International Course in Social Informatics

Enrollment: April/October
Enrollment Limit: a small number of students
Degree : Master’s Degree, Doctorate
Address : Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501


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Course Description:

This course assumes that the information is the most important concept in society and that its proper management helps to answer societal needs and problems, which, nowadays, are subject to rapid changes as technological advances are made. Our department provides opportunities to study ICT technologies and social information systems in the areas of information management, multi-agent systems and system dynamics. In the area of information management the following content will be explored: databases, information retrieval, web information management, distributed information systems, information organization and retrieval, information systems design for object-oriented design/analysis and programming, database design, user interface design, web information systems design, and information systems analysis including data mining. In the area of multi-agent systems, students delve into business processes and services computing. In the area of content, students learn system dynamics, environmental issues, GIS, field research and statistics. Biosphere informatics and information system analysis will be also taught. In the area of social informatics, topics will include information security, information economy, digital rights, digital ethics and IT policy and agenda.

Lectures will include topics related to information management and knowledge extraction and creation.

BDI architecture typically contains four key data structures: beliefs, goals, intentions and a plan library


Welcome Message:

Dr. Adam Jatowt

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Informatics. He is a member of the Tanaka Digital Library Lab. His research interests include information retrieval, information quality, web search and web mining.

Our program attracts people from different cultures who are eager to pursue independent research toward the benefit of society. While much of our work is in applied research, we ensure students have the opportunity to conduct primary research and engage in the discovery process according to their interests. We would like to invite creative, innovative students who are interested in taking new research directions and wish to study in an international environment.