Call for papers - Special issue of "Network Services and Distributed Processing"

January 14, 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 “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.
The Internet has grown to be an indispensable social infrastructure that supports many aspects of our lives. Moreover, the Internet still continues to grow. For example, various kinds of devices become widespread among the public, not only PCs and workstations but also smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, and V2V devices. Not only the fifth-generation mobile communication systems, SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) but also edge network and low energy sensor wireless network like LPWA (Low Power, Wide Area) have emerged. In addition, as network infrastructures have evolved into cloud and edge computing, new types of network services have appeared such as social network services and big data to provide cyber spaces for communications and knowledge instead of one-to-one and one-to-many communications such as traditional e-mail and web services. To sustain the evolution of the Internet, wide variations of cross-disciplinary and forward-thinking studies will be required in addition to advance computing and networking technologies.
In this special issue which is edited by the guest editor organization, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics “Network Services and Distributed Processing” such as network infrastructures, services and applications and so on.
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 April 30, 2021

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
Editorial Board: Tomoya KAWAKAMI (Univ. of Fukui)
Editorial Committee: Atsushi TAGAMI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Akihito HIROMORI (Osaka Univ.), Yuichi TERANISHI (NICT), Minoru NAKAZAWA (Kanazawa Institute of Technology), Norihiro FUKUMOTO (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Naotoshi ADACHI (Kansai Univ.), Mari ABE (IBM), Susumu ISHIHARA (Shizuoka Univ.), Toshio ITO (Toshiba), Shintaro IMAI (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Toshihiro UCHIBAYASHI (Kyushu Univ.), Naoto UMEMORI (NTT DATA), Takeo ONISHI (NEC), Shunsuke OSHIMA (Kumamoto National College of Technology), Tetsuya ODA (Okayama Univ. of Science), Tomoki KAJINAMI (Bunkyo Univ.), Ryo KATSUMA (Osaka Prefecture Univ.), Yuka KATO (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.), Atsushi KANAI (Hosei Univ.), Yu KANEKO (Toshiba), Hideki KANEMOTO (Panasonic), Akimitsu KANZAKI (Shimane Univ.), Hiroaki KIKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Gen KITAGATA (Tohoku Univ.), Tamio KIHARA (Digital Hollywood Univ.), Takayuki KUSHIDA (Tokyo Univ. of Technology), Yusheng JI (NII), Yusuke GOTOH (Okayama Univ.), Hiroki SAITO (Meiji Univ.), Hiroyuki SANO (NTT docomo), Yasuo SAMBE (NTT Data Intellilink), Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Akiyoshi SUGIKI (Hokkaido Univ.), Masaki SUZUKI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Yasuhisa TAKIZAWA (Kansai Univ.), Ryota TSUKAMOTO (Mitsubishi), Shin TEZUKA (Hitachi), Kunihiko TOUMURA (Hitachi), Takuo NAKASHIMA (Tokai Univ.), Yoshitaka NAKAMURA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Akio HADA (Railway Technical Research Institute), Tomokazu HAYAKAWA (Meiji Univ.), Naohiro HAYASHIBARA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Takumi HIGUCHI (Panasonic), Hideaki HIRAYAMA (Mejiro Univ.), Shigeru FUJITA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Tomoyuki FUJINO (NTT), Akihiro FUJIMOTO (Wakayama Univ.), Manato FUJIMOTO (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Yusuke MANABE (Chiba Institute of Technology), Ikumi MORI (Mitsubishi), Keiichi YASUMOTO (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Hideaki YANAGISAWA (National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College), Saneyasu YAMAGUCHI (Kogakuin Univ.), Shingo YAMAGUCHI (Yamaguchi Univ.), Hirozumi YAMAGUCHI (Osaka Univ.), Shinya YAMAMOTO (Tokyo Univ. of Science, Yamaguchi), Kazutoshi YOKOYAMA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.).

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