Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Useful Information Systems - from Passive Use to Active Use -"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Useful Information Systems - from Passive Use to Active Use -"

December 1, 2011
Updated on April 16, 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 Information systems supporting social activities.
In the special issue of this journal, the program committee especially seeks paper submissions to information systems focusing on theory and practice. The information systems support collection, processing, transfer, and use of information required for the activity of an organism or society. The program committee thinks as important the necessity and usefulness of an information system which are used by the activity of an organization and society. Topics may cover a wide range of issues associated with communities, information system analysis, design, implementation and operation, these theories and practice, and the relation between information systems and social environment. Prof. KANEDA, Doshisha University, has been invited to act 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 April 16, 2012 April 23, 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 January, 2013.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Shigeo KANEDA (Doshisha Univ.)
Editorial Board: Michinori HATAYAMA (Kyoto Univ.)
Editorial Committee: Kiminobu KODAMA (Information Systems Institute, Ltd.), Akihiro ABE (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Teruhisa ICHIKAWA (Shizuoka Univ.), Akira INOUE (Konan Univ.), Katsuomi UOTA (Senshu Univ.), Michiko OBA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Munehiko SASAJIMA (Osaka Univ.), Yasuko KAMINUMA (A Fellow of IPSJ), Makoto TACHIKAWA (Muroran Institute of Technology), Masaki TOMISAWA (Maebashi Institute of Technology), Masahiro HIJI (Hitachi East Japan Solutions Ltd.), Hidekazu TSUJI (Tokai Univ.)