THE PRESIDENTS OPENING
President Williams called the meeting to order at 9:00 am. A round
of introductions was made. Board members present included B. Archambeault,
C. Brench, A. Drozd, F. Heather, D. Heirman, T. Hubing, E. Joffe,
W. Kesselman, M. Montrose, S. Nitta, J. Norgard, J. ONeil,
Z. Pantic-Tanner, G. Pettit, D. Staggs, D. Sweeney, R. Wallen,
and K. Williams. Board members absent included R. Brewer, N. Carter,
M. Hatfield, D. Hoolihan (left meeting early in day due to illness),
A. Podgorski, C. Sartori, and R. Scully. Guests present included
H. Benitez, S. Berger, H. R. Hofmann, and F. Sabath. President
Williams presented the agenda, which was approved by the Board.
President Williams called upon Todd Hubing to announce the results
of the recent Board election. Nominations Chair Todd Hubing advised
that Lee Hill, Fred Heather, Colin Brench, Francesca Maradei,
Mark Montrose, and John Norgard were elected by the membership
for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2005. President Williams
advised that he appointed Heyno Garbe to fill the Board position
vacated by Jose Perini. Mr. Perinis term ends on December
31, 2005. Congratulations were offered to all newly elected Board
Treasurer Warren Kesselman briefly summarized his report, which
was included in the consent agenda. He noted that the 30 September
2004 Cost Center Summary Table included in his report indicated
a 3rd quarter operating net of $187,100. The table also included
a year-end forecast projecting an operational surplus of $51,000.
That projection is based on the observation that 3rd quarter Committee/Other
costs were less than budgeted and an estimate of additional 4th
quarter expenses. It must be recognized that this projection does
not include market fluctuation and several other account adjustments
that are made in December. Regarding the 2005 EMC Society Budget,
Mr. Kesselman noted that IEEE TAB recently indicated that there
might be an indirect infrastructure costs reduction that would
have a positive effect on EMCSs 2005 budget of about $17,000.
EMCSs Finance Committee advised IEEE TAB that it planned
to use that cost reduction for increasing the budget for several
under-funded committee activities; thus, retaining the same balanced
budget net as submitted in EMCSs Second-Pass Budget. The
final IEEE approved budget is expected to be issued in December.
Secretary ONeil noted that the minutes of the August 8 and
12 meetings in Santa Clara were approved as part of the consent
|Andy Drozd of Andro Computational
Solutions, Fred Heather of the Navy Patuxent River and Barry
Wallen of Dell (from left) are shown following the Board meeting.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, presented
his report. First, Newsletter Editor Janet ONeil reported
that the Fall 2004 issue is 80 pages and it will be sent to the
printer on November 11. The Fall issue features the Santa Clara
Symposium overview. There are over nine pages of paid advertising
in this issue from a total of 16 companies. This is up from the
previous issue wherein 14 companies had advertisements. The new
Consultants Network is introduced in this issue, but
only features two business card sized ads. Once again, Ken Wyatt
of Agilent Technologies has provided the cover photograph for
this issue. He continues to do a great job on these Newsletter
covers. We are thinking of a including a new section in the annual
Fall EMC Newsletter, which is titled Show Stoppers.
The thought is to have several past technical paper/program chairs
from the previous symposia anonymously visit the exhibitor floor
and submit their top 15 favorite new products that were introduced
at the symposium. Bob Olsen would ultimately cull this list and
show on 1-2 pages the top five products that were consistently
mentioned on each list submitted. We dont have the details
ironed out, but the goal would be to provide more exposure for
the exhibitors and introduce new items to our readers. If you
have any thoughts on this, please let Janet ONeil know.
Next, Transactions on EMC Editor in Chief Flavio Canavero presented
a detailed report. He noted that the acceptance ratio for Transactions
papers is approximately 50%, and is constant over the years, irrespective
of the handling process used (manual vs. web-based). This is a
clear sign of a constant policy over the years, not influenced
by the operational details. A small percentage of papers (approximately
10%) are accepted without recycling, while most papers undergo
at least one revision before final acceptance. By far (approximately
80%), the most frequent reason for rejection is the poor quality
of the paper. More specifically, the two main criticisms are:
a) Lack of originality (material already published elsewhere,
or presented to a Conference; simple application of already-known
methodology, etc.), and b) Lack of technical soundness (results
and claims not sufficiently justified). For 2005, the Board approved
a page budget of 750 pages. Early this year, the release of Manuscript
Central version 3.0 was announced. Version 3 supports the same
workflows and uses the same centers as the current
version of Manuscript Central. However, the new version is more
flexible and incorporates many of the features and functions based
on the experience of use in the last three years. During the conversion,
support received from the On-line Peer Review of the IEEE Operations
Center, in the person of Ms. Sonal Parikh, was excellent. Professor
Canavero noted that recently, he has been approached by several
people suggesting that it would be very useful to have the entire
collection of the EMC Transactions on a single CD-ROM (or a DVD).
This is because the IEEE Xplore online service provides an access
to the journal content limited to the last 15 years (since Volume
30, 1988). It would be handy to see and print old papers, without
the need to go to a library, or ask a friend to fax a copy. The
celebration of the 50th anniversary of the EMC Society could represent
the right opportunity to make this paper collection available.
Professor Canaveros report closed with a discussion of a
new publication called the EMC Letters. He is in contact with
the IEEE Publications Department in order to define the technical
requirements and to quantify the related costs. In addition, the
formal steps needed to activate this new journal must be assessed.
EMCS Webmaster Andy Drozd then reported that routine updates continued
to be made to the EMCS web site. Although the sites contents
are reasonably up to date at present, some additional changes
need to be made to update Chapter Chair contact information, calendar
of events, Call for Proposals to host the 2010 EMC Symposia, etc.
He has continued talks with IEEE about the possibility of them
assuming the management of the EMCS website in the future on a
day-to-day basis. The IEEE has provided an MOU, which outlines
the scope of work for this relationship and the annual cost to
obtain this service. The challenge has been to keep the TC websites
current. Dave Southworth and Bob Scully have helped with updating
the TC websites and making sure they are in conformance with IEEE
template guidelines. Mr. Drozd noted that he has set up the private
password-protected area of the website for conducting Board business.
He will share information on using this with the Board via e-mail
following the meeting. Ray Perezs report as EMCS IEEE Press
Liaison was then presented by Mr. Pettit. The decision to continue
with IEEE Press will be made in within the next two weeks. Mr.
Pettit will let the Board know about the status of IEEE Press
in the near future. History Chair, Dan Hoolihan noted he would
present the report of the 50th Anniversary Committee later in
the meeting. His efforts are currently focused on the anniversary
activity. Public Relations Chair Dave Staggs presented a report
on the public relations plans. A proposal for the initial Mission
Statement, Roles and Responsibilities, Job Descriptions and a
set of 2005 Goals for the Public Relations Committee have been
developed. Many members discussed updating the EMCS video, which
was produced ten years ago. Theyd like to see new technologies
related to EMC, such as wireless, incorporated into the video
to attract new members. Members of this Public Relations Committee
are Mike Hatfield, Ron Brewer and David Staggs.
|Board members and guests convened
during the November 16 meeting, including Andy Drozd (seated),
and (from left standing) Bob Hofmann, Mark Montrose, Elya
Joffe, John Norgard and Frank Sabath.
|President Kimball Williams (right)
of Denso International America welcomed newly elected Board
member Colin Brench of Hewlett-Packard to Chicago.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Andy Drozd presented the report of Membership Services. He talked
about the 1st IEE/IEEE International Conference on Waveform Diversity
and Design held over 8-10 November 2004 in Edinburgh, UK. There
are many synergies with this organization and Mr. Drozd recommends
that the EMCS get more involved. 150 people attended the conference.
Mr. Drozd and John Norgard staffed a membership booth and signed
up three new EMCS members. Regarding membership, Dave Staggs reported
that Flo Haislmaier acted as the manager for the EMCS membership
booth in Santa Clara with the support of local chapter volunteers.
This will be her last year helping with the booth. Mr. Staggs
is looking for a replacement for Mrs. Haislmaier for the Chicago
Symposium in 2005. There were new photos for the booth this year.
44 new members signed up in Santa Clara. There was considerable
activity in the booth with the surveys and distribution of various
membership materials. Membership numbers seem to be slowly rebounding.
The total number of active members as of September 2004 was 4,241,
down 3.2% from this same time in 2003. Total IEEE membership is
349,436 (plus 1.6% over 2003 numbers.) Higher grade and student
memberships are rebounding over 2003. The EMCS has elevated 37
members to the Senior Grade so far this year. The EMCS membership
application is being uploaded to the EMCS website. Andy Drozd
then reported for Lee Hill, chair of the DL program. The current
price per person attending a DL lecture has decreased recently
to $14, which compares favorably with past trends. The IEEE is
now reviewing its overall DL Policy and Mr. Hill is monitoring
this process to incorporate applicable portions into the EMCS
policy manual. Mr. Drozd presented a report on the proposed
terms and conditions of the DL program. He plans to send
this proposal to the Board via e-mail and would like comments
back within 30 days. He expects to conduct an e-mail vote at the
end of the year so this policy can be approved and implemented
in 2005. There are four proposed new DL candidates for 2005-2006.
The Board approved the appointment of Heyno Garbe, David Pommerenke
and Chris Holloway as EMCS Distinguished Lecturers for the term
of 2005-2006. Henry Benitez next gave a report on the EMCS Awards.
At the last meeting, the Board formed a Task Force to address
the EMCS Awards process. Don Heirman, Don Sweeney, Andy Drozd,
Elya Joffe, and Bruce Archambeault had volunteered to be members
of this committee. Mr. Drozd advised that Mr. Archambeault would
be the new chair of the Awards Committee. Mr. Archambeault advised
that the committee would present the list of award nominees in
advance of the May Board meeting. Ghery Pettit next reported on
Chapter Activities. The Chapter Chair Luncheon was well attended.
There is a new chapter in Benelux (Belgium). There are also potential
new chapters in Croatia and Greece. The newly formed Rochester
Chapter made a request for the Angel funds, which was approved.
Mr. Pettit is working on the updated EMCS Chapter Chair Handbook.
He received the one that the IEEE recently developed. He is incorporating
parts of this in the EMC specific handbook. Elya Joffe then presented
his report on Region 8 activities. He attended the EMC Europe
Conference (the Netherlands). No new members joined, but there
was interest expressed in new chapter activity, including the
Macedonia area and South Africa. He also attended the EMC UK Symposium
(England) and one new member joined. Elya will attend the EMC
Zurich (Switzerland) conference in February 2005. Andy Drozd attended
the 1st Waveform Diversity and Design Conference (Scotland) in
November, and 3 new members were recruited to the IEEE and EMCS.
Egypt has also expressed interest in forming a new chapter. He
would like the Board to consider holding a Region 10 Chapter Retreat
in Taipei during the EMC conference there. Next, Mr. Drozd reported
for Carlos Sartori on Region 9 activities. Mr. Sartori is making
progress in his efforts to establish a new Chapter in Mexico City.
He is working with Dr. Valeri Ivanovich Kontorovitch Mazover of
the IEEE in renewing the relationship with the EMC members there.
Mr. Drozd also reported for Takeo Yoshino on EMC activity in Region
10. Efforts continue with chapter development activity in Malaysia,
Australia, Thailand, and India. The Thailand Chapter petition
is short of two signatures. There are difficulties with chapter
formation in India due to the delicate territorial
issues. Activity has stalled in Malaysia. Mark Montrose will travel
there on business in the near future and will meet with the key
people in Malaysia to assist in this effort. President Williams
asked Mr. Drozd if having a colloquium and tabletop show in Australia
would help encourage chapter development in that area. Mr. Heirman
suggested that we invite the key members of the EMC community
in Australia to attend our Board and Standards meetings in the
US, and encourage them to submit a nomination for the next Board
elections. Mr. Drozd noted that Bill Duff is looking for good
candidates to nominate for IEEE Fellow. He has taken over this
program from Don Sweeney who asked to step down as Chair. Todd
Hubing, Nominations Chair, then reviewed the reasoning behind
having nine names on the ballot for EMCS Board of Directors, in
lieu of 12 as IEEE prefers. The Board approved Mr. Hubings
suggested change to the existing wording in the bylaws, section
4.5, to read: 4.5 On or before 15 July, the Chairman of the Nominating
Committee shall mail to IEEE Headquarters the slate of at least
nine nominees for election to the six offices to be filled on
the Board of Directors. A notice of the bylaws change will be
included in the next issue of the EMC Newsletter. Zorica Pantic-Tanner
next reported on the committee that addresses Financial Assistance
Grants for disadvantaged engineers. She has worked on the policy
for the grants and distributed this to the Board recently. She
suggested forming a new committee under a new chair as she is
completing her term on the Board this year. Fred Heather then
discussed the Santa Clara symposium and exhibitor survey. 50%
of the surveys came in via the on-line computer survey in the
EMCS membership booth. The balance was turned in as paper copies.
Close to 75% of the exhibitors returned their surveys. The mugs
were popular and well received. Mr. Drozd noted that Dr. Elena
Gertsman of IEEE would conduct the next IEEE Five-Year Member
Satisfaction survey. He also advised that the IEEE conducted a
membership dissatisfaction survey to determine the results of
why members did not renew their EMCS membership. The most common
answer was that people had lost corporate support; meaning companies
were no longer paying membership dues. Another response was that
members were no longer interested in EMC. He will
prepare an article for the EMC Newsletter on the results of this
survey. Regarding PACE activity, Mr. Drozd advised that Bill McGinnis
wrote an article for the EMC Newsletter on PACE activities within
the context of redirecting careers and thinking
outside the box. This will be published in the Fall 2004
issue. In closing his report for Membership Services, Mr. Drozd
noted that Ken Wyatt of Agilent Technologies is our new EMC Society
Photographer. He prepared new photos for use in the EMC membership
booth. These were used in the booth at the Waveform Diversity
conference. The photos provided continue to be of high quality.
Mr. Drozd and the Board voiced their appreciation of Mr. Wyatts
|(From left) Frank Sabath and Shuichi
Nitta acknowledged Zorica Pantic-Tanners last Board
meeting. Ms. Pantic-Tanner did not run for re-election; she
is quite busy as the Dean, College of Engineering, at the
University of Texas at San Antonio.
Don Heirman, Vice-President of Standards, presented his report.
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. Regarding SDCom, Chair Stephen Berger
presented a report on an IEEE standards initiative in support
of policy-defined radio. This is a new IEEE standards initiative
in support of the next generation radio systems and advance frequency
spectrum management. This is a joint effort of the EMC Society
with the Communications Society coordinated with the IEEE Standards
Association. The new SDCom secretary is Mike Hart. The list of
standards the committee is currently addressing was distributed
in the report. Regarding SACCom, Chair Elya Joffe noted that he
is sending the SACCom report to the Chapter Chairs. He created
a contact list of the representatives and provided this list to
the Chapter Chairs as well so they will know whom to contact in
case they are interested in getting involved. The committee is
focusing on proactive bidirectional exchange with other Standards
Development Organizations. Representatives provided reports on
CISPR A, B, and I subcommittee activity. The next series of Standards
Committee meetings will be held on March 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina
prior to the next Board meeting.
|Situated on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier,
site of the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Chicago,
has many outdoor areas for the public to rest and enjoy the
|Don Sweeney (left) of DLS Electronics
and Todd Hubing of the University of Missouri at Rolla enjoyed
the reception attended by the Board members and local Chicago
guests at the Palmer House Hilton, site of the last IEEE EMC
Symposium in Chicago.
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. Mr. Norgard presented the list
of TC chairmen. Representative Advisory Committee (RAC) Chair
Fred Heather presented his report. The annual joint RAC/SACCom
luncheon meeting was held on Monday, August 9 from 12-2 pm at
the Marriott Hotel during the Santa Clara Symposium. Some 30 people
attended. Updates were provided from the CISPR A, B, I, and H
subcommittees, the IEEE SCC on RF safety, and on the RTCA DO160
activity. An article on the meeting was submitted for publication
in the Fall 2004 Newsletter. Mr. Norgard reported for Maqsood
Mohd, Chair of the Education and Student Advisory committee. The
many committee activities in Santa Clara were well received, including
the Fundamentals Tutorial, the Experiments and Demonstrations,
the Student Design Contest, etc. A summary of his committees
activities in Santa Clara was provided for the Fall 2004 issue
of the Newsletter. Regarding the University Grant Program, Mark
Montrose advised that he spoke on EMC at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
recently. He noted that there is interest in adding EMC to their
education program and he encouraged them to apply for the University
Grant Program. Tom Jerse of The Citadel has written an article
on their use of the University Grant that will appear in the Winter
2005 EMC Newsletter.
|When the Board of Directors toured
Navy Pier, a technical show was being set up. The light and
bright area was very attractive!
|The Navy Pier complex includes the
unique Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Dozens of stained
glass windows are on display.
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 2004 Santa
Clara, the symposium did very well this year. The expected net
surplus is over $250,000 USD. Regarding 2005 Chicago, Mr. Wallen
introduced Tom Braxton, the Chair of the 2005 Symposium. Mr. Braxton
took the Board on a tour of the Navy Pier, which will be the venue
for the Symposium. The Symposium theme is Our Kind of Town
EMChicago. They plan to have more workshops in 2005.
Some will be organized by local organizations such as the SAE
and National Association of Broadcast Engineers. It is hoped these
workshops will draw new attendees to the symposium. They are also
planning on new activities to benefit the exhibitors. Regarding
2006 Portland, hotel contracts have been signed, but there is
no further significant activity. Options for the social functions
are being investigated. Regarding 2007 Honolulu, Mr. Wallen advised
that Chair Janet ONeil expects the host hotel contract to
be signed shortly. Outreach efforts are underway to secure public
relations committee members to promote the conference in
the Pacific Rim. A schedule for the symposium week is being developed
to take into account the special anniversary activities being
planned. For 2008 Detroit, the chair is Kimball Williams. Scott
Lytle is the Vice-Chair and Graeme Rogerson is the Treasurer.
Nigel Carters report as the EMCS global symposium coordinator
was transmitted via e-mail to Mr. Joffe and to the Secretary.
From all accounts, UK EMC was a great success and virtually all
exhibitors have rebooked for next year. He expects they will be
requesting EMCS co-sponsorship again. Regarding EMC Zurich/Singapore,
the TAC recommends a ONE time technical co-sponsorship.
While it is understood that this conference is associated with
the typical Zurich Symposium, we do not have a clear understanding
of how closely they will work together or exactly what sources
the papers will come from. We will make any future recommendations
based on how things go this time around. Regarding the International
Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICU) 2005 Zurich Switzerland, the
Chairman is Prof. Dr. Armin Wittneben (ETHZ). TAC recommends,
that we do NOT technically co-sponsor this symposium. It
is the general feeling that this conference does not significantly
involve matters of EMC. This recommendation is not a comment of
the technical merits of this conference. It is just that we feel
it is too far removed from our area. Regarding EMC Europe
2006 Barcelona, the Technical University of Catalonia and the
Ramon Lull University are organizing it. The TAC strongly
recommends technical co-sponsorship of this conference.
Exhibit Liaison Janet ONeil advised that she is currently
summarizing the comment cards from the Exhibitors Breakfast
in Santa Clara. The general opinion of the exhibitors based upon
comments received during the Santa Clara symposium is that the
exhibitor fees keep going up while attendance at the symposium
has been going down. Although attendance was higher in Santa Clara
than last year in Boston, many felt this was a blip
due to the local walk in registrations possible in the Silicon
Valley. Its also been noted that competing shows are offering
more value to some exhibitors and the Board needs to be aware
that there is competition for exhibitors marketing time
and money. Some of the bigger exhibitors have been downsizing
over the past couple of years in taking fewer booths. The Board
needs to pay attention to this and the possible ramifications.
Ms. ONeil is working with the Chicago Symposium committee
on a revision to the patron program. They are looking for ways
to include the smaller companies who may not have a large marketing
budget. They are also exploring new options. She has received
suggestions from exhibitors that they would like to form a board,
which formally reviews planned changes to EMCS symposia procedures
and processes. This idea will be explored. Ms. ONeil then
reported on regional events with EMC Chapters in Regions 1-7.
Since her August Board report, the last tabletop show scheduled
for 2004 was held on Monday, October 11 in Melbourne, Florida.
Clayton Paul was the speaker. Over 70 people attended from the
general area and from as far away as Atlanta and Huntsville. Companies
present included Northrop Grumman, Harris, Pitney Bowes, and NASA,
to name a few. The audience was very enthusiastic and supportive
of this event. It was their first regional conference in Melbourne
and the Section and Chapter there are eager to do one again. Ms.
ONeil organized this with considerable help from Bruce Crain,
past EMCS Board member, and a local company called Brennan Associates
that is very active with the chapter there. The presence of attendees
from the military/aerospace market in the area was a bonus for
the participating exhibitors as this market is steadily increasing.
It was also helpful getting the most current mailing list of EMCS
members in the region in order to send them the advance program
for this event. Frank Sabath next reported as the Region 8 Conference
Coordinator. He showed the new organizational structure of the
EMC Europe conference. This includes two ex-officio members of
the EMCS, including the VP for Conferences and a member from Region
8. They would like EMC Europe to be considered as a regional conference
for the EMCS. Janet ONeil then reported on Region 9 Conferences.
On September 30 and October 1, 2004 there was a two-day EMC event
just outside Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Brazilian Space Agency (INPE).
Speakers included Dan Hoolihan (Consultant), Todd Hubing (UMR),
and Mark Steffka (GM) from the US, as well as two speakers from
ETS-Lindgren, one from INPE, and one from QUEMC (a Brazilian company).
Also, Carlos Sartori gave an excellent presentation on the IEEE
and the EMC Society. He promoted the advantages of membership
in the EMCS. Carlos and the other two speakers from Brazil spoke
in Portuguese. Otherwise, the presentations were in English and
from the questions presented to the speakers, it appeared that
there were minimal language problems. Over 100 people attended.
Four companies purchased exhibit space and were swamped with interested
people at their displays during the breaks. The response from
the attendees was very enthusiastic and the engineers were very
glad to have a local seminar. A summary of this event was included
in Chapter Chatter, the Fall 2004 issue of the Newsletter. There
is a real need for EMC education in Brazil and the people there
sincerely appreciate and value the time and effort provided by
the EMCS with these regional conferences. Shuichi Nitta reported
on Region 10 activities. Mr. Joffe thanked Mr. Nitta for his assistance
in coordinating the MOU between the EMCS and the Taipei, Taiwan
EMC conference. Mr. Nittas report listed the EMC conferences
upcoming in Asia. Mr. Joffe suggested that the EMCS organize and
provide sponsorship of a session to take place at the 2005 Asia
Symposium on EMC, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2005. The Board agreed
to consider this. In closing his report, Mr. Joffe reviewed symposia
policy and outstanding issues. The Board approved offering EMCS
technical co-sponsorship of the 17th International Zurich Symposium
and Technical Exhibition on EMC in Singapore. The Board approved
declining technical co-sponsorship of the International Conference
on Waveform Diversity ICO, in Zurich, Sept 5-8, 2005. The Board
approved offering Technical Co-Sponsorship of EMC Europe 2006
in Barcelona, Spain, September 11-15, 2006. The Board approved
retaining EMCS records of technically co-sponsored symposia in
TIB, the German National Library of Science and Technology in
Hannover, Germany. An MOU between TIB and EMCS will be coordinated
and provided to the Board for approval. The Board approved sponsorship
of a session on Shipboard EMC to be presented during
the conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. The plan for a paperless
symposium was discussed. At this time, there is no firm proposal
for the paperless symposium, but further discussion with the symposia
committees will be taking place to advance this effort. 2009 SYMPOSIUM
LOCATION VOTE: Mr. Joffe asked Dave Staggs to speak for Austin
and Fred Heather to speak for Fort Lauderdale as the location
for the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on EMC. Barry Wallen
then gave a summary of the pros and cons for each venue. He noted
that he had toured the potential host hotels and Fort Lauderdale
Convention Center with Janet ONeil and Fred Heather in mid
October. A ballot vote was taken and the city of Austin received
the majority of the votes. Thus, Austin will be the location of
the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on EMC.
|Board members Ghery Pettit (left) and Warren Kesselman (right)
visited with Steve Laya of Elite Electronic Engineering. Mr.
Laya is the Vice-Chairman of the 2005 IEEE International Symposium
on EMC in Chicago steering committee.
EMC SOCIETY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
President Williams distributed Dan Hoolihans report. Mr.
Hoolihan had left the meeting early due to illness. The report
reviewed the list of committee members, the various subcommittees,
and recent activity with the oral interviews. A Power Point presentation
on the history of the EMC Society is under development. The intent
is to provide this presentation to the Distinguished Lecturers
to give starting in 2005. Anniversary ideas from other IEEE Societies
include an anniversary booklet, putting 50 years of Transactions
on one DVD, special plaques and pins, and a luncheon during the
anniversary symposium, which honors past presidents and founders.
Mr. Hoolihan is also continuing to work with the IEEE History
Center on the anniversary planning.
Andy Drozd announced that Fred Heather volunteered to replace
Zorica Pantic-Tanner as chair of the Financial Assistance committee.
Elya Joffe and Frank Sabath volunteered to be members of this
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICER ELECTIONS
Todd Hubing discussed protocol for conducting elections. The Board
approved an exemption to the bylaws to allow Don Heirman, Warren
Kesselman and Janet ONeil to remain on the ballot for officer
elections. Nomination slates were presented and candidates were
asked to speak to their respective positions. As a result of the
voting, Andy Drozd was elected President-Elect, Warren Kesselman
was reelected Treasurer, Janet ONeil was reelected Secretary,
Barry Wallen was elected VP of Conferences, Elya Joffe was elected
VP of Membership Services, John Norgard was reelected VP of Technical
Services, Ghery Pettit was reelected VP of Communications and
Don Heirman was reelected VP of Standards Services.
|Mr. and Mrs. Don Heirman (left) joined
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Braxton (right) and Bob Hofmann (center standing)
at the reception following the Board meeting. The unidentified
piano player was asked to play Chicago, My Kind of Town!
Tom Braxton is the Chairman of the 2005 IEEE International
Symposium on EMC in Chicago steering committee and Bob Hofmann
is the Treasurer.
Nano Technology Council: President Williams appointed Maria Sabrina
Sarto as the EMCS representative to the Nano Technology Council,
with Mark Montrose being the back-up representative in case Ms.
Sarto cannot travel. Society of Women in Engineering: Elya Joffe
noted that Vidi Bar-Natan would like to act as the EMCS representative
to the Society of Women in Engineering. The Board approved this
appointment. 5-Year Review Committee/Long Range Planning Committee:
President Williams suggested that our new President-Elect, Andy
Drozd, form a committee to address the EMCS five year review and
the long range planning. Don Heirman volunteered to participate
in the long range planning committee.
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
President Williams reviewed the action items discussed during
Kimball Williams noted that the next Board meeting would be on
March 8, 2005 in Raleigh, North Carolina (Research Triangle Park).
The Standards Committee meetings will be held the day before along
with the Symposia Institutionalization Task Force meeting. There
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm.
Secretary, EMC Society Board of Directors EMC