Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services to support the new normal era"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration technologies and network services to support the new normal era"

December 8, 2021
Updated on March 24, 2022
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 support the new normal era”.
In response to the pandemic of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the trend of securing social distance, the “new normal” lifestyles that assume remote environments, e.g., telework, distance learning, home delivery and meal delivery services, are spreading. While this irreversible change in the trend of work style innovation and digital transformation will increase lifestyle diversity, including workplace flexibility, it has also raised problems following rapid change to telework and telecommuting-oriented work styles. With the improvement of the COVID-19 situation, there has been some trial and error in the field in terms of the balance and combination of face-to-face and remote work, such as coming to the office and teleworking, or commuting to school and distance learning. We believe that the importance of further evolution of collaboration technologies and network service technologies for transition and adaptation to the new era is increasing.
For this special issue, the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration technologies and network services to support the new normal era. 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. Dr. Masayuki Okamoto at Toyota Motor Corporation 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 28, 2022 April 11, 2022. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2023. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2023.

(5) The editorial committee of this special issue
Editor in-Chief: Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toyota)
Editorial Board Member: Nobutaka KAWAGUCHI (Hitachi), Hirohiko SUWA (NAIST)
Editorial Committee Members: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Junko ICHINO (Tokyo City Univ.), Satoshi ICHIMURA (Otsuma Women's Univ.), Junko ITOU (Wakayama Univ.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Akinori IHARA (Wakayama Univ.), Hironori EGI (Univ. of Electro-Comm.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Seiji OKAJIMA (Fujitsu), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Hideaki KANAI (JAIST), 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 (Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Takafumi HIGASHI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Inst. of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Akihiro MIYATA (Nihon Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto YUZAWA (FUJIFILM Business Innovation), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)