Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Technologies and Network Services to Cooperate with Social Activities"

December 1, 2012
Updated on March 18, 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 "Technologies and Network Services to Cooperate with Social Activities".
The information-and-communications environment in society, such as the global spread of computer networks, various development of information medium, expansion of network services, and generating of the various threats accompanying them, is continuing changing. In recent years, by rapid popularization of mobile terminals such as smart phones into our lives, new types of collaboration or network services emerge. Popularization of mobile terminals brought new types of problems such as security and/or privacy.
Based on the background, it is required that research and development is promoted for constructing cooperative technologies or network services to secure various scenes such as our society/community, daily life, business, education/learning, and so on.
In this special issue, the editorial committee of the journal is seeking paper submissions on technologies and network services to cooperate with social activities. Topics may cover a wide range of issues associated with information/knowledge sharing, social computing, ubiquitous computing, secure network services, medical treatment or social security, network services for disaster prevention/reduction, collaboration, education/learning, and communication theories and technologies. Dr. Yoshiaki SEKI of NTT has been invited to act as the 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, 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 April 1, 2013 April 10, 2013. *Submission deadline has been extended.

(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: Yoshiaki SEKI (NTT)
Editorial Board: Hideaki KANAI (JAIST)
Editorial Committee: Satoshi ICHIMURA (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Hiroaki OGATA (Tokushima Univ.), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toshiba), Takafumi OGAWA (The Univ. of Tokyo), Satoru KANEKO (IBM Japan Services Company Ltd.), Hideaki KUZUOKA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Terunobu KUME (Fujitsu Labs.), Minoru KOBAYASHI (NTT), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Koutarou SUZUKI (NTT), Masamichi TAKAHASHI (Fuji Xerox), Masahiro TADA (ATR), Koji TSUKADA (Wakayama Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)

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