At the beginning of last year, the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) had a sizable backlog of accepted papers. I am pleased to inform our readers that we have received approval from the IEEE Computer Society for an additional 368 pages this year. This represents a 35 percent increase from the regular page budget of 1,048 pages. The page increase will clear out most of the backlog by the end of the year.
It is my great pleasure to introduce two new members of the Editorial Board of TKDE: Professor Padhraic Smyth and Professor Kyu-Young Whang. They are internationally known and highly regarded for their work on knowledge and data engineering. We are very fortunate to have their services for the journal.
At the same time, I would also like to thank the four retiring TKDE editors who have dedicated their time to manage papers over the past few years: Professor Ming-Syan Chen, Professor Christian Jensen, Professor Niki Pissinou, and Professor David Taylor.
Philip S. Yu