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

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TODS EiC, beginning on June 1, 2020.   The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) of ACM journals are delegated full responsibility for the editorial management of the journal consistent with the journal’s charter and general ACM policies. The Board relies on EiCs to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality and that the editorial review process is both timely and fair. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers, size of the Editorial Board, and appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of responsibilities is found in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions. Additional information can be found in the following documents:

The search committee is soliciting nominations for the EIC position. Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement on why the nominee should be considered. A statement of the candidate’s vision for the future development of ACM TODS is highly desirable. We invite nominations or self-nominations as soon as possible, preferably before April 30, 2020, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all nominations to the search committee co-chair, Gerhard Weikum (

The search committee members (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Philip Bernstein (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Juliana Freire (New York University, USA)
  • Beng Chin Ooi (National University of Singapore)
  • Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay, India)
  • Dan Suciu (University of Washington, USA) – Co-Chair
  • Gerhard Weikum (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany) – Co-Chair
curtis, 4.03.2020 | Posted in News