THE PRESIDENTS OPENING
President Todd Hubing called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.
A round of introductions was made. Board members present included
B. Archambeault, H. Benitez, R. Brewer, J. Butler, N. Carter,
B. Crain, A. Drozd, M. Hatfield, D. Heirman, D. Hoolihan, T. Hubing,
E. Joffe, W. Kesselman, M. Montrose, J. Muccioli, S. Nitta, J.
Norgard, J. ONeil, Z. Pantic-Tanner, J. Perini, G. Pettit,
A. Podgorski, C. Sartori, R. Wallen, K. Williams and T. Yoshino.
There were no absent Board members. Guests present included E.
Bronaugh, D. Clark, J. Curtis, M. DAmore, C. Faduska (IEEE),
R. Goldblum, F. Heather, R. Hofmann, R. Perez and R. Wyndrum (IEEE).
President Hubing noted that four motions would be presented by
Barry Wallen related to symposia matters. Elya Joffe will also
have a motion to present. Henry Benitez will present a motion
on awards. No other motions were brought up from the floor. President
Hubing advised that Jose Perini indicated he would retire from
the Board effective at the end of this meeting. He thanked Mr.
Perini for his service to the Board. President Hubing presented
the agenda which was approved as presented.
Secretary ONeil presented the minutes from the previous
Board meeting on May 9, 2003 for review. Minor changes were required.
The Board approved the minutes as amended.
Treasurer Warren Kesselman presented his report. IEEEs 2002
final audited finance report indicates the EMCSs year-end
deficit was $119,200. That deficit was due to a negative market
fluctuation of $226,800. The Societys 31 December
2002 net worth was $759,000. As of 30 June 2003, the EMCS had
an operational surplus of $179,100. However, Mr. Kesselman is
currently forecasting a year-end deficit in the order of $50,000
(investment profit/loss not included). The EMCS 2003 budget had
projected an $8,300 surplus. The major factors influencing the
forecast are an anticipated reduction in budgeted revenue from
Membership Fees and Meetings/Conferences. The 2004 second-pass
budget was received from TAB on July 11th, 2003. The TAB second-pass
budget projects a $100 surplus. The IEEE Finance Committee conducted
an interim review of all Society/Council budgets on 2-3 August
2003. Final IEEE Board approval will occur in November 2003.
|EMCS Board members attending the
meeting held in Boston included (from left) Dan Hoolihan of
Hoolihan EMC Consulting, Carlos Sartori of the University
of São Paulo, Brazil, Jose Perini, and Todd Hubing
with the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, requested
that Janet ONeil, Newsletter Editor, present her report.
The Summer 2003 issue is 80 pages; it is the longest issue to
date. The increased length is largely due to the coverage of the
Istanbul Symposium and the fact that there are three practical
papers (including one from the Istanbul symposium and one from
the Zurich symposium). Also, the Chapter Chatter column is longer
than normal for a summer issue, but there were a few
tabletop shows by the chapters since the last issue so there was
coverage of these events with several photos. The cover artwork
is by Dick Ford and there are several wonderful photos contributed
by Dick, Don Heirman, and various members of Elya Joffes
symposium committee. There are 11.33 pages of paid advertising
in this issue and the new ad for the 2004 IEEE EMC Symposium is
included. As part of production and mailing cost cutting efforts,
this issue will have a new, smaller trim size and will utilize
lighter weight paper for the inside pages. This makes the issue
more in keeping with the IEEEs standard magazine format.
There is now a queue of Practical Papers for publication in the
Newsletter and the number of unsolicited papers is increasing
little by little. The Newsletter report contains summary information
on advertising revenue and production/distribution costs. Professor
Marcello DAmore, Transactions on EMC Editor-in-Chief, then
presented his report. There will be a Special Issue on EMC-Nanotechnology
(EMC-n) of Apparatus, Devices and Systems. This is scheduled for
publication in November 2004. The guest editors for this Special
Issue include Johan Catrysse, Chris Holloway, and Sabrina Sarto.
Manuscripts for publication in the Transactions are all submitted
on-line using IEEE TEMC Manuscript Central. This has considerably
reduced the review time for the papers and has thus expedited
the production time for each issue. He attended the Istanbul symposium
as well as an EMC conference in Spain to promote the Transactions
on EMC. For 2003, the total number of pages printed for the Transactions
on EMC is estimated to be 703, with approximately 46% of the papers
submitted for publication being accepted. Next, EMCS Webmaster
Andy Drozd presented his report. Routine updates to the site are
taking place. He has been in close contact with Bill Strauss to
ensure that the TCs web pages are kept up to date. He noted that
TC 3 and TC 7, as well as the ESAC and RAC, have web pages that
are significantly out of date. Some links are broken. He is working
with the TCs to encourage them to update their web pages. He is
also working with Susan Schneiderman of IEEE Media to package
advertising sales on the web with advertising sales in the EMC
Newsletter. Ray Perez then presented his report as the new EMCS
IEEE Press Liaison. The net royalty received for 2002 was $3,004.43.
Contracts have been signed for three new books, including Elya
Joffe/Kai Sang Lock for their book The Grounds for Grounding:
Grounding from Circuits to Systems, Mark Montrose/Ed Nakauchi
for their book Testing for EMC Compliance, and Sevgi for his book
Complex EM Problems & Numerical Simulation Approaches. President
Hubing thanked Mark Montrose for his work as IEEE Press Liaison
over the past few years and for raising the visibility of this
work to Board members. In closing his report, Mr. Pettit announced
that Dan Hoolihan has accepted the position of History Committee
Chair. This complements his work preparing for the 50th Anniversary
of the EMC Society in 2007.
|Visiting during a break in the Board
meeting were Takeo Yoshino with the University of Electro-Communications
in Tokyo, Japan, Todd Hubing, and Marcello DAmore with
the University of Rome, La Sapienza (from left).
Don Heirman, Vice-President of Standards, presented his report.
It was noted that the standards webpage is now operational from
the EMCS home page (http://www.emcs.org
and then clicking on Standards in the left hand column
for EMC Standards activity). Standards activity covers three major
areas: The Standards Education and Training Committee (SETCom)
chaired by John Kraemer of Rockwell-Collins, the Standards Advisory
and Coordination Committee (SACCom) chaired by Elya Joffe and
the Standards Development Committee (SDCom) chaired by Stephen
Berger. There will be several hours of Standards Committee meetings
during the course of the Boston symposium week. Special presentations
will be made on STD 473: Site Survey (10 kHz to 40 GHz), STD 1597:
Computational EM Computer Modeling, and STD 1642: Intentional
EMI. Mr. Heirman noted that the Standards Open House held in Istanbul
was very well attended; 51 people from nine countries came to
hear presentations on the Standards development process and IEEE
work in that area. The EMC Standards Activity article in the Summer
2003 issue of the EMC Newsletter provides a summary of the open
house in Istanbul. Hugh Denny has resigned as secretary of the
Standards Committee. If anyone is interested in this position,
please contact Mr. Heirman.
|The East Coast Board members convened
during the meeting, including (from left) Fred Heather with
the Navy at Patuxent River, Bruce Crain of Northrop Grumman,
and Andy Drozd of Andro Computational Solutions.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Andy Drozd presented the report of Membership Services. The total
number of active members is 4,314 as of June 2003. This is down
approximately 7.8% compared to the same time in 2002. Total IEEE
membership is 376,578. This is down approximately 4.1%. Mr. Drozd
noted that the first level of IEEE has approved the proposed Technical
Achievement Award elevation from a certificate to a plaque. He
advised that Dick Ford is no longer the Symposium Photographer.
Mr. Ford did produce a video of the EMCS Awards that were presented
in Istanbul. This video will be shown during the awards luncheon
in Boston. Mr. Ford has also stepped down as the Survey Chair.
There are no plans to conduct a survey during the Boston symposium.
Dr. Elena Gerstmann, IEEE Director of Research, completed the
IEEE All-Society Research Project. This will be discussed later
in the meeting. Bruce Crain, Membership Chair, encouraged Board
members to drop by and visit the EMCS Membership booth. He has
enlisted Flo Haislmaier and Sandy Bush to staff the EMCS Membership
booth in Boston. There is a new electronic version of the membership
application available. Mr. Crain will not be available to chair
this committee next year. If anyone is interested in this position,
please contact Mr. Crain. Andy Drozd then reported for Lee Hill,
chair of the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program. The program
remains very active. The DL travel policy is being revised. It
will take effect in January 2004. Currently, the number of attendees
at DL presentations is declining. Thus, the average cost per attendee
has increased this year over last year. To date in 2003, a total
of 548 chapter members heard presentations by EMCS Distinguished
Lecturers at an average cost per attendee of $14.47 US. Henry
Benitez next reported briefly on Awards. The list of awards presented
in Istanbul and to be presented in Boston is included in the respective
copies of the awards programs. He discussed the upgrade of the
presentation of the Technical Achievement Award from a certificate
to a plaque at a cost not to exceed $250 US. This was officially
approved by TAB in June. He showed a proposal for the Best Symposium
Paper Award. Traditionally this has been a symposium committee
award and Mr. Benitez would like to see this award elevated to
a formal EMCS award. The Board approved the new EMCS Best Symposium
Paper Award (the prize is $1,000 USD and a certificate which is
funded by the EMCS). The Board approved a new EMCS award to recognize
the Chair of an EMCS Symposium with a plaque. Chapters Coordinator
Ghery Pettit advised that there are several chapters in trouble
since they have not turned in any meeting reports to IEEE. There
is no record of these chapters having held any meetings. Chapters
are required to report on a minimum of two meetings per year.
Mr. Pettit reminded everyone affiliated with chapters that they
need to file the L-31 meeting form. The Chapter Chair Luncheon
will take place in Boston on Tuesday. An IEEE member in Sri Lanka
has expressed an interest in the formation of a new chapter. This
is being pursued. Elya Joffe then presented his report as Region
8 Chair. Ten new IEEE members were recruited at the Istanbul Symposium.
There are three EMC conferences scheduled in Europe to date, including
Eindhoven in September 2004, Wroclaw in June 2004, and Zurich
in February 2005. There is also a conference in India (INCEMIC)
in December 2003. Spain has a new chapter in process, as does
the Czech Republic. Mr. Joffes report included several new
membership initiatives to consider for increasing membership.
Regarding support to low-income level engineers to attend EMCS
Symposia, $3,300 US was distributed to six participants who attended
the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on EMC. Jose Perini had
no new developments to report as Region 9 Chair. He will be traveling
to Brazil on Wednesday and will attempt to meet with members of
the two chapters in that country. Takeo Yoshino reported on EMC
activity in Region 10. Efforts continue to establish an official
EMC Chapter in Thailand and in Australia. There is a separate
EMC Society in Australia that is independent from the IEEE. Discussions
are taking place on how these groups can work together. Dr. Michael
E. Evans (Vice-Chair, IEEE Australia Section) and Dr. Robert Bogner
of the University of Adelaide are working with Dr. Yoshino to
further this effort. There are 233 IEEE EMCS members in Australia.
There has been no update from Dr. Werachat Khan-ngren about the
status of their petition to establish a Thailand Chapter. Regarding
EMC Sendai in June 2004, Dr. Yoshino is working to secure a hotel
room block at discounted rates for Board members who may want
to attend this conference. Mr. Drozd reported for Bill Duff, Fellows
Search Chair. The EMC Society received two Fellow applications
for review. The Fellow Search/Evaluation Committee currently consists
of Jose Perini, Art Wall, Ernie Freeman and Hugh Denny. Nominations
and Bylaws Committee Chair Joe Butler advised that the Board of
Directors election ballots have been mailed and ballots will close
on September 29. The results of the election will be announced
on October 6.
|Nigel Carter from the United Kingdom,
and Takeo Yoshino and Shuichi Nitta from Japan (from left)
are representative of the international membership of the
EMCS Board. Professor Nitta is also the Chairman of EMC Sendai
John Norgard, Vice President for Technical Services, presented
his report. He advised that the Chair of the Technical Advisory
Committee (TAC) is Bill Strauss. Vice-Chair is Arto Chubukjian,
and Secretary is Robert Scully. The committees are trying to address
problems with communication. Kimball Williams is helping in this
effort by trying to set up conference calls for committee meetings.
The TCs would like to select the session chairmen at each EMCS
Symposia and they would like to implement a succession plan for
TC Chairs. Mr. Norgard will explore these plans further with the
TCs. Representative Advisory Committee (RAC) Chair Fred Heather
presented his report. Mr. Norgard then presented Maqsood Mohds
report as the Chair of the Education and Student Activities Committee
(ESAC). Bob Nelson, formerly Secretary of this committee, is now
the Vice-Chairman. This means that the secretary position is now
open. Mr. Norgard is looking for candidates to fill this position.
The Experiment Demonstrations for Boston are on track according
to Andy Drozd who is in charge of this effort. Bob Dockey is the
local committee chair that is handling the Experiment Demonstrations.
The call for Experiment Demonstrations was published in the EMC
Newsletter. The number of student papers submitted this year for
the Boston symposium increased by 50% from last year. Regarding
the Experiments Manual, Volume I is on the EMCS website for direct
access. Several experiments for Volume II have been completed
and are posted to the website for review. 14 kits were requested
this year for the Student Design Competition, of which eight were
returned. Dick Ford has produced a large quantity of CDs on the
experiments, which will be distributed to the EMC chapters and
IEEE Sections worldwide for educational purposes. The University
Grant Committee will present the $10,000 grant to The Citadel
after having reviewed three proposals this year. This year is
the 10th anniversary of the tutorials activity and a special panel
discussion has been planned. Randy Jost is now the Webmaster of
the ESAC website. The NARTE exam preparation workshop and NARTE
exam will take place in Boston. This is the 9th year of this activity.
Mark Montrose then presented a report on the activities of the
IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He attended their last meeting, which
was held in San Francisco in conjunction with Wescon. There were
450 conference attendees, of which 350 were paid registrants.
There are 20 IEEE Societies that are affiliated with the Nanotechnology
Council. The Council is very active; in addition to producing
Transactions several times a year, it is working on its first
standard related to nanotechnology entitled: Standard Test
Methods for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
(#P1650). Their next conference will be held over August 16-19,
2004 in Munich, Germany.
|IEEE-USAs Ralph Wyndrum (standing)
gave a presentation on the scope of this large organization
during the Board meeting. He visited with Fred Heather to
discuss the Inter-Society Activities of the EMCS.
Elya Joffe, Vice President for Conference Services, presented
his report. He introduced Barry Wallen to present his report on
IEEE EMCS International Symposia, as follows: Regarding the 2002
Minneapolis Symposium, the final audit is in process with IEEE.
All other activities are closed; Regarding 2003 Boston, Chair
Jon Curtis was present to give his report. The hotel room block
is full. There are 165 exhibitors renting 238 booths/tables. There
are more exhibitors occupying less space overall this year. Total
registration as of August 11 is 1,710 people. This is a 29% increase
over last year. Approximately 170 of the total 200 papers received
will be presented. The majority of the tours scheduled are sold
out or are at capacity; Regarding 2004 Santa Clara, Chair John
Howard will be present in Boston to promote this symposium from
their exhibit booth. He will also be present at the Exhibitors
Breakfast. Critical timelines of activity have been completed;
for symposia in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Mr. Wallen advised that these
committees are each moving along smoothly and according to plan.
IEEE CMS has been contracted to manage each of these symposia.
The hotels are being researched for these symposia now; 2007 Chair
Janet ONeil has identified Barry Wallen as the Vice-Chair
of this symposium. She has requested that anyone interested in
serving on the 2007 Symposium Committee contact her; for 2008,
the location for this symposium will be voted upon at the November
2003 meeting. Currently the city of Detroit is under consideration
with the SE Michigan EMC Chapter spearheading the promotion of
this venue. Kimball Williams of the SE Michigan EMC Chapter distributed
some material on the changes taking place in downtown Detroit;
Regarding 2003 Istanbul, Mr. Joffe noted that the symposium committee
projects an approximate $7,000 US deficit. This deficit is largely
due to the extensive registration cancellations due to world events
occurring at the time of the symposium (i.e. the Gulf War and
SARS). 386 papers were accepted of the 579 papers submitted. 115
papers were cancelled. There were a total of 73 sessions and technical
activities, with a total of 386 presentations, made by a total
of 326 speakers. Extensive coverage of the symposium is provided
in the Summer 2003 issue of the EMC Society Newsletter. Mr. Wallen
then presented several motions related to EMCS Symposia activity.
The Board approved controlling the distribution of the EMCS mailing
list as defined in Mr. Wallens presentation. The Board also
approved a policy rejecting advertising considered inappropriate
for inclusion in Symposia publications. Global EMCS Coordinator
Elya Joffe then reviewed the specific definitions of the different
levels of involvement in various non-IEEE EMC symposia, including
Technical Co-Sponsor and Cooperation. Next, Janet ONeil
reported as Exhibitor Liaison. There has not been significant
activity since the last Board meeting. All is on track with the
Boston exhibitors. Ms. ONeil is working closely with Vita
Feuerstein of IEEE CMS on exhibitor issues as they arise. One
page of free advertising for the Boston Symposium patrons was
included in the Spring 2003 issue of the EMC Society Newsletter.
This was something new presented as another value added benefit
for the patrons. Regarding Regional Conferences, Mr. Joffe noted
that at the last Board meeting, the Board approved appointing
a regional EMCS member to spearhead the organization of one-day
EMC colloquia and exhibitions in several IEEE Regions. Frank Sabath
has accepted the position of Region 8 Conference Coordinator.
Shuichi Nitta has accepted the position of Region 10 Conference
Coordinator. Janet ONeil has accepted the position of Region
9 Conference Coordinator. Janet ONeil then reported on regional
events with EMC Chapters in Regions 1-6. There have been three
chapter tabletop shows in the US since the last Board meeting.
The May 20 tabletop show or Mini-Symposium organized
by the Chicago EMC Chapter was well attended and successfully
chaired by Frank Krozel of Electronic Instrument Associates. There
were several speakers on various EMC topics. The June 6 Colloquium
and Exhibition organized by the SE Michigan EMC Chapter drew over
100 people for a one-day tutorial with Clayton Paul of Mercer
University who spoke on the Fundamentals of EMC. It
was a very successful event. Some 15 vendors participated. The
June 12 Colloquium and Exhibition organized by the Orange County
EMC Chapter featured speakers Doug Smith and W. Michael King.
They spoke in tandem and used dual LCD projectors with two screens
in the meeting room. In addition, a video projected the real time
experiments conducted for all students to see. The audio/visual
bill for this conference was very high, needless to say, but the
results were very much appreciated by the students. Over 70 people
participated in this conference and over 20 exhibitors manned
tabletop displays. Randy Flinders of Emulex, Chair of this event,
did an excellent job of coordinating the speakers and their audio/visual
requirements. These events will be profiled in the Summer 2003
EMC Newsletter, in the Chapter Chatter column. There are no tabletop
shows scheduled for the Summer months. There is just one tabletop
show scheduled for the balance of 2003. All Chapter tabletop shows
are included in the Calendar section of the Newsletter on a regular
basis. Mr. Joffe summarized Frank Sabbaths report as the
new Region 8 Conference Coordinator. Dr. Sabath plans to contact
all IEEE EMC Chapter Chairs in his area in order to coordinate
future planning for local conferences. He will also prepare an
information and support kit to aid Chapters. This
will be based upon material provided by Janet ONeil used
for the Region 1-6 US regional conferences. Region 9 has not had
much activity, but discussions are underway with the South Brazil
chapter to hold a regional event in Brazil in Fall 2004. Regarding
Symposia Procedures and Policy, Mr. Joffe noted that the EMCS
Board of Directors authorized the generation of a Symposia Policies
and Procedures Manual (normative report) in addition to the Symposium
Organization Manual (informative document). Fred Heather is working
on this paperwork. He has taken Hugh Dennys original document
and updated this to a Word 2000 document. He is reorganizing this
to align with the symposium manual. He plans to review the Lessons
Learned documents from the last three symposia and incorporate
any pertinent information into the manual. He also wants to add
the IEEE budget template for the EMCS symposia in the manual.
Mr. Heather has copies of the manual under development if anyone
would like a copy. The next meeting of this task force formed
to address this effort will take place on November 10 in Santa
|Members of the 2006 IEEE International
Symposium on EMC in Portland steering committee met following
the Board meeting with members of the EMCS Board of Directors.
Shown on the left side of the table, from the top, are Ed
Blankenship, Henry Benitez, Chairman of the Symposium, and
Elya Joffe, EMCS VP for Conferences. Shown on the right side
of the table, from the top, are Vita Feuerstein of IEEE Conference
Management Services (partially hidden), Barry Wallen, EMCS
Chair of International Conferences, and Janet ONeil,
Vice-Chair for the 2006 Symposium Steering Committee.
The following items were discussed under unfinished business:
GRANTS FOR SUPPORT FOR LOW INCOME ENGINEERS
Zorica Pantic-Tanner reported on EMCS support grants. Her presentation
summarized the background and activity to date of this committee.
The budget is $5,000 US per year. Eligible engineers and scientists
from low-income areas are encouraged to apply for these grants
that are to be used toward travel, registration fees, lodging,
etc. for attending the annual IEEE EMC Symposia and presenting
an accepted paper. 16 applications were received for grants for
the Istanbul Symposium; seven grants were awarded for the total
amount of $3,300. Two applications were received for the Boston
Symposium and both were awarded in the amount of $1,700 total.
Dr. Pantic-Tanners presentation also discussed ways of promoting
the availability of these grants.
50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE REPORT
Dan Hoolihan presented a report on the activities of his committee.
He is collecting old editions of the EMC Newsletters. He has recruited
all past EMCS Presidents to be members of this committee. Some
positions are still open on the committee and any interested volunteers
should contact Mr. Hoolihan. The committee will be working with
the IEEE History Center to celebrate the anniversary. Oral recollections
will be videotaped.
|The popular Nigel Carter (far right)
joined QinetiQ colleagues Malcolm Rich and Naomi Steward in
their booth during the Boston symposium. Dr. Carter attended
both IEEE EMC Symposia in 2003, first in Istanbul as the keynote
speaker, and second in Boston as an exhibitor and member of
the EMC Society Board of Directors.
The following items were discussed under new business:
IEEE-USA TECHNOLOGY POLICY ACTIVITIES
Ralph Wyndrum of IEEE, TAB VP-Elect, gave a presentation on the
Role of IEEE USAs Technology Policy Activities. He is available
The IEEE is taking a bigger role in enhancing public awareness
of technical issues. They are writing position statements on various
technical issues and are issuing these to the legislative bodies.
For example, recently they have provided technical information
to support an article published in the Wall Street Journal. Spectrum
management is a hot topic these days and the IEEE has been approached
to speak on this topic, provide volunteers to explore this technology,
etc. They are holding a workshop on Spectrum Management in order
to provide input to the White House Spectrum Policy Initiative
and the FCC Spectrum-Related Notice and Comments (www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/06/20030605-4.html).
IEEE-USA is looking for technical experts on priority issues and
having EMCS members join or participate as a resource/corresponding
member. For more information, visit the website: www.ieeeusa.org/committees.
Andy Drozd presented information on the recently conducted IEEE
survey of IEEE Societies. It was interesting to note that less
than 50% of IEEE members have their membership dues paid for by
their employers. The survey addressed such topics as satisfaction
with IEEE and Society membership as well as readership of IEEE
and Society publications. He will write an article for the EMC
Newsletter that summarizes the results of this survey.
IEEE EMCS LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Kimball Williams, Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee,
presented his report. He talked about the current IEEE budget
crunch and planning the Board meetings for 2004/2005. The 2004
dates set are February 19-20 in Phoenix, May 10-11 in Piscataway
at IEEE, August 8 and 12 in Santa Clara, and November 15-16 in
Chicago. For 2005, the February meeting may be in many different
locations, including an international location depending upon
the budget at the time. Mr. Williams also discussed a proposal
for Vice-President elect positions, scheduling teleconference
meetings, and the current activities in Detroit in reference to
a potential 2008 IEEE EMC Symposia being held there.
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
President Todd Hubing reviewed the action items discussed during
the meeting. Ron Brewer commented on his action item related to
a Proactive Media Based Introduction to Benefits of EMC
Society Membership. He has asked Mark Montrose to take the
lead in chairing this subcommittee. Mr. Brewer will report to
Mark Montrose. If you have any comments on this committees
efforts, please send an e-mail to Mr. Brewer at email@example.com.
|Jon Curtis, Chairman of the 2003
IEEE Symposium on EMC in Boston, presented an updated report
on Symposium activities during the Sunday Board meeting.
The next meeting of the EMCS Board of Directors will be held on
November 11, 2003 in Santa Clara, California.
There being no further business, the meeting then adjourned at
Continuation of Board meeting on August 21, 2003
Todd Hubing called the meeting to order at 6:15 pm. He asked the
VPs present to summarize activity in their respective areas during
the symposium week. He also asked what other items should be posted
to the agenda for the meeting. The following items were added
to the agenda: EMCS Technical Co-Sponsorship for EuroEM
Joffe, and Motion about Future Meetings and Travel Policy
Williams. Anat Joffe spoke about the Istanbul Symposium. She thanked
several members of the Board for their participation in the symposium
and for supporting Elya over the years in his work on the symposium.
Next, Joe Butler spoke about the Boston Symposium. Barry Wallen
noted that there were 570 full registrations in Boston, which
is down from 605 in Minneapolis. However, there were more people
getting exhibitor badges in 2003 so the total number of people
attending the Boston symposium is higher than last years
symposium in Minneapolis. The preliminary look at the budget shows
a surplus of at least $100,000 US.
Don Heirman then gave a presentation on Standards and the activities
related thereto during the symposium week. On Monday, the three
Standards Committees met. Some 50-60 people attended the meetings.
During the SETCom meeting, there were 20 attendees and progress
was reported on eight standards projects. Several of the working
groups are meeting on Friday and over the weekend. Regarding the
SDCom, the study topics opened included: wireless performance
measurement; use of GTEM technology for measurements above 1 GHz;
and spectrum occupancy optimization. Regarding SACCom, the annual
RAC/SAC luncheon was held during the symposium. Some 30 people
attended representing over 20 different EMC related organizations.
Elya Joffe reported on Conferences. He advised that Nigel Carter
has accepted the position of Global Symposium Coordinator replacing
Jose Perini. Professor Shuichi Nitta has accepted the position
of Region 10 Conference Coordinator. Mr. Joffe spoke with Bill
Strauss, chair of the TCs, about the EMCS being a technical co-sponsor
of EMC conferences worldwide. The TCs would like to be consulted
in advance of awarding EMCS technical co-sponsorship to ensure
that they are not under pressure to review too many papers. The
Board approved the EMCS being a technical co-sponsor of EuroEm
in Magdeburg, Germany in July 2004. The Conferences Committee
is addressing various issues, such as concern about the mailing
list (e-mail and snail mail), going electronic, promotion of the
symposia to increase attendance, and analysis about the dwindling
attendance at the symposia. These issues will be addressed during
Ghery Pettit, VP for Communications, advised that there were several
items that came up during the EMC symposium related to communications.
One item was the consideration of appointing a new editor in chief
of the Transactions on EMC. Professor DAmore has been the
editor for the last three years. Flavio Canavero is the current
Managing Editor of the Transactions on EMC. In accordance with
Section 7.7 of the EMCS Bylaws, the EMCS Board approved the appointment
of Flavio Canavero as the new Editor in Chief of the Transactions
on EMC. Mr. Pettit and Mr. Hubing formally recognized the outstanding
efforts of Marcello DAmore as the Transactions on EMC Editor.
Andy Drozd, EMCS Webmaster and VP for Membership, noted that he
worked with the TCs during the week to get back on line and responsive
to Bill Strausss request to update their respective websites.
He is in the process of considering candidates to serve as the
new EMCS photographer. Regarding photography, Mr. Drozd advised
that he spoke with Dick Ford about his file of EMCS photos. Mr.
Ford will provide a set of all photos he has in his archives to
Mr. Drozd. Under Membership, 19 new members were signed up at
the EMCS membership booth in Boston. Nine people received the
grants for low-income engineers and scientists in order to attend
the Istanbul and Boston symposia this year.
Kimball Williams reported for John Norgard, VP of Technical Services.
Randy Jost was recently appointed as secretary of the Education
Committee. The logistics related to the Experiments and Demonstrations
were discussed in order to clarify the specific responsibilities
of the local symposia committees and the Education Committee.
Mr. Wallen requested that this division of responsibilities be
incorporated into the EMCS Symposia Policies Manual. There were
eight student design kits returned for evaluation. There were
a total of 34 student papers submitted for the Boston symposium.
Fred Heather reported on RAC and advised that he has several volunteers
that will fill some of the vacant positions on his committee.
Several people indicated that they were especially interested
in the new activities being undertaken by IEEE-USA. Bill Strauss
reported on the TCs. He advised that the Boston symposium committee
followed the recommendations of the TCs in the paper selection
process. He has communicated with Don Heirman so that the TCs
can liaison with the Standards Committees. Communication is the
top priority of the TCs. They will start a teleconference-meeting
schedule. They reviewed the vast majority of the symposium papers
this year electronically. The TAC feels strongly that an abstract
is not sufficient for an adequate symposium paper review. They
would like to see the paper submission deadline extended so that
a full paper can be written. The Board requested that Mr. Strauss
and the TCs prepare a plan and schedule for implementing a full
paper submittal/review for future EMCS Symposia. Mr. Strauss also
addressed problems with NARTE. They are looking at succession
plans and beating the bushes for new volunteers. Mr.
Strauss then presented a revised charter for TC-4: EMI Control
Technology. The Board requested that this be brought up at the
November Board meeting. Elya Joffe led a discussion on providing
reciprocal booths to EMCS technically co-sponsored symposia. This
will be a future agenda item at a Board meeting. The Board approved
having the Immediate Past President, President and a regional
representative, or their designees, authorized to represent the
Board of Directors at BOD approved EMC events and funded at a
level to be budgeted and approved by the BOD.
There being no further business, the meeting
adjourned at 9:00 pm. EMC
Submitted by: Janet ONeil,
EMC Society Board of Directors