Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Extensions and Advances in Music Information Processing"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Extensions and Advances in Music Information Processing"

March 23, 2015
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Information Processing

The Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue on “Extensions and Advances in Music Information Processing”. The great progress in music information processing research in Japan has been supported by the IPSJ Special Interest Group on Music and Computer (SIGMUS), which has celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. During this time, with the increasing number of researchers in this area, research activities have expanded both in depth and width, and have also resulted in many practical products/services. Such examples include sophistication of acoustic signal processing and machine learning techniques, realization of large-scale application systems which leverage information on the Internet, spread of new musical instruments/systems with physical interfaces following the Maker movement, and also new ideas generated by blending with other fields of research. This special issue is soliciting papers that cover the wide aspect of music information processing research. Submission of any research work related to the field of music information processing is welcome.

Paper submissions are strongly encouraged to provide multimedia content attachments that enhance understanding of the presented work. In order to provide research results concretely and accurately, IPSJ will archive the multimedia content with accepted papers from this JIP special issue. Attached contents will be judged together with the paper in the review process.

The special issue invites Dr. Shigeyuki Hirai of Kyoto Sangyo University as the guest editor.

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

In principle, only a single contents file can be attached to each submission. The contents should be uploaded following the instructions in

(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 July 31, 2015.

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Shigeyuki HIRAI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.)
Editorial Board: Haruhiro KATAYOSE (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Tetsuro KITAHARA (Nihon Univ.), Masataka GOTO (AIST), Rumi HIRAGA (Tsukuba Univ. of Technology)
Editorial Committee: Akinori ITO (Tohoku Univ.) Takayuki ITO (Ochanomizu Univ.), Chika OSHIMA (Saga Univ.), Naotoshi OSAKA (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Hirokazu KAMEOKA (NTT / Univ. of Tokyo), Masatoshi HAMANAKA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Keiji HIRATA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Keiichiro HOASHI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Kazuyoshi YOSHII (Kyoto Univ.) / Atsuo YOSHITAKA (JAIST)