NISHIMOTO, Kazushi Professor
School of Knowledge Science,Human Life Design Area
B.Eng.from Kyoto University(1985), M.Eng.from Kyoto Universit(1987), Dr.Eng.from Osaka University(1998)
Creativity support system, CSCW, Informal communications, Musical information processing, Media Informatics
◆Research Keywords
Utilizing Unused Knowledge, Support by Disturbance, Supporting Informal Communications, Musical Creativity Support, Creativity Support
◆Research Interests
Informal Communication Supporting System
Informal communication is very important for fostering human relations and for sharing and creating knowledge among people. I have been studying supporting systems that enhance this characteristic of informal communication to enrich and to smooth communication of minds, e.g., systems that facilitate sharing professional knowledge among people in offices or laboratories, and systems that foster bonds of affection of family or couples.
Ubiquitous Knowledge-Creation Support System
The buildings of the school of knowledge science, JAIST are designed as a physical space where the knowledge creation process is executed. By overlaying the "Cyber-JAIST" constructed in information space with the physical space, I am aiming at achieving a "Ubiquitous Knowledge-Creation Support System" that supports and enhances knowledge creation in various aspects, i.e., intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge creation as well as knowledgecreation in daily life where knowledge creation is not obviously intended. The fruits of this research can be applied not only to JAIST but also to companies that consists of many specific people who loosely share a purpose. Thus, this is a research bridging "groupware" and "communityware".
Creative Activity Supporting Media
By utilizing mighty computational power of computers and huge amount of stored information, I am aiming at creating media that adroitly stimulate human creativity. While the ordinary AI research aims at making computers intelligent, the main purpose of this research is to make people more intelligent and creative with the media. For instance, how pieces of information that people overlook can be obtained, how musical performance can be enhanced without spoiling the joy of creation and so on are the typical rsearch issues.


◆Published Papers
Efficient Collecting Method and Availability of Text Fragments Deleted during Document Creation Process
生田泰章, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会論文誌ジャーナル(Web), 59, 12, 2299‐2314 (WEB ONLY)-2314, 2018/12/15
BrainTranscending: A Hybrid Divergent Thinking Method that Exploits Creator Blind Spots
Hasebe Aya, Nishimoto Kazushi
A half-duplex dual-lingual video chat to enhance simultaneous second language speaking skill
Bui Ba Hoang Anh, Kazushi Nishimoto
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 75, 205-214, 2017/01/01
Towards soft landing in an online dating service: bridging the ideal-real gap.
Takuya Iwamoto,Kazutaka Kurihara,Maya Esora,Kazushi Nishimoto
Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA, March 16-18, 2017, 37-, 2017
A Support System for Self‐learning of Dessin by Dynamically Blurring Motif Images
土屋龍一, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会研究報告(Web), 2019, HCI-182, Vol.2019‐HCI‐182,No.17,1‐7 (WEB ONLY)-, 2019/03/11
A Recreational Know‐who Support Method to Find Latent Skill Holders
小森麻友香, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会研究報告(Web), 2019, HCI-182, Vol.2019‐HCI‐182,No.9,1‐8 (WEB ONLY)-, 2019/03/11
A Study on A Novel Idea Generation Method in Which A Main Theme is Transformed into a Number of Derived Sub‐themes to Avoid Decrease in Productivity of Ideation
小野寺貴俊, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会研究報告(Web), 2019, GN-107, Vol.2019‐GN‐107,No.8,1‐8 (WEB ONLY)-, 2019/03/11
A Supporting System for Motivating Procrastinators by Exploiting Psychological Pressures of SNS
ZHANG Haifeng, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会研究報告(Web), 2019, GN-107, Vol.2019‐GN‐107,No.6,1‐8 (WEB ONLY)-, 2019/03/11
Relationships between Self‐Observation and Cognitive Tasks
WANG Chen, 高島健太郎, 西本一志
情報処理学会研究報告(Web), 2019, HCI-182, Vol.2019‐HCI‐182,No.11,1‐7 (WEB ONLY)-, 2019/03/11

■Teaching Experience

Media Interaction, Knowledge creation support systems, Knowledge Creation Support Media, Advanced Topics in Media Design(E), Next-Generation Knowledge Science

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
Information Processing Society Japan, IEEE, ICAD International Conference on Auditory Display, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, ACM, Human Interface Society, International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems, Virtual Reality Society, Japan

■Academic  Awards

・ Outstanding Paper Award: Exploiting Criticisms in Brainstorming: A Pilot Study , International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems 2017 , 2017/11/10
・ Presentation Award , KICSS 2015 Program Committee , 2016/11/14
・ Best Paper Award: The 1st International Conference on Global Health Challenge (GLOBAL HEALTH 2012) , International Academy, Research, and Industry Association , 2012/10/26