is stepping into its 8th year with the current Spring issue. We do have more diverse contents of the papers and authors for a larger geographical area. The direct uploading of new paper proposals is used more and more by people from nearby and far away regions of the world. As a young journal, preparing for ISI inclusion we still need: - that our papers in previous issues have a larger number of citations, please whenever appropriate cite papers from this Journal. - more papers with more representative literature and stronger experimental work - more papers from industry - that reviewers are more prompt and accept a wider subject expertise Finally, the biannual international conference OPTIM 2008 (see ) will take place on May 22-24 in Brasov, Romania and, as you already know, some of the papers there, already reviewed in full length, will be candidates for our Journal: one more reason for you to send stronger paper proposals to the Journal in the near future. Sincerely, Professor Ion Boldea IEEE Fellow, Chief Editor of

Published: 2006-08-12