The chairs are expected to attend at least one MAB meeting per year in order to plan and coordinate their activities. If they cannot attend the MAB meeting, then a report of their activities should be forwarded twice a year to be reported at the MAB meetings at the ACC and the CDC. The Chairs of the MAB are appointed by the CSS President upon recommendation by the Vice President for MAB, and with the approval of the Executive Committee. The nominal term of office is one (calendar) year, although there is no limit on the number of terms which may be served.
The standing and ad-hoc committees of the IEEE CSS Member Activities Board (MAB) and their respective scope are detailed below.
The Distinguished Lecturers Committee, set up in 2001, is responsible for running the Distinguished Lecturers Program. Its aim is also to monitor this program and to make recommendations for changing topics and lecturers in such a way as to match the offer of subjects and lecturers to the needs of the Chapters and Active Control Group
This standing committee is responsible for evaluating all fellow nominations delegated by IEEE to the Control Systems Society.
The Fellow Nominations Committee is responsible for proposing nominations of deserving Senior Members to the grade of IEEE Fellow.
The international affairs committee has been a strong advocate of giving more substantial financial support to activities organized by local chapters, such as the invitation of outside speakers. It is also dedicated to facilitate Ph.D. students and scientists from outside North America, and in particular those from economically weaker countries, to have access to IEEE activities such as conferences, conference proceedings, etc.
This committee's primary task is to encourage active participation of student members in CSS activities. If you are a student and want to join the IEEE and the Control Systems Society, please download and fill out the membership application form available here.
Women in Control
The Women in Control Committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, promoting membership, gathering and disseminating appropriate information about women in the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and the profession and facilitating the development of mentoring and programs to promote the retention, recruitment, and growth of women CSS members. For more information, please go to: http://www.ieeecss.org/member-activities/women-control.