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Call for Officer Nominations: Vice President-Finance and Vice President-Technical Directions

IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Jose' M.F. Moura 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-Finance and Vice President-Technical Directions for the term 1 January 2013 through 31 December 2015.

Please send your nominations to Theresa Argiropoulos, SPS Senior Manager, Operations, via or fax to 732-235-1627. Nominations must include candidate name and contact information, as well as a brief biography and information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities. Nominations must be received no later than 13 January 2012. The complete call for nominations can be found at the Society's website.

Vice President-Finance Position Details:

The Vice President-Finance is a voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conference Board, Membership Board and Publications Board. The Vice President-Finance is responsible for preparation of the Society’s budget and has a responsibility to assure that the Society’s products and services meet the financial policy and the business goals established by the Board of Governors.

The duties of the Vice President-Finance include the preparation and forecasting of Society budgets, as well as monitoring of the Society's expenses, surpluses, and investments. The Vice President-Finance provides guidance to the Conference Board, Membership Board and Publications Board on matters concerning finances, including the Society’s membership fee; technical meeting registration prices, publication fees, page budgets, etc. The Vice President-Finance also is responsible for the minutes of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee and assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document.

NOTE: The Vice President-Finance must have served as a General Chair or Finance Chair of a major conference or workshop, as past Conference Board Treasurer, or in some financial capacity for another Society or for IEEE.

Vice President-Technical Directions Position Details:

The Vice President-Technical Directions is a voting member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee; Chairs the Technical Directions Board and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for the Technical Committee’s activities. He/she is an ex-officio member of all the Society’s Technical Committees.

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; and to proactively engage the Society’s members in strengthening the technical mission of the Society as defined in its Field of Interest.

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 or ICIP; Editor-in-Chief of a Signal Processing Society sponsored publication.


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