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In an effort to improve the quality and impact factor of this journal, I invite authors to submit short papers and survey papers. Short papers (brief contributions, concise papers, technical correspondences) are approximately half the size of a regular article and should contain contributions that are shorter in length but theoretically or practically valuable. Comments on recent IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS) papers are also welcome if they include technical corrections and valuable additional insights and contributions. Survey papers should be aimed at attracting new researchers to a particular area and should be primarily of a tutorial nature. The main ideas should be presented in a clear and concise manner, with examples as appropriate, so that readers can grasp the essence without directly reading the references listed. An extensive and informative list of references with descriptions of the problems solved therein is also welcome.
One of my goals for TPDS is to raise its use, which is primarily measured by citations. The TPDS home page (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/transactions/tpds) contains a list of the top cited articles for each year of TPDS. I believe that the presentation quality of the articles is an important prediction factor for their use. My editorial from the February 2010 issue contained brief suggestions on how to present research contributions. The full version of this article is available on the TPDS Web site.
It is time to thank some of our dedicated editorial board members who are retiring and to welcome new members to the board. I thank associate editors Ravishankar Iyer, Xiaohua Jia, Prasant Mohapatra, Behrooz Parhami, and Mukesh Singhal, whose term ended in February 2010, for their commitment and effort during their tenure on the board. I would like to express my deepest appreciation for their contribution. In addition, I welcome a group of distinguished and highly qualified new members to our board, whose term started in December 2009. These new members cover a wide range of specialized areas. I am very proud to present them to you. Their biographies appear below: JianNong Cao, Yiming Hu, Keqin Li, Xiang-Yang Li, Amiya Nayak, David Simplot-Ryl, and Damla Turgut. I believe they will bring new ideas and new enthusiasm to our journal and will continue to bring our readers the best research papers produced in our research community, in a timely fashion.