IEEE Letters of the Computer Society

New in 2018

The IEEE Computer Society is pleased to announce the 2018 launch of a new title, IEEE Letters of the Computer Society. For questions regarding submissions, please contact

Editor-in-Chief Announcement

Congratulations to Darrell Long, a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz who holds the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair of Storage Systems Research and is Director of the Storage Systems Research Center, who has been named the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of LOCS starting in 2018.

Scope Statement

IEEE Letters of the Computer Society (LOCS) is a rigorously peer-reviewed forum for rapid publication of brief articles describing high-impact results in all areas of interest to the IEEE Computer Society.

Additional Information

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • software engineering and design;
  • information technology;
  • software for IoT, embedded, and cyberphysical systems;
  • cybersecurity and secure computing;
  • autonomous systems;
  • machine intelligence;
  • parallel and distributed software and algorithms;
  • programming environments and languages;
  • computer graphics and visualization;
  • services computing;
  • databases and data-intensive computing;
  • cloud computing and enterprise systems;
  • hardware and software test technology.


Editorial Board


Darrell Long, University of California, Santa Cruz

Associate Editors

Dirk Duellmann, CERN

Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Gary Grider - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Kanchi Gopinath - Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

James Hughes, University of California, Santa Cruz

Katia Obraczka - University of California, Santa Cruz

Thomas Johannes Emil Schwarz - Marquette University

Marc Shapiro - Sorbonne-Université–LIP6 & Inria

Kwang Mong Sim - Shenzhen University

Web Editor

Yulai Xie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Submitting a Paper to LOCS

To submit your paper, please use ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Detailed information on submitting your paper to LOCS can be found on the "Authors" tab of the IEEE Computer Society Journal Peer Review page.

The following templates are provided to assist you with formatting your submission; however, the final layout for LOCS papers will appear in a more condensed format. Full specifications on the IEEE Computer Society style can be found in our Style Guide.

Submitted letters must be four pages or fewer, including all figures, tables, and references. Submissions exceeding this length will be returned without review. Pages in excess of these limits after final layout of the accepted manuscript is complete are subject to Mandatory Overlength Page Charges (MOPC). Papers should use IEEE transactions two-column format in 9-point font.

NEW MOPC POLICY: For new submissions effective 15 May 2018, the fee to publish pages in excess of the regular paper limit of four pages will change from $200/page to $220/page.

General Call for Papers

LOCS Call-for-Papers Flyer (PDF)

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