IEEE Computer Society Publications Seek Editors in Chief for 2019–2021 Terms, Deadlines Extended

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 March 2018 — The IEEE Computer Society seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief, serving three-year terms starting 1 January 2019.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide a PDF file containing a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication’s future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer. The deadline is 1 March 2018 — please note specific deadline extensions indicated below.

For more information on the search process and to submit application materials for the following titles, please contact:


The application deadline has been extended to 30 March 2018 for Internet ComputingComputer, Micro, and Software magazines.


  • Jennifer Carruth,, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing — extended deadline is 30 April 2018
  • Kim Sperka,, IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics — extended deadline is 30 March 2018
  • Kim Sperka,, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (two years, renewable for two years)  — extended deadline is 30 April 2018

Candidates for any Computer Society editor in chief position should possess 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 Publications Board;
  • 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 should possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community, and must have clear employer support.

Other IEEE Computer Society publications have editors in chief who are currently standing for reappointment to a second two-year term. The IEEE Computer Society Publications Board invites comments upon the tenures of the individual editors.

Editors in chief standing for reappointment to terms in 2019–2020 are:

  • Aidong Zhang, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Dapeng Oliver Wu, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
  • Albert Y. Zomaya, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing

Please send comments to Jennifer Carruth.