Message from the New Editor-in-Chief
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I am delighted and honored with my appointment as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Network and Systems Management!
My background on network and service management dates back to 1999 when I first attended a workshop in the area, namely the 10th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM’99, held in Zurich, Switzerland. While I was presenting a paper on traffic characterization and measurements, JNSM was the stage for the publication of seminal work on mobile, intelligent agent-based network management and application performance optimization (volume 7, issues 3 and 4), to mention only a couple of examples.
Fast forward to 2019; we are witnessing significant advances concerning the design of networks and services. Concepts such as network programmability and AI-enabled systems now find favorable conditions (both in academia and industry) to develop. These advances, along with the increasing size and complexity of the emerging “Internet of Everything” ecosystem, call for innovative operation and management approaches. Taking advantage of its 26 years of existence, JNSM is expected to continue its trajectory as a premier venue for publication of ideas that address the challenges of this new era in networking.
Deep Medhi did an excellent job in the past 8 years as Editor-in-Chief. Under his leadership, the journal experienced notable results concerning publication speed, usage, and impact. For example, in 2017, the average number of days from the submission of a manuscript to first decision was only 106 days. Regarding usage, the journal accounted, in the same year, for an impressive amount of 33,091 paper downloads. Finally, JNSM’s impact factor had a remarkable increase, going from 0.452 in 2010 to 1.750 in 2017 according to Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports. Thank you, Deep, for your outstanding work!
My objective is to work to strengthen the reputation of JNSM. I will work diligently to attract and publish high-quality papers—from all over the globe—that contribute to advancing the state of the art of the field. To achieve this goal, I am fortunate to count on the support of an experienced Editorial Advisory Board and an active board of Associate Editors. Last but not least, suggestions from the research community to continuously improve the journal are welcome!