Call for Papers - Special Issue of "the Internet and operation technologies for considering to a new normal"

Call for papers - Special issue of "the Internet and operation technologies for considering to a new normal"

February 10, 2021
Updated on May 12, 2021
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 “the Internet and operation technologies for considering to a new normal”.
In 2020, the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has been spreading worldwide. Due to these affect, corporate activities and educational and research activities will be required to have changing. One of the changes is teleworking and online classes which have been quickly to control the spread of infectious diseases. In a rapid flow of digital transformation (DX), new problems have emerged. It has occurred problems of remote access capacity issues for telework and attacks on those vulnerabilities. In addition, not only online but also online / offline hybrid classes and conferences are being explored. In this way, future social activities will be different from the past, and the practice of a "new normal" will be required, and the practice will require further utilization of ICT and a robust information infrastructure.
This special issue focuses on the Internet and operation management technology with a view to a "new normal", hoping that COVID-19 will converge globally. We will publish papers on the latest research, development, experiment, and operation for implementation and utilization of future infrastructure systems. We evaluate papers that solve problems in practice rather than in theory, and that are considered useful in other environments. We aim to contribute to the evolution of various operation technologies related to information systems.
We target papers in the following areas, but are not necessarily limited to them.
● Topics about telework, online meetings, classes, symposium and so on.
● Technologies for system operations and administrations
● Human resource training in system operation
● Other topics related to system operation and administration
We invite Yutaka Nakamura of Kyushu Institute of Technology as the guest editor for the special 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 May 17, 2021 May 31, 2021. *Deadline extended

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Yutaka NAKAMURA (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Editorial Board Member: Minoru IKEBE (Oita Univ.)
Editorial Committee Members: Hironobu ABE(Tokyo Denki Univ.), Takashi IMAIZUMI (Chiba Univ.), Makoto OTANI (Saga Univ.), Motoyuki OHMORI (Tottori Univ.), Hiroki KASHIWAZAKI (National Institute of Informatics), Yoshiaki KITAGUCHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Shu SAKASHITA (Acutus Software, Inc.), Akira SATO (Univ. of Tsukuba), Mikifumi SHIKIDA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Hideaki TSUCHIYA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takeshi HAGIWARA (Niigata Univ.), Itsuo HATONO (Kobe Univ.), Yutaka FUKUDA (Kyushu Institute of Technology), Ryosuke MATSUMOTO (SAKURA internet Inc.), Kazuhiro MISHIMA (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Kensuke MIYASHITA (Kyoto Women’s Univ.), Nariyoshi YAMAI (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Noriaki YOSHIURA (Saitama Univ.)