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Hitachi Hokudai Lab. and Hokkaido University Contest 2021 “Future Autonomous Distributed City Development” Awards Ceremony

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Hitachi Hokudai Lab. and Hokkaido University Contest 2021 “Future Autonomous Distributed City Development” Awards Ceremony

Details of Winning Algorithms toward Construction of
Regional Stand-alone Energy System Enabling Local Production and Consumption to be Presented at the Lunch Session of the 84th National Convention of Information Processing Society of Japan

The Hitachi Hokkaido University Laboratory (Hitachi Hokudai Lab.) established on the campus of Hokkaido University is collaborating with Hokkaido University and other stakeholders in the research and development of solutions to societal issues such as the shrinking population, declining birthrate, and aging population in Hokkaido. Also, to realize a sustainable local community, Hitachi Hokudai Lab. is promoting community development that coexists with health, agriculture, food, and energy. This time, Hitachi Hokudai Lab. and Hokkaido University held a marathon-type programming contest (Future Autonomous Distributed City Development). This contest was held on the cloud for three months with the theme of local production and consumption and regional stand-alone energy system in which stand-alone nanogrids are mutually linked by electric vehicles with the aim of constructing a power network that can supply low-carbon power and supply even at a disaster. More than 1900 participants registered from all over the world, and more than 150 answer programs were submitted. We will explain the background of this contest, problems, and the commemorative lectures will be given at the lunch session of 84th National Convention of IPSJ.

  • Date and time:March 4, 2022 (Fri.) 11:40 – 12:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Online (Lunch session of the 84th National Convention of IPSJ)
  • Program: Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation available

    1.Introduction, background description
    2.Development of the regional stand-alone energy system using contest’s result
    3.Explanation of problems
    4.Presentation of awards
    5.Commemorative lectures by top winners
    Problem A 1st Place: YAMATO ARAI
    Problem B 1st Place: KENICHI YAMAMOTO
    6.Closing remarks

How to register:

Please register from following (Japanese only),

Registration is free.

You can also directly participate from the link below on the day of ceremony award.

Please visit the following website for more information on the awards ceremony (Japanese only)

We look forward to your participation.

Original T-shirt and sticker of the contest:
*Marathon-type programming contest: A programming contest whose period for submitting the source code for a problem solution extends over a number of days. This contest was held for a period of 3 months.

Related news release:

Hitachi Hokkaido University Laboratory and Hokkaido University to hold the Programming Contest 2021 focused on “Future Autonomous Distributed City Development” (October 15, 2021)
Development of a regional stand-alone energy system enabling local production and consumption to both low-carbon local industry and strengthen disaster prevention functions (December 9, 2021)
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