Pages: pp. 146-149
The IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) is the IEEE’s flagship publication for disseminating research results in all areas of services computing, including service-oriented architecture (SOA), web services, mashups, cloud computing, software as a service, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration and emerging service technologies, such as data storage technology, big data and analytics as a service, green computing, and energy-efficient computing technology. As Editor-in-Chief, I am open to exploring the opportunities for making TSC an exciting and definitive forum for attracting and publishing high-impact research contributions that are innovative and transformative, and for making TSC serve not only as an archival journal for providing a historical perspective of research development in services computing, but also as a forum for disseminating timely and exciting ongoing research that can stimulate innovation.
In this editorial, I would like to make three announcements:
First, on behalf of the Editorial Board, all authors, and readers of TSC, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following 13 Associate Editors who served as the founding Editorial Board members for the first five years of TSC and retired at the end of 2012: Mikio Aoyama, Wu Chou, Ephraim Feig, Michael Goul, Hemant Jain, Kazuo Iwano, Frank Leymann, Akhil Kumar, Zhen Liu, Ming Shan, Jeffery Tsai, Zhiwei Xu, and Stephen Yau. They have contributed to the establishment and growth of TSC in many different ways.
Second, I would like to introduce 12 new Associate Editors who have recently joined the TSC Editorial Board, bringing their unique expertise on a wide range of areas in services computing to TSC: Karl Aberer, Luciano Baresi, Siobhán Clarke, José A.B. Fortes, Claude Godart, Manfred Hauswirth, Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Manish Parashar, Stefano Russo, Stefan Tai, Robert van Engelen, and Jie Wu. Short biographies and photos are included after this editorial.
Third, I would like to announce that TSC has formed its first Executive Advisory Committee, with six distinguished researchers as members, representing the computing, information technology, and business management areas in the field of services computing from both academia and industry:
Jiang-Jie Zhang (Chair): Founding Editor-in-Chief of TSC and an IEEE fellow.
Elisa Bertino: Founding Editorial Board member, professor at Purdue University, research director of CERIAS, ACM fellow, and IEEE fellow.
Ephraim Feig: Founding Editorial Board member, chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, and an IEEE fellow.
Michael Goul: Founding Editorial Board member and professor and chair of information systems in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Hemant Jain: Founding Editorial Board member and professor of information technology management in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Stephen S. Yau: Founding Editorial Board member, professor and director of the Information Assurance Center at Arizona State University, IEEE Computer Society past-president (1974-1975), president of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (1984-1986), and an AAAS fellow.
Yi-Min Chee: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Christoph Fehling: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Michael Lyu: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Marco Netto: IBM Research, Brazil
Fan Zhang: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A special appreciation will be presented to them by the IEEE Computer Society. TSC will continue to be a part of the Reviewer Appreciation Program in our effort to recognize top reviewers in the coming years.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the contributors to this issue and all past issues of TSC: the Editorial Board, the reviewers, the authors, the IEEE Computer Society’s staff members, and especially TSC’s staff members, Joyce Arnold, Kristen Vermeire, and Kimberly Sperka.