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Call for Nominations: Editor-In-Chief, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems

28 Feb 2018

Call for Nominations
ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems

The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. TSAS was established in 2015 and has been experiencing steady growth.

Nominations, including self nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TSAS EiC, beginning on April 1, 2018. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) of ACM journals are delegated full responsibility for the editorial management of the journal consistent with the journal's charter and general ACM policies. The Board relies on EiCs to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality and that the editorial review process is both timely and fair. The EiC has the final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of responsibilities is found in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions. Additional information can be found in the following documents:

Nominations should include the nominee's vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate's vision for the future development of TSAS, along with describing any initiatives that the candidate would undertake to improve the journal's operation or adjust its technical direction. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 15, 2018, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Mohamed Mokbel.

The search committee members are:

  • Mohamed Mokbel (QCRI, Qatar), Chair
  • Rao Kotagiri (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • John Krumm (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Maria Luisa Damiani (University of Milan, Italy)
  • Shawn Newsam (UC Merced, USA)
  • Chris Hankin (Imperial College London, UK), ACM Publications Board Liaison