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Event Summary

  • Main Theme: Next Generation Web and Platform
  • Date: Sunday, November 16 2008 ; 10:30 - 19:00
  • Place: Belle Salle Jimbocho
  • Entrance fee: no cost for either conference or after-party
  • Organizer: Mozilla Japan

Program Schedule

Time Topic
10:30-10:40 Kickoff
Satoko Takita (Chairwoman of Mozilla Japan)
10:40-11:30 Keynote:
"Firefox Mobile ? The One Web ?"

Jay Sullivan (Mozilla)
video including Chibi's intro(Real media)
11:30-11:40 Break
11:40-12:30 Keynote:
"Ubiquity: Connecting the web with language"

Aza Raskin (Mozilla Labs)
video including Chibi's intro(Real media)

Slides in English plus little Japanese translated by Aza

12:30-13:30 Lunch
Track A Track B
13:30-14:30 A1
Panel Discussion:
“Embedded Web Browsing Possibilities"

Mr. Shozo Takeoka(AXE,Inc.)
Mr. Hiroki Ooyama(Kochikuya, Inc.)
Christian Sejersen(Mozilla)
Mr. Kenji Mizukoshi (MV Systems Co., Ltd.)
Slides in English and Japanese
“New HTML5 features you can use in browsers now”

Mr. Michael Smith (W3C)
video(Real media)
Slides in English
14:30-14:40 Break
14:40-15:30 A-2
Panel Discussion:
“60 Minutes to Think About
Near Future Browser Forms"

Prof. Adrian David Cheok (Keio Univ)
Prof. Hirokazu Kato (NAIST)
Aza Raskin (Mozilla Labs)
Prof. Hideki Sunahara (Keio Univ)
Video(Real media)
Slides in English and Japanese
Prof.Kato's slides in English and Japanese
"The Newest Technologies in Firefox 3.1”

Tomoya Asai a.k.a "dynamis" (Mozilla Japan)
"Mozilla QA process from Japanese Intern's point of view"

Akira Yoshihara (Mozilla Corp Intern)
Video(Real media)
dynamis's slides in Japanese
Mr. Yoshihara slides in Japanese
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 A-3
"Mozilla Labs etc. ? New User Experiences ?“

Part (1): “Browsers Connected to the Real World ? After Tomoshibi ?“
Dr. Yasuaki Kakehi (Keio Univ)
Part (2): “Weave+Fennec: Continuity of Experience”
Daniel Mills (Mozilla Labs)
Video(Real media)
Dr. Kakehi's slides in Japanese
Dan's slides in English
The Big Lightning Talk

Mr. Fumihiko Koyama(GOGA, Inc.)
Video (Real media)
Mr.Koyama's Slides
Mr. Manganji's slides -Ghostlogue-
Mr. Moriwaki's slides -ShoppingFinder-
Mr.Kimura's slides -Mockingbird-
Mr. Horikawa's slides -FireMobileSimulator-
Mr. Akatsuka's slides -Xlab-
Mr.Hadakadenkyu's slides -CuteMenus Classic-
Mr. Norah's slides -Foxkeh V3+ Themes-
Mr. Morita's slides -Shape of Objects-
Mozilla Japan Masayuki's slides -New community: Jpanaese escalation forum -
17:00-19:00 Post-Conference Event (It's a party!)

Main speaker introductions

  • Jay Sullivan

    • Jay Sullivan is Vice President, Mobile at Mozilla Corporation. Jay has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry, most recently as co-founder and VP of Products at PocketThis, a mobile software applications and tools provider. He has also held management and software engineering positions at Oracle, Information Resources and Firefly Network. Jay has been granted three U.S. patents for his work on mobile software and personalization. Jay is a graduate of Yale University.
  • Aza Raskin

    • Aza gave his first talk on user interface at age 10 and got hooked. At 17, he was talking and consulting internationally; at 19, he coauthored a physics extbook because he was too young to buy alcohol; at 21, he started drinking lcohol and co-founded Humanized. Two years later, Aza founded Songza.com, a minimalist music search engine that had over a million song plays during it's first week of operation. After Humanized was sucked into Mozilla, Aza became ead of User Experience for Mozilla Labs, helping to foster projects like biquity and the Concept Series.
  • Shozo Takeoka

    • President and Representative Director, AXE, Inc[1]. Mr. Takeoka was engaged in various design and production projects in the 1980s such as for the Japanese input method Wnn for UNIX and for a domestically produced X Window System. He designed the OS for X terminals, and was also in charge of the TCP/IP evelopment. In the early 1990s, he was engaged in the LSI hardware and software design and development for the 1024 PE massively parallel machines. Founded AXE, Inc. in 1992, and designed and developed the microkernel XTAL for embedded evices. XTAL is being used in various devices such as Sharp’s Zaurus, Olympus igital cameras, and 6Mbps satellite IP telecommunications systems. He is currently engaged in the development of embedded BSD & Linux technologies as ell as in real-time compatible technologies while also running his business. AXE provides such products as mobile phone middleware, embedded BSD, and mbedded Linux to companies such as electronics manufacturers and digital camera manufacturers. Principal works: “Java1.1 Programming” (May 1997, Softbank), “Java1.2 Programming” (Dec 1997, Softbank), “Samba de Rumba” (Jun 1998, Shuwa System), and “Mac OS X Server Complete Guide” (Aug 1999, Shuwa System).
  • Hiroki Ooyama

    • President and Representative Director, Kochikuya, Inc[2]. Mr. Ooyama has been involved from the very beginning of network based systems by developing large-scale distributed systems utilizing early UNIX at a major electronics manufacturer. Loves “connections”, he has been involved in anything that gets connected to networks from enterprise to consumer to embedded devices. Of course, he is not only interested in machines, as he likes making connections with people more than anything else. Due to that, he currently loves to build system architectures using agile development. Founded Kochikuya in 2003 to enjoy working together with people.
  • Christian Sejersen

    • Mobile Engineering Director, Mozilla Corporation. Christian Sejersen joined Mozilla in 2007 as Director of Mobile Engineering focused on developing Mobile Firefox. Previous to that he was Director of Engineering at Openwave, responsible for development of next-generation embedded products with prior work including the EZ-web browser for KDDI and the J-Phone (now Softbank Mobile) browser. Earlier, Christian Sejersen was working for CSC and KMD (large Danish ISV). Prior to that, he co-founded a software security company. A native of Denmark, Christian Sejersen holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Kenji Mizukoshi

    • CTO, MV Systems Co., Ltd.[3] After a period of being a UNIX technical support at a minicomputer manufacturer, Mr. Mizukoshi became an independent consultant with the commercialization of the Internet. As an independent, he became a systems architecture and technical consultant for telecommunications carriers and corporations. Recently, he has also been engaged in the development of embedded devices that utilize Linux. In 2002, he co-founded Jugame Inc. and became involved in information security consulting. He is also a Mozilla Japan systems adviser.
  • Michael Smith

    • Mr. Smith worked for over 6 years in Tokyo at Openwave Systems and Opera Software as software designer, developer, tester, and operator for Japanese mobile phone carriers. Joined W3C as technical staff in January 2007, and then has been posted to W3C Keio. He was part of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative until November 2007, and then, as of February 2008, he is involved with the W3C HTML task force which aims to draft HTML5. Lecturer, Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance.
  • Prof. Adrian David Cheok

    • Adrian David Cheok is a Professor in Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design[4]. He is Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore, Director of Keio-NUS CUTE (connective ubiquitous technology for embodiments) center, and Deputy Director of Interactive and Digital Media Institute, NUS. He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (Osaka, Japan). He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interaction, wearable computers and smart spaces, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics, and multi-modal recognition. He was awarded Young Global Leader 2008 by the World Economic Forum. This honour is bestowed each year by the World Ecomonic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. He was born and raised in Adelaide Australia, graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with First Class Honors in 1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.[5]
  • Prof. Hirokazu Kato

    • Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science Doctor (Engineering)[6] Prof. Kato has conducted pattern recognition and image measurement research while also having a keen interest in their human interface applications. From the late 90’s, he has done research in virtual reality, especially in the field of augmented reality technology and their system architecture technology and interface technology. ARToolKit, which is an augmented reality system architecture library he released as a research tool 9 years ago, is greatly aiding in broadening the base for this type of research. Recently, he has become interested in research beyond augmented reality to various human-computer interactions that utilize a variety of input and output interfaces.
  • Prof. Hideki Sunahara

    • Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design Professor[7], Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science[8] Director, Mozilla Japan Prof. Sunahara was born in Hyogo prefecture in 1960, and earned a doctorate from the Keio University‘s Faculty of Science and Technology. Following his stint as a Nara Institute of Science and Technology Assistant Professor from 1994, he has been a Professor since 2001, becoming the Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science in 2005. He has been dedicated to the building and researching of Internet architecture in Japan with Jun Murai (Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies) and others with JUNET from 1984, and with the WIDE project from 1988. He is currently working on a project that connects various automobile sensors to the Internet, building a new information telecommunications architecture.
  • Tomoya Asai a.k.a "dynamis"

    • Technical Marketing, Mozilla Japan Asai has been involved in various projects including the Japanese localization of Firefox and Thunderbird, supporting communities such as MozillaZine.jp, and has been leading SUMO (Firefox support Website), ever since joining the Mozilla-gumi Japanese localization project in 2001. From 2008, he has been responsible for technical marketing in Mozilla Japan to promote the ideals, technology, and products of Mozilla while protecting the Open Web and revolutionizing the Web and to enrich people’s lives. (Authored: Firefox 3 Hacks, 2008, O'Reilly Japan) (Translated: Firefox Hacks, 2005, O'Reilly Japan)
  • Dr. Yasuaki Kakehi

    • Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University[9] [10]
  • Daniel Mills

    • Dan is currently the engineering lead for the Weave project at Mozilla Labs, an effort to explore and integrate online services into Firefox and the Mozilla platform. He joined Mozilla in 2006 to work on Firefox 3, and before that worked for Novell after their acquisition of the open source startup Ximian. Dan grew up in sunny Venezuela, but has lived in the US since he went to Duke University to study computer science and economics. [11]
  • Fumihiko Koyama

    • Representative Director, GOGA, Inc[12]. Mr. Koyama is a planner and administrator of Firefox Add-on popularity measuring website “Minna no Kakucho-kino” (Everyone’s Add-ons). He is currently localizing the Firefox spinoff Flock social web browser into Japanese.