IEEE Robotics and Automation Society:
Technical Activities Board (TAB)
Proposing a new IEEE RAS Technical Committee
It is not difficult to establish a new RAS Technical Committee. The
key is showing that the proposed topic area is growing, relevant,
sufficiently outside the scope of existing TCs, and identifying a very
enthusiastic team of Co-Chairs to lead and sustain the group. The
first step is to submit an application with the information below to
the VPTA. This is then reviewed and brought before the TAB and the
Adcomm at the next semi-annual meeting (usually in April and October).
Note: please be sure to carefully read the Duties of TC Co-Chairs and confirm
that you and your co-Chairs are willing to accept the Duties for at
least 3 years.
Application for Proposing a New Technical Committee
(Please send in plain text -- no attachments please).
- Proposed Title
- Proposed Scope (under 200 words)
- Motivation (under 200 words).
Recent technical developments, growing number of papers, etc.
- Relationship to existing TCs (under 200 words).
Which existing TCs are closest in scope and argument why it is
not possible to coordinate this topic under an existing TC.
- Goals within 3 and 6 years (under 100 words).
- Proposed Chair and Co-Chairs (with affiliations and contact
info). TC's should can have up to 4 co-Chairs, preferably at least
one from each major geographic area: Asia, Europe, Americas. With one
Co-Chair agreeing to be the corresponding co-chair to take
responsibility for updating the website, corresponding promptly with
the Society and new members.
- Confirmation that the Proposed Chair and Co-Chairs have reviewed
the TAB Charter and are prepared to accept the Duties of TC Co-Chairs.
Vice President of Technical Activities (2006-2009)