Preface: Special issued on the Ninth International Symposium on Networking and Computing

Koji Nakano


The Ninth International Symposium on Networking and Computing (CANDAR 2021) was held virtually from November 24th to 26th, 2021. The organizers of the CANDAR 2021 invited authors to submit the extended version of the presented papers. As a result, 18 articles have been submitted to this special issue. This issue includes the extended version of 14 papers that have been accepted.

This issue owes a great deal to a number of people who devoted their time and expertise to handle the submitted papers. In particular, I would like to thank the guest editors for the excellent review process: Professor Akihiro Fujiwara, Professor Ikki Fujiwara, Professor Shuichi Ichikawa, Professor Yasuaki Ito, Professor Noriaki Kamiyama, Professor Eitaro Kohno, Professor Michihiro Koibuchi Professor Susumu Matsumae, Professor Toru Nakanishi, Professor Ryo Nakamura, Profes- sor Nobuhiko Nakano, Professor Yasuyuki Nogami, Professor Hiroyuki Sato, and Professor Shinya Takamaeda-Yamazaki.

Words of gratitude are also due to the anonymous reviewers who carefully read the papers and provided detailed comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the submitted papers. This special issue would not have been without their efforts. 

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