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Computing in the 21st Century 2009

Three screens and one cloudThe eleventh annual Computing in the 21st Century Conference was held in Japan on November 4 in Tokyo and November 6 in Kyoto. The theme, "Three Screens and One Cloud: Rethinking Computing," brought together researchers and scientists to discuss how businesses and consumers take advantage of technologies with different form factors. Learn more...

Event Dates and Venues

  • November 4, 2009 in Tokyo, Keio University, Hiyoshi campus
  • November 6, 2009 in Kyoto, Kyoto University, Yoshida campus

Keynote Speakers

Alan KayAlan Kay 
President of Viewpoints Research Institute
2003 Turing Award and 2004 Kyoto Prize recipient
Takeo KanadeTakeo Kanade
U. A. & Helen Whitaker Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Member of US National Academy of Engineering  


Dan ReedDan Reed
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE and the AAAS
Rick RashidRick Rashid
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Member of US National Academy of Engineering 

Panel Discussion: The Future of Computing and Japan

Moderator: Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia

Nov 4, 2009 at Keio University Nov 6, 2009 at Kyoto University
  • Katsushi Ikeuchi
    Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo
  • Butler Lampson
    Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation, 1992 Turing Award recipient
  • Satoshi Matsuoka
    Professor, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Hideyuki Tokuda
    Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  • Katsuro Inoue
    Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa
    Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
  • Butler Lampson
    Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation, 1992 Turing Award recipient 
  • Katsumi Tanaka
    Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

About the Conference

Since its inception eleven years ago, Microsoft Research Asia has been committed to advancing the state of the art of computer science in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of this effort, the research lab hosts the 21st Century in Computing Conference each fall, inviting leading computer science luminaries, including Turing Award winners, industry gurus, and academic heavyweights, to present keynote speeches and discuss current topics with attendees. The conference has become one of the most influential events of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, tackling an important topic in computer science each year.

The upcoming conference will be held in Japan in a joint effort with Japanese academia and the research community. The two sessions, November 4 at Keio University and November 6 at Kyoto University, are expected to attract large groups of professors and students of computer science and related disciplines.

View the agenda for more conference details.

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