Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Software Engineering"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Software Engineering"

February 16, 2015
Updated on May 11, 2015
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 2015 (SES 2015), 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 Takaaki Tateishi of IBM Japan.

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 11, 2015 May 18, 2015.  *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in March, 2016. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2016.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Takaaki TATEISHI (IBM Japan)
Editorial Committee: Naoyasu UBAYASHI (Kyushu Univ.), Yasutaka KAMEI (Kyushu Univ.), Nahomi KIKUCHI (Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.), Isamu HASEGAWA (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Katsuhisa MARUYAMA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Shingo TAKADA (Keio Univ.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Shinobu SAITO (NTT / NTT Data), Tomoji KISHI (Waseda Univ.), Kozo OKANO (Osaka Univ.) , Hiroaki FUKUDA (Shibaura Institute of Tech.), Akito MONDEN (NAIST), Hirohisa AMAN (Ehime Univ.), Takashi KOBAASHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology),Katsuhiko GONDOU (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Yuji SAKATA (NTT Data), Atsushi SAWADA (Nanzan Univ.), Yasuyuki TAHARA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takako NAKATANI(Tsukuba Univ.), Natsuko NODA (Shibaura Univ.), Noriko HANAKAWA (Hannan Univ.), Hironori WASHIZAKI (Waseda Univ.)
(around three members will be added)