Request for approval of cosponsorship of CWIT, Aug. 23, 2006

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Dear Members of the Board of Governors,

The 2007 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory requests the IT Society become a technical cosponsor of the workshop with the understanding that with this cosponsorship their proceedings will be included in IEEE Xplore. Please refer to the email appended below.

Since there is apparently some urgency, I would like to ask for an email vote to approve, or not, this technical cosponsorship, with proceedings to be included in IEEE Xplore.

Accordingly please vote YES or NO to approve, or not, this request.

Note: From my personal experience in 2003, this is an excellent workshop. Approving it would be consistent with other conferences and workshops we have agreed to technically cosponsor, and with our stated desire to sponsor the inclusion in IEEE Xplore of the proceedings of such conferences and workshops.

Best regards, Dave

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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 11:50:05 -0600 (MDT) Subject: CWIT 2007 & IEEE From: ardakani@ece.ualberta.ca To: marc@aravis.eng.hawaii.edu, marc@spectra.eng.hawaii.edu Cc: beaulieu@ee.ualberta.ca

Dear Dr. Fossorier,

Dr. Norman Beaulieu and I, Masoud Ardakani, will co-chair the 10th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), which will be held at the University of Alberta in June 2007. CWIT is an international event and the largest gathering of information theorists in Canada.

The CWIT is sponsored and organized by the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT). The CSIT is a non-profit organization which exists to further Canadian activities in scholarship and research in the areas of Information Theory and Communication Theory. In particular, the CSIT Workshop is intended to serve the educational and professional development of graduate students, giving them a friendly and inexpensive forum in which they can exchange ideas and forge professional linkages.

This year, we are planning to have the proceedings of the conference on IEEEXplore. This is an important step for improving the quality and the impact of the conference. Since CWIT is not an IEEE conference, to have its proceedings on IEEEXplore, we need Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Information Theory Society. That is to say, we need a letter from you stating that IEEE Information Theory Society is a Cooperating Organization for the 10th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory.

This summer, the 23rd Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada) underwent the same process and their proceedings appeared on IEEEXplore. I have attached the letter of support that they obtained from their local IEEE section for your reference.

I have also attached a copy of our first call for papers, where you can find the scope of the conference. I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns about CWIT.

Kindest Regards, Masoud Ardakani

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