Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services for accelerating open innovation"

December 10, 2018
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 for accelerating open innovation.”
 Due to intensifying global competition and diversification of users’ needs, it is actually becoming difficult for each company to independently plan and develop innovative products and services. Therefore, the necessity of open innovation to create new products and services by combining the technologies and know-how possessed by each other, beyond the boundaries of the industry and fields, is increasing. In fact, the partnership between the automotive industry and the telecommunication industry was announced the other day in Japan. However, cooperation between different industries and different fields is not always easy. It is expected that the importance of collaboration technology and network service technology will become more important than ever in order to organically link process, products, and people in a heterogeneous environment.
 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. Associate Professor Masao Ohira at Wakayama University has been invited to act as the guest editor for this issue.

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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.
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Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ipsj

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 <editt-at-ipsj.or.jp> (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 April 1, 2019

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2020. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2020.

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

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