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Call for Nominations: SPS Officers

Positions: Vice President-Conferences and Vice President-Publications

 

Deadline: 14 FEBRUARY 2020

 

In accordance with the provision of Bylaw 303, IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Ali H. Sayed in his capacity as Chair of the Society’s Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer positions of Vice President-Conferences for the term 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 and the position of Vice President-Publications for the term 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.

All nominations for the Vice President-Conferences and Vice President-Publications positions must be submitted through the online nomination system. The following information is required for each nomination: candidate name, contact information, IEEE Region, IEEE member number, candidate’s brief biography including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities, a photo, as well as a statement of interest stating the candidate's vision for the position. Nominations must be received no later than 14 FEBRUARY 2020

VICE PRESIDENT-CONFERENCES (Term: 1 January 2021-31 December 2023)

The duties of the Vice President-Conferences include management responsibility for all Society conference and workshop teams; identification of locations to propose future ICASSP, ICIP, and any other SPS-sponsored major conference locations; recommend policy to the Board of Governors in the area of management of the Society’s technical meetings and apply such policy on behalf of the Board of Governors; enforce IEEE policy as it applies to the Society’s technical meetings; creation of strategic and long-term plans for the Society’s technical meeting activities; assist in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and represent the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on conference matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.

The Vice President-Conferences chairs the Conferences Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all technical meeting activity; the Vice President-Conferences also serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee. The Vice President-Conferences also represents the Society to IEEE or to other organizations, on behalf of the Society, on matters concerned with the Society’s technical meetings.

NOTE: The Vice President-Conferences preferably should have served as a General Chair, Technical Program Chair or Finance Chair for an IEEE symposium or major conference. Preferred candidates are those who have served as past General Chair or Finance Chair for ICASSP, ICIP, or GlobalSIP.

VICE PRESIDENT-PUBLICATIONS (Term: 1 January 2021-31 December 2023)

The duties of the Vice President-Publications include the oversight of Society publications activities; the identification and appointment (with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee) of Editors-in-Chief for the Society’s periodical journals, membership magazine, newsletter(s) or other magazines; management of the activities of the Editors-in-Chief; drafting strategic and long-term plans for the Society’s publications; oversight of financial matters pertaining to the Society’s publications such as page budgets; oversight of the Society’s online manuscript submission interface; management of online and electronic publication initiatives; responsible for the creation of the TAB Five-Year Publications Review document and assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; assist in preparing of new periodical and publications/products proposals; represents the Society on the IEEE Panel of Editors; and represent the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations for publication matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.

The Vice President-Publications chairs the Publications Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all publication matters; the Vice President-Publications serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The Vice President-Publications must have served as an Editor-in-Chief, or in an equivalent management capacity for an archival journal published by IEEE.

Term

As per Bylaw 303.3, Vice Presidents serves three years in office. Individuals holding the Vice President position may serve more than one term on the Board of Governors; however, such terms in a single office shall not be consecutive. All individuals who are elected will serve during the remainder of 2020 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.

Process

Submission of Nominations:

Please send your nominations via the online system. NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON 14 FEBRUARY 2020, 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:

  • 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)
  • Photo.

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.

Attention

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

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