FY2018 SINET Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure Demonstration Testing

What is the SINET Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure?

The National Institute of Informatics (NII) operates the Science Information Network (SINET) as the academic information infrastructure for universities and other institutions across Japan. To support an even broader range of research activities in the future, NII is considering building a wide-area data collection infrastructure utilizing a mobile network as a new environment for SNET access, and functions as a SINET support.

In FY2018, NII will conduct demonstration testing with aims that include evaluating the performance of this wide area data collection infrastructure. NII is currently seeking research groups and other organizations to take part in demonstration testing to utilize the wide area data collection infrastructure.

Notice of Round 2 Applications for Demonstration Testing Using the SINET Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure

From October 2018, NII will begin accepting applications for demonstration testing utilizing the Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure (“WADCI”), a new service directly linking the Science Information Network, SINET5 with mobile communications.

Through WADCI, researchers at SINET member institutions will be able to attach a SIM card for SINET connection to observation equipment to collect data from the observation equipment, analyze the data in various data processing environments, and feed the findings back into their research in a one-stop process. As part of the demonstration testing, in addition to WADCI, it will be possible to use a data processing environment under academic conditions through the support of private sector business operators. This will allow various activities including environmental measurement, biological observation and disaster prevention monitoring to be implemented easily across a wide area, and is expected to broaden the scope of research activities.

NII is seeking a wide range of research proposals across various fields to utilize WADCI in locations that have not been able to connect to SINET previously to collect research data, perform joint research with remote locations, conduct IoT-related research and so on.

Check here for detailed information about application guidelines and templates for participation proposals and other documents.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

* Selection will take place continually. Applicants will be notified of results continually following a selection period of around two weeks from receipt of their application.

Related Information: National Institute of Informatics News Release
NII Seeks Applications for Demonstration Testing Utilizing the SINET Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure
A new service directly connecting the Science Information Network, SINET5 with mobile communications

Previous invitations for applications

  • Round 1 Applications for Demonstration Testing Using the SINET Wide Area Data Collection Infrastructure)