Call for papers - Special issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing"

January 19, 2018
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 “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.
The Internet has grown to be an indispensable social infrastructure that supports many aspects of our lives. Moreover, the Internet still continues to grow. For example, various kinds of devices become widespread among public, not only PCs and workstations but also smartphones, tablets, sensors for IoT technology (e.g. activity meters) and V2V devices. Not only the fifth-generation mobile communication systems, SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) but also low energy sensor wireless network like Sub-GHz band have emerged. In addition, new types of network services have appeared such as social network services and big data to provide cyber spaces for communications and knowledge instead of one-to-one and one-to-many communications such as traditional e-mail and web services. To sustain the evolution of the Internet, wide variations of cross-disciplinary and forward-thinking studies will be required in addition to advance computing and networking technologies. More specifically, future studies to improve the Internet should include: smart network services that support our living environment using sensors and actuators, content delivery services based on preferences and circumstances of the individual, environments for collaboration over large amount of knowledge, mutual relationship between society and technology in consideration with privacy and security, technologies of next generation mobile communication systems and network operations to provide stable quality of communications and so on. It is essential to discuss social and technological tasks, and its solutions over the above issues in combination of traditional network technologies, including all levels of implementation from the physical through application layers.
In this special issue which is edited by the guest editor organization, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.

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 27, 2018

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Masashi YAMAMURO (NTT-TX).
Editorial Board: Akihito HIROMORI (Osaka Univ.).
Editorial Committee: Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Tamio KIHARA (Showa Women’s Univ.), Hiroki SAITO (Meiji Univ.), Masaki SUZUKI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu), Takeo ONISHI (NEC), Yasuo SAMBE (NTT Data Intellilink Corp.), Takuo SUGANUMA (Tohoku Univ.), Kunihiko TOUMURA (Hitachi), Akihiro FUJIMOTO (Wakayama Univ.), Hirozumi YAMAGUCHI (Osaka Univ.), Tomoki KAJINAMI (Okayama Univ. of Science), Tomokazu HAYAKAWA (Meiji Univ.), Takayuki NISHIO (Kyoto Univ.), Hideki KANEMOTO (Panasonic), Nobuyoshi SATO (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Yu KANEKO (Toshiba), Tomoya KAWAKAMI (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Ryota TSUKAMOTO (Mitsubishi), Kazuya ODAGIRI (Sugiyama Jyogakuin Univ.), Mitsuhiro GOTO (NTT), Yuka KATO (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.), Fumiaki SATO (Toho Univ.), Ryo KATSUMA (Osaka Prefecture Univ.), Hiroshi KUROSE (Kanazawa Institute of Technology), Masaki INOKUCHI (NEC), Takuo NAKASHIMA (Tokai Univ.), Yasuhisa TAKIZAWA (Kansai Univ.), Naohiro HAYASHIBARA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Akiyoshi SUGIKI (Hokkaido Univ.), Hideaki YANAGISAWA (National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College), Tetsuya ODA (Fukuoka Institute of Technology), Yusuke GOTOH (Okayama Univ.), Yuuichi TERANISHI (NICT), Motonori NAKAMURA (NII), Yoh SHIRAISHI (Future Univ. Hakodate), Syunsuke TANAKA (NTT DATA), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Hisashi HOSHI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Hideki HARA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Susumu ISHIHARA (Shizuoka Univ.), Shingo YAMAGUCHI (Yamaguchi Univ.), Mari ABE (IBM), Hiroaki KIKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Naoki SHIBATA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Shinya YAMAMOTO (Tokyo Univ. of Science, Yamaguchi), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.), Kazutoshi YOKOYAMA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Hiroyuki SANO (NTT DOCOMO),
Masaaki YAMANAKA (Japan Coast Guard Academy).

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