Division NameRIHN Center Information Resources Division
Head of DivisionKUMAZAWA, Terukazu

○Subject and Objectives

The information resources division is aiming to constructing an information hub associated with RIHN’s activities.

(1) Collecting and accumulating research resources (data and information etc.) and promoting usage of them.

Printed matters and the other achievements associated with activities of projects or the institute are collected, and release from RIHN Archives and institutional repository.

(2) Researches about information technology to promote RIHN’s activities

Novel information techniques or theories to contribute to activities of the institute are developed.

(3) Development of applications to use RIHN’s resources

Developing of a web application RIHN Portal is in progress. It will provide function to retrieve and to show the resources accumulated in the RIHN Archives.

○Progress and Results in 2017

Collection and accumulation of research resources

(Number of the registered into RIHN Archives in FY 2017)

bibliographic records: 614

objects: 144

electric data: 297

images: 326

(Activities about Institutional Repository in FY 2017)

Register count: 1053

Download count: 44,687

(Total number of the registered into RIHN Archives as of 10th April)

bibliographic records: 8,052

objects: 3,098

electric data: 3,833

(Total count about Institutional Repository as of 10th April)

Registered items: 1,873

(including 1,295 items released for public)

Researches about information technology

The following seminars and lectures were held in FY 2017.

GIS lecture for global environmental study (FOSS4G 2017 KYOTO.KANSAI Hands On Day)

Date: 16th October 2017

2nd Seminar

Application of ontology engineering for knowledge design of global environmental science

Date: 29th May 2017

3rd Seminar

Sustainable Heritage Management in Oman

Date: 14th July 2017

4th Seminar

Toward developing temporal information platform for resource sharing – How is past time specified?

Date: 3rd February 2018

Development of applications
Web pages which is an entrance to access documents and data accumulated in RIHN Archives was designed collaborating with a project NIHU. In FY 2017, themes relating with projects in Program 2 extracted, and icons about the themes were created for the web pages.

○Project Members

○Future Themes

Papers

【Original Articles】

Yasuhisa Kondo, Katsuhiro Sano, Takayuki Omori, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Wing-Le Chan, Seiji Kadowaki, Masaki Naganuma, Ryouta O’ishi, Takashi Oguchi, Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Minoru Yoneda 2018,01 Ecological niche and least-cost path analyses to estimate optimal migration routes of Initial Upper Palaeolithic populations to Eurasia. Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Takeru Akazawa (ed.) The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology of the Levant and Beyond. Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series, 5. Springer Nature Singapore, Singapore, pp.199-212. DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-6826-3_13

Tatsuki Sekino 2017,11 Basic linked data resource for temporal information.. Proceedings of the 2017 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC), IEEE Catalog Number: CFP17M10-ART:76-82. (reviewed).

Sekino, T. 2016,12 Time Information System Web HuTime: Comparison with Existing Web Applications.. Journal of Asian Network for GIS-based Historical Studies 4:62-69. (reviewed).

Yasuhisa Kondo, Takehiro Miki, Taichi Kuronuma, Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Kyoko Kataoka, Takashi Oguchi 2016,08 Concurrent and sustainable development of a local-scale digital heritage inventory through action research at Bat, Oman. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development 6(2):195-212. DOI:10.1108/JCHMSD-01-2016-0005 (reviewed).

Terukazu Kumazawa・Keishiro Hara・Aiko Endo・Makoto Taniguchi 2016,04 Supporting collaboration in interdisciplinary research of water–energy–food nexus by means of ontology engineering. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. DOI:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.11.021 (reviewed).

【Review Articles】

Yasuhisa Kondo 2018,01 Data science and palaeolithic research. The Archaeological Journal(708):16. DOI:19 (in Japanese) in Japanese with English title

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Yasuhisa Kondo, Hideyuki Onishi, Yoko Iwamoto Is ‘culture’ a buzzword? Ontological challenge of an interdisciplinary project on the cultural history of early modern humans in Asia. 46th annual conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 2018.03.19-2018.03.23, Universität Tübingen, Germany.

Akira Saito, Yasuhisa Kondo, Nozomi Mizota, Tomoko Koyama Visualizing the relationship between Repartimientos and Reducciones: An experiment with the Resource Description Framework. International Symposium Unsettling Resettlement: Forced Concentration of the Native Population in the Colonial Andes, 2018.02.23-2018.02.24, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

Asako Iwami・Michinori Kimura・Terukazu Kumazawa Local Residents' Awareness of the Value of Regional Resources -A Case Study of Traditional Food “Heshiko” of Kutsuki District, Shiga Prefecture –. 10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 2017.11.29-2017.12.01, Tainan.  http://ecodesign2017.ncku.edu.tw/Downloads/1125_Detail_Program_Ecodesign_2017.pdf

Terukazu Kumazawa Towards Establishing Collaboration Assessment Based on Ontology Engineering. JSAI International Symposia on AI(JSAI-ISAI) ; Workshop kNeXI 2017 (International Workshop on kNowledge eXplication for Industry), 2017.11.14-2017.11.15, 東京都文京区.  https://sites.google.com/view/knexi2017/program

Tatsuki Sekino Basic linked data resource for temporal information. Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference 2017, 2017.11.07-2017.11.09, The Magic School of Green Technologies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Tara Beuzen-Waller, Jessica Giraud, Guillaume Gernez, Romain Courault, Yasuhisa Kondo, Charlotte Cable, Christopher Thornton, Éric Fouache Reconstructing the emergence of oasis territories in the piedmont of the Hajar Moutains (Sultanate of Oman): A synthesis of archaeological, geomorphological and geographical data. XXVIIIe Rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes, 2017.10.10-2017.10.12, Antibes, France.

Yasuhisa Kondo, Terukazu Kumazawa, Ichiro Tayasu, Takanori Nakano Information visualization for participatory multi-isoscape mapping. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, 2017.05.20-2017.05.25, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. (in Japanese)  https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jpguagu2017/subject/HTT23-06/mysessions

Yasuhisa Kondo, Seiji Kadowaki, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Miho Suzuki, Hiroto Nakata, Atsushi Noguchi, Atsushi Nobayashi, Yoshihiro Nishiaki Data sharing within the PaleoAsia project to accelerate interdisciplinary research. The 3rd Conference on Cultural History of PaleoAsia, 2017.05.13-2017.05.14, National Museum of Ethnology, Suita-shi, Osaka. (in Japanese)

Yasuhisa Kondo, Atsushi Noguchi Best practices and challenges in promoting open science in archaeology: two narratives from Japan. 45th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), 2017.03.14-2017.03.16, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.  http://caaconference.org/

Yasuhisa Kondo, Atsushi Noguchi Best practices and challenges in promoting open science in archaeology: two narratives from Japan. 45th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), 2017.03.14-2017.03.16, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.  http://caaconference.org/

Yasuhisa Kondo, Atsushi Noguchi Best practices and challenges in promoting open science in archaeology: two narratives from Japan. 45th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), 2017.03.14-2017.03.16, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.  http://caaconference.org/

Sekino, Tatsuki Temporal Information System HuTime. Workshop Schedule of Activities Updates on The Community Data Base System Healthy Communities Strengthening Section, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, 2016.11.21, AETAS Lumpini, Bangkok.

Sekino, T. Academic asset of environmental science and related interdisciplinary studies. Workshop on the Academic Asset Preservations and Sharing in Southeast Asia, 2016.11.20, Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.

Sekino, Tatsuki Linked Data of Temporal Information. PNC 2016 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, 2016.08.16-2016.08.18, The Getty Center, Los Angeles.

Sekino, Tatsuki Time Information System on the Web. PNC 2016 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, 2016.08.16-2016.08.18, The Getty Center, Los Angeles.

Yasuhisa Kondo, Yuichiro Nishimura How open scientific research data transform transdisciplinary research: a theoretical debate. Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meeting 2016, 2016.05.22-2016.05.26, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2665.8163

【Poster Presentation】

Takehiro Miki, Taichi Kuronuma, Yasuhisa Kondo An analysis of spatial relationship between the Umm an-Nār type tombs and reusing remains at Bāt cemetery, Az-Zahirah, Oman. Seminar for Arabian Studies 2017, 2017.08.04-2017.08.06, The British Museum, London, UK.

Yasuhisa Kondo Knowledge bridging model to visualize and overcome knowledge information gaps between societal actors with the help of bridging agents. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, 2017.05.20-2017.05.25, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.  https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jpguagu2017/subject/HCG35-P01/mysessions

Yasuhisa Kondo, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Miki Kuribayashi, Sachiko Yano, Asanobu Kitamoto Asanobu Kitamoto Future of open science with society: Report on a multi-stakeholder workshop in Japan. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, 2017.05.20-2017.05.25, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.  https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jpguagu2017/subject/MGI27-P11/mysessions