“Human Information Technology Ecosystem(HITE)” is a research and development (R&D) focus area (Call for proposal Type) delivered by the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).This R&D focus area aims at building a society that embraces a harmonious relationship between information technology and humanity, by promoting projects that assess information technology and propose a new social system that allow human and information technologies to co-evolve. This will be achieved by constructing platforms to encourage interaction among thinkers of society and designers of technologies.
In order to achieve the area's goal, R&D programs based on the Call for proposal themes shown in A to B-5 below are conducted. “A. Co-evolution platform” is the very output that the area wants to produce. The study of design and construction of such platforms are also included in R&D, in addition to exercises in giving social inputs into cutting edge information technologies. Approaches to application themes related to B-1 to B-5 are expected to contribute to the construction of "A. Co-evolution platform".
R&D on methodology to accurately identify and evaluate potential risks and benefits that can be derived from information technologies. R&D on methodology to reflect the evaluation in the human-centric design of information technologies.
R&D to identify legal issues and to recommend legal actions in order to reduce potential negative risks that can be derived from information technologies and to maximize the potential benefits.
R&D to identify potential ethical and philosophical issues surrounding emerging information technologies and to provide guidelines to address them.
R&D to maximize benefits by reducing potential negative risks that can be derived from information technologies.
R&D to learn how to respond to changes in the society where information technologies are becoming widespread and to empower humans to make use of them
Experimental study of the human-centered technology development with awareness of social demands from the upper phase in the development process and through communication with multiple stakeholders. In collaboration with other competitive research funds, carry out research into the issues and measures for the human-centered concept in specific technology developments.
|Name||Professional affiliation||Duty position|
|Jiro Kokuryo||Keio University||Professor of the Faculty of Policy Management|
|Deputy Program Supervisor|
|Hideaki Shiroyama||Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo||Professor|
|Kazuhiko Kato||Faculty of Engineering and Systems, University of Tsukuba||Provost and Executive Office, Professor|
|Koichi Kume||Department of Policy Studies, Faculty of Economics, Toyo University||Associate professor|
|Yasuko Kohno||Japan Consumers' Association||Director|
|Kaoru Sunada||Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan||Executive Research Fellow|
|Toru Nishigaki||Faculty of Communication Studies, Tokyo Keizai University||Professor|
|Yukihiro Nobuhara||Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo||Professor|
|Hitoshi Matsubara||Future University Hakodate||Vice-President|
|Tsuyoshi Maruyama||Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University||Specially Appointed Professor|
|Fumihiro Murakami||ICT and Media Strategy Group, Social ICT Innovation Division, Consulting Unit, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.||Research Director|
|Yuko Murakami||College of Science, Rikkyo University||Specially Appointed Professor|