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

December 16, 2015
Updated on March 28, 2016
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 diverse and inclusive society.

Today there are many social challenges and expectations such as low birthrate and aging population and globalization in various fields. In order to face with them, it is needed to promote a diverse and inclusive society in where people with various characters such as the elderly, people with disabilities and healthy people can live together and share in a variety of activities. In order to realize the society, it is needed to promote research and development to create collaboration technologies or network services to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the 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 printer, which shows a sign of spread, fuses the digital and physical activities for creation. 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 various people’s creative activities. It has been building ICT environments for diverse and inclusive 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. Assoc. Prof. Hideaki KANAI of JAIST 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, 2016 are eligible for 30% discount in publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:

In the event you would like to make a submission, you must first create an account on the paper submission Web page. For detailed information, please refer to the manual available from the link “Submission Rules and Document Types” at the top of the submission page.

(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, 2016 April 10, 2016. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2017. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2017.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hideaki KANAI (JAIST)
Editorial Board: Hironori EGI (Univ.of Electro-Comm.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.)
Editorial Committee: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Junko ICHINO (Kagawa Univ.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (OTSUMA WOMEN’S Univ.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Shigeru UESUGI (Waseda Univ.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toshiba), Satoru KANEKO (IBM Japan Services Company Ltd.), Nobutaka KAWAGUCHI (Hitachi), Terunobu KUME (Fujitsu Laboratories), Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Satoshi Nakamura (Meiji Univ.), Yasuichi NAKAYAMA (Univ.of Electro-Comm.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Taku Fukushima (Shizuoka Univ.), Hiroyuki MIKI (OKI Consulting solutions Co., Ltd.), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto Yuzawa (Fuji Xerox), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)

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