TBD Seeks Editor-in-Chief for 2020-2022 Term

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The IEEE Computer Society; IEEE Communications Society; IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; IEEE Sensors Council; IEEE Signal Processing Society; IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; IEEE Consumer Electronics Society; IEEE Systems Council; and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society seek applications and nominations for the position of editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD) for a three-year term starting 1 January 2020, renewable for one additional two-year term. By 15 May 2019, prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files) a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication’s future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer.

For more information on the search process and to submit nominations or application materials, please contact Kimberly Sperka (ksperka@computer.org). Additional information about TBD is available at https://www.computer.org/tbd.


Candidates for any editor-in-chief position should possess significant editorial experience and a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication’s field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion. An editor-in-chief must be able to attract respected experts to his or her editorial board. Major responsibilities include:

  • actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from publication staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  • identifying and appointing editorial board members with the concurrence of the TBD Steering Committee;
  • selecting competent manuscript reviewers with the help of editorial board members and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
  • directing editorial board members to seek special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas;
  • providing a clear, broad focus through promotion of personal vision and guidance where appropriate; and
  • resolving conflicts or problems as necessary.

Applicants must be an IEEE Member, Graduate Student Member, Senior Member, or Fellow; should possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community; and must have clear employer support.