Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Mathematics of Puzzles"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Mathematics of Puzzles"

March 5, 2012
Updated on March 7, 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 "Mathematics of Puzzles".
This special issue will focus on research papers that describe mathematics of puzzles and games. The topics include, but not limited to: solving methods and complexity analyses of puzzles, winning strategies of games, algorithms for generating puzzle instances.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2013 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 July 31, 2012.

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

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Hiro ITO (Kyoto Univ.)
Editorial Board: Kunihiko SADAKANE (National Institute of Informatics)
Editorial Committee: Stefan LANGERMAN (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles), Yoshifumi MANABE (NTT), Hiroyoshi MIWA (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Yoshio OKAMOTO (JAIST), Ryuhei UEHARA (JAIST), Yushi UNO (Osaka Prefecture Univ.)