LIPIcs: Editorial Board

The members of the Editorial Board are


Constitution of the Editorial Board

The Scientific Advisory Board of Schloss Dagstuhl serves as a monitoring board for the Editorial Board.

In its initial configuration, the Editorial Board has 7 members, reflecting the setup of the two conferences that launched the LIPIcs series [1]: 6 belong to the main communities associated with these conferences, namely algorithms, automata, languages, combinatorics, logic and complexity. The 7-th member is the Scientific Director of Schloss Dagstuhl or his/her representative.

The Editorial Board elects its chairperson for a 2-year mandate, renewable twice. It is the chairperson’s responsibility to organize the Board’s deliberations in a timely fashion, and to record its decisions. An archive of the Editorial Board’s decisions is maintained by Schloss Dagstuhl.

Apart from the Scientific Director of Schloss Dagstuhl or his/her representative, the Editorial Board members have a 4-year mandate, renewable once. As an exception, three of the initial six members of the Editorial Board have a 6-year mandate, in order to ensure that the renewal of the Editorial Board is gradual. Former members may be nominated again, after a gap of at least 4 years.

New Editorial Board members must be selected when the mandate of current members terminates or when the Editorial Board needs to be expanded to include experts of branches of computer science not yet covered. In either case, new members are nominated and chosen by the current members of the Editorial Board, who will consult in the process Schloss Dagstuhl’s Scientific Advisory Board and relevant scientific associations. In the deliberation on the co-optation of new members of the Board, such considerations as nationality (or rather in which country one is professionally based) and gender shall also be taken into account, in order to avoid uniformity of any kind.

The Editorial Board functions as a whole and it is not its members’ mission to represent or defend a particular community. The Board’s deliberations are confidential and its decisions are reached by votes. The votes on selecting a new Board member or accepting a new conference in the LIPIcs series must be obtained with a 2/3 majority.


[1] FST&TCS (Foundations of Software Technology & Theoretical Computer Science) and STACS (Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science)



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