Call for papers - Special issue of "Increasingly Developing Music Informatics"

January 16, 2019
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 on “Increasingly Developing Music Informatics.” Since the last special issue on “Extensions and Advances in Music Information Processing” had been published in May 2016, various technologies on music informatics have still been developing more and more due to the rapid developments of machine learning, IoT, physical interfaces, virtual reality etc. This special issue is soliciting papers that cover the wide aspect of music informatics research, including (but not limited to) signal processing, transcription, source separation, identification, analysis, understanding, retrieval, recommendation, classification, distribution, synchronization, transformation, processing, summarization, composition, arrangement, lyrics writing, performance, accompaniment, optical recognition, sound synthesis, voice synthesis, generation, support, coding, visualization, interaction, user interfaces, databases, annotation, and social tags of any forms of music data. Submissions of both new papers and extensions of papers presented in SIG meetings, symposia, and/or international conferences, related to the field of music informatics, are welcome.
 Paper submissions are strongly encouraged to provide multimedia content attachments that enhance understanding of the presented work. In order to provide research results concretely and accurately, IPSJ will archive the multimedia content with accepted papers from this JIP special issue. Attached contents will be judged together with the paper in the review process. The content attached with accepted papers will be maintained with the papers (pdfs) by IPSJ and will be made accessible in IPSJ journal archives.
 The special issue invites Dr. Tetsuro Kitahara of Nihon University as the guest editor.

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.

Multimedia content (a movie file) must be submitted through a separate uploader. Please access the following URL and proceed under the instructions:
※The uploader will be opened in the middle of March.
 If you have any questions about the multimedia content uploading process,
 please contact <journal2020-at->(Replace -at- with @).

The submitted multimedia content of an accepted paper will be treated according to the rules described at in Japanese. The author(s) do not have to transfer the copyright of the submitted multimedia content, but they must license IPSJ to use it. If the multimedia content includes some copyrighted songs under JASRAC, or Creative Commons etc., the author(s) must receive the necessary permissions to use the copyrighted materials, and/or provide descriptions of appropriate licenses. On the agreement with the author(s), IPSJ may convert the data format of the uploaded multimedia content into an appropriate format for publication.

(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 June 28, 2019

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Tetsuro KITAHARA (Nihon Univ.).
Editorial Board: Shigeyuki HIRAI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Rumi HIRAGA (Tsukuba Univ. of Technology), Kazuyoshi YOSHII (Kyoto Univ.).
Editorial Committee: Akinori ITO (Tohoku Univ.), Takayuki ITOH (Ochanomizu Univ.), Hirokazu KAMEOKA (NTT), Shinji SAKO (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Yoshinari TAKEGAWA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Tomoyasu NAKANO (AIST), Masatoshi HAMANAKA (RIKEN), Keiji HIRATA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Hiroyuki MANABE (NTT Domoco, Inc.).

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