Call for Nominations: Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data

The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) 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 TKDD EiC, beginning on April 1, 2017. 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 TKDD, 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 Rights 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 TKDD. The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 May 2017, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all nominations to the nominating committee chair, Jie Tang (

The search committee members are:

* Jie Tang (Tsinghua University, China), Chair

* Martin Ester (Simon Fraser University, CA)

* Ramamohanarao Kotagiri (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

* Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University, CA)

* Jimeng Sun (Georgia Tech, USA)

* Anne Condon (University of British Columbia, CA), ACM Publications Board Liaison