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News and Resources for Members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Ali H. Sayed
Chair, 2020-2021 SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee
DEADLINE: 19 February 2021
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 President-Elect for the term 1 January 2022-31 December 2023 and Vice President-Technical Directions for the term 1 January 2022-31 December 2024.
The Signal Processing Society is striving to engage its members more directly and also more strongly in Society affairs and activities. Started during the 2019 election cycle, and continuing with the 2021 election, you will be able to elect your Society President-Elect by direct vote, who automatically succeeds to President. The SPS Board of Governors (BoG) will finalize a slate of candidates and these candidates will be subsequently subjected to an open vote by the Society membership at-large to select the next President-Elect. All members are encouraged to participate in this important activity when the voting cycle opens on 16 August 2021.
Nominations for the President-Elect and Vice President-Technical Directions 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 19 FEBRUARY 2021. Full details can be found on the web.
PRESIDENT-ELECT (Term: 1 January 2022-31 December 2023)
The President-Elect is a voting member of the Society’s Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conference Board, Education 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 Vice President of the Society and must be an IEEE Fellow. The President-Elect position automatically succeeds to President.
VICE PRESIDENT-TECHNICAL DIRECTIONS (Term: 1 January 2022-31 December 2024)
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; assist in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and to proactively engage the Society’s members in strengthening the technical mission of the Society as defined in its Field of Interest.
The Vice President-Technical Directions is responsible for chairing the Technical Directions Board. He/she is an ex-officio member of all the Society’s Technical Committees and serves on, and is a voting member of the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee.
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, ICIP or GlobalSIP; Editor-in-Chief of a Signal Processing Society sponsored publication.
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 Collaboratorbutton. 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.
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