Publications Seek Editors in Chief for 2013-2014 Terms

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 December, 2011 – The IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief, serving two-year terms starting 1 January 2013.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide a PDF file containing a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication’s future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer. The deadline is 1 March 2012.

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


Kathy Santa Maria,, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

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 publi¬cation staff, helping these authors get their manu¬scripts 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 2013-2014 are:

• Ronald Vetter, Computer
• Erik Altman, IEEE Micro
• Forrest Shull, IEEE Software
• Michael Rabinovich, IEEE Internet Computing
• Albert Zomaya, IEEE Transactions on Computers
• Ming Lin, IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics

Send comments to:
Jennifer Stout, for Computer
Ed Zintel, for IEEE Micro
Dale Strok, for IEEE Software
Linda World, for IEEE Internet Computing
Kathy Santa Maria, for all Transactions

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