Call for papers - Special issue of "Game Programming"

September 20, 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 “Game Programming”.
Starting with chess, games have been a very popular research area outside Japan. With the building of strong programs as the prime objective, game research has provided important contributions in a wide variety of research areas such as search, planning, machine learning, specialized hardware and the study of cognitive processes involved in game playing. On the other hand, in Japan traditionally prominent games like shogi and Go have been recognized as the main research targets and are attracting a lot of attention from researchers around the world as well as from researchers inside Japan. The aim of this special issue is to present a collection of the latest results in game programming research. Relevant topics include the current state of game playing programs, algorithms for solving/creating puzzles, cognitive processes of game players, learning of game strategic knowledge, video games, online games, applications of game theory regarding the analysis of human behavior, multi-agent games (for example, soccer), the analysis of the history of games using computers, the development of new games using computers, specialized hardware for game playing programs, systems supporting the mastering of games by human players, and any other topics that are related to game programming.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
The publication fee of any accepted papers will not be charged if all the authors of the paper belong to institutes outside Japan.

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 (eight weeks) for preparation of your responses to inquiries.

(3) Submission deadline is February 16, 2018

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Yoshimasa TSURUOKA (The Univ. of Tokyo).
Editorial Committee: Takeshi ITO (The Univ. of Electro-Communications) , Hiroyuki IIDA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) , Seiya OKUBO (Univ. of Shizuoka) , Masato SHINODA (Nara Women's Univ.) , Tetsuro TANAKA (The Univ. of Tokyo) , Kunihito HOKI (The Univ. of Electro-Communications) , Hitoshi MATSUBARA (Future Univ. Hakodate) , Kazuki YOSHIZOE (The Univ. of Tokyo) , Reijer GRIMBERGEN (Tokyo Univ. of Technology) , Daisaku YOKOYAMA (The Univ. of Tokyo) , Kokolo IKEDA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) , Yasuhiro TAJIMA (Okayama Prefectural Univ.) , Hiroyasu MATSUSHIMA (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology).

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