Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Entertainment Computing"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Entertainment Computing"

November 22, 2019
Updated on January 15, 2020
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 “Entertainment Computing”.
We warmly invite original papers in all areas of entertainment computing and design including (but not limited to):
* Interactive Design for Entertainment,
* Aesthetics, Ontology and Social Reflection,
* Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality,
* Computer Games and Game Based Interfaces,
* Edutainment Technologies,
* Novel and Evolutionary Platforms / Hardware Devices,
* Social and Human Factors of Entertainment,
* Interactive Digital Storytelling, and Interactive Tele-Vision,
* Mobile Entertainment,
* Narrative Environments and Intelligent Medias,
* Pervasive Entertainment and Game-Playing,
* Robots and Cyber Pets,
* Self Reflecting Entertainment,
* Simulation Applications of Games, and Military Training,
* Sound, Music, Creative Environment.
The editorial committee carries out a special reviewing process of the special issue of "Entertainment Computing". Four special editors are selected from top researchers of entertainment computing, and they review all submitted papers individually. In the case that one or several papers are recommended for the special issue by one of the special editors, the editorial committee decides on the acceptance of the paper with the recommendation of the special editor.
IPSJ accepts submission of multimedia data (video file, audio file, etc.) along with papers. Because this special issue deals with entertainment, it is recommended to submit multimedia data in order to accurately review the concrete contents of research results that cannot be communicated only on paper and to leave them as research materials that can be permanently referenced. The submitted multimedia data is referenced as necessary in the peer-review process as content to supplement the assertion of the paper. If the paper is accepted, the data will be collected in IPSJ digital library along with the paper.
 With regards to the area that deal with “experience” of entertainment, we recommend describing Entertainment Design Asset (EDA) in the paper, but not required. Please refer to the link below for details regarding EDA. (in Japanese)

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
The publication fee of any accepted papers will not be charged if all the authors of the paper belong to institutes outside Japan.

Submission Guidelines

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

Once you have submitted your manuscript, you cannot change it.
So, you must submit the final version of your manuscript.
If, by mistake, you submitted a wrong version, please contact the IPSJ secretariat <> (Replace -at- with @).

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 “Instructions & Forms” at the top of the submission page.

Multimedia data must be submitted through a separate uploader. Please access the following URL and proceed under the instructions. The maximum file size is 200MB.
※The uploader will be opened in the end of November.
 If you have any questions about the multimedia content uploading process,
 please contact <>(Replace -at- with @).

The submitted multimedia data of an accepted paper will be treated according to the rules described at in Japanese. The author(s) do not have to transfer the copyright of the submitted multimedia data, but they must license IPSJ to use it. If the multimedia data includes some copyrighted songs under JASRAC, or Creative Commons etc., the author(s) must receive the necessary permissions to use the copyrighted materials, and/or provide descriptions of appropriate licenses. On the agreement with the author(s), IPSJ may convert the data format of the uploaded multimedia data into an appropriate format for publication.

(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 (eight weeks) for preparation of your responses to inquiries.

(3) Submission deadline is January 20, 2020 January 30, 2020. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in November, 2020. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in November, 2020.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Yu SUZUKI (Miyagi Univ.).
Editorial Board Members: Hiroyuki MATSUGUMA (Kyushu Univ.), Masataka IMURA (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Mitsunori MATSUSHITA (Kansai Univ.), Hiroyuki MANABE (Shibaura Institute of Technology), Nobuchika SAKATA (NAIST), Keita WATANABE (Meiji Univ.).
Editorial Committee Members: Yuichi ITOH (Osaka Univ.), Hiroyuki KAJIMOTO (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Haruhiro KATAYOSE (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Tetsuro KITAHARA (Nihon Univ.), Itaru KURAMOTO (The Univ. of Fukuchiyama), Naoya KOIZUMI (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Saki SAKAGUCHI (The Univ. of Tokyo), Daisuke SAKAMOTO (Hokkaido Univ.), Yuta SUGIURA (Keio Univ.), Yoshinari TAKEGAWA (Future Univ. Hakodate), Tsutomu TERADA (Kobe Univ.), Tomoyasu NAKANO (AIST), Satoshi NAKAMURA (Meiji Univ.), Naohisa NAGAYA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Takuji NARUMI (The Univ. of Tokyo), Kentaro FUKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Mitsuru MINAKUCHI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Nagisa MUNEKATA (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Yohei YANASE (Unity Technologies Japan), Goshiro YAMAMOTO (Kyoto Univ.), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.), Takayuki KOSAKA (Kanagawa Institute of Technology), Kazuki TAKASHIMA (Tohoku Univ.), Shigeyuki HIRAI (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Saburo HIRANO (Kyoto Seika Univ.), Hironori MITAKE (Tokyo Institute of Technology).