Call for papers - Special issue of "the Internet and operation technologies toward the end of the era that relies on human operator’s ad-hoc solutions"

April 12, 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 “the Internet and operation technologies toward the end of the era that relies on human operator’s ad-hoc solutions.”
It is obvious that the Internet and information systems providing network services are inevitable social infrastructures for our daily life in these days. That also means users take 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week availability for granted as a matter of course. To meet their expectations, daily operations are as significant as the system design.
A problem daily operations often inherent is that they heavily depend on human resources and are difficult to scale up as fast as systems enhancement. Another problem is that operators tend to make great but ad-hoc solutions to solve various operational troubles of running systems.
It is strongly desired to operate and manage information systems by autonomous systems to reduce human operator's effort and improve productivity. To achieve this goal, it is important to perform quantitative evaluation of the systems.
In this special issue, we will publish papers on the research issues related to the Internet and operation technologies toward the end of the era that relies on human operator’s ad-hoc solutions. We welcome a variety of papers related this theme including practical experiences that can be generalized and useful for readers. Hayato Ishibashi at Osaka City University has been invited as a guest editor for this special issue.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- Automated system operations/management for computer systems and network services
- Quantitative evaluation of operations/management of computer systems and network services
- Monitoring technology of network systems and services
- Quality evaluation of network systems
- Quantitative evaluation of network management and policy management
- Quantitative evaluation of design/construction of information systems

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 19, 2017.

(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) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hayato ISHIBASHI (Osaka City Univ.)
Editorial Board: Yoshiaki KITAGUCHI (Kanazawa Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Koji ANDO (mokha, Inc.), Dai ISHIJIMA (Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology), Hiroki KASHIWAZAKI (Osaka Univ.), Shu SAKASHITA (Acutus Software, Inc.), Akira SATO (Univ. of Tsukuba), Masaki SHIMAOKA (SECOM Co., Ltd.), Yusuke DOI (Preferred Networks, Inc.), Motonori NAKAMURA (National Institute of Informatics), Haruhisa HAYASHI (Univ. of Hyogo), Kensuke MIYASHITA (Kyoto Women’s Univ.), Nariyoshi YAMAI (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Kazuyuki YOSHIDA (Oita Univ.)

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