Guest Editor Proposals for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing Special Issues
TDSC solicits proposals to guest edit special issues

TDSC Special Issue Proposals

Your proposal should contain at least the following sections:

  1. Proposed Title: It should be clear and considered. We recommend the title be no more than five words.
  2. Proposers’ Information: It should include names, affiliations, and contact information (postal address, electronic address, URL, telephone number, and fax number).
  3. Introduction: The proposers need to describe a special theme and how it fits in the larger context of TDSC including its relevance to TDSC readers such as importance, timeliness, target audience, and so on. TDSC will not accept the proposals whose theme does not complement other recent publications in TDSC.
  4. Scope and Research Issues: The proposers should explain the scope and research issues that the proposed special issues will address. The following question should be elaborated on, as well: If other publications have addressed a similar topic, how will this special issue differ? Also, it must include what TDSC readers will learn and whether this information is available elsewhere.
  5. List of Potential Reviewers and Authors: The proposers should form preliminary reviewers. As a refereed publication, all manuscripts submitted to TDSC must be refereed and are not guaranteed acceptance. The majority of manuscripts that finally appear in the issue will likely be the result of the proposers’ solicitation. The proposer should propose an acceptable plan for ensuring enough high-quality submissions. Guest editors (GEs) may not submit articles other than the guest editorial for possible inclusion.
  6. Call for Papers (CFP): Along with your proposal, a specific and clear CFP must be submitted.
  7. Qualifications of the GEs: In addition to technical qualifications, highlight your experience as editors, in TDSC and other publications. Attach a biography of up to two pages for each GE, including a list of the five most relevant publications. Two GEs are preferable for each special issue.