Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

www.kcg.edu/
Kyoto, Japan

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is Japan's first IT professional school with adjunct masteral programs in Applied Information Technology on Web Business Technology & Web Systems Development. KCGI is ranked among the top five Management of Technology educational institutions in Japan by the International Strategy Design Research Institute . KCGI's course program was developed based on the new Masteral course program of Information System by the US-based Association for Computing Machinery , adopted to meet the needs of the contemporary IT and business sectors. Wikipedia.

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Emi K.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Okuda S.,Kyoto Computer Gakuin KCG
2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016 | Year: 2016

There is a visual novel which is a game combined with visual interaction and novel texts. We have challenged making an EPUB-type visual novel, because we can easily make it. The EPUB format is based on HTML5. In addition, We can get an easy way to make a visual novel with equations. Our visual novel gives us happy math. © 2016 IEEE.


Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Sano I.,Osaka University | Nakata M.,Osaka University
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2016

Increased emissions of anthropogenic aerosols associated with economic growth can lead to increased concentrations of hazardous air pollutants. Furthermore, dust storms or biomass burning plumes can cause serious environmental hazards, yet their aerosol properties are poorly understood. Our research group has worked on the development of an efficient algorithm for aerosol retrieval during hazy episodes (dense concentrations of atmospheric aerosols). It is noted that near UV measurements are available for detection of carbonaceous aerosols. The biomass burning aerosols (BBA) due to large-scale forest fires and/or burn agriculture exacerbated the severe air pollution. It is known that global warming and climate change have caused increasing instances of forest fires, which have in turn accelerated climate change. It is well known that this negative cycle decreases the quality of the global environment and human health. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been developing a new Earth observing system, the GCOM (Global Change Observation Mission) project, which consists of two satellite series: GCOM-W1 and GCOM-C1. The first GCOM-C satellite will board the SGLI (second generation GLI [global imager]) to be launched in early 2017. The SGLI is capable of multi-channel (19) observation, including a near UV channel (0.380 μm) and two polarization channels at red and near-infrared wavelengths of 0.67 and 0.87 μm. Thus, global aerosol retrieval will be achieved with simultaneous polarization and total radiance. In this study, algorithm improvement for aerosol remote sensing, especially of BBA episodes, is examined using Terra/MODIS measurements from 2003, when the GLI and POLDER-2 sensors were working onboard the Japanese satellite ADEOS-2. © 2016 SPIE.


Nakata M.,Osaka University | Sano I.,Osaka University | Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2016

Increased emissions of anthropogenic aerosols associated with economic growth can lead to increased concentrations of hazardous air pollutants. In particular, large cities in East Asia have experienced numerous heavy haze episodes. Atmospheric aerosol distributions in East Asia are complex, being influenced by both natural phenomena and human activity, with urban areas in particular being dominated by fine anthropogenic aerosols released from diesel-powered vehicles and industrial activity. In Japan, air pollution levels have been reduced; nevertheless, in recent years, there is increasing concern regarding air pollution caused by fine particulate matter. The origins of air pollution were examined, focusing on the comparison between aerosol properties observed from satellites and that on the ground. Because of their short life spans, concentrations of anthropogenic aerosols are highest over the source regions, and as a result, the climatic impacts of anthropogenic aerosols are also found to be most pronounced in these regions. In this study, aerosol impacts on climate are assessed by numerical model simulations. The direct effects of aerosols include reduced solar radiation, and hence a decrease in surface temperatures. In addition to these changes in the radiation budget, aerosols have a significant potential to change cloud and precipitation fields. These climatic responses to aerosols can manifest far from their source regions with high industrial activities. © 2016 SPIE.


Okuda S.,Kyoto Computer Gakuin | Emi K.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013 | Year: 2013

We are going to show you how to make a game easily with using EPUB 3 that has some interactive function based on HTML5 related technology. EPUB 3 is e-book standard form. If you have just an EPUB reader on a game console or an OS, you can play it on any platform. We are going to show you a game demo in this paper. © 2013 IEEE.


Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Yasumoto M.,Kinki University | Nakata M.,Kinki University
Scientific World Journal | Year: 2014

We investigate heavy haze episodes (with dense concentrations of atmospheric aerosols) occurring around Beijing in June, when serious air pollution was detected by both satellite and ground measurements. Aerosol retrieval is achieved by radiative transfer simulation in an Earth atmosphere model. We solve the radiative transfer problem in the case of haze episodes by successive order of scattering. We conclude that air pollution around Beijing in June is mainly due to increased emissions of anthropogenic aerosols and that carbonaceous aerosols from agriculture biomass burning in Southeast Asia also contribute to pollution. © 2014 Sonoyo Mukai et al.


Okuda S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Emi K.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Kawachi Y.,Osaka University
1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics 2012, GCCE 2012 | Year: 2012

ePub3.0 supporting multilaguages besides English was announced in May, 2012. So, we propose an education system with electronic textbooks of the ePub format and smartphones. © 2012 IEEE.


Hashimoto H.,Chuo University | Yagiura M.,Nagoya University | Imahori S.,Nagoya University | Ibaraki T.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
4OR | Year: 2010

Vehicle routing and scheduling problems have a wide range of applications and have been intensively studied in the past half century. The condition that enforces each vehicle to start service at each customer in the period specified by the customer is called the time window constraint. This paper reviews recent results on how to handle hard and soft time window constraints, putting emphasis on its different definitions and algorithms. With these diverse time windows, the problem becomes applicable to a wide range of real-world problems. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.


Sano I.,Kinki University | Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Nakata M.,Kinki University
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) | Year: 2015

Concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) is a good indicator of air pollution by anthropogenic aerosols in particular near surface. However instrumentation of PM2.5 is still on going in East Asia even in Japan. This work intends to develop an algorithm for estimating PM2.5 distribution based on the satellite measurements. Combined use of satellite derived columnar aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and vertical distribution of aerosol extinction by ground-based LIDAR measurements is available for estimation of near surface AOT. Thus the derived correlation between AOT and PM2.5 is utilized to retrieve satellite based PM2.5. © 2015 IEEE.


Nakata M.,Kinki University | Sano I.,Kinki University | Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) | Year: 2015

Aerosol impacts on Earth's system are not negligible. The change of concentration of aerosols causes various effects on the climate by directly and indirectly modifying the optical properties and lifetimes of cloud. In addition to radiation budget change, aerosol has a significant potential to change cloud and precipitation. East Asia is the area with high concentration of aerosols in the world. This work intends to investigate distribution of aerosols over East Asia and estimate impacts of aerosol on regional climate change using by satellite data and GCM simulations. Aerosol impacts on climate over East Asia is larger than global mean. The simulated results show that surface cooling and weaken monsoon circulation by aerosol effects. © 2015 IEEE.


Mukai S.,Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics | Sano I.,Kinki University | Nakata M.,Kinki University
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) | Year: 2015

The concentration of air pollutants has become severe, and influence of biomass burning aerosols (BBA) generated by agricultural biomass burning (ABB) has been noted upon the severe haze episodes. This work intends to show the retrieval algorithm as far as heavy air pollution caused by ABB is concerned. Aerosol retrieval in the hazy atmosphere is achieved based on radiation simulation method of successive order of scattering (MSOS) for the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) on AQUA data. Multi-angle observations with the polarization and directionality of the Earth's reflectances (POLDER) on the polarization & anisotropy of reflectances for atmospheric sciences coupled with observations from a lidar (PARASOL) are available for aerosol retrieval from a mixture of cloud and haze. © 2015 IEEE.

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