IEEE Computer Society Publications Seek Applications for 2021 Editors in Chief

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 15 October 2019 – The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), known for producing trusted content for computer science and engineering, seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief (EIC) for several of its leading publications, terms starting 1 January 2021.

The deadline for application submissions is 2 March 2020. The deadline for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics has been extended to 07 October 2020.

For information on the search process and to submit application materials for the following titles, please email the respective staff contact listed below:


  • Computing in Science & Engineering (three-year term, renewable for two years): Carrie Clark,
  • IEEE Security & Privacy (three-year term, renewable for two years): Kim Sperka,


  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (three-year term, renewable for three years): Kim Sperka,
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (three-year term, renewable for two years): Carrie Clark,
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (two-year term, renewable for two years): Kim Sperka,

Candidates for any Computer Society EIC 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 EIC 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 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.

For application submissions, prospective candidates are asked to provide a PDF file containing:

  1. A letter of institutional/employer support for this editorship, should the position be offered.
  2. A plan or vision statement that details the prospective course of action that the applicant projects to take with respect to the publication. This plan shall include:
    • the applicant’s perspective of the publication including challenges and opportunities,
    • the tasks of the EIC to meet the challenges and to exploit the opportunities,
    • the objective milestones associated with the intermediate and final accomplishment of these tasks,
    • the projected schedules for the accomplishment of these milestones,
    • the projected organization which will accomplish these tasks, and
    • the funding requirements to accomplish these tasks, if any.
  3. A complete curriculum vitae, including publications and editorial experience.


Other IEEE CS publications have EICs who are currently standing for reappointment to a second term. The IEEE CS Publications Board invites comments upon the tenures of the individual editors. Please send comments to the staff contacts listed below by 1 November 2019.

EICs standing for reappointment to terms in 2021–2022 are:


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