The Extenics Seminar 2017 was arranged by Guangdong University of Technology and held from 1 to 3 July 2017. There had 38 scholars from Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei and China to participate the seminar on 2nd July 2017. Using this platform, we exchanged our studies and activities on Extenics from each other. Firstly, we took a group photo for memory.
Hong Kong representatives group photo with Prof. Cai Wei. (Left: I, Prof. Lo (Adjunct Professor, CUHK), Prof. Cai Wei, Dr. Aaron Tong, Mr. Victor Chiu and Ms. Hermans Leung)
In the beginning, Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) (Director, Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, Guangdong University of Technology) gave a welcome speech and introduced scholars to us.
Then Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) (Founder of Extenics and The Director of International Academy of Extenics (HK)) gave opening speech. He briefed the development of Extenics through 30 years and it’s the time for internationalization.
Prof. Liang-Teh Lee (李良德) (Chairman, Tatung University) gave a guest speech. He told us that they invited Prof. Cai Wen to Taiwan since July 1996 (21 years ago). At that time, Extenics started to be studied in Taiwan. He said that we faced to Industry 4.0 or the fourth Industry Revolution, Extenics is one of key elements in AI for extending our intelligence.
Dr. Aaron Tong (Chairman, HKCIE) gave guest speech. He said “Hong Kong can’t sleep anymore and we need to wake up and catch the opportunity”. He told us that he brought new management system to Hong Kong in 80s to solving the contradiction problem which was to increase production speed and quantity, the quality was sacrificed. So both product speed & quantity and quality were improved. The new approach was 6 sigma but it focused on stability (reduce variance). However, we need innovation and adopt a deviation during stepwise breakthrough. Extenics is suitable innovation approach to achieve this aim.
The first speaker was Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and her topic named “The research progress of Extenics theory and Innovation Methodology”. Firstly, Prof. Yang introduced the Extenics research objectives and science framework, and then briefed the research progress and Extenics Innovation Methodology development, as well as some achievements.
The following diagram showed the Extenics development milestone since 1983.
The fundamental of Extenics is the Extension set. Only a simple equation described the dynamic set theory. After that Prof. Yang briefed key achievements in her team studies. Finally, Prof. Yang concluded that Extenics based on basic-element theory, extension math and logic, as well as extension innovation method as bridge between theory and application solved different fields contradiction problems.
Prof. Yo-Ping Huang (黃有評) (Professor, EE Dept., National Taipei University of Technology) was the second speaker and his topic entitled “Perspective of Extenics – Toward Globalization”. His talk introduced the first Extenics workshop in Tatung University and current development in Taiwan. Mission and vision for globalization and Extenics in AI and Big Medical Data analysis were also discussed.
Prof. Huang showed some photos about the first workshop in Dayeh University and Taipei Tech more than 20 years ago. At that time, he said their hair is black.
Then he briefed the globalization mission and vision on Industry 4.0 which included Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data and Intelligent Automation. He said data mining was important for big data process included data preprocessing, classification, clustering, feature selection, association and prediction. Finally, Prof. Huang concluded that Extenics should be applied in AI, Neural Networks and Deep Learning.
The third speaker was Prof. Zou Guangtian (鄒廣天) (Harbin Institute of Technology) and his presentation topic was “Data mining and application on Extension Architectural Strategy and Design”. Firstly, Prof. Zou introduced two government funded projects about Extension Architectural Strategy and Design basic theory and its data mining to us.
Then he introduced the concept of Extension Architectural Program Data Mining (EAPDM) which employed the dynamic data and led the architectural strategy. Moreover, they established the database to collect architectural strategy cases. After that they used this database cases transformation to generate different strategies.
Lastly, Prof. Zou concluded the future research directions included AI, Big data in Extension Architectural Strategy and Design, as well as, Environmental behavior and social elder service, etc.
During the tea break, Dr. Aaron and I took a photo with Macau representative Dr.Charles Lin.
Prof. Chen Wenwei (陳文偉) was the fourth speaker and his presentation named “Extension Data Mining and Application”. His talk introduced from Data Mining to Extension Data Mining, and its status, methodology and practice cases.
Prof. Chen explained the different between knowledge and extension knowledge was dynamic concept. In Extenics, dynamic concept was from quantitative transformation to qualitative transformation. The extension knowledge was come from extension data mining. Then Prof. Chen explained six directions for research of extension data mining included classification of knowledge, conductive knowledge, extension knowledge database, mining algorithm and management, extension mode identification and nerve network.
After that Prof. Chen discussed one of extension data mining cases for disease identification between cerebral thrombosis (腦血栓) and cerebral hemorrhage (腦出血). Because the treatment method between them is opposite, the identification accuracy is very important. Since the disease status is dynamic, extension data mining methodology about transformation is very suitable to solve such problem. At the end, Prof. Chen concluded that increase of intelligence level in each field to solve contradiction problem had very important values in science and practice.
Prof. Zhao Yanwei (趙燕偉) was the fifth speaker and she represented the whole extension design research team of Zhejiang University of Technology to report their research achievement included books publication, training course, funded items, etc.
After that her team partner Prof. J.Q. Zhou (周建強) (Quzhou University) reported the research named “Low carbon design of large aerodynamic device to solve contradiction methodology and application”.
Prof. Zhou introduced their research problem that large aerodynamic device were complex structure, heavy, large energy consumption and high noise level. Therefore, they employed Extenics to design the new device. They obtained four funding to support their study and employed different methodology included QFD, TRIZ and Extenics.
Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) (Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University (NITZU)) was the sixth speaker and his topic entitled “Extension transformation and application under internet background”. His talk included contradiction problem in the internet era and intelligence knowledge management using extension transformation.
Prof. Li said contradiction problems presented anywhere that we needed innovation to solve those problems. Then he introduced how extenics to increase creativity for contradiction problem solving through 3454 methods. Three ways of transformation (Goal, Condition, Goal & Condition) plus (Element, Criteria and Universal), four extension methods (extension analysis and conjunct analysis), and five basic-transformation method were mentioned. The following diagram demonstrated the problem solving tree using Extenics.
Finally, Prof. Li proposed the model for intelligent knowledge management for data mining of internet information.
At the end he also mention a case study on clothing group OEM manufacturing that their problem was high stock in some style and shortage of stock in others. Prof. Li’s team employed Management Collaboration Innovation Model to solve this problem under Extenics analysis. They used about 3 months and enhance the group overall revenues. Lastly, Prof. Li concluded Extenics and Extension Data Mining provided a new angle and method for knowledge innovation in the Big Data era.
After that we had lunch together.
In afternoon session, Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) introduced Prof. Cai Wen who would report the progress of Extenics Internationalization and Socialization.
Prof. Cai Wen was the seventh speaker and reported the progress of Extenics Internationalization and Socialization. He briefed the history of the development of Extenics with international scholars included USA, Romania, India, Italy, etc. The first International Conference of Extenics and Extension Innovation Method was held from 16-18 Aug 2013 in Beijing. There had more than 120 scholars participated under 9 countries included China, USA, Germany, India, Australia, Romania, Japan, England and France.
Prof. Cai Wen introduced the International Academy of Extenics was established in Hong Kong and planned to promote to the world in 2019. For Socialization, Prof. Cai and his team arranged different seminars and training courses to the society, moreover, they also went into industries for training and consultation (e.g. R&D department of 中山飛雕公司, 青島雙星集團), as well as, training for primary and secondary school students in Shenzhen. In order to enhance the socialization effectiveness, Prof. Cai Wen established a Extenics Company in Guangzhou in 2017.
I was the eighth speaker and my topic named “Extenics Development Plan in Hong Kong”. My content included the review of Extenics activities in 2016 and 2017, as well as future planning for Internationalization from Hong Kong to the world.
Firstly, I briefed how I contacted Prof. Cai Wen since Feb 2016. Before I attended his seminar in Hong Kong, I asked my uncle in Guangzhou and found that Prof. Cai Wen and my uncle was a colleague in more than 30 years ago in Guangdong University of Technology (previously GUT is a factory). Then I tracked all Prof. Cai’s seminar both in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. And then I invited Prof. Cai Wen and Prof. Yang Chunyan to be our keynotes in the 1st World Summit for Chinese Quality (WSCQ) in Hong Kong. After that we published four articles in China Quality journal for CAQ in Jan 2017.
Then I attended the Extension Innovation Method training course Level 1, 2 & 3 (Train-the-Trainer course). I am the first person achieved Level 1 & 2 certification in Hong Kong. I showed one of my exercises during the training.
Finally, I concluded that there were three innovation approaches in the world and they were Extenics (China), TRIZ (Russia) and Innovation Culture (USA). Extenics is more suitable for strategy generation. At the end, I raised the “Extenics +” that similar to “Internet+” such as Extenics + Quality (ExQ), ExIMS, ExQStarMS, etc.
Mr. Yin Hanfan (鄞漢藩) was the ninth speaker and his presentation was “Extension Innovation Method application in Patent Mining”. Firstly, Mr. Yin introduced four steps of Extension Innovation Method included “Model”, “Extension”, “Transformation” and “Selection”.
Then Mr. Yin briefed the concept of Patent Mining as the following diagram. He told us the patent strategy included planning, product, technology and location.
The Extenics application in patent mining was demonstrated. The table used affair-element included Action, Characteristic and Value to identify the mining characteristics and values.
After that Mr. Yin told us that Samsung was charged RMB 80000k to Huawei because of patent impingement. He asked us to focus on the red color words and each word cost several million!
Lastly, Mr. Yin concluded the Extension Innovation Method was suitable for application in patent mining and strategy.
Mr. Victor Chiu (趙仲凱) was the tenth speaker and his topic named “Extension Innovation Thinking and Young Creativity Incubation”. He told us that he met Prof. Cai Wei in the First International Conference on Intelligence Science (ICIS2016) in Chengdu (成都) last year. Prof. Cai Wei’s Extenics solved his problem that how to systematic generate the creative thinking or ideas.
Mr. Victor Chiu reviewed the first Extension Innovation Method workshop in his company and every staff achieved a lot. The established a common professional language on Innovation. The key word is “Extension (可拓)” and the key concept is that “Creativity is traceable”.
At the end, he demonstrated one of their projects from their staff and the cartoon was still under evolution.
During the break, our classmates of Extenics Innovation Method course to take a group photo with Prof. Cai Wei.
The first speaker was Prof. Waishun Lo (勞維信) (Adjuct Asso. Professor, CUHK; Angel investor, dlcapitals) and his topic named “Blockchain Investment & Incubation”. He introduced the future technology on Blockchain and he predicted it would be popular after 5 years.
So he asked us changed from internet thinking to blockchain thinking. Hopefully, we could employ extenics into the blockchain technology.
The second speaker was Dr. Gao Nan (高楠) (ZJUT) and her presentation entitled “Extension Model on high dimension bio-characteristic evolution and prediction”. She explained the background of bio-characteristic, the critical problem and solution, as well as, Big Data machine learning.
Dr. Gao demonstrated the extension model for big data plus extenics plus bio-characteristic using matter-element.
Finally, she showed us the whole system structure for Big Data analysis from extension database to machine learning methodology.
After that Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) led the discussion for Extenics internationalization and socialization.
Taiwan representatives shared their ideas. They said that didn’t focus too much on SCI impact factor journals but also focused on industry.
Hong Kong representatives also shared their thinking on promoting of the Extenics. We all agreed to collect more successful cases to introduce to the industries.
Local scholars shared their views too.
At the end, Prof. Cai Wen said it is difficult from 1 person to 10 people, more difficult from 10 people to 100 people. He hoped us to bring the Extenics into our own professional field to develop. And then more and more people would be participated into the Extenics.
After the whole day seminar, we had dinner together. Some happy photos were shared as follows.
At that night, we went to Prof. Cai’s room to discuss how to enhance the International Academy of Extenics for internationalization and website design.
We enjoyed the seminar and dinner together, as well as, learn the extenics in different field application. We were looking forward to the 16th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第16屆可拓學年會) in 2018.
Extenics (可拓學) - http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~extenics/i.htm
20160810 - Pre-Extenics Annual Meeting (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Extenics Level 1 Exam - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/pre-extenics-annual-meeting-15-extenics.html
20160811 - The 15th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/the-15th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-15.html
20160812 - The 15th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第15屆可拓學年會) – Day 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/the-15th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-15_12.html
第一期可拓创新方法水平认证会议通过认证人员名单 - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/info/1048/1674.htm
20170331: Extension Innovation Method Trainer Course Level 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/03/extension-innovation-method-trainer.html
20170409: Extension Innovation Method Trainer Course Level 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/extension-innovation-method-trainer.html
20170514: Extension Innovation Method Trainer Course Level 3 - Part 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/05/extension-innovation-method-trainer.html
20170528: Extension Innovation Method Trainer Course Level 3 - Part 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/05/extension-innovation-method-trainer_28.html
Extenics activities in Hong Kong:
20170610: CityU EngD Society AGM Seminar “Education & Innovation” 2017 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/06/cityu-engd-society-agm-seminar.html
20170428: HKSQ Seminar on Extenics – Education & Application (「可拓學」- 教育及應用) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/hksq-seminar-on-extenics-education.html
20170403: CityU Guest Lecture of Quality Innovation & Extenics to TQE Students - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/cityu-guest-lecture-of-quality.html
20170320: HKIE Seminar on Quality Innovation – Introduction of Extenics - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/03/hkie-seminar-on-quality-innovation.html
20170227: Innovation Talk named “Quality Innovation & Extenics” (品質創新與可拓學) to PolyU Student - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/02/innovation-talk-named-quality.html
20170117: The Preparation Meeting of the Extenics (HK) and HKETA Annual Dinner - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/01/the-preparation-meeting-of-extenics-hk.html
20170112: Visit to ASHK Office and Introduction of Extenics - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/01/visit-to-ashk-office-and-introduction.html
20161205: Dinner with Prof. Cai Wen during the first in-house training of the Extenics (可拓學) in Hong Kong - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/12/dinner-with-prof-cai-wen-during-first.html
20160709: Post-WSCQ Seminar on Extenics (可拓學) and its application - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/07/post-wscq-seminar-on-extenics-and-its.html
20160708: The 1st World Summit for Chinese Quality - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/07/the-1st-world-summit-for-chinese-quality.html
20160229: HKCIE Seminar on Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/02/hkcie-seminar-on-extenics.html
Articles in am730 by the column named “Extension Quality”:
20170331: 可拓品質量 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/03/blog-post.html
20170407: 至善日新 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/blog-post.html
20170413: 化物開元 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/blog-post_13.html
20170421: 創意生成 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/04/blog-post_21.html
20170512: 產品創新 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/05/blog-post.html
Previous Extenics activities:
20160628: Innovation Product Development Seminar - Extenics (可拓學) application in Shenzhen - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/06/innovation-product-development-seminar.html
20160605: The 2nd meeting of the Innovation Alliance of the Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/06/the-2nd-meeting-of-innovation-alliance.html
20160522: The meeting with Prof. Cai Wen for promoting the Extenics (可拓學) to Hong Kong - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/the-meeting-with-prof-cai-wen-for.html
20160507: The meeting for establishing the Innovation Alliance of the Extenics and its application and promotion - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/the-meeting-for-establishing-innovation.html
20160506: Visit to the Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods and HKQAA Guangzhou office - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/visit-to-institute-of-extenics-and.html
20160416: Patent Analysis and Corporate Development Series 2016 - Extenics (可拓學) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/04/patent-analysis-and-corporate.html