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Letter from President

  Kyoichi Kijima

It is my great honor to have taken up the post of President of JASMIN, The Japan Society for Management Information, in June 2015.

First of all, let me introduce myself briefly. I obtained my PhD in Systems Sciences and Systems Management under the supervision of Professors Takehiko Matsuda and Yasuhiko Takahara at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, who established JASMIN and served as President, respectively. Since then, I have not only carried out research focusing on social systems modeling but also been involved in research projects on decision systems science, service systems science and social systems design.

Thanks to some fortunate opportunities to meet and talk to various distinguished researchers including H.A.Simon, K.Boulding, R. Ackoff, M. Mesarovic, and P. Checkland, I have looked up to researchers who can show strong presence worldwide. It was really an honor for me to host the 51st Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) in Tokyo in 2007 as the first Japanese president of the society. Recently I also put emphasis on publication projects such as the Translational Systems Science Book Series as Editor-in-Chief to promote the spread of academic information all over the world.

In the era of IoT, in order to create social, economic and cultural value through seamless interactions among human and machine systems based on information systems in a broad sense. Therefore, we need a trinity approach consisting of (1) deep insights in social science dealing with autonomous decision making of human being and organizations, (2) engineering-based understanding and design mind to systems architectures and (3) development of systems methodologies to unify the knowledge above. I believe this is the academic field through which JASMIN could and should contribute to the society.

I want JASMIN to work as an efficient platform for the members tackling some of the challenging problems society faces, by taking account of the current situation of society. The action plan includes (1) increasing satisfaction of the members, (2) promoting mutual interactions among them and (3) encouraging the members, in particular, the younger and more energetic ones, to communicate research results and findings at the international level so that the society could increase its global presence. Indeed, JASMIN is accelerating preparations for hosting the PACSIS (Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems) 2018 to be held in Yokohama at the end of June, 2018.

Since I am ready to give my best effort to make JASMIN more useful for its members and have a greater international profile, I would appreciate your support very much.

Thank you.


  The Japan Society for Management Information (JASMIN) was established on April 1, 1992, to promote researches and discussions on the study of Management Information.

Purposes of JASMIN

  JASMIN promotes researches and applications on various problems related to Management Information; seeks to interchange information between the members and the related academic societies; and aims to contribute the establishment of Management Information and the progress and development of industries.

Activities of JASMIN

  The following are businesses of JASMIN.

1.   Holding workshops, conferences, symposia, lectures, and panel discussions.
2. Academic researches and studies
3. Publishing journals, research papers, and other publications.
4. Contacting, interchanging, and collaborating with other academic societies both domestic and overseas.
5. Providing research opportunities to up-and-coming researchers such as graduate students.
6. Trusted researches and studies
7. Activities to achieve purposes of other preceding articles

Features of JASMIN

1.   Both members of social sciences and those of engineering courses have common research purposes, and perform wide range of research activities in atmospheres of freedom.
2. Both people of business and academia take part in activities impartially, and enlighten each other.
3. JASMIN aims to be a democratic, dynamic, and open society. The Society accepts contributed articles from non-members.
4. Workshops are extremely full of variety, and respond to diverse needs.
5. Developing active interaction with overseas researchers, JASMIN aims at an academic society that is opened to the world and recognized world-wide.

Mission and Objectives

  Adopted on March 8, 2001 by the Board of Directors

  The use of Information Technology becomes more important for corporations, organizations, societies, and an individual in the future. However, comparing with the development of Information Technology, it is difficult to say that the theoretical researches about the use of Information Technology are fully performed.
The mission of JASMIN is, for researchers, businessperson, and educators interested in common ground among information, communication, and management, to provide places of discussion about the practical uses of corporate, organization, societal, and individual information; and Information Technology.

  JASMIN, through performing the following activities, aims to research and to spread the knowledge about the practical uses of information and Information Technology.

1.   Aiming to become the source of knowledge concerning the practical uses of information and Information Technology.
  providing places of discussion through SIG(Special Interest Group), symposia, workshops, lectures, and conferences.
  sharing information though the JASMIN Journals, circulated magazines, and WWW pages.
  Researches and studies about the practical uses of information and Information Technology.
2. Through communication and cooperation with other related academic societies both domestic and overseas, JASMIN performs a central role in Japan for the practical use of information and Information Technology.
3. Through evaluating researches, case studies, and studies about the practical uses of information and Information Technology, JASMIN plans to encourage and to enhance the fields.
4. JASMIN aims to research and to spread methods to bring up the talented people who can promote the practical uses of information and Information Technology.

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