Abstract—News of interest to Computer Society members.
Keywords—IEEE Transactions on Big Data; IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems; Technical Achievement Award; Kevin Bowyer; W. Bruce Croft; Srinivas Devadas; Pedro Felzenszwalb; Albert Zomaya
The 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.
IEEE TMSCS (www.computer.org/tmscs) is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to computing systems that exploit multi-scale and multi-functionality. IEEE TBD (www.computer.org/tbd) publishes peer-reviewed articles focusing on big data, providing cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas and applications results for big data including novel theories, algorithms, and applications.
Candidates for editor in chief 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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 1 June 2014.
Five prominent technologists from a range of computer science areas have been named IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awardees:
The Computer Society Technical Achievement Award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science, and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past 10 to 15 years. The award consists of a certificate and $2,000 honorarium. For more information, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/technicalachievement.