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Chair, 2022-2023 SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee
DEADLINE: 21 February 2023
IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Ahmed Tewfik, 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 2024-31 December 2025, Vice President-Conferences for the term of 1 January 2024-31 December 2026 and Vice President-Publications for the term of 1 January 2024-31 December 2026.
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 2023 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 15 August 2023.
Nominations for the President-Elect, Vice President-Conferences, and Vice President-Publications 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 21 FEBRUARY 2023. Full details can be found on the web.
PRESIDENT-ELECT (Term: 1 January 2024-31 December 2025)
The President-Elect shall chair the TC Review Committee and the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee, as well as act as the Society’s treasurer. The President-Elect shall be responsible for preparation of Society budgets, monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses, and investments and shall act as liaison to the Board of Governors on all Strategic and Long-Range Planning activities. 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; chairing the Board of Governors Long-Range Planning Retreat and chairing the annual Executive Committee Strategic Planning meeting; 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 Conferences 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 chairs the TC Review Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors regarding all activities of this committee.
The President-Elect chairs the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for all strategic and long-range planning activities; the President-Elect serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conferences Board, Membership Board and Publications Board.
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. The President-Elect shall be an IEEE Fellow. The President-Elect position automatically succeeds to President.
VICE PRESIDENT-CONFERENCES (Term: 1 January 2024-31 December 2026)
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 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; 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.
The Vice President-Conferences chairs the Conferences Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all technical meeting activity; the Vice President-Conferences also serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee. The Vice President-Conferences also represents the Society to IEEE or to other organizations, on behalf of the Society, on matters concerned with the Society’s technical meetings.
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, ICIP, or GlobalSIP.
VICE PRESIDENT-PUBLICATIONS (Term: 1 January 2024-31 December 2026)
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.
The Vice President-Publications chairs the Publications Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all publication matters; the Vice President-Publications serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee.
NOTE: The Vice President-Publications must have served as an IEEE SPS Editor-in-Chief, or in an equivalent management capacity, for an archival journal of similar quality as the Society’s periodicals.
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 Collaborator button. 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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