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The National Institute of Informatics (NII)
Tokyo
http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/
Leaflet: http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii-youran/youran2012_en.pdf
Mains research activities
and
International Cooperation Policy
e.g. Internship Program
Professor Henri Angelino
Visiting Professor
Acting Director Global Liaison Office
March 2013
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National Institute of Informatics
Where is NII in Tokyo ?
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What is National Institute of Informatics (NII)
• April 2000 NII a national research Institute is established as
reorganization of former Institutes existing since 1976
• April 2002 NII Joint SOKENDAI University (The Graduate University
for Advanced studies http://www.soken.ac.jp/en/ to open Ph.D
Program as Department of Informatics
(http://www.nii.ac.jp/graduate/index_e.html)
• April 2004 begins new chapter as member of Research Organization
of Information and Systems (ROIS)
• General figures
- 200 Professors (including visiting professors)
- 250 Administration, Development staff, Project researchers, etc,
- 130 Graduate students (registered Sokendai- University for
Graduate Advanced Studies-,Tokyo University, Tokyo Inst. of
Technology)
- budget 10.7 billion JPY (89 M€)
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NII missions and characteristics
EDUCATION
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RESEARCH (Research Organization for
Information Systems ROIS)
• The only one academic research
Institute for informatics or IT in
Japan
• Comprehensive research from basic to
applied from natural sciences to
humanities and social sciences
• Interdisciplinary approach
• Partnership with private sector and
public sector, national and international
SOKENDAI
Dept Informatics
Education Ph. D programs (MsE)
Training for highly qualified
professionals researchers or
specialists
Service OPERATION
Construction /Operation of
Cyber Science Infrastructure
Academic Network and contents
SINET (1992), Super SINET (2002)
SINET 3 (April 2007) SINET4
(April 2011)
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Dual Target Research System
Fundamental Research
Principles of Informatics
Information Systems Architecture Science
Research Divisions
Digital Content and Media Sciences
Information and Society
Research Centers
They undertake strategic research
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R&D Center for Informatics of Association
GRACE Center: Center for Global Research in Advanced Software Science &
Engineering
Research Center for Community Knowledge
Research Center for Knowledge Media and Content Science
R&D Center for Academic Networks
Global research for Quantum Information Center
Global Research Center for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics
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Principles of Informatics Div.
http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii-leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf p 4-5
Research to discover new principles, theories and methods in informatics, and extend our goal
to pioneering the frontiers to try and achieve a paradigm shift in informatics.
Mathematical Informatics
Numerical analysis, numerical linear Algebra, Graph coloring problems in discrete math, Structural graph
theory, Fast algorithms for solving large scale problems, data structure for fast string processing,etc
Mathematical Logic
Lambda calculus and formal grammar, Type theory for classical logic, Linear logic, Type theory and
computational complexity, etc.
Quantum Information
Quantum Information/computation, Quantum optics, Photonic quantum information systems, Security of
quantum key distribution schemes, quantum simulation using optical semiconductors etc.
Materials and Life Informatics
Comparative genomics research, Computer assisted chem. reaction, Structure determination, Development
of interface of chemical software, etc.
Intelligent Informatics
Machine learning for semantic annotation, Text mining, Ontology eng., Information extract., Data mining,
Human robot interaction, Inference and knowledge representation, Construction multi-agent systems,
Knowledge sharing system, Application of AI to legal reasoning, Community support system, Development
e-learning environ., Engineering ethics, Semantic web, Research on ubiquitous and mobile networks and
their applications, on Delay/Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs) etc.
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Information systems Architecture Div.
http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii-leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf p 6-7
Research deals with the research issues in software/hardware architectures of computers and
networks, and their system implementation
Network architecture
Performance analysis. based on Communic. traffic measurement, Mobil IP com., Photonic network .archit.
survival of netw Operation in case of natural calamities. Next generation all optical netw., Meas.& analysis
Internet traffic,etc.
Information Network
Charac& control netw. traffic, Dynamic resource optimization technologies for multi-layers network, Context
aware& mobile computing netw. Privacy protec &security techno. ,wireless ad hoc and sensors network etc.
Computer Architecture
Parallel computing, Grid computing, Human Interface, Sensor appl.,High performan.intercon netw.in
multiprocessor system, fault tolerant funct. for SSS-PC Operating System, Super comput. architect, etc.
Software infrastrucrure
Optimi of XML query lang.,Extensible distributed Op.Syst.,Functional programming, Dependable software
construction, Bidirectional model transformation, Extensible distributed OS, Middleware for ubiquitous,
Mobile& distributed computing, principle of programing, Functional programing etc.
Software Engineering
Agent oriented software eng., Theory and solution of soft constraints Constraint programming for graph
interfaces, Formal specificat.& verification of software., Dependable software eng., Dependable VSLI system
implementation based on asynchronous circuit technology, Component-based and model driven software,
High Level synthesis of asynchronous circuits, middleware for open wireless sensors network, etc.
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Digital content and Media Sciences Div.
http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii-leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf p 8,9
Research on various types of contents and media such as text and video in
terms of analysis, creation, compilation and application, and their processing
methods from the theories to the systems.
Foundation of content management
Technology and systems for multimedia content security, Service oriented computing, Data
management for video corpus analysis ,Optimization for casual queries data base, Data and text
mining scalable association for huge corpus access, Informatics association, Data sharing and its
metadata management, etc.
Text and Language Media
Information retrieval and integration of heterogeneous data, Identification/ linkage of text
information, Language media and interface, Research on techniques for utilizing web
information, synthetic parsing, semantic parsing etc.
Pattern media
Video analysis, Retrieval and knowledge discovery based on broadcast video archives, Image
retrieval, Video mining, Advanced video search engines, Automatic modeling of 3 D objects,
Computer vision, Digital archives for cultural heritage, Earth and environment informatics, Physic
based object shape and reflectance modeling, image video coding and streaming, etc.
Human and Knowledge media
Integration of user’s context in real and virtual world , Understanding multimodal interaction,
Multilingual multimedia semantic management ,Multimodal interaction ,Multimodal communication,
Interactive information gathering,/retrieval, Personal communication and interaction in semantic
Web environment, Life like characters and avatars, Participatory science and collaboration in the
3D Internet, Automatic content creation, Human-agent interaction, etc.
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Information and Society Div.
http://www.nii.ac.jp/userdata/publications/nii-leaflet/gaiyou2012_en.pdf p10,11
Aiding in the creation of a society in which information is integrated into the real
world, based on interdisciplinary research on information and systems technologies
and on issues in the human and social sciences.
Information use
Designing collaborative learning environment, Mathematical logic, Motor coordination
in communication, Similarity search for 3D models, Evaluation of information access
technologies, Cross lingual information access, Term extraction for text corpora, Union
catalogue data base construction and usage, Development of next generation
information system, Speech-gesture coordination
Science Information
Science and technology policy studies, Bibliometric research for measuring research
levels and identifying research trends, Grant in aids role for promotion of basic
research, Statistical study of change of research environment, University-industrygovernment relations,etc
Information Public policy
Social and political consequences of ICT use, Critical growth factors of E-commerce and
E-money, Digital commerce, Intellectual property rights lifecycle management system,
Relation ICT/humans, S&T for society, network Policy for broadband society, Social
capital theory
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Some important on going projects at NII….
Quantum Computing Prof. Y. Yamamoto, Prof Nemoto, Prof
Matsumoto,etc.
Big Data Mathematics Prof Ken Kawarabayashi
Image-Contents Technology Prof S. Satoh, Prof Sugimoto, Prof Ichizen
(Security), Prof Kitamoto, etc.
Technology for Web Contents Prof Takeda, etc.
Next Generation software strategy Prof Honiden, Prof. Nakajima, Prof
Hu, Prof Fukuda, etc.
Information environment/content creation Prof Takano, Prof Adachi,
Prof Kando, etc.
Construction of Cyber-Science Infrastructure SINET 3, SINET 4 Prof.
S.Yamada , Prof Urushidani, etc.
Social/public contribution Prof Arai, Prof Urukawa, etc
Cyber Physical Systems Prof Sakauchi
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International Cooperation Policy and its implementation
(MOU)
When NII and partner Institution find a common interest in
cooperation (Research activities or “Operation/services”) NII is
prepared to sign a MOU that may include various possibilities
• Joint research projects,
• Academic staff, researcher and Ph. D. Student exchanges,
• Joint curriculum development including e-learning material,
• Continuing education,
• Seminars, workshops, conferences and
• Technical assistance activities and technological exchanges.
• In case of “Research MOU” MOU must identify at least one concrete
project
• After review by the GLO members the MOU is presented to the board
of Directors for approval
• After approval MOU is signed by Director General for a limited
period. It may be renewed after evaluation
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Possibilities in the frame of MOU using NII GLO’s budget
(Initiative of NII researcher, 2 calls for applications per year)
• Invitation of confirmed researchers for short period (1 week - 2
months) to work on a specific project
• Invitation of a post-doct. up to 3 months to work on a specific project
• Invitation of Master/ Ph.D students in the frame of NII International
Internship (list of subjects proposed by NII researchers)
• Visit of the partner Institution
• Organization of joint workshop
but
no special credits are available for the implementation of the
research project per se, the funds must be found elsewhere by the
two partners.
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Number of MOU
90
Swiss
Argentina
79
80
EU
73
Czech
70
Italy
66
Portuguese
61
Netherlands
60
Austria
55
Germany
49
50
Egypt
Ireland
UK
41
Spain
40
France
Canada
32
USA
30
Australia
Singapore
20
Korea
Bangladesh
Vietnam
10
Thailand
Taiwan
China
0
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
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MOU NII International Internship Program
http://www.nii.ac.jp/Internship/Guidelines/2st_call_of_2012_internship_webpage.html
• First step Internal call for proposal of research subjects among NII
researchers
• Second step The proposals, after validation, are sent to all “partner
institutions” with www pages of the “supervisor”.There will be a
deadline for receiving the answers from “partners institutions”
• Third Step Proposals by each partner institution can submit up to 3
candidates. Each candidate can select a maximum of 3 topics. No
direct application from candidates will be accepted.
• Very Important: Contact between future intern and future NII
supervisor
• Fourth Step Each NII researcher select the candidates mentioning the
ranking
• Fifth Step GLO meeting will confirm the choice and prepare the
proposal to send back to partner Institutions
There are two call for applications per Fiscal Year :one in April one in
October
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First Call for Internship program 2013 ( 76 proposals)
No.
Research area
Title of the research
Name of
supervisor
Requireme
Number Duration : 2nts for
Title of
s of
6months
applicants
the
: Master /
accepta (less than
supervisor
nce
180days)
Ph.D.
Student
Comments
1. Principles of Informatics Research Division
1 Wireless Networks
Resilient Access Networks for Disaster Shigeki
Recovery
Yamada
Future Internet /
2 Resilient
Backbone
Disaster-resilient Backbone Networks Shigeki
using Software-Defined Networking
Yamada
Master and
Professor Ph.D
Students
Master or
Professor Ph.D
Students
Master or
Professor Ph.D
Students
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Wireless Sensor
Performance Evaluations of WSNs'
Networks (WSNs) protocols
Shigeki
Yamada
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Abduction and
Inference and Learning for Adaptive,
Induction /
Biological and Dynamical Systems
Cellular Automata
/ Systems Biology http://research.nii.ac.jp/il/
Master or
Katsumi Inoue Professor Ph.D
students
Answer Set Programming, Constraint
Automated
Master or
Programming, and Satisfiability
5 Reasoning / Logic Testing
Katsumi Inoue Professor Ph.D
Programming
students
http://research.nii.ac.jp/il/
Artificial
Robustness Analysis of Dynamic
Master or
Intelligence /
Models
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Katsumi Inoue Professor Ph.D
Dynamic
students
Modeling
http://systemsresilience.org/
Constraint
DCOP and DisCSP
Master
Satisfaction /
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Katsumi Inoue Professor
students
Multi-Agent
http://systemsresilience.org/indexSystems
e.html
Knowledge
8 Representation
and Reasoning
Reasoning with Space and Time,
Reasoning about Action and Change
http://research.nii.ac.jp/il/
Master or
Katsumi Inoue Professor Ph.D
students
Knowledge and skills in access
networks such as ad hoc
network, mesh network or
disruption/delay tolerant
network, etc., are preferable.
Contact [email protected]
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6 months
2
3-6 months Contact: [email protected]
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Skills in nesC, TinyOS are
3-6 months preferable but not necessary.
Contact: [email protected]
Basic knowledge of Artificial
Intelligence, Bioinformatics or
3-6 months Network Science is required.
Contact Prof. Inoue in
advance.
Basic knowledge of Logic
and/or Computer
3-6 months Programming is required.
Contact Prof. Inoue in
advance.
Basic knowledge of Artificial
Intelligence is required.
3-6 months
Contact Prof. Inoue in
advance.
JAVA and basic knowledge of
Artificial Intelligence are
3-6 months
required. Contact Prof. Inoue
in advance.
Some background on Artificial
Intelligence, Knowledge
3-6 months Representation and Reasoning
is mandatory. Contact Prof.
Inoue in advance.
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Image processing and machine
learning for biological imaging and
Biological Image
Asanobu
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neural activity analysis.
Analysis
Kitamoto
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
(Ph.D
preferable)
Event detection, natural language
processing, and visualization for severe
Crisis Information weather and natural disasters:
Asanobu
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Systems
Kitamoto
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
(Ph.D
preferable)
Environmental
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Systems
Image processing, machine learning,
and mobile computing for climate,
Asanobu
agriculture, and biodiversity:
Kitamoto
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
(Ph.D
preferable)
Digital
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Humanities
3D CG modeling, Geographic
information systems (GIS), Semantic
Web, and multilingual processing for Asanobu
cultural heritage and museums:
Kitamoto
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/edu
cation/internship/index.html.en
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
(Ph.D
preferable)
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
Fundamental techniques and systems
for content security
57 Content security
58 Content security
Isao Echizen
http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/research-e.html
Privacy in business process
http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/research-e.html
http://research.nii.ac.jp/~iechizen/offici
al/content_e_sven.html
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Programming skill is
3-6
required. An interdisciplinary
months topic, possibly working with
domain experts.
2
Programming skill is
3-6
required. An interdisciplinary
months topic, possibly working with
domain experts.
2
Programming skill is
3-6
required. An interdisciplinary
months topic, possibly working with
domain experts.
2
Programming skill is
3-6
required. An interdisciplinary
months topic, possibly working with
domain experts.
3-6
months
3
Isao Echizen
Associate
Professor
Master / Ph.D
Student
3-6
months
Some Practical Information
• Interns will receive 5,700 yen/day #170,000 per months (# 2000 US$)
and will have insurance
• Accommodation cost in Tokyo 60,000 to 80,000/month (see
http://www.toshima.ne.jp/~wsvc/Azalea/Azalea.htm, http://www.jafplaza.com, http://www.sakurahouse.com/tips/index.htm
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Cafeteria NII available for lunch /diner 350-800 yens/meal.
Outside restaurant lunch set 1,000 yens
Diner around minimum 2000/2500 yens
Cinema 2,000 yens
Ticket metro 160 yens minimum and vary with distance
Inside NII English is working language
Japanese language classes are offered
Many seminars/lectures are offered by visiting researchers and open
to Interns
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NII International Internship Program
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146
Netherlands
140
140
Taiwan
Italy
Egypt
Spain
120
Ireland
111
Middle East
98
100
Australia
Canada
USA
Portugal
77
80
Czech
Austria
Germany
60
France
47
UK
Singapore
40
31
Bangladesh
Vietnam
20
17
Thailand
Korea
China
0
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT
Why ? What for ?
http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/ictlec/
• ICT-Computer Science/Engineering is still under the “revolution
phase” that started some decades ago
• No single Institution can be the front runner in all domains of ICT
• Research is more and more interdisciplinary and ICT nowadays
develop strong relation with geosciences, life sciences, human
sciences, etc. to prepare the future society
• NII has planed to develop more and more international network
based on cooperation
• NII has decided to develop a policy to welcome and support for 1 to
3 months visiting professors/visiting researchers
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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT
Who can apply? How ?
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Associate Professor/ Professor or “senior researcher”
There is no call for application
There is no special document for application
There is no deadline , applications are received all Fiscal
Year long (April 1st- March 31st)
• To apply the “candidate” must have a “Primary contact” at
NII
(Cf http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/faculty/ for Current research
topics of research Staff) If necessary GLO can help to establish
contacts
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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT
How ?
• The application must include
* a comprehensive CV with list of publications,
* a proposal for research activities (in connection with
“Primary contact”)
* a plan for a series of “Lectures” (in fact research
Seminars) on an “advanced topic” (in average 1 per
week/90 mn) Audience from NII and Others
Universities/Private research centers /Companies
• Period of staying between 1 month to 3 months
• The application is revised by GLO, Decision is taken by DG
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NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT
http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/about/ictlec/
• Give a series of “lectures” (seminars) on an “advanced topic” (5-10 according to
staying)
* Prof L.Guibas( Stanford): Wireless sensor networks
* Asso. Prof. V. Oria (New Jersey Institute of Technology): New Trends in Database Research.
* Prof. Larry Snyder (University of Washington-Seattle) Parallel Computing
* Prof Kun Yang (University of Essex –UK): Wireless networks and pervasive service engineering
* Ass. Prof Luis Ceze (University of Washington-Seattle) Advances in Multiprocessor Programmability
Using Coarse-Grain Execution
* Ass Prof David Toman (University of Waterloo) Fundamental of Physical Design and query compilation
* Prof. Jean Bézivin (Nantes Univ.)Principles and Applications of Model Driven Engineering
*Nicolas P. Rougier (INRIA) Visual Attention for human-computer interaction
*Fang Chen (NICTA) multimodal cognitive Load measurement and its applications
* Prof. Neil D. Jones (University of Copenhagen) Programming and Program Transformation
* Prof. Ali Mili (NJIT) Analyzing Functional and Non Functional Attributes of Software Artifacts
* Prof.Stefan Rüger (Open University UK) Multimedia Information Retrieval
* Prof. Thomas Ågotnes (Bergen Univ.) Social Laws for Multi-Agent Systems: Logic and Games
* Ass Prof G. Baranoski (Waterloo) On the Development of Predictive Models of Light Interaction with
Organic and Inorganic Materials
• Interact in a specific research project with “primary contact” ’s group.
• Participate in seminars with NII researchers
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Japanese-French Laboratory for Informatics (JFLI)
http://jfli.nii.ac.jp/
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Created in December 2008/ started January 2009
Founding Members
Japanese :NII, Tokyo University, Keio University
French CNRS, Pierre&Marie Curie University Paris (UPMC)
January 2012 transformed into UMI CNRS 3527
INRIA and Paris Sud University Joint UMI
Topics
1 Next Generation Networks
2 Grid and High-Performance Computing
3. Software and Computer Security
4. Images and multimédia
5. Quantum Computing
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Special Program DAAD/NII
http://www.daad.de/ausland/foerderungsmoeglichkeiten/ausschreibungen/12027.de.html
• Same program as International Computer Science
Institute in Berkeley (only two worldwide)
• signed in December 2008
• DAAD will support 10 German Post-doc/year to stay at NII
for minimum 1 year as visiting researcher
• Ph.D must be “magna cum laude”
• The period may be extended for one year more
• DAAD will pay to NII general expenses for each Post-doc
• In September 2009 NII has received 4 Post-doc
• In September 2010 NII has received 9 post-doc.
• In September 2011 NII has received 5 post-doc.
• In September 2012 NII has received 3 post-doc.
• New contract under discussion
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Inside and surroundings…
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Thank you / Questions ?
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