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Call for Nominations: SPS Officers

Position: Vice President-Technical Directions


Deadline: 2 February 2024


In accordance with the provision of Bylaw 303, IEEE Signal Processing Society President Athina Petropulu in her capacity as Chair of the Society’s 2024-2025 Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer position of Vice President-Technical Directions for the term of 1 January 2025-31 December 2027.

All nominations for the Vice President-Technical Directions positions must be submitted through the online nomination system. The below noted information is required for each nomination. Nominations must be received no later than 2 February 2024

  • Name of candidate:
  • Candidate contact information: (address, phone, e-mail)
  • IEEE member number
  • IEEE Region of candidate
  • Brief background of the candidate including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities (biography style)
  • Statement of interest stating candidate’s vision for the position (up to 500 words)
  • Their commitment to adhere to IEEE’s code of ethics
  • Photo.

VICE PRESIDENT-TECHNICAL DIRECTIONS (Term: 1 January 2025-31 December 2027)

The duties of the Vice President-Technical Directions is to oversee the activities of the Society’s technical community, as embodied in its Technical Committees, in order to improve the Society’s technical profile within and outside IEEE; to assist the Society in identifying emerging technologies at the nexus of signal processing; assist in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and to proactively engage the Society’s members in strengthening the technical mission of the Society as defined in its Field of Interest.

The Vice President-Technical Directions is responsible for chairing the Technical Directions Board. The Vice President-Technical Directions is an ex-officio member of all the Society’s Technical Committees and serves on, and is a voting member of the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The Vice President-Technical Directions may have previously served as an elected Technical Committee Chair, and may have served in one or more of the following positions: General Chair or Technical Chair of ICASSP, ICIP or GlobalSIP; Editor-in-Chief of a Signal Processing Society sponsored publication.


As per Bylaw 303.3.b., the Vice Presidents serve three years in office. Individuals holding the Vice President position may serve more than one term on the Board of Governors; however, consecutive Vice President terms for the same position is not allowed. All individuals who are elected will serve during the remainder of 2024 as Officers-elect (ex-officio, non-voting), and may attend all meetings of the Board they have been elected to chair, working with the incumbent to learn the requirements of the position.


Submission of Nominations:

Please send your nominations via the online system. NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON 2 FEBRUARY 2024, to facilitate the activities of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.

FOR EACH CANDIDATE RECEIVING TWO OR MORE NOMINATIONS, the Nominations and Appointments Committee shall obtain, in writing from the nominee, a statement confirming willingness to serve, if elected. Please note that in order for a nominee to move forward in the nomination stage, two nominations must be received for a single candidate, but one nomination must be from a member of the Board of Governors. Individuals may self-nominate provided that two other appropriate nominators second the self-nomination with one being a member of the Board of Governors. Board members are responsible for generating a second for their nominee.

When making your nomination, you will be responsible for providing the following information:

Manage Collaborators on Nomination

If multiple people are completing the nomination form, you can collaborate on filling the nomination form by clicking on the Manage Collaborators button in the top right corner of the nomination page. The Primary Collaborator, who is the person who started the nomination, can add additional collaborators on the nomination by clicking the Add Collaborator button. Once a Collaborator is added, the application can be transferred to a new Primary Collaborator by clicking Make Primary next to the name. Access can also be removed from a collaborator by clicking Remove Access next to the name. Only the Primary Collaborator can submit or finalize the application, as well as add other Collaborators. All Collaborators can view and edit the application. However, only one user can be editing the nomination at a time to avoid accidental overwriting of another's information.


Candidate election results will be announced on the IEEE Signal Processing Society website, newsletter and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.


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