THE PRESIDENT'S OPENING
President Todd Hubing called the meeting to order at 8:40 am.
A round of introductions was made. Board members present included
B. Archambeault, H. Benitez, R. Brewer, A. Drozd, D. Heirman,
D. Hoolihan, E. Joffe, W. Kesselman, M. Montrose, J. Norgard,
J. O'Neil, J. Perini, G. Pettit, A. Podgorski, R. Wallen, K. Williams,
and T. Yoshino. Board members absent included J. Butler, N. Carter,
B. Crain, J. Muccioli, S. Nitta, Z. Pantic-Tanner, and C. Sartori.
Guests present from IEEE were: K. Gilbert, S. Nadler, B. Wilson,
and D. Senese. The President advised that the 2004 budget will
be a main agenda item for discussion. This includes unbundling
of the Transactions on EMC. Visitors from IEEE will be present
at the meeting to discuss how this can be implemented. President
Hubing advised that the Board is over budget for 2003. He asked
all members to watch costs for the balance of the year. President
Hubing then presented the agenda.
|EMCS President Todd Hubing and IEEE Executive
Director, Dan Senese (right).
Treasurer Warren Kesselman presented his report. He reviewed the
EMCS budget for 2003. Overall, the forecast is a year-end operating
deficit in the amount of some $60K (not considering market fluctuation).
This is due primarily to that fact that member renewals are down,
hence membership fees are lower. Also, the surplus from the 2002
Symposium was less than anticipated. The net worth at the end
of December 2002 was $751K. Final audit financials are expected
to be available in late May. Relative to the 2004 budget development,
Mr. Kesselman advised that TAB issued a statement in April that
projected a combined Society/Council budget deficit of $6 million.
All Societies and Councils were requested to revisit and refine
their respective budgets. On May 12, Mr. Kesselman needs to send
a revised 2004 EMCS budget to IEEE. The Board approved the following
parameters for the 2004 budget: Member fee $25 unbundled (includes
Newsletter and electronic Transactions), Print Transactions $15,
Transactions Page Budget - 4 issues, 670 pages, Non-member subscription
rate $290. The Board approved a 2004 AdCom expense budget of $75,000.
|Part of the IEEE tour included a visit
to "Command Central." Here IEEE staff monitor all
the computer activity for the IEEE in a very cool environment.
Secretary O'Neil presented the minutes from the previous Board
meeting on March 14, 2003 for review. Minor changes were required.
The Board approved the minutes as amended.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, presented
his report. He noted that he and Andy Drozd attended an IEEE two-hour
training on the SAMI database. This provides accurate, up to date
information on EMCS Membership and is a very useful tool. In the
absence of Professor Marcello D'Amore, Transactions on EMC Editor-in-Chief,
Ghery Pettit presented his report. Please note there will be a
Special Issue on EMC-Nanotechnology (EMC-N) of Materials, Devices
and Systems. This is scheduled for publication in August 2004.
The guest editors for this Special Issue include Johan Catrysse,
Chris Holloway, and Sabrina Sarto. Manuscripts for publication
in this issue should be submitted on-line using the IEEE TEMC
Manuscript Central by December 1, 2003. Janet O'Neil, Newsletter
Editor, next presented her report. The Spring 2003 issue has 11.91
pages of paid advertising and one free page of ads recognizing
our patrons for the Boston symposium. (In comparison, last year
this issue had 8.91 pages of paid advertising.) This is a new
program to provide multi-line ads in the Newsletter as another
form of marketing for the patrons. Newsletter Technical Editor
Bob Olsen attended the IEEE Panel of Editors Meeting in Washington,
DC on April 4 and 5, 2003. He represented the EMC Newsletter and
the Transactions on EMC and turned in a very interesting report.
He also visited with Marcello D'Amore in Zurich and discussed
collaborative efforts between the two EMCS publications. One suggestion
was to publish EMC related patents in the Newsletter. This dialogue
is on going. EMCS Webmaster Andy Drozd presented his report. Routine
updates are taking place. He has been in close contact with Bill
Strauss to ensure that the TCs web pages are kept up to date.
Mark Montrose then presented his report as IEEE press liaison.
He will attend the full day IEEE Press Board meeting at a Newark
Airport hotel on June 6. He proposed an IEEE Press Book Sponsorship
Standing Committee consisting of Ray Perez, Hugh Denny, Elya Joffe,
Bob Hofmann, and Dr. See Kye Yak. The Board discussed how books
are selected for review in the EMC Newsletter. Authors interested
in publishing with Wiley/IEEE Press include Bernard Segal (EMC
and Healthcare) and Larry Cohen (Measurements and Filter Design).
In closing his report, Ghery Pettit announced that Dan Hoolihan
has accepted the position of History Committee Chair, replacing
|EMCS Board members during a break at
their May meeting, held at IEEE headquarters in Piscataway,
New Jersey. Shown from left are Mike Hatfield, Ron Brewer,
Todd Hubing, Barry Wallen, Dan Hoolihan (partially hidden)
and Takeo Yoshino.
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 (who recently replaced
Hugh Denny), the Standards Advisory and Coordination Committee
(SACCom) chaired by Elya Joffe and the Standards Development Committee
(SDCom) chaired by Stephen Berger. There has not been much activity
since the last Board meeting. The Standards Committees did not
meet yesterday in conjunction with the Board meeting as they are
planning to meet in Istanbul next week. They will hold an open
house and have invited all conference attendees. This will be
scheduled on Sunday before the symposium begins. Mr. Heirman then
showed the IEEE Standards Association website and walked through
some of the information on this site. He showed the standards
development process and what he plans to share at the Open House
in Istanbul. Mr. Heirman offered to provide this report to anyone
interested in receiving this.
|Jose Perini (left) and Bruce Archambeault
catch up during a break in the Board meeting.
|Dan Senese led a very informative tour
of the IEEE headquarters facility in Piscataway following
the Board meeting lunch break.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
|Part of the tour of IEEE included the
warehouse where printed material is stored. This building
was very large. Board members Mike Hatfield (left) and Bruce
Archambeault were amazed by the size of the facility.
Andy Drozd presented the report of Membership
Services. The total number of active members is 4,125 as of March
2003. This is down approximately 13.4% compared to the same time
in 2002. Mr. Drozd noted that the first level of IEEE has approved
the proposed Technical Achievement Award elevation from a certificate
to a plaque. Bruce Crain, Membership Chair, was not present at
the meeting. Mr. Drozd advised that he is continuing to promote
the Senior Member elevation for several of our EMCS members. A
list of EMCS Senior Members for 2002 was published in the Winter
2003 Newsletter. 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. Andy Drozd reported
for Lee Hill, chair of the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program.
Currently there is moderate to high activity. The survey process
for DL presentations has been implemented this year. The average
cost for the DL program per meeting attendee is currently $12.98.
Henry Benitez next reported briefly on Awards. He presented the
list of award nominations received which would be presented in
Istanbul and in Boston. The Board voted upon the award nominations.
Ghery Pettit then reported as Chapter Activities Chair. He noted
that he distributed the nomination forms to all chapter chairmen
for the Best Chapter and Most Improved Chapter awards. These two
awards have been determined and the recipients will be announced
at the Awards Luncheon in Boston. Mr. Pettit noted that he has
reviewed and updated the "Angels" assigned to each chapter
as part of the Chapter Angel program. There is interest in forming
a new chapter in the Sacramento area as well as in South Africa.
Elya Joffe is assisting the South Africa members with this effort.
He also learned of interest in forming an EMC Chapter in Central
Valley, California. This chapter would cover members located from
Bakersfield to Modesto/Stockholm. Andy Drozd sent a Chapter Petition
Form to the point of contact on this, Todd Robinson. Mr. Pettit
has located a 1997 version of the Chapter Chairman's Handbook.
He is working to update this manual. The Chapter Chairman's luncheon
will take place in Boston this August. Next, Elya Joffe presented
his report as the Region 8 Representative. There have not been
any conferences in Region 8 since the last Board meeting in March.
The EMCS membership booth will be present at the Istanbul symposium.
He will meet with a potential chair for an EMC chapter in Greece
during the Istanbul symposium. Regarding support for low-income
engineers to attend EMCS symposia, the committee addressing this
allocated the Board approved amount of $3,300 USD to six low-income
participants who will attend the 2003 IEEE International Symposium.
This will offset travel and registrants costs. Mr. Joffe noted
that the URSI donated Euro 1,500 and the Israel EMC Chapter donated
$1,000 USD to this fund set up for low-income engineers. In the
absence of Jose Perini, Region 9 Representative, Andy Drozd discussed
EMC activity in Mexico and South America. There are no new developments
to report. Takeo Yoshino reported as the Region 10 Representative.
Efforts continue to establish an official EMC Chapter in Thailand.
There has not been any further progress in establishing an Australian
EMC Chapter. Mr. Drozd then reported for Bill Duff, chair of the
Fellows Search Committee. 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. In the absence of Nominations and Bylaws Chair Joe
Butler, Mr. Drozd noted that the Nominations Committee for the
BoD elections has been formed. Members include Dan Hoolihan, Ghery
Pettit, and Len Carlson. The committee is looking for one more
non-Board member. A preliminary list of candidates has been generated.
Mr. Drozd will post the nomination form on the EMCS website.
|Breaks during the May EMCS Board of Directors
meeting provided a perfect opportunity to meet with IEEE staff
to discuss EMCS business. From left, Dan Hoolihan, chair of
the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on EMC, met with Vita
Feuerstein of IEEE Conference Management Services (CMS) and
Barry Wallen, EMCS Chair for International Conferences, during
one of the breaks.
John Norgard, Vice President for Technical Services, presented
his report. The Board approved the following slate of chairmen
presented for the Technical Committees (TCs):
|TC-1 Dan Hoolihan
|TC-2 Don Heirman
|TC-3 Don Gilliland
|TC-4 Bob Scully
|TC-5 Bill Radasky
||High Power EM
|TC-6 Arto Chubukjian
|TC-7 Bill Croisant
|TC-8 Richard Georgerian
||EM Product Safety
|TC-9 Chris Holloway
|TC-10 Jim Drewniak
The Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee
(TAC) is Bill Strauss. Vice-Chair is Arto Chubukjian, and Secretary
is Robert Scully. There are several cost saving measures being
implemented by the TAC. For example, the Boston Symposium paper
review was largely done electronically. The potential merger of
TC-3 and TC-6 is still being investigated. A recommendation will
be made to the Board after the Boston Symposium. The NARTE question
review has begun. Representative Advisory Committee (RAC) Chair
Fred Heather then presented his report. This contains the membership
list. There was no significant activity of the RAC committee since
the last Board meeting. There was no report from Education and
Student Activities Chair Maqsood Mohd. There is no succession
plan for this committee. Maqsood Mohd will remain as Chair and
Bob Nelson will remain as secretary, but the vice chair position
is 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. The call for Experiment
Demonstrations was published in the EMC Newsletter. Mr. Norgard
noted that four experiments from the Volume 2 Experiments Manual
are now available on the IEEE EMC ESAC website (http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/emcs/edu/exper.htm).
Two additional experiments will be posted shortly. Mr. Norgard
relayed that John Howard, chair of the University Grant Committee,
advised we are receiving " leverage" from this activity.
The cover of the Winter 2003 issue of the EMC Newsletter featured
the efforts of the University of Michigan at Dearborn whose EMC
lab was launched with their EMCS awarded grant money.
|Fran Zappulla - Staff Director, Publishing
Operations - (far left), and Susan Schneiderman, Business
Development Manager, IEEE Magazines, IEEE Media (second from
left) met with Janet O'Neil, EMC Newsletter Editor and Ghery
Pettit, EMCS Vice President for Communications (on right)
for lunch at the IEEE cafeteria. The topic of the day was
the EMC Newsletter - now and in the future!
Elya Joffe, Vice President for Conference Services,
presented his report. He introduced Barry Wallen to present the
report on IEEE EMCS International Symposia. Mr. Wallen advised
that for the 2002 Minneapolis Symposium, the final audit is in
process and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2003.
Regarding 2003 Boston, Mr. Wallen noted that 192 booths have been
sold to date. This is on track for 2002, but still far behind
2000 and 2001. 180 papers have been selected. The advance program
was distributed to the Board. Regarding 2004 Santa Clara, Mr.
Wallen advised that he will meet with this committee in the near
future and that is going according to plan. There has been little
activity to report upon since the March Board meeting. 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 2007 now. For 2008, Mr. Wallen has received
input from the Detroit and Washington DC EMC Chapters about organizing
the symposia in their respective cities. There was some discussion
that Washington DC would prefer to have the symposium in 2010.
Discussion on this will be deferred until a future meeting. Kimball
Williams distributed some marketing material on the Detroit area.
Regarding 2003 Istanbul, Elya Joffe discussed the revised budget.
This shows a deficit of approximately $7,000 USD, which is better
than reported at the last meeting. He is expecting that the symposium
will eventually break even financially. 380+ papers will be presented
in 44 sessions. ORTRA (the PCO) will absorb any financial losses
if they materialize. Regarding global EMC symposia, Mr. Joffe
reported for Jose Perini. He reviewed the specific definitions
of the different levels of involvement in various non-IEEE EMC
symposia, including Technical Co-Sponsor and Cooperation. The
Board approved the official definitions and procedures for establishing
formal relationships as shown in his report. It was suggested
that the approved policy be posted to the EMCS website, updated
in the symposia manual, and published as an article in the EMC
Newsletter. Janet O'Neil then presented her report as Exhibitor
Liaison. There has not been significant activity since the last
Board meeting. All is on track with the Boston exhibitors. Ms.
O'Neil is working closely with Vita Feuerstein of IEEE CMS on
exhibitor issues as they arise. Regarding regional conferences,
Janet O'Neil noted that there are several tabletop shows scheduled
for 2003. These are included in her report and are listed/advertised
in each issue of the EMC Newsletter. The March 24 tabletop show
sponsored by the SW Washington and Portland EMC Chapter was well
attended. The speakers were Lee Hill and Tom Van Doren. The April
8 tabletop show sponsored by the Milwaukee EMC Chapter was a big
success. Over 80 people attended and there were several exhibitors.
Lee Hill was the speaker. Milwaukee Chapter Chair Jim Blaha deserves
kudos for chairing and organizing such a great event. The Central
Texas EMC Chapter one-day event was held on April 30 at a hotel
in downtown Austin. This event was held in conjunction with the
Reverberation Chamber, Anechoic Chamber and OATS Users Meeting.
Some 60 people attended and there were 17 participating exhibitors.
The Board approved establishing the position of a Regional Local/Regional
Conference Coordinator for Regions 8, 9 and 10. The Board authorized
the generation of a Symposia Policies and Procedures Manual (normative
report) in addition to the Symposium Organization Manual (informative
2007 EMCS 50th Anniversary Committee: Chair Dan Hoolihan presented
a report. He noted that he and Warren Kesselman spent a day at
IEEE in April talking to several other Societies about what they
are doing for their 50th Anniversary Celebrations. A number of
good ideas were suggested, including putting all EMCS Transactions
and/or other published material on a CD, holding a luncheon in
honor of the past presidents and presenting them with a commemorative
gift, and more. The Board approved allocating $10,000 as a new
initiative in the 2004 EMCS Budget for the 2007 EMCS 50th Anniversary.
The agenda items under New Business were previously covered during
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
President Todd Hubing reviewed the action items discussed during
The next meeting of the EMCS Board of Directors will be held on
Sunday, August 17 in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a dinner
meeting on Thursday, August 21.
There being no further business, the meeting then adjourned at
Janet O'Neil, Secretary, EMC Society Board of Directors