Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Mobile Communication and Intelligent Transport Systems for Creating a New Trend in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Society"

Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Mobile Communication and Intelligent Transport Systems for Creating a New Trend in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Society"

December 21, 2011
Updated on March 29, 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 "Mobile Communication and Intelligent Transport Systems for Creating a New Trend in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Society".
Through the rapid spread of smart user devices and the recent advances in the wireless broadband communication technologies, the research and development in mobile communications and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) are entering a new stage. Smartphones provide an open and powerful development platform for researchers and developers. Mobile telecommunication services continue to evolve for providing broader bandwidth to users. They both are expected to be platforms for new location-based and context-aware services. Also, after facing with disastrous earthquakes, it becomes more and more important for our society to utilize advanced mobile communication technologies and ITS technologies to deal with big challenges like disaster prevention, disaster recovery, reduce of energy consumption and so on. Now it is highly required for us to make use of state-of-the-art technologies in mobile communications and ITS to create a new trend in evolution of ICT society. To this goal, we need to investigate individual technologies to enhance their own capabilities and also federate them to leverage existing technologies: network control technologies like media access, routing and session controls, middleware technologies for seamless provision of services and ubiquitous computing technologies like situation-awareness and context-aware computing. Furthermore, the ITS should be investigated to construct a low-carbon society. The special issue of "mobile communication and intelligent transport systems for creating a new trend in information and communication technology (ICT) society" will focus on the latest research on ITS, mobile communication, and ubiquitous communication to discuss how they should be in future. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following;
- Mobile communication (system architecture, protocols, management, security and applications)
- Sensor networks, home networks, and ad-hoc networks
- Wireless broadband (3G/LTE/4G cellular), wireless LAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee, UWB, and DSRC
- Mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing
- Mobile agent, web services, and mobile cloud
- Intelligent transport systems
- Location-based protocols, systems, and applications
- HMI, mobile phones, personal navigation devices, and electronic payment infrastructure
- Transportation management (supply chain management, traffic estimation and prediction systems)
- Advanced driver assistance systems
- Image processing (lane departure warning system, object recognition and traffic flow observation)
- Ubiquitous / Internet intelligent transportation systems
Prof. Keiichi Yasumoto of Nara Institute of Science and Technology has been invited as the guest editor of 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 March 31, 2012 April 7, 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: Keiichi YASUMOTO (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Editorial Board: Ayumu KUBOTA (KDDI R&D Labs.)
Editorial Committee: Susumu ISHIHARA (Shizuoka Univ.), Ryozo KIYOHARA (Mitsubishi Electric Corp.), Takanori IWAI (NEC Corp.), Takaaki UMEDU (Osaka Univ.), Masato OGUCHI (Ochanomizu Univ.), Yoshikuni ONOZATO (Gunma Univ.), Sadao OBANA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Shunsuke SARUWATARI (The Univ. of Tokyo), Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Junichiro SOEDA (Panasonic Corp.), Kazuyuki TASAKA (KDDI R&D Labs.), Taku NOGUCHI (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Tomoyuki YASHIRO (Chiba Institute of Technology)