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JAIST International Advanced School on "Knowledge and Systems Science" was held on November 16-20, 2012

Systems approach plays an important role in the synthesis of a variety of knowledge. Developing the research in this area is an essential element to establish knowledge science. The advanced school provided four lectures by the researchers from the systems approach group in the School of Knowledge Science to introduce the state of the art of systems approaches in knowledge science. Then the advanced school provided six special lectures by the contributors of the book: Knowledge Science - Modeling the Knowledge Creation Process, CRC Press, 2011, which introduces several key concepts in knowledge science including knowledge technology, knowledge management, knowledge discovery, knowledge synthesis, knowledge justification, and knowledge construction. The advanced school also provided ten lectures by the members of the International Society for Knowledge and Systems Science.

The number of participated students in this advanced school was 31 including 15 students from abroad. Their impressions were positive such as "I was impressed by the faculty with a wealth of knowledge, the beautiful campus, and friendly, enthusiastic students," "I received systematic lectures about knowledge science for the first time, and recognized its importance and potential," or "I learned new methods to discover or create new knowledge, and I want to use them in my own research." System science, which has a long history already, is an academic area that has mainly been developed in the Western and thus in the flow of modern rationalism. The idea to incorporate the concept of soft knowledge management in hard systems science was supported in this advanced school. The advanced school is considered to have contributed to increasing awareness of knowledge science.


November 16, Friday (at JAIST)

10:00-12:00 Introduction to the Advanced School and JAIST

13:00-17:30 Introduction to researches in the School of Knowledge Science

November 17, Saturday (at JAIST)

09:00-12:00 Lectures on knowledge technology and knowledge management

13:00-17:30 Lectures on knowledge discovery and knowledge synthesis

November 18, Sunday (at JAIST)

09:00-12:00 Lectures on knowledge justification and knowledge management

13:00-17:30 Introduction to researches by participants, and discussion

November 19, Monday (at High-tech Exchange Center)

09:30-12:00 Introduction to knowledge science and service science

13:30-17:00 Lectures on knowledge science and pragmatic strategy

November 20, Tuesday (at High-tech Exchange Center)

09:30-12:00 Lectures on innovation and decision analysis

13:30-17:00 Lecture on complex adaptive systems, and discussion

May 7, 2013