Call for Papers - Special Issue of "collaboration supports and network services for creative society"

Call for papers - Special issue of "collaboration supports and network services for creative society"

December 8, 2014
Updated on March 25, 2015
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Information Processing

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is pleased to announce the call for papers in a special issue on Collaboration Supports and Network services for Creative Society.
The ICT environment is in a large change; user devices shift from PCs to tablets or smartphones, and data are migrating from terminals to cloud services. Digital fabrication including 3D printing, which shows a sign of spread, fuses the digital and physical creation activities. These ICT environmental changes enables us utilize computers and network services at everywhere in our lives, and the information sharing via networks is expected to become a driving force to connect and develop people’s creative activities. On the other hand, there are many social challenges and expectations, such as low birthrate and aging population, globalization, energy problems, disaster prevention and restoration, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In order to face with such social challenges and to meet expectations of the society, it is needed to promote research and development to create collaboration technologies or network services to facilitate creative activities in the society.
In this special issue, the editorial committee of the journal is seeking paper submissions on collaboration supports and network services for creative society. Topics may cover a wide range of issues associated with information/knowledge sharing, social computing, ubiquitous computing, sensor network services, secure network services, medical treatment or social security, network services for disaster prevention/reduction, collaboration, education/learning, and communication theories and technologies. Prof. Minoru KOBAYASHI of Meiji University 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, 2015 April 10 (11:59PM), 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: Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.)
Editorial Board: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Junko ICHINO (Kagawa Univ.), 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 Laboratories), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Yoshiaki SEKI (Tokyo City Univ.), Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Noboru NAKAMICHI (Fukuyama Univ.), Ryota NAKAMURA (Shohoku College), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto Yuzawa (Fuji Xerox), Atsuo YOSHITAKA (JAIST), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)