President Todd Hubing called the meeting to order at 8:45 am.
A round of introductions was made. Board members presented included
B. Archambeault, H. Benitez, N. Carter, B. Crain, A. Drozd, M.
Hatfield, D. Heirman, D. Hoolihan, T. Hubing, E. Joffe, W. Kesselman,
M. Montrose, J. Muccioli, J. Norgard, J. ONeil, Z. Pantic-Tanner,
G. Pettit, A. Podgorski, C. Sartori, D. Staggs, D. Sweeney, R.
Wallen, K. Williams and T. Yoshino. Board members absent included
R. Brewer, J. Butler and S. Nitta. Guests present included V.
Feuerstein (IEEE), C. Jenkins (Austin Convention Bureau), J. Howard
(2004 Symposium Chair) and C. Ollila (Detroit Convention Bureau).
President Hubing presented the agenda. President Hubing noted
that the IEEE has officially recognized the Product Safety Society.
Mark Montrose will be the new President of the Society and Henry
Benitez will be the Vice-President. Mark Montrose has also been
elected to the IEEE Press Board. At the upcoming IEEE Board meeting
later this week in Seattle, electronic balloting will be discussed.
|John Norgard, Nigel Carter, Mike
Hatfield and Bruce Archambeault (from left) are shown in the
Materials Lab at UL. They are analyzing a custom built (by
UL) device for testing the durability of flexible printed
Treasurer Warren Kesselman presented his report. As of 30 September
2003, the EMC Society had an operational surplus of $69,800. Based
on that 3rd quarter data, anticipated 4th quarter income/expenses,
and continued EMCS cost containment efforts, he forecast (to IEEE)
a year-end operational deficit of $11,300. TAB Finance, on 28
October, provided some good news in a Projected Infrastructure
and Market Fluctuation impact on year-end 2003 S/C Reserves
spreadsheet. IEEE infrastructure savings are now estimated to
result in a positive December adjustment of about $29,000 to the
EMCS account. If that projection holds, and if the
EMCS cost containment efforts continue during the 4th quarter,
the EMCS may have a year-end operations surplus of $17,700. Also,
assuming that the current favorable market trend continues through
31 December, IEEE estimated that the EMCS might receive a year-end
positive market adjustment of $98,000. The combined adjustments
are estimated to yield 2003 ending reserves of $874,600. The IEEE
memo cautions that - While the infrastructure savings appear
certain, it is impossible to predict the impact of the final year-end
market fluctuation until sometime in January. Mr. Kesselman
noted that there is also good news about improvement in the final
2004 budget. In a 22 October memo, TAB Finance indicated - For
most S/Cs, the bottom line net is more favorable compared to the
second pass. Some changes that have occurred in recent months
are favorable changes to infrastructure, IEL revenue, and cost
savings in various production expenses. Final budgets are
scheduled to be approved at the November IEEE Board Series and
distributed the first week in December.
|EMCS Board members toured the Santa
Clara Convention Center, site of the 2004 IEEE International
Symposium on EMC, following the Board meeting. Shown are Todd
Hubing, Dave Staggs, Andy Drozd (rear), Carlos Sartori and
Nigel Carter (from left).
Secretary ONeil presented the minutes from the previous
Board meeting on August 17 and 21, 2003 for review. Minor changes
were required. The minutes were approved as amended.
Ghery Pettit, Vice-President for Communication Services, presented
his report. He called upon Janet ONeil, Newsletter Editor,
for her report. Ms. ONeil advised that the Fall 2003 issue
contains extensive coverage of the symposium and many articles.
There was a problem with some errors contained in the printed
version of Jasper Goedbloeds paper in the Summer 2003 issue.
Ms. ONeil and Bob Olsen worked diligently with Mr. Goedbloed
to rectify the situation to his satisfaction. Additional procedures
were put in place to double check the practical papers in order
to prevent print errors in the future. Ms. ONeil was pleased
to announce that Bob Olsen will be the Technical Program Committee
Chair for the 2005 Zurich EMC conference. (Hes replacing
Fred Tesche.) Pascal Leuchtmann, with the Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology, is the co-chair. Lee Hill of Silent Solutions and
Ray Adams of Boeing have volunteered to assist Ray Perez with
future book reviews. To date there are 8.83 pages of paid advertising
in this issue from a total of 16 companies. There are also other
ads, generally 1/4 page, that were included in this issue free
of charge. These are ads promoting the global conferences with
which the EMCS is a co-sponsor including EMC Europe, EMC Sendai,
EMC Zurich, INCEMIC, and EuroEM. The Newsletter received tremendous
support from Ken Wyatt of Agilent Technologies on this issue.
He provided numerous excellent photos and he designed the Thanks
for the Memories photo collage page. He also created the
dramatic cover image. Andy Drozd then presented his report on
the EMCS website. He continues to work with Bill Strauss to coordinate
the web maintenance activity across the Technical Committees.
Routine updates are taking place. A template has been created
to assist the Technical Committees with their respective WebPages.
The look of the web pages then will be more consistent.
Susan Schneiderman of IEEE Media has taken over the selling of
website advertising. This will be offered as a package with IEEE
Newsletter advertising. IEEE offers a series of templates to use
for websites depending upon the level within the Society. For
example, there is a template for chapters to use. Mr. Pettit will
send an e-mail to the Chapter Chairmen about this. Mr. Pettit
then summarized Ray Perezs report as the new EMCS IEEE Press
Liaison. The net royalty received from January to December 2002
was $3,004.43. Several proposals for new books are in process.
A new approach to book acquisitions is being explored by IEEE
Press. Ed Bronaugh and David Giri are potential new authors who
have shown interest in working with the IEEE Press. History Chair
Dan Hoolihan next presented his report. He noted that many of
his activities overlap with the efforts to recognize the 50th
Anniversary of the EMC Society. Oral histories will be recorded
through the IEEE history center. Todd Hubing signed a contract
for this work. The first recorded interviews will be with Ralph
Showers and Warren Kesselman. Mr. Pettit closed his report by
noting that he did not receive a report from Professor Marcello
DAmore, Transactions on EMC Editor-in-Chief.
|Quite possibly the best Chinese take
out in California was served at Apple prior to the tour of
their Cupertino facility. EMCS Board members Warren Kesselman,
Todd Hubing and Dan Hoolihan (from left) are shown enjoying
the Apple hospitality.
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. The standards committees met prior
to the Board meeting. Regarding SDCom, 11 attendees reported progress
on nine standards projects, including 1309 field sensor
(probe) calibration. This standard will be balloted by January
15 and publication is expected by September 15, 2004. The SDCom
website needs maintenance; DLS Electronics volunteered to help.
Regarding the SETCom, they are putting together plans for a Standards
Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 2004 IEEE EMC Symposium
in Santa Clara. They are addressing CISPR emission standards for
digital TV and plan to review IEEE Standards 1597 (Computational
EMC), 187 (HDTV) and 1560 (power line filter performance). The
SACCom met and representatives presented information on various
CISPR A, B, I and H activities as well as on IEC TC 77, including
SC77B and SC77C. Mr. Heirman advised that leadership positions
are available within the standards committee and encouraged people
to get involved.
|Apple Computer in Cupertino hosted
a special dinner and tour of their EMC Test and Development
Center for the EMCS Board of Directors. Apples Steve
Cabral, Bob Steinfeld, and Darryl Ray (from left) were on
hand to serve dinner and lead the tour.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Andy Drozd presented the report of Membership Services. The total
number of active members is 4,382 as of September 2003. This is
down approximately 9.0% compared to the same time in 2002. Total
IEEE membership is 343,850. This is down approximately 5.3%. Mr.
Drozd noted that Ken Wyatt of Agilent Technologies has agreed
to be the new Symposium Photographer. Fred Heather has replaced
Dick Ford as the Survey Chair. Mr. Heather will work with Dick
Ford to prepare the first survey for the Santa Clara symposium.
The formal five-year IEEE survey of the EMCS membership is being
considered for 2004. Membership Chairman Bruce Crain then noted
that he would not attend the 2004 Symposium in Santa Clara. Dave
Staggs has volunteered to take over the chairmanship of this committee.
Next, Andy Drozd reported for Lee Hill, chair of the DL program.
The program remains very active. The new process of surveys on
the speakers indicates that the DL speakers have been given very
high marks. New in 2004 will be power point presentations prepared
by the history committee on the origins and significant contributions
of the EMC Society over the years. The intent is for the DLs to
deliver this presentation to the chapters over the next few years
until the 50th Anniversary of the EMCS in 2007. The terms of two
DLs end in 2003, including that of CW Lam and Keith Hardin. Tom
Jerse of the Citadel has been submitted as a candidate for the
new DL. The Board approved the appointment of Tom Jerse as a DL
candidate for 2004-2005. It was noted that Clayton Paul and Keith
Hardin recommended Mr. Jerse as a candidate. The Board approved
deferring voting on the second DL candidate via an e-mail ballot
later in the year. The DL committee is seeking speakers on wireless
EMC. Mr. Hill is preparing a policies and procedures booklet on
how to be a DL, what forums are appropriate for DL presentations,
how to submit requests for travel reimbursements, what the policy
is for DL travel, presentations scheduled in conjunction with
business/pleasure travel, etc. Awards Chair Henry Benitez then
gave his report. The Best Symposium Paper award is going through
the process within IEEE to be an official award in 2004. The new
Symposium Chair award consisting of a plaque is also being reviewed.
The deadline for nominations for EMCS awards to be presented in
2004 is May 1, 2004. Mr. Benitez discussed the IEEEs Electromagnetics
award that consists of a $10,000 US prize and a bronze medal.
The EMC Society has been asked to submit a candidate for this
award. This prestigious award recognizes significant contributions
in electromagnetics theory, applications or education. The consensus
of the Board was to submit a nomination. Andy Drozd and John Norgard
volunteered to spearhead the nomination submittal. The submittal
is due January 31, 2004. Ghery Pettit then reported on Chapter
Activities. Mr. Pettit previously reminded everyone affiliated
with chapters that they need to file the L-31 meeting form. The
reports are now being filed. IEEE, based upon a lack of activity
over the past several years, will dissolve the Pikes Peak
chapter. The Chapter Chairmans Handbook is being updated
and will be posted to the EMCS website. The Chapter Chair luncheon
was well attended in Boston. There is a new chapter in Spain.
There are two new potential chapters, including one in Huntsville,
Alabama and one in Rochester, New York. There is interest expressed
in developing a chapter in Sri Lanka. Elya Joffe presented his
report as Region 8 chair. There have not been any symposia in
this area that the EMCS was involved in since the last Board meeting,
therefore, there is no new information to report on this activity.
Regarding future symposia, the EMCS will participate in the INCEMIC
conference in India (2003); the Wroclaw symposium, EuroEM in Germany,
and EMC Europe in Eindhoven, all in 2004; and Zurich in 2005.
Mr. Joffe plans to attend all these events to promote EMCS membership.
He is disappointed that the Georgia (USSR) chapter effort has
not been forthcoming. However, there is good news that a new chapter
is being formed in South Africa and in the Arab states. His report
also includes ideas for membership initiatives. Mr. Drozd noted
that there is no activity to report in Region 9. Takeo Yoshino
reported on EMC activity in Region 10. The efforts of the Australia
chapter are continuing in earnest. Dr. Yoshino expects this to
be approved at the next IEEE section or council meeting. There
are 233 IEEE EMC members in Australia. The efforts of the potential
chapter in Thailand have been hindered, as they do not have the
required 12 members to sign the petition to form a new chapter.
There is a possibility that a second EMC chapter will be formed
in Malaysia. The EMC Taipei workshop will be held in Taiwan over
December 2-4. If his schedule allows, Dr. Yoshino will attend
this conference and promote IEEE EMCS membership. The 3rd Asia-Pacific
Conference was held in Hangzhou, China from November 4-7. Mr.
Drozd noted that Dr. Yoshino would remain as the Region 10 Coordinator
although his term on the Board is ending this year. The Board
thanked Dr. Yoshino for his six years of service to the Board.
Mr. Drozd reported for Bill Duff. The committee is disappointed
that more EMCS Fellow applications have not been submitted. The
Board was asked to encourage potential candidates to submit Fellow
applications. A new Fellow Search Committee Chair is being sought.
Interested candidates should contact Mr. Drozd. Andy Drozd reported
for Nominations and Bylaws Chair Joe Butler. He advised that the
Board of Directors election results were announced on October
6. The newly elected Board members who commence a three-year term
on January 1 are Andy Drozd, Shuichi Nitta, Bob Scully, Dave Staggs,
Don Sweeney and Barry Wallen. Those Board members whose terms
end this year include Joe Butler, Carlos Sartori, Henry Benitez,
Mark Montrose, Bruce Crain, Takeo Yoshino and Jim Muccioli. Todd
Hubing will be the new Nominations Chair in 2004 as he begins
his two-year term as Past President. Zorica Pantic-Tanner next
reported as Chair of the Grants to Low Income Students Committee.
The committee consists of Elya Joffe, Takeo Yoshino, Andy Drozd
and Bruce Crain. This new program will be continued in 2004. The
committee is working on institutionalizing and formalizing the
policy to award these grants. Dr. Pantic-Tanner advised that the
committee would like to advertise the availability of these grants
better in the future. Ideally, the information about the grants
should be issued with the call for papers for the EMC annual symposia.
This might encourage people to submit papers for the EMCS symposia
that might otherwise not submit a paper. Support will be provided
for the 2004 Santa Clara EMC Symposium in an amount not to exceed
|EMCS Board members Don Sweeney, Todd
Hubing, Carlos Sartori, and Henry Benitez (from left) viewed
equipment under test inside Apples new ten-meter semi-anechoic
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. The committees are interested
in reviewing full paper submittals for the annual EMCS symposia.
They feel reviewing abstracts only does not ensure a high quality
paper. The Board approved a new policy that papers submitted for
consideration for the IEEE Symposia on EMC will be submitted in
the form of a preliminary manuscript, similar in content
and format to the final paper. Additions and changes (such as
the inclusion of final analysis and test results) will be allowed
in the final camera ready paper, however, those changes
will not be allowed to significantly amend or change the scope
and/or significance of the paper. Mr. Norgard advised that there
is also an issue with papers being accepted for a symposium that
have been rejected by the TCs. Barry Wallen requested that a task
force committee be formed between the conferences and the technical
committees to address this issue. Elya Joffe, John Norgard, and
Don Heirman volunteered to be on this committee, which will be
chaired by Barry Wallen. Mr. Norgard presented a proposal to change
the charter of TC-4, EMI Control. The Board requested a change
in wording to the charter to add the words included, but
not limited to. Mr. Norgard will take this back to the committee.
Mr. Norgard then reported on the recent activities of the Representative
Advisory Committee, chaired by Fred Heather. Don Sweeney reported
on the activities of USCEL. Dan Hoolihan reported on the activities
of the IEEE Engineering on Medicine and Biology Society. He has
written a report on the Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR)
activities for the Fall 2003 issue of the EMC Newsletter. Open
positions on the committee include a representative for the IEEE-USA
Energy Policy Committee and the IEEE Society on Social Implications
of Technology (SSIT). Please contact Mr. Heather if anyone is
interested in serving on these committees. Next, Mr. Norgard reported
for Maqsood Mohd, Chair of the Education and Student Activities
Committee. The report notes that Bob Nelson, formerly Secretary,
is now the Vice-Chairman of this committee. The new Secretary
is Randy Jost. The committees mission is to promote education
related activities of the IEEE EMC Society. Its vision is to provide
opportunities for individuals and organizations involved with
electro technology and products to become aware of EMC at levels
consistent with their needs; and to become the premier ESA committee
of the IEEE. The goals are two-fold:
Establish an awareness of EMC fundamentals
throughout industry and academia.
Enhance EMC education through the development
of improved education techniques, materials, opportunities and
The activities of the many subcommittees
of the Education Committee are summarized in Mr. Mohds report.
Regarding the Experiments Manual, Volume II, chairs Jim Drewniak
and Dick DuBroff report that Volume I is on the EMCS web site
for direct access. Several experiments for Volume II have been
completed and are posted to the website. Dick DuBroff is primarily
doing this effort. The Demonstrations committee under chair Andy
Drozd is working with the Santa Clara Symposium committee in putting
together this program. The Student Activities committee under
chair Ahmad Fallah is working on the Santa Clara student design
and student paper contests. These were both a big success at last
years symposium in Boston. The Best Design Award
has been formalized and paperwork has been submitted through the
VP of Technical Services and Treasurer to the IEEE headquarters.
The cash award is same as the Best Paper Award. Planning for the
Santa Clara Symposium tutorials has started. Regarding NARTE,
co-chairs Jim Whalen and Russ Cartensen reported that Boston was
the 10th year for Dr. Whalen to present the NARTE preparation
workshop at the IEEE EMC Symposium. Russ Carstensen of NARTE arranged
for the examination on Friday (the last day of Symposium). The
news from NARTE is that out of the 18 test takers, 12 (66.67%)
passed the test. Mr. Mohd noted that Jims efforts have been
very helpful to our community and our Societys membership
in achieving the NARTE certification. The Education and Student
Activities Committee continues to move toward more active use
of electronic communications to further committee and sub-committee
goals and activities between symposia meetings. They have consolidated
the Life Long Learning and Continuing Education Products functions
under one outreach umbrella. Outreach efforts will be directed
towards three segments of EMCS membership: High schools, College/Universities,
and employed professionals. Lastly, Mark Montrose presented a
brief report on the activities of the Nanotechnology IEEE Council.
There are 20 IEEE Societies that are affiliated with the Nanotechnology
Council. Their next conference will be held over August 16-19,
2004 in Munich, Germany. EMCS has provided coordination of the
two units by soliciting a Call for Papers for a special issue
of the Transactions on EMC addressing EMC and Nanotechnology.
|The 2003 EMC Society Board of Directors
posed for a group photo during their November Board meeting.
Front row, from left: Ghery Pettit, Takeo Yoshino, Henry Benitez,
Zorica Pantic-Tanner, Janet ONeil, Todd Hubing. Second
row, from left: Warren Kesselman, Mike Hatfield, Carlos Sartori,
Barry Wallen. Third row, from left: Jim Muccioli, Mark Montrose,
Dan Hoolihan. Fourth row, from left: Elya Joffe, Kimball Williams,
Andy Drozd, Dave Staggs, Andrew Podgorski. Top row, from left:
Bruce Archambeault, Nigel Carter, Don Heirman, John Norgard,
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 2002 Minneapolis,
the final audit report was completed and accepted by the IEEE;
Regarding 2003 Boston, the preliminary numbers indicate a surplus
of just under $200,000. This is slightly less than budgeted and
is attributed to the decrease in full registrations; Regarding
2004 Santa Clara, Chair John Howard advises that all activities
are on track and all critical timelines items are completed; The
2004 and 2005 symposia committees are working together to develop
a new budget tool. For symposia in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Mr. Wallen
advised that these committees are each moving along smoothly and
according to plan. IEEE CMS has been contracted to manage each
of these symposia. The preliminary budget for 2006 forecasts a
$191K surplus. The Board approved the budget for the 2006 IEEE
International Symposium on EMC. The Board approved issuing a loan
to the 2006 IEEE Symposium on EMC Committee at a sum of $5,000
US. For the 2008 Symposium, two locations will be proposed at
this Board meeting, Detroit and Austin. Mark Montrose advised
that the new Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) would hold
their first symposium during August 12-14, 2004 in Santa Clara,
California. This will slightly overlap the IEEE EMC Santa Clara
Symposium. The venue will be either the Santa Clara Convention
Center or the Westin Hotel. IEEE CMS is assisting PSES in these
logistics. A discount on registration for the PSES symposium will
be offered to EMCS members attending the Santa Clara symposium.
The Board approved granting free access to registered PSES attendees
to attend the EMC 2004 Friday morning TC-8 workshop. Registration
badges of PSES 2004 will serve as proof of registration to PSES
2004. Nigel Carter then presented his report as the Societys
Global Symposium Coordinator. This lists the various international
EMC conferences in which the EMCS is a technical co-sponsor. A
new conference in Scotland, on November 8-10, 2004, titled 1st
Conference on Waveform Diversity 2004, was discussed. The
Board approved the EMCS technically co-sponsoring the 1st Conference
on Waveform Diversity 2004. The Board approved canceling the EMCS
automatic technical co-sponsorship approval for the Wroclaw, EMC
Europe and Zurich EMC Symposia. Janet ONeil then reported
as Exhibitor Liaison. There has not been significant activity
since the last Board meeting. All is on track with the Santa Clara
exhibitors. Ms. ONeil is working closely with Vita Feuerstein
of IEEE CMS on exhibitor issues as they arise. Fred Heather will
work on updating the Points Matrix for exhibitors
based upon their participating in the Istanbul and/or Boston EMCS
symposia in 2003. This will be provided to IEEE EMCS in early
January and will also be posted to the EMCS website. Regarding
Regional Conferences, Mr. Joffe noted that at the last Board meeting,
the Board approved appointing a regional EMCS member to spearhead
the organization of one-day EMC colloquia and exhibitions in several
IEEE Regions. Frank Sabath has accepted the position of Region
8 Conference Coordinator. Shuichi Nitta has accepted the position
of Region 10 Conference Coordinator. Janet ONeil has accepted
the position of Region 9 Conference Coordinator. Janet ONeil
reported on regional events with EMC Chapters in Regions 1-6.
Since the last Board meeting, there has been one tabletop show
in Atlanta. The speaker was Dr. Clayton Paul. Over 65 people attended
this one-day tutorial and exhibition. The Atlanta chapter has
not held a regular meeting in years and this event was a great
stimulus to reinvigorate the chapter. Several attendees present
agreed to renew holding monthly chapter meetings in Atlanta. Also,
interest was expressed in forming a new chapter in nearby Huntsville,
Alabama. Several attendees from that area agreed to meet and explore
the feasibility of this idea. There are several tabletop shows
scheduled for 2004. These are listed in the Calendar Section of
each issue of the EMC Newsletter. Mr. Joffe relayed information
on Frank Sabaths report as the Region 8 Conference Coordinator.
He is working closely with the German Chapter on their regional
workshop scheduled for July 12, 2004. The chair is Heyno Garbe
and the topic is Numerical Field Computation with speaker Tapan
K. Sakar of Syracuse University. The Russian Chapter is working
on a proposal for a regional symposium in 2005. Region 9 has not
had much activity, but discussions continue with the South Brazil
chapter to hold a regional event in Brazil in Fall 2004. Regarding
Region 10, Mr. Joffe presented Shuichi Nittas report. Mr.
Nitta will participate in the 3rd CEEM conference. While there,
he will discuss the possibility of a Region 10 conference on EMC
in Singapore with Professor See Kye Yak of the Singapore EMC Chapter.
Regarding EMCS Symposia, Mr. Joffe advised that a meeting of the
Institutionalization of Symposia Task Force (ISTF)
was held on Nov. 10, 2003, in Santa Clara, CA. Eight members and
six guests attended the meeting. On the agenda were the following
Discussion of Symposia Related Items from
Discussion of the list of Symposia
Related BoD Actions
Discussion of comments on Draft Manual
In practice, for lack of time,
only the 1st item was discussed, and an in depth discussion of
not more than half the items was held. Action items were assigned
for advancement of the work. A first draft of the Symposium Manual
(Guide and P&Ps) was prepared by Fred Heather and was distributed
to the Task Force members for review and comments. The next meeting
of the ISTF is scheduled to take place in Phoenix, AZ on February
19, 2004, in conjunction with the BoD meeting. Mr. Joffes
report concluded with presentations on proposed venues for the
2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC. He called upon Dave
Staggs to introduce Craig Jenkins of the Austin Convention and
Visitors Bureau. Mr. Staggs was representing the Central Texas
EMC Chapters interest in bringing the EMC Symposium for
2008 to Austin, Texas. He distributed information on the 1997
IEEE Symposium on EMC in Austin, including the final report. Mr.
Staggs was the treasurer of the 1997 symposium committee. Mr.
Jenkins then presented information on Austin and reasons why the
EMC Society should select Austin for the location of their 2008
Symposium. Kimball Williams, representing the SE Michigan EMC
Chapter, then introduced Cheryl Ollila of the Detroit Convention
and Visitors Bureau. This was her second visit to the EMCS Board
meeting. She reiterated the citys interest in bringing the
EMCS to Detroit.
|The November EMCS Board meeting was
held at Underwriters Laboratory in Santa Clara, California.
Following lunch provided by UL, a tour was conducted of their
EMC test laboratory, including this ten-meter semi-anechoic
chamber. ULs Bob Miller, Manager International EMC Services,
(center) is shown pointing out the unique characteristics
of the chamber, including the ability to test with multiple
The following items were discussed under new business:
IEEE PAID ADMINISTRATOR
President Hubing advised that each year the Society reviews the
appointment of an IEEE paid administrator. Warren Kesselman is
the Societys administrator. The Board approved renewing
the appointment of Warren Kesselman as the Societys paid
administrator for 2004.
2008 SYMPOSIUM SITE SELECTION
The Board approved conducting the 2008 EMC Symposium site selection
using a ballot vote. Discussion ensued on the pros and cons of
the two cities. The ballots were tallied and Detroit was selected
as the venue having received the majority of the votes.
|Takeo Yoshino, Henry Benitez and
Ghery Pettit (from left) paused to discuss antenna theory
while inside the UL chamber.
50th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
Dan Hoolihan presented his report as chair of this committee.
Several subcommittees have been proposed for this effort, including
a History, Public Relations, Special Events at the 2007 Symposium,
Special Awards, etc. Common logos are being discussed for the
2007 Symposium and the Anniversary Committee. The IEEE will conduct
recorded oral histories in 2004. The first candidates will be
Ralph Showers and Warren Kesselman. Money for this committee has
been budgeted for 2004. Other Societies have been solicited for
50th Anniversary celebration ideas. An e-mail list is being created
for the past presidents of the EMCS to inform them of the 50th
Anniversary and to invite their participation in the upcoming
LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Kimball Williams reported on the activities of the Long Range
Planning Committee. The Board meeting schedule for 2004/2005 was
discussed. A training proposal for Society officers was presented.
PSES INVOLVEMENT IN 2004 EMCS SYMPOSIUM
Don Sweeney volunteered to work with Mark Montrose and John Howard
to reach a solution regarding the dates of the first Product Safety
Engineering Society Symposium in Santa Clara.
PROPOSAL FOR THE FORMATION OF A NEW TC ON
Mark Montrose presented a proposal to create a new TC-11 involving
Nanotechnology. Johann Catrysse, Chris Holloway, and Sabrina Sarto
wrote the proposal. The Board did not approve creating a new EMCS
TC-11 on Nanotechnology.
ADVERTISEMENTS OF EMCS TECHNICALLY CO-SPONSORED SYMPOSIA IN THE
The Board approved offering a free ad in the EMCS Newsletter on
a space availability basis to promote symposia Technically Co-Sponsored
by the EMCS. This policy will be outlined in the EMCS MOU with
each symposium. The size of the ad shall not exceed 1/2 page,
space permitting, but may be limited to 1/4 page if space is limited.
No guarantee shall be given to run one or the other size ad. In
return, the Symposium shall provide an equivalent space for an
IEEE EMCS annual Symposium promotional ad in return in their publications
and/or on their websites.
PROMOTIONAL BOOTH EXCHANGE WITH CO-SPONSORED
The Board approved a policy wherein Symposia co-sponsored by the
EMCS (the visiting Symposium), which provide the EMCS
with an IEEE/EMCS membership booth, shall be entitled, in return,
to a comparable complimentary promotional booth in the EMCS International
Symposia. The booth shall be 10 x 10 in size and will
consist of pipe and drape, one 6 long table, two chairs,
one wastebasket, a carpet and electricity. The visiting symposium
will be responsible for all transportation and freight costs to
and from the Symposium. The exchange of booths will be covered
in the MOU between the EMCS and the respective symposium organizing
ACTION ITEM REVIEW
President Todd Hubing reviewed the action items discussed during
The next meeting of the EMCS Board of Directors will be held on
Friday, February 20, 2004 in the Phoenix, AZ area. The Standards
Committees will meet from 10-2 pm and the Excom will meet from
3-5 pm on Thursday, February 19. Also, all Board members are encouraged
to attend the Phoenix EMC Chapter meeting on Thursday night, February
There being no further business, the meeting then adjourned at
5:00 pm. EMC
Submitted by: Janet ONeil,
Secretary, EMC Society Board of Directors