ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems or ACM TECS has been around for over a decade now, and it has grown under the leadership of Prof. Marilyn C. Wolf and Prof. Jörg Henkel to become an important journal for the publication of recent research work on embedded computing. From December 1st, 2013, I start my 3 year tenure as the new editor-in-chief to shepherd the journal to further excellence, and prominence. As the new EiC, my first job is to reduce the backlog of articles waiting to be published. In the last few years, the ACM publication board has approved increasing number of pages for this journal, and also approved a few on-line only issues to clear backlog. At this moment, there are 108 papers accepted that need to be published, and there are 10 special issues under review, which would generate more papers waiting for publication. My goal is to ensure that all these papers be published within the next few months, and I am working with the ACM publication board, ACM publications office, and the production vendors to ensure that this happens as soon as possible. Once the backlog has been cleared, my goal is to enhance the scope and reach of this journal to embrace all the different fields of research where embedded computing has become essential. Even a decade ago, embedded computing essentially meant design methodologies, and design tools for embedding computing within a physical environment. ...Read full message from EiC.
Sandeep K. Shukla