IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Status Report to IEEE SysC AdCom from Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Presented by Dr. Wai-Chi Fang Chair of the Regional Activities & Chapters Committee IEEE Systems Council Date: December 3, 2007 Location: San Francisco, CA, USA IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Acknowledgment 1. 2. I would like to thank Robert Rassa and Paul Gartz for valuable discussions and support that help me to initiate this committee. I would also like to thank the support from the CASS ExeCom and BoG. Especially the CASS Region Activities Committee for providing me the Chapter Chair’s Kit. IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Welcome to the IEEE Systems Council's Regional Activities and Chapters Committee (Winston) Wai-Chi Fang, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow Chairman, Regional Activities Committee of IEEE Systems Council IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee IEEE Regional World Map Chapters - Worldwide The IEEE has sectioned the world into 10 regions as shown on the map: Each region encompasses the following geographical areas: Region 1 USA – Northeast Region 2 USA – East Region 3 USA – Southeast Region 4 USA - North Central Region 5 USA - South Central Region 6 USA – West Region 7 Canada Region 8 Europe, Middle East, Africa Region 9 Latin America Region 10 Asia, Australia and the Pacific IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Members Region 1 (USA Northeast) Director: THEODORA S. SAUNDERS 296 Blake Circle, Hamden CT 06517, Home Phone: (203) 624-3826, Work Phone: (203) 386-6349, Home Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Work Email: Tsaunders@sikorsky.com Region Region Region Region Region Region 2 3 4 5 6 7 (USA East) Director: TBD (USA Southeast) Director: Rob Lyons (North Central) Director : TBD (South Central) Director: TBD (West) Director: Senior Manager from JPL (Canada) Director: TBD Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Director: Dr. Daniel Howard (QinetiQ, UK) Region 9 (Latin America) Director: TBD Region 10 (Asia, Australia and the Pacific) Director: Prof. Peter Wu (to be confirmed), President of National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan Note: Formulate joint chapters at LA, GTRI, SF, Dayton, Seattle, STx IEEE Systems Council’s Chapters in Region 10 Asia, Australia and the Pacific Chapters - Region 10-Taiwan Region 10-Taiwan Director: Prof. Peter Wu (to be confirmed) President of National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan Tainan Chapter Chair: Prof./Dean Jhing-Fa Wang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Department of Electrical Engineering National Cheng Kung University One University Road Tainan 70101 TAIWAN Taipei Chapter Chair: Prof./Dean C. T. Lin, National Chiao-Tung University Hsinchu, 300 TAIWAN Tel: +886-3-5131475 Fax: +886-3-5710580 Email: email@example.com Korea Chapter: Chair- Prof. Tai-hoon Kim, Hannam University, Korea IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee SysC Chapters in Region 10-China Region 10-China Director: Prof. Zhenhui Tan President of Beijing Jiaotong University, China Beijing Chapter Chair: Prof. Yao Zhao, Chapter Chair Beijing Jiaotong University, China Shanghai Chapter Chair: Prof. Zhen-Ya He, Chapter Chair Southeastern University Dept. of Radio Engineering, Nanjing 210018, CHINA Tel: +86 25 379 2481, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hong Kong Section: Prof. Oscar C. Au, Chair Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, CHINA Tel: +852 2358 7053, Fax: +852 2358 1485, Email: email@example.com IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee SysC Chapters in Region 1-6 (USA) Region 1 Director: LA Chapter: Dr. Wai-Chi Fang San Francisco Chapter: TBD Seattle Chapter: TBD Dayton Chapter: TBD S-Texas Chapter: TBD GTRI Chapter: TBD IEEE Systems Council Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Chapter of Regional Activities & Chapters Committee The Regional Activities & Chapter Committee should pledge their support for local Chapters and also provide Chapter Chair’s Kit for running local Chapters. The Regional Activities & Chapter Committee is composed of one Chairman and 10 Regional Directors to provide direct support for the Chapters -- representing Asia/Pacific, Europe/Africa/MiddleEast, Latin America, and North America. Contact information for the current Regional Directors should be available in the SysC web site. Organizing a Chapter The minimum Chapter requirements are: (1) Maintain a membership of at least ten, other than students (2) Hold at least two (for SysC) technical meetings per year (3) Maintain a level of activity acceptable to the IEEE Regional Director and the Council President. IEEE Regional Activities evaluates each inactive Chapter carefully and provides support to make inactive Chapter viable. A Chapter is considered active if it holds at least two technical meetings per year. A Chapter is placed on probation if it holds less than two technical meetings per year. IEEE will recommend that a Chapter be dissolved if it remains on probation for three consecutive years. Organization of Local Chapter A Chapter is administered by an Executive Committee, which may consist of only one officer -- the Chair. Other possible positions for the executive Committee include: • • • • • • • • Past Chair Publicity Chair Membership Chair Vice-Chair Arrangements Chair Secretary-Treasurer Student Relations Chair Program Chair The number and types of officers that lead a Chapter depend on the needs and resources of the Chapter. It is not necessary to fill all of these positions. Activities Goal of Local Chapter Chapters should engage five or more activities per year: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Run an active membership recruiting campaign. Run a mentor program. Hold one workshop based on local chapter needs. participation in Council-level sponsored conferences/meetings. Prepare annual activity report and planning document (with budget). Chapters should Identify local synergistic societies to partner with in running Chapter activities. IEEE Systems Council’s Chapter Information Chapter Information Why should Society/Council members form a Chapter? Chapters are ideal vehicles for informative technical meetings and for networking at the local level. Chapters can receive funding from both the parent technical Society and the parent Section. Who can form an IEEE Chapter? To form a Chapter, you must be an active member of the IEEE holding the grade of Member, Senior Member or Fellow. You must also be a member of the Section, and the Society. If it is a joint Chapter, membership in only one of the Sections is required. How do I form a Chapter? By completing a Society Chapter petition which must be signed by at least 12 qualified members and approved by the Section Chair. IEEE Staff is available to assist you in any step of the process of Chapter Development. Please visit the IEEE Society Chapter home page or direct any questions to: April Nakamura, IEEE Society Chapter Coordinator, phone: +1 732 562 3846, fax: +1 732 981 1769, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. What is the difference between a Region, a Section and a Chapter? The membership of the IEEE is divided geographically into three administrative Units. The first division is that of Regions of which there are 10 worldwide. They are: Regions 1-6 which consist of the IEEE membership in the United States; Region 7 is Canadian members; Region 8 is Europe, Africa and the Middle East; Region 9 is Latin America and the Caribbean; and Region 10 is Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim countries. The second division is Sections. There are about 300 Sections, which are subunits of Regions, divided geographically to facilitate administration and local activities. The third division is Chapters. Chapters are technical subunits of one or more Sections. There are 37 different Technical Societies which are represented by the Chapters in each Section. Who is eligible to hold office in a Chapter? To be eligible to hold office in an IEEE Section you must be an active member of the IEEE. You must hold the grade of Member, Senior Member, or Fellow, or Life Member, Life Senior, or Life Fellow. You must also be a member of the Section. Society Chapter Officers must be members of the Society (if it is a joint Society Chapter, membership in only one of the Societies is required). What reporting requirements must Chapters follow? Chapters are required to annually report meeting activity, financial activity and current officers to the parent Section. These reports must be submitted at the end of each year. Additional reporting may be required from the Society. For more information, see the IEEE Chapter Reporting Requirements web page. Are there funds available for my Chapter? Yes, funds are provided to eligible units through the annual Section rebate. $180 per Chapter which meets the reporting requirements explained above. Additional funding may be available from your Society. For more information on Society funding, please review the Society Chapter Funding Guide. IEEE Systems Council’s Financial Support to Chapters (Motion to the AdCom) In addition to IEEE funding, the System Council provides the following financial support to its Chapters: $500 in "start-up" funds for NEW chapters. $500 per year for ACTIVE chapters which submit report (& request) to the Council. $500-$1,000 to assist a Chapter planning a "special event" (e.g., int'l workshop, industryoriented exhibition, short course, etc.) IEEE Systems Council Chapter-of-the Year Award (Motion to the AdCom) The purpose of this award is to recognize the Systems Council Chapter with the best yearly activities. The award is based on best yearly activities in the categories of Chaptersponsored technical activities, increase in membership and participation in Council-level sponsored conferences/meetings. The first award is to be granted in year 2008. Introduction to IEEE Systems Council’s Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Backup Information An Introduction to… IEEE Systems Council The IEEE Technical Activity Board has approved a Systems Council to build systems application focused synergy among 15 IEEE Societies who have formed this Council. These societies include: The logo of IEEE Systems Council was approved by the IEEE Systems Council AdCom on May 13, 2006. • Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) • Instrumentation and Measurement (IMS) • Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) • Aerospace & Electronic Systems (AES) • Product Safety Engineering (PSES) • Computational Intelligence (CIS) • Robotics and Automation (RAS) • Engineering Management (EMS) • Oceanic Engineering (OES) • Circuits and Systems (CAS) • Power Electronics (PES) • Communications (COMSOC) • Control Systems (CSS) • Computer (CS) • Reliability (RS) IEEE Systems Council Website: http://www.ieeesystemscouncil.org IEEE Systems Council FIELD OF INTEREST This Council integrates IEEE activities regarding aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. This Council covers, but is not limited to the following: • Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies • Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support • Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability • Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use • Quality control and system management • Program/product/project management interactions • Risk management • Systems architecture IEEE Systems Council Governing Documents : IEEE Systems Council Constitution - FINAL (RCR) 5/18/05 (http://www.ieeesystemscouncil.org/docs/IEEE%20Systems%20Council%20Constitution%20FINAL.pdf) Table of Contents ARTICLE I NAME AND PURPOSE Section 1 Name Section 2 Purpose ARTICLE II FIELD OF INTEREST Section 1 Field of Interest ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP OF COUNCIL Section 1 Council and Member Societies Section 2 New Member Societies Section 3 Removal of Member Societies Section 4 Officers of Council Administrative Committee (AdCom) Section 5 Voting Members of Council AdCom Section 6 IEEE Membership Requirement Section 7 Member Representative Appointment and Voting Privileges Section 8 Terms of Member Society Representatives Section 9 Vacancies of Member Society Representatives Section 10 Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members of Council AdCom ARTICLE IV ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS Section 1 Election of Officers Section 2 Method of Election Section 3 Filling of Council Office Vacancies Table of Contents (conti.) ARTICLE V POWERS, PRIVILEGES, AND DUTIES Section 1 Duties of Officers and Members Section 2 Appointment of Secretary, Editors, Committee Chairpersons Section 3 Duties of Council President Section 4 Establishment of Standing Committees Section 5 Expenditures and Debts ARTICLE VI FINANCIAL SUPPORT & EXPENDITURES Section 1 Regular Income Section 2 Additional Revenues Section 3 Prohibited Expenditures ARTICLE VII MEETINGS Section 1 Meetings Section 2 Annual Meeting Section 3 Quorum and ex-officio members Section 4 Alternate Representatives Section 5 Business Conducted by Telecommunication Section 6 Lack of Quorum ARTICLE VIII PUBLICATIONS Section 1 Publication Policies Section 2 Publication of Council Periodicals ARTICLE IX CONFERENCES AND TECHNICAL MEETINGS Section 1 Meetings Policies ARTICLE X RECALL Section 1 Recall of Member Society Representatives Section 2 Recall of Voting Procedures ARTICLE XI AMENDMENTS Section 1 Adoption and Amendment of Constitution Section 2 Precedence of IEEE Constitution, Bylaws, and Policies Section 3 Effective Date of Constitution IEEE Systems Council currently has 15 Society Members (as May 13, 2006): IEEE Society Instrumentation & Measurement Steve Dyer Aerospace & Electronic Systems Jim Leonard Engineering Management Tariq Durrani Circuits And Systems Ellen Yoffa Microwave Theory & Techniques Karl Varian Systems, Man & Cybernetics Larry Hall Reliability Bill Tonti Computer Deborah Cooper Product Safety Engineering Henry Benitez Communications Nim Cheung Power Electronics Rik DeDoncker Oceanic Engineering Jim Barbera Computational Intelligence Vincenzo Piuri Robotics & Automation Dick Volz Control Systems Society John Baillieul Member? Rep yes Steve Karlovic * Dr. Stephen Adam yes Bob Lyons * Theodora Saunders yes Dr. Gerard H (Gus) Gaynor open yes Mario di Bernardo Dr. Wai-Chi Fang * yes Dr Roger Kaul * Dr W. Gregory Lyons yes Richard Saeks Don Brown * yes Lon Chase Dr. Shuichi Fukuda yes Byron Purves Stephanie White yes Mark Montrose open yes Prof Amitabh Mishra * Prof Stu Milner yes Marcelo G. Simoes * Antonello Monti yes Dr Albert (Sandy) Williams * Steve Holt yes Dr Witold Pedrycz * open yes Alicia Casals * open yes Prof N. Harris McClamroch open * Senior Rep IEEE Systems Council Officers and Appointed Committees (as May 13, 2006): Elected Officers Society President I&M Bob Rassa Raytheon VP-Technical Operations CS Paul Croll CSC VP-Publications EMS Wade Shaw Florida Inst of Tech VP-Conferences OES Jim Barbera Consultant VP-Finance I&M Clyde Chittister Software Engrg Inst President-Elect AES Paul Gartz Boeing Treasurer CAS Ian Hiskens University of Wisconsin Secretary AES Theodora Saunders see above Chair, Regional Activities and Chapters Committee CAS Wai-Chi Fang NASA-JPL, Caltech Editor, IEEE Systems Journal SMC Mo Jamshidi Univ of Texas SAT Chair, Publications Committee EMS VP Publications Appointed & Automatic Positions Chair, Meetings Committee CS Chair, Nominations & Appointments Chair, Constitution & ByLaws VP Technical Ops open PSES Mark Montrose Chair, Fellows Committee I&M Steve Adam Chair, Standards Committee I&M Steve Adam Chair, Finance Committee I&M VP Finance Liaison & Transnational CAS Wai-Chi Fang NASA-JPL, Caltech CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE Systems Journal Scope: This journal is created to provide a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and systemof-systems of national and global significance. It is intended to encourage and facilitate cooperation and interaction among IEEE societies, and other professional societies, with systems-level and systems engineering interest. Journal Need: The journal in intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of systems thinking and the supporting systems engineering disciplines. Themes that will be addressed include complexity, integration, inter-operability, dynamics, communication, effectiveness, ethics and completeness. This publication fills a void un-addressed by most other journals, both within IEEE and outside. Within the scope of this journal, areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Energy, Management, Disaster Response, Space Exploration, Manufacturing, Automation, Communication, Information and Computer Technologies including Cyberspace, Internet, Distributed Networks, Transportation, Environment including Earth Sciences, Socio-economic, Agricultural, Biological, Medical, Services, Educational Systems, Global Warming, Ozone Layer issues, Safety concerns and Systems Engineering related topics to the System-of-Systems environment. Submit your electronic papers (Acrobat PDF format) in 25 or less manuscript pages with standard IEEE format (double column, font 12 Times Roman, keywords, and corresponding author) to: Editor-in-Chief: Professor Mo Jamshidi IEEE Systems Journal Department of ECE and ACE Center, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 78249 USA Phone: +1-210-458-7074, Fax: +1-210-458-5947 Email: email@example.com Call for Papers: 1st Annual IEEE Systems Conference April 8-11, 2007, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii USA Conference Theme The theme of the IEEE Systems Conference is Engineering Complex Integrated Systems and Systems-of-systems – Implications for Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking. Background The IEEE Systems Council facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems and applications. System-level thinking is essential in the world today, not only for technical systems but also for society at large. The Council addresses the discipline of systems engineering, including the issues and complexities of system-level and system-of-systems applications, focusing on the total systems effectiveness of complex integrated systems of national and global significance. Conference Objectives This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of system design, development, and management, across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing: • Applications-oriented topics on large-scale systems and system-of-systems in topics noted below • Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies for the system-of-systems environment • Research opportunities and results relating to system-of-systems Topic areas for consideration include: (see next page) Call for Papers: 1st Annual IEEE Systems Conference April 8-11, 2007, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii USA Topic areas for consideration include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • System architecture, especially at the system-of-systems level Engineering systems of systems including risk management Systems reliability Engineering Processes for the system-of-systems design environment Systems engineering quality management Systems modeling & simulation Systems Verification and Validation Systems engineering education and training Program/Project management for system-of-systems “Systems thinking” benefits Technology transfer between academia and industry Societal and Political impacts of systems and systems design The impact of systems engineering on other engineering fields Systems considerations such as: o o o o o o o o o Disaster response Energy management & sustainability, including renewable energy Communications systems Medical systems Gaming and entertainment systems Transportation Systems Global Earth Observation Sensors integration and Application for a Net-centric environment Large-scale systems integration in any application area We invite authors to submit short (not to exceed 750 words) abstracts of proposed technical papers. Abstracts must fully describe the planned content. Abstracts must include the following administrative information: paper title, author’s name(s) and title, e-mail address, phone number(s), mailing address and organization. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the Technical Program Chair, Paul Croll, at firstname.lastname@example.org IMPORTANT MILESTONES: Abstract Submission Deadline: October 01, 2006 Acceptance Notification and Author Instructions: November 10, 2006 Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: February 01, 2007 Technical Program information contact: Paul R. Croll, Technical Program Chairman Computer Sciences Corporation 5166 Potomac Drive King George, VA 22485 (540) 644-6224 email@example.com Conference information contact: Bob Rassa, General Chairman Raytheon Company 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd, MS R01/B523 El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 334-0764 RCRassa@raytheon.com 2006 IEEE Systems Council Meetings The 1st 2006 meeting was held Jan 27-28, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver Canada. The 2nd 2006 meeting was held May 12 -13, 2006, at the Renaissance Resort, Orlando, United State. The 3rd 2006 meeting will be held Sept 2006 in Canada (TBD). What is Happening in IEEE Systems Council? (up to date: May 21, 2006) Systems Journal Systems Conferences Focused Workshops Chapters SE Program Recommendations/Accreditation SE Certification Council Website Contributions to our Member Societies What is news? IEEE Systems Journal Editor in Chief: Prof Mo Jamshidi New IEEE Journal is an elaborate process with several approval stages. The IEEE Systems Journal is in the Form II stage, meaning the final submittal to the TAB Periodical Committee – and this is scheduled to happen in June. What is news? IEEE Systems Conferences & Workshops The 2007 IEEE Systems Conference will be held July, 2007 at Hawaii, USA. The Conference will involve the populated Field of Interest special topics. Focused Workshops is in planning stage. Paul Croll, the VP-Technical Operation, is taking lead on this activities. What is news? IEEE Systems Chapters The IEEE Systems Council is allowed to have Chapters per IEEE . Wai-Chi Fang is appointed as the Chapters Coordinator in the System Council AdCom Meeting on May 13. Status: Chapters Coordination is in an early planning stage. Recommendations to the CAS ExeCom/BoG (in the 2006 BoG meeting) 1) The IEEE System Council has been performing very well and on-track to provide a synergistic mechanism to foster interaction and cooperation among Societies with an overlapping Field of Interest. 2) The CASS would benefit from joint activities with IEEE System Council by perform as an active Society Member Overlapping areas include systems-on-chip, effective multimedia systems-of-systems, and some other system-thinking driven complex systems and circuits areas. 3) The CASS should keep playing an active role in IEEE Systems Council as an active Society Member.