Charters for Subcommittees

Awards Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for setting policies and procedures as well as collecting nominations from the real-time systems community for the following awards:

  • IEEE Senior Member.
  • IEEE Fellow.
  • ACM Fellow.
  • IEEE Service Awards.

Additionally, this subcommittee will work with the past recipients of the Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award to set policies and procedures for that award.

Conference Planning Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for setting and documenting appropriate policies for TCRTS-sponsored conferences. Ordinarily, these policies do not change much from year to year, but they must be revisited from time to time to make sure that our conferences maintain their vitality. Such policies include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of General Chairs, Program Chairs, and Track Chairs.
  • Procedures for soliciting proposals to host TCRTS-sponsored conferences (particularly, RTSS) and the evaluation of such proposals.
  • Procedures for soliciting and accepting workshops, tutorials, exhibits, demos, competitions, etc., at TCRTS-sponsored conferences.
  • Procedures for travel stipends to TCRTS-sponsored conferences (to be coordinated with the TCRTS Treasurer and conference General Chair).

Additionally, this subcommittee is responsible for providing guidance regarding the year-to-year planning of TCRTS-sponsored conferences. Such guidance includes:

  • Suggesting nominees to fill the roles of Program Chair and General Chair. The subcommittee will maintain and provide relevant data concerning the past activities of the nominees for these positions. Such data will include information about publications, program committee service, leadership roles, etc.
  • Suggesting keynote speakers.
  • Making recommendations regarding the co-location of conferences.
  • Making recommendations regarding track themes to reflect emerging trends of importance to research on real-time systems.

Cost-Cutting Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for examining the costs associated with running TCRTS-sponsored conferences, particularly RTSS, and for developing policies that will help to reduce registration fees.   Such policies will include recommendations concerning the following:

  • The logistics of our conferences, e.g., dates when they are held, type of venue (hotel vs. academic institution), etc.
  • Expenses related to meals, catering, banquets, etc.
  • Expenses related to producing conference proceedings.
  • Policies that will make our conferences more affordable for students.

This subcommittee’s recommendations will be based on input from the wider TCRTS community.

Diversity Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for suggesting activities that will encourage greater participation in TCRTS-sponsored conferences by people from underrepresented groups. Such activities may include:

  • Outreach efforts.
  • New workshops.
  • Scholarship and travel stipends.
  • Mentorship efforts.

Industry Outreach Subcommittee

This subcommittee will be responsible for promoting industry involvement at TCRTS-sponsored conferences. The activities of this subcommittee will include the following:

  • Obtaining sponsorships from both companies and governmental agencies.
    • Even small contributions can add up and can be used to subsidize registration fees, offer new awards, provide student travel grants, provide honoraria, etc.
  • Identifying ways to increase conference attendance from industry.
  • Identifying ways to increase paper submissions from industry.
  • Identifying mechanisms for fostering joint research opportunities between academia and industry.
  • Identifying mechanisms for distilling the considerable, growing body of academic research on real-time systems into a form that is suitable for industry consumption. Such mechanisms might include new tutorials, workshops, or survey articles.
  • Identifying ways to raise awareness of the industrial impact of real-time systems research, in both academia and industry.