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Abstract—News of interest to Computer Society members.

Keywords—IEEE Computer Society; Editor in Chief


The IEEE Computer Society seeks editor-in-chief applicants to serve two-year terms starting 1 January 2015. Prospective candidates should provide PDF files of their complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer by 1 March 2014.

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

Candidates for any Computer Society EIC position should understand industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication's field and be able to attract respected experts to the editorial board. In addition, candidates 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 staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  • identifying and appointing editorial board members, with the concurrence of the Pubs Board;
  • selecting competent manuscript reviewers 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.


The IEEE Computer Society seeks nominations and applications for the volunteer position of EIC for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

TAC is intended to be a cross-disciplinary and international archive journal aimed at disseminating results of research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena. The journal publishes original research on the principles and theories explaining why and how affective factors condition interaction between humans and technology, on how affective sensing and simulation techniques can inform our understanding of human affective processes, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems that carefully consider affect among the factors that influence their usability.

The EIC will be responsible for the day-to-day volunteer leadership of TAC, including coordinating and overseeing the peer review process; recommending candidates for the editorial board; chairing the editorial board; developing editorial plans for the publication; and working in general with volunteer and staff to ensure and maintain the timely publication of an exceptionally high-quality transactions.

Applications and nominations should include a complete curriculum vita, a brief plan for the future of for TAC, and a letter of support from the candidate's institution or employer. Additional information about the IEEE Computer Society, the co-sponsoring societies, and for TAC is available at and

The search committee prefers electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or PDF. Please direct all questions and submit completed applications to Kimberly Sperka,

The due date for nominations and applications is 7 February 2014.

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