Critical Items General – Expanding conference attendance (not number); especially making ITSC a true flagship conference – Expanding membership (global) and visibility; IEEE initiative – Global ITS Forum; IEEE Initiative Funding (Charlie) Logistics – ITSC 2009: critical state; future conference chairs – Magazine; important, on track … – Society Review: June 2009; need support from all – Paper Reviews; IEEE concern over fraudulent papers
IEEE ITS Public Visibility Background: One of the programs of the Public Visibility Initiative is an electronic newsletter -- IEEE Engaging the World -- in which we highlight IEEE experts making a difference across a number of technologies around the world. For our next newsletter on the topic of Consumer Electronics we would like to highlight an aspect of Intelligent Transportation Systems and a particular technology or application that is having world-changing impact on society. For example, GPS-enabled cell phones for traffic tracking (as one possible storyline) -- or something along this line. They requested a list of experts/fields to provide as requests are made for information – could be a good chance to get more PR; Can we use our expert database?
IEEE TAB Meeting Financial Concerns: loss of 29% of endowment – Fewer (none?) new initiatives approved – Looking a cost cutting – Looking at current initiatives (e.g., magazines) – Less money for new initiatives Conference/Other Publications – “Fake” paper published, author invited to be chair – Conference lost IEEE support – Need to make sure all papers reviewed
IEEE TAB/Actions 1 May requires first ITSS budget; June TAB approves budget, 3 July final budget changes – Set rates for membership, publications, etc. IEEE Navigator: need to add our tags, etc.; need person to lead (Daniel?) Conferences: Projected attendance issues – are we going to take a hit this year?
IEEE NAVIGATOR Technology Navigator Proof of Concept & Pilot Version Access to the Navigator, requires: Firefox 3.0 or higher Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher To view the Navigator, use the following link: http://thoughtcap.com/ieee/ login: ieee password: ieeedemo
Bottom line …. ITSC 2009 Conference Chairs and attendance growth Magazine support and advertising Society growth and visibility Today: Short, focused presentations – give bottom line (ending at 2pm)
Global Forum on Integrated Transportation Systems - ITS Transportation systems critical, especially in global economic environment and with emphasis on infrastructure renewal – Bring world technical and implementation leaders together to share information, research, problems, ideas: technology, implementation, management, policy, etc. – Involves land, air, and sea systems, and all supporting technologies – Bring disparate global societies together involved with the comprehensive ITS environment – Begin process with core IEEE Societies; planning meeting in 2009, Forum in late 2010 Request funding from IEEE New Initiatives Plan for Planning meeting: who should be there, scope