Hello again and welcome to ACM Inroads!!
ACM's computing education magazine is now entering its fifth year of publication. As I mentioned in December, it seems like yesterday that the magazine had its humble beginnings. Now it has transitioned into a dynamic publication for computing educators around the world. We owe this success to the many authors and volunteers who have made strong contributions to our common cause. Notwith-standing past efforts, we cannot rest and must continue shaping the magazine's future.
This issue of ACM Inroads contains the first of two special sections on "Cybersecurity Education." Cybersecurity has many dimensions and this first section in ACM Inroads provides various perspectives on how cybersecurity affects computing education. Academics and industry professionals have provided their own perspectives in the articles appearing in Part 1 in this issue. I thank guest editor, Diana Burley from the George Washington University, for her efforts in assembling these fine contributions. I trust you will enjoy this presentation and we look forward to the second part of this important education arena.
We have some personnel changes as we enter the magazine's fifth year. First, we have adopted a "phase-out, phase-in" policy for associate editors (AEs) whereby each year one associate editor phases out of the position while another takes his or her place. The AEs agree that this is a good strategy to maintain stability while allowing new people to become more involved with the magazine. In effect, the person phasing out will mentor the person phasing in. Deepak Kumar volunteered to phase-out from the position of associate editor and Rob Friedman from the University of Washington–Tacoma has replaced him, effective with this issue. Thank you, Deepak, for all your efforts to the magazine as an AE; we look forward to your continued contributions in the future. And, a warm welcome to Rob Friedman for taking on this important task.
For members of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), we have a similar policy. EAB members have a three-year appointment, renewable once. We are in the process of streamlining and implementing this policy and I look forward to continuing progress in this area as the magazine evolves. And finally, the term of office for the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) follows this pattern. Specifically, according to ACM rules, my term as EIC will terminate in June of 2015. ACM is currently in the process of establishing a search committee to seek my replacement.
Additionally, Marian Petre relinquished her duties as a columnist for the distance education column. Yoav Yair from the Open University–Israel has replaced her. Thank you Marian for all your hard work these past years and welcome, Yoav, to the team of contributors to the magazine. The column theme now assumes the name "distance learning" to encompass a broader perspective on this fast changing mode of learning.
Once again, please be reminded that the submission of manuscripts must follow the magazine's formatting guidelines. These guidelines appeared in the 2013 September issue of ACM Inroads. They also appear on the ScholarOne Manuscript Central site under Resources, together with a template that shows an example of how an author must submit a manuscript. Access to these resources is also available through the website link at inroads.acm.org/.
As always, we are grateful to all authors who contribute to this ACM Inroads magazine.
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