2019 IEEE CIS Call for Nominations (Deadline May 31, 2019)

The following positions and respective terms within the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) become vacant:

  1. Vice President for Conferences (2020-2021)
  2. Vice President for Finances-Elect (2020) and then Vice President for Finances (2021-2022)
  3. Vice President for Technical Activities (2020-2021)
  4. Five ADCOM Members-at-Large (2020-2022)
  5. One vacated ADCOM Members-at-Large (remaining 2019)

According to the CIS Bylaws, ARTICLE XI – GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION,

Section 31 Schedule for ADCOM Elections:
"Five ADCOM Members-at-Large are elected each year, plus any vacated positions."
"The election of Vice President for Conferences, Vice President for Finances, and Vice President for Technical Activities shall take place in odd-numbered years."

In this year, a vacated ADCOM position due to an officer election requires we fill the position for the remainder of the term ending December 31, 2019

Eligibility requirements are defined in the CIS Bylaws, ARTICLE XIII – NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS, Section 2 Officers

Eligibility requirements are defined in the CIS Bylaws ...
(e) Eligibility for Vice Presidents– All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who

  • held at least one of these positions for at least one year during the five years prior to the year of the election,
  • are IEEE Members or higher-grade members in good standing at the time of the election, and
  • are CIS members in good standing at the time of the election,
  • are eligible to be nominated as Vice President, except in the cases listed hereinafter.

Each Vice President, with the exception of the Vice President for Finances, may serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms in such a vice presidency; eligibility is restored after a lapse of one year.

A candidate, whose former position in the CIS was vacated according to Art. XII Sect. 1 Pts. B or C, shall not be eligible for three years following the year in which he/she was removed from office. Please see https://cis.ieee.org/images/files/Documents/governing/cis-bylaws-2009-06-15-approved.pdf

and Section 1 ADCOM Members-at-Large
(a) Eligibility – All CIS members at any IEEE grade of membership higher than Student member and in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to be nominated as ADCOM Members-at-Large, except in the cases listed hereinafter.

    • Not more than two consecutive full terms as ADCOM Member-at-Large are permitted: eligibility is restored after a lapse of one year.

 

 

  • The Nominations Committee reminds CIS members that additional nominations may be made by petition signed by CIS voting members. Interested individuals should get in touch with the Chair of the Nominations Committee for details.

This email is the official call for nominations, including self-nominations, for the above vacancies. In the case of nominations, the nominee needs to accept to serve in the position if he/she is selected and to prepare a position statement as part of the nomination package (see below).

The nomination materials for the openings of Vice Presidents include the following:

  1. A brief CV of no more than two pages.
  2. A position statement of no more than one page, explaining (a) nominee's vision of CIS's conference activities/ finance activities and technical activities (depending on the position) and how they contribute to CIS's overall growth and serve members' needs; (b) challenges faced by the society and nominee’s ideas of tackling them;
  3. A list of previous volunteering experience within CIS, IEEE, and other professional organizations, and relevant achievements. (No more than one page).
  4. Commitment to serve in the position if selected.

The nomination materials for the openings of ADCOM Members-at-Large include the following:

  1. A brief CV of no more than two pages.
  2. A brief write-up explaining nominee’s general CIS vision, challenges, ideas and objectives (No more than one page).
  3. A list of previous volunteering experience within CIS, IEEE, and other professional organizations, and relevant achievements. (No more than one page)
  4. Commitment to serve if selected and to prepare a position statement as part of the election package.

The nomination materials should clearly specify the position for which the nomination is made. Please note one could choose to run for the vacated ADCOM position (with term 2019) and at the same time to be considered for five ADCOM openings (with term 2020-2022). However, if one is a current ADCOM member with term ending 2019, he or she cannot apply for both positions at the same time.

All the nominations and self-nominations should be sent to the Chair of the CIS Nominations Committee, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and copy to Jo-Ellen Snyder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 31, 2019.

 

Best regards,

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Gary G. Yen
Chair, 2019 CIS Nominations Committee