WIDE

Working Groups

Comprehensive research and operation by working groups

WIDE Project research activities are driven by working groups. Each of the working groups engages in promoting research activities and discovering new research themes through the coordination with a variety of other fields. The details of research activities are carefully examined at board meetings held every month.

Although researchers are deployed in various areas around Japan, they come together once every three months to participate in a workshop held in various locations throughout Japan to discuss research results and relevant issues. In addition to these workshops, researchers also participate in an intensive workshop, "The WIDE Camp", held twice a year staying overnights.

Joint Research Presentations are also held twice a year to provide an opportunity to report to WIDE Project sponsors the results of its various research activities. Research results are also compiled into a research report for distribution at the end of March every year.

Network operation infrastructure

Mawi
Theme
Traffic Measurement and Analysis
Chair
Kenjiro Cho, Ryo Kaizaki
Home Page
http://mawi.wide.ad.jp
Started
2002/10/21
DNS
Theme
Discuss issues regarding DNS protocol itself and DNS operation
Chair
Tomohiro Ishihara, Yuji Sekiya
Home Page
Started
2002/11/12
SINDAN
Theme
The goal of this WG is to establish a method to evaluate the state based on observations from the user and to establish a method that enables network operators to grasp problems quickly.
Chair
Yoshiaki Kitaguchi, Tomohiro Ishihara, Taketo Takashima
Home Page
Started
2017/07/19
AI3 (Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives)
Theme
Research and development of Internet technologies on satellite-link-based broadcast media.
Chair
Teruaki Yokoyama, Haruhito Watanabe
Home Page
http://www.ai3.net/
Started
2002/11/06
TWO
Theme
This working group designs and operates the WIDE Internet.
Chair
Hiroaki Hazeyama, Takashi Tomine, Takao Kondo
Home Page
Started
2002/10/23

 

Service infrastructure

SDM
Theme
The WG investigates the approach to media as a service by virtualization and abstraction of networked media infrastructure.
Chair
Hiroshi Esaki, Manabu Tsukada
Home Page
http://sdm.wide.ad.jp/
Started
2014/1/22
Cloud
Theme
Research and development on methods of VM resource management for research activities ans services.
Chair
Yuji Sekiya, Keiichi Shima
Home Page
https://wcc.wide.ad.jp
Started
2010/01/21
Medicri (Medical Crisis)
Theme
Discuss the contribution of information technology to the medical crisis in Japan and to disaster medicine.
Chair
Takashi Okumura, Kiyohiro Nakagawa, Takamasa Maeda
Home Page
Started
2010/4/16
Lens (League of Engineers/researchers for Network and Software)
Theme
Engages in the defense of the freedom of network/software engineers and researchers
Chair
Toshimitsu Dan, Kenji Saito
Home Page
Started
2007/3/22
Aqua (Advancing Quantum Architecture)
Theme
Designing and simulating quantum networks and new physical technologies.
Chair
Rodney Van Meter, Shota Nagayama
Home Page
http://aqua.sfc.wide.ad.jp
Started
2010/10/7
IDEON (Integrated Distributed Environment with Overlay Network)
Theme
Focuses on research, development and operation of overlay networks and their architectures, and our lives depending on them.
Chair
Yusuke Doi, Kenji Saito
Home Page
Started
2002/10/23
iCAR
Theme
InternetCAR WG discuss technologies to connect automobiles to the Internet and its applications..
Chair
Masaaki Sato, Michiko Izumi
Home Page
http://icar.sfc.wide.ad.jp
Started
2002/10/17
Deepspace One / Nerdbox Freaks
Theme
We discuss supporting software for network testbed based on actual nodes and their usage.
Chair
Masatoshi Enomoto, Satoshi Ohta
Home Page
Started
2003/09/02
SOI (School on the Internet)
Theme
SOI (School on the Internet) Project explores what the new higher education based on the Internet should be. With sights set on the establishment of environments where anyone in the world who has a will to study will be able to enjoy hi-quality university-level education "anytime and anywhere", the SOI project is bringing into reality university-level education on the Internet, while conducting research activities through field experiments.
Chair
Keiko Okawa, Shoko Mikawa
Home Page
http://www.soi.wide.ad.jp/
Started
2002/12/04

 

Security infrastructure

Swan (Security for Web 2.0 Application)
Theme
Observe and discuss the recent trends of Web-based malware, especially towards Web 2.0 applications.
Chair
Youki Kadobayashi, Gregory Blanc
Home Page
Started
2010/06/18
cybex
Theme
In cybex-wg, we survey, develop, standardize and deploy technologies about CYBEX.
Chair
Hiroaki Hazeyama,Youki Kadobayashi
Home Page
Started
2010/08/03
moCA (members oriented Certification Authority)
Theme
PKI operation experiment and deployment in WIDE project.
Chair
Mine Sakurai, Taiji Kimura
Home Page
https://moca.wide.ad.jp
Started
2002/10/24
Netman (network management)
Theme
Research about management technology of distributed network management.
Chair
Glenn Mansfield Keeni, Kazuhide Koide
Home Page
Started
2004/02/16