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Call for Nominations

Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the ACM

The term of Victor Vianu, the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM (JACM), is coming to an end. A search committee has been formed to identify candidates for the next Editor-in-Chief and to recommend the most suitable one to the ACM Publications Board.

The Position

The position is for a term of three years, renewable once, starting on September 1, 2015. The duties of ACM Editors-in-Chief are summarized in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions. Additional information can be found in Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing. The position is unpaid, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.


JACM provide coverage of the most significant work on principles of computer science, broadly construed (more discussion can be found here). Candidates should be established, leading researchers in the area, and should have extensive experience serving on conference program committees and journal editorial boards. Additional information can be found in ACM's Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.

Nomination Process

Nominations should be sent by email to Joe Halpern (halpern at cs dot cornell dot edu). The committee accepts self-nominations. Nominations (whether of a colleague or oneself) should include a summary of the candidate's relevant research contributions and editorial qualifications. The committee will start evaluating candidates after July 1, 2015. Nominations arriving after this date are not guaranteed to be considered.

Search Committee

  • Joe Halpern, Cornell University (chair)
  • Martin Abadi, Google
  • Lance Fortnow. Georgia Tech
  • Christos Papadimitriou, Berkeley
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