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EIC Applicants Sought for CS Periodicals, 2014-2015 Terms

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The IEEE Computer Society seeks editor in chief applicants to serve two-year terms, starting 1 January 2014, for three magazines and three transactions journals. 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 by 1 March 2013.

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

  • IEEE MultiMedia: Robin Baldwin (
  • IT Professional: Robin Baldwin (
  • IEEE Pervasive Computing: Brian Kirk (
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering: Kathy Santa Maria (
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable & Secure Computing: Kathy Santa Maria (
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems: Erin Espriu (

EIC candidates should understand the industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication's field and be able to attract respected experts to the editorial board. In addition, they must demonstrate the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion. 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 CS 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.

Following the first two-year appointment, EICs are eligible for reappointment to a second two-year term. The IEEE Computer Society Publications Board invites comments on the tenures of the individual editors.

Just one EIC is standing for reappointment to a second term in 2014-2015: Lars Heide, EIC of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. Please send any comments to Robin Baldwin (

New Chair Named For Cs Industry Advisory Board



Shmuel Shottan, IAB chair, 2013-2014.

Shmuel Shottan, vice president of product operations and technology at Hitachi Data Systems, has been named chair of the IEEE Computer Society Industry Advisory Board.

Shottan, who leads the development of file and scale-out storage systems and solutions at Hitachi, begin serving a two-year term in January 2013. He has been an IAB member since 2010 and replaces outgoing IAB chair Harold Javid, director of External Research North America and Global Programs at Microsoft Research, who has been named to the CS Board of Governors.

The IAB comprises representatives from private industry and advises the society on useful programs for computer professionals working in industry. Current IAB initiatives include the Corporate Affiliate Program, a membership model that extends CS education and training resources to a company's employees, and the training webinar program, which connects company employees with Computer Society experts.

Other IAB board members include

  • Avijit Biswas, senior vice president of Atos Origin;
  • Nick Bowen, vice president of technology at IBM;
  • Deborah Dunie, executive vice president and CTO of CACI International;
  • Steven J. Hillenius, executive vice president and executive director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.;
  • Stephen D. Huffman, vice president and CTO, MITRE;
  • Victor Manuel Cortes Galvan, program/project manager, Hewlett Packard;
  • Cheryl McIntyre, director of software engineering at Lockheed Martin;
  • Linda Rosenberg Wilbanks, director of IT Risk Management Group, US Department of Education;
  • Ike Nassi, former executive vice president and chief scientist, SAP; and
  • Neil Siegel, sector vice president, Technology and Advanced Systems, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

The board currently has three vacancies. Technology company executives who are interested in being considered can contact Chris Ruoff, IEEE Computer Society senior manager of Sales and Channel Development at

13 For 2013: Cs Experts Forecast Technology Trends

In the coming year, the Internet of Things will change how consumers and enterprises use technology, interactive displays will become common in public spaces, robots will be used to rehabilitate patients, and visualization will help solve the big data problem.

Those are four of 13 technological advances that IEEE CS experts foresee in 2013. "The promise for the coming years is not just technology," said incoming CS president David Alan Grier. "Technology and data—how we get data from the right sources to the right people in the right forms—that is the big issue that engages many of our members."

The other major advances forecast for 2013 include

  • researchers will develop new approaches to cybersecurity,
  • enterprises will deploy hybrid clouds and consumers will embrace personal clouds,
  • mobile computing will meet the cloud,
  • concern will increase over internet censorship and control,
  • the need for next-generation mobile computing will continue to increase,
  • new multimedia applications will emerge for 3D printing,
  • new approaches to securing safety-critical systems will emerge,
  • reliability will become the biggest design challenge, and
  • use of shared memory for multicore processing will advance.

For details on each trend, along with related theme publications planned during 2013, visit

CS Launches Open Access Journal On Emerging Topics

The IEEE Computer Society has launched a new open access journal, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. TETC will publish papers on emerging aspects of computer science, computer engineering, information technology, software, and applications not currently covered by other IEEE transactions. Example topics include green IT, synthetic and organic computing structures and systems, advanced analytics, social computing, and electronic game systems.

The online-only journal will publish preprints before the first issue appears in July 2013. For more information, see

TETC is one of several IEEE open access journals being developed in response to the academic community's calls for articles to be freely available to the public. With open access, readers can download articles without paying subscription fees. Instead, authors pay a fee to publish their articles. The open access author fee will be $1,350 per article.

"The IEEE Computer Society is committed to providing the computer research community with the best possible venues for disseminating top work," said Tom Conte, CS first vice president and VP for publications. "The reputation of the Computer Society's publications is second to none, and TETC will be no exception."

Prospective authors also have the option of publishing open access papers in any of the CS Transactions. Articles designated as being open access are automatically made publicly accessible at no charge to the user. Other articles in the journal remain available only to paid subscribers.

For more information on open access publishing, visit

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