Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration Technologies and Network Services that Concentrate Wisdom toward Future Society"

December 3, 2013
Updated on March 24, 2014
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 "Collaboration Technologies and Network Services that Concentrate Wisdom toward Future Society".
Changes can be observed in the recent ICT environment, as shown in the advancement of user devices from PCs to tablet PCs and feature phones to smart phones, data migration from terminals to cloud services, cooperation of network services using HTML5, aggravation of cyber-attacks due to the vulnerability of network service structure, and urgent need for establishment of utilization policy of large scale social logs in network services. On the other hand, there are a lot of social challenges and expectations toward future, for example, low birthrate and aging population, globalization, energy problems, disaster prevention and restoration, the Tokyo Olympic in 2020, and so on.
In these circumstances, it is required to promote research and development for constructing cooperative technologies or network services to face with such social challenges and to meet expectations of the society.
In this special issue, the editorial committee of the journal is seeking paper submissions on collaboration technologies and network services to congregate the knowledge and wisdom toward future society. 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. Noriaki SAITO 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, 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.
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, 2014 April 13, 2014. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2015. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2015.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Noriaki SAITO (NTT)
Editorial Board: Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Junko ICHINO (Univ. of Electro-Comm.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toshiba), Hideaki KANAI (JAIST), Satoru KANEKO (IBM Japan Services Company Ltd.), Nobutaka KAWAGUCHI (Hitachi), Terunobu KUME (Fujitsu Labs.), Minoru KOBAYASHI (NTT), Yoshiaki SEKI (NTT), Masamichi TAKAHASHI (Fuji Xerox), Noboru NAKAMICHI (Fukuyama Univ.), Ryota NAKAMURA (Shohoku College), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Kanagawa Institute of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Electric Industry), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)

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