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It is my pleasure to inform you that the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS) submission to publication time has now reduced to 10 months. More importantly, the average time for first decision on a paper is around four months for all papers handled in 2006 and 2007, which is comparable to the best conferences in our areas. However, conferences do not accept papers with major revisions, but we do. We received 462 regular papers and 23 special issue papers in 2007. Although the total number of submissions to TPDS remains healthy, I would like to see more submissions in parallel processing and distributed processing architectures, systems, and application areas. Our acceptance rate of papers was 26 percent for all papers submitted in 2007, which speaks of the high quality of our journal.
Drs. David Bader, Kai Hwang, Andrea Pietracaprina, Jang-Ping Sheu, and Denis Trystram have completed their terms and retired from the Editorial Board recently. I sincerely thank them for their time and effort, which contributed to the improvement in quality of TPDS. I also take this opportunity to welcome and introduce a few distinguished researchers to the Editorial Board of TPDS. Drs. Cevdet Aykanat, Hong Jiang, Per Stenström, Yu-Chee Tseng, and Jon Weissman have been appointed as new Associate Editors. Their short biographies and areas of research are given below. I am confident they will contribute to further enhancing the quality and timeliness of TPDS.
As always, I invite comments and suggestions from authors, reviewers, and readers on how to improve the quality of this transaction. I also seek your help in spreading a word about TPDS to your colleagues.
Laxmi N. Bhuyan