Pages: pp. 609-613
Welcome to the May issue of TC. In this issue I will share with you some of the activities and developments that TC is undertaking.
During 2010, TC has maintained its position as a leading and prestigious publication in the field of Computing. The number of manuscript submissions (inclusive of Special Sections) was 715 papers. The number of papers published was 141 papers plus approximately 40 additional papers were posted online as preprints (with an acceptance rate around 25 percent). Going by the number of papers received to date, I can guarantee you that 2011 will be another successful year for TC.
The page budget stood at 1776 pages during 2010 as has been increased to 1872 pages for 2011. As a measure of overall timely review, over the last 12 months the delay encountered from submission to first notification has been decreased to just 66 days. I would like to extend my gratitude to the wonderful team of Associate Editors, Guest Editors, reviewers and IEEE Computer Society staff. Of course, we cannot forget our loyal authors and readers. I thank you all.
A number of special sections have been published in 2011. TC does not publish special issues and the special sections are the mechanism used to enable the organization of mini special issues to publish on topical themes that are of importance to our readership. For example, in the January, 2011 issue, a special section was published on Dependable Computer Architecture (by Dimitris Gizopoulos and Shubhendu Mukherjee) and in the February, 2011 issue, a special section was published on Computer Arithmetic (by Javier Bruguera, Marius Cornea and Debjit Das Sarma). The organization of such special sections will continue in 2011. Information on the scheduled special sections appears on the journal’s homepage.
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of TC during 2011 some of our past volunteers and also our readers join in the festivities by expressing some of their thoughts and memories of TC on the journal homepage in the form of short quotes (see http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tc/60th). Please feel free to send me your congratulatory quotes and I will endeavor to have them published.
In early 2011, few of our Associate Editors concluded their tenure: John Antonio, Eric Schwarz, Mazin Yousif and Yin-Min Wang. I would like to express our thanks to these colleagues for all their professionalism and hard work and wish them well with their future endeavors.
Also, in 2011 several new Associate Editors have joined our team: David A. Bader, Paolo Bellavista, Albert M. K. Cheng, Sung Woo Chung, Thomas M. Conte, Minyi Guo, Ying-Dar Lin, Rami Melhem, Alberto Nannarelli, Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, Jim Plusquellic, Domenico Talia, Huapeng Wu and Jingling Xue. These colleagues were chosen through an extensive selection process which was approved by the IEEE Computer Society. I would like to welcome them to the board and I am sure their presence will contribute to the continued success of TC.
Please feel free to send me your suggestions and recommendations. I welcome your ideas and suggestions on ways by which we can improve TC. I also look forward to receiving your technical submissions.
Albert Y. Zomaya