Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services toward the sustainable society

Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services toward the sustainable society"

December 16, 2019
Updated on March 18, 2020
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 toward the sustainable society.”
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force. The SDGs are universal goals from 2016 to 2030, and are also applicable not only to developing countries but also developed countries. Information technologies, which are the core field of IPSJ, are much anticipated as the means of achieving the goals. In fact, we can find lots of keywords about groupware and network services in the 17 goals and Japan's national action plan about SDGs: remote work support service, good health and longevity, quality education, and disaster risk reduction.
For this special issue, the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration technologies and network services toward the sustainable society. 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 providing new values and experiences, 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 Akifumi Inoue at Tokyo University of Technology has been invited to act as the guest editor for this issue.
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 March 23, 2020 April 8, 2020. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2021. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2021.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.)
Editorial Board: Akihiro MIYATA (Nihon Univ.), Keisuke TSUNODA (NTT)
Editorial Committee: Hironobu ABE (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Junko ICHINO (Tokyo City Univ.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (Otsuma Women's Univ.), Junko ITOU (Wakayama Univ.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Hironori EGI (Univ. of Electro-Comm.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), 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.), Ryota NAKAMURA (Musashino Univ.), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Inst. of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Yosuke MOTOHASHI (NEC), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto YUZAWA (Fuji Xerox), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.).