Second US-Japan Future Network Research Collaboration PI Meeting will be held in Kyoto, Japan in June 2011. Recently, NSF has funded seven collaborative US-Japan research projects on Future Networking. This meeting will bring together US investigators and their graduate students along with the Japanese collaborators at the invitation of the NICT (the funding counterpart of NSF in Japan) to continue to strengthen the collaborations between researchers jointly funded by NSF and the Japanese. This meeting is a continuation of series of NSF-supported workshops with the Japanese. Both countries, through CISE/NSF and Japanese research funding agencies, have major research efforts in networking research and in infrastructure development to support research activities. For NSF the major efforts are NeTSE/NeTS/FIND/FIA, and GENI and other infrastructure development awards. For Japan the initiatives include AKARI, the Japan Gigabit Network (JGN2). Increasingly, our Nation depends on high speed networks for national defense, commerce, and for interactions among out citizens. Research is continually needed to lead to new technology to improve the bandwidth, efficiency, security, and reliability of the networks we do so much rely on. Cooperation with Japan will accelerate the development of advanced networking technologies.
This funding was to support travel for US investigators and students to attend the PI meeting of US-Japan jointly funded projects in Kyoto, Japan in June 2011, and also to partially fund travel for US investigators to attend a second PI meeting in Tokyo, Japan in November 2013. There were seven US-Japan joint funded projects for which the PI meetings were held. The seven projects are 1. Self-organization based control for New Generation Networks: Naoki Wakamiya (Osaka Univsity), Douglas Sicker (University of Colorado at Boulder) 2. A theoretical framework for governing nodesâ€™ behavior in a large-scale network through local interactions: Masaki Aida (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Jean Walrand (UC Berkley) 3. SeRViTR: Secure and resilient virtual trust routing framework for Future Internet: Shingo Ata (Osaka City University), Deep Medhi (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Dijiang Huang (Arizona State University) 4. Multiple sliced network virtualization and service creation: Yasuhiro Ohara (JAIST), Joseph D. Touch (USC/ISI) 5. Design of multi-process routing under the hierarchical automatic addressing: Hiroaki Harai (NICT), Lixin Gao(University of Massachusetts) 6. End-to-End visibility: Katsushi Kobayashi (AIST), Srinivasan Seshan (CMU) 7. Long-range active collaborative environment: Yoichi Shinoda (JAIST), John Wroclawski (USC/ISI) In the two PI meetings, each of the seven jointly-funded projects presented the status of their research projects. There were also discussions on administrative aspects of these projects due to distance, mis-match of budget years and so on in the hope to learn how to move forward with similar international collaborative projects in the future.