Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Theory and Application of Agent Research"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Theory and Application of Agent Research"

December 1, 2011
Updated on January 13, 2012
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 "Theory and Application of Agent Research".
Research and development of the agent technology has been actively conducted in broad fields such as information processing, autonomous and cooperative problem solving, and information retrieval/integration on the web. JAWS (Joint Agent Workshops and Symposium) has provided opportunities for many researchers in this area to make presentation since 2002. This workshop is jointly supported by SIG-ICS, IPSJ; MACC, JSSST; SIG-AI, IEICE; and SIG-KBS, JSAI. Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) is cooperated with JAWS, and call for papers for the special issue of "Theory and Application of Agent Research", the Journal of Information Processing.

Topics related to Theory and Application of Agent Research are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Concept, technology, and instance of application of agents
- Acquisition, integration, and circulation of information
- Mobile communication
- Community wear/social wear
- Internet application system
- Cooperation working support
- Network administration and management
- Web-based training
- Application to a social system/communication
- Electronic commerce
- Application to software engineering

Concept, theory, and technology that support application of agents
- Basic theory
- Communications protocol between agents
- Agent architecture
- Agent description language
- Agent cooperation technology
- Agent processor/framework.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2012 are free of publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:
*Note that this URL is for English papers only.
If you plan to submit a paper in Japanese, please visit another page at

(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 (two months) for preparation of your responses to inquiries.

(3) Submission deadline is January 13, 2012 January 27, 2012.
*Submission deadline has been extended.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2013. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in November, 2012.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Takayuki ITO (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Editorial Board: Kiyoshi IZUMI (Univ. of Tokyo), Nariaki NISHINO (Univ. of Tokyo)
Editorial Committee: Naoki FUKUDA (Shizuoka Univ.), Hiromitsu HATTORI (Univ. of Kyoto), Ryutaro ICHISE (NII), Takanori KOMATSU (Shinshu Univ.), Hidenori KAWAMURA (Hokkaido Univ.), Satoshi KURIHARA (Osaka Univ.), Shigeo MATSUBARA (Kyoto Univ.), Koichi MORIYAMA (Osaka Univ.), Tetsuo ONO (Future Univ.-Hakodate), Toshiharu SUGAWARA (Waseda Univ.), Fujio TORIUMI (Nagoya Univ.), Tomohisa YAMASHITA (AIST)