OPENING REMARKS/CONSENT AGENDA
President Drozd called the meeting to order at 8:45 am. A round
of introductions was made. Board members present included B. Archambeault,
H. Benitez, C. Brench (via telecom), A. Drozd, R. Ford, F. Heather,
D. Heirman, D. Hoolihan, F. Maradei, M. Montrose, J. O’Neil,
J. Norgard, G. Pettit, R. Scully, D. Staggs, D. Sweeney, R. Wallen,
and K. Williams. Board members absent included L. Hill, E. Joffe,
W. Kesselman, and S. Nitta. Guests included F. Sabath and H. Garbe.
President Drozd thanked the IEEE EMC Germany Chapter for their
assistance in setting up the meetings this week. President Drozd
presented the agenda. The following items were added to the VP
Conferences Report: EMC Zurich in Munich and EMC 2009. The following
items were included as part of the Consent Agenda: Approval of
May meeting agenda, Approval of Secretary’s Report: March
2006 Meeting Minutes, Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Approval
of Technical Co-Sponsorship requested. The Board approved the
FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Kimball Williams presented the finance committee report. He referred
to Treasurer Warren Kesselman’s report, which was circulated
to the Board prior to the meeting. Regarding 2005 operations,
IEEE 2005 post-closing, pre-audit financials indicate that EMCS
had a positive 2005 operations net of $158,500. Total income was
$1,404,200. Total expenses were $1,245,700. Regarding 2006 operations,
IEEE’s approved EMCS 2006 budget projects a $17,800 deficit.
The 2007 first pass budget is under review.
|Ghery Pettit of Intel, Bruce Archambeault
of IBM, Dan Hoolihan of Hoolihan EMC Consultants, and Mark
Montrose of Montrose Compliance Services (from left) attended
the EMC Board of Directors meeting in Hannover, Germany.
|Stephen Berger of TEM Consulting,
John Norgard of the University of Colorado Springs, Colorado,
Andy Drozd of Andro Computational Solutions and Fred Heather
of the Navy Patuxent River (from left) enjoyed visiting during
the lunch break of the Board meeting.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, presented
his report. He summarized the activities under Communication Services
and introduced Janet O’Neil, Newsletter Editor. She advised
that the Spring 2006 issue was sent to the printers on Monday,
May 15. It is the longest issue to date with 116 pages. It is
the special issue with many pages devoted solely to coverage of
the Portland Symposium. Since this issue will have a wider distribution
of 11,000 print copies (it will be sent to all past symposium
attendees as the advance program was traditionally sent) than
previous issues, and the page count is higher given the Portland
Symposium content, the cost is estimated to be some $32,000. However,
ad revenue from the 23.88 pages of ads sold for this issue amounts
to some $34,000 of which the EMCS will receive some $20,400. It
took considerably more time to edit this issue with the symposium
material. Ms. O’Neil is working on implementing Elya’s
suggestion for a Design Tip section of the Newsletter and plans
to launch this in the Summer 2006 issue. Bruce Archambeault has
agreed to be the Associate Editor for this section and will provide
the first article to give readers an idea of what to submit for
future issues. Ms. O’Neil attended the IEEE Panel of Editors
meeting over March 31-April 1 in Montreal, Canada along with Perry
Wilson, the 2007 EMC Transactions editor. Mr. Pettit noted there
was no formal report provided by Flavio Canavero, Transactions
on EMC Editor in Chief. He recalled the motion approved at the
November Board meeting related to a special issue of the Transactions
that would include modified papers presented at the EMC Zurich
in Singapore symposium. Since the March Board meeting, he has
revisited this issue with Professor Canavero to set limits on
what is acceptable for the Transactions. The Board approved the
policy that the Editor in Chief of the Transactions of the IEEE
EMC Society is empowered to employ the editorial and professional
judgment of his staff to determine the appropriateness of papers
based on works presented at the 2006 EMC Zurich in Singapore Symposium
for publication in the November 2006 issue of the Transactions.
This special section of the Transactions shall be about 50 pages
in length and shall include approximately 8 to 10 original papers.
Mr. Pettit advised Nigel Carter is now the web site manager and
is in the process of hiring Draconis Designs to perform the web
maintenance function. Work is underway to update the EMCS site.
President Drozd noted that the Board voted positively to hire
Draconis Designs for this work. Ray Perez presented his report
noting there is no outlay of royalties received by the EMCS in
this status report. Per his March report, a summary of activity
for IEEE Press during 2005 will be presented at the August Board
meeting. Regarding books in progress, Elya Joffe and Kai Sang
have submitted most of the chapters of their book for review.
Previously scheduled reviewers were contacted and copies of the
book have been sent to each reviewer. Each reviewer will review
assigned chapters but they are also encouraged to review any other
part of the book. There are no books currently in production.
Regarding new potential books, in the Winter 2006 issue of the
EMC Newsletter, the first ad concerning a call for authors appeared.
The ad will repeat in the Spring issue of the Newsletter. Up to
this point, Mr. Perez has not received any inquiries from prospective
authors. Mr. Perez has initiated efforts to recruit potential
reviewers for book proposals from prospective authors. The review
process of prospective manuscripts for book publication is a tedious
endeavor and requires the commitment of individuals who are already
very busy. He would like for the EMCS Board to consider a future
plan for rewarding these individuals with some form of “thank
you” on behalf of the EMCS. IEEE Press is also considering
its own form of recognition. Regarding the April IEEE Press Meeting
in Tucson, Arizona, topics addressed progress toward meeting 2006
goals for publishing new titles and signing new authors. The EMCS
is on track to meet the IEEE Press Strategic Plan goal of 21 titles
published in 2006, but much work is needed to sign the necessary
projects to meet a goal of 30 titles published in 2007 and 35
in 2008. Members of the Press community are urged to direct prospective
authors to the Press website for proposal guidelines, or to forward
new proposals and good leads to staff acquisitions editors. Under
new initiatives and projects, meeting participants discussed a
proposal to digitize certain IEEE Press books and make them available
as a member benefit. This idea has been proposed as a candidate
for 2007 funding as an IEEE initiative, and it was first brought
to the attention of the Press Board during the January meeting.
The draft initiative was reviewed and several questions and concerns
were raised, principally that the proposal did not have a clear
business model that supports the goals of the 2006-08 Strategic
Plan. The group adopted a motion acknowledging the recognition
of the value of Press books, but stated that the Press Board could
not endorse the proposal unless this concern and others were addressed.
Dave Staggs, Public Relations committee chair, then reported that
the previous EMCS promotional VHS video titled “…EMC
Challenge …” has been effectively converted to a DVD
file that runs on many DVD players and computers. He acknowledged
Don Sweeney for undertaking this tough task. This video was created
in the early 1990s and has been now converted to DVD. It seems
that today’s DVD technology is lacking on compatibility
across home DVD players and computers. Plans are to make 100 of
these DVDs for use in Chapter membership recruiting and for public
relations work. Negotiations are underway with two lapel pin manufacturers
for the design of the new EMCS lapel pin using the 50th Anniversary
logo. The design and pricing will be brought before the Board
of Directors (BoD) for review and approval in August at the Portland
|Bob Scully of NASA Houston, Francesca
Maradei of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”,
Bruce Archambeault (standing from left) and Dick Ford (seated)
during a break at the Board meeting in Hannover.
|Michael Koch, Sven Fisahn, Sven Battermann,
Frank Gronwald, and Janet O’Neil of ETS-Lindgren (standing
from left) and Heyno Garbe (seated) of the University of Hannover
attended a reception in Hannover where the Board and German
EMC Chapter members got to know each other.
Don Heirman, Vice-President for Standards, presented his report.
Standards activity covers three major areas: The Standards Education
and Training Committee (SETCom), the Standards Advisory and Coordination
Committee (SACCom), and the Standards Development Committee (SDCom).
The new SETCom chair is Qiubo Ye and the new vice-chair is Professor
Johan Catrysse. The new SACCom vice-chair is Dave Guzman of RF
Tek in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elya Joffe remains as chair of
SACCom. The SDCom continues to be chaired by Stephen Berger. Mr.
Heirman reviewed the activity from the previous day’s standards
committee meetings at the University of Hannover. The SDCom discussed
only new initiatives and study projects, including the P1900 series
of interference and co-existence radio services and the use of
software defined radio (SDR). The committee supported a member
suggestion to withdraw MIL STD 469 on radar EMC and replace it
with a task to develop in SDCom a handbook on the subject to train
radar design engineers. The committee agreed that the EMCS Board
needs to emphasize that EMC includes spectrum management as well
as interference issues and highlight that this topic is in the
EMCS area of interest and scope. Mr. Heirman further noted that
wireless and SDR topics are blurring the line between classical
EMC and pure spectrum management without any EMC considerations.
There was an SDCom workshop on the IEEE standardization process
also held at the University prior to the SDCom meeting and the
Board meeting with approximately 20 people in attendance. One
of the attendees was quite interested in using the IEEE standards
process. This led to his proposing a project on EMC of installations
using his work on such EMC aspects for the chemical industry installations.
His view was that the work done for this industry could also be
further applied to other installations. The committee agreed to
pursue this as an SDCom project and to review his documentation.
Mr. Heirman noted that the standards committees work with IEEE
Conference Management Services for their larger working group
meetings, such as P1900, via a contractual arrangement. The SETCom
will meet at the Portland symposium and provide a workshop on
standards training on Friday afternoon. The SACCom will co-host
the annual RAC/SACCom luncheon at the symposium in Portland.
|Andy Drozd (left) congratulates Heiko
Haase (center) along with German EMC Chapter Chair, Frank
Sabath, prior to the start of the Chapter meeting. Heiko Haase
received an award for his excellent PhD thesis.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
In the absence of Elya Joffe, Dave Staggs presented the report
on Membership Services. This includes a report on the budget for
Membership Services. Bruce Archambeault gave a report on the EMCS
Awards. He reviewed the summary of award nominations. Several
e-mail blasts were sent to membership to solicit nominations.
Nominations closed on April 15. Next, Dave Staggs reported on
membership statistics. As of March 2006, the total number of active
EMCS members was 3,730, down 4.6% from this same time in 2005.
The most current on line SAMIEEE membership database shows that
the EMCS has 3,811 active members, of whom 456 are Senior Members,
178 are Student Members, and 76 are Fellows. Total IEEE membership
is 310,906 as of March 2006, down 1.8% over 2005 numbers. In his
report, Mr. Staggs presented a membership breakdown by category
pie chart. Chapter Coordinator Francesca Maradei reported on the
status of Chapters and Angels. Newly formed chapters include the
Australia (Victoria Section) and Pittsburgh chapters. Chapters
under construction include Galveston Bay/Houston and Fort Worth,
Texas. Efforts continue on a new Chapter in Vancouver/British
Columbia, Canada and in the Czech Republic, a joint EMC/MTT/AP/ED
chapter. New EMC chapter activity continues in Mexico, Argentina,
and Bogotá, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
and Algeria. The Dayton and Pike’s Peak Chapters have been
dissolved. The Montreal Chapter is on a “watch list”
due to inactivity. She concluded her report noting that the Chicago
Chapter will receive the Chapter of the Year Award and Nanjing
will receive the Most Improved Chapter Award. Regarding Chapter
Retreats, Frank Sabath is helping organize a retreat on September
11 during EMC Europe 2006 in Barcelona. The objectives of the
Chapter Retreats are primarily focused on the exchange of information
and experience between Chapter officers, discussion of current
problems, coordination between different chapters, and providing
advice /assistance for less active and new potential chapters.
The Chapters will be required to submit reports on a quarterly
basis. Ms. Maradei is working to update the Chapter Guide/Handbook.
Fellow Search Committee Chair Heyno Garbe reported that two candidates
were nominated for 2007. At the last Board meeting, Mr. Drozd
asked Mr. Joffe to chair a task force to address the Fellow Search
committee and report at the May Board meeting. Mr. Joffe’s
report on the task force findings was included in the Membership
Services report. The task force members included Bruce Archambeault,
Bill Duff, Heyno Garbe, and Bob Goldblum. The on-going work of
the task force will lead to the development of a charter and scope
of activities of the Fellow Search Committee. Fred Heather then
submitted a detailed report on the attendee survey conducted in
Santa Clara (2004) and Chicago (2005). Information from this survey
of attendees and exhibitors will be used for the Exhibitor’s
Breakfast in Portland as well as for future symposium planning.
On the attendee survey, overall, the annual symposium was given
a 4 out of 5 rating (with 5 being the highest). The majority of
attendees are IEEE members from the US that share a common interest.
The services they are interested in receiving are wireless access
to the Internet during the symposium at the convention center
and good value for the registration price paid. They would also
like to see a greater price differential in registration pricing
between members and nonmembers. Ken Wyatt, EMC-S photographer,
continues to assist the Newsletter editor in providing photos
and cover artwork. He would like to receive a list of activities
and meetings to be photographed during the 2006 Symposium ahead
of time so he can plan his time on site accordingly. Any thoughts
or suggestions for photography should be directed to Ken at
email@example.com. In the future, he would like to make
all award images available for download. This will need to be
coordinated with the EMCS Webmaster. Certain award photos will
be printed and distributed to the award winners following the
symposium. Pace Chair Bill McGinnis has developed a concept of
providing seasoned and experienced review and critiquing of resumes
that out of work members would need to send in with job applications.
He plans to announce the PACE resume review assistance program
at the Portland Symposium. Regarding Regions 8-10, Mr. Joffe’s
report shows that membership development activities will be carried
out in conjunction with the following symposia: Wroclaw, June
2006, EMC Europe 2006 in Barcelona, and the 4th Workshop on Biological
Effects of EM Fields, October 2006, Crete, Greece. Fred Heather
gave a report on the financial assistance program. He presented
the policy and procedures established to provide financial assistance
to economically disadvantaged engineers. This year the Membership
Services budget has allocated $3,000 for financial support. The
Board approved the policy and procedures as outlined in his report.
Mr. Joffe noted that work has begun to identify candidate “sister
societies”. Such organizations exist in Australia, China,
Japan, Malaysia, Israel, and several other countries. Work for
development of the charter for the position of “Sister Society
Coordinator” and MOU templates is under way.
|The audience at the German EMC Chapter
meeting where John Norgard, EMC Society Vice President for
Technical Services presented “IR Images of EM Fields”.
|Heyno Garbe, Andy Drozd, and Peter
Pirsch, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science at the University of Hannover (from left),
celebrate Professor Garbe’s recent IEEE Fellow Award.
John Norgard, Vice President for Technical Services, presented
his report. The Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
is Bill Strauss. Vice-Chair is Arto Chubukjian, and Secretary
is Robert Scully. TAC has received three recent requests for Technical
Co-Sponsorship, including: EMC 2007 VII Symposium on EMC, St.
Petersburg, Russia, EMC UK 2006 in Newbury, England, and the 9th
International Conference on EMC in February 2006, Bangalore, India.
The first two conferences were approved for Technical Co-Sponsorship.
This last request (Bangalore conference) was received too late
to be considered. TAC has formed an ad hoc committee to evaluate
the technical co-sponsorship process and revise as necessary.
They have reviewed 170 papers for EMC 2006 in Portland. Authors
were notified about their paper status on March 27. Of the 170
papers, 38 were student papers, and 32 requested the “close
format presentation” format. The greatest number of papers
reviewed was 41 by TC-2 (EMC Measurement), 41 by TC-4 (EMI Control),
29 by TC-10 (Signal Integrity) and 27 by TC-9 (Computational EM).
Fred Heather gave his report. The RAC/SACCom annual luncheon plans
for August are underway. The open positions on the committee include
representation on the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee and the
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).
|Sven Battermann and Heyno Garbe at
the May meeting of the German EMC Chapter.
Barry Wallen presented his report. He provided the following update
on EMC-S Symposiums: EMC’2005 Chicago, Illinois Chair Tom
Braxton reports that the 2005 Chicago EMC Symposium committee
continues to be gratified by the level of success of last year’s
event. Attendees and exhibitors alike came away with glowing comments
on the program, the venue, and the social environment. Apart from
a handful of minor logistical glitches, the 2005 symposium met
the expectations established by the Chicago committee. Final financial
numbers became available in April 2006 and met financial goals.
Another facet of the success in Chicago is that the net income,
or general surplus, was nearly 15% higher than originally budgeted.
The credit for this success goes to the entire team in Chicago
and at CMS, all of whom implemented the aggressive and innovative
program for patron support that the Chicago committee insisted
upon. A comprehensive Final Report is being prepared at this time,
reflecting the final budget numbers. In addition to a complete
budget summary, the Final Report will give a narrative overview
of what worked, what didn’t, and what was learned in the
Chicago experience, as seen by all members of the Chicago committee.
Revenue was shown as $1,024,817.26 (103.15% of budget), expenses
were $852,335.93 (101.11% of budget), for a net surplus of $172,481.33
(114.58% of budget). In total, there were 471 IEEE member full
registrations and 191 non-member full registrations. There were
3,392 badges created for registrants, exhibitors, and companions.
There were 223 booths, and 8 tabletop displays from 162 exhibiting
companies. EMC 2006 Portland, Oregon Chair Henry Benitez reports
that gala arrangements are completed. The Newsletter has replaced
the Advance Program and has been completed. Arrangements for the
keynote speaker have been completed. Dr. Bernard Amadei has agreed
to be the keynote speaker and he will be speaking on “Engineers
Without Borders”. The final budget was submitted and approved.
Exhibit sales are on track with Chicago. Work on the Exhibitor’s
Showcase and Forum are progressing as expected. Website upgrade
activities are underway. EMC 2007 Honolulu, HI 50th Anniversary
Symposium Chair Janet O’Neil reported that there has not
been a change in status since the March 2006 report. The 2007
Interim budget was approved at the March BoD meeting and submitted
to the IEEE. EMC 2008 Detroit, Michigan Chair Kimball Williams
advised that all committee positions have been filled. The committee
is holding monthly telecom meetings. Updated budget revisions
based upon the Chicago budget have been put in place. The new
budget was included in Mr. Wallen’s report. The hotel and
convention center contracts have been signed. The marketing committee
will meet on November 4 at UL Novi to discuss a number of “up
front” issues and lay further plans for working with the
“Big 3” (DaimlerChrysler, Ford and GM). Scott Lytle
has purchased the web ‘name’ and they are beginning
work on the web site format. Since CMS will be helping put the
web site together, their work will be strictly the ‘art’
and content. EMC 2009 Austin, Texas Chair Dave Staggs reported
that IEEE Insurance and Information Schedule forms are complete
and submitted to IEEE CMS. The contract between the IEEE and the
Austin Convention Center has been signed. A $1,000 deposit has
been provided to the Convention Center. This $1,000 is a loan
from the EMC-S to the Central Texas Chapter. The contract with
the host hotel has been signed. The contract between IEEE Conference
Management Services (CMS) and Central Texas Chapter of EMCS is
on hold. The IEEE CMS contract should be signed in the near future
pending a review of 2007, 2008 and 2009 contract pricing comparisons
by the VP of Conferences. They are working on a preliminary budget
based on a template from the VP of Conference Services. Regarding
EMC 2011, currently there one application in hand and it is incomplete
(Singapore). Cities under consideration include Pittsburgh, PA,
Ottawa, Canada, Long Beach, CA, San Diego, CA, Vancouver, Canada
and Singapore, Singapore. EMC Society Exhibitor Liaison Janet
O’Neil has been working with Bruce Archambeault and the
site selection committee for 2010. She has interviewed exhibitors
on the pros/cons of each venue. She worked with Barry Wallen to
draft an e-mail to send to all EMC exhibitors requesting their
input on the two proposed venues (Fort Lauderdale and Washington
DC) so their comments could be considered for the March Board
meeting discussion, if they are interested in submitting their
opinion. This effort resulted in a significant amount of input
from the exhibitors. Dr. Nigel Carter, the Global Symposia Coordinator,
provided updated data regarding forthcoming Global Symposia and
Conferences, which are (or proposed to be) Technically Co-Sponsored
by the EMC-S. Only two new requests for Technical Co Sponsorship
have been received since the last Board Meeting. The list of conferences
was included in the Conferences Report. Regarding regional conferences
in Regions 1-7, Janet O’Neil reported that there are several
tabletop shows scheduled to date for 2006. This information was
included in the e-mail to all EMC exhibitors along with the information
on EMC 2007 from the Chicago Exhibitors’ breakfast noted
above. These shows will also be shown in the Calendar Section
of the EMC Newsletter, Spring 2006 issue. The shows include: June
6, Waldorf, Maryland, a Tri-Chapter EMC Event on “Fundamental
and Advanced Topics in EMC,” July 11, Huntsville, Alabama,
“The Fundamentals of EMC” presented by Clayton R.
Paul, Mercer University, July 13, Dallas, Texas, “The Bruce
Lee Show” - EMC Design Concepts and Applications for the
Real World presented by Bruce Archambeault, IBM and Lee Hill,
Silent Solutions, and July 21, Denver, Colorado, “Practical
Measurement Techniques and Facilities for RF Testing” with
multiple speakers. For more information on these shows, please
contact the EMC Chapter Chair listed for each event in the Calendar
Section of the Newsletter. Frank Sabath reported on activities
in Region 8. Regarding cooperation with EMC Europe, he has submitted
a draft MoU for a closer cooperation between the EMC-S and EMC
Europe. No action has resulted. Mr. Wallen advised that the proposed
MOU was not significantly different from what was already in place.
Further cooperation efforts will be discussed on May 16th in Hannover
with Rudi Vahldieck, Andy Drozd, Mr. Wallen, and Mr. Sabath. Regarding
the retention of records from Co-Sponsored Symposia, Frank has
contacted the representatives of the library of the Otto-von-Guericke-University.
He has continued to discuss and negotiate details of a MoU. At
the moment, the list of proceedings is the critical point of discussion.
Additionally, he has asked Elya to provide a list of proceedings,
which will be part of the MoU. Mr. Wallen’s report shows
a list of EMC related conferences scheduled for 2006 and 2007
in Region 8. Regarding Region 9, Janet O’Neil reported that
the Mexico tabletop show has been confirmed for June 27-28 in
Mexico City. The event will be called EMC Mexico 2006: A Colloquium
and Exhibition. It will be organized by IEEE EMC members in Mexico
with multiple speakers on various topics, including IEEE EMC Society
President Andrew Drozd on “Policy Defined Radio” and
Professor Bob Olsen on “PLC Communications: EMI/EMC Aspects.”
The key organizers are Dr. Roberto Linares and Dr. Argeo Vazquez.
Mr. Wallen showed the current organizational chart for the structure
of the EMC Conferences Group. Jim Blaha is the newest member for
Marketing and Publicity as approved earlier in the meeting. He
is primarily working on EMC 2007 publicity at this point, but
this work can be used for the subsequent symposiums. Symposium
Finance Committee Chair Bob Hofmann reported on the current status
of this committee’s activity. They have completed the budget
alignment process with IEEE Conference Management Services, Conference
Management Finance, and the EMCS Conferences Finance Chair, they
have reviewed and commented upon the 2007 budget, and they have
completed the new budget template and sent this out to the symposium
committees for 2007, 2008, and 2009. They are in the process of
establishing financial polices for the future symposia. This would
include fee policies, booth rate changes, scholarship policies,
etc. They are also developing a tool for symposia budget creation.
|Michael Koch, Jan Luiken ter Hasborg,
and Herman Singer (from left) attended the dinner and meeting
sponsored by the EMC Society Board of Directors and the German
50th Anniversary Report
Dan Hoolihan presented his report on the 50th Anniversary Committee.
Oral interviews have been completed on Leonard W. Thomas, Sr.,
James P. McNaul (the 2nd President of the EMC-S), Joseph F. Fischer
(13th President of the EMC-S), Ralph Showers, Warren Kesselman,
as well as Chester Smith, Anthony G. Zimbalatti, and Milton Kant
(who are founders of the EMC-S). There will be a future interview
of William Eugene (Gene) Cory (14th President of the EMC-S). The
IEEE History Center will provide materials for the booklet on
the history of the EMC Society. Ghery Pettit and Flavio Canavero
will create a special issue of the Transactions in 2007 to commemorate
the 50th Anniversary. This will be similar to the EMC Society’s
Silver Anniversary Special Issue (Volume EMC-25 – No. 3)
published in August 1983. The committee hopes to benefit from
the IEEE’s recent efforts in digitizing all Transactions
and past EMC Symposia records prior to 1988 and placing them in
the electronic library to be accessed via Xplore. Mr. Hoolihan
noted that all EMCS symposia records from 1998 to 2005 are available
on Xplore. The committee is discussing coordination of the costs
for putting all 50 years of the EMC-S Transactions on a DVD with
the IEEE as part of this “digitization” project. They
also continue to research the pricing and methods of putting the
EMC-S Symposium Records on a DVD. Mr. Hoolihan’s report
includes a list of other special anniversary recognition items
such as lapel pins, special plaques for pioneer technical papers,
and a luncheon for the founders and past presidents of the Society,
among other items.
|Francesca Maradei, Marti and Barry
Wallen, and Dan Hoolihan (from left) appreciated the warm
hospitality extended by the German EMC Chapter during their
visit to Hannover.
The was no old business to discuss.
The following items were discussed under New Business:
2010 Site Selection Status/Follow-on Discussions
President Drozd summarized the vote on the electronic motion to
reconsider the vote on the location of the 2010 EMC Symposium.
The Board confirmed that the original vote selecting Fort Lauderdale
as the location for the 2010 IEEE International Symposium was
still in effect.
President Drozd showed the list of upcoming future EMC conferences
of which the EMC Society is a technical co-sponsor. He would like
to see the Board represented at these conferences. The Board confirmed
attendance at these conferences.
Board Meeting Schedule for 2006-2007
President Drozd discussed future Board meeting dates. These will
be posted in the Calendar Section of the EMC Newsletter.
Constitution and Bylaws
Mark Montrose reviewed the IEEE and EMC-S governance documents.
He discussed the EMC-S Operating Procedures and Policy document.
This effort to update these documents is ongoing. General consensus
among Board members was to leave the Board size as is, but consider
policy to ensure representation on the Board from Regions 1-10.
On term limits, the consensus was to leave the policy as is. On
electronic voting, Mr. Montrose was asked to get more information
from TAB on how they conduct business this way. Mr. Montrose will
locate past policies to go into the next update of the Operating
Procedures and Policy Manual.
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
Secretary O’Neil reviewed the action items discussed during
the meeting. An updated, consolidated list of action items will
be sent to the Board following the meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:10
pm. The next series of meetings will be held during the Portland
Janet O’Neil, Secretary,
EMC Society Board of Directors