This is a special issue for
the Sampling Theory and Applications (SampTA) workshop that was held in Strobl,
Austria last May with great success.
There are no words that can describe our appreciation to our reviewers
who, although they are very busy, still manage to review submitted papers in
record time. The authors were also
very responsive and cooperative, which is another important factor for the
speedy publication of our STSIP Journal.
More papers have been submitted to the coming special issue(s)
dedicated to the 75th birthday of our friend Professor Paul L.
Butzer. Indeed, these papers will
cover the Sept. 2003 and Jan. 2004 issues.
We are fortunate to have Professor Gerhard Schmeisser volunteering to
help with the editorial and review process of our journal. He had indicated this at the time of
his retirement, so let us all wish him many pleasant, healthy, and productive
years. He is now the assistant
executive editor of our journal.
Professor Masaru Kamada has also volunteered to help with the
journal. He has been putting forth
very generous efforts, especially in establishing the online version of the
journal. This is in addition to
attending to its subscription process.
We owe him our sincere thanks.
He is now the secretary of our journal.
I would like to bring to the authors’ attention that in preceding
issues, the references of submitted papers were in many different formats. To unite such references, we shall
adopt the policy that book and journal titles will be in italics, with the rest
in roman type. This is now
indicated in the “Instructions to Authors” at the end of the journal.
Last, I would like to remind our group and authors that subscriptions
to the journal are very vital.
They may come from the libraries of their institutes or from personal
subscriptions. The subscriptions
are coming very slowly, but we hope to see an increase in their rate very soon.
Abdul J. Jerri