Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Usable Security"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Usable Security"

November 6, 2019
Updated on February 21, 2020
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 “Usable Security”.
 This special issue will focus on papers that describe such security and privacy studies considering usability. In the area of network security, computer security, data privacy, studies for usability and efficiency, studies for operations, studies against cyber-attacks which abuse the legitimate use, studies of human related errors, and consent and ethics. The purpose of this Special Feature is to publish SoK (Systematization of Knowledge) papers in addition to research papers. SoK papers are evaluated with a different review policy than research papers.
Please refer to for the review policy.
Original papers, as well as papers that have been presented at domestic and international workshops, symposiums, and conferences, will be welcomed.

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 prefix the title of these papers with “SoK:” when you submit an SoK paper. 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 February 24, 2020 March 9, 2020. *Deadline extended

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Akira KANAOKA (Toho Univ.).
Editorial Board Members: Masaki SHIMAOKA (SECOM), Sachiko KANAMORI (NICT).
Editorial Committee Members: Masatsugu ICHINO (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Atsuo INOMATA (Osaka Univ.), Midori INABA (Institute of Information Security), Tetsutaro UEHARA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Satoshi OZAHATA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Ayako KOMATSU (Univ. of Nagasaki), Hidehito GOMI (Yahoo Japan), Yuichi KOMANO (Toshiba), Takahito SAKAMOTO (SECOM), Masue SHIBA (Toshiba), Yoshiaki SHIRAISHI (Kobe Univ.), Tetsuji TAKADA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Katsumi TAKAHASHI (NTT), Kenji TANAKA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Yukiyasu TSUNOO (Tokyo Online Univ.), Masato TERADA (Hitachi), Masakatsu NISHIGAKI (Shizuoka Univ.), Takashi HATASHIMA (NTT), Kanta MATSUURA (Univ. of Tokyo), Daisuke MIYAMOTO (Univ. of Tokyo), Yuko MURAYAMA (Tsuda College), Koichi MOURI (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Akira YAMADA (KDDI Research).