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Published: 28 Sep 2023


IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) invites applications/nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for a two–year term starting on 1 July 2024. The term is renewable for two additional years.

IEEE ToN is jointly sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), IEEE Computer Society (Computer), and ACM. It publishes high-quality, original research results derived from theoretical or experimental exploration of the area of communication/computer networking. This covers all types of information that would be transported over the network (wired or wireless). The journal welcomes theoretical as well as applied contributions reporting on novel experiences and experiments with actual networking systems.

Eligibility and Qualification:

The candidate should be a leader internationally recognized in the networking community and have a broad perspective on wired/wireless networking. 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 wired/wireless networking research and engineering practices. The candidate should have enough flexible time committed to handling papers timely, be able to assemble a responsive editorial team, work closely with them, and shepherd them for timely and high-quality reviews, ensuring conformance to the IEEE publication policy and guidelines. Moreover, the candidate should work closely with the Steering Committee on matters related to journal management and development, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) when requested, executing the policies established by the Editorial Board, and maintaining the intellectual integrity, technical rigor, and timely operation of the journal. Finally, the candidate must have a broad vision for the journal on how to improve the submissions, the quality of the review process, and the editorial decision-making process, and thus elevate the stature of this journal.

Selection Process:

The steering committee of this journal will carefully evaluate all candidates and select the best suitable candidate. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or political affiliation. The appointment of the final candidate as the EiC will be approved by the responsible leaders of three sponsoring parties.


Applications/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, also including name(s) and contact information of EiCs who have worked with the candidate.
  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.

The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

Please submit nominations by 15 November 2023 via email to:

Further questions may be directed to Michael Fang, Chair of the Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Networking (ToN).