BOG Meeting @ ISIT 2019, Paris, France

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BOG Meeting @ ISIT 2019, Paris, France

Start: 07/ 7/19 - 1:00 PM
End: 07/ 7/19 - 6:00 PM
Location: Maison de la Mutualité, France
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Meeting number: 592 367 330
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Board meetings are open to all society members to attend.  

Lunch will be served.

President's and Treasurer's Reports

13:00 Call to Order

13:00-13:05 Introductions and agenda approval

BoG VOTE: Approval of Consent Agenda

BoG VOTE: Approval of Main Agenda

13:05-13:25 President's Report (Soljanin) [Report]

13:25-13:55 Treasurer's Report (Wagner) [Report]

Reports of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees

13:55 -14:25 Publications (Barg) [Report]

14:25-14:40 Magazine Steering Committee (Fragouli) [Report] [Proposal] [Findings]

14:40-14:50  Nominations and Appointments (Kschischang)


  • Additional nominations from the BoG for the BoG election slate [Bylaws]
  • Approval of the next Transactions Executive Editor [Motion]

14:50-15:10 Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Kschischang) [Report][Red-lined Bylaws]

15:10-15:20 Awards Committee (Yener) [Report] - BoG Members Only

BoG VOTE: ITSoc Paper Award - ballot to decide on the award recipient

15:20–15:35 BREAK

15:35–16:15 Conference Committee (Kumar) [Report]

16:15–16:45 Membership Committee (Yu) [Report]


16:45–16:55 Online Committee (Kurkoski) [Report

16:55-17:00 JSAIT Steering Committee (Goldsmith) [Report]

17:00-17:15 Diversity and Inclusion

  • Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (Erkip) [Report]
  • IEEE Diversity and Inclusion (Goldsmith) [Report]
  • Quiz (Sankar)


17:15-17:30 Goldsmith Lecture (Erkip, Yu) [Proposal

BoG Vote: Approval of the Goldsmith Lecture

17:30-18:00 New business


Consent Agenda

Motions from Committees (all items approved by a single vote):

1) Approve the AEs candidates  [bios]

2) Approve of the  2020 BoG nominations [bios]

3) Approve the Awards committee report - CONFIDENTIAL

4) BoG VOTE: Approval of conference budgets

    • ISIT 2021, Melbourne [Budget]

5) Approve Aylin Yener as the candidate for the 2020 President

6) Approve Wei Yu as the candidate for the 2020 1st Vice President




  • Wyner, Cover, and Massey Awards (Soljanin, Fragouli, Fuja) [Report]
  • Fellows Committee (Tulino) [Report]
  • External Nominations Committee (Costello) [Report]
  • WITHITS (Ranade/Yu) [Report]
  • Newsletter (El Rouayheb) [Report]
  • Movie Committee (Orlitsky) [Report]


New Initiative Funds

  • REACH Unit on Information Theory (Poor, Wagner) [Report]
  • Book Activities: Information Theory for Kids (Fragouli, Wagner) [Report]