Call for papers - Special issue of "Education and Computers"

October 11, 2012
Updated on February 4, 2013
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 "Education and Computers".
Education has become an important matter in information technology as its great progress today. Academically, a lot of papers of Education and Computers (CE) studies have been published a lot and discussed various topics: educational methods, curriculums, materials, environments, governmental principles and so on. Commonly also, several educational issues have been discussed as objects of public concern: such as a short supply of IT engineers, corporate in-service training in the information industry and computer literacy for accustomed users. CE issues are no longer specific problems to discuss only within experts.
IPSJ contains some special interest groups about CE, and also has hosted several symposiums. The importance of studies and researches on CE has become swelling, and diverse topics of papers are expected to help development of educational computerization; such as reports of practical use in schools, and presentation of educational supporting tools and contents. This time we are making a concerted effort to attract excellent CE papers and to complete the special issue of IPSJ Journal.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
> Information engineering
> Pedagogical designation and evaluation of computers
> Computerization in elementary, secondary and higher education
> Corporate in-service training to be IT engineers
> Materials for CE
> Educational supporting tools
> E-learning, CMS, LMS
> Evaluating methods for CE.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2013 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 March 18, 2013.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2014. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2014.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hiroyasu KAKUDA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications)
Editorial Board: Eiko TAKAOKA (Sophia Univ.), Yasuichi NAKAYAMA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications)
Editorial Committee: Kazunari ITO (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), Hitoshi INOUE (Kyushu Univ.), Mayumi UEDA (Univ. of Marketing and Distribution Sciences), Yoko OTSUKI (Seiwa Univ.), Haruhiko OKUMURA (Mie Univ.), Shoji KAJITA (Kyoto Univ.), Naoki KATO (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Keiichi KANEKO (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Susumu KANEMUNE (Osaka Electro-Communication Univ.), Yasuko KAMINUMA (A Fellow of IPSJ), Satoru KAWAI (The Open Univ. of Japan), Akihito KITADAI (J. F. Oberlin Univ.), Yasushi KUNO (Univ. of Tsukuba), Mitsugu SUZUKI (Shimane Univ.), Haruo TAKAMURA (Osaka Univ.), Lumi TATSUTA (Dokkyo Univ.), Shinya CHO (Meisei Univ.), Michio NAKANISHI (Osaka Institute of Technology), Hiroyuki NAGATAKI (Okayama Univ.), Mario NAKAMORI (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Hirokazu BANDOH (Pothos Corp.), Tomohiro NISHIDA (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Toshio MATSUURA (Osaka City Univ.), Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA (Shizuoka Univ.), Takashi YAMANOUE (Kagoshima Univ.), WonGyu LEE (Korea Univ.), Ben Tsutom WADA (Nagano Univ.), Hiroyoshi WATANABE (Teikyo Univ.)

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