2020-2024 Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas, MEXT, Japan
Algorithmic Foundations for
Social Advancement (AFSA)
Creation and Organization of Innovative Algorithmic Foundations for
Algorithms, the theories, techniques and logical procedures of
information processing, perform a key part of the recent sophisticated
information society. Our project aims to develop and organize
state-of-the-art techniques for algorithms. The results will be
provided as open academic resources for many scientists and engineers
in various fields, to be utilized for social advancement. Based on the
recent drastic progress of computation power, upcoming innovative
computation devices, and new concepts from social sense of values, we
will reformulate and organize practical computation models to bridge
theory and practice. We will also create and organize computational
theories and state-of-the-art techniques for algorithms, such as
discrete structure manipulation, constraint satisfaction problem
solving, enumeration, discrete optimization, quantum computation
theory, etc. Our results will be presented as the innovative
Algorithmic Foundations for Social Advancement (AFSA).
The AFSA-project consists of six research groups in two categories A
and B. The groups in A (A01 and A02)
investigate the interface layer to bridge theory and practice, and the
groups in B (B01, B02, B03, and B04) investigate specific
theories and techniques to support the interface layer. We also have a steering committee group and plan an open call for
about 15-17 participants to work on additional related research topics.
- The first general meeting (May 27 and 28, 2021) was successfully
finished. The second general meeting will be held on Oct. 11-13. (June
- Application procedures for Publicly
Offered Research has been released. (Jan. 27, 2021)
- Project overview appears. (Dec. 24, 2020)
- Temporary site opend. (Dec. 18, 2020)
- by Aug. 31, 2021
Notification of the result of Publicly Offered Research.
- Oct. 10(Mon)-12(Wed), 2021
The second general meeting.
Last update: June 6, 2021.