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

February 8, 2018
Updated on June 18, 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 “Young Researchers’ Papers.”
 For the further advancement of information processing technologies, more support is needed for young researchers who do research driven by freely exploring ideas and/or by curiosity. One of the most important missions of the IPSJ is to promote activities by young researchers, including students, who will lead the next generation. JIP has a series of special issues, starting in 2014, for promotion of young researchers, which has had a positive reputation because of quick review processes. This is the fourth call for papers of the series of special issues and we plan it by full support of the editorial board 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 its first author is a young researcher or a student (detailed requirements are described below). This special issue is conducted by guest editor system. Etsuya SHIBAYAMA (The University of Tokyo) 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.
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 May 30, 2018 June 6, 2018. *Deadline extended

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

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

(6) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Etsuya SHIBAYAMA (The Univ. of Tokyo).
Associate Editor in-Chief: Akiko AIZAWA (National Institute of Informatics).
Editorial Board: Nobuyoshi ASAI (Univ. of Aizu), Koji OKINO (Toyama Univ.), Tatsuki SEKINO (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Hiroyoshi WATANABE (Teikyo Univ.).
Editorial Committee: Yuki TANAKA (Gunma Univ.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Masaki SHIMAOKA (SECOM Co., Ltd.), Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.), Hiroyasu MATSUSHIMA (The Univ. of Tokyo), Daisuke HATANO (RIKEN), Hiroyuki MANABE (NTT DoCoMo, Inc.), Masatsugu ICHINO (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Nahomi KIKUCHI (Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.), Akihito KITADAI (J. F. Oberlin Univ.), Masahiro TOYOURA (Univ. of Yamanashi).

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