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IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS) received 681 submissions in 2009, which is a 34 percent increase over 508 submitted a year before. A total of 176 papers were accepted for publication during 2009. However, the yearly TPDS page budget remained the same, accommodating about 130 papers. In my previous note, I announced the introduction of short papers and surveys for submissions to TPDS. After discovering a backlog and an increased workload of current editors, direct submission of short papers will be delayed until backlog is normalized. However, some papers submitted as regular could be accepted as short ones, based on reviews.
The editorial board is being gradually restructured to facilitate high quality and timely processing of all submissions. Azzedine Boukerche and Pradip Srimani completed their two-year terms, while Gagan Agrawal resigned from the board, in January 2010. They served successfully under leadership of the previous Editor-in-Chief, and their dedicated service to the community is greatly appreciated. I welcome a group of distinguished and highly qualified new members to our board, whose term started in February 2010. Minyi Guo, Weijia Jia, Ajay Kshemkalyani, Yunhao Liu, Vojislav Mišić, and Xian-He Sun cover a wide range of specialized areas. I am very proud to present them to you. Their biographies appear below. The total number of editors is now 32, which is the same number as throughout 2009. The board will be expanded to respond to the increased number of submissions. Your suggestions for qualified editors are welcome.
About the Authors
Weijia Jia received the BSc and MSc degrees from Center South University, China, in 1982 and 1984 and the master of applied science and PhD degrees from the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, Belgium, in 1992 and 1993, respectively, all in computer science. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of the Future Networking Center, ShenZhen Research Institute of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), leading several large R&D projects on next-generation mobile phone and multimedia software and devices. In 1995, he joined the Department of Computer Science, CityU, as an assistant professor. Professor Jia’s research interests include next generation wireless communication, protocols, and heterogeneous networks; distributed systems, multicast, and anycast QoS routing protocols. In these fields, he has a number of publications in prestige international journals (IEEE Transactions, e.g., TPDS, TN, TMC, TC, etc.), books/chapters, and refereed international conference proceedings (e.g., ACM CCS, WiSec, MobiHoc, IEEE ICDCS, INFOCOM, etc.). He (with W. Zhou) has published the book Distributed Network Systems (Springer), which contains extensive research materials and implementation examples. He has received the best paper award in prestige (IEEE) conferences and (with J. Chen et. al) has proposed an improved algorithm for well-known Vertex Cover and Set-packing NP-hard problems with time bounds of O(kn+1.2852k) and O((5.7k)kn), respectively. Both results stand on the current best time-bound to date for the fixed-parameterized intractable problems. Professor Jia is the chair professor at Central South University, Changsha, China, and a Guest Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing Jiao Tong University, and Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He has served as the editor and guest editor for international journals and chairs and members/keynote speakers for various prestige international conferences.