Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services to solve social issues"

December 11, 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 “Collaboration technologies and network services to solve social issues”.
As a result of people staying at home and having their movements restricted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which was first reported in December 2019, ICT services that support teleworking have rapidly become widely used, and the value of a remote work society realized by the fruit of research into collaborative technologies and network services has come to be recognized. Since before the coronavirus crisis, the Japanese government has been promoting the wider adoption of teleworking in order to realize a diversity of working practices as part of its "Society 5.0" proposal. However, as that has progressed, new problems of a remote working society have emerged, such as gaps in ICT literacy, security issues, and barriers to implementing information technology. In working toward the simultaneous achievement of economic development and the tackling of social challenges, we believe in the even greater importance of further developing collaborative technologies and network services in order to solve these issues.
For this special issue, the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration technologies and network services to solve social issues. 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. Senior Research Engineer Yusuke Ichikawa at NTT Service Evolution Laboratories 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 29, 2021.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2022. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2022.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT)
Editorial Board: Junko ITOU (Wakayama Univ.), Takafumi HIGASHI (Tokyo Denki Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Hironobu ABE (Tokyo Denki Univ.), 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.), 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 (International Professional Univ. of Tech. in Tokyo), Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.), Noriaki SAITO (Tokyo Online Univ.), Hidekazu SHIOZAWA (Tamagawa Univ.), Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Keisuke TSUNODA (NTT), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Inst. of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Akihiro MIYATA (Nihon Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto YUZAWA (Fuji Xerox), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.).

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