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Editor’s Note

David A. Bader Ç

WELCOME to this year’s first issue of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). I’m privileged to serveour community this past year as the editor-in-chief of TPDS and look forward to continuing my service to our growing community. Thank you to Prof. Manish Parashar from Rutgers University for his service role as the associate editor-inchief of TPDS, and all of our associate editors. TPDS continues to be one of the healthiest IEEE Transactions. In the past 12 months, we’ve received 1,040 submissions, and reduced the time from submission to first decision from 75 days (as of

January 2014) to 65 days on average now (as of October 2014). Our acceptance rate for the past 12 months is 30.2 percent based upon our peer-review process and reflects a rigorous process for evaluating the top-tier research contributions in this area. TPDS is among the first IEEE Transactions to adopt the OnlinePlus publication model, and the abstract booklet and disk is distributed on a quarterly basis to subscribers.

My goals as EIC are to increase the visibility and relevance of TPDS. IEEE is a hallmark of quality for technical publication. The value TPDS brings to the international community is in its collection of the highest quality research that is relevant to academia, industry, and laboratories. The topics covered by the leading research in the community change over time as technology rapidly changes in the parallel and distributed systems area, and the TPDS scope should be updated to reflect these areas of interest and “hot topics” in the subfields of parallel and distributed systems. During the first half of 2014, I worked with the community and the Computer Society to update and revise the Transaction’s scope. The revised scope, approved in June 2014, brings these Transactions into better alignment with the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship conferences in these areas. Several new areas are highlighted, including exascale computing and big data.

Thank you to all of the authors who have submitted their manuscripts to TPDS, and to all of the peer reviewers for thorough evaluations of these works.

I hope you will continue to submit your best papers to TPDS!

David A. Bader, IEEE Fellow


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