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

IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President K. J. Ray Liu in his capacity as Chair of the Society’s Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer positions of President-Elect for the term 1 January 2016-31 December 2017 and Vice President-Technical Directions for the term 1 January 2016-31 December 2018.

Please send your nominations to Theresa Argiropoulos, SPS Senior Manager, Operations, via t.argiropoulos@ieee.org or fax to 732-235-1627. Nominations must include candidate name and contact information, as well as a brief biography, which includes information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities.. Nominations must be received no later than 27 February 2015. The complete call for nominations can be found at the Society’s website.

President-Elect Position Details:

The President-Elect is a voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conference Board, Membership Board and Publications Board and also chairs the Society’s Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee and TC Review Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for all activities involving strategic and long-range planning activities. The President-Elect also acts as the Society’s treasurer, which is responsible for preparation of Society budgets, monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses, and investments. The President-Elect has the direct overall responsibilities for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the Society’s long-range planning, technical committee reviews, and the Society’s finances and reports to the President.

The duties of the President-Elect include the oversight of strategic and long-range planning activities for the Society, by means of conference calls and in-person meetings of the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee; preparing agendas and documentation for the retreats and tracking action items; preparation and forecasting of Society budgets as well as monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses and investments; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on strategic and long-range planning activities or on other Society activities as requested by the President or by the Society’s Board of Governors. The President-Elect 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 President-Elect is also responsible for the minutes of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The President-Elect must have previously served as a member-elected Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors and must be an IEEE Fellow. The President-Elect position automatically succeeds to President. The President-Elect may have served as a Vice President.

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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