Request Technical Co-Sponsorship

  • Anuradha Annaswamy Headshot Photo
    VP, Conference Activities (from January 2014); CSM Outstanding Paper Award Chair

Request CSS Technical Co-Sponsorship (and possibly conference proceedings acquisition)

The Control Systems Society selectively provides Technical Co-Sponsorship to conferences of relevance to its membership. 

General criteria to receive CSS Technical Co-Sponsorship for a Conference are:

1. All papers must be in English.
2. Relevance of the scope to the CSS.
3. Confidence in the ability and integrity of the Program Committee to select papers and/or participants based on technical quality.
4. Confidence in the Chair and organizers to competently manage the conference logistics and finances.
5. Adequacy of the publicity plan (modes and timing) to attract participation from the broad control community, though possibly with a focus on a geographical region.
6. Conference organizers requesting proceedings acquisition must adhere to all guidelines in the IEEE CSS Conference Quality  document.

To assist potential general chairs who wish to request Technical Co-Sponsorship (and possibly conference proceedings acquisition) of their conference by the Control Systems Society, the Control Systems Society has prepared a form, Conference Technical Sponsorship/Proceedings Acquisition Form, that has to be filled in completely and submitted to the Vice President for Conference Activities (see contact information above). 

Approval of technical co-sponsorship does not ensure conference proceedings acquisition. The request for conference proceedings acquisition will be considered only if the request for technical co-sponsorship is approved. If proceedings acquisition is approved, conference organizers must follow the guidelines stated in the IEEE CSS Conference Quality document. In particular, they must implement the requirement of all authors to sign a commitment statement regarding original submissions and inappropriate reuse. A template for the commitment statement can be found here

Please do NOT submit the Conference Information Schedule to the IEEE, where the names of the co-sponsoring units appear, until you have received the official acknowledgement that your request for technical co-sponsorship has been approved by the CSS.

Once request for technical co-sponsorship has been approved by the Vice President for Conference Activities, the conference must send a payment of US$1,000, payable to IEEE. This payment should be sent to the Vice President for Financial Activities of the Control Systems Society (see contact information below). A proof of payment must be sent to the Vice President for Conference Activities before seeking e-publicity through CSS.

Also, if the CSS is not the sole technically sponsoring unit of your conference, you are requested to access the IEEE web page 
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/organizers/memorandum_of_understanding.html
download and fill in the appropriate MOU (depending on whether all the other sponsoring units are IEEE units or not) and come back to the Vice President for Conference Activities for having the MOU signed.

  • Robert R. Bitmead Headshot Photo
    VP Financial Activities; CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2015 (elected)