My term as the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) ended on 31 December 2007. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals who have contributed to the success of TMC. First, I would like to thank all of the Associate Editors who have served on the editorial board of TMC. We could not have maintained the high standards of the journal and the timeliness of the review process without their conscientious work. My thanks to Jennifer Carruth, whose help as the Transactions Assistant has been invaluable. Her contributions to TMC have helped us in maintaining a relatively short submission-to-decision time for the submitted manuscripts, and also in making the review process a positive experience for the authors. The TMC Steering Committee, chaired by Rajesh Gupta, offered useful advice throughout my tenure as EIC. Their guidance has been important in setting editorial policies for the journal. Many IEEE Computer Society staff members were also of significant assistance during my tenure. In particular, I would like to thank Alicia Stickley, Suzanne Wagner, Kimberly Sperka, and Angela Burgess for their support. Last but not least, my thanks to all of the authors who submitted their manuscripts to TMC and all of the reviewers without whose help we could not maintain the high quality of TMC.
Since its inception in 2002, with Tom La Porta as the first EIC, TMC has grown significantly. TMC was published quarterly in 2002 and has been published monthly since 2006. Along with the increasing reputation of TMC, the number of submissions has also increased significantly. Despite the increase in volume, we have been able to maintain high quality due to the hard work of our editors and reviewers. I believe that TMC has now established itself as a leading journal in the area of mobile computing and wireless networking.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mani B. Srivastava as the new EIC of TMC. Mani has previously served in leadership roles for other publications, and also on the TMC Editorial Board. I have no doubt that TMC will continue to grow under his leadership. I trust that our readers and authors will continue supporting TMC over the years to come.
Nitin H. Vaidya