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UbiCC 2009 : Call for Editor - Applicants Sought for Editor of the UbiCC Journal


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Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2008
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Call For Papers

Applicants Sought for Editor of the UbiCC Journal

Deadline: October 31, 2008 or until Editor is named

Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal seeks applicants for the position of editor or co-editors of the UbiCC Journa. The official term is for a minimum of three years, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional three years.

Scope of UbiCC Journal: UBICC JOURNAL is published Bi-Monthly by the UbiCC Press, a not-for-profit publisher. The UbiCC Journal is the oldest Ubiquitous Computing journal in the country. Founded in 2006 by Usman Tariq, it was edited in its early years by Kevin Curran, Ibrahim Develi, Thanos Vasilakos, Shafique Ahmad Chaudhry, A.M. Abbas, and Jasvir Singh. UBICC JOURNAL has published some of the most innovative and formative papers in the history of Ubiquitous Computing. UBICC JOURNAL explores the basic science of the mind, publishing reports of original research in experimental computing, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses.

Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the position of editor or co-editors: an established record of scholarship in the field of ubiquitous computing; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; and the ability to attract respected experts to his or her editorial advisory board.

Major responsibilities of the future editor or co-editors of UBICC JOURNAL include

* managing the peer review of approximately 70 to 80 manuscripts per year,
* soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors, and (with the help of the UbiCC press staff) assisting these authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication,
* deciding which manuscripts to publish,
* selecting a sufficient pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion,
* identifying and appointing qualified members to the editorial advisory board,
* providing a clear vision for the direction of the Journal.

Applicants should have recognized expertise in the field, possess editorial experience, and be able to lead an active editorial board in working effectively with publishing professionals. Applicants must have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support.

Search procedure: Applicants will be reviewed by the Search Committee immediately after the deadline submission date.

The application packet should include:

* A Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for the content of the Journal. This may include an assessment of the current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps that you plan to address and how you will operationalize your plan.

* Editor/Co-Editor Background Information: The name, affiliation, and other relevant information about the potential editor and, if applicable, co-editors. Describe the qualifications of each person that supports their inclusion. Evidence of the ability and experience of the editor and editorial team to provide sound judgment and guidance to potential authors. Please include a vita or resume for each proposed editor and/or co-editor. Vitae are not included in the five-page limit, and no standard form is required. Provide a clear description of the structure of the editorial office and responsibilities, as you envision them at this point.

* Institutional Support: It is important for candidates to consider and address the feasibility of serving as editor in light of the resources likely to be available to the editor candidate. The UbiCC does not pay for office space or release time, but can provide basic financial support for office resources as necessary to Journal editors. This support may include funds for clerical assistance, office supplies, postage, and telephone beyond what will be provided by the editor's home institution. Since the support offered by different institutions varies widely, you are encouraged to contact the Executive Office of your University as necessary in order to ensure the feasibility of your application.

Application packets (as described above) should be sent to:

David James
Journals Manager
UbiCC Press
Ph: +1-347-4149239
david --- at ---

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