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BoG Meeting, ISIT 2010

Start: 06/13/10 - 8:00 AM
End: 06/13/10 - 2:00 PM
Location: Room 406, Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
Location URL: http://www.isit2010.org/
Agenda:
  1. [12:45] Introductions
  2. [12:55] BoG Vote: Approval of Consent Agenda, President's Report [F. Kschischang]
  3. [13:00] Book Proposals
  • NonGaussian Statistical Communication Theory by David Middleton, IEEE Press/Wiley  [H. V. Poor][proposal]
    • BoG VOTE:  to endorse this publication (and provide, e.g., a free announcement in the IT Society Newsletter)
  • Claude E. Shannon:  Spielzeug, Leben und die geheime Geschichte seiner Theorie der Information (Claude E. Shannon: Toys, Life, and the Secret History of his Information Theory) by Axel Roch, gegenstalt Verlag, 2009  (for information, and possible future sponsorship of English translation) [M. Bossert][external link][photo (of the author with Peggy Shannon)]
  • [13:20] Treasurer's Report [N. Jindal][document]
  • [13:40] Nominations and Appointments Committee [D. Forney]
    • Presentation of candidates nominated by N&A committee for 2011 BoG election; nominations from the BoG: additional candidates; BoG VOTE:  approval of slate
    • Presentation of Helmut Boelcskei as candidate for next Transactions Editor-in-Chief;  BoG VOTE: approval
  • [13:50] BoG VOTE:  approval of candidates for 2011 Society Officers election
  • [13:55] BoG VOTE: approval of Urbashi Mitra as Signal Processing Society Liaison (to interact with Nikos Sidiropoulos)
  • [14:00] Publications Committee Report [E. Biglieri][document]
    • BOG VOTE:  approval of new associate editors
  • [14:30] Awards Committee Report (in camera) [G. Caire]
    • 2010 Joint ComSoc/ITSoc award [document]
    • 2010 Information Theory Society Paper award [document]
      • BoG VOTE: acceptance of report, approval of award
    • For discussion:  proposed bylaws on Student Paper award [document]
  • [15:15] BREAK
  • [15:30] Online Committee Report [N. Laneman][document]
  • [15:55] IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and a proposed Executive Editorial Board [H. Boelcskei][document][slides]
  • [16:25] Student Committee Report [A. Yener]
  • [16:40] Proposal for a 2011 School of Information Theory, Barcelona [E. Biglieri][document]
    • BoG VOTE: approval
  • [16:55] Membership and Chapters Committee [M. Medard][Report of Chapters and Membership]
  • [17:10] WithITs, and WIE [C. Fragouli] [report]
  • [17:20] Conference Committee [B. Hajek][report]
    • Update on conference committee membership
    • Presentation of ISIT 2011 (St. Petersburg) budget; BoG VOTE: approval of budget
    • report from organizers of ISIT 2012 MIT
    • Presentation of proposal for ISIT 2014 (Hawaii); BoG VOTE: approval of proposal
    • Conference report: ITW 2009 Taormina
    • NetCod 2011;  BoG VOTE: approval of proposal for technical cosponsorhip
  • [17:40] A. D. Wyner and C. E. Shannon Award Committee [F. Kschischang]
    • For discussion:  can/should the C. E. Shannon award be given jointly to more than one person?
  • [17:50] New Business/Announcements
  • [18:00] Adjournment




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