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Conference Committee

The Conference Committee shall consist of the Society Conference Committee Chair, who shall serve as an ex-officio voting Board member, the Society Treasurer, the President and 1st Vice-President as ex-officio members, and at least two additional members. The Conference Committee Chair shall be appointed by the Nominations and Appointments Committee, with approval of the Board. In turn, the Conference Committee Chair will appoint at least two additional members, also with approval of the Board. Typically the chair and members of the Committee will serve for three years, with members serving in staggered terms.

While the Board retains responsibility for deciding on major policy issues and approving specific Symposium and Workshop proposals, the Conference Committee shall be responsible for providing oversight of technical meetings on behalf of the Board, including (i) making recommendations to the Board regarding Society sponsorship of proposed technical meetings, (ii) monitoring forthcoming technical meeting proposals, soliciting new proposals, and coordinating organizing teams as needed, (iii) maintaining helpful guidelines and suggestions for the preparation of proposals, for conducting Workshops and Symposia, and for preparing final reports, and (iv) ensuring that Board-approved policies governing technical meetings are properly followed by the organizers.

2020 Members
Chair (01/18/19 until 12/31/21)
Aaron B. Wagner
Ex-Officio (02/11/18 until 12/31/20)

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Aylin Yener
Ex-Officio (01/01/20 until 12/31/20)

Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University
720 Dreese Labs, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Wei Yu
Ex-Officio (01/01/20 until 12/31/20)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Toronto
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4

Salman Avestimehr
Member (02/10/19 until 12/31/21)


Electrical Engineering Department

University of Southern California

Li Chen
Member (02/10/19 until 12/31/21)

School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 510006

+86 20 3994 3183 

Daniela Tuninetti
Member (02/10/19 until 12/31/21)
University of Illinois Chicago Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 851 S. Morgan Street, M/C 154 Chicago, IL 60607-7053, USA Tel. +1.312.413.7431 Fax: +1.312.996.6465
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