Call for papers - Special issue of "Young Researchers’ Papers"

January 13, 2017
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 “Young Researchers’ Papers.”
To expand the information processing technologies, creating an environment in which young researchers are willing to research with their freewheeling thinking and/or curiosity is indispensable. Within this context, one of the most important mission of our IPSJ is to promote activities by young researchers, including students, who will lead the next generation. We promoted the same special issues twice from 2014 that were accepted widely because of their short-term reviewing. This is the third time that we plan it by the full support of our editorial committee members of JIP. Our aim is timely and speedy publication of research outcomes by young researchers.
In this special issue, we will publish papers written by young researchers including students. We welcome to submit a paper on any research topic of our society, so long as the first author of it is either a young researcher or a student (detailed requirements are described below). This special issue is conducted by guest editor system. Hayato YAMANA (Waseda 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 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 June 7, 2017 June 11, 2017. *Deadline extended.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in March, 2018. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in March, 2018.

(5) Requirements for submission:
The first author of the paper should be a member (or a student member) of IPSJ less than 40 years old at the time of submission.

(6) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hayato YAMANA (Waseda University)
Vice Chief Editor: Akiko AIZAWA (National Institute of Informatics)
Editorial Board: Takaaki TATEISHI (IBM Research), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural University of Hiroshima), Katsuhide FUJITA (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Masahiro TOYOURA (University of Yamanashi)
Editorial Committee: Nobuyoshi ASAI (University of Aizu), Yuki TANAKA (Gunma University), Koji OKINO (Toyama University), Masaki SHIMAOKA (SECOM Co., Ltd.), Tatsuki SEKINO (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Hiroyasu MATSUSHIMA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Naohiko TAKEDA (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), Keisuke FUJIMOTO (ABEJA, Inc.), Yasunori OHISHI (NTT Corp.), Tomoyasu NAKANO (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Kenichi TAKAHASHI (Tottori University), Yusuke MANABE (Chiba Institute of Technology), Misako URAKAMI (National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College), Tatsuhiro CHIBA (IBM), Makoto MIWA (Toyota Technological Institute).

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