Call for papers - Special issue of "Intelligent Transportation Systems and Mobile Communication toward Smart Communities"

November 7, 2014
Updated on March 27, 2015
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 toward Smart Communities.”
Smart Community is an infrastructure over the sophisticated fusion between information communication technologies and intelligent transport systems. A lot of researches of mobile communication and intelligent transport systems have been proposed to achieve a smart community. In the area of mobile communication, for example, the researches include ad-hoc network and sensor network technologies for users not just as an inhabitant but also a pedestrian or a driver, and some of services based on such researches have been already provided. In the area of intelligent transport systems, researches aim to upgrade an in-vehicle system with information communication technologies, develop inter-vehicle communication systems, improve localization systems for vehicles, and focus on developing a next generation vehicle.
These research and development areas are important to realize Smart Community.
In the special issue of “Intelligent Transportation Systems and Mobile Communication toward Smart Communities,” 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 will be welcome. We invite Dr. Saito at Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. 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 March 27, 2015 April 12, 2015. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2016. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2016.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Masashi SAITO (Mitsubishi Electric Corp.)
Editorial Board: Tomoya KITANI (Shizuoka Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Testuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural University of Hiroshima), Ryozo KIYOHARA (Kanagawa Institute of Technology), Yukihiro KAWAMATA (Hitachi, Ltd.), Noriko FUKAZAWA (Railway Technical Research Institute), Yoh SHIRAISHI (Future University Hakodate), Sadao OBANA (The University of Electro-Communications), Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Keiichi YASUMOTO (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Takaaki UMEDU (Shiga Univ.), Hiroaki SAWANO (Aichi Institute of Technology), Akira KAWAI (Shiga Univ.), Ayumu KUBOTA (KDD R&D Laboratories), Takeshi IWAMOTO (Toyama Prefectural Univ.), Masakatsu OGAWA (Sophia Univ.), Yoshio KAKIZAKI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Fumio TERAOKA (Keio Univ.), Hiroaki MORINO (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Yasuhiro OWADA (NICT), Hidekazu SUZUKI (Meijo Univ.), Akira UCHIYAMA (Osaka Univ.), Hisaaki YAMABA (University of Miyazaki)

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