Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Collaboration Technologies and Network Services that Enrich and Secure Our Society"

Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Collaboration Technologies and Network Services that Enrich and Secure Our Society"

December 1, 2011
Updated on April 2, 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 "Collaboration Technologies and Network Services that Enrich and Secure Our Society".
EIn the Great East Japan Earthquake, information and communication technologies (ICT) such as the Internet, twitter, and so on played a great role for information sharing. In recent years, by rapid popularization of mobile terminals such as smart phones into our lives, new types of collaborative systems or network services emerge. On the other hand, the great disaster brought up new challenges for ICT research and development. Popularization of mobile terminals brought new types of problems such as security and/or privacy.
Based on the background, it is required that research and development is promoted for constructing collaboration systems or network services to enrich or secure various scenes such as our society/community, daily life, business, education/learning, and so on.
In this special issue, the editorial committee of the journal is seeking paper submissions on collaboration technologies and network services that enrich and/or secure our society. Topics may cover a wide range of issues associated with collaboration, ubiquitous computing, social computing, information/knowledge sharing, education/learning, network services for disaster prevention/reduction, medical treatment, or social security, secure network services, and communication theories and technologies. Prof. Atsuo HAZEYAMA of Tokyo Gakugei University and Assoc. Prof. Koji TSUKADA of Wakayama University have been invited to act as the guest editor for this special issue.

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 April 9, 2012 April 20, 2012. *Deadline 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 January, 2013.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Koji TSUKADA (Wakayama Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Satoshi Ichimura (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Masao OHIRA (NAIST), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Hiroaki OGATA (Tokushima Univ.), Hironori OKAHARA (Mitsubishi), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toshiba), Takafumi OGAWA (The Univ. of Tokyo), Hideaki KANAI (JAIST), Satoru KANEKO (IBM Japan Services Company Ltd.), Hideaki KUZUOKA (Univ. of Tsukuba), Terunobu KUME (Fujitsu Labs.), Minoru KOBAYASHI (NTT), Noriaki SAITO (NTT), Sanshiro SAKAI (Shizuoka Univ.), Masamichi TAKAHASHI (Fuji Xerox), Masahiro TADA (ATR), Jun MUNEMORI (Wakayama Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)