Intelligent Information Processing ? Chances of Crowdsourcing


NII Shonan Meeting Seminar 034


Preliminary schedule (more details will follow):

Arrival Day (Saturday, 17th November)

15:00-18:30 Check-In in Shonan Center
19:00-20:30 Welcome Dinner
21:00- Free Time

Day 1 (Monday, 18th November)

In one of the early seminar sessions, we will have an introduction round with all participants / organizers introducing themselves.
Please prepare a brief presentation of roughly 10 minutes for that purpose, outlining yourself and your research interests. Please explain how your research currently involves crowd-sourcing for intelligent information processing, or how crowd-sourcing techniques might help to address problems currently found in your research area. These introductions should provide some interesting problems or provide fruitful insights which can be used to start further discussions.

07:30-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-09:10 Shonan Introduction by Staff
09:10-12:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Opening briefing from organizers
– Position talks from participants
12:00-14:00 Lunch with Photo Shooting
14:00-18:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Position talks from participants (continued)
– Discussion to categorize the issues addressed by the participants
18:30-19:30 Dinner
19:30- Free Time

Day 2 (Tuesday, 19th November)

07:30-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-12:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Break-out Sessions discussing important issues and find new?research directions on the target topic
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Break-out Sessions??(continued)
– Prepare for group presentation
18:30-19:30 Dinner
19:30- Free Time

Day 3 (Wednesday, 20th November)

07:30-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-12:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Presentation from each group and discussion
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Excursion to Kamakura
19:00-21:30 Banquet Dinner
21:30- Free Time

Day 4 (Thursday, 21th November)

07:30-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-12:00 Seminar Session with one Coffee Break
– Idea marketplace and future collaborations
– Final organizer presentation and wrap up
12:00-13:30 Lunch



During our excursion on the 3rd seminar day (which unfortunately incurs an additional fee of 5500 Yen per person – but it will definitely be worth it!), we will visit the northern parts of Kamakura. Kamakura used to be the de facto capital of Japan with the seat of the Shogunate and the Regency in the Kamakura Period (roughly 11th century until 1333). Therefore, Kamakura features many impressive temples and shrines, and can be seen as the “little Kyoto”. Also, there are many forests around Kamakura, and mid-November is supposed to be the nicest and most impressive time to visit Kamakura due to the autumn leaves.

We will visit the impressive Kenchoji Mountain Temple, one of the Zen head temples.

We will have tea at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine afterwards.


After the excursion, we will go to Japanese restaurant for the banquet.


Traveling to Shonan Village

There are several routes from Tokyo area or Narita airport. In general, first go by a train to either Zushi (JR – Japan Rails) or Shin-Zushi (Keikyu Railways), and then take a bus or a taxi. For foreigners, we would recommend sharing a taxi from Zushi or Shin-Zushi because that’s just easier. The train route/schedule can be searched by using the train route finder below.

More information on?Shonan Village Home Page.

You may use the one of the following train schedule searches (Google Maps usually also works fine).

Jordan Train Route Finder.
For destination, enter “Zushi” or “Shin-Zushi”. As Tokyo area is served by several companies, you will see several choices. Please pick one that seems most convenient.

Narita Airport Access Planner. You can search a train schedule from/to Narita Airport.

Recommended routes from Tokyo/Airports to Zushi

Note: The following may not be the best route, it’s just routes which are usually quite good.

From Tokyo Narita Airport.
Take JR Narita Express to go to “Ofuna” or “Yokohama”, and then take JR Yokosuka Line to Zushi. Please note that the Narita Express is comparatively expensive, but also quite fast and easy.

From Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Take Keikyu Haneda Airport Line. Change at Keikyu Kamata station to Keikyu Line, and then change at Kanazawa-Hakkei to Keikyu Zushi Line and get off at Shin-Zushi terminal.

From Tokyo Jimbocho area (where NII is located if you happen to visit it).
Go to Tokyo station by a taxi (which costs around 1,500 yen) and then take JR Yokosuka Line to Zushi.
Go to Shibuya station by Tokyo Metro, and then take JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line.

From Zushi or Shin-Zushi to Shonan Village Center

You can take a bus (which leaves once in an hour or half an hour, and takes 30 min from Zushi to Shonan Village Center) or a taxi, which costs 2.500 ? 3.000 yen and takes about 20 min.
As a bus driver is not likely to speak English, we recommend sharing a taxi (or finding a company who speaks Japanese, to take a bus).?Here?are some Japanese messages to show to a taxi driver.

Bus Time Table