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15th FORUM8 DESIGN FESTIVAL 2021-3Days＋EVE
FORUM8's Design Festival 3Day + EVE event is a platform used to announce advancements in our products and also to support and announce ongoing research and excellent applications of our software. For this year's event we are focusing on the DX, Digital Transformation, era. How the recent changes in our workstyle have impacted business and our futures will be our main activities.
With the idea of MaaS, or Mobility as a Service, in mind we are looking at how autonomous driving systems will be included in the simulations of the new digital city concepts. This year we will host the 5th Autonomous Driving Conference and with the help of 4 industry experts provide a lecture series. Every year there is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the autonomous driving systems so we hope to answer all your questions. In addition, we will also hold the 19th 3DVR Simulation Contest which will showcase the many possible uses of UC-win/Road in different industries and fields. During this showcase the various nominations and prize winners will also be announced.
For Day 2, the 8th Student Cloud Programming World Cup, CPWC, and the 10th Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud, VDWC, winners will be announced an awarded. Students from all across the globe will be participating so it is sure to be an exciting event. There will also be the 4th Hagura Award Announcement and the 13th International VR Symposium of the Association for Promotion of Advanced Expression Technology.
For Day 3, experts from the Cabinet Secretariat of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will give a lecture series on regional revitilazation, national resilience, and i-construction. There will also be the 7th National Resilience Design Award Ceremony which will showcase various works that contribute to disaster prevention and national resilience. Throughout the event we will announce 3 new books including FORUM8's "City and Architecture Blog Overview" and "Structural Analysis by Numerical Simulation, Augmented and Revised Edition". Be sure to also check out the exhibition corner where you can experience the latest updates in our software such as Ver.21 of Shade3D. We have also prepared a VR tour of our showroom for our homepage. We hope you can fully enjoy this event and have the opportunity to geto know FORUM8's VR / CG, 3DCAD, and FEM software solutions. We also hope our lecture series and speakers spark some thoughts on how to improve productivity and efficiency for users and engineers through software applications. Thank you for your support.
The 5th Autonomous Driving Conference
C-win/Road is used for a variety of automobile related fields such as road design, vehicle system development, ITS, ADAS and autonomous driving. This conference covers the newest features of the 3DVR software supporting these advanced R&D and examples of system development. At the "4th Autonomous Driving Conference", specialists from the governments will deliver lectures about trends, current issues, and prospects in the country and abroad.
Opening speech of The 14th FORUM8 Design Festival CEO and President of FORUM8, Yuji Ito
The METI established the "Autonomous Driving Business Study Commission" together with the MLIT and is promoting activities required for the realization of autonomous driving through the collaboration between industries, educational institutions and the administrations in order that the Japanese automobile industry increases the competitive power in the autonomous driving field and contributes to the resolution of social issues such as reduce of traffic accident. Based on the debates in the study commission, Mr. Ueki introduces METI's current activities such as "the policy toward the realization of autonomous driving" made up in June and demonstration project according to it.
Born in May 1974. After he finished his master's at Tokyo Institute of Technology in March 1999, he joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (FKA the Ministry of International Trade and Industry). He took his current position in July 2019.
The progress of information and communication technology is rapid, and expectations for the role that information and communication play in the realization of autonomous driving are increasing. In this lecture, we will introduce the research and development of information and communication technology at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications toward the realization of autonomous driving, and also introduce the efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications regarding 5G and new wireless communication technologies beyond that.
Since joining the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (currently the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) in 1999, he has been engaged in policy making and international operations in various fields of information and communications such as the Internet, broadcasting technology, and 5G, including the time when he was seconded to the Japanese government representative of the international organization in Geneva.
The Road Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has aimed to introduce an autonomous driving service that utilizes autonomous driving technology in collaboration with the SIP project of the Cabinet Office in order to respond to issues such as aging in mountainous areas. We are conducting a demonstration experiment of "autonomous driving service based on roadside stations, etc. in the Ma area". In this lecture, we will introduce efforts to realize safe and smooth driving of autonomous driving in cooperation with road infrastructure, such as partial revision of the Road Law based on the results of demonstration experiments and cases of full-scale introduction.
Joined the Ministry of Construction (currently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1994. Graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo. After working as the director of the Tokyo National Highway Office, he has been in his current position since April 2020.
Member of the House of Representatives, the first Minister of State for Disaster Management, National Resilience. After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Seikei University and working for a major insurance company, he was elected 10 times in the Gifu 5th district of the House of Representatives. Parliamentary League Activities: Head of the LDP North Korea Abduction Problem Countermeasures Headquarters, Chairman of the IT Security Thinking Group, Chairman of the Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Information Education, Chairman of the Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Next Generation Energy Systems, Chairman of the Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Liberal Democratic Party Motorsports, and many others .. Book: "Is that so !!" National resilience "" (2014 PHP Institute) / "Looking up, Japan" (2010 PHP Institute) / "To normalize education learned from Thatcher reform" Road "(2005 PHP Institute)
The Automobile Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will reduce traffic accidents by promoting the making of safe cars by formulating safety standards for automobiles and promoting the development, commercialization, and popularization of automobiles equipped with safe driving support systems using advanced technology. We aim to make a significant contribution to. In this lecture, we will introduce the latest efforts of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Automobile Bureau toward the realization of autonomous driving.
The Automobile Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will reduce traffic accidents by promoting the making of safe cars by formulating safety standards for automobiles and promoting the development, commercialization, and popularization of automobiles equipped with safe driving support systems using advanced technology. We aim to make a significant contribution to. In this lecture, we will introduce the latest efforts of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Automobile Bureau toward the realization of autonomous driving.
We believe that autonomous driving technology is indispensable for reducing traffic accidents and alleviating traffic congestion, and the police will support the progress of autonomous driving so that it can be realized at an early stage according to the road environment in Japan. We are implementing various initiatives from the perspective. In this lecture, we will introduce the police's efforts toward the realization of autonomous driving, focusing on the partial revision of the Road Traffic Act (related to autonomous driving) corresponding to the practical application of autonomous driving technology and the improvement of the environment for public road demonstration experiments. ..
After graduating from Waseda University in March 1988, joined the National Police Agency in April of the same year. After working as the Chief of the Police Department of the Nagasaki Prefectural Police Headquarters and the Director of the Salary and Welfare Division of the Commissioner-General of the National Police Agency, he assumed his current position in June 2017.
"Landscape of the VR world and evolution of FORUM8 product development"
FORUM8 Executive Officer VR Development Technical Manager Pencreach Yoann
Introducing the latest information on the development of UC-win / Road and a new web service of virtual reality. In particular, we plan to introduce a new C ++ API that supports the purpose of research and development, expansion of driving and traffic simulation, and 4D-5D simulation that really makes use of VR simulation. In addition, we will explain how to interact with VR and cloud technology in the future, new initiatives for VR-NEXT and Web VR applications, and future prospects.
"UC-win / Road Safe Driving Simulator-National Public Safety Commission Type Certification-, VR Application Cases"
FORUM8 Executive Officer System Sales Manager Katsumi Matsuda
Introducing the UC-win / Road safe driving simulator that has obtained the driving simulator type certification of the National Public Safety Commission. In addition, the latest case studies utilizing VR digital platforms in the fields of autonomous driving, ADAS, and mobility, AUTOSAR-compliant embedded system development services, Shade3D and VR cooperation, AR systems, VR promotion council initiatives, and domestic 3D game engine suites. We will also introduce the Chidori Game engine.
Introducing 3 new publications of FORUM8 Publishing that will be published together with the event. We invite the authors and supervisors to introduce the contents of each book.
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Structural analysis based on numerical simulation Augmented and revised edition
City and Architecture Blog Overview
-50+Notes on Captivating Destinations-
"Expression Technology Certification Database Official Guidebook"
-19th 3D VR Simulation Contest on Cloud Awards Ceremony- The 19th 3DVR Simulation Contest
3D/VR Simulation Contest on Cloud starts with the award winning VR Design Studio UC-win/Road software. The main event of the FORUM8 design festival is the competition between international and domestic contestants to see who can create the most advanced VR simulation using VR Design Studio UC-win/Road. A general public online vote has also been implemented since 2011. This year is surely going to be exciting!
"Safe driving evaluation diagnosis simulator"
Medical corporation Joto Kiriwakai Tums Urayasu Hospital
"VR and other experience-based training system"
East Nippon Expressway Company Limited
"Snowplow driving simulator"
NICHIJO Co., Ltd.
"Road marking simulation of Honmachi-dori using DS"
Kyoto Municipal Kyoto Institute of Technology High School
Hanshin Expressway vehicle trajectory simulation
Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd.
3D environment design VR software system scenario construction and VR display
National Disaster Prevention Education Center
He is an architectural IT journalist solving the business challenges that the construction industry has including the productivity growth, global environmental protection and internationalization etc. by introducing BIM/CIM and ICT.
After graduating the department of science and engineering, Nihon University, he joined Design Planning office for civil design of Taisei Corporation and has been engaged in design etc. for road structure, river, harbor and lecture etc. Appointed in the current position since 2011.
Director of Japan Society for Impact Assessment, director of Laboratory of Autonomy Problem, part-time instructor of Nagano University, CEO of Kizakiko Hot Spring Development Co., Ltd. Councilor of Omachi Kita high school. Author of some books. Won the prize of Minister for the Environment for his activity of global warming in 2005.
Worked at Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., and engaged in vehicle product power evaluation through driving. Moved on to the vehicle dynamic performance/chassis technology area until 2002. Next was future vehicle standards and development until 2011, and since 2012 a research at Nagoya University on future Scoiation Creation.
GALLERIA high-performance gaming notebook / Portable SSD / Certificate / Trophy / Book card
GALLERIA gaming laptop / Certificate / Book card
Shade3D / Game Programming PC / Gift Card / Certificate
360 degree action camera Insta360 ONE X / Certificate / Book card
Certificate / Book card
*PCs are provided by THIRDWAVE Corporation.
-The 21st UC-win/Road Conference- The 21th VR Conference
"Information for the 14th FORUM8 Design Festival" President and CEO Yuji Ito
"The latest features of Shade 3D and future prospects, utilization of Suite Chidori engine"
Introducing future prospects and latest usage examples including "UC-win / Road" cooperation such as new functions implemented in the latest version Ver.21 and 2D drawing function. In addition, we will introduce the "BIM / CIM verification option" that corresponds to the guidelines for verifying and inspecting the BIM / CIM model formulated by the newly developed Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism with actual demonstrations. We will also introduce the cooperation between the non-commercial and academy free domestic 3D game engine "Suite Chidori Engine" and "Shade 3D" released in April 2020.
■Overview of Shade3D
Being equipped with functions such as the high-precise modeling, layout, camera, light source, rendering, and animation for the architectural perspective, interior design, and product design, Shade3D can be utilized as the modeling tool for UC-win/Road. An academic tool supporting the programming education is released in the latest version.
Public final examination 10: 30-12: 00 / Award ceremony 16: 00-17: 00
The 8th Cloud Programming World Cup
The 10th Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud The 8th CPWC / The 10th VDWC
"8th CPWC" competing for cloud application programming technology using development kits and "10th VDWC" competing for advanced architectural and civil engineering designs in the cloud. This year, we have the first team to pass the first match from Pakistan, and it has a more international appearance in Asia including Japan, Europe and the United States. At the final public screening, students will give presentations rich in ideas.
Born in Bangkok. Multi-Lingual MC. Model, narrator.
It will be delivered by Patrick Harlan (Pakkun) who is appearing in the TV commercial provided by our company.
The 6th State-of-the-art technical cooperation, latest technology art session
■ Lecturer profile
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo. Specializes in multimedia processing and machine learning centered on images and videos.
"New experiences and values created by AI"
AI is playing an active role in various fields such as object recognition and translation. We are conducting research on goods and services that appeal to people's sensibilities and emotions, such as "sticking," "shining," and "sounding," by combining various data. In this lecture, we will introduce some of the latest cases.
A digital art creator born in 1947 in Komatsu, Ishikawa. Received many awards including Grand Prix of TVCM section by The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association and ACC Award and more. He created thousands of company logos, TV programs, TV commercials, and advertisements.
Announcement of the 4th Hagura Award
To spread and promote the state-of-the-art expression technology, State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association established "Hagura Award". The purpose of this award is to contribute to enhancing the quality of expression technologies and spreading them to various fields by commending contributions to the society through works and activities utilizing the state of the art expression technologies regardless of field. The winners will be announced in this session.
The 13th International VR Symposium
An international VR symposium where members of "World 16" composed of researchers from all over the world in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, city planning, etc. have gathered to present and discuss proposals for using VR. So far, America Phoenix (2008), Hakone (2009), USA Santa Barbara (2010), Italy Pisa (2011), Howai (2014), Greece Thessaroniki (2015) ), Osaka (2016), Boston MIT (2017), New Zealand (2018), Paris, France (2019). The event will be held under the direction of Mr. Yoshihiro Kobayashi of Arizona State University with the goal of presenting the results of research and development and the development of packaged products realized through collaboration between World16 and our company.
Arizona State Univ.
Executive officer and Development Senior Manager of FORUM8
Under the influence of covid-19, the world of communication means shook greatly. This time, we will announce the use of virtual tour applications on the Web as part of architectural design education.
What is the optimal traffic control that focuses on the challenge of traffic control using AI technology and the comfort seen by road users? Also verified using VR technology!
It is necessary to analyze and understand human behavior in order to create an optimal environment. We will explain the development and future development of a multidimensional analysis system using a line-of-sight measuring device.
The fundamental elements contained in information such as images are extracted by deep learning and generated as latent space. We will present how GAN and virtual reality, which re-express the latent space from an angle different from the original reality, can be used in combination.
How you stimulate the senses of the experiencer with art and entertainment will greatly change the impression you give. What is the effect obtained by fusing high-precision 3D modeling and model with VR technology? I will explain the results of this research.
Although the point cloud captures the 3D shape in detail, various measures are required for visualization with a three-dimensional effect. This time, we will explain the development of a three-dimensional expression technology and visualization tool from point cloud data without color and brightness information.
Imagine a full-fledged VR headset when you think of immersive AR. This time, we will introduce the research and development of AR technology that is lightweight and gives an easy and immersive feeling.
Content creation is increasing with the development of VR technology. For a comfortable VR experience, it is also a highly specialized field such as measures against VR sickness. We will talk about the challenge of developing a new VR content evaluation technology that supports production to promote the utilization and popularization of VR.
While controlling the risk of infection including covid-19, identify long-term sustainable measures by simulation! This project will carry out infection spread and countermeasure simulation using agents. In addition, the result is expressed in VR that is easy to understand.
Point clouds are often used for digital preservation of important heritage. I thought about how to revive heritage with virtual reality using point clouds. I will explain the technology examined this time and its effect.
Reproduction by physics simulation of collision is used for investigating the cause of collision accident, but we will give a presentation on what kind of effect can be expected if reproduction using VR is possible.
We will announce the utilization status of BIM / CIM in Europe and the expected impact on UC-win / Road.
The 6th Junior Software Seminar Award Ceremony
Excellent works created in "Junior Software Seminar" are awarded.
-The14th Design Conference IM＆VR・i-Construction Session- The 14th Design Conference
With a view of BIM/CIM and i-Construction promoted by the MLIT, specialists in each field of seismic, disaster mitigation, and informational construction deliver speeches. In addition, FORUM8 staff introduces FORUM8 solutions using CIM and covering various phases such as performance design and maintenance and the activities based on the SDGs missions.
Opening speech of The 13th FORUM8 Design FestivalCEO and President of FORUM8, Yuji Ito
He joined the Ministry of Construction (currently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 2000. Completed the master's program at Hokkaido University Graduate School. After working as the director of the Yamagata River National Highway Office, he has been in his current position since April 2019.
Promotion of i-Construction
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is promoting "i-Construction" to promote the utilization of ICT at construction sites and the equalization of construction time in order to respond to issues such as labor shortages and shortages of workers, which are concerns in the future in Japan. In addition, taking the opportunity of coronavirus infection, they are also working on digital transformation in the infrastructure field such as non-contact and remote working styles utilizing digital technology. This lecture will comprehensively introduce these efforts.
IM&VR improving the productivity in the DX era
He will mainly introduce application examples in the fields of computerized construction, disaster prevention, and disaster mitigation utilizing IM (Information Modeling) & VR solutions, while the utilization of i-Construction and BIM/CIM is being promoted. In addition, he will also introduce the latest BIM/CIM requirements such as UC-1 Cloud automatic design series compatible with full cloud, cloud accounting series that can be linked with integration, Data Eraser Suite that guarantees the certainty of erasure of important and confidential data on the PC and 4D simulation by VR Design Studio UC-win/Road.
Joined the Ministry of Construction (currently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in April 1994. After working as General Manager of Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, he has been in his current position since July 2019.
Recent Efforts to Strengthen the Land
As disasters have become more frequent and intensified in recent years,it is an urgent task to promote national resilience to protect the lives and property of the people. In addition to the outline of national resilience, he will introduce the recent efforts of the government, local governments, and the private sector for national resilience.
-The 7th National Resilience Design Award Result Announcement and Award Ceremony- The 7th National Resilience Design Award
"National Resilience Design Award" is the place to provide information and to improve skills by assembling concrete cases and results which is helping to strengthen the national land.
Various brilliant works for strengthening of national land in the field of structural analysis (civil engineering and construction), ground and water engineering, and disaster prevention will be introduced.
He is an architectural IT journalist solving the business challenges that the construction industry has including the productivity growth, global environmental protection and internationalization etc. by introducing BIM/CIM and ICT.
Graduated from Department of Science and Engineering. A doctor of civil engineering and a specialist of aseismic engineering, earthquake risk, and armored concrete. Won the literature award and Yoshida award of Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Author of some books.
Specialist of urban hydrology and groundwater hydrology. Currently he researches risk management of a flood. The author of a book about groundwater.
Member of Department of Environmental Engineering Science of Gunma University. He studies in a disaster prevention of ground, various ground movement, and interaction between ground and a structure, especially focusing on a prediction by computers like FEM.
UC-1 Design Series CIM Initiatives and Future Prospects
In the UC-1 design series, the use of BIM/CIM models for simulation and design has already been promoted. In this lecture, he will introduce these approaches, a new program for designing from 3D models and drawings, and future prospects including the relationship with UC-win/Road and Shade3D.
FORUM8 FEM analysis solution
From FORUM8's FEM analysis series, we will introduce the latest analysis examples and future development plans for each product of Engineer's Studio® developed in-house, FEMLEEG, a comprehensive finite element method analysis system, and 2D elasto-plastic ground analysis Geo Engineer's Studio.
Leading-edge VR linkage systems including driving simulators are displayed and demonstrated.