I am glad to finally get this issue out. I hope you have missed the Encoder because I have really missed getting it put out for you. Unfortunately, my schedule has been such that I haven't really had time to commit to getting the Encoder published. Hopefully, we will be able to establish a better publishing schedule in the future.
I would like to extend my thanks to the authors for this issue. Some of these articles have been waiting for several months for publishing. I know you will find them worthwhile. Its a good issue!