IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems (SCIE indexed)
Special Section on Data Engineering and Information Management

Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: June 19, 2021 23:59 (JST)
- First Round Author Notification: September 16, 2021 (JST)
- Notification of Acceptance: December 21, 2021 (JST)
- Publication: May 2022

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
announces a forthcoming special section on "Data Engineering and Information
Management", which is published in Transactions on Information and Systems*. We
invite submissions of original and unpublished papers in the field of wide range
of the title.


Original papers on both theoretical and practical data engineering and information management, and its related research are welcome to this special section. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Data Engineering: file structure, storage, query processing, query languages, transaction processing, data model, cloud computing, distributed and parallel databases, P2P system, multimedia databases, spatial and temporal databases, mobile databases, sensor databases, data warehouse, OLAP, data mining, XML and semi-structured databases, stream processing, smart computing for big data, infrastructure and platform for smart computing

- Information Management: crowd sourcing, meta-data, semantic Web, information and data broadcasting, e-commerce, e-learning, security and privacy, contents technologies, Web services, information retrieval and extraction, summarization, digital libraries, data archive, visualization, user interfaces, recommendation, personalization, graph management, social networks, data integration, probabilistic database, GIS, scientific databases, big data analytics and social media

Papers whose topic are far from data engineering and information management may be rejected without review. This special section does not accept SURVEY papers.

2.Submission Guidelines:

- A manuscript should be prepared according to the guideline ( We encourage the authors to use the IEICE Style File ( The standard number of pages is 8 for a PAPER and 2 for a LETTER with the format determined by the IEICE Style File. The maximum number of pages for the initial submission of a LETTER is 4.

- Submit the manuscript and transfer the copyright to the IEICE through the IEICE Web site ( Choose "[Special-DA] Data Engineering and Information Management" in the menu of " Journal/Section " in the submission page.

- Inquiries:
Yu Suzuki
Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Japan
Inquiry should be made, preferably by Email with Subject "IEICE(DA2021)".

3. Notice to the Authors:

- Upon accepted for publication, all authors, including authors of invited papers, should pay the page charges covering partial cost of publication around January 2021. If payment is not completed by 15 February, 2021 your manuscript will be handled as rejection.
- The standard period of 60 days between the notification (of conditional accept) and the second submission can be shortened according as the review schedule.
- At least one of the authors must be an IEICE member when the manuscript is submitted for review. Invited papers are an exception. We recommend authors unaffiliated with IEICE to apply for the membership. <>

4. Special Section Editorial Committee:
Guest Editor-in-Chief: Shohei Yokoyama (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Guest Associate Editor-in-Chief: Yu Suzuki (Gifu Univ.), Chiemi Watanabe (Tsukuba Univ. of Technology), Yasuhiko Kanemasa (Fujitsu)
Associate Editors: Daichi Amagata (Osaka Univ.), Shingo Otsuka (Kanagawa Institute of Technology), Kenta Oku (Ryukoku Univ.), Makoto P. Kato (Univ. of Tsukuba), Takahiro Komamizu (Nagoya Univ.), Kyoung-Sook Kim (AIST), Kyosuke Nishida (NTT), Yu Hirate (Rakuten), Masaki Matsubara (Univ. of Tsukuba), Takehiro Yamamoto (Univ. of Hyogo), Takayuki Yumoto (Univ. of Hyogo), Jianquan Liu (NEC), Kei Wakabayashi (Univ. of Tsukuba), Shoko Wakamiya (NAIST)

* The IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems has been selected for coverage in the ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) products/services of Science Citation Index Expanded (included in "Web of Science"), Current Contents (Edition: Engineering, Computing and Technology), ISI Alerting Services, and CompuMath Citation Index.
* Open Access Publishing: Since January 2017, all papers of the IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems stored in J-STAGE that include all papers published from January 2017 have been opened to all reader in the world through J-STAGE. Open Access Option for many transactions in IEICE will not be applied to papers in January 2020 issue and following issues of the IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (Open Access Publishing will be continued after January 2020.). For details on Open Access Publishing and Open Access Options, please carefully refer to "The Information for Authors" ( Note that these rules may be changed without notice.