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Nominations and Elections Process*

One month prior to the annual meeting, the Nominations Committee shall submit the names of, and information about, the nominees for the BoG to the BoG. The Nominations Committee shall also submit names of and information about persons it proposes for the offices of President-Elect and Vice President. All candidates for Vice President shall have been a member of BoG or ExCom sometime during the past 5 years and served for at least one year. The candidates for President-Elect and President shall have served at least one year as a Vice President. All BoG, President, President-Elect, and Vice President nominees must be members of the Society at the time ballots are distributed. The information about nominees for President, President-Elect, Vice Presidents, and BoG shall include, but not be restricted to, the following:

  • Full name and contact information
  • IEEE member number
  • Contributions to the profession
  • Contributions to the SMCS and the IEEE

Additional nominations by the SMCS membership for Members-at-Large for the BoG will be solicited at the BoG Meeting and by announcement posted on the SMCS web site. These nominations must be made by written petition, signed by at least 2 percent of the SMCS members**, and filed with the SMCS Secretary at least 28 days before the date of election***.

The written petition must also contain the aforementioned information about each proposed candidate. Members shall be notified of all duly made nominations prior to the election. Prior to submission of a nomination petition, the petitioner shall have determined that the nominee named in the petition is willing to serve, if elected; evidence of such willingness to serve shall be submitted with the petition.

Signatures can be submitted electronically through the official IEEE society annual election website, or by signing and mailing a paper petition. The name of each member signing the paper petition shall be clearly printed or typed. For identification purposes of signatures on paper petitions, membership numbers or addresses as listed in the official IEEE membership records shall be included. Only signatures submitted electronically through the IEEE society annual elections website or original signatures on paper petitions shall be accepted. Facsimiles, or other copies of the original signature, shall not be accepted.

* SMCS Bylaws, Article I, Section 2.

Nominations are invited for the 2014 SMC Society Awards
Nominations and supporting letters are to be submitted to the by June 15, 2014. Details of the awards can be viewed here.
Scope and Title Change of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
The SMC Society is pleased to announce that the following have been elected to the SMCS Board of Governors as Member at Large

Patrick Chan
Honghai Liu
Rodney Roberts
Fabio Roli
Robert Woon

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Congratulations to the SMC Society members who were elected IEEE Fellows for 2013

Kathlelen Carley
Sam Kwong
Zidong Wang
Gautam Biswas
Ashok Srivastava
Hisao Ishibuchi
Robert Kozma
Kay Tan
Kazuo Tanaka
Germano Torres
Martin Buss
Hong Zhang
Haizhou Li
Yi Murphey

SMC Society Awards for 2013
At the Annual Awards Ceremony held during the 2013 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in Manchester, UK, SMCS volunteers were presented with society awards to recognize their service to the SMC Society. [more]
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