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Alexander D. Gelman 
Candidate for IEEE ComSoc Vice President-Standards Activities

Position Statement

I am proud to run for the newly established position of ComSoc VP-SA. The objective of the invesment by ComSoc into establishing the new Standards Activities Council is to better serve industry needs.

Since 2004 ComSoc Standards Board initiated 14 standardization projects and 6 have been successfully completed.

Standards Activities rely on partnership with IEEE-SA. In 2011 six ComSoc volunteers participate in IEEE-SA BoG and Standards Board. My goal is to double this number by 2014.

If elected I will strive to create in ComSoc a favorable to Standards Activities ecosystem, where standardization projects enjoy support of Technical Activities, Conferences, and Publications.

As 2010 TAB’s representative to IEEE-SA I proposed a new modus operandi in pre-standardizing activities, Research Groups. The intent is to facilitate industry/academia partnership in research of emerging technologies and in planning  timely standardization. If elected intend to insure ComSoc’ contribution to this program.

Participation in standards projects allows industrial researchers to contribute research results to standards and for academics it creates an opportunity for impact.  As a result industry and humanity get better standards. If elected, I will work with IEEE-SA and ComSoc TAC on incentives for academic and industrial researchers to contribute to standardization: awards, promotion to fellow grade, and visible attribution of credit for prominent contribution to standards.

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