• The proposer of a special issue would be asked to set up a special interest group (SIG) blog on the Computer Society's Web site.
• The SIG's activities would be evaluated by the comments received, our associate editors, advisors, and the editor in chief, for a period ranging from one to three months. Then these volunteers would decide whether or not to accept the special issue for publication by IS. If the special issue is accepted, IS would ask the SIG to be involved in the entire review process of articles for the special issue, and the SIG would remain in existence for a year or longer.
• This process would also enable us to share user-provided informal and longer technical reports, manuscripts, and related discussions. The combination of our magazine and blogs would thus allow us to disseminate new knowledge and better practices more effectively in our fields.