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Nomination Period Extended for SPS Regional Director-at-Large

The nomination period for the Regional Director-at-Large positions has been extended until FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2010.  In accordance with the Bylaws of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), the membership will elect, by direct ballot, ONE Regional Director-at-Large for the corresponding regions

: Regions 1-6 (US), Regions 7 and 9 (Canada and Latin America), Region 8 (Europe/Middle East/Africa) and Region 10 (Asia/Pacific Rim) for two-year terms commencing 1 January 2011 and ending 31 December 2012.  The SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee is particularly seeking nominations for Regions 1-6 and Region 8.

Regional Directors-at-Large are elected locally by members of the corresponding region.  They serve as non-voting members of the Board of Governors and voting members of the Membership Board.  They promote and foster local activities (such as conferences, meetings, social networking) and encourage new chapter development; represent their regions to the core of SPS; offer advices to improve membership relations, recruiting and service to their regions; guide and work with their corresponding chapters to serve their members; and assist the Vice President-Awards and Membership in conducting chapter reviews.

Please provide nominations for Regional Directors-at-Large to Past President and Chair of Nominations and Appointments Committee, José M.F. Moura, via e-mail to  Please note that candidates must demonstrate activity in one or more signal processing disciplines and shall have been a member of the society for five years or more. Please provide the name, address, phone, fax, e-mail or other contact information of the nominee, along with a brief background on the individual (no more than 100 words, please) and any information about the individual's current activities in the Signal Processing Society, the IEEE, or other professional societies.


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