Call for papers - Special issue of "Regional Contribution and Reconstruction"

April 15, 2013
Updated on October 21, 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 "Regional Contribution and Reconstruction".
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, reconstruction of the devastated Tohoku region is the top priority in Japan. In order to make steady recovery of the stricken district, community-based respectful supports are indispensable. At the same time, the voice of the people seeking the continuous dynamic development is heard not only in the suffered regions or megalopolis area but all regions over the country. Business enterprises are required to contribute to local communities and create co-prosperity in the view of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). School Education Act shows universities must play an important role of academic study and human resource development and also demanded to serve research accomplishment to the society. Academic study and research will go a long way toward the pursuit of social and regional evolution. Now we decided to publish on a special issue of "Regional Contribution and Reconstruction". Topics may cover a wide range of issues associated with distribution to local community and reconstruction support; for example, the way to return academic profits to societies, manpower training to support local communities and so on. Dr. Takayuki KUSHIDA of IBM 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, 2015 are free of publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) Paper submissions will start on September, 2013.
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 October 21, 2013 October 23, 2013. *Deadline extended

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Takayuki KUSHIDA (IBM Japan)
Editorial Board: Taiga NAKAMURA (IBM Japan), Susumu Ishihara (Shizuoka Univ.), Minoru YOSHIDA (The Univ. of Tokushima), Hirokazu BANDOH (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Kazunari ITO (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.), Yasushi INOGUCHI (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Masakatsu OGAWA (Sophia Univ.), Akira KANAOKA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Masayuki KANBARA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Shoji KURAKAKE (NTT DOCOMO), Kiminobu KODAMA (Information System Research Institute), Nozomu TOGAWA (Waseda Univ.), Yasuichi NAKAYAMA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takashi NISHIDE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Madoka HASEGAWA (Utsunomiya Univ.), Naoki FUKUTA (Shizuoka Univ.), Hideki FUJII (The Univ. of Tokyo), Takashi HORIYAMA (Saitama Univ.), Mitsuru MINAKUCHI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Hiroko MIYAMURA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Takaya YUIZONO (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Atsuo YOSHITAKA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Masayuki YOSHINO (Hitachi)

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