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As IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics ( TVCG) continues to grow, we are adding Associate Editors to the Editorial Board to provide expertise and help manage the review process. We also replace retiring Associate Editors each year, since the term of an Associate Editor is two years renewable for a second two year term. Therefore, on behalf of the IEEE Computer Society and TVCG's Editorial Board, I am happy to welcome Associate Editors Marie-Paule Cani, Philip Dutré, Aaron Hertzmann, Valerio Pascucci, Sung Yong Shin, Gabriel Taubin, and Matthew O. Ward. Below are biographical sketches listing their accomplishments and areas of expertise.
We wanted to also let you know of the exciting change you'll see in the next issue of TVCG. For many years, we have had a great relationship with the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) and the IEEE Visualization Conference and IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization where we have published a special issue featuring extended versions of selected papers from IEEE Visualization and the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. This relationship is being expanded to be an issue that contains the entire journal-reviewed conference proceedings of both conferences in one volume. We are doing this as a three year experiment whereby both subscribers and conference attendees will receive the proceedings from the conference as part of a regular issue of TVCG. If our subscribers, editorial board, the IEEE VGTC, and IEEE Computer Society Publications Board consider this a success after three years, I would expect this relationship to continue.
For this issue, the papers will undergo journal-level peer review with the papers receiving an accept, accept pending minor revision, major revision, or reject decision during the first round of reviews. The papers that successfully complete the minor revision and become accepted within the short revision cycle time period, as well as the original accepted papers, will appear in this very large issue of TVCG. The remaining minor revision papers and the major revision papers will enter the normal TVCG peer review process.
This experiment is a response to many requests from our community and will further strengthen our excellent journal in terms of visibility, on-line usage, citations, and journal ranking. We will be seeking your feedback during this process, since community feedback is very important to us. We will start by conducting a reader survey later in the year. Please also feel free to contact me via email or phone with your opinions and suggestions. Visualization is only one aspect of the scope of TVCG and we are increasing our page budget to ensure that we provide timely publication of all areas within our community and to enable special topic issues to support new areas.
David S. Ebert