Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Software Engineering"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Software Engineering"

February 17, 2014
Updated on June 5, 2014
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 "Software Engineering".
Authors may submit papers regular paper submission process of JIP; or authors may submit papers to Software Engineering Symposium 2014 (SES2014), sponsored by Special Interest Group of Software Engineering, IPSJ. In the latter case, submitted papers will be reviewed not only as symposium papers but also as the papers for this issue simultaneously (provided that authors want it). The guest editor of this special issue is Nahomi KIKUCHI of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

This special issue targets state-of-the-art research results and case studies in the following areas of software engineering.
Target Areas: Requirements Engineering, Architecture/Design, Components/Reuse, Test/Analysis, Formal Methods, CSCW, Software Process/Workflow Software, Security, Software Safety/Reliability, Reverse Engineering/Maintenance, Grid Software, Software Economics, HCI/UI, Empirical Software Engineering, Metrics, Aspect Orientation/Service Orientation, Distributed/Parallel Processing, Software Tools/Environment, Software Policies/Ethics, Programming Languages, Object Orientation, AI/Knowledge-Based Software Engineering, Embedded/Real-Time Software, Internet/Information System Development, Project Management, Software Engineering Education.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2015 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 May 12, 2014 May 19, 2014.
*Submission deadline has been extended.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in April March, 2015. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2015.
Notice: Journal of Information Processing (JIP) will be published bimonthly from 2015 (Vol.23). A publication schedule of this special issue might be moved up by one month.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Nahomi KIKUCHI (Oki Electric Industry)
Editorial Committee: Nozomu TOGAWA (Waseda Univ.), Yasushi INOGUCHI (JAIST), Hironori WASHIZAKI (Waseda Univ.), Naoyasu UBAYASHI (Kyushu Univ.), Yasutaka KAMEI (Kyushu Univ.), Takaaki TATEISHI (IBM Japan), Isamu HASEGAWA (SQUARE ENIX), Saeko MATSUURA (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Takashi KOBAYASHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Tomoji KISHI (Waseda Univ.), Noriko HANAKAWA (Hannan Univ.), Akito MONDEN (NAIST), Natsuko NODA (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Hirohisa AMAN (Ehime Univ.), Yuji SAKATA (NTT Data Corp.), Atsushi SAWADA (Nanzan Univ.), Junko SHIROGANE (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.), Yasuyuki TAHARA (The Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takako NAKATANI (Univ. of Tsukuba), Yoshiki HIGO (Osaka Univ.), Katsuhisa MARUYAMA (Ritsumeikan Univ.)