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Editor’s Note


Pages: pp. 577-578

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS) is a truly international journal. The contact authors of papers during 2010 and 2011 were from the following 28 countries (acceptance rates are also added): US 128 (28%), China 49 (20%), Canada 27 (33%), Taiwan 24 (15%), Hong Kong 15 (24%), Spain 12 (20%), Italy 10 (26%), Korea 10 (16%), Australia 8 (11%), France 7 (17%), Greece 6 (26%), UK 6 (25%), Germany 5 (31%), Singapore 5 (16%), Netherlands 4 (24%), Turkey 4 (24%), Portugal 2 (22%), Japan 2 (11%), Brazil 2 (8%), Iran 2 (8%), India 2 (3%), Czech 1 (100%), South Africa 1 (50%), Austria 1(50%), Hungary 1 (33%), Thailand 1 (33%), UAE 1 (20%), and Ireland 1 (11%). There were also unsuccessful submissions from 32 other countries.

Submissions on trust, privacy, and security in parallel and distribution systems increased significantly recently, and three new expert editors have been added to the board to help with processing these articles. Nei Kato, Wenjing Lou, and Yang Xiang were appointed as new Associate Editors in January 2012. Their short biographies and areas of research are given. I am confident they will contribute to further enhancing the quality and timeliness of TPDS. Rabi Mahapatra resigned from the board after one year of service.

Ivan Stojmenovic


About the Authors

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Nei Kato received the MS and PhD degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He joined the Computer Center of Tohoku University in 1991, and has been a full professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences since 2003. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, network security, smart grid, pattern recognition, and neural networks. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He currently serves as the chair of IEEE Satellite and Space Communications TC, the vice chair of IEEE Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks TC, the chair of IEICE Satellite Communications TC, a technical editor of IEEE Wireless Communications (since 2006), an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2008), and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (since 2009). He has served as coguest editor of special issues for many IEEE journals and magazines and as a symposium cochair for GLOBECOM ’07, ICC ’10, ICC ’11, ICC ’12, ChinaCom ’08, ChinaCom ’09, WCNC ’10-’11 TPC vice chair, PIMRC ’12 track chair, and symposia cochair for GC ’12. He is the PI of the A3 Foresight program (2011-2014) funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the NSFC of China, and the NRF of Korea. His awards include the Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize (2003), the Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2005), the FUNAI Information Science Award (2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from the Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion (2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award (2009), and best paper awards from many prestigious international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM, IWCMC, etc. He is the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society for 2011-2012. Besides his academic activities, he also serves as a member on the expert committee of the Telecommunications Council (the special commission of Telecommunications Business Dispute Settlement Commission for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan), and as the chairperson of ITU-R SG4 and SG7, Japan.
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Wenjing Lou received the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida. She received the BS and MS degrees in computer science and engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. She is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a codirector of the Complex Networks and Security Research (CNSR) lab. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2011, she was on the faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) from 2003 to 2011. She was named the Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished Fellow in 2006 by WPI. She was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2008. She received the Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Research Award at WPI in 2009. She is currently serving on the editorial boards for: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Elsevier Computer Networks, and Springer Wireless Networks. She has served as TPC cochair for the security symposium of several IEEE conferences, including General Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2007, Network Security and Privacy Track at IEEE ICCCN 2009, Security Symposium at IEEE ICC 2010, Security and Localization Track at IEEE PIMRC 2011, and Security Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2012. She is the TPC cochair for SECRYPT 2012 and the mini-conference cochair for IEEE INFOCOM 2013. She serves as TPC member for many leading security and networking conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM WiSec, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE ICNP, ICDCS, ESORICS, and SecureComm.
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Yang Xiang received the PhD degree in computer science from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently with the School of Information Technology, Deakin University. His research interests include network and system security, distributed systems, and networking. In particular, he is currently leading a research group that is developing active defense systems against large-scale distributed network attacks. He is the Chief Investigator of several projects in network and system security, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). He has published more than 100 research papers in many international journals and conferences, such as IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. One of his papers was selected as the featured article in the April 2009 issue of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He has published two books, Software Similarity and Classification (Springer) and Dynamic and Advanced Data Mining for Progressing Technological Development (IGI-Global). He has served as the program/general chair for many international conferences such as ICA3PP 12/11, IEEE/IFIP EUC 11, IEEE TrustCom 11, IEEE HPCC 10/09, IEEE ICPADS 08, and NSS 11/10/09/08/07. He has been a PC member for more than 50 international conferences in distributed systems, networking, and security. He is a member of the IEEE.
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