Call for papers - Special issue of "Multiagent-based Societal Systems"

March 7, 2013
Updated on June 26, 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 "Multiagent-based Societal Systems".
The field of Multiagentbased Societal Systems is a new interdisciplinary field that aims to apply techniques from multiagent systems and related disciplines (for example, smart grid, green computing, life innovation, smart elderly care systems, etc.) to the balancing of environmental, economic, and societal needs, in order to support sustainable development and a sustainable future. Research in Multiagent-based Societal Systems is inherently interdisciplinary: it brings together multiagent computational fields and a variety of fields with a long tradition in the study of smart city problems, such as environmental sciences, biology, economics, and sociology. Multiagent systems, in particular, can play a key role in addressing challenges in smart computing.
This special issue calls for papers the following aspects and topics of the field of Multiagent-based Societal Systems. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- Power-aware Systems and Applications
- Distributed Coordination of Resources
- Systems, Applications and Services for Accessibility and Personal Autonomy
- Use of Sensors for Environmental Monitoring
- Urban Computing for Sustainability
- Green Computing
- Sustainable Computing
- Next-generation Transportation Systems
- Next-generation Logistics
- Smart Grids
- Energy Supply
- Demand Control
- City Design
- Smart Home
- Smart City
- Smart Planet
- Consensus and Negotiation by Civilians
- Collective Intelligence for Green Computing

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) 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.

(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 June 9, 2013 July 7, 2013.
*Submission deadline has been extended.

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Takayuki ITO (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Editorial Committee (tentative): Hideyuki NAKASHIMA (Future Univ. of Hakodate), Ryo KANAMORI (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Tokuro MATSUO (Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology), Quan BAI (Auckland Univ. of Technologies), Shantanu CHAKRABORTY (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Enrico GERDING (Univ. of Southampton), Enrique de la HOZ (Univ. of Alcala), Hidenori KAWAMURA (Hokkaido Univ.), Jun-young KWAK (Univ. of Southern California), Ivan MARSA-MAESTRE (Univ. of Alcala), Itsuki NODA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Fenghui REN (Univ. of Wollongong), Valentin ROBU (Univ. of Southampton), Pradeep VARAKANTHAM (Singapore Management Univ.), Tomohisa YAMASHITA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Dayong YE (Woollongong Univ.), Zhengyu YIN (Univ. of Southern California), Minjie ZHANG (Univ. of Wollongong), Naoki FUKUTA (Shizuoka Univ.)

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