Call for papers - Special issue of "New Directions in Music Information Processing (Special Issue Marking the 20th Anniversary of IPSJ SIGMUS)"

February 1, 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 "New Directions in Music Information Processing (Special Issue Marking the 20th Anniversary of IPSJ SIGMUS)".
The great progress in music information processing research in Japan has been supported by the IPSJ special interest group on music and computer (SIGMUS), which was inaugurated in 1993 and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. Fundamental technologies for computer science as well as interdisciplinary endeavor, and industrial-academic collaborations are a distinctive nature of music information processing research these days in Japan, and also worldwide. Thus the special issue is soliciting papers that cover a wide aspect of music information processing research. Submission of any research work related to the field of music information processing is welcome.

The submissions are strongly encouraged to provide multimedia content attachments that enhance understanding of the presented work, though the paper itself should be written in a self-contained manner. The attached contents will be seen together with the paper in the review process. The contents attached with accepted papers will be made accessible from an IPSJ page, to help readers obtain a better understanding of the research.

The special issue invites Dr. Masataka GOTO of AIST as the guest editor.

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

In principle, only a single contents file can be attached to each submission. The contents should be uploaded following the instructions in

(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 July 2, 2012.

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Masataka GOTO (AIST)
Editorial Board: Akinori ITO (Tohoku Univ.), Haruhiro KATAYOSE (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Shigeyuki HIRAI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Rumi HIRAGA (Tsukuba Univ. of Technology)
Editorial Committee: Chika OSHIMA (JSPS/Saga Univ.), Naotoshi OSAKA (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Hirokazu KAMEOKA (NTT/Univ. of Tokyo), Tetsuro KITAHARA (Nihon Univ.), Tsutomu TERADA (Kobe Univ.), Masatoshi HAMANAKA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Yuzuru HIRAGA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Keiji HIRATA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Keiichiro HOASHI (KDDI R&D Labs.), Yasuo HORIUCHI (Chiba Univ.), Hirokazu BANDO (Pothos Corp.)

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