Call for papers - Special issue of "Students' and Young Researchers' Papers"

April 16, 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 section of “Students’ and Young Researchers’ Papers.”
One of the most important mission of our IPSJ is to promote activities by students and young researchers who will lead the next generation. Cutting-edge technologies in information processing have achieved by young researchers’ hard and steady works. It is of benefit to our society that young researchers are sustainably fostered and trained. Timely and speedy publication of research outcomes by young researchers will not only contribute to the progress of information science but will help the researchers to get good positions and generous grants.
In this special section, we will publish papers written by students and young researchers. We welcome to submit a paper on any research topic of our society, so long as the first author of it is either a student or a young researcher (detailed requirements are described below). Kentaro INUI of Tohoku University has been invited as a guest editor in chief for this special section.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from out-side of Japan. Any paper 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 June 30th, 2015.

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

(5) Requirements for submission:
The first author of the paper should be either of the following at the time of submission.
* He/she is a student of a school (a university, a technical college, a graduate school, etc.).
* He/she is a researcher less than 40 years old and has not yet gotten Ph. D degree.
* He/she has graduated or quit a school within three years and submits a paper on works which are done in the school.

(6) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Kentaro INUI (Tohoku Univ.)
Editorial Board: Yasuo OKABE (Kyoto Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Ryu IIDA(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Yasushi INOGUCHI(Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Takashi IMAIZUMI(Chiba Univ.), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU(Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Koutarou SUZUKI(Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), Takaaki TATEISHI(IBM Japan, Ltd.), Masahiro TOYOURA(Univ. of Yamanashi), Yasuichi NAKAYAMA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Hideki FUJII(The Univ. of Tokyo), Katsuhide FUJITA(Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Takashi HORIYAMA(Saitama Univ.), Atsuo YOSHITAKA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

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