Seeking Candidates for RAS Automation Leadership Positions - Deadline 25 July 2022

Any visionary leaders and RAS members who have frequently participated and  contributed to IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions  on Automation Science and Engineering, or Automation-related Technical Committees, and  who are mature communicators and coordinators are eligible.  

ICRA automation chair, TAB automation coordinator, and RA-L automation  editor are visionary, experienced and dedicated automation leaders who are eager to build  up the automation community while coordinating with robotic activities to cultivate,  promote and contribute to the automation profession. 

Submission deadline: 25 July 2022 

Please send the nomination documents to Dr. Jingshan Li, jsli@tsinghua.edu.cn

 

Description: ICRA automation chair, TAB automation coordinator, and RA-L automation  editor are visionary, experienced and dedicated automation leaders who are eager to build  up the automation community while coordinating with robotic activities to cultivate,  promote and contribute to the automation profession. 

Eligibility: Any visionary leaders and RAS members who have frequently participated and  contributed to IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions  on Automation Science and Engineering, or Automation-related Technical Committees, and  who are mature communicators and coordinators are eligible.  

Basis for Evaluation:  

1. ICRA automation chair 

(1) Significant research, development or deployment achievements in automation science  and engineering 

(2) Past experience in organizing IEEE CASE and ICRA (general/program chairs, organization  committee members, members of the conference editorial board) 

(3) Vision, dedication and practically implementable strategies to cultivate and promote  automation in ICRA and to significantly enlarge the automation participation in ICRA  while coordinating with and contributing to IEEE CASE, T-ASE, RA-L and automation related technical committees. 

(4) Duties include promoting automation related submissions; helping and coordinating  automation related special sessions and tracks; coordinating automation related paper  review process; and recommending Editors and AEs for the ICRA Conference Editorial  Board. 

2. TAB automation coordinator 

(1) Significant research, development or deployment achievements in automation science  and engineering 

(2) Past experience in leading/developing RAS automation-focused TCs (chairs, co-chairs,  and actively participating members) 

(3) Vision, dedication and practically implementable strategies to cultivate and promote  automation-related technical committees in RAS while coordinating with and  contributing to IEEE CASE, ICRA, T-ASE and RA-L.  

(4) Duties include coordinating and mentoring automation related TCs with their activities,  exploring new topics and chair candidates to establish a TC related to automation, and participating and coordinating in the Triennial Review Process of the TCs. Metrics can  include increasing membership of Automation-related TCs, coordinating submission of  ICRA workshops and tutorials by TCs, and coordinating submission of RAM overview  articles by TCs.

3. RA-L automation editors 

(1) Significant research, development or deployment achievements in automation science  and engineering 

(2) Past editorial experience in RA-L, IEEE CASE Editorial Board or T-ASE 

(3) Vision, dedication and practically implementable strategies to cultivate and promote  automation-related manuscripts in RA-L while coordinating with and contributing to IEEE  CASE, ICRA, T-ASE, and automation-related technical committees. 

(4) Duties include promoting automation related submissions; helping and coordinating  automation related special issues; handling automation related paper review process;  and recommending Editors and AEs for automation related papers. 

Nomination documents: 

  • CV
  • Position intended: ICRA automation chair, TAB automation coordinator, RA-L automation  editor (can be nominated for multiple positions but with a preferred rank)
  • Past experience related to the corresponding position, i.e., responding to the evaluation criteria 1(2), 2(2), or 3(2). 
  • Position statement on how to coordinate and enhance automation activities in the  corresponding position(s) (multiple position nominations need individual statements), i.e.,  responding to evaluation criteria 1(3), 2(3), or 3(3). 

Nomination process: 

  • Nominations should be sent to the Automation Coordination Committee chair.
  • The Automation Coordination Committee members discuss and finalize a short list of strong  candidates for each position (ICRA automation chair, RA-L automation editor, TAB automation  coordinator)
  • The Automation Coordination Committee submits the lists to the ICRA general chair, RA-L  Editor-in-Chief, or TAB VP, who will finalize the selections. 

Duty and term: 

  • Following the policies of duties in ICRA, TAB, and RA-L to enhancing automation related  activities.
  • Following the policies in ICRA, TAB and RA-L, but 2-year for ICRA, and 3-year for TAB  automation coordinator, 5-year for RA-L automation editor.
  • At most 2 terms for each position. 

Submission deadline: 25 July 2022 

Please send the nomination documents to Dr. Jingshan Li, jsli@tsinghua.edu.cn