Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services shaping the future intellectual society"

December 6, 2016
Updated on April 5, 2017
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 technologies and network services shaping the future intellectual society.

Advances in information and communication technologies have increasingly allowed computing machines to perform tasks traditionally performed by humans. Most simple tasks can now be completely automated, but those requiring more intelligent behaviour continue to pose technological challenges.
Human intelligence is very powerful. We collaborate with others to make decisions and to solve problems, adapting flexibly in difficult situations where restrictions or situational changes occur. While some people anticipate that human intelligence might eventually be replaced by machines as AI progresses, current and emerging technologies can already support our intelligent activities by augmenting human intelligence rather than replacing it. Various aspects of these technologies are currently attracting attention, moving us towards a future “intellectual society”.
As computers become more intelligent, reducing our problem-solving workload, humans will have more time to devote to intellectual and creative activities. In the “intellectual society”, computing machines will eventually be expected to stimulate and amplify even our most creative activities.
A core set of technologies are necessary to support both our current intelligent decision making activities and our future intellectual society. Among these technologies are collaboration systems, network services, mobile terminals, and cloud environments. Working together they will, for example, incorporate data provided by the Internet of Things to inform the actions of intelligent robots and agents.
For this special issue the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration technologies and network services that lead us towards a future intellectual society. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): information and knowledge sharing, social computing, ubiquitous computing, sensor network services, secure network services, medical treatment and social security, network services for disaster prevention and mitigation, collaboration, education and learning, and communication theories and technologies. Prof. Hideyuki Takada of Ritsumeikan University has been invited to act as the guest editor for this issue.
Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2017 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 10, 2017 April 14, 2017. *Deadline extended
(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2018. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2018.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Editorial Board: Hidekazu SHIOZAWA (Tamagawa Univ.), Hideto YUZAWA (Fuji Xerox)
Editorial Committee: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Junko ICHINO (Kagawa Univ.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (OTSUMA WOMEN’S Univ.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Shigeru UESUGI (Waseda Univ.), Hironori EGI (Univ. of Electro-Comm.), 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), Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Masahiro TOYOURA (Yamanashi Univ,), Satoshi NAKAMURA (Meiji Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Inst. of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (OKI), Kazuo MISUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)

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