Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Internet and Operation Technology from Risk Management Perspective"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Internet and Operation Technology from Risk Management Perspective"

January 17, 2012
Updated on June 11, 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 "Internet and Operation Technology from Risk Management Perspective".
Reconstruction after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami has continued through nine months after the occurrence. For network researchers, network engineers and system administrators, it is worth considering what we have done directly after the earthquake and what we should do. It also leads us to think what trouble of network or computer system we should suppose in ordinary operations.
In this special issue, we are making a concerted effort to attract excellent papers discussing problems concerned in operation technology of network and computer system from risk management perspective with a lot of experiences and practices after the earthquake as a beginning point of discussion. As a result, it has aimed to contribute to the development of the Internet as dependable social infrastructure.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- Development and operation of reliable network services and computer systems
- Designing administration policy of computer systems to realize high business continuity
- Operation technology of virtual system that supports the cloud computing
- Operation technology of resource sharing (P2P, GRID, file sharing, etc.)
- Network traffic analysis, load balancing technology or operation technology of IX
- Development and operation of new computer systems
Associate Prof. Kensuke MIYASHITA of Kyoto Women's University has been invited as a 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 June 18, 2012 June 29, 2012.
*Submission deadline has been extended.

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Kensuke MIYASHITA (Kyoto Women's Univ.)
Editorial Board: Akira SATO (Tsukuba Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Toyokazu AKIYAMA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Koji ANDO (IT Concierge), Shunsuke FUJIEDA (Tokyo Univ.), Yoichi HAGIWARA (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Haruhisa HAYASHI (Univ. of Hyogo), Yutaka HISANAGA (Yamaguchi Univ.), Hayato ISHIBASHI (Osaka City Univ.), Dai ISHIJIMA (Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture), Eiji KAWAI (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Ryozo KIYOHARA (Mitsubishi Electric), Hideo MASUDA (Kyoto Institute of Technology), Motonori NAKAMURA (National Institute of Infomatics), Koji NISHIMURA (Hiroshima Univ.), Nobuo OGASHIWA (Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College), Makoto OTANI (Saga Univ.), Akinori SAITO (Tottori Univ. of Environmental Studies), Shu SAKASHITA (Acutus Software), Mikifumi SHIKADA (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Kazuya SUZUKI (NEC), Nariyoshi YAMAI (Okayama Univ.), Takashi YAMANOUE (Kagoshima Univ.), Kazuyuki YOSHIDA (Oita Univ.)