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Two New Journals Seek Editors-in-Chief for 2015-2017 Terms

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 14 March 2014 -- IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for editors in chief of two new journals, IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS) and IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD) for three-year terms starting 1 January 2015.
 
Prospective candidates are asked to provide a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer (as PDF files) to Kimberly Sperka, ksperka@computer.org, by 1 June 2014.
 
IEEE TMSCS is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to computing systems that exploit multi-scale and multi-functionality. IEEE TBD publishes peer-reviewed articles focusing on big data, providing cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas and applications results for big data including novel theory, algorithms, and applications.
 
Candidates for editor in chief positions 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 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 the computer science and engineering community, and must have clear employer support. Applicants will be notified of the search results approximately four months following the application deadline.

About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of modern computing – from cloud to big data, security to mobile, robotics to software defined systems, wearables to IoT. A true community for technology leaders, Computer Society provides resources to keep its members current in technology and moving forward in their professions – publications, a renowned digital library, a vast program of conferences, technical committees, and much more. The Computer Society also serves the profession at large through establishment of standards, professional qualifications and certifications, training and education programs, events on leading-edge technologies, conference publishing, and a wealth of other services and programs focused on advancing the science and art of computing. More information on IEEE Computer Society can be found at www.computer.org.

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