Following are the IEEE Ad Hoc Committees reporting to the IEEE Board of Directors.
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The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Activities in Europe shall develop and oversee implementation of strategies to provide greater support to and a unified advocacy voice for the nearly 60,000 IEEE members who live within the countries of the European Union (EU).
The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Corporate Engagement shall explore, evaluate, and bring forward models that engage industry as a strategic partner of IEEE through a Corporate Membership mechanism. Engagement plans may include bundled individual membership, access to select content, active participation in thought-leader events and social innovation programs, special activities in IEEE conferences, development of connections to student branches and HKN chapters, and other activities that can stimulate corporate support of IEEE and participation in IEEE activities. The Committee will review current and previous experiments undertaken by IEEE and other peer organizations to serve this constituency and assess how these experiments can inform the design of new engagement models. The Committee should interact with target customers to develop requirements. It should consider the impact of geographic and cultural differences in key markets on potential offerings and pricing. In 2013 the committee is expected to develop a Corporate membership pilot with the participation of four to ten companies.
Consistent with the Board-approved initiative in 2011, The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Activities shall:
Continue to evaluate IEEE's potential for sustainable influence and impact on improving the quality of life for underserved populations. In 2013, the Committee's work will be focused on building local engineering capacity through workforce development, community engagement, and thought-leadership and advocacy. The Committee will also continue to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations, including a long-term business model, to operationalize IEEE's future work in this area. These recommendations are slated to come before the IEEE Board of Directors in June 2014. The Committee will provide progress reports at each of the 2013 meetings of the Board.
The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on IEEE Branding will brief the IEEE Board of Directors as its November meeting on progress toward the following:
Advise and assist the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Executive Director, and the IEEE Chief Information Officer (CIO) on matters relating to IEEE's Information Technology (IT) enterprise. It shall also:
The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning shall:
Identify strategic issues and opportunities for IEEE and prepare these issues for Board discussion. The Committee is requested to develop a prioritized list of issues that the Board should tackle, along with sufficient background and context for developing a purposeful discussion, leading to knowledge-based and informed decision making.
The IEEE/Royal Society of Edinburgh Joint Activities Task Force shall focus on the scientific legacy of James Clerk Maxwell and the many extensions and developments spurred by his seminal work.