IEEE Computer Society Publications Seek Applications for 2022 Editors in Chief

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 15 October 2020 – The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), known for producing trusted content in computer science and engineering, seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief (EIC) for several of its leading publications. EIC terms begin 1 January 2022 and are for three years, renewable for two years.

The application deadline is 1 March 2021. 

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


IEEE Intelligent Systems: Carrie Clark,


IEEE Computer Architecture Letters: Kim Sperka,

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering: Christine Anthony,

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: Carrie Clark,

IEEE Transactions on Services Computing: Kim Sperka,

Candidates for any IEEE CS EIC position should possess a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the 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 a diverse group of talented and 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 a diverse pool of qualified and engaged 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.

The IEEE CS is firmly committed to diverse and inclusive teams, boards, and committees across all of our sponsored activities, and we are seeking leaders who will champion these values. We seek editor in chief applicants who are IEEE members; who possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community; who embrace and encourage equity, diversity, and inclusion in their communities; and who 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 that 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.

EICs standing for reappointment to terms in 2022-2023 are:

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