Call for papers - Special issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing"

January 9, 2015
Updated on May 14, 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 “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.
The Internet has grown to be an indispensable social infrastructure that supports many aspects of our lives. The growth of the Internet is still continuing with several changes of its characteristics by following the requirements from new network services. For example, various sorts of devices not only PCs and workstations but also mobile phones, smartphones, home electronics, sensors, etc., get to be connected to the Internet so that the amount and the variations of data traffic grow rapidly. New types of network services have appeared such as social network services that provide cyber spaces for communications instead of one-to-one of one-to-many communications such as e-mails. To sustain the evolution of the Internet, wide variations of cross-disciplinary and forward-thinking studies are required in addition to the advanced computing and networking technologies. More specifically, future studies to develop the Internet should include: smart network services that support our living environment using sensors and actuators, user-oriented and context-aware content delivery services, environments for collaboration over large amount of knowledge, mutual relationship between society and technology in consideration with privacy and security, communications in the environments that have not imagined so far, etc. It is essential to discuss wide range of social and technological tasks and its solutions over the above issues in combination of traditional network technologies, including every layer from physical to application ones.
In this special issue, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics “Network Services and Distributed Processing,” inviting Dr. Kushima (NTT Software Corp.) as the guest editor.

Target Areas

Foundation of Network Services, Cloud Computing, Overlay Networking, P2P, SDN, Security Architecture, Sensor Networks, Delay-Tolerant Networks, Network Structural Analysis, Web / Blog Communication Analysis, Network Measurements, Web Services, Ubiquitous Networking, Network Architecture / Protocol, Routing, Distributed Computing / Algorithm / Object / Agent / Databases, Seamless Communication, Seamless Computing, Multi-media, All Areas Related to Distributed Processing, High-speed Networks, QoS, Information Security, Access / Mobile / Ad-hoc Networks, Information Networks, Information Search, Data Mining, Multimedia Communications / Processing / System / Application, Online Games, Grid Computing, Clusters, Cooperation of Mobile-Fixed Terminals, Integration of Communications / Broadcasting, 3-dimensional Virtual Spaces, Social Computing, etc.

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 May 7, 2015 May 14, 2015 June 1, 2015.  *Deadline extended
(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in March, 2016. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2016.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Kazuhiko KUSHIMA (NTT Software)
Editorial Board: Hiroki SAITO (Meiji Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Tamio KIHARA (Showa Women’s Univ.), Hiroyuki SHIMBO (ATR), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Shigeru FUJITA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Naoki SHIBATA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Yoh SHIRAISHI (Future University Hakodate), Atsushi TAGAMI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu Lab.), Naotoshi ADACHI (Kansai Univ.), Hiroshi INAMURA (NTT DoCoMo), Shintaro IMAI (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Atsushi KANAI (Hosei Univ.), Akimitsu KANZAKI (Shimane Univ.), Hiroaki KIKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Yusuke GOTO (Okayama Univ.), Fumiaki SATO (Toho Univ.), Yuichi TERANISHI (NICT/Osaka Univ.), Takuo NAKASHIMA (Tokai Univ.), Yusuke MANABE (Chiba Institute of Technology), Hiroshi MINENO (Shizuoka Univ.), Hiroaki HIGAKI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Akihito HIROMORI (Osaka Univ.), Motoi YAMAGIWA (Yamanashi Univ.), Masaaki YAMANAKA (Hiroshima International Univ.), Hirozumi YAMAGUCHI (Osaka Univ.), Masashi YAMAMURO (NTT Software), Kazutoshi YOKOYAMA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.)

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