Editorial

Editorial:

Change of the Advisory and Editorial Boards

Changes in the advisory and editorial boards have occurred.
The Editor-in-Chief would like to thank those who have retired from the board for their support during the past years, and we hope that they will continue to assist the journal cooperating with the continuing and newly appointed editorial board members.

The editorial office would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to all who have helped Interdisciplinary Information Sciences in the past, and would highly appreciate your constant help and support in the future.

Nobuaki Obata
Editor-in-Chief
January 1, 2018

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Due to an increasing rise in the interests in concise and rapid publication, the editorial office of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences has decided to launch the new section Short Communications. This new section aims at the rapid publication of concise (up to 4 pages) articles on new investigations or germinating ideas in all fields of information sciences, covering a wide range of topics from the fundamentals to new frontiers. We will make every effort at quick and prudent decision of acceptance. We are more than happy if our new section helps the readers with various research backgrounds to realize what kind of issues are under discussion in their own field and related ones.

Nobuaki Obata
Editor-in-Chief
January 1, 2016

REVIEWS AND LECTURES

Since 2010 the section titled GSIS Selected Lectures has been devoted to the publication of lectures delivered in the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University. Due to an increasing rise in the interests in concise and high-quality review articles, the editorial office of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences has decided to replace the section titled GSIS Selected Lectures with the section titled Reviews and Lectures.

This new section aims at the publication of high-quality reviews and interdisciplinary lecture notes on all fields of information sciences, covering a wide range of topics from the fundamentals to new frontiers. The Reviews and Lectures will appear occasionally in the regular publication. We are more than happy if our publications help the readers with various research backgrounds to realize what kind of issues are under discussion in their own field and related ones.

Nobuaki Obata
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2014

New members of the Editorial Board

With great pleasure the editorial office of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences would like to announce that five new members from abroad have joined the editorial board. Making every effort to maintain the international standard, we provide a forum for worldwide scholarly discussion and serve as a valuable knowledge resource for the academic community. On this occasion changes in the domestic members of the editorial board have occurred. The Editor-in-Chief would like to thank those who have retired from the board for their support during the past years, and we hope that they will continue to assist the journal cooperating with the continuing and newly appointed editorial board members.

The editorial office would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to all who have helped Interdisciplinary Information Sciences in the past, and would highly appreciate your constant help and support in the future.

Nobuaki Obata
Editor-in-Chief
July 1, 2013

GSIS SELECTED LECTURES

With great pleasure the editorial office of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences would like to announce the launch of the new section GSIS Selected Lectures. Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), since its establishment in 1993, has delivered many high quality lectures on information sciences, promoting interdisciplinary research that ranges from the fundamentals to new frontiers. The new section is devoted to the publication of such lectures in order to enhance the communication among the world-wide academic societies.

The new section GSIS Selected Lectures is launched by an excellent survey article by Professor Fumio Hiai on matrix analysis. The aim of this article is to present a substantial part of the theory of matrix inequalities from fundamentals to applications. It covers operator monotone function, operator convex functions, operator means, spectral variation and majorization, norm inequalities, and related topics. Moreover, it contains historical remarks on the pioneering paper by F. Kraus (1936) and some original results on characterization of operator convex functions. This survey article can be used as a basic reference for researchers as well as graduate students who are working on advanced linear algebra, functional analysis, and operator theory.

The GSIS Selected Lectures, covering a wide range of topics, will appear occasionally in the regular publication. We are more than happy if our publications help the readers with various research backgrounds to realize what kind of issues are under discussion in their own field and related ones.

Nobuaki Obata
Editor-in-Chief
September 1, 2010

New hands at the helm: change of Editor-in-Chief

With great pleasure the editorial office of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences would like to announce the new Editor-in-Chief: Professor Nobuaki Obata. Professor Obata, who has taken over from Professor Hajime Urakawa, has served as a member of the editorial board since April 2006.

The editorial office is indebted to Professor Urakawa, who has served the journal as Editor-in-Chief from April 2000 to March 2008. During this period accessibility to the journal has remarkably increased thanks to the free online service by JSTAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic):

http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/iis/

Moreover, the quality of the journal has been enhanced with a steady increase of submissions and special issues for proceedings of international conferences. The editorial office is pleased that Professor Urakawa has agreed to continue his support for the journal as a member of the editorial board.

We hope that Interdisciplinary Information Sciences will continue to provide a forum for researchers who engage in the interdisciplinary fields of the contemporary information science. Submission of review papers as well as regular research papers is encouraged, accepting the condition that all papers published in Interdisciplinary Information Sciences will have to be sent for peer review in advance.

Changes in the membership of the editorial board have occurred. The Editor-in-Chief would like to thank those who have retired from the board for their support during the past years, and we hope that they will continue to assist the journal cooperating with the continuing and newly appointed editorial board members.

The editorial office would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to all who have helped Interdisciplinary Information Sciences in the past, and would highly appreciate your constant help and support in the future.

April 1, 2008