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Michal Ptaszynski / Profile



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Family Name: PTASZYNSKI

Names: Michal Edmund

 

Research Interests (alphabetical order)

Affect and Sentiment Analysis

Affective Computing (AC)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Computational Linguistics (CL)

Corpus Linguistics

Emotional Intelligence

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Linguistics

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Philosophy of Emotions

Pragmatics

 

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Education

2007 - 2010 Ph.D. (Obtained in September 24, 2010)
Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Sapporo, Japan (Government scholarship).

2007 - 2007 Postgraduate research student
Otaru University of Commerce, Department of Information and Management Science, Japan (Government scholarship).

2001 - 2006 M.A.
Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan, Department of Neophilology, Faculty of Japanese studies, Poznan, Poland (
graduated with a Master's degree in October 2006).

2000 - 2001 Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering.

1996 - 2000 Secondary School number 12 in Wroclaw, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

 

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Academic Positions & Teaching Experience

2018 - present Associate Professor

Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan.

2013 - 2018 Assistant Professor

Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan.

2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher

Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan.

2010 - 2012 JSPS Research Fellow

Hokkai-Gakuen University, Institute of Engineering, Sapporo, Japan.

2010 - 2010 Professional Researcher

Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan.

2008 - 2010 Research Assistant

      Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan, within The Global Centers of Excellence Program founded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

2008 - 2010 Teaching Assistant

Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan (courses: 1. Microprocessors; 2. Natural Language Processing Systems).

 

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Grants & Scholarships

2012 - present Research Expenses Funded Partially by the Research Project on "Development and application of information processing technology to flexibly detect harmful expressions with the use of public opinion, ethics, and emotional information". KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research funded by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (Project number: 24600001).

2010 - 2012 Secondary Investiator in project "Empathic Computer: Developing a Dialogue Agent that Understands and Aptly Responds to User Emotions". KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows funded by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (Project number: 22-00358).

2010 - 2012 Research Fellowship Funded by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), affiliated at Hokkai-Gakuen University, Graduate School of Engineering, Japan.

2010      Research Expenses Funded Partially by the Research Project on Development of a Internet Word Book System for Dynamic Following of Information Transition (Project Number: 20500833).

2010      Research Expenses Founded Partially by a Grant from Global COE Program of Center for Next-Generation Information Technology Based on Knowledge Discovery and Knowledge Federation (Project name: "Development of Automatic Common Knowledge Acquisition Method for the Area of Nano-Electoronics")

2010      Research Expenses Grant from The Young Researcher Support Program, within The Global Centers of Excellence Program founded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2008 - 2010 Travel Grants from The Global Centers of Excellence Program (Hokkaido University Branch) to attend International Conferences, founded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2008 - 2010 Travel Grants from Center for Engineering Education Development (Hokkaido University Branch) to attend International Conferences

2008 - 2010 Travel Grants from Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan

2008      Travel Grant from The International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'08) Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence (HAI'08)

2007 - 2009 Research Expenses Founded Partially by a Cognitive Science Research Grant from the Nissan Science Foundation (Project name: "Communication Ability Development Toy with Common Sense Dialogue System")

2007 - 2010 Ph.D. Scholarship of Government of Japan, Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Japan

2007      Scholarship of Government of Japan, Postgraduate research student, Otaru University of Commerce, Department of Information and Management Science, Japan

2005      Scholarship award for exceptional academic grades, Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznan, Poland

2004 - 2005 Scholarship of Government of Japan, Course for Japanese Language and Culture, Hokkaidō University, Japan

 

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Honours & Awards

2008      Best Student Paper Award at the Second International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Affective Systems (KEAS'08), Nagaoka, Japan, November 2008

2007      Nomura Research Institute "NRI Short Paper Contest 2007", Honorable mention

2002      First Place in XXIV edition of The Japanese Language Competition, organized by
Embassy of Japan in Poland, name of the presentation: Pōrandogo ni okeru nihongo ni niteiru kotoba (Phonetically similar words in Polish and Japanese).

1997 - 2000 Honorable Mentions at The Japanese Language Competition, organized by Embassy of Japan in Poland, editions: XIX, XX, XXI, XXII.

 

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Courses and certificates

2009       J.TEST Certificate, Test of Practical Japanese, Jitsuyō Nihongo Kentei, Level: Pre-A, administered by Association for Testing Japanese Proficiency.

2006       JLPT Certificate, Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Nihongo Nōryoku Ninteisho, Level: 1-kyū, administered jointly by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Bureau.

2004 - 2005 Course for Japanese Language and Culture (Nihongo-Nihonbunka Kenshū Kōsu) - a year-long course of Japanese language in Japan, held at Hokkaidō University, Japan.

       Year-long course of Japanese tea ceremony (according to the rules of the chadō-urasenke school), held at the Hokkaidō University.

1995                                                                                              Course of Accelerated Learning and Extending of Spatial Imagination.

 

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Memberships and Affiliations

ACL, The Association for Computational Linguistics, www.aclweb.org, since 2010
AAAI, The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, www.aaai.org, since 2010
IEEE, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, www.ieee.org, since 2009, IEEE Senior Member, since 2018
HUMAINE, The Association for the Research on Emotions and Human-Machine Interaction, http://emotion-research.net/, since 2010
AFNLP, The Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, www.afnlp.org, since 2013
AISB, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, www.aisb.org.uk, since 2012
IACAP, The International Association for Computing and Philosophy, www.iacap.org, since 2012
ANLP, The Association for Natural Language Processing, www.anlp.jp, since 2008
IPSJ, The Information Processing Society of Japan , www.ipsj.or.jp, since 2015
AAR, The Association for Automated Reasoning, www.aarinc.org, since 2011
JSAI, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, www.ai-gakkai.or.jp, since 2008
SOFT, The Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, www.j-soft.org, since 2009
D&E, Design & Emotion Society, www.designandemotion.org, since 2009
ACM, The Association for Computing Machinery, 2011-2012

 

 

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Professional Activities

2022    Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-22), 02/22 -- 03/01, 2022, Vancouver, Canada (Program Committee)

      The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2022), Bucharest, Romania, July 1-4, 2022. (Program Committee Member)

      Information Processing & Management Conference 2022 (IP&M 22), Xiamen, China, 20-23 October 2022. (Program Committee)

2021    Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-21), 02/02 -- 02/09, 2021, Virtual conference, (Program Committee)

      12th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2021), September 13, 2021, held at the 2021 Summit of the International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI 2021), September 12-19, 2021, Vienna, Austria / Online. (Program Committee)

      2021 International Workshop on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, September 14, 2021, held at the 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA'21), September 14-17, University of Fukuchiyama, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto, Japan / Online. (Program Committee)

      Workshop on Insights from Negative Results in NLP 2021 (Insights 2021), co-located with EMNLP 2021, November 10, 2021. (Program Committee)

      The 19th Australasian Data Mining Conference 2021 (AusDM'21), Brisbane, Australia, 13-15 December 2021. (Program Committee)

      The International Workshop on Modern Science and Technology 2021 (IWMST 2021), August, 2021, Kitami, Japan. (Reviewer)

      自然言語処理 (編集委員会委員)

      The 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2021), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic / ONLINE, 7--11 November 2021. (Program Comittee Member)

      The 35th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI 2021), International Session on Machine learning, Online, June 8--11, 2021. (Program Comittee Member)

      Information Processing & Management Speial Issue on Ethical Natural Language Processing, Elsevier (Guest Editor)

      The 5th Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (5th WOAH!), Online and in Bangkok, Thailand, on 5 August 2021. (Program Comittee Member)

      The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2021), The 7th Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialog Agents (LaCATODA 2021), Montreal, Canada, August 21-23, 2021. (Organizing Commettee Member)

      29th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2021), 22-26 November 2021, Bangkok, Thailand. (Program Committee Member)

      7th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2021), 27-31 July 2021, ETH Zurich (Program Committee)

      Applied Sciences, Speial Issue on Recent Developments in Creative Language Processing, MDPI (Guest Editor)

      2021 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and Human-Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), Mexico City, Mexico, June 6–11, 2021. (Program Committee Member)

      The Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021), Bangkok, Thailand, during August 1-6, 2021. (Program Committee Member)

      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2021), July 12-15, 2021, ONLINE. (Program Committee Member)

      2021 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Program Committee)

2020    The 23rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2020), 10/17 -- 10/21, 2020, Minneapolis, USA, (Program Committee / Associate Chair)

      17th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2020), India (Online), December 18-21, 2020. (Program Comittee Member)

      The 4th Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (4th WOAH!), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 20th of November, 2020. (Program Comittee Member)

      2020 Annual International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence (BICA*AI 2020), the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the BICA Society, held as a part of Robotica 2020 in Natal, Brazil on November 10-15. (Program Comittee Member)

      Information Processing & Management Speial Issue on Creative Language Processing, Elsevier (Guest Editor)

      The 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2020), The Sixth Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialog Agents (LaCATODA 2020), Yokohama, Japan, July 11-13, 2020. (Organizing Commettee Member)

      The 28th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2020), Educational Gamification and Game-based Learning (EGG), 23-27 November 2020, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia. (Program Committee Member)

      2nd Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying (TRAC - 2) at The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2020), Marseille, France, May 16th 2020. (Program Committee Member)

      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2020), 6--9 July, 2020, Tartu, Estonia. (Program Committee Member)

      The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'2020), 13--18 September 2020, Barcelona (Demo Chair)

      IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee Member

      2020 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2020) in 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2020), 1-4 December, 2020, Canberra, Australia. (Program Committee Member)

      The 6th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2020), Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17-20, 2020 (Program Committee)

2019    AAAI-19 2nd Workshop on Affective Content Analysis (AffCon 2019), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, January 27-28, 2019. (Program Comittee Member)

      IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (IEEE CIHLI), December 6-9, 2019 Xiamen, China (Technical Program Committee Member)

      Applied Sciences, MDPI (Reviewer)

      2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks and Signal Processing (SNSP 2019), Nov.19-22, 2019, Hualien, Taiwan (Technical Program Committee Member)

      Open Artificial Intelligence Journal (Editorial Board Member)

      PolEval 2019, Task 6: Automatic Cyberbullying Detection, organized at AI & NLP Workshop Day, May 31, 2019, Warsaw, Poland (Organizer)

      The 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2019), October 18-21, 2019, Kitakyushu City, Japan (Program Committee Member)

      The 9th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNet 2019), October 18-21, 2019, Kitakyushu City, Japan (Program Committee Member)

      人工知能学会第33回全国大会(JSAI 2019)オーガナイズドセッション「OS-09 顔文字の科学」,2019年6月4日(火)~ 6月7日(金),新潟県新潟市 (オーガナイザ / Organizer)

      ・Journal of Big Data & Society. (Reviewer)

      The 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019), The 5th Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialogue Agents (LaCATODA), Macao, Macao, August 10-12, 2019 (Program Commettee Member)

      Recent Patents on Computer Science, Bentham Publ. (Editorial Board Member)

      Information, MDPI (Reviewer)

      Computers, MDPI (Reviewer)

      Journal of Open Research Software, (Reviewer)

      IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (Reviewer)

      The 4th International Conference on New Trends in Information & Communications Technology (NTICT 2019), December 18 - 19, 2019, Baghdad, Iraq. (Program Commettee Member)

      10th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2019), Seattle, WA, USA, August 16-18. (Program Comittee Member)

      The Future Of AI Workshop -- 2019: An Industry Scientist and Research Scientist Conference About Our Future, co-located with BICA 2019, Seattle, WA, USA, August 15. (Program Comittee Member)

      The 27th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2019), Educational Gamification and Game-based Learning (EGG), Kenting, Taiwan, December 2--6, 2019. (Program Committee Member)

      The Third Workshop on Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions (EDO 2019), May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland (Organizer, Program Committee Member)

      The 9th Language & Technology Conference, Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC 2019), May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland (Program Committee Member)

      5th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 17-20, 2019. (Program Committee Member)

      2019 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2019) in 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2019), December 6-9, 2019, Xiamen, China. (Program Committee Member)

      3rd Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW3) held at the ACL 2019 (Florence, Italy), August 01 or 02, 2019. (Program Committee Member)

      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2019), Maceio, Brazil, July 15-18, 2019. (Program Committee Member)

2018      Journal of Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, Special Issue on Language technology for Polish: state-of-the-art (Guest Editorial Comittee Member)

      Journal of Convergence Information Technology, GlobalCIS (Editorial Board Member)

      Professional Conduct Committee Member of Association for Computational Linguistics

      Information Processing & Management Journal, Elsevier (Editorial Board Member)

      9th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2018), Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-24. (Program Comittee Member)

      International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Science Publishing Group (Editorial Board Member)

      2018 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2018) in 2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2018), Bengaluru, India, November 18-21, 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      ・Applied Soft Computing, (Reviewer)

      ・Expert Systems With Applications, (Reviewer)

      The 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018), The 4th Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialogue Agents (LaCATODA), Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-15, 2018 (Program Commettee Member)

      SENTIRE'18: Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction, at ICDM 2018, November 17th, Singapore, (Program Commettee Member)

      2018 International Conference on Computers in Education Conference (ICCE 2018), Educational Gamification and Game-based Learning (EGG), Manila, Philippines, November 26 - November 30, 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Evanston, Illinois, United States, July 12 - 15, 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      2nd Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW2) held at the EMNLP 2018 (Brussels, Belgium), October 31st -- November 1st, 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      1st Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying (TRAC - 1) at 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING - 2018) at Santa Fe, USA, August 20th - 25th 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      言語処理学会 代議員(2018-2021)

      Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Special Issue on Language Sense and Communication on Computer. (Guest Editor)

      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2018), Mumbai, India, July 9-13, 2018. (Program Committee Member)

      AAAI-18 Workshop on Affective Content Analysis (AffCon 2018), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 2-3, 2018. (Program Comittee Member)

2017      The 2017 International Conference on Advanced Technologies Enhancing Education (ICAT2E 2017), Qingdao, China, March 18 - 20, 2017. (Program Comittee Member)

      Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB), (Reviewer)

      Research Insights (Editorial Advisory Board)

      8th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2017), Moscow, Russia, August 1-5, 2017. (Program Comittee Member)

      1st Workshop on Abusive Language Online (ALW1) held at the annual meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2017 (Vancouver, Canada), August 4th, 2017. (Program Committee Member)

      The 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017), 13-15 September 2017, Oxford, UK. (Program Committee Member)

      2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2017) in 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017), Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017 Hawaii, USA. (Program Committee Member)

      The 25th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2017), December 4th to 8th 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand (Program Committee Member)

      2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017), 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, November 27 to December 1, 2017, Hawaii, USA (Program Committee Member)

      ・Tourism Informatics, (Reviewer)

      First International Early Research Career Enhancement School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (FIERCES ON BICA 2017), August 1-3, 2017, Moscow, RF. (Program Comittee Member)

      The Second Workshop on Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions (EDO 2017), held at The 8th Language & Technology Conference, Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC 2017), November 17-19, 2017, Poznań, Poland (Organizer, Program Committee Member)

      The Second International Workshop on Computational Methods in Cybersafety, co-located with WWW 2017, Perth, Australia, April 3-7, 2017. (Program Committee Member)

      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (IEEE ICALT 2017), Timisoara, Romania, July 3-7, 2017. (Program Committee Member)

      The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017), The 3rd Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialogue Agents (LaCATODA), August 19-25, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (Program Commettee Member)

      3rd Conference on Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering (CAME 2017), Cracow, Poland, 2017 (Program/Scientific Committee Member)

      人工知能学会第32回全国大会(JSAI 2017)オーガナイズドセッション「OS-22 顔文字の科学」,2017年5月23日(火)〜5月26日(金),愛知県名古屋市,ウインクあいち(オーガナイザ)

      The 2017 International Conference on Computer Science and Information Communication (CSICT2017), Qingdao, China, March 18 - 20, 2017. (Program Comittee Member)

2016      First International Early Research Career Enhancement School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (FIERCES ON BICA 2016), April 22-24, 2016, Moscow, RF. (Program Comittee Member)

      IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems (Reviewer)

      Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), (Reviewer)

      Language Resources and Evaluation, (Reviewer)

      Springer PLUS, (Reviewer)

       International Journal of Computer & Software Engineering (IJCSE). (Editorial Board)

      人工知能学会第31回全国大会(JSAI 2016) オーガナイズドセッション「OS-17 WEB上の非言語表現・行動に関する研究分野創立に向けて」,2016年6月6日(月)〜6月9(木),北九州,北九州国際会議場(オーガナイザ)

      7th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2016), New York City, July 16-19, 2016. (Program Comittee Member)

      The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC 2016), Toulouse, France, July 18-21, 2016. (Program Comittee Member)

      2016 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2015) in 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2016), December 6-9, 2016 in Athens, Greece. (Program Committee Member)

      The 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2016), Seattle, WA (USA), November 2016 (Program Committee Member)

      ・Transactions on Information Systems, (Reviewer)

      International Workshop on Language Sense on Computer, held in during the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), July 9-15, 2016, New York, USA (Program Committee Member)

      The 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2016), Special Track on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL@ICALT2016) July 25-28, 2016, Austin, Texas, USA (Program Committee Member)

2015      3rd Conference on Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering (CAME 2015), Cracow, Poland, 29-30 June 2015 (Program/Scientific Committee Member)

      The First Workshop on Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions (EDO 2015), held at The 7th Language & Technology Conference, Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC 2015), November 27-29, 2015, Poznań, Poland (Program Committee Member)

      The 7th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2015), Beijing, China, 9-12 December 2015 (Program Committee Member)

      6th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2015), November 6-8, Lyon, France, 2015. (Program Comittee Member)

      IPSJ 情報処理学会・NL研(運営委員会委員)

      Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (Review Comittee Member)

      Computers in Human Behavior (Review Comittee Member)

       International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET). (Editorial Board)

      2015 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2015) in 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2015), December 7-10, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Program Committee Member)

2014      2014 2nd IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2014) in 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014), December 9-12, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Program Committee Member)

      The 2015 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Tokyo Regional Contest Domestic Eliminations, 2014.07.11 (Kitami Institute of Technology Team Coach)

      The 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014), Barcelona, 10-13 November 2014 (Program Committee Member)

      18th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2014), 15-17 September 2014, Gdynia, Poland. (General Track Session Chair)

      5th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2014), November 7-9 (Friday-Sunday): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States, 2014. (Program Comittee Member)

      The Twentieth Annual Meeting of The Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP2014), Sapporo, Japan, March, 2014. (Local Chair, 大会実行委員会委員)

2013      2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence (CIHLI 2013) in 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2013), Singapore, April 15-19, 2013. (Program Committee Member)

      (4th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2013), Kiev, Ukraine, September 13-15 (Saturday-Sunday), 2013. (Program Comittee Member)

      Progress in Intelligent Computing and Applications (PICA) Journal, Human and Sciences Publ. (Editorial Board Member)

      The International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing (IJIIP), AICIT Publ. (Editorial Board Member)

      The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) to Kyoto, Japan, 25-27 November, 2013 (Program Committee Member)

      6th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC'12), December 7-9, 2012, Poznań, Poland (Reviewer)

2012      International Journal of Technology for Education and Learning (IJTEL), ACTA Press (Editorial Board Member)

      Next Generation Computing (NGC), Ohmsha & Springer Journal (Reviewer)

      2012 Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (Organizing Committee Member)

      The 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2012), December 12 to 15, 2012, Boca Raton, Florida, USA (Program Committee Member)

      The AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in honour of Alan Turing, Symposium on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialogue Agents (LaCATODA 2012), July 2nd to 6th, 2012, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (Program Committee Member)

      Third International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2012), Palermo, Italy, October 31 - November 3, 2012. (Program Committee Member)

      The 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2012), November 12 to 15, 2012, Doha, Qatar, (Reviewer)

      ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP). (Reviewer)

      Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA), Elsevier Journal. (Reviewer)

      Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM), Elsevier Journal. (Reviewer)

       International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET). (Reviewer)

2011      International Journal of Computational Linguistics Research (IJCLR), Special Issue on Linguistic And Cognitive Approaches To Dialog Agents (Review Committee)

      International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL), CSC Journals (Editorial Board Member)

      IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Task Force on Towards Human-like Intelligence (Task Force Permanent Member)

      5th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC'11), November 25-27, 2011, Poznań, Poland (Reviewer)

      Journal of The Society for Natural Language Processing Special Issue on Un-Natural Language Processing (Editorial Board Member)

      The 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2011), Perth, Western Australia, December 5-8, 2011 (Reviewer)

      The Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-11), Mountain View, California, USA, August 3-6, 2011 (Review Committee)

      Second International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2011), Arlington, Virginiam, November 5-6, 2011 (Program Committee Member)

      "Agent-Based Approaches to Ambient Intelligence", Book by IOS Press, (Reviewer)

      Book Series on "Speech, Image and Language Processing for Human Computer Interaction: Multi-modal Advancements", Editors: Prof. Uma Shanker Tiwary, and Dr. Tanveer J. Siddiqui, (Reviewer)

2010      The Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB'10), Symposium on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialogue Agents (LaCATODA), 29th March -- 1st April 2010, De Montfort University, Leicester (Program Committee Member)

2009      The 22nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'09), 1st- 4th December, 2009, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (Reviewer)

      The Fifth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2009), October 21-23, 2009, Sapporo, Japan. (Local Staff)

      11th Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING 2009), Sapporo, Japan, September 1-4, 2009. (Session Chair)

      4th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC'09), November 6-8, 2009, Poznań, Poland (Reviewer)

2007      The 14th International Display Workshops (IDW'07), Sapporo, Japan, December 5-7, 2007 (Technical staff)