As Captain of the starship Enterprise in the Star Trek TV program,
Kirk's job was "to boldly go where no one has gone before". I'd like
to think that the AI EDAM journal has done just that, and will
continue to do so.
The goals of the journal are to publish the best new research in the
field, to publish cutting edge special issues about current and future
"hot topics", to build, maintain and engage a community of scholars
involved with AI EDAM topics, and to do all of this while aspiring to
the highest standards.
This is my last issue as Editor in Chief of the journal. Ten years is
enough: it's time to be bold, and go.
With the next volume in 2012 I hand the reins over to Professor Yan
Jin, from the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, at the
University of Southern California. Yan is highly qualified for the
job: he is an ASME Fellow with a distinguished academic and industrial
career, strong interest in Artificial Intelligence, time spent on the
AI EDAM Editorial Board, and experience as an Associate Editor for
We will work together to ensure a smooth transition, that neither
readers nor authors should notice. I will remain on the Board and look
forward to contributing to the journal's, and Yan's, continued
I would like to give a huge vote of thanks to all the previous Editors
in Chief, the Authors, Reviewers, Guest Editors, Associate Editors,
Editorial Board members, Cambridge University Press staff, and our
Managing Editor Nancy BriggsShearer, for all their support and hard
work during my time as Editor in Chief. I'm confident that you'll do
the same for Yan.
It is a happy coincidence that the next volume will be used to mark
the 25th Anniversary of the AI EDAM journal. I wish Yan good luck as
the journal's 4th Editor in Chief, as he leads it towards another 25
David C. Brown