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Since I took over the charge as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) in January 2006, I have recommended a few changes in the review and publication of papers. My aim is to have decisions made within six months of submission of a paper, which means that outstanding papers can be accepted as fast as a conference. The name of the associate editor who handled a paper will be published along with the paper so as to give proper credit and recognition to his/her hard work. Finally, I have recommended changes in the scope of TPDS to include many emerging areas such as chip multiprocessors, grid computing, sensor networks, and peer-to-peer technologies among others.
I thank all the associate editors for their sincerity and devotion in handling the papers. In particular, Drs. Jim Plank, Mustaque Ahamad, and Jose Fortes who have completed their terms and retired from the editorial board recently. I very much appreciate their time and effort in processing the papers. I also take this opportunity to welcome and introduce a few distinguished researchers to the editorial board of TPDS. Drs. Ravi Iyer, Xiaohua Jia, Prasant Mohapatra, Behrooz Parhami, and Mukesh Singhal are appointed as new associate editors, and Dr. Xiaodong Zhang from the Ohio State University will take charge as the associate EIC. Their short biographies are given below. I am confident that they will immensely contribute to further enhancing the quality of TPDS.
I invite suggestions from authors, reviewers, and readers on how to improve the quality of this transaction. Please submit your high quality papers to TPDS. I shall do my best to cut down the review time and further increase the visibility of TPDS.
Laxmi N. Bhuyan