• Elasticity. STCs will be easy to create, and will grow, contract, and retire as member needs warrant. They will be inclusive of IEEE-CS and IEEE members as well as nonmembers with shared interests, offering different levels of engagement such as newsfeeds, blogs, information exchanges, reviews, newsletters, and virtual conferences.
• Self-service. STCs will require little or no staff support; use up-to-date technology; integrate with social networking tools such as blogs, wikis, alerts, and portals; and allow for personalization and presence on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
• Customization. STCs will integrate into existing IEEE-CS intellectual property and contribute to it as well. They will holistically promote education, publications, technical councils, chapters, and standards. STCs will link to other organizations and services relevant to the underlying technology.