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FORUM8 Design Festival 2017-3Days+Eve
The 5th Cloud Programming World Cup
Virtual Design World Cup The 7th Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud Services



Greeting  

I believe that software technologies largely contribute to the Society5.0 released by the government. In particular, the virtual reality technology is expected for its possibility in a variety of fields. FORUM8 is pursuing the sophistication of the VR and simulators supporting the R&D of autonomous driving. At this Design Festival 2017, we will introduce the trends of autonomous driving and the latest VR software features. In the civil construction fields, as a matter of course, we are also developing 3DCAD and 3D FEM analysis software, and VR functions contributing to realizing CIM and i-Construction, firmly expanding the utilization through holding the student competition VDWC and NaRDA.
In addition, as for the civil engineering designs, we are focusing on providing the partial factor method based UC-1 series products supporting performance design at the earliest possible time. Centering on VR, 3DCAD, and FEM, FORUM8 will boost up the productivity efficiency of users by using IT.
It is my pleasure to host the Design Festival as an opportunity to learn about and envision the Society5.0.

PDF Design Festival 2017-3days+Eve (PDF, 12P, 5 353KB, in Japanese)
< General information of the Festival >
Period  Wed. 15 November - Fri. 17 November, 2017
Venue  Shinagawa Intercity Hall Foyer MAP
Participation fee Free of charge (Registration in advance required)
Organization
 FORUM8 Co., Ltd.

Eve  Day1  Day2  Day3  Day4

 Eve 11/14 Tue
 Real and Virtual Game World -11th FORUM8 DesignFestival eve-
 FORUM8 Design Festival Eve
5:30pm-9:00pm
Train game / CUBE GAME / UFO ZONE /
Air Shodou / Secret mapping

>> Details of Eve

 Day1 11/15 Wed.
 -The 18th UC-win/Road Conference-
 The 18th VR Conference
9:50am-3:30pm
                    
 System exhibition (all day) at Foyer   >>Details of systems
Autonomous Driving Conference MIC, METI, MLIT, NPA deliver speeches!
Greeting
 Opening address of The 11th FORUM8 Design Festival
9:50am-10:00am   Yuji Ito, President and CEO of FORUM8

UC-win/Road
Presentation
 Development example and future vision of VR driving simulator,
training and exhibition system
  Executive Officer and System Sales Manager of FORUM8 / Katsumi Matsuda
 Development of environment for autonomous driving total simulation 
10:00am-11:00am   Executive officer and VR Development Manager of FORUM8 / Pencreach Yoann

Special Lecture
 Circumstances surrounding autonomous driving and Connected Car,
and MIC's involvement in them
11:00am-11:40am   Director, New Generation Mobile Communication System Promotion office,
     Mobile Satellite Communications Division, Radio Department, Telecommunications Bureau
     Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications  Mr. Gaku Nakazato

Guest Greeting
President of "Parliamentary group for considering Automobile Culture"
Member of the House of Representatives Mr. Keiji Furuya
1:00pm-1:20pm

Special Lecture
 The METI's involvement in autonomous driving
1:20pm-2:00pm   Director of Electric Vehicle, Advanced Technology and ITS Promotion Office,
     Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Automobile Division,
     Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry  Mr. Naohiko Kakimi

Special Lecture
 The MLIT's involvement in autonomous driving
2:00pm-2:40pm   Director, International Affairs Office and Autonomous Driving Strategy Office,
     Engineering Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau,
     Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism  Mr. Masato Sahashi

Special Lecture
 Trends of autonomous driving and NPA's involvement
2:40pm-3:20pm   Director, Autonomous Driving Planning Office, Traffic Planning Division, Traffic Bureau,
     National Police Agency Mr. Toshihiro Sugi
Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony of
The 16th 3D VR Simulation Contest on Cloud
 
  
3:35pm-5:20pm
Book Launch Lecture
 Learning Bridge Engineering through VR
 5:20pm-5:40pm   President of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association (Paroway Tec) 
    Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki
   Dream VR Generation -History of 3D VR Software UC-win/Road
    VR commentator / Editing collaborator(AVC) / Chief editor  Mr. Hiroyuki Kawata
   Refuge Guidance Sign Total System RGSS Guidebook
    Visual communication designer, Director of NPO Sign Centre Mr. Yukio Ota
Networking Party /
Book Launching Sale
Venue: Foyer
Authors and editors will deliver lectures at the time of unveiling of FORUM8 books. VR game event will also be held and participants can get a good bonus. We are looking forward to having you attend.
 5:45pm-
 

 Day2 11/16 Thu.
 -The 18th UC-win/Road Conference-
 The 18th VR Conference

 System exhibition (all day) at Foyer   >>Details of systems
Greeting
 Opening address of The 11th FORUM8 Design Festival
9:50am-10:00am   Yuji Ito, President and CEO of FORUM8
State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association 
10:00am-10:30am
 The 3rd State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association /
Latest Contents Sessions / CRAVA Inc.
 Support for expanding the usage of state of the art technologies in expression
 President of The State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association Mr. Satoshi Machida
Open Final Judgment
Open Final Judgment of
The 5th Cloud Programming World Cup /
The 7th Virtual Design World Cup
10:30am-12:00pm
Special Lecture
 Sports tell us! How can Japanese society convert itself from 'Jocks' to 'Sportsmen'?
1:15pm-2:05pm   Sports commentator Mr. Masayuki Tamaki
2:05pm-3:15pm  The 10th International VR Symposium
CRAVA
3:30pm-4:00pm
 The 3rd State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association /
Latest Contents Sessions / CRAVA Inc.
 VR game development and future vision
  President of CRAVA Inc. Mr. Kurato Kazuki
Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony of
The 5th Cloud Programming World Cup /
The 7th Virtual Design World Cup
4:00pm-5:00pm
Award Ceremony
 Award Ceremony of The 3rd Junior Software Seminar
5:00pm-5:30pm
Networking Party
Venue: Trattoria Italia (Shinagawa Intercity B 1F), Foyer
We will hold a networking party at "Trattoria Italia" near by the lecture venue. Users and lecturers can communicate and provide exchange of information while enjoying meals and drinks. We are looking forward to having you attend.
 5:30pm-
 
 

 Day3 11/17 Fri.
 -The 11th Design Conference IM&VR i-Construction Session-
 The 11th Design Conference
 System exhibition (all day) at Foyer   >>Details of systems
Greeting
 Opening address of The 11th FORUM8 Design Festival
10:00am-10:10am   Yuji Ito, President and CEO of FORUM8
Special Lecture
 Synchronize the performance test result of new structure
and the checking data of existing structure
10:10am-11:10am   Professor, Concrete Lab., Department of Civil Engineering,
     Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Prof. Koichi Maekawa

Presentation
 The latest information of FEM series and future vision
11:10am-12:00pm   Director in charge of development, FORUM8 / Brent Fleming
 FORUM8's correspondence to the new Specifications for Highway Bridges
  Manager, Analysis support Team, FORUM8 / Hiroto Matsuyama

Special Lecture
 CIM update information -VR/AR/IoT/Big Data-
1:15pm-2:15pm   Professor, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering,
     Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University Prof. Nobuyoshi Yabuki

Presentation
 IM&VR CIM solutions and i-Construction
2:15pm-2:45pm   Executive Officer and System Sales Manager of FORUM8 / Katsumi Matsuda

Presentation
 Expression Technology Test (Architecture ICT)
2:45pm-3:15pm   Executive board member State of the Art Technologies in Expression Association  
     Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki
Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony of
The 4th National Resilience Design Award
3:30pm-5:00pm
Farewell Party
Venue: FORUM8 Seminar room
Next Design Festival is scheduled from 14 to 16 November 2018. After all Day3 sessions are finished, a farewell party will be held in gratitude for the guests, hoping the reunion in next year. We are looking forward to having you attend.
5:30pm-
 

 Day4 11/18 Sat.
*You can either choose the tour or the golf competition but not both.
*Applicants are responsible for the travel fee to the gathering spot.
*If there are many applicants, a lottery will be held to choose the lucky ones.
 Special event for Premium Users
Technical Tour (sightseeing)
Nikko Tosho-gu / Shinkyo bridge
EDO WONDERLAND
Nikko Edomura
On the theme of Edo period in Japan!, let's experience Japanese autumn leaves, Nikko Tosho-gu, and the town and actors reproducing the Edo period.
Time : Leave Shinagawa station at 8:00am /
(planned to) arrive at 8:00pm
Candidates : Participants of Design Festival Day1, Day2, Day3
Non-SPU users need to pay participation fee.
Golf
Camellia Hills Country Club
Venue : Camellia Hills Country Club
Meeting
place
: Parking lot of Shinagawa Intercity A
(planned to) Leave at 7:00am
Candidates : Participants of Design Festival Day1, Day2, Day3
Non-SPU users need to pay participation fee.


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CPWC

The 5th Cloud Programming World Cup
-Put your programming skills of 3DVR Cloud application to the test with FORUM8's Software Development Kit (SDK)!-

 < Overview >
Organizer Cloud Programming World Cup Executive Committee
Judging Committee Associate Prof. Tomohiro Fukuda (Head of judges and associate professor from the Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University)
Mr. Makoto Sato (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Associate Prof. Narahara Taro (Associate professor from the College of Architectural Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Mr. Yoann Pencreach (Chief Manager of VR development group, FORUM8)
Guideline for applicants The objective of the competition is to develop software that can run on VR-Cloud® using UC-win/Road SDK (Software Development Kit) and VR-Cloud® SDK. This software could be: all-purpose software, application programs, engineering software, business software or game software.
- UC-win/Road   - UC-win/Road SDK   - VR-Cloud®   - VR-Cloud®SDK
- Unique transmission technology a3s(Anything as a Service) SDK

Examples of application that can be developed using the SDK
Application term / Schedule

Registration Period Apr. 3 (Mon) - Jun. 21 (Wed), 2017
Please submit the work plan by Jun. 21 after the registration.
Rental duration for free licenses April 3 (Mon) - November 24 (Fri), 2017
1st round presentation /review Jul 19(Wed), 2017
Project Submission Period Sep. 29 (Fri) - Oct. 4 (Wed), 2017 24:00 Japan Time
Judging Period Oct. 8 (Sun) - Oct. 11 (Wed), 2017
Nominate Announcement Oct. 13 (Fri), 2017
Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works. Up to 3 members from the area other than Kanto area and 2 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.
 
PDFPoster PDF


VDWC

The 7th Virtual Design World Cup
-Cloud-based design competition for civil engineering and construction works with BIM/CIM and VR! -

Theme2017
"Yangon -Aiming for an ideal and sustainable Asian city"


This is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing an innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM/CIM &VR technologies.
Every year students compete for the top prize which is given to an outstanding work outlining a predefined theme in the aspect of design, innovative idea, and creativity. They plan and design their work based on the theme and then run a simulation. Their final model will be presented to the judges in a form of a script for evaluation.
To assist students with the production of their work, we plan to carry out workshops and seminars. We will also support the students who will make use of software from now on. Also you can communicate and collect a lot of information without having to visit the local area by participating various workshop reviews through the Web and VR forum ( 3D cloud BBS ). The script of VR data created by FORUM8's software and a "Concept poster" (A1 size (lateral) in PDF format) are required for the final submission and the judgment is performed on the basis of "VR Cloud judgment". We would like you to use FORUM8's BIM software and VR technologies by all means and consider this competition as an opportunity to create your masterpiece. We encourage students from different departments majoring in different field of studies to make a team to work on their model together to demonstrate that BIM/CIM can be used in various discipline.


 < Overview >
Organizer Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee
Judging Committee Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Graduate School of Keio University / Chief of executive committee of VDWC / Representative of IKDS)
Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura (Director of NPO Civil Machizukuri Station / Director and Chairman of Civil NPO Collaboration Platform)
Associate Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)
Mr. DAVID TSENG (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Guideline for applicants Theme2017
"Yangon -Aiming for an ideal and sustainable Asian city"
Application term / Schedule
Registration Period Apr. 3 (Mon) - Jun. 21 (Wed), 2017
Please submit the work plan by Jun. 21 after the registration.
Rental duration for free licenses April 3 (Mon) - November 24 (Fri), 2017
1st round presentation /review Jul 19(Wed), 2017
Project Submission Period Sep. 29 (Fri) - Oct. 4 (Wed), 2017 24:00 Japan Time
Judging Period Oct. 8 (Sun) - Oct. 11 (Wed), 2017
Nominate Announcement Oct. 13 (Fri), 2017
Travelling and accommodation fee are provided for the selected teams for nominated works. Up to 3 members from the area other than Kanto area and 2 member from overseas in each team are scheduled to be invited.
 
PDF Poster PDF


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