Call for papers - Special issue of "the Internet and operation technologies for comfortable administrations and operations"

March 6, 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 “the Internet and operation technologies for comfortable administrations and operations”.
In recent years, with the spread of cloud services, information systems have become large-scale and centralized, and the burden on administrations and operations of the system providers is increasing. Under such circumstances, with regard to the development of software that provides services on the Internet, methods for automating and increasing efficiency by using continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) have been used. . In addition, information systems that use container virtualization and its orchestration technology to operate the service in a scalable manner are increasing. These technologies are reducing the burden on the providers involved in the operation of the infrastructure system, but the burden on the operators is still high.
In this special issue, we focus on technologies that make operations and administrations of the Internet and infrastructure systems more efficient, and that not only users but also providers can operate comfortably. We will publish papers on the latest research, development, experiment, and operation for implementation and utilization of future infrastructure systems. We evaluate papers that solve problems in practice rather than in theory, and that are considered useful in other environments. We aim to contribute to the evolution of various operation technologies related to information systems.
We target papers in the following areas, but are not necessarily limited to them.
● Technologies that increase efficiency in operations and administrations
● Technologies that reduces the burden on operations and administrations
● Human resource training in system operation
● Other topics related to comfortable system operation and administration
We invite Mikifumi Shikida of Kochi University of Technology as the guest editor for the special issue.

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.

(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 June 8, 2020

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in March, 2021. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in March, 2021.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Mikifumi SHIKIDA (Kochi Univ. of Technology).
Editorial Board Member: Yutaka NAKAMURA (Kyushu Institute of Technology).
Editorial Committee Members: Minoru IKEBE (Oita Univ.), Masatsugu ICHINO (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takashi IMAIZUMI (Chiba Univ.), Makoto OTANI (Saga Univ.), Hiroki KASHIWAZAKI (National Institute of Informatics), Yoshiaki KITAGUCHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Shu SAKASHITA (Acutus Software, Inc.), Akira SATO (Univ. of Tsukuba), Hajime SHIMADA (Nagoya Univ.), Hideaki TSUCHIYA (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Takeshi HAGIWARA (Niigata Univ.), Itsuo HATONO (Kobe Univ.), Ryosuke MATSUMOTO (SAKURA internet Inc.), Kensuke MIYASHITA (Kyoto Women’s Univ.), Nariyoshi YAMAI (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology), Noriaki YOSHIURA (Saitama Univ.).

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