), Japan), Mr. Asahi Handa (Winner, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (current), Japan), Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University, Japan), Prof. Hisashi Date (Winner/Editor, University of Tsukuba, Japan).


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JDR award 2020

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JDR AWARD 2020 WINNER

Masato Iguchi
Masato Iguchi

Professor, Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kagoshima, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the Sixth JDR Award

It is our great pleasures to present the sixth JDR Award to Prof. Masato Iguchi. Prof. Iguchi, as the top guest editor, published two JDR special issues entitled “Integrated Study on Mitigation of Multimodal disasters caused by Ejection of Volcanic Products.” These special issues, vol.11, no.1 in 2016 and vol.14, no.1 in 2019, were results of a project (2013–2018) of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). The second special issue set a record for the highest annual download. In addition, he was the first author or co-author of 11 papers published by JDR in 2019.

Professor Iguchi, as one of most recognized volcanologists in the world, has been leading observation research of active volcanoes as the Director of the Sakurajima Volcano Research Center of Kyoto University’s Disaster Prevention Research Institute. He has promoted geophysical research on volcanic activity not only in Japan but also in Indonesia, evaluating volcanic activity by incorporating the results of material science and demonstrating the effectiveness of long-term, multi-item observations in those processes. He has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Indonesian volcano research, taking over the strong will of former Kyoto University professors, and his contributions have culminated in the aforementioned two special issues.

On behalf of the JDR editorial board, I wish to thank Prof. Iguchi for his efforts and to congratulate him as the winner of the sixth JDR Award.


Setsuya Nakada
Director-General,
Center for Integrated Volcano Research,
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan
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Message from the Winners

A volcanic eruption is a phenomenon in which ballistic bombs, lapilli, volcanic ash, lava, and gas are discharged. Volcanic ash and gas are carried by the wind, and pyroclastic flows and lava flows are carried away by the force of gravity. These cause disasters of various forms in the areas around volcanoes, sometimes far from eruptive center. Accordingly, volcanic countries, particularly Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines, have been the scenes of volcanic disasters. We conducted the research project “Integrated study on mitigation of multimodal disasters caused by the ejection of volcanic products” with the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation and other institutes in Indonesia under the SATREPS project from FY2013 to 2018. The aim of the project was to advance volcanic hazard mitigation, and I served as the guest editor of “Special Issue on Integrated Study on Mitigation of Multimodal Disasters Caused by Ejection of Volcanic Products” (2016) and “Special Issue on Integrated Study on Mitigation of Multimodal Disasters Caused by Ejection of Volcanic Products: Part 2” (2019) of the Journal of Disaster Research. The articles in the Special Issues have been downloaded by many researchers. The Special Issues cover many topics related to volcanic disasters, but the main theme is how to forecast real-time volcanic hazards using data monitoring, since it is this monitoring that triggers the issuing of warnings.

I have studied the volcanic activity of Sakurajima, the most active volcano in Japan, for 40 years, primarily to forecast its eruptions. Forecasting the eruptions is not as important as forecasting the hazards and risks posed by volcanic actions. Research done on the mitigation of the volcanic hazards of Sakurajima as well as Indonesian volcanoes has been enhanced by interaction. The cumulative volume of magma stored in the past 100 years indicates that Sakurajima has the potential for a large-scale eruption (VEI > 4). An eruption and its dispersal of volcanic ash in particular would cause a variety of disasters over a wide area, as described in the other issues of Journal of Disaster Research. I hope that the research results will be utilized for hazard mitigation in the event of future large-scale eruptions. The research could be advanced through collaboration with studies aimed at the enhancement of resilience and recovery.


Masato Iguchi
October 10, 2020
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


Congratulations!

The Sixth JDR Award ceremony was held online due to COVID-19 on October 6, 2020 and a prize were given to Professor Masato Iguchi, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan. We congratulate the winner and sincerely wish for future success.

JDR award 2020

Photo: The JDR Award certificate and plaque were presented to the winner, Prof. Masato Iguchi.

JDR award 2020

Photo: The winner and the JDR editors at the ceremony. From the left in the upper row, Dr. Syunsuke Ikeda, Dr. Haruo Hayashi, Dr. Sumio Shinoda, Dr. Suminao Murakami, Dr. Hideaki Karaki, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, Prof. Koji Ikeuchi; from the left in the middle row, Prof. Keiko Tamura, the winner Prof. Masato Iguchi, Prof. Setsuya Nakada; from left in the lower, Dr. Naoshi Hirata, Prof. Takaaki Kato, and Prof. Tomoyuki Takahashi.








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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2020

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2020

Crystalizing Effect of Simulated Annealing on Boltzmann Machine

Hiroki Shibata, Hiroshi Ishikawa, and Yasufumi Takama
Vol.23 no.3 p.474-484 2019

Hiroki ShibataYasufumi TakamaHiroshi Ishikawa
Hiroki Shibata
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Yasufumi Takama
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2020

Fig. Dr. Hiroki Shibata received a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2020 on behalf of the authors.

Message from the Winner

It is our honor to receive the JACIII’s Best Paper Award 2020, and we would sincerely like to thank the JACIII editorial office, reviewers, and all who supported this study. The work that received this honor was the “Crystalizing Effect of Simulated Annealing on Boltzmann Machine.” In this work, a method of obtaining an accurate estimate of the posterior distribution of a stacked Boltzmann machine (deep Boltzmann machine) is studied. It applies to simulated annealing the same analogy of the oating zone method that was employed to generate silicon crystals in material science and engineering. Additionally, we investigated the reason behind its capacity for high accuracy, concluding that it comes from the restricting effect of information flow of simulated annealing with non-uniform temperature distribution. Again, we would like to express our appreciation to the JACIII for giving us a chance to publish this work. We hope the results contained in the paper will encourage future scientic work. We will continue to carry out investigations based on these results, further contributing to humanity.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2020

Swimming Style Classification Based on Ensemble Learning and Adaptive Feature Value by Using Inertial Measurement Unit

Yuto Omae, Yoshihisa Kon, Masahiro Kobayashi, Kazuki Sakai, Akira Shionoya, Hirotaka Takahashi, Takuma Akiduki, Kazufumi Nakai, Nobuo Ezaki, Yoshihisa Sakurai, and Chikara Miyaji
Vol.21 no.4 p.616-631 2017

Yuto OmaeYoshihisa KonMasahiro KobayashiKazuki SakaiAkira Shionoya
Yuto Omae
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University
Yoshihisa Kon
Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology
Masahiro Kobayashi
Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology
Kazuki Sakai
Department of Information Science and Control Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology
Akira Shionoya
Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology

Hirotaka TakahashiTakuma AkidukiKazufumi NakaiNobuo EzakiYoshihisa SakuraiChikara Miyaji
Hirotaka Takahashi
Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology
Takuma Akiduki
Toyohashi University of Technology
Kazufumi Nakai
National Institute of Technology, Toba College
Nobuo Ezaki
National Institute of Technology, Toba College
Yoshihisa Sakurai
Sports Sensing Co., LTD.
Chikara Miyaji
Department of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2020

Fig. Dr. Yuto Omae holding a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2020.

Message from the Winner

I am honored to receive the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2020 and grateful to the JACIII editorial board/office, reviewers, and co-authors of our paper. In this paper, I present a method of classifying swimming styles that is based on Random Forest and Out-of-Bag features selection and uses a single inertial sensor attached to a swimmer. I also develop a support system for swimmers. I hope that our system helps many swimmers to improve their performance. If the paper interests you, please read it. Beside this, I am interested in using adaptive data analysis methods, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, on various kinds of data, such as signals, images, and natural languages.
I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University, Japan since April 2019. Because there are many students interested in soft computing at this institute, I teach them various soft computing methods. I hope that my activities and research help to make for a better society. I also hope for the continued development of soft computing.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2020

Approach to Clustering with Variance-Based XCS

Caili Zhang, Takato Tatsumi, Masaya Nakata, and Keiki Takadama
Vol.21 no.5 p.885-894 2017

Caili ZhangTakato TatsumiMasaya NakataKeiki Takadama
Caili Zhang
The University of Electro-Communications
Takato Tatsumi
The University of Electro-Communications
Masaya Nakata
The University of Electro-Communications
Keiki Takadama
The University of Electro-Communications
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2020

Fig. Mr. Caili Zhang took time out from his busy schedule to participate in the ceremony.


JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2020

Fig. The award ceremony was held online in order to prevent spreading of COVID-19. Winners, editorial boards, and editorial staffs on the online ceremony. First row from left to right: Prof. Kewei Chen and Prof. Fangyan Dong, Prof. Syoji Kobashi, Prof. Kaoru Hirota (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Keigo Watanabe, and Prof. Kazuteru Miyazaki. Second: Prof. Tomomi Hashimoto (image), Dr. Hiroki Shibata (the BPA winner), Dr. Yuto Omae (the YRA winner), Mr. Caili Zhang (the YRA winner), and Prof. Tomohiro Yoshikawa. Third: Prof. Jinhua She, Dr. Seiki Ubukata, Prof. Yoichiro Maeda, Prof. Yasufumi Takama, and Prof. Masafumi Hagiwara. Fourth: Dr. Zhenni Pan, editorial staffs, and Prof. Kiyohiko Uehara (image).











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IJAT Best Paper Award 2020

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2020

Tool Orientation Angle Optimization for a Multi-Axis Robotic Milling System

Leandro Batista da Silva, Hayato Yoshioka, Hidenori Shinno, and Jiang Zhu
Vol.13 no.5 p.574-582 2019

 Leandro Batista da Silva  Hayato Yoshioka  Hidenori Shinno  Jiang Zhu 
 Leandro Batista da Silva 
 Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. 
 Hayato Yoshioka 
 Tokyo Institute of Technology 
 Hidenori Shinno 
 Tokyo Institute of Technology 
 Jiang Zhu 
 Tokyo Institute of Technology 

IJAT Best Paper Award 2020

Photo: The Best Paper Award winners, IJAT editors, and publishing staff. Upper left to right: Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief, The University of Tokyo), Dr. Leandro Batista da Silva (winner, Accenture PLC (current)), Prof. Hayato Yoshioka (winner/editor, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Prof. Jiang Zhu (winner, Tokyo Institute of Technology). Middle left to right: Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kyoto University), Prof. Tojiro Aoyama (Keio University), Prof. Naoki Asakawa (Kanazawa University), Prof. Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa (Tohoku University). Lower left to right: Prof. Keiichi Shirase (Kobe University), Prof. Yasuhiro Takaya (Osaka University), Prof. Rei Hino (Nagoya University), Mr. Naohiko Tanabe, Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher).

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JRM Best Paper Award 2019

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2019

End-to-End Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation with Model-Based System Support

Alexander Carballo, Shunya Seiya, Jacob Lambert, Hatem Darweesh, Patiphon Narksri, Luis Yoichi Morales, Naoki Akai, Eijiro Takeuchi, and Kazuya Takeda
Vol.30 no.4 p.563-583 2018

Alexander CarballoShunya SeiyaJacob LambertHatem Darweesh
Alexander Carballo
Nagoya University, Japan
Shunya Seiya
Nagoya University, Japan
Jacob Lambert
Nagoya University, Japan
Hatem Darweesh
Nagoya University, Japan
Patiphon NarksriLuis Yoichi MoralesNaoki AkaiEijiro TakeuchiKazuya Takeda
Patiphon Narksri
Nagoya University, Japan
Luis Yoichi Morales
Nagoya University, Japan
Naoki Akai
Nagoya University, Japan
Eijiro Takeuchi
Nagoya University, Japan
Kazuya Takeda
Nagoya University, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2019

Photo The award winner received a certificate with an honorarium. Left: Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University, Japan). Right: Assist. Prof. Alexander Carballo (winner, Nagoya University, Japan).

JRM Best Paper Award 2019

Photo Winner, JRM editors, and publishing staffs participated in the ceremony. First line from the left: Prof. Koichi Osuka (Editor-in-Chief), Assist. Prof. Alexander Carballo (winner), Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (publisher). Second line from the left: Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher), Prof. Shin’ichi Yuta, Prof. Yoshihiro Takita, Prof. Gentiane Venture, Prof. Masanori Idesawa, Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa.


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JDR award 2019

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JDR AWARD 2019 WINNER

Yuichiro Usuda
Yuichiro Usuda

Director-General, Center for Comprehensive Management of Disaster Information, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the Fifth JDR Award

It is our great pleasure to present the fifth JDR Award to Dr. Yuichiro Usuda. Dr. Usuda has made outstanding contributions to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) as the guest editor and the author of the JDR’s “Special Issue on NIED Frontier Researches on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience 2017” in Vol.12 No.5, which has been the most downloaded special issue for the past three years.

Dr. Usuda is a leading scientist in frontier research for natural disaster risk management and resilience in National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED). He is working with researchers of many different disciplines as well as stake-holders in practical devastating disaster management situations. Thus, in his studies, he has been integrating many different disciplines to generate a new intellectual paradigm for managing multi-hazard disasters, such as earthquake disasters combined with meteorological disasters caused by rain, drought, snow, extreme heat or cold, ice, or wind. This is quite important in Japan and other disaster-prone countries, considering today’s global climate change. The special issue is the fruit of his research efforts.

On behalf of the JDR editorial board, I wish to thank Dr. Yuichiro Usuda for his efforts and to congratulate him as the winner of the fifth JDR Award.


Naoshi Hirata
Professor of Seismology,
Earthquake Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo, Japan
pdf JDRAward_testimonial.pdf


Message from the Winners

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the honor of receiving this prestigious award. The award has been presented to me for the “Special Issue on NIED Frontier Researches on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience 2017” of JDR Vol.12 No.5, for which I was the guest editor. I heard that this special issue has been the most downloaded over the past three years.

NIED, to which I belong, is an institute that deals with natural disasters comprehensively. Since 2016, we have been working to become a “core organization for innovation in disaster resilience science and technology” as a new seven-year plan. Japan is a country prone to disasters, with many large-scale natural disasters occurring every year. Recent examples would be the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, 2017 Nasu Avalanche, Northern-Kyushu Heavy Rain, 2018 Eruption of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, Western-Japan Heavy Rain, Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, and 2019 Typhoon #19. We should collect “intelligence” related to natural disasters in multiple fields to reduce our disaster risk and improve our resilience.

The Special Issue is a compilation of research results from individual fields. I am elated that the first special issue of NIED has gained such attention. NIED will continue to conduct research across multiple fields. We hope that NIED’s activities will lead to collaboration with many people and that the integration of intelligence will improve disaster resilience in Japan and all over the world.


Yuichiro Usuda
December 31, 2019
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


Congratulations!

The Fifth JDR Award ceremony was held in Kanda, Japan, at December 18, 2019 and a prize were given to Doctor Yuichiro Usuda, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan. We congratulate the winner and sincerely wish for future success.

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JDR award 2019

Photo: The JDR Award certificate and plaque were handed from the Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Suminao Murakami (right) to the winner, Dr. uichiro Usuda (left).

JDR award 2019

Photo: The winner and the JDR editors at the ceremony. From left, Dr. Haruo Hayashi, the winner Dr. Yuichiro Usuda, Dr. Suminao Murakami; from the left in the back row, Dr. Hideaki Karaki, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, Dr. Syunsuke Ikeda, Dr. Sumio Shinoda, Prof. Koji Ikeuchi, and Prof. Naoshi Hirata.









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JACIII Best Paper, Young Researcher, and Best Review Paper Awards 2019

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2019

Analyzing Potential of Personal Values-Based User Modeling for Long Tail Item Recommendation

Yasufumi Takama, Yu-Sheng Chen, Ryori Misawa, and Hiroshi Ishikawa
Vol.22 no.4 p.506-513 2018

Yasufumi TakamaYu-Sheng ChenRyori MisawaHiroshi Ishikawa
Yasufumi Takama
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Yu-Sheng Chen
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Ryori Misawa
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
JACIII Best Paper, Young Researcher, and Best Review Paper Awards 2019

Fig. From Prof. Kaoru Hirota, the JACIII Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Yasufumi Takama received a certificate of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2019 on behalf of the authors.

Message from the Winner

We are very honored to receive the JACIII’s Best Paper Award 2019. We would like to thank the award committee for this great honor. We have proposed a user modeling method based on personal values. The method is called Rating Matching Rate (RMRate), which was reported in our previous publication on the JACIII. Using RMRate, personal values are modeled as the effect of an item’s attributes on a user’s rating. Assuming that the personal values strongly affect our evaluation of unpopular items, this paper examines its effectiveness for long tail item recommendation. The proposed long tail item recommendation consists of RMRate, user-based collaborative filtering, and a strategy for selecting long tail items. The experimental results show incorporating personal values enables the recommendation of long tail items while maintaining recommendation accuracy. As introducing personal values into recommender systems is a relatively new idea, we decided to submit our papers related to RMRate to the JACIII, which encourages the submission of reports on pioneering studies. We would like to submit our papers to the JACIII to report on subsequent studies in the future.


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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2019

Characteristics of Rough Set C-Means Clustering

Seiki Ubukata, Keisuke Umado, Akira Notsu, and Katsuhiro Honda
Vol.22 no.4 p.551-564 2018

Seiki UbukataKeisuke UmadoAkira NotsuKatsuhiro Honda
Seiki Ubukata
Osaka Prefecture University
Keisuke Umado
Osaka Prefecture University
Akira Notsu
Osaka Prefecture University
Katsuhiro Honda
Osaka Prefecture University
JACIII Best Paper, Young Researcher, and Best Review Paper Awards 2019

Fig. Dr. Seiki Ubukata received a certificate and a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2019.

Message from the Winner

I am very honored to receive this prestigious award, the “JACIII Young Researcher Award 2019.” I am deeply grateful to the JACIII editorial board/office, reviewers, co-authors, and all supporters of this paper, “Characteristics of Rough Set C-Means Clustering.” This award is highly encouraging to my further study. My research interests include cluster analysis (clustering) and soft computing, especially rough set theory. This paper introduces the perspective of rough set theory to hard C-means (HCM; k-means) clustering to deal with uncertainty. The proposed method, rough set C-means (RSCM), is a clustering model based on the object space granulated by a binary relation. RSCM uses the rough set to approximate each temporal cluster and considers whether it is positive, possible, or uncertain that an object belongs to each cluster. While fuzzy clustering has been well studied and widely used, rough set-based clustering has not been well studied, leaving room for further investigation. Since cluster structures in the real-world dataset are not always clear, the handling of uncertainty based on rough sets is a very important and interesting subject. I hope that this study will contribute to the development of both clustering and rough set theory, and that rough set-based clustering will be promoted and widely used in the future. I also wish for the development of JACIII and the field of computational intelligence and intelligent informatics. Thank you.


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JACIII BEST REVIEW PAPER AWARD 2019

A Survey of Video-Based Crowd Anomaly Detection in Dense Scenes

Junjie Ma, Yaping Dai, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.21 no.2 p.235-246 2017

Junjie MaYaping DaiKaoru Hirota
Junjie Ma
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Yaping Dai
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
JACIII Best Paper, Young Researcher, and Best Review Paper Awards 2019

Fig. Mr. Junjie Ma received a certificate of the JACIII Review Paper Award 2019 on behalf of the authors.

Message from the Winner

I would like to thank the award committee of the JACIII of Fuji Technology Press for granting me this award. It is a great honor and an affirmation of my current academic level.

I am now a Ph.D. candidate at the Beijing Institute of Technology, China. When my supervisor, Professor Yaping Dai, notified me by email that my paper had been selected to win the JACIII Best Review Paper Award, I was amazed and excited. As this is my first time to win a best paper award issued by a famous international journal, I would also like to share my happiness with my labmates, friends, and family members.

This paper was written with the help of Professors Yaping Dai and Kaoru Hirota. I would like to thank them for enhancing the quality of the paper, modifying the English in it, and providing meaningful academic advice in general. The main purpose of this paper was to survey recent prominent works on crowd counting and anomaly detection based on the analysis of pedestrians. These two tasks are significant research areas that have been gathering attention in the fields of intelligent surveillance systems and public security. In fact, by the end of 2019, top computer vision conferences such as CVPR and ICCV will have published more than 20 papers on crowd counting alone. I hope that this paper can provide some meaningful basic knowledge to those who are interested and would like to learn more about crowd counting and anomaly detection.

I continue to do research on the task of crowd counting and have already finished some additional works. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss related issues with experts in this field and to collaborate, if possible.











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IJAT Best Paper Award 2019

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2019

Adaptive Active Vibration Control for Machine Tools with Highly Position-Dependent Dynamics

Robin Kleinwort, Jonathan Platz, and Michael F. Zaeh
Vol.12 no.5 p.631-641 2018

 Robin Kleinwort  Jonathan Platz  Michael F. Zaeh 
 Robin Kleinwort 
 Technical University of Munich 
 Jonathan Platz 
 Technical University of Munich 
 Michael F. Zaeh 
 Technical University of Munich 

IJAT Best Paper Award 2019

Photo: The Best Paper Award winner receives a certificate.  Left: Prof. Michael F. Zaeh, Technical University of Munich (winner). Right: Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi, The University of Tokyo (Editor-in-Chief).

IJAT Best Paper Award 2019

Photo: Award winner and IJAT Editors.  From the left: Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Michael F. Zaeh (winner), Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Hayato Yoshioka (Editor).

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JDR award 2018

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JDR AWARD 2018 WINNER

Nobuo Shuto
Nobuo Shuto

Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the Fourth JDR Award

It is our great pleasure to present the Fourth JDR Award to Professor Nobuo Shuto for his outstanding contributions to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) as the Honorary Editor.

Professor Shuto, Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University, is a pioneer of the theoretical study of tsunamis. He has also made a large contribution to the development of numerical simulations, visualization through computer graphics, and other critical techniques for the study and control of tsunami disasters. The development of tsunami disaster reduction and management that we have today is thanks in large part to his achievements.

On behalf of the JDR editorial board, I wish to thank Professor Nobuo Shuto for his efforts and to congratulate him as the winner of the Fourth JDR Award.


Tomoyuki Takahashi
Dean and Professor,
Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences,
Kansai University, Japan
pdf JDRAward_testimonial.pdf


Message from the Winners

After the 1960 Great Chilean Tsunami, coastal dikes were remodeled and new ones constructed in Japan. In 1968, immediately after the completion of those construction and remodeling works, the Tokachi-Oki Earthquake struck, but fortunately the structures involved sustained very little damage. This led to a general feeling that it was possible to protect against the tsunamis completely by simply building coastal dikes and other defense structures. Japan did not see an increase in the number of tsunami researchers, but things were worse in the U.S. The National Science Foundation allocated its tsunami-related budget only to the NOAA, which issues tsunami forecasts, and allocated the rest of the budget entirely to ocean development. This situation continued until the 1983 Nihonkai-Chubu Earthquake Tsunami struck. In 1992, there was a tsunami earthquake off the coast of Nicaragua. Following that, research was conducted based on international cooperation through fax communications. Then cooperative international research continued to be done on tsunamis such as the 1992 Flores Tsunami, the 1993 Hokkaido Nansei-Oki Earthquake Tsunami, and the 1996 Irian Jaya Tsunami. However, their findings were provided only through Proceedings of the International Tsunami Symposium every two years, and most of the findings were limited to factual information about tsunamis.

Requests for information on tsunamis rapidly increased after the 2004 Great Indian Ocean Tsunami, information not only on the tsunami itself but also on tsunami countermeasures. It was when JDR made its appearance. The JDR disseminated the latest information for practical use. It also benefitted those who were the sources of information, as they no longer had to deal with the frustration of having to wait for conferences held only every two years. In addition, the JDR reviews submissions
much more quickly than do other journals. Tsunamis, such as the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami and the 2018 Sulawesi Earthquake Tsunami, continue to strike. As a platform for sharing knowledge related to reconstruction and countermeasures, as well as to tsunamis themselves, the importance the JDR is growing.

This is why you are encouraged to contribute to the JDR.


Nobuo Shuto
April 11, 2019
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


Congratulations!

We announce that the Fourth JDR Award was won by Professor Emeritus Nobuo Shuto, Tohoku University, Japan. We congratulate the winner and sincerely wish for future success.

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Photo: Prof. Shuto received the certificate and the plaque of the Fourth JDR Award.

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Photo: The JDR editorial boards were pleased to give Prof. Shuto the award. From the left in the front row, Dr. Suminao Murakami and Dr. Haruo Hayashi, Editors-in-Chief; from the left in the back row, an editorial staff, Dr. Yuichiro Ogawa, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, Dr. Hideaki Karaki, and Dr. Sumio Shinoda.








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JRM Best Paper Award 2018

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2018

Spherical Video Stabilization by Estimating Rotation from Dense Optical Flow Fields

Sarthak Pathak, Alessandro Moro, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama
Vol.29 no.3 p.566-579 2017

Sarthak PathakAlessandro MoroHiromitsu FujiiAtsushi YamashitaHajime Asama
Sarthak Pathak
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Alessandro Moro
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hiromitsu Fujii
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Yamashita
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hajime Asama
The University of Tokyo, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2018

Photo Award winners receive certificates with an honorarium.   Left: Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (President, Fuji Technology Press Ltd., Japan).   Left-center: Prof. Atsushi Yamashita (Winner, The University of Tokyo, Japan).   Right-center: Dr. Sarthak Pathak (Winner, The University of Tokyo, Japan).   Right: Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor-in-Chief, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan).

JRM Best Paper Award 2018

Photo Winners, JRM editors, and publishing staffs participated in the ceremony.   First line from the left: Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (publisher), Dr. Sarthak Pathak (winner), Prof. Atsushi Yamashita (winner), Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor-in-Chief).   Second line from the left: Prof. Hisashi Date, Prof. Masanori Idesawa, Prof. Koichi Osuka, Prof. Shin’ichi Yuta, Prof. Takashi Kawamura, Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher), Mr. Naohiko Tanabe (publisher).

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2018

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2018

Bloch Sphere-Based Representation for Quantum Emotion Space

Fei Yan, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Zhen-Tao Liu, Ahmed S. Salama, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.19 no.1 p.134-142 2015

Fei YanAbdullah M. IliyasuZhen-Tao LiuAhmed S. SalamaFangyan DongKaoru Hirota
Fei Yan
School of Computer Science and Technology, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abdullah M. Iliyasu
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, College of Engineering, Salman Bin Abdulaziz University
Zhen-Tao Liu
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Ahmed S. Salama
College of Engineering, Salman Bin Abdulaziz University
Fangyan Dong
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2018

Fig. From Prof. Kaoru Hirota (left), JACIII Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Fei Yan received a plaque and a certificate of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2018 on behalf of the authors at ISCIIA&ITCA2018, Nov. 4, Shandong, China.

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JACIII YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2018

XCSR Learning from Compressed Data Acquired by Deep Neural Network

Kazuma Matsumoto, Takato Tatsumi, Hiroyuki Sato, Tim Kovacs, and Keiki Takadama
Vol.21 no.5 p.856-867 2017

Kazuma MatsumotoTakato TatsumiHiroyuki SatoTim KovacsKeiki Takadama
Kazuma Matsumoto
The University of Electro-Communications
Takato Tatsumi
The University of Electro-Communications
Hiroyuki Sato
The University of Electro-Communications
Tim Kovacs
The University of Bristol
Keiki Takadama
The University of Electro-Communications
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2018

Fig. Prof. Keiki Takadama received a certificate and a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2018 on behalf of Mr. Kazuma Matsumoto.





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IJAT Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2018

Integrated Chatter Monitoring Based on Sensorless Cutting Force/Torque Estimation in Parallel Turning

Yuki Yamada, Takashi Kadota, Shinya Sakata, Junji Tachibana, Kenichi Nakanishi, Manabu Sawada, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Vol.11 no.2 p.215-225 2017

 Yuki Yamada  Takashi Kadota  Shinya Sakata 
 Yuki Yamada 
 Keio University 
 Takashi Kadota 
 Keio University 
 Shinya Sakata 
 Keio University 

Junji TachibanaKenichi NakanishiManabu SawadaYasuhiro Kakinuma
Junji Tachibana
PMAC-Japan Co., Ltd.
Kenichi Nakanishi
Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Manabu Sawada
Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Keio University

IJAT Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018

Photo: The Best Paper Award winners receive certificates with a honorarium.  Left: Prof. Yasuhiro Kakinuma at Keio University, winner of the Best Paper Award.  Center: Mr. Yuki Yamada at NSK Ltd. (current), winner of the Best Paper Award.  Right: Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi at The University of Tokyo, Editor-in-Chief.

IJAT Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018

Photo: The Best Paper Award winners, IJAT editors, and publishing staffs.  First line from the left: Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Yasuhiro Kakinuma (winner), Mr. Yuki Yamada (winner), Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief).  Second line from the left: Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (publisher), Prof. Naoki Asakawa, Dr. Tomohiko Maeda, Prof. Hayato Yoshioka, Mr. Kunihiko Uchida (publisher).

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IJAT BEST REVIEW AWARD 2018

“Industrie 4.0” and Smart Manufacturing – A Review of Research Issues and Application Examples

Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Stefan Wiesner, and Thorsten Wuest
Vol.11 no.1 p.4-16 2017

Klaus-Dieter ThobenStefan WiesnerThorsten Wuest
Klaus-Dieter Thoben
University of Bremen, BIBA: Bremer Institut fur Produktion und Logistik GmbH
Stefan Wiesner
BIBA: Bremer Institut fur Produktion und Logistik GmbH
Thorsten Wuest
West Virginia University

IJAT Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018

Photo: The Best Review Award winners receive certificates with a commemorative shield. Center: Prof. Stefan Wiesner at BIBA. Right: Prof. Klaus-Dieter Thoben at BIBA/University of Bremen. The other author, Prof. Thorsten Wuest also receives a certificate.



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JDR award 2017

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JDR AWARD 2017 WINNER

Shunichi Koshimura
Shunichi Koshimura

Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Testimonial

Presenting the Third JDR Award

It is our great pleasure to present the Third JDR Award to Professor Shunichi Koshimura for his outstanding contributions to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) as the author of 27 JDR articles and the guest editor of three special JDR issues.

Dr. Koshimura started his academic career as a young and promising researcher in the field of tsunami disasters. He is now a full professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Research, where he specializes in remote sensing and geoinformatics for disaster management.

It is our conviction that Professor Koshimura will be productive in both researching and teaching disaster risk reduction for many decades to come, reflecting his rich and profound professional experience with the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster.


Haruo Hayashi
President,
National Research Institute for Earth Science
and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan
pdf JDRAward_testimonial.pdf


Message from the Winners

I am honored to receive the Third JDR Award, and I am very grateful to the editorial committee members and staff of the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR). I also wish to express my gratitude to all the authors who contributed to the papers in three special issues entitled “Disaster and Big Data,” which were published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. I really enjoyed the opportunities I had in guest editing the 36 excellent papers in the special issues.

My approximately 30 publications in the JDR include the outcomes from the international joint research projects of SATREPS Indonesia, Peru, and Chile, so I would like to share the delight of receiving the JDR award with all the research members of the projects and thank them for their fruitful collaboration.

The Journal of Disaster Research all across the wide and comprehensive scope of its outstanding research has provided topical and valuable insights as well as significant implications for disaster reduction and management. I do hope I have contributed to making the JDR an excellent publication of valuable disaster research findings from around the world.


Shunichi Koshimura
March 8, 2018
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


Congratulations!

The Third JDR Award ceremony was held in Kanda, Japan, at November 14, 2017 and the prize was given to Professor Shunichi Koshimura, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Japan. We congratulate the winner and sincerely
wish for future success.

JDR award 2017

Photo: JDR Award commendation and plaque were handed from the Editors-in-Chiefs, Dr. Suminao Murakami (right) and Dr. Haruo Hayashi (left) to the winner,Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (center).

JDR award 2017

Photo: The winner and JDR Editors at the ceremony. From left, Dr. Hideaki Karaki, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, Dr. Haruo Hayashi, the winner Prof. Shunichi Koshimura, Dr. Suminao Murakami, and Dr. Syunsuke Ikeda.








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JRM Best Paper Award 2017

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JRM BEST PAPER AWARD 2017

A Study of Power-Assist Technology to Reduce Body Burden During Loading and Unloading Operations by Support of Knee Joint Motion

Yoshihiko Naruoka, Naruaki Hiramitsu, and Yusuke Mitsuya
Vol.28 no.6 p.949-957 2016

Yoshihiko NaruokaNaruaki HiramitsuYusuke Mitsuya
Yoshihiko Naruoka
Toshiba Corporation, Japan
Naruaki Hiramitsu
Toshiba Corporation, Japan
Yusuke Mitsuya
Toshiba Corporation, Japan
JRM Best Paper Award 2017

Photo Left: Mr. Yonetatsu Matsumoto (President, Fuji Technology Press Ltd., Japan) Left-center: Dr. Yusuke Mitsuya (the winner, Toshiba Corporation, Japan) Right-center: Dr. Naruaki Hiramitsu (the winner, Toshiba Corporation, Japan) Right: Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor-in-Chief, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan)

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2017

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JACIII BEST PAPER AWARD 2017

Multi-Robot Behavior Adaptation to Humans’ Intention in Human-Robot Interaction Using Information-Driven Fuzzy Friend-Q Learning

Lue-Feng Chen, Zhen-Tao Liu, Min Wu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.19 no.2 p.173-184 2015

Lue-Feng ChenZhen-Tao LiuMin WuFangyan DongKaoru Hirota
Lue-Feng Chen
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Zhen-Tao Liu
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Min Wu
School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Fangyan Dong
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2017

Fig. From Prof. Kaoru Hirota (right), JACIII Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Lue-Feng Chen received a plaque of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2017 on behalf of the authors.

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AEGA: A New Real-Coded Genetic AlgorithmTaking Account of Extrapolation

Kento Uemura and Isao Ono
Vol.20 no.3 p.429-437 2016

Kento UemuraIsao Ono
Kento Uemura
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Isao Ono
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2017

Fig. Prof. Isao Ono received a certificate and a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2017 on behalf of Mr. Kento Uemura.

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An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization Deployment for Wireless Sensor Networks

Shuxin Ding, Chen Chen, Jie Chen, and Bin Xin
Vol.18 no.2 p.107-112 2014

Shuxin DingChen ChenJie ChenBin Xin
Shuxin Ding
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems
Chen Chen
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems
Jie Chen
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems
Bin Xin
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2017

Fig. Dr. Shuxin Ding,  the awardee of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2017, received a certificate and a plaque. Award ceremony took place at IWACIII2017, Nov. 4, Beijing, China.







 

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IJAT Best Paper Award 2017

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IJAT BEST PAPER AWARD 2017

Fundamental Study on Novel On-Machine Measurement Method of a Cutting Tool Edge Profile with a Fluorescent Confocal Microscopy

Kenji Maruno, Masaki Michihata, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Vol.10 no.1 p.106-113 2016

Kenji MarunoMasaki MichihataYasuhiro MizutaniYasuhiro Takaya
Kenji Maruno
Osaka University
Masaki Michihata
The University of Tokyo
Yasuhiro Mizutani
Osaka University
Yasuhiro Takaya
Osaka University
IJAT Best Paper Award 2017

Photo The award winners receive certificates with a honorarium. Center: Mr. Kenji Maruno at Hitachi, Ltd., winner of the Best Paper Award; left side: Prof. Yasuhiro Takaya at Osaka University, co-winner of the Award; right side: Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi at the University of Tokyo, Editor-in-Chief.

IJAT Best Paper Award 2017

Photo The award winners and IJAT editors. First line from the left: Prof. Yasuhiro Takaya (winner and editor), Mr. Kenji Maruno (winner), Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Atsushi Matsubara (Deputy Editor-in-Chief). Second line from the left: Prof. Hidenori Shinno, Prof. Koichi Morishige, Prof. Naoki Asakawa, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi, Prof. Hayato Yoshioka, Prof. Masaru Nakano.

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2016

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Discovering Emotion-Inducing Music Features Using EEG Signals

Rafael Cabredo, Roberto Legaspi, Paul Salvador Inventado, and Masayuki Numao
Vol.17 no.3 p.362-370 2013

Rafael CabredoRoberto LegaspiPaul Salvador InventadoMasayuki Numao
Rafael Cabredo
College of Computer Studies, De La Salle University, Manila
Roberto Legaspi
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
Paul Salvador Inventado
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University
Masayuki Numao
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2016

Fig. From Prof. Kaoru Hirota (right), JACIII Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Kenichi Fukui received the certificates and a plaque of the JACIII Best Paper Award 2016 on behalf of the authors.

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Fuzzy Inference Based Vehicle to Vehicle Network Connectivity Model to Support Optimization Routing Protocol for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network (VANET)

Chehung Lin, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.18 no.1 p.9-21 2014

Chehung LinFangyan DongKaoru Hirota
Chehung Lin
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Fangyan Dong
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
Tokyo Institute of Technology
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2016

Fig. Dr. Chehung Lin, the awardee of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2016, received a certificate and a plaque. Award ceremony took place at SCIS&ISIS2016, Aug. 27, Sapporo, Japan.





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JDR award 2016

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JDR AWARD 2016 WINNER

Harry Yeh
Harry Yeh

Professor, Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA

Testimonial

Presenting the Second JDR Award

The Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) has published many special issues in addition to its regular issues. These special issues have included various papers that have covered disasters comprehensively. Among them, the Special Issue on “Tsunami Forces and Effects on Structures” in Vol.4 No.6, 2009 and the Special Issue on “Uncertainties in Tsunami Effects” in Vol.11 No.4, 2016 include practical papers on tsunami disasters which contribute greatly to tsunami disaster control. The members of the JDR editorial board have unanimously agreed to present this second JDR Award to the editor of the special issues:


Harry Yeh
Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering,
Oregon State University, USA

I met Professor Harry Yeh for the first time while doing a field survey on the earthquake and tsunami that struck Flores Island, Indonesia in December 1992. He was already a world-renowned researcher, known for his theoretical tsunami research based on accurate hydraulic experiments. I remember that I was deeply impressed with his energetic attitude towards the survey as he worked to reveal phenomena on the disaster site. Since then, I have accompanied him on various disaster surveys, and I have listened to his unique and significant opinions on tsunami studies at many conferences. The two special issues mentioned above reflect his broad range of knowledge and experience.

On behalf of the JDR editorial board, I wish to thank Professor Harry Yeh for his efforts and to congratulate him as the winner of the second JDR Award.


Tomoyuki Takahashi
Professor, Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences,
Kansai University, Japan
pdf JDRAward_testimonial.pdf


Message from the Winners

I am honored to receive the JDR Award and am very grateful to the editors and staff members of the Journal of Disaster Research. I am also deeply indebted to the authors who contributed their excellent papers to the two special issues that I had the privilege of guest editing. One issue focused on tsunami forces and effects on structures (Vol.4 No.6) and the other on uncertainties in tsunami effects (Vol.11 No.4). I organized these special issues in cooperation with professors Shuto1 and Sato2, without whom I could not have achieved such fruitful special issues. So this award must be shared with both professor Shuto and professor Sato.

The Journal of Disaster Research was founded in 2006, immediately after two impactful disasters: the 2004 Great Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, and the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The founding of the journal was very timely, and I was inspired when I was invited to serve as an international member of the editorial board. Recognizing that research in natural hazards must be trans-disciplinary and interwoven with expertise in geophysics, engineering, and social sciences, I felt it was difficult to locate a proper arena for reporting research findings. And because natural hazards do not recognize national borders, I felt it was crucial that research be conducted with close international collaboration.

In the Journal’s early days, it published collections of papers originating mostly from Japanese research activities. But contributions from other countries have increased dramatically, and today the Journal is in the process of establishing an exceptional reputation, attracting truly outstanding research articles from around the world. The Journal of Disaster Research now serves as an excellent dissemination outlet for cutting-edge natural hazard and disaster research, and I intend to continually contribute to this exemplary international journal.


Harry Yeh
Professor, Oregon State University.
Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


Congratulations!

The second JDR Award ceremony was held in Kasumigaseki, Japan, at November 22, 2016 and the certificate was given to the JDR award winner, Prof. Harry Yeh of Oregon State University (Prof. Shinji Sato of the University of Tokyo received it as a dupty). We congratulate the winner and sincerely wish for future success.

JDR award 2016

Photo: JDR Award certificate was handed from the Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Haruo Hayashi (right) to a duputy of the winner, Prof. Shinji Sato.

JDR award 2016

Photo: TGroup photo of the ceremony. From left, Prof. Sumio Shinoda; the Editors-in-Chief Dr. Suminao Murakami; a duputy of the winner, Prof. Shinji Sato; Dr. Hideaki Karaki, and editorial staffs.










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JRM Best Paper Award 2016

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A Wearable Haptic Device Based on Twisting Wire Actuators for Feedback of Tactile Pressure Information

M. Reza Motamedi, David Florant, and Vincent Duchaine
Vol.27 no.4 p.419-429 2015

M. Reza MotamediDavid FlorantVincent Duchaine
M. Reza Motamedi
École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
David Florant
École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
Vincent Duchaine
École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
JRM Best Paper Award 2016

Fig. Left: Prof. Vincent Duchaine (the winner, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Canada), Right: Dr. M. Reza Motamedi (the winner, Hypertherm Inc. (current), Canada)

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IJAT Best Review Award 2016

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IJAT BEST REVIEW AWARD 2016

In-Process and On-Machine Measurement of Machining Accuracy for Process and Product Quality Management: A Review

Yasuhiro Takaya
Vol.8 no.1 p.4-19 2014

Yasuhiro Takaya
Yasuhiro Takaya
Osaka University
IJAT Best Review Award 2016

Photo Center: Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Mizutani, substitute of the winner of Review Paper Award; right side of him: Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi, Editor in Chief.

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IJAT Best Paper Award 2016

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Advanced Control Strategies for Active Vibration Suppression in Laser Cutting Machines

Berend Denkena, Martin Eckl, and Thomas Lepper
Vol.9 no.4 p.425-435 2015

Berend DenkenaMartin EcklThomas Lepper
Berend Denkena
Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools, Leibniz Universitat Hannover
Martin Eckl
Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools, Leibniz Universitat Hannover
Thomas Lepper
Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools, Leibniz Universitat Hannover
IJAT Best Paper Award 2016

Photo Center: Prof. Berend Denkena, the winner of Best Paper Award; right side of him: Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi, Editor in Chief.

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JRM Best Paper Award 2015

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Deformable Anchor Ball for Thrown Referring to Octopus Suckers

Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, Kazutaka Fuchigami, Eyri Watari, and Ato Kitagawa
Vol.26 no.4 p.477-485 2014

Hideyuki TsukagoshiKazutaka FuchigamiEyri WatariAto Kitagawa
Hideyuki Tsukagoshi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kazutaka Fuchigami
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Eyri Watari
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ato Kitagawa
Tokyo Institute of Technology
JRM Best Paper Award 2015

Fig. Left: Prof. Emeritus, Ato Kitagawa (the winner, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Center: Assoc. Prof. Hideyuki Tsukagoshi (the winner, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Right: Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor-in-Chief, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan)

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JDR award 2015

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JDR AWARD 2015 WINNER

Fumio YamazakiCarlos Zavala
Fumio Yamazaki

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan

Carlos Zavala

Professor, CISMID, Faculty of Civil Engineering, National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru

Testimonial

Presenting the First JDR Award

Founded in August 2006, the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) reached Vol.10 this year. Regular issues are published bimonthly, six times a year. Special editions on the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake are published once a year, with four of the five issues planned having been published.

The JDR’s features lie in its broad spectrum of subjects and the comprehensiveness of their treatment. These points are extremely important in dealing with disasters, but may lose focus in the selection of article content and have difficulty in evaluating it.

From its inception, the JDR has made each issue special, focusing on certain topics and inviting specialists in the area to serve as (guest) editors of each issue. Thanks to the cooperation of such specialists, the JDR has developed being able to reach Vol.10 this year.
To mark this anniversary, the JDR has established the JDR Award, an idea originally proposed by one of our editors, Shinji Egashira.
We feel that having a broad spectrum of subjects is fitting as the selection criterion for the JDR Award, but this has made it difficult to set up objective selection criteria.

A major factor in selection has been the number of downloads. Both of the two-part articles on the special issue on “Enhancement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation in Peru” in Vol.8 No.2 and Vol.9 No.6 ranked among the top ten downloads in the almost 60 JDR issues published thus far.

Each issue derives its significance from the relevance of the featured topic, so members of the editorial committee have unanimously agreed to present this first JDR Award to the guest editors of the special issue:

Fumio Yamazaki,
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan

Carlos Zavala,
Professor, CISMID, Faculty of Civil Engineering,
National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru

On behalf of the JDR editorial committee, I wish to thank them for their efforts and to congratulate them as the first winners of the Award.


Katsuki Takiguchi,
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

pdf JDRAward2015_Testimonial.pdf

Message from the Winners

We are most honored to have been selected as winners of the First JDR Award – an unexpected surprise because we did not realize that we had contributed so much to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR). The JDR provided us with a fine opportunity to present our results on a project of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), making our work known to the world-wide scientific community. SATREPS is sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

From 2010 to 2015, Japanese and Peruvian researchers conducted a SATREPS project, Enhancement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technology in Peru. To announce our research output, we chose the JDR and had our work published in 36 articles in two special issues, in 2013 and 2014. The JDR’s prompt peer reviews and publication processes are really helpful to projects such as SATREPS, which have time limits. Our results would otherwise have been published much later.

Congratulations on the JDR’s first-decade anniversary! We believe the JDR is an important journal in the natural hazard and disaster management field as it has been recognized as a Scopus indexed journal. The JDR’s open access and the fact that it enables papers to be downloaded free of charge from the web site is very helpful and convenient to readers and helps authors become known to broader audiences. We hope the JDR will get the Impact Factor of Thomson Reuters, becoming a major source of information in the disaster sciences field.


Fumio Yamazaki and Carlos Zavala
October 26, 2015
pdf message_from_winners.pdf


The first JDR Award and JDR 10th anniversary ceremony

The first JDR Award and JDR 10th anniversary ceremony was held in Kasumigaseki, Japan, at November 11 and the certificate was given to the one of the JDR award winners, Prof. Fumio Yamazaki.
We congratulate the winners and sincerely wish for future success.

JDR award 2015

JDR award 2015

Photo: Participants for the award ceremony.

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2015

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Landmark FN-DBSCAN: An Efficient Density-Based Clustering Algorithm with Fuzzy Neighborhood

Hao Liu, Satoshi Oyama, Masahito Kurihara, and Haruhiko Sato
Vol.17 no.1 p.60-73 2013

Hao LiuSatoshi OyamaMasahito KuriharaHaruhiko Sato
Hao Liu
Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Satoshi Oyama
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Masahito Kurihara
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Haruhiko Sato
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
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Incorporating Renewable Energy Resources in a Smart Grid with Power Line Communication Using Matlab/Simulink

Md. Atikur Rahman Sarker, Yuki Ueno, Chi-Hung Kelvin Chu, and Ken Nagasaka
Vol.17 no.1 p.103-108 2013

Md. Atikur Rahman SarkerYuki UenoChi-Hung Kelvin ChuKen Nagasaka
Md. Atikur Rahman Sarker
Ph.D. Student, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Yuki Ueno
Student, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Chi-Hung Kelvin Chu
Senior Planning Analyst, Con Edison of NY, Inc.
Ken Nagasaka
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2015

Fig. From Prof. Kaoru Hirota (right), the JACIII Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ken Nagasaka received a plaque of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2015 on behalf of Mr. Md. Atikur Rahman Sarker.

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A Three-Dimensional Evaluation of EndoButton Displacement Direction After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in CT Image Using Tunnel Axis

Yosuke Uozumi, Kouki Nagamune, Naoki Nakano, Kanto Nagai, Yuichiro Nishizawa, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
Vol.18 no.5 p.830-838 2014

Yosuke UozumiKouki NagamuneNaoki NakanoKanto NagaiYuichiro Nishizawa
Yosuke Uozumi
Advanced Interdisciplinary of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui
Kouki Nagamune
Associate Professor, Department of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui
Naoki Nakano
Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
Kanto Nagai
Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
Yuichiro Nishizawa
Researcher, Kobe University
Yuichi HoshinoTakehiko MatsushitaRyosuke KurodaMasahiro Kurosaka
Yuichi Hoshino
Researcher, Kobe University
Takehiko Matsushita
Researcher, Kobe University
Ryosuke Kuroda
Associate Professor, Kobe University
Masahiro Kurosaka
Professor, Orthopaedic Laboratory, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2015

Fig. Mr. Yosuke Uozumi, the awardee of the JACIII Young Researcher Award 2015, received a certificate from Prof. Hirota.







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IJAT Best Paper Award 2015

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Thermally Caused Location Errors of Rotary Axes of 5-Axis Machine Tools

Michael Gebhardt, Alexander Schneeberger, Sascha Weikert, Wolfgang Knapp, and Konrad Wegener
Vol.8 no.4 p.511-522 2014

Michael GebhardtAlexander SchneebergerSascha WeikertWolfgang KnappKonrad Wegener
Michael Gebhardt
Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), ETH Zurich
Alexander Schneeberger
Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), ETH Zurich
Sascha Weikert
Inspire, Transfer Institute for Mechatronic Systems and Manufacturing Technology
Wolfgang Knapp
Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), ETH Zurich
Konrad Wegener
Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF), ETH Zurich
IJAT Best Paper Award 2015

Photo The Best Paper Award 2015 winner, Professor Konrad Wegener (left) of IWF, ETH Zurich and the grantor, Prof. Nobuyuki Moronuki (right) on behalf of IJAT Editorial Committee.

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JRM Best Paper Award 2014

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High-Speed Focusing and Tracking of Multisized Microbiological Objects

Chanh-Nghiem Nguyen, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, and Tatsuo Arai
Vol.25 no.1 p.115-124 2013

Chanh-Nghiem NguyenKenichi OharaYasushi MaeTatsuo Arai
Chanh-Nghiem Nguyen
Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Kenichi Ohara
Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Yasushi Mae
Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Tatsuo Arai
Full Professor, Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
JRM Best Paper Award 2014

Fig. The winner and JRM editorial committee. From left: Prof. Kazuo Yamafuji, Prof. Thomas Bock, Prof. Tatsuo Arai (the winner), Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Takashi Kawamura, and Prof. Masanori Idesawa

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JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2014

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Heuristic Algorithm for Attribute Reduction Based on Classification Ability by Condition Attributes

Yasuo Kudo and Tetsuya Murai
Vol.15 no.1 p.102-109 2011

Yasuo KudoTetsuya Murai
Yasuo Kudo
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology
Tetsuya Murai
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
JACIII Best Paper and Young Researcher Awards 2014

Fig. Assoc. Prof. Yasuo Kudo (right), the awardee of the Best Paper Award 2014, received a certificate from Prof. Kaoru Hirota (left), JACIII Editor-in-Chief, at the award ceremony on Dec. 5, 2014 in Kitakyushu, Japan.

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Interest-Based Ordering for Fuzzy Morphology on White Blood Cell Image Segmentation

Chastine Fatichah, Martin Leonard Tangel, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.16 no.1 p.76-86 2012

Chastine FatichahMartin Leonard TangelMuhammad Rahmat WidyantoFangyan DongKaoru Hirota
Chastine Fatichah
Department of Computational Jc16-1-11_fatichah.jpg
Martin Leonard Tangel
Department of Computational, Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto
Research Coordinator and Lecturer, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia
Fangyan Dong
Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kaoru Hirota
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Concept of Fuzzy Atmosfield for Representing Communication Atmosphere and its Application to Humans-Robots Interaction

Zhen-Tao Liu, Min Wu, Dan-Yun Li, Lue-Feng Chen, Fang-Yan Dong, Yoichi Yamazaki, and Kaoru Hirota
Vol.17 no.1 p.3-17 2013

Zhen-Tao LiuMin WuDan-Yun LiLue-Feng ChenFang-Yan Dong
Zhen-Tao Liu
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
Min Wu
Dean and Professor, School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
Dan-Yun Li
School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
Lue-Feng Chen
Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Fang-Yan Dong
Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yoichi YamazakiKaoru Hirota
Yoichi Yamazaki
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering, Kanto Gakuin University
Kaoru Hirota
Professor, Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology






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JRM Best Paper Award 2013

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IJAT Best Paper Award 2014

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Positioning Characteristics of a MEMS Linear Motor Utilizing a Thin Film Permanent Magnet and DLC Coating

Ryogen Fujiwara, Tadahiko Shinshi, and Minoru Uehara
Vol.7 no.2 p.148-155 2013

Ryogen FujiwaraTadahiko ShinshiMinoru Uehara
Ryogen Fujiwara
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tadahiko Shinshi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Minoru Uehara
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
IJAT Best Paper Award 2014

Photo The Best Paper Award 2014 winner and members of IJAT Editorial Committee. Center in the front row: the winner, Dr. Ryogen Fujiwara of Tokyo Institute of Technology; left side: Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor-in-Chief); right side: Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi (Deputy Editor-in-Chief).

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IJAT Best Paper Award 2013

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Estimation of Dynamic Mechanical Error for Evaluation of Machine Tool Structures

Daisuke Kono, Sascha Weikert, Atsushi Matsubara, and Kazuo Yamazaki
Vol.6 no.2 p.147-153 2012

Daisuke KonoSascha WeikertAtsushi MatsubaraKazuo Yamazaki
Daisuke Kono
Kyoto University
Sascha Weikert
ETH Zurich
Atsushi Matsubara
Kyoto University
Kazuo Yamazaki
University of California
IJAT Best Paper Award 2013

Photo From left, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor in Chief), Assist. Prof. Daisuke Kono (the winner of Best Paper Award).

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IJAT Best Review Award 2013

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IJAT BEST REVIEW AWARD 2013

Indirect Measurement of Volumetric Accuracy for Three-Axis and Five-Axis Machine Tools: A Review

Soichi Ibaraki and Wolfgang Knapp
Vol.6 no.2 p.110-124 2012

Soichi IbarakiWolfgang Knapp
Soichi Ibaraki
Kyoto University
Wolfgang Knapp
Engineering Office Dr. W. Knapp
IJAT Best Review Award 2013

Photo From left, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor in Chief), Assist. Prof. Daisuke Kono (in behalf of the winner of Best Review Award).

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JRM Best Paper Award 2012

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Development of Production Robot System that can Assemble Products with Cable and Connector

Rintaro Haraguchi, Yukiyasu Domae, Koji Shiratsuchi, Yasuo Kitaaki, Haruhisa Okuda, Akio Noda, Kazuhiko Sumi, Takayuki Matsuno, Shun’ichi Kaneko, and Toshio Fukuda
Vol.23 no.6 p.939-950 2011

Rintaro HaraguchiYukiyasu DomaeKoji ShiratsuchiYasuo KitaakiHaruhisa Okuda
Rintaro Haraguchi
Head Researcher, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Yukiyasu Domae
Researcher, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Koji Shiratsuchi
Researcher, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Yasuo Kitaaki
Researcher, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Haruhisa Okuda
Manager, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Akio NodaKazuhiko SumiTakayuki MatsunoShun’ichi KanekoToshio Fukuda
Akio Noda
Head Researcher, Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Kazuhiko Sumi
Professor, Department of Integrated Information Technology, Aoyama Gakuin University
Takayuki Matsuno
Lecturer, Intelligent Systems Design Engineering, Toyama Prefectural University
Shun’ichi Kaneko
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Toshio Fukuda
Director of Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Professor of Department of Micro-Nano System Engineering, Nagoya University
JRM Best Paper Award 2012

Fig. left: Prof. Tatsuo Arai (Editor-in-Chief, Osaka University), right: Dr. Rintaro Haraguchi (the winner, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)




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Identification of 5-Axis Machine Tools Feed Drive Systems for Contouring Simulation

Burak Sencer, and Yusuf Altintas
Vol.5 no.3 p.377-386 2011

Burak SencerYusuf Altintas
Burak Sencer
Nagoya University
Yusuf Altintas
University of British Columbia
IJAT Best Paper Award 2012

Photo From right, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor in Chief), Dr. Burak Sencer (the winner)

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JRM Best Paper Award 2011

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Two-Dimensional Wireless Power Supply to Ubiquitous Robots Using Microwaves

Hiroyuki Shinoda, Yasutoshi Makino, Naoshi Yamahira, and Hiroto Itai
Vol.22 no.6 p.777-783 2010

Hiroyuki ShinodaYasutoshi MakinoNaoshi YamahiraHiroto Itai
Hiroyuki Shinoda
Associate Professor, Department of Information Physics and Computing, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Yasutoshi Makino
Keio University
Naoshi Yamahira
Research Engineer, Steel Research Laboratory
Hiroto Itai
Senior Researcher, Research Department, Cellcross Co., Ltd.
JRM Best Paper Award 2011

Fig. From left: Dr. Kitao Takahara (Fuji Technology Press), Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki Shinoda (the winner), and Prof. Tatsuo Arai (Editor-in-Chief)



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Adaptive Cutting Force Prediction in Milling Processes

Takashi Matsumura, Takahiro Shirakashi, and Eiji Usui
Vol.4 no.3 p.221-228 2010

Takashi MatsumuraTakahiro ShirakashiEiji Usui
Takashi Matsumura
Tokyo Denki University
Takahiro Shirakashi
Tokyo Denki University
Eiji Usui
Tokyo Denki University
IJAT Best Paper Award 2011

Photo From right, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor in Chief), Prof. Takashi Matsumura (the winner), Dr. Kitao Takahara (Fuji Technology Press).

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JRM Best Paper Award 2010

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A Study on Adaptive Arch Structure Applying Variable Geometry Truss (Mechanism of Movable Arch Roof with External Panel)

Fumihiro Inoue
Vol.21 no.2 p.172-178 2009

Fumihiro Inoue
Fumihiro Inoue
Senior Research Engineer, Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering), Technical Research Institute Obayashi Corporation
JRM Best Paper Award 2010

Fig. From left: Prof. Tatsuo Arai, Dr. Fumihiro Inoue, and Dr. Kitao Takahara, Fuji Technology Press.



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IJAT Best Paper Award 2010

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A Machine Tool Spindle Achieving Real-Time Balancing Using Magnetic Fluid

Keiichi Nakamoto, Shinya Mitsuhashi, Kazuhiko Adachi, and Keiichi Shirase
Vol.3 no.2 p.193-198 2009

Keiichi NakamotoShinya MitsuhashiKazuhiko AdachiKeiichi Shirase
Keiichi Nakamoto
Osaka University
Shinya Mitsuhashi
Kobe University
Kazuhiko Adachi
Kobe University
Keiichi Shirase
Kobe University
IJAT Best Paper Award 2010

Photo From left, Prof. Yoshimi Takeuchi (Editor in Chief), Assst. Prof. Keiichi Nakamoto (the winner).

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