Elections


2023-2024 R8 OpCom and 2023-2024 R8 N&A Committee Candidates

Dear Region 8 Committee members,

On behalf of the 2021-2022 Region 8 (R8) Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&AC) it is my pleasure to announce the slate of candidates for the incoming elections of the 2023-2024 R8 Operating Committee (OpCom) members and the 2023-2024 R8 N&AC members:

  • R8 Secretary (one position):

o   Ljupco Karadzinov, North Macedonia Section

  • R8 Treasurer (one position):

o   Adam Jastrzebski, UK & Ireland Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Member Activities (MA) (one position):

o   Vinko Lesic, Croatia Section

o   Andrejs Romanovs, Latvia Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Student Activities (SA) (one position):

o   Abdullateef Aliyu, Nigeria Section

o   Theodoros Panagiotis Chatzinikolaou, Greece Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Technical Activities (TA) (one position):

o   Marios Antoniou, Cyprus Section

o   Albert Lysko, South Africa Section

  • R8 N&AC (3 positions):

o   Vicent Egessa, Kenya Section

o   Jan Haase, Germany Section

o   Ilhem Kallel, Tunisia Section

o   Dalius Navakauskas, Lithuania Section

o   Sergio Rapuano, Italy Section

o   Catarina Silva, Portugal Section

 

Note that to the previous slate, the names of any successful candidate by petition (for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and the three Vice Chairs) will be added, as mentioned on the R8 Operations Manual R8M-5:

“… In the case of the R8 Secretary, R8 Treasurer and the three R8 Vice Chairs (MA, SA, TA) a candidate may be added to the slate provided by the R8 N&A Committee by a petition including the signatures of at least 15 voting members of the R8 Committee. Valid signatories comprise anyone who is a voting member of the Committee during the calendar year in which the petition is submitted. If the petition is not submitted by the candidate, it must be accompanied by the written confirmation of the willingness of the candidate to serve if elected. The petition must be submitted to the Director or Secretary twenty-one (21) days before the election is due to take place, and after verification of validity, awareness of the additional candidate(s) must be made available to the R8 Committee fourteen (14) days before the election.”

This year, nominations by petition must reach the Region 8 Director by 25 September, 2022. Note that during the R8 Committee meeting, petition candidates from the floor will not be accepted.

 

All candidates’ biographies/IEEE activities/statements will be distributed to the R8 Committee members prior to the R8 Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, 14-16 October, 2022.

For all further details please refer to the IEEE R8 Bylaws and the IEEE R8 Operations Manual, available at the R8 website (http://www.ieeer8.org) in the documents section (http://www.ieeer8.org/category/documents/). In particular I would like to highlight that the R8 OpCom members (Secretary, Treasurer, VC MA, VC SA, VC TA) will be elected by the R8 Committee voting members (OpCom members and Section Chairs or their alternates), while the R8 N&AC members will be elected by the Section Chairs (or their alternates).

 

During the incoming R8 Committee meeting for those positions with just one candidate and for the R8 N&AC, no oral presentations will be necessary. The candidates for R8 VCs (MA, SA and TA) are expected to give a 5-minute presentation of themselves. Questions and Answers (Q&A) will follow.

 

If you have any question or comment please feel free to contact the R8 N&AC Chair, Magdalena Salazar Palma, at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es, or the R8 N&A Committee at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org .

Best regards,

 

 

Magdalena Salazar Palma

IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair


2022 Call for Nominations for R8 positions

Dear IEEE Region 8 members,

This is an urgent reminder that the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions:

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Member Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Student Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Technical Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Secretary (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Treasurer (two-year commitment)

Please note that the term of the Vice Chair positions is two years as approved during the recent R8 Committee meeting in Warsaw, Poland, and that they cannot be reelected for a second consecutive term. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are open for re-election.

The Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2023-2024 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee. Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-6.1.2.2):

  • be a Section Chair in office

  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years

  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

Please note that the positions for the elected members of the R8 N&A Committee are open for re-election.

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/ ; https://ieeer8.org/download/17296/ ). Please make sure that the nominee is willing to serve if elected, and that all sections of the Nomination form are filled up with the relevant information.

Please send the nomination forms to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Committee (R8 N&A C), at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es , and to the R8 N&A Committee at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org , by July 31, 2022.

These IEEE Region 8 officers and the members of the IEEE Region 8 N&A Committee will be elected at the second Region 8 Committee meeting of this year, 2022, which as of today is scheduled for October 15-16, 2022. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers and R8 N&A Committee members 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section: https://ieeer8.org/category/documents/ ), in particular the sections R8-3.1.5-7 in the Bylaws ( https://ieeer8.org/download/33755/ ), and the sections R8M-4.4 to R8M-4.6 ‘Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs’ and R8M-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual ( https://ieeer8.org/download/33756/ ).

Thank you and best regards,

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


IEEE Region 8 – OpCom 2023-2024 – Call for nominations

[PDF] IEEE Region 8 - OpCom 2023-2024 - Call for nominations

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 Vice Chair, Member Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Student Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Technical Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Secretary (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Treasurer (two-year commitment)

Please note that the term of the Vice Chair positions is two years as approved during the recent R8 Committee meeting in Warsaw, Poland, and that they cannot be reelected for a second consecutive term. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are open for re-election.

The Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2023-2024 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee. Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-6.1.2.2):

  • be a Section Chair in office

  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years

  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

Please note that the positions for the elected members of the R8 N&A Committee are open for re-election.

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/ ; https://ieeer8.org/download/17296/ ). Please make sure that the nominee is willing to serve if elected, and that all sections of the Nomination form are filled up with the relevant information.

Please send the nomination forms to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Committee (R8 N&A C), at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es , and to the R8 N&A Committee at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org , by July 31, 2022.

These IEEE Region 8 officers and the members of the IEEE Region 8 N&A Committee will be elected at the second Region 8 Committee meeting of this year, 2022, which as of today is scheduled for October 15-16, 2022. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers and R8 N&A Committee members 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section: https://ieeer8.org/category/documents/ ), in particular the sections R8-3.1.5-7 in the Bylaws ( https://ieeer8.org/download/33755/ ), and the sections R8M-4.4 to R8M-4.6 ‘Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs’ and R8M-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual ( https://ieeer8.org/download/33756/ ).

Thank you and best regards,

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

[PDF] IEEE Region 8 - OpCom 2023-2024 - Call for nominations


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


Nominations and Appointments slate 2021

The IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee have selected from the applications received the following candidates for IEEE Region 8 positions 2021:

 

Vice Chair, Member Activities (one year commitment)

 

Vice Chair, Student Activities (one year commitment)

 

Vice Chair, Technical Activities (one year commitment)

 

Secretary (two year commitment)

 

Treasurer (two year commitment)

 

N&A Committee members (two year commitment)


IEEE Region 8 – call for nominations

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

  • IEEE Region 8 2019-2020 Secretary (two year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2019-2020 Treasurer (two year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2019 Vice Chair, Member Activities (one year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2019 Vice Chair, Student Activities (one year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2019 Vice Chair, Technical Activities (one year commitment)

The Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2019-2020 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee. Candidates must fulfill one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-6.1.2):

  • be a Section Chair in office
  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years
  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

Please submit your suggestions/nominations by filling the IEEE Region 8 Nomination form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section) and sending it to Costas Stasopoulos, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee, at costas@ieee.org by 1 July 2018.

These IEEE Region 8 officers and the members of the IEEE Region 8 N&A Subcommittee will be elected at the Region 8 Committee meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, in October 2018. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

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 and R8-3.1.5-7 in the Bylaws, and the sections R8-4.4-6 ‘Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs’ and R8-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual.

Costas Stasopoulos,
Chair, IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee


2016 IEEE Region 8 Election results

During the IEEE Region 8 Committee meeting in Porto, Portugal, 24-25 September 2016, elections were held for the five Region 8 Operating Committee members who are elected by the voting members of the Region 8 Committee and for the three members of the 2017-2018 Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee who are elected by the Region 8 Section Chairs. The results of the elections are as follows:

Region 8 Operating Committee

  • 2017-2018 Secretary:  Jan Verveckken  (Benelux)
  • 2017-2018 Treasurer:  Ralph Kennel  (Germany)
  • 2017 Vice Chair, Member Activities:  Antonio Luque  (Spain)
  • 2017 Vice Chair, Student Activities:  Efthymia (Femia) Arvaniti  (Austria)
  • 2017 Vice Chair, Technical Activities:  Christopher James  (UK and Ireland)

Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee

  • Ali Hessami  (UK and Ireland)
  • Ljupco Karadzinov  (Republic of Macedonia)
  • Panayiotis Symeou  (Cyprus)

2016 IEEE Annual Election

Candidates for IEEE President-Elect, nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors, are

Candidates for IEEE Region 8 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, nominated by the IEEE Region 8 Committee, are

Election timeline

  • 15 August – IEEE annual election opens
  • 3 October – Ballots must be received by 17:00 UTC

For all details on the IEEE Annual Election see http://www.ieee.org/elections.

Note: At its November 2015 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors approved the presentation of proposed revisions to the IEEE Constitution. The revisions, in the form of a single amendment, will be presented to the IEEE voting members for approval as part of the 2016 IEEE annual election ballot.
For more information see http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/2016_constitutional_amendment.html.


2016 Call for Nominations

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

  • IEEE Region 8 2017-2018 Secretary (two year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2017-2018 Treasurer (two year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2017 Vice Chair, Member Activities (one year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2017 Vice Chair, Student Activities (one year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2017 Vice Chair, Technical Activities one year commitment)

The Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2017-2018 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee. Candidates must fulfill one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-6.1.2):

  • be a Section Chair in office
  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years
  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

Please submit your suggestions/nominations by filling the IEEE Region 8 Nomination form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents‘ section) and sending it to Martin Bastiaans, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee, at m.j.bastiaans@ieee.org by 1 June 2016.

These IEEE Region 8 officers and members of the IEEE Region 8 N&A Subcommittee will be elected at the Region 8 Committee meeting in Porto, Portugal, September 2016. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

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 and R8-3.1.5-7 in the Bylaws, and the sections R8-4.4-6 ‘Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs’ and R8-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual.