Atsuyuki Morishima

Professor
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science
Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Profile Summary

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Atsuyuki Morishima is a professor of University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests include computational division of labor, data-centric human-machine computations, data integration, and digital libraries. Currently, he is an associate editor of the VLDB Journal, and an steering committee member of ICADL, DASFAA, and ACM/IEEE JCDL. He is the leader of JST CREST CyborgCrowd Project and the representative of the Crowd4U initiative..

He has been involved in many real-world crowdsourcing projects on digital libraries, digital archives, natural disaster responses and smart cities. He received international and domestic awards including the second-runner-up for the ACM SIGMOD 2001 best paper award, the 2004 IPSJ best paper award, the DBSJ Journal 2020 best paper award, the CAiSE 2015 best paper award and the 2018 Emerald Literati Award.

In the past, he served as the chair of SIG-DBS of the Information Processing Society of Japan, and a steering committee member of ACM SIGMOD Japan Chapter. He chaired iConfernce 2021 (poster track co-chair), ICADL 2020 (general co-chair), ACM/IEEE JCDL 2019 (pc co-chair), ICADL2016 (general and pc co-chairs), and ACM CIKM 2008 (track chair)

He also served as program and organizing committee members of major conferences including VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, CIKM, iConference, ECDL (TPDL), DASFAA, and ICADL. He received his Ph.D degree in computer science from University of Tsukuba in 1998.


Talks and Keynotes (Last updated: Oct. 1st, 2020)

  • [Keynote] "Computational Division of Labor for the Earth-Scale Collaboration among AI and People", 2020 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICELTICs), Oct. 2020
  • [Invited] "People, AI, Data and the Future of Work: Computational Division of Labor with CyborgCrowd", Japan-China Collaboration Workshop, 46th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2020), September 2nd, 2020
  • [Keynote] "Digital Knowledge Era and the Future of Work: Challenges and the Current Status of JST Cyborg Crowd Project," Workshop on Addressing SDGs Through Data Analytics and AI, International Conference on Digital Landscape 2019, November 6-8 (November6-8), 2019.
  • [Invited] "CyborgCrowd Project: Towards Integration of Human and Machine Intelligence"、 First JST CREST HCI for Machine Learning Symposium, The University of Tokyo, March 11, 2019.
  • [Invited] "Towards X-Collaboration between Crowd and Machines," The 32th OACIS Symposium, Osaka University, July 7, 2017.
  • [Invited] "The Hondigi/L-Crowd Joint Project: A Microtask-based Approach for Transcribing Japanese Texts," International Conference on Digital Libraries 2016, December 14, 2016.
  • [Keynote] "CyLog/Crowd4U : Toward an Earth-scale Volunteer Network for Microtask-based Crowdsourcing," The crowdsourcing and human computation multidisciplinary workshop organized by the CNRS MASTODONS challenge, CNRS,Paris, France, September 15, 2014.
  • [Invited] "Crowdsourcing Platforms and the Semantic Web," Dagstuhl Seminar: Crowdsourcing and the Semantic Web, July 6-9, 2014.

Contact Information

Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science
University of Tsukuba

1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8550, Japan
Phone: + 81-29-859-1306
morishima-office@ml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp


Research Interests

  • Crowdsourcing and Future of Work
  • Integration of Data-centric Human/Machine Computations
  • Governance in Information Spaces
  • Data Adaptability, Data Maintenance, Data Reusability
  • Community Information Management
  • Information Integration Technologies
  • XML and Databases
  • Web Integrity/Archive

Selected (Projects | Publications | Talks)

1. The FusionCOMP Project (2009-): Fusion of Data-centric Human/Machine Computations [Project Page]

This is joint work with: Norihide Shinagawa, Tomomi Mitsuishi, Hideto Aoki, Shoji Mochizuki, Noriaki Anzai
  • Atsuyuki Morsihima, Shun Fukusumi, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. CyLog/Game Aspect: An Approach to Separation of Concerns in Crowdsourced Data Management.
    Information Systems, 2016. (to appear)
  • Emi Sakurai, Atsuyuki Morishima, Kosetsu Ikeda, Nobutaka Suzuki. Bookshelf Problem: A Human-in-the-loop Approach for Data Grouping without Complete Information (to appear)
  • Nobuyuki Shimizu, Atsuyuki Morishima, Ryota Hayashi. A Crowdsourcing Method for Obtaining Rephrased Questions.
    HCOMP 2015: 32-33
  • Shun Fukusumi, Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Game Aspect: An Approach to Separation of Concerns in Crowdsourced Data Management.
    27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2015), pp. 3-19, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-12, 2015. (Acceptance rate=13.1%)
    the Best Paper Award
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Senjuti Basu Roy. Crowd4U: An Initiative for Constructing an Open Academic Crowdsourcing Network.
    Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2014) WorkInProgress, pp. 50-51, Pittsburgh, USA, November 2-4, 2014.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Shiori Tomita, Takanori Kawashima, Takashi Harada, Norihiko Uda, Sho Sato, Yukihiko Abematsu. A Crowdsourcing Approach for Finding Misidentifications of Bibliographic Records.
    iConference 2014, pp. 177-191, 2014.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima. CyLog/Crowd4U: A Case Study of a Computing Platform for Cybernetic Dataspaces (Invitted Chapter).
    Handbook of Human Computation, Springer, pp. 561-572, Nov. 2013.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Takanori Kawashima, Takashi Harada, Norihiko Uda, Ikki Ohmukai. L-Crowd: A Library Crowdsourcing Project by LIS and CS Researchers in Japan (Invited Talk and paper),
    International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL2013), pp. 40-47, November 2013.
  • Aoki Hideto, Atsuyuki Morishima. A Divide-and-Conquer Approach for Crowdsourced Data Enumerataion.
    SocInfo 2013, pp. 60-74, November 2013.
  • Kenji Gonnokami, Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Condition-Task-Store: A Declarative Abstraction for Microtask-based Complex Crowd-sourcing.
    DBCrowd 2013: 20-25, August 2013.
  • Tomomi Mitsuishi, Atsuyuki Morishima, Norihide Shinagawa, Hideto Aoki. "Efficient Evaluation of Human-powered Joins with Crowdsourced Join Pre-filters." The 7th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ACM ICUIMC2013), 6 pages, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, January 17-19, 2013.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Norihide Shinagawa, Tomomi Mitsuishi, Hideto Aoki, Shun Fukusumi. CyLog/Crowd4U: A Declarative Platform for Complex Data-centric Crowdsourcing, PVLDB 5(12): 1918-1921 (2012)
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Norihide Shinagawa, Shoji Mochizuki. The Power of Data-Centric Abstraction for Human/Machine Computations.
    First International Workshop on Searching and Integrating New Web Data Sources (VLDS2011) Co-located with VLDB 2011, September, 2011. [pdf here]
  • Atsuyuki Morishima. A Database Abstraction for Data-intensive Social Applications.
    The 5th Korea-Japan Database Workshop 2010 (KJDB2010), May 28-29, 2010. Jeju Province, Korea. [Slides here]

2. InfoSpace Governor Project (2005-): Govern Your Community Information Spaces!

This is joint work with: Ken'ichi Ishikawa, Keishi Tajima, Shoji Mochizuki, Isamu Suzuki, Mariko Kodama, Masateru Tadaishi
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Keishi Tajima, Masateru Tadaishi. Optimal Tree Node Ordering for Child/Descendant Navigations. The 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2010), pp. 840-843, Long Beach, California, USA, March 1-6, 2010.(short)
    [Bug-fixed version here]

3. SMART: (2003-): A "divide and conquer" approach to the development of complex XML mappings.

This is joint work with: Natsuko Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kamimura, Toshiaki Okawara, Jyun'ichi Tanaka, Ken'ichi Ishikawa.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima. A Semantic-Driven Approach to the Creation of Complex XML Mappings.
    IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA, July 13, 2005.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Toshiaki Okawara, Jun'ichi Tanaka, and Ken'ichi Ishikawa. SMART: A Tool for Semantic-Driven Creation of Complex XML Mappings. SIGMOD Conference 2005 (demo), pp. 909-911 June 2005.

4. The WISH Project (2003-): Web Integrity management by Self-Healing mechanisms.

This is joint work with: Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Tomohiro Ariyama, Toshinari Iida, Masami Takahashi, Erika Yumiya, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Erika Yumiya, Masami Takahashi, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Efficient Filtering and Ranking Schemes for Finding Inclusion Dependencies on the Web. CIKM 2013, pp. 763-768, Oct. 2013.
  • Erika Yumiya, Atsuyuki Morishima, Masami Takahashi, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: Filtering and ranking schemes for finding inclusion dependencies on the web. WWW2012 pp. 647-648, Lyon, France, 2012. (poster)
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Toshinari Iida, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Bringing Your Dead Links Back to Life: A Comprehensive Approach and Lessons Learned. The 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Multimedia (ACM Hypertext 2009), pp. 15-24, Torino, Italy, June 29th -July 1st, 2009.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Toshinari Iida, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa. Why are Moved Web Pages Difficult to Find? The WISH Approach. The 18th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2009), pp. 1117-1118, Madrid, Spain, April 20-24, 2009.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Toshinari Iida, Shigeo Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, "PageChaser: A Tool for the Automatic Correction of Broken Web Links", The 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2008), pp. 1486-1488, Cancun, Mexico, April 7-12, 2008.

5. XLearner (2001-): A rapid development tool for XML mapping queries, powered by the active learning framework.

This is joint work with: Akira Matsumoto, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Hiroyuki Kitagawa.
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, and Akira Matsumoto. A Machine Learning Approach to Rapid Development of XML Mapping Queries. ICDE 2004, pp. 276-287, March 2004.

6. SilkRoute (1999-2002): A general, efficient, and dynamic architecture for viewing and querying relational data in XML.

This is joint work with: Mary Fernandez, Yana Kadiyska, Dan Suciu, Wang-Chiew Tan.
  • Mary F. Fernandez, Yana Kadiyska, Atsuyuki Morishima, Dan Suciu, Wang-Chiew Tan. SilkRoute : A Framework for Publishing Relational Data in XML. ACM TODS 27(4): 438-493 (2002)
  • Mary F. Fernandez, Atsuyuki Morishima, Dan Suciu, Wang Chiew Tan. Publishing Relational Data in XML: the SilkRoute Approach. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin 24(2): 12-19 (2001)
  • Mary F. Fernandez, Atsuyuki Morishima, Dan Suciu. Efficient Evaluation of XML Middle-ware Queries. SIGMOD Conference 2001 (A letter from the chair of the program committee)

7. AQUA (1999-2002): A web-site construction tool in a drag-and-drop style for data-intensive web-sites.

This is joint work with: Seiichi Koizumi, Satoshi Takano, Akira Sato, Takanori Mouri, Hiroyuki Kitagawa
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Takanori Mouri, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: An Example-based Web-site Construction Tool and Its Implementation. Proc. IASTED International Conference on Information Systems and Databases (ISDB 2002): 136-141, Sept. 2002
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Seiichi Koizumi, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Satoshi Takano: Enabling End-users to Construct Data-intensive Web-sites from XML Repositories: An Example-based Approach. VLDB 2001: 703-704
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Seiichi Koizumi, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: Drag and Drop: Amalgamation of Authoring, Querying, and Restructuring for Multimedia View Construction. VDB 2000

8. InfoWeaver (1996-2000): An information integration system for the Web, structured documents, and databases, based on ADT technologies.

This is joint work with: Kazunori katoh, Tsuyoshi Nemoto, Shan Lin, Hironori Mizuguchi, Kumiko Kaimasu, Tomoyuki Kajino, Hiroyuki Kitagawa
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: InfoWeaver: Dynamic and Tailor-made Integration of Structured Documents, Web, and Databases. ACM DL 1999: 235-236
  • Kazunori Katoh, Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: Navigator-based Query Processing in the World Wide Web Wrapper. FODO 1998: 191-199
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, Hiroyuki Kitagawa: A Data Modelling and Query Processing Scheme for Integration of Structured Document Repositories and Relational Databases. DASFAA 1997: 145-154

Professional Activities and Experiences (Last updated: in 2015)

Selected Activities (Updated in October, 2020)

  • Poster Track Chair, iConference 2021
  • General Co-Chair, ICADL2020
  • Extraordinary Vice-President, Database Society of Japan (2020-today)
  • Steering Committee Member, ACM/IEEE JCDL (2019- today)
  • Steering committee member of DASFAA (2019-today)
  • Associate Editor, the VLDB Journal (2015-today)
  • Executive Committee Member, ICADL (2018-today)
  • Workshop Co-Chair, IEEE BigComp 2019
  • Steering Committee Member, ICADL (2016- today)
  • General and Program Co-Chair, ICADL2016
  • Editor-in-chief of IPSJ Transactions on Databases (2015-2019)
  • Chair, SIG-DBS of the Information Processing Society of Japan (2014-2018)
  • Steering Committee Member, ACM SIGMOD Japan Chapter (2003-2007)
  • Track Chair, ACM CIKM2008

The followings are not maintained

  • 1998-2001: Research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 1999-2000: Visitor, AT&T Labs-Research
  • 2001-2003: Assistant Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology
  • 2003-: Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
  • 2002-2006: Editorial Board Member, IPSJ Transactions on Databases
  • 2002-: Editorial Board Member, DBSJ Letters
  • July 2003-2007: ACM SIGMOD Japan Chapter Steering Committee Member
  • March 2004: International Symposium on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Communities in Networked Information Society (DLKC'04) Program Committee Member
  • March 2004: DLKC'04 Publications Chair
  • 2003, 2004: IEICE Data Engineering Workshop Program Committee Member
  • March 2005: IEICE Data Engineering Workshop Program Committee Co-organizer
  • March 2005: APWeb 2005 Program Committee Member
  • April 2005: ICDE 2005 Publicity Committee Member
  • April 2006: DASFAA 2006 Program Committee Member
  • 2006: XSym 2006 Program Committee Member
  • 2006: ICADL 2006 Publication Chair
  • 2006: ICADL 2006 Program Committee Member
  • 2007: DASFAA 2007 Program Committee Member
  • April 2007: DASFAA 2007 Program Committee Member
  • September 2007: VLDB 2007 PhD Workshop Program Committee Member
  • November 2007: IPSJ DBWeb 2007 Program Co-Chair
  • April 2008: DASFAA 2008 Program Committee Member
  • October 2008: ACM CIKM 2008 Track Chair (Data Maintenance, Quality, Reusability, and Adaptability)
  • September 2008: KJDB2008 Program Co-Chair
  • December 2008: IPSJ WebDB Forum 2008 General Chair
  • August 2009: PersDB 2009 Program Committee Member
  • October 2009: CIKM 2009 Demo Program Committee Member
  • November 2009: IPSJ WebDB Forum 2009 Program Co-Chair
  • April 2010: DASFAA2010 Finance Chair
  • September 2010: XSym 2010 Program Committee Member
  • September 2010: ECDL 2010 Program Committee Member
  • November 2010: 3PGCIC 2010 Program Committee Member
  • November 2010: IPSJ WebDB Forum 2010 advisor
  • March 2011, IEICE DEIM Forum 2011 Program Committee Member
  • April 2011-: Vice-chair of IEICE Data Engineering Technical Group
  • March 2011: EDBT 2011 Demo Program Committee Member
  • September 2011: VLDB 2011 Demo Program Committee Member
  • April 2012: DASFAA 2012 Program Committee Member
  • September 2012: VLDB 2012 Demo Program Committee Member
  • SIGMOD 2013 Demo Program Committee Member
  • August 2013: DBCrowd2013 Program Committee Member
  • March 2014: iConference2014 Program committee member
  • Nov. 2013: SocInfo2013 Publicity co-chair
  • June 2014: SIGMOD2014 Demo Program Committee Member
  • April 2014: UnCrowd2014 Workshop Program Committee Member
  • 2015: ICDE 2015 Program Committee Member
  • 2015: ICDE 2015 Demo Program Committee Member

Selected Awards (Updated in September, 2020)

  • 2001: Second-runner-up for the ACM SIGMOD 2001 best paper award
  • 2004: IPSJ best paper award
  • 2012: DBSJ Journal best paper award
  • 2015: CAiSE 2015 best paper award
  • 2018: Emerald Highly Commended Award

Courses

(under construction)

2002

  • Introduction to Programming 1
  • Data Structure and Algorithms 2
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Principles of Programming Languages 2
  • Advanced Topics in Data Engineering

2001

  • Introduction to Programming 1
  • Data Structure and Algorithms 2
  • Principles of Programming Languages 2

Students

(under construction)

AY2006

  • Master's Students: Toshinari Iida, Ken'ichi Ishikawa, Natsumi Sawa
  • Undergraduate Students: Mariko Kodama, Ayumi Sugaya, Chika Mizoguchi, Yuichiro Mitsumori

AY2005

  • Master's Students: Tshiaki Okawara, Toshinari Iida, Ken'ichi Ishikawa
  • Undergraduate Students: Yuya Ito, Ayako Eiju, Natsumi Sawa, Isamu Suzuki
  • Continue to work with: Tadatoshi Kamimura, Akira Kojima, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Jun'ishi Tanaka

AY2004

  • Master's Students: Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Toshiaki Okawara
  • Undergraduate Students: Toshinari Iida, Ken'ichi Ishikawa, Chiharu Kurosaki, Jun'ichi Tanaka, Yasuaki Nagano
  • Continue to work with: Tadatoshi Kamimura, Akira Kojima

AY2003

  • Master's Students: Natsuko Furukawa, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Tomohiro Ariyama
  • Research Student: Tadatoshi Kamimura
  • Undergraduate Students: Toshiaki Okawara, Akmar Farwiz Bin Bakar
  • Continue to work with: Akira Kojima, Makoto Yui

AY2002

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  • Master's Students: Natsuko Furukawa
  • Undergraduate Students: Atsushi Arai, Hayato Ito, Ryuusuke Ito, Kei Ueda, Natsuko Ohno, Akira Kojima, Yukio Suzuki, Kennichi Sekiguchi, Akiyoshi Nakamizo, Jyunji Hagio, Yujiro Miyoshi, Makoto Yui

2001

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  • Undergraduate Students: Megumi Arakawa, Natsuko Furukawa, Manabu Hashigami, Tetsu Kato, Hiroshi Odagawa, Keiichi Oka, Kozue Ono, Takanori Tominaga