Technical Committee Appointment Information
Each Technical Committee (TC) shall have a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. TC Chairs shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The TC Chair will then appoint two TC Vice-Chairs and TC Members. The appointment of the TC Vice-Chairs and the TC Members needs to be approved by the Vice President for Technical Activities. TC Chairs, Vice-Chairs and committee members must all be IEEE CIS members. The number of TC Members should ideally be between 20 and 35, and not to exceed 40 in any given year. It may be necessary to limit the number of appointed new members to adhere to this requirement.
In addition to maintaining compliance with the IEEE governing documents, one of the more important aspect to consider when evaluating potential membership in a TC is ensuring that each TC will be able to work productively, positively and collaboratively together for the greater good of IEEE, IEEE CIS, and the larger community.
TC chairs will, as much as it is feasible, recruit a diverse and inclusive TC membership with respect to such factors as gender, geographical region, and professional affiliation (government, public sector, industry and academia), with a particular emphasis on the engagement of Under-Represented Groups. TC members are expected to be active in IEEE CIS with a reasonable track record of research, especially in IEEE CIS publications and conferences, relative to opportunity. The TC chair may nominate active and competent researchers, government, public sector or industry representatives from areas outside of IEEE CIS in TCs where multi-disciplinary input is valuable. In all cases, the TC Chairs will use their professional judgement to make a decision on the nomination of TC members, considering in particular the key aspects in respect to membership listed above. TC Chairs may consider publicly available sources of relevant information such as academia-focused search engines, to inform their decision.