Bylaws of the Circuits and Systems Education and Outreach Technical Committee (CASEO TC) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society.

Preamble:

The Circuits and Systems Education and Outreach Technical Committee (CASEO TC) is a Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (IEEE-CASS). The CASEO TC is a subsidiary organization of the IEEE-CASS and is governed by the rules and regulations of the IEEE and by the constitution of the IEEE-CASS, which take precedence over these bylaws in case of conflict.

A) Purpose:

The Circuits and Systems Education and Outreach Technical Committee (CASEO TC) focuses on the education and outreach of circuits and systems. The TC shall address the role, the process and the promotion of the education of CAS subjects in electrical engineering education and make initiatives to enhance its quality and attraction worldwide. Special attention is devoted to outreach initiatives that stimulate youngsters to CAS items worldwide, and to the social and ethical role of CAS related topics.

B) Membership:

The committee shall have three officers: Chair, Chair-Elect (who will act as a secretary) and the past chair. Each will serve a two-year term. Membership in the CAEO-TC is open to any IEEE CASS member. Any prospective member is encouraged to attend the meeting of the TC held every year at ISCAS as a guest. A candidate can be nominated for membership in the TC by any one of the TC members. Membership is approved by a majority of members voting in favor of the candidate. The voting may take place at the TC meeting held at ISCAS or electronically at any time. Membership in the TC meeting is considered to be ACTIVE if the member attends the TC meeting at ISCAS, or participates in the TC related activities such as reviewing papers for conferences or workshops supported by or are of interest to the TC, or by serving on the editorial boards of the Transactions and Journals of the society. If a member becomes inactive for a period of two years, the secretary of the TC will remind the member to be active. If a member remains inactive for four years, then the member will be automatically removed from the TC. There is no upper limit on the number of committee members.

C) Meeting:

The committee shall meet every year at ISCAS. The committee may meet at other times at conferences or workshops which are organized by the TC members. All business requiring committee approval will be conducted during a TC meeting or by email voting arranged by the chair.

D) Duties and Election of Officers:

The Chair will preside over the TC meetings and will be responsible for all interactions with the CAS society. The chair will be responsible for recommending Associate Editors for various transactions, for nominating candidates for distinguished lecturers, for endorsing tutorials and special sessions for ISCAS, and for nominating candidates for awards of the society. Every year, he will report the committee’s activities to the CAS society. He may be assisted by sub-committees for collecting candidates for various nominations such as editorships or society awards. The chair and members of these sub-committees will be appointed by the Chair of the Technical Committee.
The Secretary will record the minutes of the TC meetings and will maintain the roll of the committee.

The Chair-Elect (Secretary) will be the chair of the committee immediately after the committee meeting at second ISCAS following the ISCAS of his/her election. He will be the chair of the committee if the current chair resigns before his/her term expires. The TC will maintain a web site which will be maintained by the Chair, the Secretary, and/or any designated member.

E) Activities:

The committee will be responsible for nominating individuals for CAS society awards, including prize paper awards of the society. The committee will organize tutorials and special sessions at ISCAS. The committee members will help in reviewing of papers for ISCAS. The committee members will recommend candidates for associate editorships of various Journals and Transactions of the society. The committee will assist in organizing special issues on CAS society’s journals, and in technical program committees of conferences and workshops of interest to the TC.

F) Amendments:

Future amendments to these bylaws will be by majority voting from the committee members present at the meeting or by majority voting of members at large through email. The process should be initiated by the chair.