Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Network and Distributed Processing"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Network and Distributed Processing"

January 13, 2017
Updated on April 24, 2017
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 “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.
The Internet has grown to be an indispensable social infrastructure that supports many aspects of our lives. Moreover the Internet is constant position as an infrastructure, the growth of the Internet is still continuing with several changes of its characteristics. For example, various devices become widespread among public, such as not only PCs and workstations but also smartphones, tablets, sensors for IoT technology (e.g. activity meters) and etc. Not only high performance network technologies for connection between such devices also have been changed to new generation like as the fifth generation mobile communication systems, SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) . But also low energy sensor wireless network like Sub-GHz band has changed. In addition, new types of network services have appeared such as social network services and big data to provide cyber spaces for communications and knowledge instead of one-to-one of one-to-many communications such as e-mails. To sustain the evolution of the Internet, wide variations of cross-disciplinary and forward-thinking studies will be required in addition to the advanced computing and networking technologies. More specifically, future studies to develop the Internet should include: smart network services that support our living environment using sensors and actuators, content delivery services based on preferences and circumstances of the individual, environments for collaboration over large amount of knowledge, mutual relationship between society and technology in consideration with privacy and security, technologies of next generation mobile communication systems and network operations to provide stable quality of communications and etc. It is essential to discuss wide range of social and technological tasks and its solutions over the above issues in combination of traditional network technologies, including every layer from physical to application ones.
In this special issue which is edited by the guest editor organization, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.

Target Areas

Foundation of Network Services, Cloud Computing, Overlay Networking, P2P, SDN, NFV, Security Architecture, Sensor Networks, Delay-Tolerant Networks, Network Structural Analysis, Web / Blog Communication Analysis, Network Measurements, Web Services, Ubiquitous Networking, Network Architecture / Protocol, Mobile Communication Architecture, Routing Control, Distributed Computing / Algorithm / Object / Agent / Databases, Seamless Communication, Seamless Computing, Multi-media, All Areas Related to Distributed Processing, High-speed Networks, QoS, Information Security, Access / Mobile / Ad-hoc Networks, Information Networks, Information Search, Data Mining, Multimedia Communications / Processing / System / Application, Online Games, Grid Computing, Clusters, Cooperation of Mobile-Fixed Terminals, Integration of Communications / Broadcasting, 3-dimensional Virtual Spaces, Social Computing, etc.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2017 are eligible for 30% discount in publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:

In the event you would like to make a submission, you must first create an account on the paper submission Web page. For detailed information, please refer to the manual available from the link “Submission Rules and Document Types” at the top of the submission page.

(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 28, 2017 May 9, 2017. *Deadline extended.

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in February, 2018. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2018.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Yuichi TERANISHI (NICT)
Editorial Board: Masaaki NORO (Fujitsu Labratories)
Editorial Committee: Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Tamio KIHARA (Showa Women’s Univ.), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Hiroki SAITO (Meiji Univ.), Masaki SUZUKI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Masaki SHIMAOKA (SECOM), Tomoya KAWAKAMI (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Yusuke MANABE (Chiba Institute of Technology), Yasuo SAMBE (NTT Data Intellilink Corp.), Ken OHTA (NTT DOCOMO), Takeo ONISHI (NEC), Kazuya ODAGIRI (Sugiyama Jogakuen Univ.), Tomoki KAJINAMI (Okayama University of Science), Ryo KATSUMA (Osaka Prefecture Univ.), Yuka KATO (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.), Yu KANEKO (Toshiba), Hideki KANEMOTO (Panasonic), Tomoya KITANI (Shizuoka University), Mitsuhiro GOTO (NTT), Nobuyoshi SATO (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Fumiaki SATO (Toho Univ.), Takuo SUGANUMA (Tohoku Univ.), Ryota TSUKAMOTO (Mitsubishi), Yukio TSURUOKA (NTT), Kunihiko TOUMURA (Hitachi), Takayuki NISHIO (Kyoto Univ.), Akihiro FUJIMOTO (Wakayama Univ.), Hirozumi YAMAGUCHI (Osaka Univ.), Hiroshi KUROSE (Kanazawa Institute of Technology), Masaki INOKUCHI (NEC), Takuo NAKASHIMA (Tokai Univ.), Yasuhisa TAKIZAWA (Kansai Univ.), Atsushi KANAI (Hosei Univ.), Yusuke GOTOH (Okayama Univ.), Yoichi HATSUTORI, Hideaki YANAGISAWA (National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College), Akiyoshi SUGIKI (Hokkaido Univ.), Naohiro HAYASHIBARA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Tetsuya ODA (Fukuoka Institute of Technology), Naoki SHIBATA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Shunsuke OSHIMA (Kumamoto National College of Technology), Kazuaki NAKAJIMA (NEC), Hiroaki HIGAKI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Motoi YAMAGIWA (University of Yamanashi), Kazutoshi YOKOYAMA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.), Shigeru FUJITA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Takayuki KUSHIDA (IBM), Hiroaki KIKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Yoshitaka SHIBATA (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Yoshiaki TERASHIMA (Soka Univ.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo University of Technology), Shinya YAMAMOTO (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi), Syunsuke TANAKA (NTT DATA)