IEEE Computer Society Publications Seek Editors in Chief for 2014-2015 Terms

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 16 November 2012 – The IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief, serving two-year terms starting 1 January 2014.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 1 March 2013, 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:


Robin Baldwin,, IEEE MultiMedia

Robin Baldwin,, IT Professional

Brian Kirk,, IEEE Pervasive

Brian Brannon,, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 


Kathy Santa Maria,, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Dependable & Secure Computing

Erin Espriu,, IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems

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; 
  • resolving conflicts or problems as necessary; 
  • membership on the Transactions Operations Committee or Magazine Operations Committee; and
  • attendance at meetings.

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 2014-2015 are: Lars Heide, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. Please send comments to: Robin Baldwin,

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