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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:
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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 email@example.com.
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
For details on each trend, along with related theme publications planned during 2013, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/membership/13-Top-Trends-for-2013.
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 www.computer.org/portal/web/tetc.
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 www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/open_access.html.