Computers and Communication

Computers and Communication

22 August 2017 Last updated

Overview of the course


The Computer Communication course is a course on using information technology, such as computers and the Internet, for teaching and research.This course teaches the latest online information skills, collection, analysis and sorting of communicative information on computers, and other such immediately useful high-level information processing skills, which will also allow more effective communication in future.

Students’ research themes

Analysis of the forms of study in branches of information, Automated classification of literature XML searching method Learning system for IT specialists Error-checker in foreign language learning systems, Utilization of memory mechanism in learning systems, Bottom-up question support system,Communication-based city rating, Reverse onomatopoeia dictionary, User interface, Communication assistance

Teaching staff

Kazuhiro OHTSUKI, Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Computer Communication System Theory.
Research fields: Research relating to info-communication systems. The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake made it painfully clear that there is a gap between the viewpoint of those using the information, and those building information distribution systems. As such, I’ve come to place a heavy emphasis on the position of those on the scene.

Min KANG, Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Computer Simulation Theory.
Research fields: The adaptation of information communication technology to computer education and foreign language education. In particular, I am focusing on using statistics-based approaches to extract the user’s preferences and give them the information that suits their needs.

Hidenari KIYOMITSU,  Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on information base theory.
Research fields: I aim to use data at a higher level, through web information systems and databases.The theme is being able to personalize output for each user based on time, place, user profile, access history and so forth.

Takeshi NISHIDA, Associate Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on computational science adaptation theory.
Research fields: I am researching human-human interaction using info-communication technology, as well as human-computer interaction. In particular, I put focus on (1) developing systems based on reflection of common communication problems such as the difficulty of reaching consensus, giving criticism, or talking in foreign languages, and (2) learning from testing systems developed in actual situations.

Hajime MURAO, Professor
Subjects: Special lecture on Cognitive Information System theory.
Research fields: Using “soft information processing” technology and multi-agent systems to research the intelligent actions of humans and other groups of living things, analyzing and adapting the results. The targets include small groups of individuals, society, the economy, and the Internet.


Faculty of Intercultural Studies/ Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
1-2-1, Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, JAPAN 657-8501