Society Publications Seek Editors in Chief for 2011-2012

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 30 November, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief, serving two-year terms starting 1 January 2011.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 1 March 2010, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication’s future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer.

For more information on the search process and to submit application materials for the following titles, please contact:

Magazines
Computer, Jenny Stout (jstout@computer.org)
IEEE Internet Computing, Jenny Stout (jstout@computer.org)
IEEE Micro, Robin Baldwin (rbaldwin@computer.org)
IEEE Software, Jenny Stout (jstout@computer.org)
IEEE Security & Privacy, Jenny Stout (jstout@computer.org)

For more information on the search process and to submit application materials for the following titles, please contact Kathy Santa Maria, ksantama@computer.org.

Transactions
IEEE Transactions on Computers
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Candidates for any Computer Society editor in chief position should possess a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication’s field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion.

An editor in chief must be able to attract respected experts to his or her editorial board. Major responsibilities include

• actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from publication staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
• identifying and appointing editorial board members, with the concurrence of the Publications Board;
• selecting competent manuscript reviewers, with the help of editorial board members, and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
• directing editorial board members to seek special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas;
• providing a clear, broad focus through promotion of personal vision and guidance where appropriate; and
• resolving conflicts or problems as necessary.

Applicants should possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community, and must have clear employer support.

Other IEEE Computer Society publications have editors in chief who are currently standing for reappointment to a second two-year term. The IEEE Computer Society Publications Board invites comments upon the tenures of the individual editors.

Editors in chief standing for reappointment to terms in 2011-2012 are:

• Fei-Yue Wang, IEEE Intelligent Systems
• Isabel Beichl, Computing in Science & Engineering
• Beng Chin Ooi, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering
• Ramin Zabih, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
• Liang-Jie Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

Send comments to Robin Baldwin (rbaldwin@computer.org) for the following titles:

IEEE Intelligent Systems
Computing in Science & Engineering

Send comments to Kathy Santa Maria, ksantama@computer.org for the following titles:

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

The following co-sponsored Transactions titles are also undergoing EIC search and reappointments.

  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief serving a three-year term. Please send to applications per the above specifications to Tom LaPorta, tlp@CSE.PSU.EDU by 1 March 2010.
  • The editor in chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Marie-France Sagot, is currently standing for reappointment to a second two-year term. Please send comments to Metin Akay, chair of the Steering Committee, at metin.akay@asu.edu by 15 February 2010.
  • The editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Professor Edward Colgate, is currently standing for reappointment to a second three-year term. Please send comments to Peter Luh, chair of the Management Committee, at Peter.Luh@uconn.edu by 15 February 2010.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

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