(Last updated at: 2016.9.23 by Motoki Miura) *Japanese version*


Date Events and conferences Location Note
March 14 (Mon) - 15 (Tue), 2016 The 98th GN group meeting Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo info
May 12 (Thu) - 13 (Fri), 2016 The 99th GN group meeting The University of Tokyo, Tokyo info
July 6 - 8, 2016 DICOMO 2016 Toba Seaside Hotel Info
September 14 - 16, 2016 CollabTech 2016 Kanazawa, Ishikawa Info
November 2016 GN Workshop 2016 TBA Info
January 2017 The 100th GN group meeting TBA Info
March 2017 Interaction 2017 Nakano Campus, Meiji University Info
March 2017 The 101th GN group meeting TBA (around Tokyo) Info
Past events and conferences

GN Research Awards

Year Award Winner
2014 Hiroyuki Endo (Keio University)
Masaki Okazaki (Wakayama University)
2013 Takafumi Higashi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Motoko Kawashima (Wakayama University)
2012 Keiichi Nemoto (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. )
2011 Satoshi Ichimura (Tokyo University of Technology)
Noriaki Saitou (NTT Secure Platform Laboratories)
2010 Takaya Yuizono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
2009 Jun Munemori (Wakayama University)
Mai Miyabe (Wakayama University)
2008 Takashi Yoshino (Wakayama University)
Taku Fukushima (Wakayama University)

SIGGN Best Presentation Awards

SIGGN Best Presentation Awards (2006-) (in Japanese)

Groupware and Network Services Workshop

Groupware and Network Services Workshop Awards (2004-) (in Japanese)


CSCW principals Information sharing, Synchronous/asynchronous communication, Organization memory and Knowledge management, Multi-participants Virtual environment (Cyberspace), Groupware interface
Applications Conferencing support system, Cooperative work support system, Mobile groupware, Business process and Workflow, Group decision support system
Networked services Administrative/Social services, Electronic commerce, Community computing, Distance learning services, Information retrieval, Network entertainment


How to submit your technical paper or report
Please send the necessary information of yourself in the following submission format to the meeting organizational char. You can get the address of the organizational char, date and location of the meeting, due date of the submission from newsletters. The newsletters are posted to the GN mailing list members. You also get them on the web. Please join the mailing list.

From submitted papers in each GN group meeting, we officially select the best paper and recommend the author to submit it to the Journal of the IPSJ. The paper for our official recommendation should be under the following conditions.
  1. The paper is not in the review process or accepted of the other journals.
  2. The paper can be submitted to the Journal of the IPSJ in three months.
Name of authors(Please check O mark in front of the name of speaker):
Abstract(about 50-100 words):

*Do you want to entree your paper for the selection of the best paper recommended for the Journal of the IPSJ?
<Yes or No. >

Corresponding author information

*Do you want to join the GN mailing list?
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Our past activities

The technical reports and papers presented in the past GN group meetings

Committee members

List of committee members

Other useful links

The top page for the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Cyber space and virtual city study group