Update date: Jun. 19, 2020
Osaka University Cybermedia Center
大阪大学 サイバーメディアセンター, オオサカダイガク サイバーメディアセンター
Director, SHIMOJO Shinji
5-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka 567-0047 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (8)：
Subordinate facility name (5)：
Infomedia Education Research Division
Multmedia Language Educadion Research Division
Large-Scale Computational Science Research Division
Computer Assisted Science Research Division
Cyber Community Research Division
Suita Educational Training Center
Toyonaka Education and Reserch Center
IT Core Annex
Toyonaka data station
Purpose of establishment：
SX-5/128M8 supercomputer system introduced
Digital library system introduced
High-speed campus intranet system (ODINS4) introduced
Biogrid infrastructure system introduced
The Cybermedia Center was founded in April 2000 as a research institution open to researchers in Japan. The Center was designated as Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures in June 2009 (Starting April 2010).
Our aims are twp-fold: 1) to achieve remarkable evolution in information and computing infrastructure by complementarily integrating functions of computing technology-related organizations, and 2) to provide an advanced infrastructure for the accumulation and the dissemination of digital contents and to promote the efficiency of using the digital contents.
We organize seven research divisions and one administrative division. Each research division has the following research interests.
・Informedia Education Research Division
This research division is involved in building an advanced information education environment, providing information and information ethics education, and carrying out research and education activities for the faculty development of information education staff.
・Multimedia Language Education Research Division
This research division develops an ideal environment for language education by developing an innovative, user-friendly learning management system for all language teachers/learners, and self-learning software for foreign language learners. They also support the operation and maintenance of several computer-assisted language laboratories and provide our students opportunities to learn foreign languages effectively.
・Large-Scale Computational Science Division
This research division is involved in assisting the operation of the supercomputer system, disseminating technologies to make computational results visible, providing education on advanced technologies for using the supercomputer system, and conducting education and research activities for computational science and other related courses.
・Computer Assisted Science Research Division
This research division supports the operation of general-purpose computer systems and faculty developments of efficient computer applications for setting up and solving scientific problems, and also provides education and research related to mathematical and computational modeling of scientific problems.
・Cyber Community Research Division
This research division is involved in design of digital libraries, cyber communities, and social networks, building information modeling (BIM), development of risk management systems in urban spaces, and evaluation of urban infrastructure, while providing a computer-aided design and graphic science education.
・Advanced Networked Environment Research Division
This research division supports the operation and utilization of the Osaka Daigaku Information Network System (ODINS), which introduces novel networking technologies such as highspeed networks and mobile networking environments. This division also conducts educational activities on networking technologies, security issues, information ethics, and so on for university students and staff. In addition, this division carries out state-of-the-art research on network-related topics.
・Applied Information Systems Research Division
This research division develops plans for future high-performance computing systems and cloud computing systems to achieve seamless integration of computers and networks on a large scale. This division also performs research on the architecture of large-scale computer communication systems. Research topics include high-speed networking, ubiquitous networking, and the architectures of cloud and grid systems.
・University-wide Information and Communications Infrastructure Services Promotion Division
This division is involved in promoting and managing the smooth execution and enhancement of university-wide support services which the Cybermedia Center is implementing, such as the maintenance, operation, and user-support of information communication systems installed for education, research, and clerical work.
The Cybermedia Center was established in April, 2000 as a hub to conduct IT infrastructure research and development of the future generation. We have the ultra high-speed supercomputer system etc., which provides researchers all across the country with an advanced computer system environment and IT infrastructure.
In addition to that, we support various systems. First, we maintain the Osaka Daigaku Information Network System (ODINS) and electronic library system.
Secondly, we provide our students around 1,500 computer terminals. The terminals are divided into two groups: the information/education system and the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) system. The former system offers students a uniform curriculum, ranging from basic usage of e-mail and Internet to advanced computer usage technologies such as programming. The latter one offers an ideal environment for language education, by developing an innovative, user-friendly learning management system for all language teachers/learners, and self-learning software for foreign language learners. We also support the operation and maintenance of several computer-assisted language laboratories and provide our students opportunities to learn foreign languages effectively.
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