IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 17 | Issue 5 | October 2023 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


Mascot Design Open Call for IEEE CASS 75th Anniversary

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a call for mascot designs!

We are looking for a CASS-like mascot that is familiar to all CASS members. The winning design team will be invited to celebrate the CASS 75th Anniversary at the 2024 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in Singapore from 19-22 May 2024. 

Competition Details:
Team Organization: 1-3 members (at least one CASS student member) and must be associated with a local CASS Chapter. 

  • Design Goal: A CASS-like mascot that is familiar to all CASS members.
  • Submitted mascot designs will be selected by the evaluation committee.

Competition Schedule: 

  • Submission deadline: 15 November 2023
  • Notification: 15 December 2023

Winning Teams: 

  • The first-place winning team receives registration and travel support to celebrate the CASS 75th Anniversary at ISCAS 2024 in Singapore (up to 3 team members/students)!
  • The top 5 teams receive special prizes through their CASS Chapters!!


Call for CASS Executive Committee Officer Nominations (2024-2025 Term) — Final Extension: 26 October 2023

Each year, the members of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) elect several members of the Executive Committee (ExCom) to serve the Society starting at the beginning of the following year. This year we are electing members for the following officer positions to serve the Society for the 2024-2025 term:

  • President-Elect 
    • (Will serve as President-Elect 2024-2025, President 2026-2027, Past President 2028-2029)
  • Vice President - Conference Activities
  • Vice President - Technical Activities
  • Vice President  - Regional Activities and Membership 

Descriptions of the officer positions, duties, and eligibility criteria can be found in the CASS Constitution and the CASS Bylaws.

CASS is a professional volunteer-based organization. It is essential that we elect energetic and engaged leaders who will organize activities that will meet the needs of the entire Circuits and Systems community and who will guide our Society into the future. As a CASS member, you are in an excellent position to know the strengths of your fellow members and how they can best serve our community. As you consider potential nominees, please take into account that CASS wishes to promote diversity in every possible dimension. As such, CASS would love to receive nominations that also complete the current composition of its Executive Committee with respect to, to name a few, technical, gender, and geographic diversity.

Complete candidate nominations must be received by close of business (5:00 PM EDT (UTC -4:00)) on 26 October 2023, in order to be considered.

Nomination Process

There are two options for adding nominees to the election slate. Nominators should indicate which of the following two options they prefer.

  1. The first option is to nominate by petition. The CASS Bylaws regarding the nomination petition process states: “Nomination petitions for the officers appointed by the Board of Governors require signatures from at least 22% of the voting members of the Board of Governors. The petition must be submitted to the Nominations Committee, together with the biography and position statement of the candidate..." Please contact the Society Operations Manager prior to 2 October 2023 should you care to nominate an individual by petition.
  2. The second option involves the Nominations Committee, which may also place candidates on the ballot at its discretion.

Nomination Documents

A complete nomination must include all items indicated by an asterisk in the nomination form. These items include data for the Candidate and the Nominator, a Candidate Photo, a Candidate Position Statement (limited to 1500 words), and a Candidate Biography (limited to 700 words), which needs to describe the most important contributions of the candidate (for CASS or in other organizations) which makes him/her particularly suitable for the specific position he/she is running for.

Nomination Submission

The nomination form must be submitted by 26 October 2023 through the CASS website to Amara Amara, Chair of the CASS Nominations Committee.

The Nominations Committee encourages you to recommend suitable candidates for these elections. Our strength as a society is not only in our engineering expertise but also in our societal spirit. The Society does its best when we have a strong organization with engaged membership. 

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Recent Amendments to the IEEE CASS Bylaws

In June 2023, the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society passed amendments to the Society’s Bylaws. These amendments were then approved by the Vice President (VP) of IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) in August 2023. 

These changes are reflected in:

  • Bylaw IV, Sections 3.3, 5, 6, 6.1, 6.2
  • Bylaw VII, Section 2, 3, 5

These changes were introduced throughout 2023 to the Board of Governors and have been discussed and finetuned since they were introduced.

Per the IEEE CASS Constitution, it is our duty to inform the Society Membership of these Bylaw changes via the Society Website.

If you would like to read the new Society Bylaws, please visit the Bylaws page of our website.