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Call for Nominations for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network

IEEE Network, one of the flagship magazines of the IEEE Communications Society, is currently searching for an Editor-in-Chief (EiC) to lead this magazine. IEEE Network provides a venue for highlighting and discussing major computer communications and networking issues and developments. The articles are intended to be surveys or tutorials, slanted toward the practical, and comprehensible to non-specialists as well as practitioners.

Eligibility and qualification: The Editor-in-Chief should be an internationally recognized leader in the networking community and have a broad perspective on computer communications, networking, computing and related services. The candidate must have commendable editorial experience and diversified technical expertise, have the vision to lead an editorial team to identify hot and important topics and attract high quality articles in networking research and engineering practices. Since the magazine relies on special issues, the candidate should be able to assemble a high quality guest editorial team for each topic, work closely with them, and shepherd them through the entire process from the call for papers to submission of the final production files, ensuring conformance to IEEE publication guidelines.  Finally, the candidate must have a broad vision for the magazine concerning how to improve submissions, the quality of the review process, and the editorial decision-making process, and thus elevate the stature of the magazine.

Selection process: A Search Committee chaired by the Director of Magazines will carefully evaluate all candidates and select the best suitable candidate.

Term of the EiC: The Editor-in-Chief position is for a two-year term and is renewable for up to one additional year. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must be a member of the IEEE Communications Society. The confirmed EiC will be expected to work with the incumbent EiC immediately and make the transition at the end of June 2020, with the expectation that the incumbent EiC will continue to provide consultation to the new EiC.

Application: The deadline for nominations and applications is midnight November 10, 2019 Eastern Standard Time. Review of applications by the Search Committee will commence immediately after the deadline. Nominations/applications should include the following items in electronic format (pdf):

  • Nomination/application letter.
  • Candidate statement of their vision on how to improve the intellectual quality, scientific impact, and visibility of the magazine.
  • Brief description of the candidate’s editorial expertise and technical expertise.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.

For full consideration please send all information to the Search Committee (in one file) at fang@ece.ufl.edu. Further questions may be directed to Michael Fang, Director of Magazines, IEEE Communications Society.

Call for Nominations for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN)

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN) for a two–year term starting on August 1, 2020. TGCN is a relatively new journal that was launched in 2015 as a Special Issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). The Editor-in-Chief is expected to play a major role in its development as a flagship journal in the Communications and Networking area.

Official Scope
TGCN is committed to timely publishing of high-quality manuscripts that advance the state-of-the-art of “green” communications and networks, including wireline, optical, and wireless communications and networks. Green communications and networking in this context means sustainable, energy-efficient, energy-aware, and environmentally aware communications and networking. The Journal will promote innovations, new technologies, concepts, and principles that will underpin a sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) eco-system. One of the objectives of the journal is to be the prime reference on the sustainable growth of the wireless infrastructure.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: green wireline, optical, and wireless communications and networks; network and physical layer design, strategies, algorithms, protocols, and scheduling that consider environmental factors; energy-efficient and  energy-aware heterogeneous networks, self-organized, and low-power sensor networks; energy efficiency in machine-to-machine communications, cooperative communications, and  smart grid networks;  energy harvesting, storage, and recycling for network cross-layer optimization; environmentally-aware designs of communications and networking devices and systems; and communications and networking for environmental protection monitoring.

Nominee
The nominee must be a member in good standing of the IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing Society or Vehicular Technology Society, and an acknowledged leader in the field of Green Communications and Networking. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward. He/she shall agree to assume the roles and responsibilities of the EiC and realize that there will be no remuneration for service to the Journal.

The duties include interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board, ensuring that the journal follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal. It is anticipated that special sections and issues will form an integral part of the journal in this formative stage; thus, the establishment of editorial teams to manage such special sections and issues is also of importance.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the TGCN Steering Committee, ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a member of the ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in Communications Society Publications Council meetings and organize TGCN Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC in the Spring and IEEE Globecom in the Fall. The terms of service will be from 16/08/2020 to 15/08/2022 and be renewable for up to two additional years.

Please submit nominations by 31 December, 2019 to: Ekram Hossain, Chair of TGCN Steering Committee, via email to Ekram.Hossain@umanitoba.edu and CCing Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email robert.schober@fau.de.

Nominations must include:

  1. Name of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are acceptable).
  2. A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page; with a discussion of research activities that are directly aligned with the scope of the journal.
  3. A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4. Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labelling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Selection Process
The steering committee will accept nominations for the EiC position until 31 December 2019. Based on a holistic evaluation of all EIC candidates, a ranked short list will be generated. This list of nominees shall be sent to the IEEE Communications Society’s President, who will make the appointment in consultation with the IEEE Communications Society’s VP-Publications, and the President and VP-Publications of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine

IEEE Communications Standards Magazine is jointly co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. It is administrated by the CommStandards Steering Committee, whose current members are: Andrzej Jajszczyk, Alex Gelman, Osman Gebizlioglu, James Irvine, Steve Gorshe (Chair) and Michael Fang (Director of Magazines, non-voting member). 

Communications Standards has been in publication since 2016, after having been incubated as a supplement within IEEE Communications Magazine. 

The CommStandards Steering Committee invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Communications Standards Magazine for a two–year term starting on 2 September 2019. The selected candidate is expected to assume the roles and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief including the selection of associate editors, governance of the entire editorial board, and ensuring that the standards of the magazine are sustained. The period of service will be two years, renewable for one additional one-year term.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for appointing Editorial Board members, setting goals, updating topical areas, overseeing the review process, handling appeals, and handling cases of plagiarism among other topics.

Eligibility: Must have both substantial experience in communications standards and a strong record in IEEE publications editor role(s). It is expected that the candidate will be a member of IEEE Communications Society. The ideal candidate is well respected in the field, is known for ethics and integrity, and has demonstrated management skills.

Selection Process: The steering committee will accept nominations for the EIC position until 15 June 2019. Based on a holistic evaluation of all EIC candidates, a ranked short list will be generated, and the final selected candidate will be passed to the ComSoc Publication Council for approval and then to the ComSoc President in consultation with VTS President to make the appointment. 

Nomination/Application Process: Please email Steve Gorshe a letter of interest including qualifications (and CV) of the candidate, a list of editorial experiences and the candidate statement for the EiC position. Self-nomination is allowed. If you have any question or concern for the nomination process, please contact any member of the CommStandards Steering Committee from the website.

Thank you for your attention
CommStandards Steering Committee

Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the new journal IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (OJCS) for a two–year term starting on 1 October 2019. The term of service can be renewable for up to additional two years.

OJCS is the new Plan-S-compliant Gold Open Access Journal of IEEE ComSoc and will start operation in Fall 2019. OJCS will offer a rapid review cycle for high quality articles covering all aspects of communications and networking.

Nominee
The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive IEEE editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for establishing the new journal and moving it forward.

The duties include setting up the new journal, establishing an Editorial Board, interacting with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Editors and  Area Editors, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the IEEE ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in IEEE ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom.

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2019 to:
Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email robert.schober@fau.de

Nominations should include:

  1. Names of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2. A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page.
  3. A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4. Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the new journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM) for a two–year term starting on 1 January 2020. The term is renewable for an additional two years.

TCOM publishes high-quality papers reporting theoretical and experimental advances in the general area of communications. TCOM is committed to provide a timely and rigorous peer-review process for all submitted papers. 
TCOM has a broad scope spanning several areas including  communication theory, wireless communications, wired communications, and optical communications. Papers on cross-layer design and communication networks are also welcome as long as the reported results are based on a realistic model for the physical layer.

Nominee
The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive IEEE editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.

The duties include the interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Editors and  Area Editors , ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 01/01/20 to 12/31/2021 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2019 to:
Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email robert.schober@fau.de

Nominations must include:

  1. Names of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2. A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page.
  3. A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4. Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communication Letters

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal IEEE Communication Letters for a two–year term starting on 1 January 2020. The term is renewable for an additional two years.

The IEEE Communications Letters publishes short papers in a rapid publication cycle on advances in the state-of-the-art of communication over different media and channels including wire, underground, waveguide, optical fiber, and storage channels. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, and analyses) and practical contributions (including system experiments and prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. This journal focuses on the physical layer and the link layer of communication systems.

Nominee
The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.

The duties include the interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 01/01/20 to 12/31/2021 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2019 to:
Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email robert.schober@fau.de

Nominations must include:

  1. Name of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2. A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page.
  3. A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4. Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Call For Nominations: CSIM Best Papers Awards

The Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM) Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society invites you to nominate or self-nominate papers for the 2019 CSIM Best Paper Awards. The nomination deadline is 3 March 2019.
In particular CSIM will offer two awards, Best Journal Paper Award and Best Conference Paper Award

Eligibility
The paper must appear in print in a peer-reviewed journal or a peer-reviewed conference proceedings (other than in the ICC and Globecom CQRM symposiums) in 2018, i.e., from 1January 2018 to 31 December 2018, and AT LEAST one of the co-authors must be a CSIM TC member (please see here how to become a member:  http://csim.committees.comsoc.org/subscribe/).

The specific technical content of the nominated paper is expected to have a clear connection to the general theme of communication systems integration and modeling. The nominated paper needs to show originality and substantial technological impact or potential technological impact on both the theory and the practice of network and communication systems integration and modeling. Please refer to the CSIMTC website for more information about the covered topics: http://csim.committees.comsoc.org/

If awarded, all the co-authors will each receive a plaque. 
The awards will be delivered during the CSIM meeting in ICC 2019 in Shanghai and one of the authors will be invited to give a talk.  

Submission due by 3 March 2019

Please email your nomination to:
Fabrizio Granelli
Christos Verikoukis

To learn more about the IEEE Communications Society committees, visit the Technical Communities site (http://www.comsoc.org/committees/technical-committee), and the CSIM TC site (http://csim.committees.comsoc.org/).

Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL)

Wireless Communications Abstract

The IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) was launched in 2012 and is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. IEEE WCL publishes timely, high-quality papers in the general field of wireless communications. The journal has a high impact factor (IF 3.096) and a fast submission-to-publication time and aims at attracting the top manuscripts in the field.

We hereby issue a call for nominations (self-nomination is permitted) for a new Editor-in-Chief for IEEE WCL. The EiC is appointed for a 2-year term, once-renewable for another 2 years. The new EiC will be appointed by 30 June 2019 and will take over full EiC responsibilities effective on 1 January  2020. The EiC is expected to continue the excellent leadership demonstrated by the current EiC, and to continue to develop the journal as a premier venue for dissemination of wireless communications research.

Requested Material for Nominations:

  • a brief IEEE-style biography (up to 200 words), including a listing of the candidate’s editorial experience;
  • a complete CV and list of publications of the candidate;
  • a brief statement from the nominator(s);
  • optionally, a statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal (for self-nomination, the statement of interest should be required or as part of the self-nomination statement).

Deadline: 15 March 2019.

Submit your nominations to: Prof. Dong In Kim, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters steering committee chair, via email.

iCON 2018 Award Winner: IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC)

iCON 2018 Award Winner WCNC

At Convene 2018, IEEE ComSoc had the pleasure of receiving the annual IEEE MCE iCON Award. This honor celebrates an event that has demonstrated excellence in innovation, content curation, community building, and financial stability and growth.

The winner of the iCON 2018 Award was the 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC). IEEE WCNC is the world premier wireless event to exchange ideas and information on the advancement of wireless communications and networking technology. The award was accepted by co-chairs Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University and Katie Wilson of Santa Clara University, whose outstanding leadership drove results for and led advancement for the conference’s long-term goals.

IEEE WCNC was recognized for their mission to incorporate diversity, the latest technologies, and both industrial and academic forums. Through their efforts, IEEE WCNC almost doubled their attendance, grew their exhibits from 7 to 31, and exceeded their budgeted surplus by $70,000. Led by an organizing committee that was 42% female, including two female co-chairs, this event is exemplary of how future events can grow, evolve, and be representative of today’s technology industry.

IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) Journal Seeks New Editor-in-Chief

Nano Background

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) for a two–year term starting on October 1, 2018.

IEEE TMBMC is a new journal that was launched in 2015, and the Editor-in-Chief is expected to play a major role in its further development.

Official scope:

IEEE TMBMC is devoted to the principles, design, and analysis of communication systems that use physics beyond classical electromagnetism, including but not limited to molecular, quantum, chemical and biological techniques, as well as new communication techniques across multiple scales (e.g. nano to micro to macro). Original research articles on one or more of the following topics are within scope: mathematical modeling, information/communication and network theoretic analysis, standardization and industrial applications, and analytical or experimental studies on communication processes or networks in biology. As the boundaries between communication, sensing, and control are blurred in these novel signaling systems, research contributions in a variety of areas are invited. Contributions on related topics may also be considered for publication, and researchers outside the IEEE’s typical audience are strongly encouraged to participate, since communication is a fundamental part of any multi-element system, human-engineered or natural.

Nominee:

The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.

The duties include the interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal. It is anticipated that special issues will form an integral part of the journal in this formative stage; thus, the fostering of editorial teams to manage such special issues is also of importance.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the IEEE ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the IEEE ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in IEEE ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize IEEE TMBMC Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC in the Spring and IEEE GLOBECOM in the Fall. The terms of service will be from 10/1/2018 to 09/30/2020 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by July 15, 2018 to:

Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc

Nominations must include:

  1.  Name of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2.  A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page; with a discussion of research activities that are directly aligned with the scope of the journal.
  3.  A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4.  Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf filewith the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Mustafa Prize Awarded to IEEE ComSoc Member, Erol Gelenbe

Mustafa Prize Winner Erol Gelenbe

Professor Erol Gelenbe, an IEEE Fellow and ComSoc member, was awarded the 2017 Mustafa Prize in Information and Communication Sciences and Technology for his pioneering research on “Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems.” Prof. Gelenbe invented the random neural network and the eponymous G-networks or Gelenbe Networks as a model for queueing systems.

In a prize ceremony held on 3 December 2017 at Vahdat Hall, the Opera House in Tehran, Prof. Gelenbe received a US$500,000 prize, a certificate, and a special medal.

This is only the second time that the Mustafa Prize was awarded. It was first awarded in 2015 to Taiwanese-Singaporean Jackie Ying and Jordanian-American Omar Yaghi.