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Call for Officer Nominations: President-Elect, Vice President-Conferences and Vice President-Publications

IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Alex Acero 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 2018-31 December 2019 and Vice President-Conferences and Vice President-Publications for the term 1 January 2018-31 December 2020.

Please send your nominations to Theresa Argiropoulos, SPS Senior Manager, Operations, via t.argiropoulos@ieee.org. Nominations must include candidate name, contact information, IEEE member number, 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 2017. 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-Conferences Position Details:

The Vice President-Conferences is a voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors and of the Executive Committee, chairs the Society’s Conference Board and its Executive Subcommittee and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all technical meeting activity. The Vice President-Conferences is responsible for assuring that the Society’s technical meetings meet the policy, quality, and business goals established by the Board of Governors and the IEEE.

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 GlobalSIP 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; and 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.

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 or ICIP.

Vice President-Publications Position Details:

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

The duties of the Vice President-Publications include the oversight of Society publication 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 manuscripts 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.

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.

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