Call for Papers - Special Issue of "Collaboration and network services"

Call for papers - Special issue of "Collaboration and network services"

December 8, 2022
Updated on March 22, 2023
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 “Collaboration and network services”.
Social activities based on remote environments are becoming established, as our daily lives are completed online or at home. The feasibility of full remote work and multi-location living is increasing. Research results on collaboration and network services are widely accepted by our society, such as the expected use of digital twins based on image processing and sensing technologies. On the other hand, issues such as difficulties in team building due to a decreased sense of belonging to an organization or community, and harmful effects on mental health due to a decreased sense of social presence have emerged. These are because of decreased opportunities for casual interactions and informal communication. Research on collaboration and network services is not completed; it is becoming much more important.
For this special issue, the editorial committee invites paper submissions on topics related to collaboration and network services to contribute to the further development of research. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): communication and interaction, awareness, knowledge management, information sharing technologies, distributed/real-space support systems, AI/robotic applications, cyberspace and metaverse, multi-user/multi-modal interfaces, remote work/telework, cross-cultural interaction, dialogue analysis, social/administrative services, e-commerce, social media, crowdsourcing and online entertainment. Papers on theory and technology of collaboration and network service, and papers on the practice and evaluation of collaboration and network services in various fields including medicine, welfare, education, disaster prevention, and tourism are also widely invited. Dr. Hironori Egi at The University of Electro-Communications has been invited to act as the guest editor for this 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 March 27, 2023. April 10, 2023. *Deadline extended

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in January, 2024. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in January, 2024.

(5) The editorial committee of this special issue
Editor in-Chief: Hironori EGI (Univ. of Electro-Comm.)
Editorial Board Member: Junko ICHINO (Tokyo City Univ.), Seiji OKAJIMA (Fujitsu)
Editorial Committee Members: Yusuke ICHIKAWA (NTT), Satoshi ICHIMURA (Otsuma Women's Univ.), Junko ITOU (Wakayama Univ.), Akifumi INOUE (Tokyo Univ. of Tech.), Tomoo INOUE (Univ. of Tsukuba), Akinori IHARA (Wakayama Univ.), Masao OHIRA (Wakayama Univ.), Kenichi OKADA (Keio Univ.), Masayuki OKAMOTO (Toyota), Nobutaka KAWAGUCHI (Hitachi), Kenro GO (Softbank), Hideaki KANAI (JAIST), Tomohiro KOKOGAWA (International Professional Univ. of Tech. in Tokyo), Minoru KOBAYASHI (Meiji Univ.), Noriaki SAITO (Tokyo Online Univ.), Hidekazu SHIOZAWA (Tamagawa Univ.), Hirohiko SUWA (NAIST), Masanori TAKAGI (Univ. of Electro-Comm.), Hideyuki TAKADA (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Keisuke TSUNODA (Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting), Atsuo HAZEYAMA (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.), Akira HATTORI (Komazawa Univ.), Takafumi HIGASHI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Taku FUKUSHIMA (Osaka Inst. of Tech.), Hiroyuki MIKI (Oki Consulting Solutions), Akihiro MIYATA (Nihon Univ.), Takaya YUIZONO (JAIST), Hideto YUZAWA (FUJIFILM), Takashi YOSHINO (Wakayama Univ.)