2016 Strategic ICT Policy Planning

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Instructor(s)
Uyematsu Tomohiko  Watanabe Fumio  Sakai Yoshinori  Iizuka Hisao  Kubota Shigeyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(I124)  Thr3-4(I124)  
Group
-
Course number
ICT.J405
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course gives an overview of national policy trends related to information and communication (international strategy, research and development, standardization, infrastructure development, competition policy, radio wave allocation policy, etc.), information and communications industry (telecommunications business, broadcasting industry, CATV business, contents industry, advertising, etc.), and the required legal system for engineers, and reveals the challenges and strategies of information and communication policy in general, including technology development.
This course has two aims. The first is to understand the fundamental political knowledge, and challenges of the information and communications industry you should know when you work there. The other is to polish abilities to be quarified as a leader in near future by training the basic ability to select own action to be taken while anticipating the entire trends of information and communications industry.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to
1) Know the national policy trends related to information and communications, and foresee the trend of the future of information and communication.
2) Understand the challenges of the industry, and recognize what is the important technology development for engineers.
3) Choose their own action to be taken after thinking the case from various perspective.

Keywords

International strategy, research and development, standardization, infrastructure development, competition policy, radio wave allocation policy, telecommunications carriers, broadcasting industry, CATV business, contents industry, advertising, legal system

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

First, the topics is explained, and then discuss about the topics.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 1. Brief view of course 2. Information and communications policy 3. Research and Development Policy 4. True meaning of innovation 5. Network infrastructure development policy and competition policy 6. Radio wave allocation method 7. New services (smart TV trends, etc.) 8. Overview of communication and broadcasting-related law 9. Information security policy 10. Prospective next generation information communication network 11. Common sense of corporate management Before lecture, understand the keywords of information and communication by reading some references.

Textbook(s)

Course materials are distributed during the lecture.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Some year books on information and communications, i.e. White Paper Information and Communications in Japan. etc.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance: 50%
Year-end report: 50%

Related courses

  • Exercises on Strategic ICT Policy Planning

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required, but it is strongly recommended for sturdents who plan job hunting in near future.

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