The inaugural issue of CIM was published in February 2006 as the official magazine of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). Gary G. Yen worked hard for CIM as the founding Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2009 until Kay Chen Tan assumed the reins in 2010. Hisao Ishibuchi took over these duties in 2014, and his term is completing in 2019. Through their dedicated effort, and with generous support from the members of CIS, the magazine has become one of the most successful and influential periodical publications in the field of computational intelligence. Its impact, along with its Impact Factor, has grown steadily over the years. Thanks to the hard work of the EiCs, this technical and societal material is packaged in a classy format, a proud addition to the CIS publication portfolio.
Because Hisao’s term is ending, a new Editor-in-Chief must be appointed to assume leadership in 2020. The IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee to seek suitable candidates to serve as the next EiC of CIM. The Search Committee solicits nominations/applications for this position. Nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with a separate description (max 300 words/topic) on each of the following items:
- Vision Statement
- Understanding of the differences between EiC duties of a magazine and journal
- Challenges, if any, faced by the publication, and a plan to deal with them
- Editorial Experience
- Summary of publishing experience in IEEE magazines/journals
- IEEE Volunteer Experience
- Institutional Support
- Current service and administrative commitments
- Networking with the Community
- Statement of why the candidate considers himself/herself fit for this position?
Address any questions, and send the nomination/application package as a single PDF file through email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26, 2019.
Jim Keller, Chair of the Search Committee
Kay Chen Tan