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Nominees Sought for IEEE Computer Society Leadership

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 11 March, 2013 – The IEEE Computer Society Nominations Committee is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for Society leadership.  The deadline is Friday, 29 March. 
 
In seeking nominations, IEEE Computer Society Past President and Nominations Chair John Walz noted that, "Recruiting qualified leadership is critical to the vitality of the IEEE Computer Society.  In order to continue to move forward as an organization we must grow the next generation of thought leadership." 
 
Candidates are sought for the following positions:
  • 2014 President-elect, to serve as 2015 president and 2016 past president
  • First  vice president, to serve a one-year term in 2014
  • Second vice president, to serve a one-year term in 2014, and
  • Seven Board of Governors positions to serve three-year terms in 2014-2016.
President-elect and first and second vice president candidates must hold member grades or higher in IEEE and have been Computer Society members for the preceding three years. Board of Governors members must be members of the Computer Society.
 
Self-nominations are encouraged, but individuals may also be nominated by colleagues. Individuals may submit their names for more than one position. For more details, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/nominations/announcements.
 
Nominations are submitted via the online form on the nominations webpage. By Friday, 29 March 2013, nominees must turn in the following:
 
1.  Nominee information (name, email address, and IEEE member number)
2.  Position statement (a description of up to 150 words about the nominee's plans and how will they help support the Computer Society's strategic direction)
3.  IEEE and/or IEEE Computer Society experience (position title, organization, and number of years of experience) 
4.  Relevant accomplishments (up to five major contributions the nominee has brought to the IEEE or IEEE Computer Society in previous assignments, or relevant contributions made with other organizations or in related work experience)
5.  Resume or CV (uploaded as a document or LinkedIn web URL)
6.  Reference information (name and email address of nominator, colleague, or someone who can attest to the nominee's qualifications for this position), and 
7.  Any additional comments.
 
Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee, which comprises  Walz, the committee chair, and Ann DeMarle, Hironori Kasahara, Ming Lin, Dejan Milojicic, and S.V. Sankaran. The final candidate slate will be approved by the Computer Society Board of Governors on 14 June 2013.

About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading membership organization for professionals in all aspects of modern computing – from cloud to big data, security to mobile, robotics to software defined systems, wearables to IoT. A true community for technology leaders, Computer Society provides resources to keep its members current in technology and moving forward in their professions – publications, a renowned digital library, a vast program of conferences, technical committees, and much more. The Computer Society also serves the profession at large through establishment of standards, professional qualifications and certifications, training and education programs, events on leading-edge technologies, conference publishing, and a wealth of other services and programs focused on advancing the science and art of computing. More information on IEEE Computer Society can be found at www.computer.org.

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