4th Rakuten R&D Symposium - Real + Internet + Technology -

  • Date:2011.11.19 (SAT)
  • Rakuten Tower 2 (Shinagawa Seaside)
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The symposium has been successfully finished! We had 33 demos and posters, and a lot of people have disscussed. 219 people have joined in the symposium! We really appreciate your participation. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next opportunity!!

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4th Rakuten R&D Symposium

Rakuten Institute of Technology will host the 4th Rakuten Research and Development Symposium on November 19th, 2011 at Rakuten Headquarters. This symposium aims to provide an opportunity to share and discuss various Internet related research from both academic and technological perspective.

This year's theme will be "Real + Internet + Technology". We are expecting to have interesting demos and poster presentations, as well as an Invited Speech and Panel discussion.

Research demo and poster session will be held to share and discuss cutting edge results of latest research or ideas currently under study.

In this section, we would like to provide an opportunity to discuss technological and development issues of the current and future research directions through presentations and discussions.

We encourage you to present your research using "Rakuten Data" distributed last August, as well as the new distribution of Rakuten-Ichiba review data.

Through this event, we are hoping to create a unique and open environment by inviting researchers from both academia and the industry to combine the spirit of academic debate with enterprise-oriented perspective.

It will be our pleasure if this event provides some future research and development directions to all participants.

Event Information

Satuday, November 19th, 2011
4-13-9, Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
140-0002, JAPAN
Rakuten 2nd Tower
Free of charge
Rakuten Institute of Technology
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Organization Chair
Masaya Mori
 (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
Program Chair
Satoshi Sekine
 (Rakuten Institute of Technology)
Local Chair
Masahiro Sanjo
 (Rakuten Institute of Technology)


Rakuten R&D Symposium Organizing Committee

Please contact this address for inquiries


Rakuten Technology Conference 2011

Technology Conference 2011

Demo and Poster Presentation


Rakuten R&D Symposium calls for research presentations in the areas relating to the theme of the symposium "Reality + Internet + Technology". Submitted research papers will be reviewed by research paper evaluation committee members. Accepted papers will be presented in either demo or poster format.

Entry conditions

A presenter must fulfill one of the following conditions:

 -Student whose major is Information Technology areas (Undergraduate, master or doctor)
 -Researcher who has earned master or doctor degree in Information Technology areas in the last 3 years.

However, these conditions are NOT applied for following research:

  • - The presenter is from an organization which have Rakuten Data, and
  • - Reearch focus on Rakuten Data

(Updated 2011/10/14)

Research Areas

Internet services
E-commerce, Mobile Services, Multi-device Services
Opensource, Web Services, SaaS, P2P
Cloud computing, Network, Security, Authentication
Information search/data mining
Search, Recommendation, Information extraction/filtering
Natural language processing, Reputation analysis, Semantic web
AI, Machine learning, User behavior analysis
Community analysis, graph theory
Computer vision, Pattern recognition, Data visualization
User interface, interaction
Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality
Large scale/distributed platform technology, Virtualization
Grid computing, Distributed storage
Parallel computing, GPU computing
Other topics related to internet technology


Abstract Submission

Please fill in the following application form and send e-mail to the following address
Application form
Subject: RRDS4 Research Paper Application
-------(Application form/abstract)--------
  1. (1)Resarch Title:
  2. (2)Author:(Specify the presenter if applying in a group)
  3. (3)Organization:
  4. (4)Abstract(100 words in English or 100 letters in Japanese):
  5. (5)E-mail address:

Final Document Submission

Format:Free (A4/PDF format/up to 4 pages)

Apply to:
Please send an e-mail to the following address with required PDF files attached.
Papers identical to any other papers currently under submission or consideration to other conferences or journals will not be allowed.
English or Japanese.


Monday, October 24th, 2011
Deadline for abstracts (closed)
Monday, October 26th, 2011
Notification of acceptance sent POSTPONED!
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Deadline for Final manuscript
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Presentations at Symposium


Awards (financial incentives, commemoratives and other privileges) will be given to outstanding work. Future collaboration and application of the research results will be considered.


External researchers will join the Data Challenge Advisor and evaluation committee.

Updated on October 25th, 2011
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