2003.1.2
Version 3

Journal Publication from APAN and Other Reseach Network Communities - proposal

1. Background

APAN community had the full paper publications in the past such as in
Japan in late 1990s(through Springer), and in China in 2000s(through China
academic journal) based on APAN conferences.

Many APAN participants are from universities and research institutes, and
it would make sense for us to encourage writing full papers on research,
implementations, and so on.

There are no journals in the world focusing on research networking, and/or
network testbeds.  APAN community could lead in the journal publications
in this area.

We would also like to encourage graduate students and young researchers
in APAN and related communities to write full papers.

2. Proposal

We set up Publication Committee for

 - Journal publication
 - Student and young researcher paper contest for APAN conference(optional)

Thus, we would have the following publications;

A. Online
   Conference proceedings(abstract, full paper, presentation material,
                          video-option)

B. Hardcopy
   Conference Proceedings(abstract)

C. Journal
   4 times per year for global research & education networking and testbeds
   as primary focus of the publication.  Papers submitted for APAN Conferences
   as well as regular journal submissions are considered for the publication.

3. Remarks

A. Conference Paper Submission Schedule

   -6 months  Call for Papers
   -3 months  Full paper due
   -2 months  Notification of acceptance
   -1 month   Final copy due
   -2 weeks   Publication(full paper online, abstract in hardcopy and online;
                          some of the accepted papers will be published in
                          the journal)

   The journal publication review would be done in addition to the above
   conference review.

B. Journal editorial board will be set up with the internationally recognized
   scholars.  The conference publication committee will also be set up.

4, Issues

A. Title of Journal
   We need to come up with the journal title, preferrably by Fukuoka APAN
   Meeting.

B. Publisher
   Do we use the existing publisher such as Elsevier, or Do we use our
   universities(Waseda, Tsinghua, KAIST, NUS, ANU,..)?

C. Frequency of Journal Publications
   2~4 times per year to start.