THE PRESIDENTS OPENING
President Williams called the meeting to order at 9:00 am. A round
of introductions was made. Members present included B. Archambeault,
C. Brench, N. Carter, A. Drozd, H. Garbe, F. Heather, D. Heirman,
L. Hill, D. Hoolihan, T. Hubing, W. Kesselman, F. Maradei, M.
Montrose, J. Norgard, J. ONeil, G. Pettit, A. Podgorski,
D. Sweeney, R. Wallen, and K. Williams. Members absent included
M. Hatfield, E. Joffe, S. Nitta, R. Scully, and D. Staggs. No
guests were present. President Williams presented the agenda.
All items were pulled from the consent agenda and were addressed
separately during the regular agenda for the meeting. The Board
approved the amended agenda.
Andy Drozd spoke about the afternoon activities planned for long
range planning. Mr. Drozd noted that he would present the report
of Membership Services since Elya Joffe would not be present at
the meeting today. Later in the day, he reviewed the meeting schedule
|Todd Hubing of the University of
Missouri-Rolla, Heyno Garbe of the University of Hannover,
Germany, Mike Hart of Quantum Change EMC Systems, and Andrew
Podgorski of ASR Technologies (from left) visited during the
joint meeting of the Tucson MTT/AP/EMC chapter.
Treasurer Warren Kesselman briefly summarized his report. Regarding
2004 Operations, the IEEE 2004 Post-Closing/Pre-Audit financials
project a $518,000 net operations surplus. This is an increase
over the preliminary surplus reported at the Boards March
2005 meeting. Investment return of $123,600 was included in the
latest IEEE report. His report contains a summary of the latest
financials. It is anticipated that the final audited report will
not be significantly different from the pre-audit report. Regarding
the 2005 Operations Forecast, the first quarter forecast review
with IEEE projected a potential year-end operations deficit of
-$58,600. The main reason for this significant deficit (2005 budget
was $1,800 positive) is due to an auditing procedural change that
occurred late in 2004. Conference surplus must now be accrued
in the same year as the conference year. Hence, Chicagos
finances will be booked in 2005. Their approved preliminary
budget projected a surplus that is less than the 2004 conference
projected surplus reflected in EMCs approved 2005 budget.
In order to achieve a 2005 year-end zero net balance
objective, EMC committee expenses should be closely monitored
(2004 actual expenses were about $80,000 less than budgeted in
2005). Also, Chicagos Symposium Committee should address
ways to improve their projected surplus. (The EMCs VP Conferences
is working with Chicago on that objective.) The first-pass 2006
budget received from IEEE projected a net surplus of $75,600.
That budget was modified to reflect the 2006 Symposium approved
preliminary budget surplus, the three new initiatives approved
at the Boards March meeting and the Transactions page budget
approved at the March meeting. The revised budget returned to
IEEE contained a net deficit of $17,300. (Note: Without the new
initiatives, the net would be a positive $8,700.) Small changes
may be made in the second-pass budget (July time frame). The Board
approved the Treasurers report.
|Don Heirman of Don HEIRMAN Consultants,
John Norgard of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs,
Tung Doan and Kent Kujan of the Tucson chapter, Nigel Carter
of QinetiQ and Barry Wallen of Dell (from left) attended the
chapter meeting in Tucson held the night before the EMC Board
of Directors meeting.
Secretary ONeil presented the minutes from the last meeting.
The Board approved the minutes of the March 8, 2005 meeting in
Research Triangle Park as amended during the meeting.
|Bruce Archambeault of IBM, Dan Hoolihan
of Hoolihan EMC Consulting, and Colin Brench of Hewlett Packard
(from left) appreciated the warm March weather in Tucson.
|Board members Francesca Maradei and
Nigel Carter enjoyed the Southwest buffet dinner offered before
the Tucson MTT/AP/EMC chapter meeting.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, presented
his report. He summarized the activities involving the Newsletter
and the Transactions. Janet ONeil, Newsletter Editor, advised
that the Spring 2005 issue is 60 pages and is still under production.
The Spring issue features an article by Dan Hoolihan about the
Anniversary Committees goal to select the top ten Transactions
and Symposia papers, respectively, from the last 50 years of the
EMCS. There are two practical papers; one is by Chris Holloway
of NIST on the history of the OATS and one is from EMC Europe
2004 by A.P.J. van Deursen and H.M. van der Zanden of the Technische
Universiteit Eindhoven on non-conservative electric fields, which
is a demonstration for an introductory electromagnetics course.
Johan Catrysse is featured in the Personality Profile column.
Frank Sabath joined the Newsletter Staff as an additional Associate
Editor for Personality Profile. He will focus on non-US residing
members, while Bill Duff will focus on US residing members. Also
included are a special summary of EMC Zurich by Ruediger Vahldieck,
and the EMCABS, Chapter Chatter, Board of Directors Activities,
the Calendar Section, and the Presidents Message. The Standards
Section features an article about Broadband Over Power Lines.
The cover story for this issue is a general nature scene by Ken
Wyatt to call attention to the OATS paper. There are 10 full pages
of paid advertising, 6 each 1/2 page ads, 1 each 1/4 page ad,
2 each 1/3 page ads, and 2 business card size ads. This is way
up from the last issue (Winter 2005), which had 7.83 pages of
paid ads total. From the Winter 2005 issue, EMCS received $6,916.60
in ad income. Ms. ONeil noted that she attended the IEEE
Panel of Editors meeting over April 8-9 in New Orleans. Flavio
Canavero attended as well. Her Letter from the Editor
in the Spring 2005 issue includes information about Xplore and
IEEE Electronic Publishing that was presented at this conference.
There will be an editorial calendar of the Newsletter
issues to be published in 2006. Topics being considered include
Automotive EMC, Medical EMC, Aerospace EMC, Wireless EMC, EMC
in Academia, etc. We also need to call attention to our 50th anniversary
on the cover of an issue in 2006. If we have topics determined
in advance, IEEE Media could solicit advertising accordingly and
this may help increase our ad revenue. It will also help Bob Olsen
solicit papers for these special topics. Lastly, Ms. ONeil
will attend the EMC Society Five Year IEEE Review in Chantilly,
VA on Thursday, June 16. Over this past month, she has been working
on her report for the EMC Newsletter for this review. Mr. Pettit
reviewed the report provided by Flavio Canavero, Transactions
on EMC Editor in Chief. To date, 74 new manuscripts have been
submitted in 2005. This number exceeds the submission rate of
2003 and 2004. The February 2005 issue was on time. The May 2005
issue is being printed and should be available very soon. Currently,
there is a backlog of 34 papers, for an estimated number of 272
printed pages, waiting to be assigned to future issues. The approved
page count budget for 2005 is 750 pages, of which 212 were used
for the February issue, and approximately 200 are being used by
the May issue. This leaves 338 for the last two issues of 2005,
of which 80% is allocated already to accommodate the backlog.
In order to alleviate, at least partially, the backlog problem,
that translates into a long delay between the approval of a paper
and its appearance in printed form, on April 14th, in cooperation
with the Publications Department of IEEE, Professor Canavero activated
the procedure of Rapid Posting for the EMC Transactions papers.
This procedure, for which there is no additional cost to implement,
works by processing one article at a time. He sends the accepted
papers to the Publications Department, as soon as he has approved
the final version, instead of by a particular deadline. The Publications
Department is to post each article to Xplore within six weeks
of receipt. Thus, the article will be available on the web well
ahead of being printed. This is a great advantage for the authors
and the technical community. Regarding the page budget for 2006,
considering that a large backlog will still remain at the end
of 2005, that the submission rate is not decreasing with respect
to the past years, and that it is important to consider again
having a special issue from 2006 on, Professor Canavero proposes
to plan the future page budgets with an objective of 1000 printed
pages to be reached in 2007, and an intermediate step of 875 pages
for 2006. He pointed out that the new model for publications revenue
distribution (adopted by IEEE and starting in 2007) plans to give
back to Societies 50% of income based on PDF downloads by IEL
subscribers, and 35% based on the number of pages placed in Xplore.
Thus, it is evident that, allowing ourselves more papers to sell
especially if they are of good quality- should increase
the Societys income from IEEE. Regarding the selection of
the 2004 Best Paper in the Transactions on EMC, he started the
process on March 21, 2005. His report details the voting procedure
undertaken to select the best paper. After much discussion on
the Transactions page count versus the current backlog of papers,
the Board approved, subject to approval by IEEE, to increase the
page count for the 2006 Transactions on EMC to 891, including
covers. Next, Mr. Pettit noted that Elya Joffe is the Webmaster.
Andy Drozd advised that he is helping Elya to streamline the transition.
The IEEE has been slow to update the site by the seven days from
receipt of information as stipulated in the contract. Mr. Drozd
will follow up on this with IEEE directly. Mr. Pettit noted he
did not receive a report from Ray Perez. Mark Montrose advised
that he has been in contact with IEEE Press and provided information
that the relationship with Wiley will continue. Significant changes
will be made in the program, however, and details will be announced.
Lastly, in the absence of Dave Staggs, Mr. Pettit presented his
report. He noted that the previous EMCS promotional VHS videos
created in the early 1990s have been located and reviewed. Most
of the footage is usable and is not dated. The dated
information will be removed and replaced with a focus on new technology,
such as wireless, etc. The use of 50th Anniversary of the EMCS
video as a promotional video is being discussed. The opportunity
to combine and make a multipurpose video (celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of the EMCS and to also use as a promotional video
for membership) is real and would save the EMCS money. Discussions
are ongoing with the History Committee. The design of the new
EMCS lapel pin is ongoing. When the design is ready, the variations
of the design will be brought to the BoD for review and selection.
|Nigel Carter spoke at the Tucson
MTT/AP/EMC chapter meeting on Aircraft Nuclear EMP Test
Methodologies A Personal Overview. Dr Carter
is the Technical Manager for Electromagnetic Environmental
Effects (E3) at QinetiQ, in the United Kingdom.
|Members of the Tucson MTT/AP/EMC
chapter congregate after the meeting. Seated from left are
Miki Brown, speaker Nigel Carter, Nicola Burgess and Sarah
Morales. Standing from left are Kent Kujan, Joe Obiol, Tung
Doan, Tom Fagan, Pete Herrera, and Mike Lassise.
Don Heirman, Vice-President for Standards, presented his report.
Standards activity covers three major areas: The Standards Education
and Training Committee (SETCom) chair position is vacant and a
replacement is being sought, and the Standards Advisory and Coordination
Committee (SACCom) chair Elya Joffe is resigning and he is looking
for a replacement. The Standards Development Committee (SDCom)
continues to be chaired by Stephen Berger. The Standards Committee
met prior to the Board meeting. Main topics discussed during the
meeting included broadband power line (BPL) communications activities,
which encompassed noting that the EMCS is the co-sponsor of a
BPL PAR on EMC measurements with the Power Engineering Society.
Stephen Berger is the co-chair of the task group writing the BPL
standard. He is searching for EMCS participants to help with the
effort. Mr. Heirman also indicated that there are two sessions
focusing on broadband power line issues at the Chicago symposium.
Other topics included continuing work on conformance evaluation
of Software Defined Radio (SDR) and approving a draft PAR that
uses mathematical concepts and methods to help in assuring SDR
compliance with spectrum use requirements. Mr. Heirmans
report outlined the following areas of current Standards Activity:
Line replaceable module
PAR readied for NesCom
Broadband Powerline AccessEMCS
co-sponsor of EMC measurement PAR with PES
Policy (Software) Defined
RadioPolicy/procedure accepted in principle
TV emission measurements
(Std. 187); IEC challenge to refuse a standard having a dual
logo with IEEE
(Std. 299) new leader being sought
Impulse bandwidth (Std.
376) awaiting input from technical expert
EM site survey (Std. 473)1-year
extension for completion requested
RF absorber evaluation (Std.
1128) resolving ballot issues
VDT emissions (Std. 1140)reaffirmation
Gasket character (Std. 1302)needs
Probe calibration (Std.
1309)on NesCom agenda for PAR approval
RF filter performance (P1560)Recirculation
Computations EM (P1597)1-year
extension of project recommendation approved
Mr. Heirman then presented Mr. Joffes
SACCom report. He noted that the Standards Committees would meet
in Chicago in conjunction with the IEEE EMC Symposium and again
in November in Portland.
|Group photo of Board members following
the chapter meeting. Standing from left: Fred Heather of the
Navy at Patuxent River, Barry Wallen, Matthew Wagner, Andrew
Podgorski, Colin Brench, Bruce Archambeault, and Warren Kesselman.
Seated from left: John Norgard and Mark Montrose of Montrose
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Andy Drozd presented the report of Membership Services for absent
VP Elya Joffe. First, Bruce Archambeault gave a report on the
EMCS Awards to be presented in Chicago. Mr. Archambeault had presented
the list of award nominees in advance of the May Board meeting
via email. He noted that letters of support were reviewed for
the major award nominees. The Board reviewed the candidates for
the various award categories. The Board approved many of the award
nominations. Regarding membership, as noted in Mr. Joffes
report, Mr. Drozd advised that we have 3,909 active EMCS members
currently as of March 2005. The net is down 1.7% compared to about
the same time in 2004. This represents a retention rate of 81%
from 2004 to 2005. The membership breakout shows Higher Grade:
3,713 (-1.4%), Students: 192 (-7.7%), and Affiliates: 4 (N.C.).
The SAMIEEE membership database shows we have 3,979 active members.
Total IEEE membership as of March 2005 is 316,663 (+0.5% over
2004 numbers), Student and Higher Grade membership categories
showed an increase in all four non-US regions offset by decreases
in US Higher Grade membership. Andy Drozd then reported on the
Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program and the revised policy for
DL travel. A draft was distributed. The Board previously reviewed
this document at the March meeting. IEEE has also reviewed this
document. The Board approved the revised DL policy as presented.
Next, Ghery Pettit reported on Chapter activities. There are two
new chapters; Poland and Croatia have submitted petitions to IEEE
to form new EMC chapters. Australia is working on submitting their
petition to form a new EMC chapter. Mr. Pettit updated the EMCS
Chapter Chair Handbook and forwarded this recently to the Chapter
Chairs. Mr. Drozd advised that Heyno Garbe has been appointed
as the Fellow Search Committee Chair. A list of 6-7 potential
Fellow candidates has been forwarded to him. Professor Garbe will
initiate the nomination process for the candidates. He will contact
the candidates and request receipt of their resumes, and identify
potential nominators who will prepare the application forms. He
will then contact the nominators and assign the tasks. In parallel,
he also plans to form an international Fellow Search Committee,
from members from around the globe within the EMCS. Volunteers
are welcomed to assist in this effort. As a bit of background,
the Fellow Evaluation Committee consists of five EMC Fellows including
Bill Duff as Chairman. Member representation includes industry
(Bill Duff, consultant and Ernie Freeman, SFA), the government
(Art Wall, FCC), a research institute (Hugh Denny, Georgia Tech
Research Institute), and academia (Jose Perini, Syracuse University).
The Committee is currently in the process of evaluating the Fellow
candidates. There are five highly qualified candidates this year.
The evaluation will be completed and sent to the IEEE Fellow Evaluation
Committee before the June 15, 2005 deadline. Professor Garbe hopes
to be able to have three or four EMCS candidates elected to the
Fellow grade this year. Next, Todd Hubing, Nominations Chair,
noted that the call for nominations for Board members for the
three-year term 2006-2008 was included in the Winter 2005 issue
of the EMC Newsletter. Regarding the EMCS symposium surveys, Fred
Heather noted that two surveys were distributed at the Santa Clara
symposium; one to exhibitors and one to attendees. He showed the
results of the survey distributed to exhibitors. Many of the suggestions
received from the exhibitors will be implemented in Portland 2006.
Mr. Drozd noted that Ken Wyatt is the EMCS photographer. He continues
to support the EMC Newsletter by providing cover photos. He is
also assisting the Chicago Symposium committee by providing photos
and art design for the advance program. Regarding PACE, no report
was received from Bill McGinnis. As noted in Mr. Joffes
report, there are two planned symposia and membership development
activities scheduled for Region 8. These include the EMC-2005VI
Symposium on EMC and Electromagnetic Ecology, in St. Petersburg,
Russia, over 21-24 June 2005. EMC Europe will be held in September
2006, in Barcelona. Mr. Joffe will attend these events and represent
the EMCS with the Membership Booth. Regarding Region 9, Mr. Joffe
noted in his report that the present focus is on establishing
a Mexican Chapter with Dr. Valeri Ivanovich Kontorovitch Mazover
and with Dr. Roberto Linares (anticipated Chapter Chair) leading
the process to get the required number of signatures for the petition
form. Further, there is a positive indication as to where we have
a good chance to form chapters in Region 9 including: South Brazil
(we have a Chapter there in Sao Paulo) and Argentina. In Mexico
and other Sections, only a joint chapter can be formed as they
have less than the necessary 12 members to form a chapter independently.
Mr. Joffe noted in his report that there is growing activity in
Region 10. Most notable, the Australia chapters petition
for signatures is in process. The Thailand Chapter petition is
still short two signatures, but the process remains ongoing. The
effort to form a second EMCS chapter in Malaysia has stalled as
the original chapter is having difficulties. Regarding chapter
formations in India, difficulties remain in establishing a central
chapter due to delicate territorial issues inherent
in this country. Upcoming planned symposia and membership development
activities in this region include EMC Asia, in Taipei, December
2005 and EMC Zurich in Singapore, February 2006.
|Kimball Williams of Denso International
America, Todd Hubing and Heyno Garbe relax following the chapter
John Norgard, Vice President for Technical Services, presented
his report. Mr. Norgard advised that the Chair of the Technical
Advisory Committee (TAC) is Bill Strauss. Vice-Chair is Arto Chubukjian,
and Secretary is Robert Scully. Mr. Norgard noted that the TCs
are reviewing the full papers for Chicago. This is being done
entirely electronically this year and some delays have been experienced
due to the time required to review full papers instead of the
traditional abstracts submitted in the past. 19 workshops are
being planned by the TCs in Chicago. The Board approved that the
EMC Society co-sponsor the following conferences: EMC UK 2005,
2005 PSES, DySPAN, and EMC Compo. Representative Advisory Committee
(RAC) Chair Fred Heather then presented his report. There are
plans to hold a joint RAC/SAC meeting in Chicago. Details will
be announced. The membership list was presented. Next, John Norgard
reported for Maqsood Mohd, Chair of the Education and Student
Activities committee. Mohd noted in his report that the student
paper contest has been a great success again this year. The total
number of papers received was significantly higher than previous
years. The number is almost 40. This is a healthy increase from
a mere nine papers last year. The average has been around 20.
The committee is checking whether all of these papers are truly
from students. Tom Jerse is the new Chair of Student Activities.
The Education and Student Activities committee is especially busy
at this time of year getting ready for the Chicago Symposium.
They are supporting the Fundamentals on EMC tutorial as they do
each year, the Student Design Contest, the University Grant Award,
the Experiments and Demonstrations, etc. Mr. Mohd has also prepared
a five-year plan for his committee, which is included in his report.
Regarding the University Grant Award, the committee has begun
to track the progress and effectiveness of EMCS seed money to
the universities. Feedback from the universities was reported
to the BoD during the DC Symposium, and the Minneapolis symposium.
An article from University of Michigan, Dearborn also appeared
in the Newsletter. An article about Clemson University appeared
last year. It appears these grants have been a sound investment
by the EMCS.
|The saguaro cacti were stunning in
the Tucson desert following a wetter than normal rainy season.
Consequently, many cacti featured an abundance of blooms.
They were beautiful to see, even at night!
Barry Wallen, Vice President for Conference Services, presented
his report. The Board approved presentation of the 2005 (Chicago)
final budget. This includes a revised revenue forecast of $996K
and a revised surplus of $120K. Mr. Walen discussed the September
2005 EMC Workshop in Rome. The Board approved that the EMCS technically
co-sponsor the September 2005 EMC Workshop in Rome. Mr. Wallen
presented the list of applicants for the 2010 IEEE International
Symposium on EMC, including Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, and
Vancouver (Canada). Presentations on these possible venues will
be made at the August Board meeting. Mr. Wallen then presented
a review of the EMC Symposia management. He showed the presentation
given at the Symposia Task Force meeting held the day before the
Board meeting about formalizing various symposium functions. Several
positions would be held by the same person from year to year to
lend consistency and expertise to the management of our symposia.
Activity on IEEE EMCS International Symposia was noted as follows
and is detailed in Mr. Wallens report: Regarding 2004 Santa
Clara, the symposium did very well last year. The expected net
surplus is approximately $245,000. The final report should be
filed soon. Regarding 2005 Chicago, Chair Tom Braxton reports
all is in track. Regarding 2006 Portland, Chair Henry Benitez
is working to fill positions on his committee and create the Call
for Papers document. A logo is being worked on along with promotional
material to bring to Chicago. Regarding 2007 Honolulu, Chair Janet
ONeil advised that there will be several committee meetings
in Honolulu over July 6-8. Committee positions are being filled.
Outreach efforts have been initiated with the MTT and AP Societies
who are having their respective symposia in Honolulu the summer
of 2007. Marketing is currently focused on bringing new engineers
from Asia to the symposium in 2007, especially the automotive
EMC engineers. For 2008 Detroit, the chair is Kimball Williams.
Scott Lytle is the Vice-Chair and Graeme Rogerson is the Treasurer.
Most key committee positions have been filled. The host hotel
contract and the convention center contracts have been signed.
For 2009 Austin, Chair Dave Staggs has the major committee positions
filled. IEEE insurance forms have been submitted to IEEE CMS.
The host hotel contract (the new Hilton located adjacent to the
convention center) has been signed. The Convention Center has
been reserved. Janet ONeil then reported as Exhibitor Liaison.
She is working on the agenda for the Exhibitors Breakfast in Chicago
and coordinating the respective presentations to be made. She
had a recent conversation with Henry Benitez, Chair of the EMC
2006 Symposium, about his presentation at this breakfast meeting.
He will coordinate this with the representative from the Oregon
Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will have further information
on EMC 2007 after the committee meeting there July 8-10. Of course,
EMC 2005 Chicago will have a report to make at this breakfast.
Vita Feuerstein of IEEE CMS requested that the symposium task
force committee address five important symposia issues at the
May 23 meeting. She is coordinating this with Barry Wallen. IEEE
CMS is currently assigning exhibitors their booth spaces for the
Chicago Symposium. Janet ONeil next reported on regional
events in Regions 1-7. Since the last March 2005 Board report,
there have been several tabletop shows. This includes the March
9 event sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina EMC Chapter. This
was the second time the chapter held this type of event; the last
time was 3-4 years ago. Some 70 people attended and the event
was well received. It generated some $5K in surplus for the chapter.
On March 18, the Tucson EMC/MTT/AP Chapter held a joint event
with the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association. Phoenix EMC
Chapter Chair Harry Gaul was one of the speakers. Some 65 people
attended. On March 22, the Milwaukee EMC Chapter held its annual
EMC Educational Seminar. Bruce Archambeault and Lee Hill spoke
at both the March 9 and March 22 chapter events. 147 people attended
the Milwaukee event! This is their highest turn out ever since
they started doing this annual event in March 2002. On April 25,
the Oregon and SW Washington EMC Chapter held a joint event with
the PSES. Some 60 people attended. Todd Hubing was one of the
speakers. On May 3, the SE Michigan Chapter held a colloquium
and exhibition with speaker Henry Ott. This was also exceptionally
well attended by over 120 people. The surplus achieved at the
Milwaukee, Portland, and Michigan events is not available. On
May 17, the Chicago EMC Chapter will hold their annual tabletop
show. Frank Krozel of the chapter has organized this event each
year for the past seven years. There has been some criticism that
this event should not have been scheduled this year since the
annual IEEE EMC symposium will take place in Chicago. However,
this was discussed at the Chapter officer level last year and
they decided to proceed with holding the event. It appears they
made a good decision as 84 people are registered to attend at
this date; with walk-ins, 100 people overall are expected. 22
vendors are participating this year (compared to 18 exhibitors
in 2004). The San Diego EMC chapter will hold a joint event with
the PSES over May 24-25. Registration by exhibitors appears to
be going well, but attendee registration is lagging. Additional
publicity is underway to build attendance by EMC engineers in
the area. San Diego EMC Chapter Chair Mark Frankfurth is spearheading
this event. Typically, the chapters do not hold these events in
the summer; there will be one or two in the fall of this year
as in the past. The Los Angeles EMC Chapter is planning an event
on Aerospace EMC for Monday, September 26, 2005. Ms.
ONeil is working with LA Chapter Chair Ray Adams on this
colloquium and exhibition. Lastly, related to Chapters, Ms. ONeil
has worked with Sarah Morales of the joint EMC/AP/MTT chapter
in Tucson. There will be a special chapter meeting on May 24 when
the EMC Board of Directors is in town for their meeting. The speaker
is Nigel Carter. Meeting announcements have been circulated to
the members of the Phoenix and Tucson chapters, to the IEEE Tucson
Section, as well as to the EMC Board of Directors. In closing,
Ms. ONeil noted that she has also continued communication
with members of the EMC Society of Australia about a regional
event with the IEEE EMC Society in 2006. Regarding Region 8, Frank
Sabaths report was discussed. Dr. Sabath noted that efforts
proceed regarding cooperation with EMC Europe. Steps are being
taken to prepare a MoU between the IEEE EMC Society and the steering
committee of EMC Europe. The negotiations have been continued
since the March report. Johan Catrysse and Mr. Sabath will try
to present a final draft of the MoU at the August Board meeting.
Regarding retention of records of co-sponsored symposia, there
is nothing new to be reported; an update as well as a draft for
a MoU will be presented at the August Board meeting. The following
EMC conferences will take place in Region 8:
VIth International Symposium on EMC and Electromagnetic Ecology
Date: June 21 24, 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Status: Technical Co-Sponsorship approved
During the symposium, the IEEE EMCS organized/sponsored a special
session on Shipboard EMC
5th International Workshop on EMC of Integrated Circuits (EMC
Date: November 28-30, 2005
Location: Munich, Germany
Status: Technical Co-Sponsorship approved
Mr. Sabath prepared an MoU on technical co-sponsorship as well
as a conference information sheet. Both documents have been sent
to Mr. T. Steinecke. During this workshop, the IEEE German EMC
Chapter will be present and operate an exhibition booth.
EMC Wroclaw 2006
Date: June, 2006
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Past Wroclaw symposia were co-sponsored by the IEEE EMCS. Mr.
Sabath advised that he has no knowledge about an application for
a technical co-sponsorship for the 2006 symposium and will check
with Nigel Carter about this.
EMC Europe 2006
Date: September 11 15, 2006
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Status: Technical Co-Sponsorship approved
Region 8 Workshops
Currently the IEEE EMCS is involved in the organization of following
regional events and workshops:
Table Top Show of the Israel Chapter
Date: May 2, 2005
Location, Scope, Contact: TBD
EMCS Liaison: Elya Joffe
EMC Europe Workshop (Region 8 Workshop)
Date: September 19 21, 2005
Location: Rome, Italy
Scope: Electromagnetic Compatibility of Wireless
Contact: Mauro Felizian, firstname.lastname@example.org
EMCS Liaison: Prof. Dr. Heyno Garbe
Mr. Wallen then presented Professor Suichi Nittas report
on Region 10 activity. He noted that ICEMC05 in Thailand is overcoming
the damage due to Tsunami, ICEMC05 is being held on schedule (July
20-22) in Phuket, Thailand. At this moment, the number of applied
papers is 30 from abroad and 50 from Thailand. The Pan-Pacific
Joint Meeting (PPEMC05) will be held at Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan
on May 26-27. At this meeting, the activities of EMC technologies
and research in the Pan-Pacific will be reported by the representatives
in Region 10 and discussion about how to enhance the EMC technologies
in this area will follow. Professor Nittas report includes
a list of upcoming regional events in his area.
|Francesca Maradei traveled from the
University of Rome, La Sapienza to Tucson for
the two days of Board meetings and enjoyed the unique topography
of the area.
GLOBAL EMC SYMPOSIA
Nigel Carter reported on the current status of EMCS cooperation
with global conferences and symposia. See chart at end of this
EMC SOCIETY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
Dan Hoolihan presented his report. His report reviews the plans
for celebrating the anniversary, including oral interviews with
founders and other key members of the Society, the power point
presentation under development on the Societys history,
and putting the Transactions on EMC on a DVD. Regarding the EMCS
Transactions, Ghery Pettit and Flavio Canavero have started to
look at a special issue of the Transactions to commemorate the
50th Anniversary. This issue will be similar to the EMCS Silver
Anniversary Issue published by the IEEE in August of 1983 (Volume
EMC-25 Number 3). His committee is discussing the coordination
of costs of putting all the EMCS Transactions on a DVD with the
IEEE on a special digitization project. Regarding
EMCS Symposium Records, the committee continues to research the
costs and methods of putting the EMCS Symposium Records on a DVD.
Hopefully, the EMCS will benefit from the IEEEs recent efforts
on digitizing all records prior to 1988 and placing them in the
electronic laboratory to be accessed via Xplore. Regarding the
EMCS Newsletter, an article was written for the summer issue of
the EMCS Newsletter asking for recommendations on the best 10
papers of the last 50 years, including the Best 10 Transactions
Papers and the Best 10 Symposium Papers. Mr. Hoolihan noted that
the Silver Anniversary Issue of the Transactions (EMC 25-3) has
indices to the 1959-1982 Transactions and to the 1962-1982 Symposium.
Records, which will be used to find prospects for the best papers,
include oral interviews with EMC notables. Oral interviews have
been conducted with Warren Kesselman, Chester Smith, and Leonard
W. Thomas, Sr. These are available at http://www.ieee.org/organization/historycenter/oralhistories.html.
Interviews are nearly completed on Ralph Showers and Milton Kant
(both are founders of the EMCS). Interviews are in process for
James P. McNaul (the 2nd President of the EMCS), Joseph F. Fischer
(13th President of the EMCS), William Eugene (Gene) Cory (14th
President of the EMCS) and Anthony G. Zimbalatti (Founder of the
EMCS). A Power Point presentation on the history of the EMC Society
continues under development. Progress remains slow due to personal
commitments on the part of the person developing the PP presentation.
It is now hoped that the presentation will be given as part of
the Distinguished Lecturer program of the EMCS starting in 2006.
Mr. Hoolihans report concludes with additional proposed
activities to consider for commemorating the Anniversary.
The following items were discussed under new business:
Digitization of IEEE Intellectual Property
Warren Kesselman presented a report on this topic. He received
an e-mail from IEEE requesting EMCS consideration of an opportunity
to digitize Intellectual Property (IP) backfile (i.e.
pre-1988 publications). IEEE Xplore is a repository of all IEEE
IP. They would like to have all society IPs digitized since 1988.
IEEEs electronic library is a widely used research tool
and returns revenue. 13 Societies have digitized all their IP
to date while several Societies are currently digitizing IP. This
would be coordinated through IEEE Publication Product Management
with one vendor to complete the entire project (estimated at a
total $1M quote, 750,000 pages at $1.30/pg). IEEE would fund 25%
of the total cost. IEEE suggests using the forecasted 2005 IEL
net improvements to begin funding the effort. Mr. Kesselman advised
that TAB FinCom would allow Societies and Councils to overrun
2005 budgets to participate in the project. The fund impact on
EMCS operations is estimated to be $16,800 for digitization. The
2005 IEL forecast upside is $8,700. Thus, the net
estimated impact is $8,100 negative. The Board approved sending
an approval in principle message to Leah Jamieson
and John Vig of IEEE that the EMCS would like to participate in
the IEEE digitization of EMC Society intellectual material.
Mark Montrose discussed governance of IEEE Societies. He led a
discussion on EMCS Constitution and Bylaws and listed considerations
when amending our Constitution and Bylaws. He posed the question,
How much consistency do we want between our governance documents
and IEEE Policies and Procedures? The Board agreed to review
the presentation for further discussion at a future meeting.
EMCS Presentation Tracks at other IEEE Symposia
Don Heirman presented a report on the history of the EMC Society
in participating in other IEEE conferences related to EMC. For
example, the EMC Society would organize special sessions at the
Communications Society symposia on topics related to communications
and EMC. In the late 1970s, EMCS presented technical paper
sessions at Communications Society conferences (at the time it
was called the National Telecommunications Conference). The purpose
was to introduce ComSoc to EMC aspects of crosstalk interference
and effects of power line noise on parallel telephone lines from
an EMC perspective. Mr. Heirman suggested we re-establish such
session exchanges (in both directions) with IEEE societies with
common interests. Candidate societies include: Antennas and Propagation,
Microwave Theory and Techniques, Magnetics, Broadcast Technology,
Consumer Electronics, Communications, and Power Engineering. The
plan would involve deciding on target societies, request interest
and, if interest is there, establish ad hoc committees to further
investigate. Mr. Heirman recommends we select a society for trial
use in 2006. This would mean an entrée to their symposium
along with a session in our symposium. The Board agreed this plan
was worthwhile to explore.
Mark Montrose reviewed areas of mutual interest for the EMC Society
and the Product Safety Engineering Society. The Board did not
approve the draft MOU presented for the EMCS to formally establish
the relationship with the PSES, but agreed to revisit this at
a later time.
Todd Hubing advised that the bylaws have been revised to reflect
current practice in communicating with our membership. These changes
are in compliance with a document issued by TAB that Society bylaws
should be changed to reflect the new e-mail voting policy, for
example. The Board approved the changes made to the bylaws.
IEEE Board Update
Don Heirman is the current president of the Standards Association
and as such, he is a member of the IEEE Board of Governors. He
reported on the big picture or what the Institute
is doing these days. He reviewed IEEE commonly used acronyms and
the IEEE Mission Statement.
Net Based Meetings
Fred Heather gave a brief verbal report about net meetings.
President Elect Report
EMCS President Elect Andy Drozd discussed the EMCS Long Range
Plan. He appointed the VPs as members of the long range planning
committee. The current 2005 version of the LRP is broken down
into seven different areas. This builds upon the previous LRP.
Globalization remains a top priority, increasing membership and
chapter development in regions outside 1-6, and addressing EMCS
symposia outside the US. There are five key initiatives within
the Standards arena to pursue. Globalization of educational activities
will be addressed. New technology directions will be evaluated.
The Board meeting schedule for 2006 was then reviewed. The dates
and locations will be included in the Calendar section of the
EMC Society Five-Year Review
Regarding the IEEE five-year Society review, President Williams
showed the current field of interest statement. Membership retention
and reasons to join were discussed. The IEEE Xplore program and
its effect on individual Society membership were also discussed.
President Williams, Andy Drozd, Don Heirman, Mark Montrose, Warren
Kesselman and Janet ONeil will travel to Chantilly, Virginia
in June to represent the EMC Society at the IEEE Society Five-Year
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
Secretary ONeil reviewed the action items assigned during
Kimball Williams noted that the next Board meeting would be on
August 7 in Chicago. In closing, Fred Heather distributed a draft
copy of the 2005 membership survey to be conducted by the IEEE.
He asked that people review this and let him know if they have
any comments on it. There being no further business, the meeting
adjourned at 5:00 pm. EMC
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