International Symposium 2012

International Symposium on Science of Science and Innovation Policy
-Toward Synergetic Collaborations and Realization of Innovation-  

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Rising importance of innovation policy and acceleration of globalization reinforce needs to design, implement, and evaluate policy alternatives based on scientific approach and evidence.
Currently, initiatives are launched to establish science of science and innovation policy (SciSIP). Although universities in Japan faces severe budget constraint, much effort has been done for nurturing innovation. It is requested for universities and public institutes to play a crucial role in realizing innovation and also to envision a path of science to innovation for society.

This international symposium will be held to share the current status and achievements in SciSIP and to discuss ideas for implementing outcome of SciSIP in policy making process. The focus is interdisciplinary field between social science and computer science, which is emerging and promising to support policy analysis and policy making.
Based on requests from policy making side given in this symposium, we will shape and share future direction and perspectives of SiSIP with learning from lectures by leading scholars in this field and discussions among participants.

■Date:December, 13th (Thu), 2012, 10:00-17:30
■Venue:Room 213, Eng Bldg #2, Hongo Campus, Univ Tokyo(Access)
■Participation fees:free
■Organizer:Innovation Policy Research Center (IPRC), Univ Tokyo

【10:00-11:40 Opening Session: Expectations and Achievements of Science of Science Policy】
 10:00-10:15 Introduction of IPRC: Prof. Kazuyuki Motohashi (IPRC, Univ.Tokyo)
 10:15-10:30 Greeting Address: Prof. Kenji Kurata (NEDO)
 10:30-10:50 Special Talk: Policy Needs, Academic Input, Collaboration and Integration.
Dr. Kenzo Fujisue (A member of the House of Councilors)
 10:50-11:30 Plenary Talk: Science of Science Policy: Opening-up and Closing-down of Appraisal
Prof. Andrew Stirling (SPRU, Univ. of Sussex)
 11:40-13:00 break
【13:00-14:30 Session 1: Exploring Science and Technology】
 13:00-13:40 Plenary Talk: Visualizations of Science and Technology
Prof.Katy Börner (Indiana Univ.)
 13:40-14:05 Invited Talk: Science on the Web; Publishing and Sharing Metadata on Scientific Activities
Prof. Hideaki Takeda (Natl. Inst. Info.)
 14:05-14:30 Research Presentation: Envisioning a Path from Science to Innovation
Prof. Yuya Kajikawa (Tokyo. Inst. Technol.)
【14:40-16:10 Session 2: Realizing Innovation Ecosystem】
 14:40-15:20 Plenary Talk: Innovation Ecosystem
Dr. Martha Russell (Media X, Stanford Univ.)
 15:20-15:45 Invited talk: Expertise and Activity on Industry-Academia Collaboration
Prof. Toshiya Watanabe (Univ. Tokyo)
 15:45-16:10 Research Presentation: From Network to Networking
Prof. Junichiro Mori (Univ. Tokyo)
【16:20-17:30 Session 3: Institutional Aspects of Science of Science Policy】
 16:20-16:40 Invited talk: Policy Making and Policy Process
Prof. Tateo Arimoto (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
 16:40-17:30 Panel: Toward Advancement of Science and Science Policy

Panelist: Prof.Katy Börner, Dr. Martha Russell, Prof. Andrew Stirling, Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, Mr. Yoshio Matsumi

Moderator: Prof. Ichiro Sakata
 17:30-17:40 Closing Remark: Prof. Ichiro Sakata (IPRC, Univ. Tokyo)