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Shaping the Law for a Society 5.0

Digitalization is the essence of a „Society 5.0“. We can see even today how digitalization changes economic models, business concepts, society and, as a consequence, the law. The workshop addresses some of the manifold issues of digitalization that have either already materialized or can be seen on the horizon. They encompass a broad range of questions from the protection of privacy, misleading advertising, criminal sanctions for fraud, liability of online platforms and chances for a public register for moveable goods.

Prof. Dr. Yoshinobu Handa, Surugadai University
Prof. Dr. Yuko Nishitani, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Keizo Yamamoto, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Kanako Takayama, Kyoto University
Ass. Prof. Dr. Antonios Karaiskos, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Yoshimasa, Kyoto University
Ass. Prof. Katsuyuki Wada, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Windel, RUB
Prof. Dr. Karl Riesenhuber, M.C.J., Richter am OLG Hamm
Prof. Dr. Ken Eckstein, RUB
Jun. Prof. Dr. Frank Rosenkranz, RUB
Akad. Rat Dr. Robert Korves, RUB
09:00 - 09:10
Michael Baurmann/Yoshinobu Handa
09:10 - 09:30 Introduction: "Society 5.0 – Law 5.0?"
Peter A. Windel
09:30 - 10:00 "Protecting Privacy in a networked world"
Yuko Nishitani
10:00 - 10:30 Comments – Karl Riesenhuber;
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 "Misleading Internet Advertising in Japanese Consumer Contract Law"
Keizo Yamamoto
11:30 - 12:00 Comments – Frank Rosenkranz;
12:00 - 12:30 "Challenges to the criminal prosecution of fraud in a networked world"
Kanako Takayama
12:30 - 13:00 Comments – Ken Eckstein;
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 "Civil Liability of Online-Plattforms in Japan"
Antonios Karaiskos
14:30 - 15:00 Comments – Tomohiro Yoshimasa;
15:00 - 15.15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:45 "Digital Register Publicity for Rights of Security over Moveable Property"
Katsuyuki Wada
15:45 - 16:15 Comments – Robert Korves;
16:15 - 16:45 Closing Remarks
Keizo Yamamoto/ Karl Riesenhuber

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Cryptography: A Necessity for the Society 5.0

IT Security plays an increasingly crucial role in everyday life and business. When talking on a mobile phone, when withdrawing money from an ATM or when buying goods over the internet, security plays a crucial role in both protecting the user and in maintaining public confidence in the system. Moreover, several emerging areas deploy severely resource constrained devices, e.g. sensor networks, healthcare, distributed control systems, the Internet of Things, cyber physical systems, and the smart grid.

Virtually all modern security solutions are based on cryptographic primitives. However, as traditional cryptographic algorithms might not be suitable in those emerging areas, there is a need to develop new algorithms for those use cases. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has accordingly launched a competition for cryptographic solutions. The aim of the workshop is to prepare an excellent candidate submission for this call.

Prof. Dr. Tetsu Iwata (Nagoya University)
Dr. Yu Sasaki (NTT)

Prof. Dr. Gregor Leander (RUB)
Dr. Virginie Lallemand (RUB)
Dr. Amir Moradi (RUB)
Shahram Rasoolzadeh (RUB)

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Perspectives in Metropolitan Research

Organized by the Competence Field “Metropolitan Research” of the University Alliance Ruhr (Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn, Prof. Dr. Thomas Feldhoff), sponsored by the Emschergenossenschaft

The quantity and quality of research on metropolitan regions has grown remarkably in recent years. In the ongoing process of urbanisation, metropolises are often considered as models for urban development and planning.The interdisciplinary section on metropolitan research addresses the major political, economic, social and cultural transformations that are shaping metropolitan regions in Japan and Germany. Globalising forces and post-industrial transformations, processes of demographic ageing and the impact of technological innovation confront urban development paths with both challenges and opportunities.

Prof. Dr. Fumihiko Seta (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Hideki Koizumi (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Sayaka Fujii (University of Tsukuba)
Prof. Dr. Mikiko Ishikawa (Chuo University)
Prof. Dr. Naoki Shirakawa (University of Tsukuba)
Dr. Yuta Negishi (Chuo University)
Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Feldhoff (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann (TU Dortmund)
Dr. Beate Löffler (University Duisburg-Essen)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Harald Zepp (RUB)
Mona Ende, M.Sc. (RUB)
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome and Introduction (Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn, RUB/KoMet)
09:15 - 09:50 Prof. Dr. Fumihiko SETA (Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
"Aging and Shrinking Mega-cities in Japan and East Asia: In Comparison with European and German Context of Shrinking Cities" (15 Min.)

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann (Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund):Comment (5 Min.)

Discussion (opportunities for joint research projects or other formats of cooperation)
09:50 - 10:25 Prof. Dr. Hideki KOIZUMI (Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
"Place Based Planning: A New Approach for Community Revitalization in Super-high Aging Society" (15 Min.)

Dr. Beate Löffler (IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University Duisburg-Essen): Comment (5 Min.)

Discussion (opportunities for joint research projects or other formats of cooperation)
10:25 - 11:00 Prof. Dr. Sayaka FUJII (Division of Poliy and Planning Sciences,University of Tsukuba)
"Revitalization of Aging Communities in the Tokyo Metropolitan Suburb" (15 Min.)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Feldhoff (Institute of Geography, RUB): Comment (5 Min.)

Discussion (opportunities for joint research projects or other formats of
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:50 Mona Ende, M.Sc. (Institute of Geography, RUB)
"Walking around in the neighbourhood as a form of activation and participation" (15 Min.)

Prof. Dr. Hideki KOIZUMI (Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo): Comment (5 Min.)

Discussion (opportunities for joint research projects or other formats of cooperation)
11:50 - 12:25 Prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese (Institute of Geography, RUB)
"The Ruhr as a Knowledge Metropolis: Potentials and Challenges" (15 Min.)

Prof. Dr. Sayaka FUJII (Division of Poliy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba): Comment (5 Min.)
12:25 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:00 Creating sustainable cooperation networks: Discussion about contents and structures of cooperations in teaching and research
09:30 - 11:00
Exkursion (Wasserkreuz Castrop-Rauxel; Hochwasserrückhaltebecken und Umgestaltungsmaßnahmen in Mengede)
11:15 - 11:45 Representative of the Emschergenossenschaft: Opening presentation
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 Prof. Dr. Mikiko Ishikawa (Department of Integrated Science and Engineering for Sustainable Society, Chuo University, ehemals Tokyo University): Historical Evolution of Green and Water Planning in Tokyo and Perspectives for the Future
12:30 - 12:45 Q&A
12:45 Break
13:30 - 13:50 Prof. Dr. Naoki Shirakawa (Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba): River Restoration Projects and Networks in Japan
13:50 - 14:00 Q&A
14:00 - 14:20 Dr. Yuta Negishi (Environmental Design Laboratory, Chuo University, formerly with The Tokyo University): Comparison of Planning Contents of German Landscape Plan and Japanese Master Plan for Parks and Open Spaces in terms of Blue Green Infrastructure
14:20 - 14:30 Q&A
14:30 - 14:50 Prof. Dr. Harald Zepp (Institute of Geography, RUB): Emscherquartiere in Transformation – ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld des KoMet in Kooperation mit der Emschergenossenschaft
14:50 - 15:00 Q&A
15:00 - 15:30 Roundup

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Molecular Approaches in Biotechnology, Chemical and Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics plays a central role in the understanding of biological processes on molecular level. This symposium tries to underline this importance by eight selected topics involving directly or indirectly informatic processes; they range from small functionalized peptides up to large membrane protein complexes. State-of-the art methods in combination with bioinformatic tools reveal structural information on atomic level which in turn is the basis for the correlation with functional properties and their application in biotechnological processes. Central topics are the interaction of water-soluble proteins with membrane-embedded protein complexes or the initiation of membrane-harbored processes by light: In both cases processes of significance for the survival of the cells are triggered and information is transformed or transmitted. The extensive use of data bases enables the recognition of similar structural/functional principles behind these processes and is the basis for their modification to optimize biotechnological processes such as the harnessing of energy or the improvement of medical treatments.

Prof. Dr. Kazuya Kikuchi (Osaka University)
Prof. Dr. Haruki Nakamura (Osaka University)
Prof. Dr. Genji Kurisu (Osaka University)
Prof. Dr. Toshiharu Shikanai (Kyoto University)
Prof. Dr. Nils Metzler Nolte (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Gerwert (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe (RUB)
PD Dr. Marc Nowaczyk (RUB)
09:30 - 09:55 Nils Metzler-Nolte (Chair Inorganic Chemistry I, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry & Biochemistry, RUB)
"Impact of Metal Complexes on the Binding and Activation of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Binding Peptides"
10:05 - 10:30 Kazuya Kikuchi (Dept. of Material & Life Science, Grad. School of Engineering, Osaka Univ.)
“New biological findings which were revealed by imaging studies based on chemical probes”
10:40- 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:35 Klaus Gerwert (Chair Biophysics, Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology, RUB)
“Integrated Time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy and QM/MM simulations on bacteriorhodopsin and channelrhodopsin”
11:45 - 12:10 Haruki Nakamura (Institute for Protein Research, Lab. of Protein Informatics, Osaka Univ.)
“Role of post-translational modification in intrinsically disordered regions to yield some specific interactions among many multi-modal ones”
12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:25 Genji Kurisu (Institute for Protein Research, Lab. of Protein Crystallography & Lab. of Protein Databases, Osaka Univ.)
"Structural atlas of Ferredoxin-dependent proteins in the Protein Data Bank"
14:35 - 15:00 Thomas Happe (Photobiotechnology Group, Plant Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology, RUB)
"Engineering the chloroplast of microalgae as a chassis for the direct production of biohydrogen and chemicals"
15:10 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:05 Toshiharu Shikanai (Dept. of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
“Structure and assembly of the chloroplast NDH complex”
16:15 - 16:40 Marc Nowaczyk (Plant Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology, RUB)
“Structure-function of cyanobacterial Complex I (NDH-complex)”

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Plasma and Atomic Physics

coming soon

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Digital Humanities and Historical Research on East Asia

Prof. Dr. Noriyuki Takahashi (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Sota Tanaka (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Shin Muramatsu (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Katja Schmittpott (RUB)
Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata (RUB)
Gordian Schreiber (RUB)
10:00 - 10:40 MURAMATSU Shin 村松伸 (Tōkyō)
"Modern architecture and urban planning in Manchuria"
10:40 - 11:20 Christine MOLL-MURATA (RUB)
"Industrialization in Northeast Asia: Inner Mongolia"
11:20 - 12:00 TAKAHASHI Noriyuki 高橋典幸 (Tōkyō)
"Succession to the throne in medieval Japan" (in Japanese)
12:00 - 12:40 Katja SCHMIDTPOTT (RUB)
"The business correspondence of the German trading company L. Kniffler & Co. (est. 1859 in Nagasaki): A digital humanities project"
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 TANAKA Sōta 田中草大 (Tōkyō)
"The Concept and Development of Kanbun (漢文) in the History of Japanese Language"
14:40 - 15:20 Gordian SCHREIBER (RUB):
"What's in a name? or: The difficulty of translating the term 'hentai kanbun' 変体漢文"
Afterwards Campus Tour including Siebold Collection

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Digitalisation of Foreign Language Education

New learning in Germany and Japan. Concepts. Technologies. Practice

The progressive digitalisation of international society is also having a significant impact on foreign language teaching, both in the current teaching / learning practice of almost all languages and prospectively in the planning of future forms of learning and teaching. Digital media has been an integral part of foreign language teaching for many years and it is hard to imagine forfeiting the use of digital data as a resource for teaching and learning material today.
Added to this is the digitalisation of the learning situation itself, with a variety of forms of instruction - in addition to the conventional classroom teaching - such as distant learning, online learning, blended learning and the like.
The workshop discusses the status quo of new foreign language learning with digital media in Japan and Germany as well as the potential that digitalisation brings to foreign language teaching. The focus of interest is to discuss with our two guest speakers both the situation of Japanese as a foreign language in Japan (Professor Majima) and Germany (LSI) as well as the situation of German as a foreign language in Japan (Professor Ide) and to provide connecting factors for developing a GermanJapanese cooperation in this field.

Prof. Dr. Junko Majima (Osaka University)
Prof. Dr. Manshu Ide (Rikkyo University)
Dr. Klaus Waschik (Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum – LSI)
Dr. Gerhard Dillmann (Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum – LSI)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
Dr. Klaus Waschik (Managing Director of LSI)
Dr. Gerhard Dillmann (Department Manager of LSI-Japonicum)
10:15 - 11:00 Dr. Klaus Waschik, Presentation:
"Digitalisation strategies in teaching at German universities (with special consideration of foreign language learning)"
11.15 - 11.45 Prof. Dr. Junko Majima (Osaka University, Graduate School of Language and Culture Studies in Japanese Language and Culture, Japanese Language Education, Head of Department), Presentation and discussion:
"Digitalisation in Learning Japanese as a Second Language in Japan: Focusing on Learners' Living Conditions"
11.45 - 12.15 Prof. Dr. Manshu Ide (Rikkyo University, Graduate School of Arts German Studies, German Language Studies), Presentation and discussion:
"Turning point to new textuality"
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Dr. Gerhard Dillmann
"Hybrid learning according to the narrative-inductive method of LSI-Japonicum. Japanese.Online (presentation) and the new textbook for the advanced level (presentation)"
15:00 - 16:30 Discussion:
"Development perspectives for Japanese and German as a foreign language. Didactic challenges in the context of individualization and artificial intelligence"

Internationalisation of Graduate Education / Researcher Development (for a future changing Society 5.0)

coming soon