The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Cyber Kyoto Laboratory hosted a seminar on October 12, 2018, as a preliminary event of ICANN64, an international conference to be held by ICANN in Kobe in 2019, at the Kyoto Information Service Industry Association. (Chairman: Wataru Hasegawa, President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, and Kyoto Computer Gakuin Automobile School). Jia Rong Low, ICANN’s Asia-Pacific region manager was invited to give a lecture in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Gakuin and the 15th anniversary of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics. It was held in the main hall at Kyoto Computer Gakuin and various representatives from organizations representing Kyoto attended, such as Kyoto Prefecture, the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto Prefectural Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto Industry 21 and Advanced Science Technology & Management Research. The event was attended by a wide range of participants, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, representatives from the Japan Internet Providers Association, companies, individuals, and students, as well as media outlets such as the Kyoto Shimbun and KBS Kyoto.
In the first part of the seminar, Jia Rong Low introduced ICANN an American non-profit corporation that globally manages Internet resources such as domain names and IP addresses, and talked about ICANN64, an Internet-related international conference to be held in March 2019 at the Kobe Convention Center where 2,000 people from about 100 countries will participate.
In the second part, a lecture titled "Corporate Information Traded on the Dark Web and Cyberattack Services," was given by Professor Masakatsu Morii of Kobe University Graduate School on cyberattacks for the purpose of illegal financial exploitation through structured fraudulent services and other crimes, as well as the current situation where corporate information obtained through cyberattacks is traded on the black market of the Internet called the Dark Web.
In the third and final part, Associate Professor Qiang Ma of the Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, spoke on "Frontiers of Tourism IT in Kyoto, an Advanced Tourism Country" regarding tourism, a field this is becoming extremely important in supporting the Japanese economy. In order to realize a sustainable tourism-oriented country and regional society, it is necessary to clarify the characteristics of tourism areas and the behavioral characteristics of residents and tourists, to respond to diverse tourism needs, and to realize personalization of tourism and decentralization of regions and popular seasons. The lecture featured user-generated contents that users themselves post and share through blogs, SNS, etc., and talked about the discovery of user-oriented "tourism knowledge" and its utilization in an easy-to-understand manner.