Call for papers - Special issue of "Theory, Technology, and Application of Agents"

November 30, 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 “Theory, Technology, and Application of Agents.” Research and development of the agent technology has been actively conducted in broad fields such as information processing, autonomous and cooperative problem solving, and information retrieval / integration on the web. JAWS (Joint Agent Workshops and Symposium) has provided opportunities for many researchers in this area to make presentation since 2002. This workshop is jointly supported by MACC, JSSST; SIG-AI, IEICE; SIG-DOCMAS, JSAI; SIG-ICS, IPSJ. Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) is cooperated with JAWS, and call for papers for the special issue of “Theory, Technology, and Application of Agents,” the Journal of Information Processing.
 Topics related to Theory and Application of Agent Research are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Concept, technology, and instance of application of agents
- Acquisition, integration, and circulation of information
- Mobile communication
- Communityware / socialware
- Internet application system
- Cooperation working support
- Network administration and management
- Web-based training
- Application to a social system/communication
- Electronic commerce
- Application to software engineering

Concept, theory, and technology that support application of agents
- Basic theory
- Communications protocol between agents
- Agent architecture
- Agent description language
- Agent cooperation technology
- Agent processor / framework

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:

Once you have submitted your manuscript, you cannot change it.
So, you must submit the final version of your manuscript.
If, by mistake, you submitted a wrong version, please contact the IPSJ secretariat <> (Replace -at- with @).

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 “Instructions & Forms” 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 January 18, 2019

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Shigeo MATSUBARA (Kyoto Univ.).
Vice Editor-in-Chief: Taiki TODO (Kyushu Univ.).
Editorial Board: Koichi MORIYAMA (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Katsuhide FUJITA (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology).
Editorial Committee: Yuko SAKURAI (AIST), Yuichi SEI (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Fujio TORIUMI (The Univ. of Tokyo), Yuu NAKAJIMA (Toho Univ.), Hiromitsu HATTORI (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Naoki FUKUTA (Shizuoka Univ.), Hiroyasu MATSUSHIMA (The Univ. of Tokyo).

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