Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services towards the society connecting all people and things"

December 13, 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 of "Collaboration technologies and network services towards the society connecting all people and things."
With the recent development of information communication technologies, we routinely use communication tools that connect people and people, acquire knowledge from the Internet that connects information and information around the world, and the environment is controlled efficiently by connecting machines and machines. Furthermore, our society is moving to the new stage where all people, things, and information are connected to one another, and consequently the cyberspace and the physical space are integrated. In the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan of Japan, such a society "connecting all people and things" is called as "Society 5.0", which follows hunter-gatherer society, agrarian society, industrial society and information society, and by realizing it, technological innovation is expected to solve various social problems such as declining birthrate and aging, and energy and environmental problems, and to realize a human-centered society supporting, for example, barrier-free access and multi-cultural symbiosis, while achieving economic development. In such a new society, thanks to the advances on information technologies such as artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things), many people and things are connected and they mutually share information to help one another, so it is expected that advanced technologies to share and link enormously more various and wider information than the information society (Society 4.0) so far will be necessary, which means that academic knowledge on collaboration technologies and network services are now required by the society.
For this special issue, the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration technologies and network services towards the society connecting all people and things. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): supporting collaborative work and cooperative activities, knowledge and information sharing, social computing, community analysis, collaborative filtering, safe and secure network services, services using sensor networks, network services for medical care, welfare, disaster prevention, tourism and so on, distributed or real space collaboration, education and learning support, multiplayer games, human communication theories and technologies. Prof. Hidekazu Shiozawa at Tamagawa 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.
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 April 2, 2018

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2019. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2019.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hidekazu SHIOZAWA (Tamagawa Univ.).
Editorial Board: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST).
Editorial Committee: Junko ICHINO (Tokyo City Univ.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (Otsuma Women's Univ.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Technology.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Shigeru UESUGI (Waseda Univ.), Hironori EGI (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toyota), Hideaki KANAI (JAIST), Satoru KANEKO (IBM Japan Services Company), Nobutaka KAWAGUCHI (Hitachi), Tomohiro KOKOGAWA (NTT), Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Keisuke Tsunoda (NTT Comware), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Institute of Technology), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Kazuo MISUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Akihiro MIYATA (Nihon Univ.), Hideto YUZAWA (Fuji Xerox), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.).

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