IEEE Computer Society Seeks Editor in Chief for New IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 7 June 2013 – The IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society are seeking applicants for the position of inaugural editor in chief of the new IEEE Cloud Computing magazine, serving a three-year term.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 20 September 2013, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer. Brief letters or expressions of support from peers, community leaders, and organizations in the magazine's coverage area would be a definite asset.

For more information on this new magazine and its scope, please visit For more information and to submit application materials, please contact Kathy Clark-Fisher,

Candidates for any IEEE editor in chief position should possess a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication's field. Candidates must demonstrate community leadership in the publication's coverage area as well as the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion.

The candidate must be able to meet hard publication deadlines and dedicate the necessary time to meet the operational and strategic demands of the publication. An editor in chief must be able to attract respected experts to his or her editorial and advisory boards and be able to promote the publication to both new audiences and within established communities. 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 Steering Committee;
  • 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 and broad understanding of cloud computing concepts and technologies, such as software, platform, application and infrastructure as a service; mass data storage and transfer; massively parallel distributed processing and related technologies; high performance computing; virtualization; compliance, security, privacy, and governance issues; systems integration; service orientation; cloud architectures, design, and composition; data science and analytics; performance, quality, capacity management, configuration, orchestration, configuration; and socioeconomical and legal implications, and they must have clear employer support.

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