ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) is seeking a new Editor-In-Chief

Call for Nominations

ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)

The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TOCS EiC, beginning on November 1, 2018. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

The EiC is responsible for maintaining the highest editorial quality, for setting technical direction of the papers published in TOCS, and for maintaining a reasonable pipeline of articles for publication. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. The EiC is expected to adhere to the commitments expressed in the policy on Roles and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing. For more information about the role of the EiC, see ACM’s Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.

Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate’s vision for the future development of TOCS. The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 August 2018, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Shan Lu (

The search committee members are:

  • Shan Lu (University of Chicago), Chair
  • Marcos K. Aguilera (VMware Research Group)
  • Angela Demke Brown (University of Toronto)
  • Peter M. Chen (University of Michigan)
  • Gernot Heiser (UNSW Sydney and Data61 CSIRO)
  • James Larus (EPFL)
  • Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs-Research), ACM Publications Board Liaison