SECTION 10 - STANDARDS ACTIVITIES
10.1 Standards Activities Board (SAB)
The objectives of the IEEE Computer Society's standards activities are to provide an organizational framework and conducive environment within which to develop broadly accepted, sound, timely, and technically excellent standard and consensus documents and agreements that will advance the theory and practice of computing and information processing science and technology.
Draft standards developed within the IEEE Computer Society (CS) are submitted to the IEEE Standards Association, to be approved and published as IEEE standards.
Where appropriate, standards sponsors pursue adoption of their work as international, regional, or national standards.
10.2 Relationship of the IEEE Computer Society to IEEE Standards Board
In performing standardization activities, the policies and procedures of the SAB as well as its actions must conform to all applicable requirements placed upon standards sponsors by the IEEE Standards Association.
10.3 SAB Responsibilities
As established in Section 1 of Article X of the IEEE Computer Society bylaws, the SAB is responsible for:
- recommending to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors all policies and practices with respect to standards,
- monitoring all IEEE Computer Society standards activities to assure conformance to approved policies and procedures,
- establishing (or dissolving when appropriate) all IEEE Computer Society standards sponsors, approving the scope of each sponsor's charter,
- maintaining and publishing IEEE Computer Society Standards Handbook, and
- serving as standards sponsor when appropriate.
10.4 SAB Membership
The SAB Chair is the IEEE Computer Society Vice President for Standards Activities. SAB members are specified in the IEEE Computer Society Bylaws. Members of the SAB shall be members of the IEEE Computer Society and shall be encouraged to be members of the IEEE.
Members of the SAB shall also maintain an active interest in and provide timely responses to clarification of issues related to standards development. Members may vote immediately upon appointment.
10.4.1 Sponsor Representatives
Each Sponsor shall designate a representative to serve as member of the SAB. Sponsor representatives vote, and are counted in the determination of quorum.
The president shall appoint up to 12 additional members to the SAB. The president may delegate authority for such appointments to the vice president for standards. Members-at-large vote, and are counted in the determination of the quorum.
10.4.3 Ex officio Liaison Members
Other organizations, internal and external to the IEEE Computer Society, may be invited to designate liaison representatives to serve as ex officio members of the SAB. Ex officio members may vote but are not counted in the determination of quorum.
10.5 SAB DUTIES
The SAB Chair shall:
1. Maintain the SAB membership list.
2. Appoint Members-at-Large as provided by the bylaws.
3. Appoint SAB officers as listed below:
a. Vice Chairs
c. International Activities Chair
d. Vitality Chair
4. Appoint IEEE Computer Society liaison representatives to IEEE-SA and to other organizations as provided by the bylaws.
5. Appoint liaison representatives to other program boards and committees of the IEEE Computer Society, as provided by the bylaws.
6. Prepare an annual IEEE Computer Society SAB budget and, after approval by the Board of Governors (BoG), supervise its execution.
7. Appoint Committees to the SAB.
8. Carry out other delegated and assigned responsibilities.
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