Committee


IEEE R8 Call for Nominations

April 3, 2021

Dear IEEE Region 8 members,

The IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions:

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (six year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Member Activities (one-year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Student Activities (one-year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Technical Activities (one-year commitment)

Please submit nominations by filling up the IEEE R8 Nomination Form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section, https://ieeer8.org/category/documents/) and sending it to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (R8 N&A SC), at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es, and to the R8 N&A SC at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org, by 30 June 2021.

 

NEW: Deadline extension to July 15, 2021.

 

The IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will be elected by the voting members of Region 8 in the 2022 IEEE Annual Election from the slate nominated by the R8 Committee. The Region 8 Committee will select the slate during the Region 8 Committee meeting either in the Fall of 2021 or the Spring of 2022.

 

The IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chairs will be elected during the Region 8 Committee Meeting in the Fall of 2021. Note that the current Vice Chairs are eligible for re-election.

 

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region 8 Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section), in particular, the sections R8-3.1.2 ‘Director-Elect’ and R8-3.1.7 ‘Vice Chairs’ in the Bylaws and the sections R8-4.2 ‘Region 8 Director-Elect,’ R8-4.6 ‘Region 8 Vice Chairs’ and R8-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual.

 

The individual elected to serve as the IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will serve for six years: in 2023-2024 as Director-Elect, in 2025-2026 as Director, and in 2027-2028 as Past Director.

 

In 2023-2024 this individual will:

  • be invited to attend the IEEE Board of Directors and the IEEE MGA Board meetings (as part of the preparation and education for the later service)
  • serve (as a voting member) on the IEEE Region 8 Committee and IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
  • serve as a member on the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (except in the process of selecting candidates for the IEEE Region 8 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

In 2025-2026 this individual will serve on the:

  • IEEE Assembly (as delegate/representative of IEEE Region 8 members)
  • IEEE Board of Directors
  • IEEE MGA Board
  • IEEE Region 8 Committee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee.

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

In 2027-2028 this individual will serve on the:

  • IEEE Region 8 Committee
  • IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
  • IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Strategic Planning Subcommittee (as the chair or as a regular member)
  • IEEE Region 8 Awards & Recognition Subcommittee (as the chair or as a regular member).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

Board of Directors and MGA position descriptions are available at http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/position_descriptions.html.

 

Please distribute this notice among IEEE Region 8 volunteers and IEEE Region 8 Organizational Units.

 

Thank you and best regards,

Magdalena Salazar Palma
Chair, IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee


Committee and Contacts

The IEEE Region 8 Committee consists of:

  • Section representatives
  • Operating Committee
  • Appointed Members

Section Representatives

In the IEEE Region 8 Committee, Sections are represented by their Chairs. Section Chairs may appoint an alternate representative to the Region 8 Committee. The most recent list of Region 8 Sections and their representatives to the Region 8 Committee may be found here.

 

Operating Committee (OpCom)

Appointed members

Appointed Ad-hoc members

 

Sub Committees

Action for Industry Subcommittee

  • Chair: John Matogo (Kenya)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Marios Antoniou (Cyprus)
    • Frederique Vallee (France)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Danilo Pau (Italy)
    • Mohammed El Dallal (Egypt)
    • Kithinji Muriungi (Kenya)
    • Toni Mattila (Finland)
    • Maria Efthymiou (Cyprus)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Industry Engagement Committee: Bruno Meyer
    • IEEE Industry Engagement Committee: Sohaib Qamar Sheikh

Awards & Recognition Subcommittee

  • Chair: Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)
  • Members:
    • Costas Stasopoulos (Cyprus)
    • Youmna El-bitar (Germany)
    • Almedin Kavaz (Germany)
    • Ana Cigaran (Germany)
    • Albert Lysko (South Africa)
    • Lee Crudgington (UK & Ireland)
    • Donia Amami (Tunisia)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Awards Board: Sergio Benedetto
    • IEEE Awards Board: Paolo Montuschi
    • IEEE Awards Board: Sohaib Qamar Sheikh

Chapter Coordination Subcommittee

  • Chair: Andrejs Romanovs (Latvia)
  • Members:
    • Albert Lysko (South Africa)
    • Aleksandar Mastilovic (Serbia)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Wynand Lambrechts (South Africa)
    • Matej Pacha (Czechoslovakia)
    • Toni Mattila (Finland)
    • SAC: Muhammad Al-Barham (Jordan)
    • YP: Rawan El Jamal (Lebanon)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • Division Directors from Region 8
      • Division III Director: Sergio Benedetto
      • Division VI Director: Paul M Cunningham (UK & Ireland)
    • Society/Council Presidents from Region 8
      • CAS President: Amara Amara
      • CIS President: Bernadette R Bouchon Meunier
      • CSS President: Thomas Parisini
      • EdSoc President: Edmundo Tovar
      • EMC President: Alistair P Duffy
      • EPS President: Christopher J Bailey
      • IMS President: Salvatore Baglio
      • PCS President: Darina M Slattery
      • SMC President: Imre J Rudas

Conference Coordination Subcommittee

  • Chair: Habib Kammoun (Tunisia)
  • Members:
    • Nadezda Kunicina (Latvia)
    • Robert Bierwolf (Benelux)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Past Chair: Ljupco Karadzinov (North Macedonia)
    • Tiziana Tambosso (Italy)
    • Eric Kuada (Ghana)
    • Albert Lysko (South Africa)
    • Ridha Hamila (Qatar)
    • Industry Initiative AdHoc subcommittee Liaison: Nihal Sinnadurai (UK & Ireland)
    • Finance AdHoc subcommittee Liaison: Margaretha Eriksson (Sweden)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Conferences Committee: Cecilia Metra
    • IEEE Conferences Committee: Dominique Schreurs
    • IEEE Conferences Committee: Isabel M Trancoso

Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee

  • Chair: Abdulateef Aliyu (Nigeria)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: John Funso Adebayo (Nigeria)
    • Lavender Ndunya (Kenya)
    • SAC Liasion: Fairouz Fattoum (Tunisia)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Manuel Ballesteros (Spain)
    • Mohammad Ghaderzadeh (Iran)
    • Walid Bin Habib (Germany)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Humanitarian Activities:

Membership Development Subcommittee

  • Chair: Mike Hinchey (UK & Ireland)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Ievgen Pichkaliov (Ukraine)
    • Mohamed Sief El-Dien (Egypt)
    • Mohab Mangoud (Bahrain)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Sohaib Qamar Sheikh (UK & Ireland)
    • YP: Inês Inácio (Benelux)
    • ChCoord.SC: Aleksandar Mastilovic (Serbia)
    • SAC: Simay Akar (Turkey)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • MGA MRRC: Andrejs Romanovs

Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee

  • Chair: Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)
  • Members – ex officio:
    • Antonio Luque (Spain)
    • Vincenzo Piuri (Italy)
  • Members – elected:
    • Levente Kovacs (Hungary)
    • Ievgen Pichkaliov (Ukraine)
    • Tiziana Tambosso (Italy)

Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee

  • Chair: Conrad Attard (Malta)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Stamatis Dragoumanos (Greece)
    • Nizar Rokbani (Tunisia)
    • Amith Khandakar (Oman)
  • Corresponding members:
    • YP: Weizhi Meng (Denmark)
    • WIE: Ana Margarida Trigo (Portugal)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • Educational Activities Board: Sohaib Qamar Sheikh

Region 8 News Subcommittee

  • EiC: Cátia Bandeiras (Portugal)
  • Co-EiC: Bernardo Tellini (Italy)
  • Editorial Board member: Margaretha Eriksson (Sweden)

Standards Coordination Subcommittee

  • Chair: Tuncer Baykas (Turkey)
  • Corresponding members:
    • David Law (UK & Ireland)
    • Vikass Monebhurrun (France)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • Standards Association BoD:

Strategic Planning Subcommittee

  • Chair: Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)
  • Members:
    • George Papadimitriou (Greece)
    • Sohaib Sheikh (UK & Ireland)
    • Vincenzo Piuri (Italy)
    • Neecharl Ramprosand (Mauritius)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • MGA Strategic Planning Committee:

Student Activities Subcommittee

  • Chair: Simay Akar (Turkey)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Maciej Borowka (Poland)
    • Region Student Representative: Theodoros Chatzinikolaou (Greece)
    • Student Branch Coordinator: Davide Morgado (Portugal)
    • Electronic Communications: Mohammad Hossein Babaee (Portugal)
    • YP Liaison: Gerard Duff (Sweden)
    • Awards & Contest Coordinator: Lee Crudgington (UK & Ireland)
    • Student Branch Chapters Coordinator: Muhammad Al-Barham (Jordan)
    • Student Paper Contest Coordinator: Vera Markovic (Serbia)
  • Corresponding members:
    • HuAc Liasion & SIGHT University Groups Coordinator: Fairouz Fattoum (Tunisia)
    • WIE SB Coordinator: Sally Musonye (Kenya)
    • SB Counselors Coordinator: Óscar M. Bonastre (Spain)
    • PEASC Liaison & Outreach Coordinator: Vildana Hrnjić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:

Women in Engineering Subcommittee

  • Chair: Maria Alexandra Paun (Switzerland)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Ana Cigaran (Germany)
    • Ana Margarida Trigo (Portugal)
    • Wafa Ben-Hmida (UK & Ireland)
    • Sally Musonye (Kenya)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Dora Fourou (Greece)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • YP: Seif Elhajjem (Tunisia)
    • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee: Lisa J Lazareck-Asunta
    • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee: Samina Husain
    • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee: Preeti S Kovvali

Young Professionals Subcommittee

  • Chair: Almedin Kavaz (Germany)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: Vinko Lesic (Croatia)
    • Rawane El-jamal (Lebanon)
    • Weizhi Meng (Denmark)
    • Gerard Duff (Sweden)
    • Inês Inácio (Benelux)
    • Seif Elhajjem (Tunisia)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Ali Alfayly (Kuwait)
    • José Sepulcre (Spain)
    • Barbara Vujkov (Serbia)
    • Ömer Melih Gül (Turkey)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Young Professionals Committee:

 

Ad hoc Subcommittees

Careers New Initiative (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Mona Ghassemian (UK & Ireland)
  • Members:
    • Lebogang Madise (South Africa)
    • Gheith Abandah (Jordan)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)

Electronic Communications (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: George Michael (Cyprus)
  • Members:
    • Maria Efthymiou (Cyprus)
    • Mohammad Hossein Babaee (Portugal)
  • Corresponding members:
    • José Sepulcre (Spain)
    • Dora Fourou (Greece)
    • Mohamed Hatem Abdulkader (Egypt)
    • Vildana Hrnjić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Finance (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Adam Jastrzebski (UK & Ireland)
  • Members:
    • Margaretha Eriksson (Sweden)
    • Pascal Lorenz (France)
    • Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)
    • Andreas Koltes (Germany)

History Activities (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Martin Bastiaans (Benelux)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Tony Davies (UK & Ireland)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE History Committee: Mislav Grgic

Life members (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Peter Magyar (Germany)
  • Corresponding members:
    • YP: Vinko Lesic (Croatia)
    • Victor Fouad Hannah (France)
    • Tony Davies (UK & Ireland)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Life Members Committee: C W Turner

New Industry events Initiative (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Vacant
  • Members:
    • Co-Chair: Stamatis Dragoumanos (Greece)

New Student Contests Initiative (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

Publications and Communications (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Adeel Sultan (United Arab Emirates)
  • Members:
    • Christopher James (UK & Ireland)
    • George Michael (Cyprus)
    • Mohammad Hossein Babaee (Portugal)
    • Hazar Oklah (Jordan)
    • Catia Bandeiras (UK & Ireland)
    • Sara Barros (Benelux)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Vildana Hrnjić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • Magdalena Salazar Palma (Spain)

Region 8 Sigma (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

Region 8 Today (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Hazar Oklah (Jordan)
  • Co-EiC (Past Chair): Stamatis Dragoumanos (Greece)

Sections Vitality and Development (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair (Region Vitality Coordinator): Matej Zajc (‎Slovenia)
  • Members:
    • Donia Amami (Tunisia)
    • Philippa Ngaju (Uganda)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Andreas Koltes (Germany)
    • Bostwana Sub Section Chair: Bokamoso Basutli
    • Burkina Faso Sub Section Chair: Hamadoun Tall
    • Kazakhstan Sub Section Chair: Ikechi Ukaegbu
    • Liberia Sub Section Chair: Umesh Neelakantan
    • Palestine Sub Section Chair: Mona Demaidi
    • Sudan Sub Section Chair: Sharief Babiker
    • Tanzania Sub Section Chair: Zaipuna Yonah
    • Yemen Sub Section Chair: Ammar Thabit Zahary
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:

Secretariat (Ad Hoc Subcommittee)

  • Chair: Ljupco Karadzinov (North Macedonia)
  • Members:
    • Ana Madureira (Portugal)
    • George Michael (Cyprus)