[hpc-announce] State of the Journal | IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems Newsletter

Ivan Rodero irodero at rutgers.edu
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State of the Journal
TPDS continues to be one of the healthiest IEEE Transactions. A total of 987 submissions (666 original) were received in 2019. Over 606 submissions were received in 2019. Submissions are processed efficiently, while maintaining a rigorous evaluation process for excellent research of the highest quality. Learn more<https://www.computer.org/digital-library/journals/td/tpds-highlights-and-updates> about the journal as well as the activities and initiatives listed below.
                                                      Sincerely, TPDS EIC, Manish Parashar
Reproducibility Initiative
Reproducibility is at the core of solid scientific and technical research. The ability to repeat the research that is produced is a key approach for confirming the validity of a new scientific discovery. The TPDS Reproducibility Initiative currently focuses on reproducible research through transparency and the availability and potential reuse of code and data. Authors who have published in TPDS can make their published article more reproducible and earn a reproducibility badge by submitting their associated code for post-publication peer review. Learn more<https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/td/write-for-us/104303?title=Reproducibility%20Initiative&periodical=IEEE%20Transactions%20on%20Parallel%20%26%20Distributed%20Systems>.
Call for Supplemental Papers Evaluating Reproducibility
The TPDS reproducibility initiative invites authors willing to submit supplemental papers that present their experiences in replicating published results using the artifacts and/or evaluations or experiences with published artifacts. These supplemental paper submissions will be reviewed, and if accepted, they will be linked to the original publication and will be citable. Learn more<https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/td/write-for-us/104303?title=Reproducibility%20Initiative&periodical=IEEE%20Transactions%20on%20Parallel%20%26%20Distributed%20Systems>.
TPDS Awards for Editorial Excellence
IEEE TPDS Awards for Editorial Excellence, established on 2019, recognizes exceptional contributions by members of the TPDS Editorial Board. The award is awarded based on factors such as the number of papers handled in the past year, turnaround time, and review quality.

The winners of the 2020 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence:

  *   Shuibing He, Zhejiang University, China
  *   Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Virginia Tech., USA
  *   Yun Yang, Swinburne University, Australia
  *   Weikuan Yu, Florida State University, USA
  *   Jidong Zhai, Tsinghua University, China
  *   Jianfeng Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

The winners of the inaugural 2019 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence:

  *   Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  *   Anne Benoit, LIP, ENS Lyon, France
  *   Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  *   Bingsheng He, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  *   Radu Prodan, Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Special Sections
We are seeing rapid and often dramatic changes in the research and technology landscapes in our field, and TPDS needs to respond to this dynamic and rapidly evolving publication landscape. Learn more<https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/td/write-for-us/104310?title=Special%20Sections&periodical=IEEE%20Transactions%20on%20Parallel%20%26%20Distributed%20Systems>. Upcoming special sections include:

  *   Parallel and Distributed Computing Techniques for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. (Submissions now open. Deadline 1 July.)<https://www.computer.org/digital-library/journals/td/call-for-papers-special-section-on-parallel-and-distributed-computing-techniques-for-ai-ml-and-dl>
  *   Parallel and Distributed Computing and Post-Moore Technologies
  *   Parallel and Distributed Computing Techniques for Carbon-Neutral Computing

We welcome your suggestions for other possible focus areas. Each special section will have a call for papers, and the expected time from paper submission to online publication is six months.

TPDS Review Board

The TPDS Review Board will complement its "Editorial Board" in performing timely and high-quality reviewing for the international research community. Its mission is to achieve the following:

  1.  provide a pool of high-quality reviewers for TPDS;
  2.  support the development of the next generation of leaders for TPDS; and
  3.  recognize the contribution of high-quality reviewing to TPDS.

This global pandemic is a unique challenge that has impacted many members of the IEEE CS family. These are difficult times, but we will get through them by working together. Thank you for your support of our shared mission to advance technology for humanity.

Ivan Rodero, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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