Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing"

January 5, 2012
Updated on April 27, 2012
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Information Processing

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing".
The Internet has been integrated into many aspects of our lives and it becomes indispensable infrastructure. However, the Internet is always changing and evolving. Much kind of devices are getting connected to the Internet, e.g., not only workstation and PC, but also mobile phones, smartphones, home electronics, sensors, and so on. Moreover, services on the Internet now become more multifaceted, e.g., not only one-to-one communication like e-mail and one-to-many communication like Web, but also a space for communication like social network. In addition, new paradigms of Internet use are suggested e.g. not only client-server based, but also overlay-network, cloud computing etc. To keep the evolutions on the Internet, cross-disciplinary study and forward-thinking study are required, in addition to the advancement of traditional network infrastructure, services, and applications. More specifically, the following innovative components including several new insights should be considered: e.g. smart network services based on the sensors and actuators, user-oriented and context-aware content distribution services, collaboration environments based on large scale knowledge sharing, social deployment issues treating privacy and security, communication services under severe environment for wireless network such as rural areas, sparse device distribution areas, etc. The future of the Internet can be actually achieved by harmonious integration between these new components and the existing network technologies, from physical layer of the network to application layer, treating much kind of technological and social issues.
In this special issue, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics "Network Services and Distributed Processing". Dr. Tamio KIHARA of NTT Japan has been invited to act as a guest editor for this special issue.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2012 are free of publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:
*Note that this URL is for English papers only.
If you plan to submit a paper in Japanese, please visit another page at

(2) All papers will be reviewed. The review process will be carried out in the same manner as regular issues. However, you have shorter time than usual (two months) for preparation of your responses to inquiries.

(3) Submission deadline is May 7, 2012 May 14, 2012.
*Submission deadline has been extended.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in April, 2013. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2013.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Tamio KIHARA (NTT)
Editorial Board: Yuuichi TERANISHI (NICT)
Editorial Committee: Michiaki KATSUMOTO (NICT), Atsushi TAGAMI (KDDI R&D Labs.), Yuka KATO (AIIT), Masashi YAMAMURO (NTT), Shigeru FUJITA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Minoru UEHARA (Toyo Univ.), Atsushi KANAI (Hosei Univ.), Yasuhisa TAKIZAWA (Kansai Univ.), Takuo NAKASHIMA (Tokai Univ.), Koji HASHIMOTO (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu Lab.), Kazuto SASAI (Tohoku Univ.), Yoh SHIRAISHI (Future Univ. Hakodate), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.), Hiroshi INAMURA (NTT DoCoMo), Masataka GOTO (Toshiba), Yasuo SAMBE (NTT Data), Yoshiaki TERASHIMA (Mitsubishi Electric), Takayuki KUSHIDA (IBM), Fumiaki SATO (Toho Univ.), Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Kentaro GO (Yamanashi Univ.), Tetsuya SSHIGEYASU (Pref. Univ. of Hiroshima), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Taku KONISHI (NEC), Tomoya KITANI (Shizuoka Univ.)