Operations Manual

1. Introduction

This handbook functions as a guidance document for officers, committee chairpersons and representatives of the CE Society.

2. Society Overview

2.1 Objectives

The objectives of the Consumer Electronics Society are scientific, literary and educational in nature. The society strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering and of the allied arts and sciences with respect to the field of Consumer Electronics, and the maintenance of a high professional standing among its members.

2.2 Fields of Interest

The field of interest of the Consumer Electronics Society is engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers.

2.3 Activities

A significant and noteworthy activity of the CE SOCIETY is the annual International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) held each year during the month of January. In 1998 a new era in the history of the conference started by moving from Chicago to Los Angeles to Las Vegas at the tail end of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to incorporate the newly converging areas of consumer electronics and computing. The ICCE is now in its 21th year. Also every year 3 ~ 6 months after the ICCE, the International Symposium of Consumer Electronics (ISCE) takes place on a rotating basis sponsored by various CE Chapters around the world.

The CE Society has an active involvement with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) based in Washington which is involved in number of activities including legislation and standardization for consumer electronics. In addition, the CE Society, in partnership with the IEEE Broadcast Society covers the IEEE's seat on the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) who are involved in standardization of television technology.

2.4 Publications

2.4.1 IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

The IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics publishes and disseminates technical contributions by authors from six continents. It is published four times a year and contains topics that cover the wide and diverse interest areas of consumer electronics. Timeliness of the dissemination of technical papers is of paramount concern in the ever-changing environment of consumer electronics.

2.4.2 IEEE Transactions on Haptics

The IEEE Transaction on Haptics is a joint publication between the Robotics and Automation Society, the Computer Society and the Consumer Electronics Society. The Consumer Electronics Society has a 10% ownership of the publication.

2.4.3 IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence in Games

The IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence in Games is a joint publication between the Computational Intelligence Society, the Computer Society, the Consumer Electronics Society and the Sensors Council. The CE Society has a 10% ownership of the publication

2.4.4 IEEE Transactions on Biometrics

The IEEE Transactions on Biometrics is a joint publication between the Consumer Electronics Society and the Biometrics Council. The CE Society has a 10% ownership of the publication.

2.4.5 IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development

The IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development is a joint publication between Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and the Consumer Electronics Society. The Consumer Electronics Society has a 10% ownership of the publication

2.5 Awards

The CE SOCIETY recognizes its members’ contributions with awards for outstanding technical papers, outstanding service and outstanding achievement.

  1. The Chester W. Sall awards are presented annually for the three best technical papers published in the Transactions on Consumer Electronics. These awards are normally presented at the International Conference on Consumer Electronics
  2. The Masaru Ibuka Award can be presented each year to one or more individuals in recognition of outstanding technical contributions within the field of consumer electronics. It is only presented if a suitable candidate(s) has been chosen and is normally presented at the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
  3. The Distinguished Engineer Award is presented each year to a person who has contributed to Consumer Electronics within the past 10 years. It is normally presented at the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE)
  4. The Outstanding Service Award is presented to individuals who have dedicated considerable time and effort to the Consumer Electronics Society over a prolonged period of time. It is normally awarded at the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics
  5. The Horst Weisleder Award is given to the best paper(s) presented at the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics.
  6. The ICCE Best Paper award is chosen from the papers presented at ICCE. There are normally three awarded.
  7. Long-term technical achievement is recognized through recommendation to the prestigious IEEE “Fellow” grade.
  8. The Best Chapter award is presented annually to the chapter that has made considerable impact for its members over that year.

2.6 CE Society Chapters

CE SOCIETY chapters serve the needs of members at the section or regional level. Activities include guest speakers, workshops, and tours of member facilities.

2.7 Conferences

There are, two conferences organized and administered by the CE Society:

  • The International Conference on Consumer Electronics. This conference is held in January each year in Las Vegas. The time and date are determined by the partnership with the Consumer Electronics Show.  This event is administered at a society level with its own executive committee (Excom) and its own budget that is often part-funded through Society funds.
  • The International Symposium on Consumer Electronics. This conference is held at different times of the year but normally in late spring, summer or early autumn. The location of this conference changes on an annual basis. The main difference between ICCE and ISCE is that ISCE is a chapter organized event and any proceeds go into the chapter funds to help with future events. In order for a chapter to host ISCE, it must first make a bid to the ISCE committee consisting of past chairs and technical chairs.

2.8 Technical Activities and Standards

The Consumer Electronics Society has a direct participation in the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) as a permanent member of the ATSC Board of Directors. The IEEE Board seat alternates on an annual basis between the Consumer Electronics Society and the IEEE Broadcast Technology (BT) Society. It is agreed that even when the Broadcast Technology Society has the rotation, they confer with Consumer Electronics Society on any important vote and if no consensus is reached, then they abstain from voting. This is a reciprocal agreement.

In addition, the CE and BT Societies each have seats on the ATSC's Technical Standards Group (TSG) and each society has a separate and individual vote (providing voting rights have been maintained)

The Society's Standards Chair is on the mailing list for all IEEE standards activities and will report on any developments in IEEE standards that might impact the Consumer Electronics Society so that the Society can take appropriate action.

Because of the strong links between the Consumer Electronics Society, the CEA and SCTE, there is no need to sponsor any standards because all three of these organizations do standards work. Instead, the standards are monitored and any consumer electronics standards are reported to the AdCom and to the Society's members via the Society Newsletter, sessions at the ICCE and any other appropriate means.

Currently, however, the CE Society is being encouraged to develop its standards activities and will come on line early 2009.

4. Society Administrative Roles (executive Roles)

4.1 President

Function:

The President shall supervise the affairs of the Society, as directed by the AdCom and in accordance with the powers and duties as in the Bylaws.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The President is elected by members of the AdCom at the annual meeting of the year for a one-year term beginning 1 January. The President must be a member of the AdCom at the time of election. It is possible for the President to be elected for a second year if he/she wishes to stand.

Election of the President and First Vice-President shall be by secret ballot by those AdCom-elect members present provided a quorum exists. If a quorum is not present then the nominees’ names shall be mailed to the members of the AdCom-elect for vote by mail ballot. As soon as possible following the election of the President and First Vice-President the President-elect shall submit the name of the candidate for Second Vice-President International Affairs to the AdCom-elect for approval by a majority vote.

Responsibilities:

  1. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all Committees of the Society
  2. The President is a member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board and shall ensure representation of the Society at such meetings by himself, or by an alternate. If an alternate cannot be found, the President shall present the views of the Society by a letter of proxy. There are three meetings of the TAB per year and are normally held within the United States.
  3. Appoint the Chair of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, CE Society representatives to other IEEE entities (i.e., Societies and Councils), and non-IEEE organizations as required, with the advice and consent of the AdCom.
  4. Prepare agendas (jointly with Secretary and board members) and preside over regular and special BOD meetings.
  5. Represent the CE Society in communications and meetings with the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), Regional Activities Board (RAB) and the Division Director, as well as with Presidents of other Societies when necessary.
  6. Preside during opening ceremony and the Awards Banquet at the Society’s International Symposium.
  7. Attending all CE conferences as Society President.
  8. Assemble a year-end President's report for the BOD.
  9. Write the President's column for each edition of the Society Newsletter.
  10. Request the Secretary to deliver the roster of Society officers and committee memberships to IEEE Headquarters yearly.
  11. Attend Division IV meetings as required. [Note – Assignment to a particular division is subject to change]
  12. Attend the Society/Council President's Forum, usually held before TAB meetings four times a year.
  13. Encourage and approve formation of new chapters.
  14. Write supporting letters on behalf of Society volunteers as requested.
  15. The President, with the advice and consent of the AdCom, shall appoint Editors as may be required to implement the publication program.
  16. It shall be the responsibility of the Society President to promptly appoint the chairmen of the committees set forth in Bylaw 5 after notification of his election as President. The AdCom shall be notified of these appointments.
  17. It will be discretionary with the President to appoint any part or all of any committee or to appoint the chairman only and request the latter to appoint additional committee members.
  18. Meetings of the AdCom may be called by the President of the Society at his own discretion or upon request of three other members of the Committee. Notice of such meetings must be given at least 15 days in advance.
  19. Business of the AdCom may be handled by correspondence (including via email), or any other form of communication when In the opinion of the President, matters requiring prompt action can be adequately handled in that manner.  Notice of such meetings must be given at least 15 days in advance.
  20. Telephone actions are to be promptly confirmed in writing by the President.

Procedures for Election:

  1. The Nominations Chair shall receive nominations
  2. The nominations can only be existing AdCom members
  3. The Nominations Chair will receive biographies and hustings from all nominees
  4. The Society Administrator shall disseminate the biographies and hustings to all AdCom-elect Members (those members who will be in office when the President-elect will take office.
  5. After a given period, The Society Administrator will submit an email to all members of the AdCom-elect
  6. The AdCom-elect will then vote
  7. The nominee with the majority vote will become President-elect until his/her term starts

4.2 Vice Presidents

4.2.1 First VP – Operations and Planning

Function:

In the Consumer Electronics By-Laws, the duties of the Operations and Planning (O&P) Committee are to be responsible for business and planning activities (including finance); the Technical Activities Board Relations; Constitution and By-Laws; Forecasting and Assessment; Conference Treasurer’s Report and Resolution of Funds Advanced by the AdCom. In addition, in the President’s absence or incapacity, the First Vice President will fulfill the responsibilities of the President.

How Selected and Term of Office:

To stand for 1st VP, the nominee must first be a member of the current AdCom. He/she then submits a biography to the Nominations Chair who then disseminates to all of the other AdCom members. The 1st VP is elected through hidden ballot. This normally takes place at the same time as the Presidential elections. The 1st VP can, currently, only stand for 1 year and must then step down.

Responsibilities:

  1. The 1st VP is responsible for managing activities that are necessary for driving the society forward. This includes such activities as occurred when the Consumer Electronics Group rewrote the Constitution and By-Laws in the form of a Society and applied for and received society status.
  2. The O&P Chairman is to participate in the activities of the Conference Committees and is to be actively involved in changing the conferences as required by the Society (for example migrating the old Spring Conference to the current International Conference on Consumer Electronics).
  3. The 1st VP is also required to participate in IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) functions when requested by the AdCom President, any other activities related to the operation and functioning of the CE Society and any special projects requested by the President and other Officers of CE SOCIETY AdCom.

4.2.2 Second VP - International Affairs and Chapter Relations

Function:

The Function of the Second VP – International Affairs and Chapter Relations is to act as a link between the AdCom and the chapters. In addition, he/she is responsible for promoting CE activities across the world.

As Chapter relations officer, it is the role of the Second VP to help establish new chapters and interest groups and to assist the chapter chairs with the running of their chapter. It is expected that the Second VP will work in conjunction with the local section and/or region

How Selected and Term of Office:

The 2nd VP is nominated by an AdCom member with selection based on a majority vote. The 2nd VP must be a member of the AdCom and thus has a maximum term of 6 years. The 1st VP must step down if he/she is not elected for a second term on the AdCom.

The 2nd VP must be a member of the AdCom that resides outside of the United States of America

4.2.3 VP Publications

Function:

The Function of the VP Publications is to act as liaison with other VP Publications in other societies in the IEEE. In addition, the role of the VP Publications is to foster links with a view to starting up new publications such as Journals, Newsletters and Magazines.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The VP Publications is nominated by an AdCom member with selection based on a majority vote. The VP publications need not be a member of AdCom but cannot be an Editor of any Society publication (including Transactions)

4.2.4 VP Conferences

Function:

The Function of the VP Conferences is to act as a focal point for conference activities throughout the society. With the 2nd VP – International Affairs and Chapter Relations, the VP Conferences should drive local chapters to hosting events that are suitable to their locale and the scope of the society. Also, the role of the VP Conferences is to act as a liaison with other VP Conferences from other societies to foster joint ventures.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The VP Conferences is nominated by an AdCom member with selection based on a majority vote. The VP Conferences must be a member of the AdCom and thus has a maximum term of 6 years. The VP Conferences must step down if he/she is not elected for a second term.

Procedures:

  1. If a chapter wishes to host an event, they should first approach the VP Conferences who will then represent the application to the AdCom.
  2. Upon approval, the local organizer will arrange a committee, a budget and a draft calls-for-papers to which the VP conferences will present to the AdCom.
  3. Again, upon approval, the organizing committee will review the Memorandum of Understanding as issued by the IEEE and upon accepting this agreement, will return the MOU to the VP Conferences.

4.3 President Elect

Function:

The President Elect is in place to take over from the incumbent President once his/her term is complete.

How Selected and Term of Office:

THIS IS CURRENTY UNDER REVIEW

The President Elect is elected by members of the AdCom at the annual meeting of the year  until such time that he/she is to take over the role of President. The President Elect must be a member of the AdCom at the time of election.

Election of the President Elect shall be by hidden ballot by those AdCom-elect members present provided a quorum exists. If a quorum is not present then the nominees’ names shall be mailed to the members of the AdCom-elect for vote by mail ballot. As soon as possible following the election of the President Elect, the President-elect shall submit the name of the candidate for Second Vice-President International Affairs to the AdCom-elect for approval by a majority vote.

Responsibilities:

  1. To shadow the incumbent President to learn the necessary processes for the post.

Procedures:

  1. The President-elect, upon receiving notice of his/her election, shall promptly appoint a Secretary and/or Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall take office on January 1 of the year in which the president-elect becomes the Society President. Reappointment of the incumbent Secretary and Treasurer is permissible if the above procedure is followed.
  2. The President-elect, upon receiving notice of his/her election, shall appoint a Nominations Committee which shall consist of a Chairman and four or more members of the Society, not more than half of which may be members of the AdCom.
  3. The President-elect shall notify the Secretary of the Technical Activities Board of his/her committee chairpersons Secretary and Treasurer by January 15.

4.4 Treasurer

Function:

The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping the financial records of the Society, handling all financial transactions, preparing a Treasurer’s Report for each AdCom meeting, coordinating with IEEE Headquarters in preparation of the annual budget, approving and forwarding to IEEE Headquarters all invoices  for expenses approved by the AdCom, and all IEEE reimbursable expense reports generated by society members.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The President-elect, as soon as expedient after election, shall appoint a Treasurer.  The AdCom shall be notified of this appointment through inclusion in meeting minutes or by separate notice.

The incumbent Treasurer shall remain in office until successors are appointed and arrange to take over the office.

The Treasurer shall take office on January 1 of the year in which the President-elect becomes the Society President. Reappointment of the incumbent Treasurer is permissible if the above procedure is followed

A vacancy in the office of the Treasurer shall be filled by appointment by the President.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for business and planning activities including:
  2. Finance
  3. Technical Activities Board relations
  4. Constitution and Bylaws
  5. Forecasting and assessment
  6. Conference treasurer’s report
  7. Resolution of funds by the AdCom

Procedures:

  1. Disbursement for Society funds shall be on the authority of the Society Treasurer as directed by the AdCom and in accordance with an approved budget and established procedures and policies of the IEEE.
  2. The AdCom may authorize the Treasurer to disburse funds to defray legitimate expenses incurred by the AdCom, Society Members, or by the various sub-committees.
  3. The Treasurer shall monitor the monthly society budget reports for accounts as provided by IEEE Headquarters and shall report progress on budget  at AdCom meetings.

4.5 Secretary

Function:

The Secretary is responsible for maintaining the Operations Handbook, Bylaws and Constitution documents. In addition, the Secretary is responsible for keeping records of AdCom minutes and assisting the President in his/her role. The Secretary may delegate any of these tasks to the CE Administrator.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The President, as soon as expedient after election, shall appoint a Secretary.  The AdCom shall be notified of this appointment through inclusion in meeting minutes or by separate notice.

The incumbent Secretary shall remain in office until successors are appointed and arrange to take over the office.

The Secretary shall take office on January 1 of the year in which the President-elect becomes Society President.

Reappointment of the incumbent Secretary is permissible if the above procedure is followed

A vacancy in the office of the Secretary shall be filled by appointment by the President.

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintenance of Society documents such as the Bylaws, Constitution and Operations Manual
  2. To support the President wherever possible
  3. To keep minutes of AdCom meetings
  4. To keep a track of all resolutions made in AdCom meetings
  5. To act as a point of contact for society members

 

Procedures:

  1. The current Secretary will have the latest version of the Operations Manual, Constitution and Bylaws. This must be kept up to date with a constant record of all amendments made.
  2. Resolutions passed in any given year will be documented and added to the operations manual in Annex A.
  3. The Secretary will liaise with all of the other AdCom members but in particular, the President, the 1st VP, the 2nd VP and the Constitution and Bylaws Chair to ensure all documentation is accurate and up to date.
  4. Any amendment to key documents (such as the Society Constitution, Society Bylaws or Society Operations Manual) must be ratified first by the President, then by the AdCom and then, if appropriate, by the IEEE via the IEEE Secretary.
  5. The Secretary should keep records of meetings and disseminate these to the AdCom members, this may be assigned to the Society Administrator. The Secretary should liaise with the Administrator as a backup measure.

4.6 Membership Chair

Function:

The Function of the Membership Chair is to enhance the value, the technical scope and the effectiveness of the Society through the expansion of a skilled and enthusiastic membership.

The responsibility and goal of Membership Development include recruiting and keeping members. Marketing and improving our products and services are a basis of meeting this goal.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Membership Chair is chosen by the AdCom and is normally an elected member of the AdCom.

Procedures:

  1. Work with other AdCom members and committees to develop and deploy new member benefits.
  2. Communicate benefits to members and recruits.
  3. Manage and maintain the CE Society Information and Membership booth.
  4. Manage the membership page of the CE society Site. This includes a current list of member benefits and easy links to the appropriate IEEE sites related to the enrollment process.
  5. Manage and maintain the list of potential members. The list consists of contact information gathered at CE Society conferences such as the ICCE and ISCE and other events in which the Society is involved.
  6. Send emails to existing members especially describing their  benefits as CE Members.
  7. Provide a membership kit to members who are managing a CE Society information and membership booth at various conferences.
  8. Place articles relating to membership and member benefits in the CE Society Newsletter and other publications. Such articles can be modified versions.
  9. Provide a welcome email to new members on a monthly basis which describes in detail member benefits and how to receive them.
  10. Work with the Student membership subcommittee.
  11. Establish and maintain contact with IEEE National Membership Development Committee.
  12. Maintain records of membership growth.
  13. Provide assistance to local CE SOCIETY chapters in membership activities.
  14. Establish membership goals for each membership year including goals for new enrollment and retention of existing society membership

4.7 Nominations Chair

Function:

The Nominations Chair is responsible for seeking candidates for the AdCom members. He/She is also responsible for liaising with the nominees and disseminating the results.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Nominations Chair is normally the first Past-President, second Past-President or other AdCom member (in that order of preference). The term is while the current President is in term.

Procedures:

  1. Form a Nominations Committee with at least four members, two of whom are not present members of the AdCom (past members are desirable since they are familiar with operations).
  2. The duties of the Nominating Committee shall also include the submission of nominations for the office of Divisional Director
  3. Send a call for nominations notice to the Newsletter editor in March to be published in the next issue.
  4. Scan the present roster of AdCom members (five) whose terms will be expiring. Determine who is and who is not eligible to run for re-election (cannot serve more than two, consecutive 3-year terms). Of those who are eligible, ask them if they are willing to run again.
  5. Consider other candidates as needed to make up a list of a minimum of seven and a maximum of ten nominees. It is prudent to have at least eight confirmed and eligible nominees to guard against a last minute dropout. Sources include: the ICCE program and executive committees, unsuccessful candidates from previous years, previous AdCom members, personal associates, etc.
  6. Contact the candidates and get a short biography in the standard form used in previous elections (see enclosed bios for 1989 election). Determine that if they are not IEEE and CE Society members, if not they must join to be eligible. Mail to them an IEEE application form or provide IEEE membership link if necessary because they MUST BE MEMBERS of IEEE and the CE Society before they can stand for election.
  7. Send a cover letter and the bios to the IEEE Technical Activities Coordinator before June 1st.
  8. It normally takes eleven weeks to conduct the election and receive returns, so be sure to tell the coordinator that the results are required before the September AdCom meeting.
  9. The search for nominees should start in the fall of the year preceding the election. Inputs from AdCom members should be solicited and the November/December meeting. Nominations chairman should suggest some nominees at that meeting.
  10. The Nominations Chairman should have the list of potential nominees essentially completed for discussion at the spring AdCom meeting.

4.8 Awards Chair

Function:

The IEEE CE Society Awards Chair is responsible for the Society Technical Activities Board (TAB) awards.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Awards Chair is selected by the AdCom and should be a voting member of the AdCom. The term is indefinite.

Procedures:

There are three categories of award:

  1. Technical papers published in the Consumer Electronics Society Transactions for the Chester W. Sall Best Paper Awards. (Based on previous year’s total transactions – 3 awards).
  2. Outstanding Service Award.
  3. Significant Achievement Award.

The Awards Chair is also responsible for the content of the Awards Section of the Society's web site. The Awards Chair manages the archive of past awards.

The Awards Chair Establishes the Evaluation Committee selected from members of the Society The Committee Roster should be published on the Society's web site.

Chester W. Sall Best Paper Awards:

  1. In October pre-screening results of all published papers from the period November to August are provided to the Awards Chair by the editor of the Transactions.
  2. Prepare evaluation form listing papers to be evaluated and forward to each Evaluation Committee member.
  3. The Awards Chair will provide an evaluation criteria document to the members of the evaluation committee.
  4. Evaluation Committee members independently evaluate each paper, recording value from 0 – 10.
  5. Society Members may also submit nomination forms available from the Society's website to the Society Secretary or Society Administrator.
  6. Evaluation Committee Members forward papers’ evaluation results to Awards Chair.
  7. Chair evaluates form data from the Evaluation Committee and Society Members. Notifies Evaluation Committee Members of results and seeks agreement for first, second, and third place winners. If no agreement can be made the Awards Chair seeks agreement through the Society President.
  8. Notifies winners by letter and requests presence at suitable Awards presentation (by default ICCE Awards Lunch).
  9. Society Secretary or Society Administrator should notify IEEE Headquarters of authors’ names and titles of papers. IEEE obtains awards and issues award checks for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, which are forwarded to the Society Secretary/Society Administrator.
  10. Awards Chair presents Chester W. Sall Awards.

Outstanding Service Award:

  1. The definition of the Outstanding Service Award is given in the relevant TAB documents and the Society web site.
  2. The Evaluation Committee evaluates candidates for the Outstanding Service Award.
  3. Candidates may be proposed from any Society Member (suitable forms are available from the Society website) at any time. Candidates must be CE Society members.
  4. Awards Chair notifies Evaluation Committee of proposed candidates and seeks agreement for the presentation of the Award. If no agreement can be made then no Award is presented.
  5. Notifies winners by letter and requests presence at suitable Awards presentation (usually ICCE Awards Lunch).
  6. Society Secretary or Society Administrator notifies IEEE Headquarters of authors’ names. IEEE obtains award plaque which is forwarded to the Society Secretary/Society Administrator.
  7. Awards Chair presents the Outstanding Service Award.

Significant Achievement Award:

  1. The definition of the Significant Achievement Award is given in the relevant TAB documents and the Society Web site.
  2. The Evaluation Committee evaluates candidates for the Significant Achievement Award.
  3. Candidates may be proposed from any Society Member (suitable forms are available from the Society website) at any time.
  4. Awards Chair notifies Evaluation Committee of proposed candidates and seeks agreement for the presentation of the Award. If no agreement can be made then no Award is presented.
  5. Notifies winners by letter and requests presence at a suitable Awards presentation (usually ICCE Awards Lunch).
  6. Society Secretary or Society Administrator notifies IEEE Headquarters of authors’ names. IEEE obtains award plaque which is forwarded to the Society Secretary/Society Administrator.
  7. Awards Chair presents the Significant Achievement Award.

4.9 Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair

Function:

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair is used as a point of contact for members wishing to make changes to key documentation (for example the Bylaws, Operations Manual or Bylaws).

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair is appointed by the President. The Constitution and Bylaws Chair should be a member of AdCom and thus has a maximum term of 6 years. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair should step down if not elected for a second term.

Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that the Bylaws and Constitution are correct and up to date.
  2. To act as a point of first contact for members wishing to incorporate changes to the Society's key documentation.
  3. To call a meeting of the Bylaws and Constitution committee to commence changes to the Society's key documentation.

Procedures:

  1. If a change is proposed, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair will need to be informed formally. A change can be proposed either through the AdCom or through petition as per the Bylaws.
  2. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee chair will then convene a meeting with the committee – normally consisting of the President, the 1st Vice President and the 2nd Vice President and the Secretary.
  3. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair will then submit a report of the recommended changes to the AdCom at least 30 days before discussion.
  4. Upon approval by the AdCom, Article IX of the Constitution (Appendix A of this document) must be followed.
  5. Changes to be considered by the above methodology include additional AdCom roles, changes of Field of Interest and changes to the Constitution or Bylaws documentation.

5. Society Liaison Roles

5.1 ATSC BoD Representative

Function:

The role of the ATSC BoD Representative is to stand as a permanent member of the Advanced Television Standards Committee's Board of Directors and represent the interests of the Consumer Electronics Society and Broadcast Technology

How Selected and Term of Office:

This role is appointed through recommendation by the President. The term of office is indefinite but works on an alternating-year basis with the Broadcast Technology Society. The ATSC BoD Rep is an Ex-officio role of the CE Society.

Responsibilities:

  1. The ATSC representative will report to the Technical Activities director of the CE & BT Societies on a Quarterly basis as to the status of the ATSC.
  2. If a controversial issue is raised, it will be communicated in a timely fashion to the Director’s of Technical Activities of the CE and BT Societies and the Presidents of the CE & BT Societies for comment and direction

Procedures:

  1. The ATSC representative will attend meetings of ATSC Board. Funding for attendance may be requested from the Society but must be ratified by the AdCom.
  2. The position is an every other year rolling process shared with the Broadcast Society.
  3. If a controversial issue is raised, the ATSC representative will contact both the CE Society President and the Broadcast Society Representative who will take appropriate action.
  4. If there is any disagreement from the two societies, the ATSC representative will abstain from voting.
  5. A second function of th ATSC representative, who can vote on technical matters on behalf of the CE Society as a member of both the ATSC (in general) and the ATSC's Technology and Standards Group (TSG).
  6. This function is NOT a shared function with the BT Society as both the CE and BT societies have individual voting rights (except for at the BoD level).

5.2 CE Liaisons on Transactions

5.2.1 Transactions on Haptics (ToH)

Presently the CE Liaison of the ToH has acted in the selection of the editor in chief of the ToH.

Function:

To be the main point of contact for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for the ToH. The CE Liaison for the ToH will report through the CE Society's Vice-President of Publications.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The ToH Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from AdCom members. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite in duration.

Responsibilities:

  1. The CE Liaison for the ToH will work to maintain the CE Society's presence in the ToH publication and will work with the Haptics Technical Forum to ensure that the CE Society's Haptics members get equally represented in this joint publication with the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the Computer Society (CS).
  2. To represent the CE Society in the selection process of the editor in chief of the Transactions on Haptics.
  3. To attend teleconferences and face to face meetings as needed.
  4. To help stimulate conferences and symposia in the field of Haptics.
  5. To be active on the management committee and ensure that the CE Society's financial interests are satisfied.
  6. To submit a monthly or quarterly report to the VP of Publications on the activities of the ToH.
  7. To work with the CE Society's Web Master to get the appropriate links in place for paper submission.

Procedures:

    1. The board of editors consists of exceedingly high qualified academics from the Haptics community.
    2. As a result of discussion some additional counterparts from the CE industry are needed on the Haptics' Board of Editors. It is proposed that one or two from the CE Society should be chosen.

5.2.2 Transactions on Biometrics (ToB)

Presently the CE Liaison of the ToB has acted in the selection of the editor in chief of the ToB.

Function:

To be the main point of contact for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for the ToB. The CE Liaison for the ToB will report through the CE Society's Vice-President of Publications.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The ToB Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from AdCom members. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite in duration.

Responsibilities:

  1. The CE Liaison for the ToB will work to maintain the CE Society's presence in the ToB publication and will work with the Biometrics Technical Forum to ensure that the CE Society's Biometrics members get equally represented in this joint publication with the Biometrics Council
  2. To represent the CE Society in the selection process of the editor in chief of the ToB.
  3. To attend teleconferences and face to face meetings as needed.
  4. To help stimulate conferences and symposia in the field of Biometrics.
  5. To be active on the management committee and ensure that the CE Society's financial interests are satisfied.
  6. To submit a monthly or quarterly report to the VP of Publications on the activities of the ToB.
  7. To work with the CE Society's Web Master to get the appropriate links in place for paper submission.

Procedures:

  1. The board of editors consists of exceedingly high qualified academics from the Biometrics community.
  2. As a result of discussion some additional counterparts from the CE industry are needed on the Biometrics' Board of Editors. It is proposed that one or two from the CE Society should be chosen.

5.2.3 Transactions on Computational Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Gaming (ToCIAIG)

Presently the CE Liaison of the ToCIAIG has acted in the selection of the editor in chief of the ToCIAIG.

Function:

To be the main point of contact for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for the ToCIAIG. The CE Liaison for the ToCIAIG will report through the CE Society's Vice-President of Publications.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The ToCIAIG Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from AdCom members. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite in duration.

Responsibilities:

  1. The CE Liaison for the ToCIAIG will work to maintain the CE Society's presence in the ToCIAIG publication and will work with the AI in Gaming Technical Forum to ensure that the CE Society's AI in Gaming members get equally represented in this joint publication with the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), the Sensors Council and the Computer Society (CS).
  2. To represent the CE Society in the selection process of the editor in chief of the ToCIAIG.
  3. To attend teleconferences and face to face meetings as needed.
  4. To help stimulate conferences and symposia in the field of AI in Gaming.
  5. To be active on the management committee and ensure that the CE Society's financial interests are satisfied.
  6. To submit a monthly or quarterly report to the VP of Publications on the activities of the ToCIAIG.
  7. To work with the CE Society's Web Master to get the appropriate links in place for paper submission.

Procedures:

  1. The board of editors consists of exceedingly high qualified academics from the Computational Intelligence community and AI in Gaming community.
  2. As a result of discussion some additional counterparts from the CE industry are needed on the Computational Intelligence and AI in Gaming's Board of Editors. It is proposed that one or two from the CE Society should be chosen.

5.2.5 Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (ToAMD)

Presently the CE Liaison of the ToAMD has acted in the selection of the editor in chief of the  ToAMD

Function:

To be the main point of contact for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for the ToAMD. The CE Liaison for the ToAMD will report through the CE Society's Vice-President of Publications.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The ToAMD Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from AdCom members. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite in duration.

Responsibilities:

l  The CE Liaison for the ToAMD will work to maintain the CE Society's presence in the ToAMD publication and will work with the Autonomous Mental Development Technical Forum to ensure that the CE Society's Autonomous Mental Development members get equally represented in this joint publication with the Computational Intelligence  Society (CIS).

  1. To represent the CE Society in the selection process of the editor in chief of the ToAMD.
  2. To attend teleconferences and face to face meetings as needed.
  3. To help stimulate conferences and symposia in the field of Autonomous Mental Development.
  4. To be active on the management committee and ensure that the CE Society's financial interests are satisfied.
  5. To submit a monthly or quarterly report to the VP of Publications on the activities of the ToAMD.
  6. To work with the CE Society's Web Master to get the appropriate links in place for paper submission.

Procedures:

  1. The board of editors consists of exceedingly high qualified academics from the Autonomous Mental Development community.
  2. As a result of discussion some additional counterparts from the CE industry are needed on the Autonomous Mental Development's Board of Editors. It is proposed that one or two from the CE Society should be chosen.

5.3 Industry Relations Officer

Function:

The Industry Relations Officer is responsible for fostering relationships between the CE Society and industry members.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Industrial Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from the current Industrial Liaison officer. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite. The Industrial Liaison should be a member industry rather than an academic.

Responsibilities:

  1. Setup program to receive Demo boards, Software Development Kits (SDKs), Hardware Development Kits, Sample Kits, for CE Student Chapters as well as Door Prizes for CE Chapters.
  2. Evaluate Donations from participating companies, write product reviews for publishing in the CE Newsletter with the approval of CE Newsletter editor.
  3. Contact companies for Financial donations for Conferences (ICCE/ISCE) and product demos.
  4. Work with conferences in solicitation of sponsors for conferences (ICCE/ISCE)

Procedures:

  1. Report to the 1st VP O&P to provide a monthly status report
  2. Provide Product reviews as they occur to the CE Newsletter Editor.
  3. The Industrial Relations Officer will be a non-voting member of the AdCom
  4. Attend AdCom meetings as appropriate.

5.4 CEA Liaison

Function:

The Function of the CEA Liaison is to establish and maintain contact with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Technology and Standards Department and report on activities of common interest.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The CEA Liaison is a position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from the current CEA Liaison officer. The position is an Ex-officio role and is indefinite. It is desirable that the CEA Liaison should be an employee of the CEA or belong to a CEA member company.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare articles about CEA activities that are of interest to CE Society members and submit them for inclusion in the Society newsletter.
  2. Provide CEA support for the ICCE and facilitate coordination with CEA’s International CES.
  3. Provide information to the CE Society AdCom for coordination of joint CEA / CE Society events and programs.

Procedures:

Committees and standards activities in the CEA of greatest interest are:

  1. Audio Systems
  2. Video Systems
  3. Digital Imaging Technologies
  4. National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) – a joint committee of the CEA & NAB
  5. In-Vehicle Technologies (entertainment, navigation, control)
  6. Television Systems (broadcast, cable, satellite, telco)
  7. Wireless Technologies
  8. Home Networks
  9. Internet and Information Technologies
  10. Multi-Media Convergence Technologies

5.5 Young Professionals (YP) Liaison

Function:

The Young Professionals (YP) Liaison is responsible for coordinating activities related to YP membership. He/She works on a society level but is also involved in more central IEEE activities (sometimes on a regional or section level)

How Selected and Term of Office:

The YP Liaison is an Ex-officio position that is assigned by the President on recommendation from AdCom members. A prerequisite is that the YP Liaison is a YP member of the IEEE and CE Society, and therefore has a maximum term of 10 years. The YP Liaison should step down once 10 years from the end of their final degree has passed.

Responsibilities:

  1. Preferably a YP member(having graduated from a University degree-ed program within the last 10 years)
  2. The ability to attend monthly teleconferences as appropriate
  3. The ability to attend Quarterly meetings as appropriate, normally meetings are held on the Weekend (Travel is covered by IEEE CE Society)
  4. Provide a written (E-mail Report) on a monthly basis of CE YP Activities
  5. Attend meetings with the other YP groups (TAB & MGAB) and report on their activities
  6. Develop a CE Society YP recruitment program and lead the development of CE YP Chapters worldwide.

Procedures:

  1. This position will report up to the 1st Vice-President of the CE Society.  with information to be shared with the 2nd Vice-President International Affairs and Chapter Relations  and the Student Chapter Chair Liaison.

6. Publication Positions

6.1 Newsletter Editor

Function:

The Function of the Newsletter Editor is to collect material that would be of interest to the Consumer Electronics Society members and with any Associate Editors, collate this into a coherent form for distribution to the members.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Newsletter Editor is nominated by the AdCom but does not need to be a voting member of the AdCom. The term is indefinite in duration.

Procedures:

  1. Editor collects material throughout the quarter. Material comes from where it can be found.  Sometimes it comes from assistant editors, some has come from monitoring reflectors and mailing lists relevant to CE. Some is solicited from contacts made at meetings and during AdCom conference calls. Sometimes articles are solicited based on tutorials presented at ICCE, ISCE or elsewhere.
  2. The Executive Administrator collects material from speakers at ICCE and ISCE by either taking notes or obtaining materials directly from the speakers. An article is usually published from the keynote speakers.
  3. An attempt is made to solicit content from individual Chapter Chairs.
  4. The editor also proofreads articles and makes grammatical corrections when appropriate. The Chicago Manual of Style is used as a guide.
  5. If space permits, an article from the editor is included in the issue, and appears on the front page, if the President does not submit his article. The article tries to NOT summarize what is in the issue and is kept on an informal style.
  6. The Newsletter is written to an international audience and colloquialisms and subtle humor that may not work in all cultures is to be avoided.
  7. The table of contents from the Transactions, since many members do not get the paper copy, should, wherever possible, be included, as well as instructions on how to access the material. Table of contents for the Transactions are obtained from the Transactions Associate Editor.
  8. CEA sends periodic summaries of their work, which should be edited to approximately a half page of items of interest to the readership. All reference to joining the CEA or attending CEA workshops should be removed from the article for submission in the newsletter. CEA information is obtained via the CEA Liaison.
  9. Material for the newsletter should not compete with the Transactions. If material is questionable, there should be a consultation with the Editor in Chief of the Transactions.
  10. Material of a more general interest to CE engineers - how something works, how something is being received in the marketplace, etc, is sought, as well as anything having to do with history of CE.
  11. Material from reader correspondence can be published, but permission should be obtained.
  12. The Executive Administrator maintains page 2 and the "Save the Date" on the address page, and sends updates directly to IEEE, as well as proofing the newsletter.
  13. Current contact at IEEE is our layout specialist, Paul Doto, p.doto@ieee.org, 732-562-3945, fax 732-981-1855. Material should be sent to him indicating the order of the articles, but note that layout restrictions may dictate some change in order.
  14. There are two ways to communicate order to him:  Use a numerical prefix on each file, corresponding to it's location in the order, or Send one long file with all material in the correct order.
  15. The layout will change when he prepares the layout and it will look good.
  16. A couple of things to watch: formatting frequently gets lost, so italics don't come through and have to be picked up in the proofing stage.
  17. The IEEE layout specialist uses a MAC. File names need to be limited to 20 characters, especially if a file is zipped.
  18. Elapsed time from when the material is provided and the publication being completed and mailed can be as little as 2-3 weeks - if there are not a lot of revisions.
  19. Target size is 16 pages.

6.2 Transactions on Consumer Electronics Editor-in-Chief

Function:

The Function of the Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Consumer Electronics is to facilitate contents and oversee the publication of the Transactions.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The editor is elected by the AdCom. Once elected, the editor is an autonomous role and the AdCom has no jurisdiction over him/her. The term of this role is indefinite in duration and can only be terminated by a vote from the AdCom or resignation from the Editor-in-Chief.

It should be noted that the Editor is NOT accountable to the AdCom in order to prevent undue pressure being applied to accept or reject material that is/is not appropriate.

Procedures:

  1. Solicit technical contributions of archival quality consistent with the Field of Interest of the CE Society.
  2. Provide and disseminate to the industry necessary Instructions and Procedures for submission of technical contributions.
  3. Develop a group of technical experts to form the Publications Review Committee to assure peer-review of all technical paper submissions.
  4. Assign all papers for peer-review consistent with the technical expertise of individual members of the Publications Review Committee.
  5. Review all submissions against established criteria, including:
    • Consistency with the CE Society’s Fields of Interest
    • Formulation of paper consistent with established IEEE rules and procedures and adherence to the Instructions and Template provided for the Transactions on Consumer Electronics.
    • Proper use of the English language
    • No commercialism
  6. Communicate results of reviews to all authors
  7. Adjudicate all author complaints.
  8. Work with outside provider to assure proper and adequate function of the T-CE website.
  9. Work with printer to assure professional and timely publication of the hardcopy version of the T-CE
  10. Work with IEEE Xplore to assure timely posting of the electronic version of the T-CE.
  11. Provide pre-screening results to AdCom Awards Chairperson.
  12. Provide necessary reports to CE Society’s Treasurer and IEEE TAB

6.3 Webmaster

Function:

The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the Society’s website in accordance with policies and procedures mandated by IEEE and CE Society policies. He/she is also required to solicit the relevant people of the various sections of the webpage to ensure that the content is kept up to date.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Webmaster is selected by the president and is an Ex-officio post. The term for this post is of indefinite duration. A candidate should be recommended to the president.

Procedures:

  1. The IEEE CE Society website is located at:  "cesoc.ieee.org".
  2. To keep the website up to date, it is necessary to maintain contact with the AdCom members and the Consumer Electronics Society Administrator. The Administrator will provide the latest Newsletter, photographs and contact information.
  3. The Awards chair will send information about the Awards Committee
  4. The conference chairs will send the latest information on ICCE and ISCE so the conference pages can be updated.
  5. Whenever a new chapter is created, the President or the Student Relations Committee Chair (in the case of a student chapter) will provide information so that a web address can be created and the chapter's related pages are updated.

7. Ex-Officio Roles

7.1 Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator

Function:

The Function of the Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator (DLP) is to act as a liaison between society chapter chairs and the Distinguished Lecturer

How Selected and Term of Office:

This is an Ex-Officio position and as a result, is an indefinite term.

Procedures:

  1. A Distinguished Lecturer (DL)  is chosen from a panel of potential candidates and contact details added to the database that only the DLP Coordinator has.
  2. If a chapter wishes to host a DL, they should contact the DLP Coordinator who will then contact the DL. The DLP Coordinator will act as a facilitator to arrange an appropriate time and place for the DL presentation.
  3. The Chapter Chair should then apply to the AdCom and request funding to support this activity. The financing available is decided by the AdCom and is dependent upon the proximity of the DL to the presentation location.
  4. The DLP Coordinator should periodically contact Chapter Chairs to remind them of the database and the topics on which the DL will present.

7.2 Past President

Function:

The Function of the Past President is to act as an advisor to the current president and to enable continuity within the management of the Society.

The Past President is also to act as Nominations Chair.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The past president is automatically selected as an Ex-officio member of the AdCom on finishing his/her term as president. The term is up to two years, depending on how long the term of the current president is.

Procedures:

None

7.3 CE Administrator

Function:

The Function of the CE Administrator is to help with the general day-to-day running of the Society. The CE Administrator is a central contact point for the AdCom and is responsible for disseminating minutes of meetings, agendas, maintenance of the AdCom email lists and general assistance for the AdCom.

How Selected and Term of Office:

Although an Ex-officio role, the CE Administrator is the only paid position within the CE Society. The Administrator is chosen through normal employment routes (application and interview). The interview panel makes the final decision who to appoint. The term of employment is indefinite.

Procedures:

  1. The CE Administrator should obtain the AdCom meeting agenda from the President and distribute it to all AdCom members at least one week prior to the meeting.
  2. There should also be reminders of meetings in which the Administrator will gather apologies for absence.
  3. The Administrator will also disseminate reports for and to other AdCom members
  4. The minutes of the AdCom meeting, highlighting any actions, should be disseminated as soon as is possible after the meeting.

7.4 Student Relations Committee Chair

Function:

The Function of the Student Relations Chair is to act as a liaison for the student chapters of the CE Society. In addition, the SR Chair is responsible for encouragement and assistance with formation of new student chapters.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Student Relations (SR) Committee Chair is an Ex-Officio position and is filled by the AdCom. The term is indefinite.

Procedures:

TBC

7.5 Conference Chairs

Function:

The Function of these Chairs are to organize the various conference committees and to perform necessary duties to ensure the success of the conferences.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The ICCE Conference Chair is elected by the AdCom. The ICCE Chair has traditionally been the previous Technical Chair, and while this is not necessary, it is normally desirable. The ISCE Symposium Chair is elected by the chapter hosting the event. The term of these posts is traditionally one year but it is possible to hold the post of chair for longer if the conditions are appropriate or necessary.

Procedures:

  1. Each Chair should keep in constant contact with the VP Conferences and ideally with the international advisors committee which is a committee made up from past General Chairs, past Technical Chairs and those with experience of conference organization.
  2. Both ICCE and ISCE conference chairs will have the assistance of the Society Administrator at their disposal.

7.6 Technical Activities Chair

Function:

The Technical Activities Chair functions to coordinate all member activities related to technology education. This includes identification and coordination of one time publications, one time workshops, special sessions at existing conferences, creation of web pages, coordination of submission of articles on technical topics to the CE Newsletter, coordination of invited papers to the Transactions, coordination of special joint sessions at the conferences of other societies, liaison with other IEEE Societies and organization outside of IEEE to jointly sponsor or jointly conduct conferences and meetings. In recent history, there has mostly been involvement in coordination of special sessions at ICCE and panel discussions. In the more distant past, there was coordination of selection of special guest editors for special invited papers issues of the transactions.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Technical Activities Chair is chosen from the Society's members and is appointed by the President of the Society. The Technical Activities Chair does not need to be a member of the AdCom. The term for office is indefinite.

Procedures:

  1. The Technical Activity Chair provides over-sight to the following Consumer Electronics Society Technical committees:
    • Haptics Technical Forum
    • Artificial Intelligence in Gaming Technical Forum.
  2. The Technical Activities Chair receives a monthly report from each subcommittee and reports the consolidated information to the AdCom as needed.
  3. Plans are being made for a Teleconference workshop this year. ICCE lunch panel slides from ICCE speakers (www.ieee-cesoc.org) are also maintained on the website.

7.7 CE Fellow Committee Chair

Function:

To chair the committee responsible for selection of nominations for promotion to the position of Fellow of the IEEE.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The CE Fellow Committee Chair is an Ex-officio position and is appointed by the President under recommendation by the existing Fellows Committee. The term for this is indefinite in duration. It is mandatory for the CE Fellow Committee Chair, as with any of the members on the committee, to be a Fellow of the IEEE.

Procedures:

  1. The activities of the Fellow Committee Chair starts with soliciting nominations for Fellow candidates (for example, adding an article in the IEEE CE Newsletter). The Chair then needs to bring together a society Fellow committee of at least five people who need to be Fellows themselves.
  2. In March of each year, IEEE headquarters request a list of the members of the Fellow Committee.
  3. As a next step they offer a 2 hour training course for members of committees and a number of documents explaining the process.
  4. In April the chairperson receives the documents of the nominees (in paper form) which the Chair then distributes to the members of the committee asking them to fill out a form for each of the candidates and to evaluate their eligibility.
  5. These documents need to be completed by 23rd May.
  6. Upon receipt of the input by the committee members the chair writes a final report to IEEE headquarters which typically needs to be completed by 15th June.

7.8 Standards Activities Chairs

Function:

The Standards Activities Chair functions include both an IEEE internal and IEEE external role:

Internal:

  1. Liaison with IEEE Standards Board. As an IEEE society, it falls under the Technical Activities Board (TAB) and the Standards Board (SB) is a separate corporate entity.

External:

  1. To conduct standards development projects involving IEEE members and any interested party.

How Selected and Term of Office:

The Standards Activities Chair is appointed by the AdCom. If possible, the position should be filled by someone with experience in standards activities. The term of office is indefinite.

Procedures:

  1. To initiate an IEEE Standard, one must go to the SB and submit a Project Authorization Request (PAR) to get permission to start a project and at that time indicate which TAB entity will take charge of the project.
  2. When the standard effort is complete it goes back to the SB for approval.
  3. The CE Society Standards Chair is on the notification list for all requests to start projects and all standards approvals that go to the SB.
  4. At that time, an objection to assignment to a society can be made or a request made for joint activity.