State of the Journal
Pages: pp. 1-5
In 2012 several new Associate Editors have joined our team: Habib M. Ammari, Jean-Luc Beuchat, Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Hsien-Hsin S. Lee, Keqin Li, Ahmed Louri, Binoy Ravindran, Patrick Schaumont, Arun K. Somani, and Cheng-Zhong Xu.
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 .
Also, few of our Associate Editors concluded their tenure: Elisardo Antelo, Cristiana Bolchini, George Constantinides, Kanad Ghose, Dimitris Gizopoulos, John Chi-Shing Lui, Cecilia Metra, Walid Najjar, Sotiris Nikoletseas, Sang Hyuk Son, and Spyros Tragoudas. 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.
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
About the Authors
Habib M. Ammari is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the founding director of Wireless Sensor and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (WiSeMAN) Research Lab at the University of Michigan-Dearborn since September, 2011. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, Hofstra University from September, 2008 – August, 2011. He obtained his second PhD degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in May, 2008, and his second Master’s degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University in December, 2004. Also, he obtained his first PhD (highly honorable with praise) and Master’s degrees in computer science from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis in December, 1996 and July, 1992, respectively. His main research interests lie in the areas of wireless sensor and mobile ad hoc networking, multi-hop mobile wireless Internet architectures and protocols, and cyber physical systems. In particular, he is interested in coverage, connectivity, energy-efficient data routing and information dissemination, fault tolerance, and security in wireless sensor networks, and the interconnection between wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and the global IP Internet. He has a strong publication record in top-quality journals, such as IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC, ACM TAAS, Elsevier COMNET, Elsevier PMC, Elsevier JPDC, and high-quality conferences, such as IEEE SECON, IEEE ICDCS, EWSN, and ICDCN. He published his first Springer book, titled “Challenges and Opportunities of Connected k-Covered Wireless Sensor Networks: From Sensor Deployment to Data Gathering”, in August, 2009. He received several prestigious awards, including the Certificate of Appreciation Award at the 17th ACM MobiCom in September, 2011, the Outstanding Leadership Award at the 20th IEEE ICCCN in August, 2011, the Best Symposium Award at the 7th IEEE IWCMC in July, 2011, the Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication from Hofstra University in May, 2010, the Faculty Research and Development Grant Award from Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in May 2009, the Best Paper Award at the 5th EWSN in February, 2008, and the Best Paper Award at the Google PhD Forum – 6th IEEE PerCom in March, 2008. Also, he was an ACM Student Research Competition (ACM SRC) nominee at ACM MobiCom 2005. He is the recipient of the Nortel Outstanding CSE Doctoral Dissertation Award in February 2009, and the John Steven Schuchman Award for 2006-2007 Outstanding Research by a PhD Student in February 2008. He serves as associate editor of several journals, including ACM TOSN, IEEE TC, Wiley WCMC, AHSWN, Wiley IJCS, and NPA. He is on the Editorial board of the International Journal of Mobile Communications and the International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services. Also, he is on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies. He serves as track cochair of IEEE ICCCN 2012 – SEP, Demo cochair of IEEE WoWMoM 2012, program cochair of CPNS 2012, program vice-chair of MUSIC 2012, workshop chair of WiMAN 2012, program vice-chair of IEEE/IFIP EUC 2011, workshop chair of WiMAN 2011, and symposium cochair of IWCMC 2011 Wireless Sensor Networks Symposium. Also, he served as workshop cochair of WiMAN 2010, symposium cochair of IWCMC 2010 Wireless Sensor Networks Symposium, program cochair of IQ2S 2009, and Workshop Cochair of WiMAN 2009. He has served as publicity cochair of numerous conferences, symposia, and workshops, including ACM MobiCom 2011. Also, he has served as a reviewer for several international journals, including IEEE TMC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE SMC, ACM TOSN, IEEE TVT, IEEE TWireless, IEEE CL, Springer’s MONE, Springer’s WINET, Elsevier’s ADHOC, Elsevier’s COMNET, AHSWN, IJSNet, Elsevier’s IPL, Elsevier’s COMCOM, Elsevier’s JPDC, Elsevier’s INS, IJCA, and Elsevier’s DKE, and as a technical program committee member of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences, symposia, and workshops, including IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE INSS, IEEE PerCom, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE ICC, SSS, IEEE MASS, IEEE MSN, IEEE LCN, IEEE VTC, IEEE ICCCN, EWSN, ICDCN, and AdHocNets.
Ahmed Louri received the MS and PhD degrees in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1984 and 1988 respectively. He joined the University of Arizona in 1988 where he is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the High Performance Computing Architectures and Technologies Laboratory (http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~hpcat). Dr. Louri chaired the computer engineering program of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 2000 to 2006. He previously held visiting scientist positions at the Communications Research Laboratory (Tokyo, Japan), Laboratoire d’Informatique du Parallelism (LIP) (Lyon France), University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan), Universite de Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France). His research interests include computer architecture, parallel processing, interconnection networks, optical interconnects for parallel computing systems, dynamic bandwidth allocation and dynamic power management techniques, reconfigurable computing systems, fault-tolerant multiprocessors, area and energy efficient on-chip networks for multi-core architectures, reliable and fault-tolerant network-on-chips, emerging technologies for interconnection networks, photonic on-chip networks for multi-core architectures and Chip Multiprocessors (CMPs). He has published more than 125 journal articles and conference papers in these areas, and holds several US patents. His research has been sponsored by NSF, DOE, AFOSR, and a number of industrial organizations. Dr. Louri is the recipient of the US National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (1989), the Best article Award from IEEE Micro (1991), the Advanced Telecommunications Organization of Japan Fellowship, the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, Fellowship, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, and several teaching awards. Dr. Louri was instrumental in bringing optical interconnects into mainstream research in interconnection networks and bridging the gap between computer architecture and optics research communities. He served as a general chair for the 13th Annual Symposium of the High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-13), Phoenix, Arizona, 2007, the general cochair of the Second Workshop on Optics in Communications and Computer Sciences (WOCCS-99), Toulouse France, 1999, and the general chair for the Workshop on Optics in High-Performance Computing Systems, Lyon France 1996. He has served as a technical committee member for several international conferences including, Optical Society of America, meetings on Optics in Computing, the IEEE/OSA conference on Massively Parallel Processing using Optical Interconnects (MPPOI), the International conference on Parallel and Distributed computing and Systems (PDCS), the International Conference on Computing and Information (ICCI), the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communication Systems (ANCS), The IEEE/ACM international Symposium on Microarchitecture (IEEE Micro), the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS), and the International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD). He served as associate editor of Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools, and Applications, Baltzer Science Publishers, and guest editor of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDS), Academic Press. He has also served on many NSF, DoE and DoD panels. Dr. Louri is a Fellow of IEEE, a regular member of OSA, a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering working Group on Optical Computing, a member of the IEEE Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture and a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. Professor Ahmed Louri is currently a program director at the US National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia where he is managing the National Computer Architecture Program in the Software/Hardware Cluster (SHF), Division of the Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Directorate for Computer & information Science & Engineering (CISE).