Committees

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Awards Committee
The Awards Committee shall be responsible for submitting a recommendation to the Board for the Information Theory Society Paper Award according to Article VII, Section 3. It is also responsible for selecting the recipient(s) of the IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award according to Article VII, Section 7, and for contributing members to serve on the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award selection committee, according to Article VII, Section 6. A subcommittee of the Awards Committee shall be responsible for selecting the recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award, according to Article VII, Section 8. Another subcommittee of the Awards Committee shall be responsible for selecting the recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars, according to Article VII, Section 9. The Committee shall consist of at least nine members representing all major technical areas in the Society. At least four members shall have served as Associate Editors of the Transactions within the past three years. The First and Second Vice Presidents of the Society shall serve as ex-officio voting members of this Committee, with the First Vice President serving as Chair. At least two members of the Committee (in addition to the two officers) shall be members of the Board of Governors. The Committee shall be appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee no later than the 31st of January. The Cover Dissertation Award and Massey Research & Teaching Award Subcommittees shall be appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee by the 31st of December of the previous year.
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Subcommittee
The Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Awards Committee that includes the Awards Committee Chair and four other Society members selected by the Nominations and Appointments Committee, at least two of whom are members of the Society Board of Governors. The Subcommittee Chair is selected by the Nominations and Appointments Committee.
Conference Committee
The Conference Committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding Society sponsorship of proposed technical meetings, monitors the pipeline of technical meeting proposals, stimulates new proposals, coordinates organizing teams as needed, and maintains guidelines for workshops and symposia.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall consist of the two most recent past Presidents of the Board. The senior past President shall be the chairperson of the Committee. This Committee is charged with preparing suitable revisions to keep the Constitution and Bylaws up to date and with insuring that the Board is made aware of those sections of these documents pertinent to proposed actions.
Fellows Committee
The Fellows Committee shall be responsible for providing the IEEE Fellow Committee with the Society evaluation of nominations to Fellow grade. The Committee shall consist of at least seven IEEE Fellows, appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee, who hold membership in the Society and represent all its major technical areas. The Chair shall be appointed by October 1st of the previous year, and the remaining members by the 31st of December. The term of office of the Chair shall be three years. Typically members of the committee will serve for three years, with staggered terms.
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining up do date membership records, a roster of Chapter officers, and a summary of current Chapter activity. The Committee recommends measures for disseminating information about the Society and for encouraging interest in Society activities among prospective members. It responds to membership inquiries and periodically ascertains the opinions of the membership with regard to group policies and activities. The Membership Committee shall consist of the 2nd Vice-President of the Society, who shall serve as chairperson, and of such other Society members appointed by the 2nd Vice-President.
Outreach Subcommittee
The Outreach Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Membership Committee. The task of the Outreach Subcommittee is, broadly speaking, to provide events and services that address needs and encourage participation of our underrepresented demographics, while being of interest and use to the community at large.
Student Subcommittee
The Student Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Membership Committee. The Student Subcommittee coordinates and organizes activities for students.
Information Theory School Subcommittee
Nominations and Appointments Committee
The Nominations and Appointments Committee nominates and appoints chairs and additional members of the committees as outlined in the Bylaws.
Publications Committee
Membership consists of the Society President, Vice Presidents, Newsletter Editor, Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions, Executive Editor, the Publications Editors and all Associate Editors for the Transactions.
Online Committee
The Online Content leads the Society's web efforts by working with web technologies and developers to deliver the latest features to the Society websites.
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee
The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a Claude E. Shannon Award winner for the following year, and to select a winner. The President of the Society shall serve as Chairperson of the Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee. Ordinarily, the decision of the Committee shall be made public at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory of the year preceding the award.
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee
The Committee is charged with deciding whether to name a Wyner Distinguished Service Award winner for the actual year, and to select a winner. The President of the Society shall serve as Chairperson of the Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee. Ordinarily, the decision of the Committee shall be made public at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory of the year of the award.
External Nominations Committee
The external nominations committee is responsible for soliciting, processing and submitting nominations for IEEE and non-IEEE awards, e.g., IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, Paper Awards.
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Subcommittee
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