Call for papers - Special issue of "Intelligent Transportation Systems and Mobile Communication Supporting Relationship among People with Society"

January 7, 2013
Updated on March 29, 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 "Intelligent Transportation Systems and Mobile Communication Supporting Relationship among People with Society".
To realize safe and comfort life by supporting relationships between us with society, many researches of intelligent transportation systems and mobile communication technology have been carried out. For example, in the area of intelligent transportation systems, a number of proposals have been made; radio communication devices for vehicular terminals such as 803.11p, context aware systems for pedestrians and geographic information systems based on short-range radio communication devices such as RFID and ZigBee, and technical proposal combining them aiming to realize collision free transportation environments. In the area of mobile communication, also a lot of researches have been carried out; broad band wireless communication devices such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE, research and development of ad-hoc network and sensor network technology, and personal navigation systems based on such devices and technologies. These research and development areas are important for realizing next generation ubiquitous society.
In the special issue of "Intelligent Transportation Systems and Mobile Communication Supporting Relationship among People with Society", the program committee especially seeks paper submissions in these areas, as follows.

- Mobile Computing System (Architecture, Protocol, Management, Security)
- Sensor Network, Information Appliance / Home Network, Ad-hoc Network
- Communication Medium (3G Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, IrDA, DSRC, Digital Broadcasting, etc.)
- Mobile / Ubiquitous / Wearable Computing
- Mobile Agent, Mobile Web Service
- Mobile Application, RFID Tag
- Intelligent Transportation System
- Geometry Information System, Location Aware Service
- HMI, High Performance Handheld Devices, Electronic Settlement, Security, QoS, OS
- Transportation Management (Supply Chain Management, Traffic Estimation and Prediction System)
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Image Processing (Lane Departure Warning System, Object Recognition, Traffic Flow Observation)
- Ubiquitous / Internet Intelligent Transportation System

Not only papers about the above topics but also papers relevant to intelligent transportation system and mobile computing topics topic will be welcome. Dr. KIYOHARA of Kanagawa Institute of Technology 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, 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 30, 2013. April 8, 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: Ryozo KIYOHARA (Kanagawa Institute of Technology)
Editorial Board: Takaaki UMEDU (Osaka Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Tomoyuki YASHIRO (Chiba Institute of Technology), Sadao OBANA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Yukihiro KAWAMATA (Hitachi, Ltd.), Noriko FUKASAWA (Railway Technical Research Institute), Ayumu KUBOTA (KDDI R&D Labs.), Kazuyuki TASAKA (KDDI R&D Labs.), Tomoya KITANI (Shizuoka Univ.), Susumu ISHIHARA (Shizuoka Univ.), Takeshi IWAMOTO (Toyama Prefectural Univ.), Masakatsu OGAWA (Sophia Univ.), Yoshikuni ONOZATO (Gunma Univ.), Yoshio KAKIZAKI (Tokyo Univ. of Science), Shunsuke SARUWATARI (Shizuoka Univ.), Taku NIGUCHI (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Kazuhiro MINAMI (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics), Keiichi YASUMOTO (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

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