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I would like to thank the associate editors who have completed their term during 2012, Yixin Chen, Juergen Dix, Martin Ester, Sergio Greco, Eamonn Keogh, Vipin Kumar, Jianzhong Li, Qing Li, Yannis Papakonstantinou, V.S. Subrahmanian, Zhi-Hua Zhou, and Xingquan (Hill) Zhu, and I would like to formally welcome the associate editors who have joined the editorial board in 2012, Ashraf Aboulnaga, Divyakant Agrawal, Christian Böhm, Panos K. Chrysanthis, Bart Goethals, Xiaofei He, Gerome Miklau, Evaggelia Pitoura, Heng Tao Shen, Yufei Tao, Vincent Shin-Mu Tseng, and Ge Yu. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering ( TKDE) can only be as good as the editors and authors want it to be. I would like to thank the editors for their time and commitment in handling the review process, and the reviewers, authors, and readers for supporting the journal. I would also like to thank Pilar Hawthorne, Kathleen Henry, Andy Morton, and many others at the IEEE Computer Society Publications Office for their assistance and help for the last four years.
TKDE has improved over the years in terms of the quality of papers, turn around time, and the focus of the journal. The acceptance rate of papers remains around 17% and the turn around time is about 60 days. We continue to have the best papers of IEEE ICDE as a special issue of TKDE. I am thankful to the steering committee of ICDE for having such a working relationship and their support.
Jian Pei, who has been the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the past two years, will be taking over my role in January 2013. I am confident that he will continue to improve the quality of papers, improve the turn around time, and enhance the editoral board. I hope you will continue to support the journal.
Once again, I would like to thank all the associate editors, guest editors, reviewers, and authors for their hard work, understanding, and support in the past four years. Thanks very much.
Beng Chin Ooi