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About ComSoc

This Committee is responsible for the oversight and management of ComSoc’s involvement in external initiatives, i.e. those originated from IEEE-level or multi-Society initiatives (e.g., Multi-Society Technical Groups, IEEE Technical Communities, IEEE TAB Future Directions Committee, IEEE New Initiatives Committee, and all IEEE OUs). The Committee shall ensure that ComSoc’s involvement is timely, relevant, within ComSoc’s field of interest, cost Effective, and compatible with the evolution of ComSoc and IEEE. The Committee shall recommend to the BoG when to terminate existing initiatives, revise existing initiative MoUs, and join/launch new initiatives.

The Committee shall also monitor ComSoc’s internal initiatives, identifying gaps and opportunities, and recommending to Councils and the BoG (a) improvements of existing initiatives and (b) new initiative projects and programs consistent with ComSoc’s vision, mission, and Strategic Plan.”

Committee Roster

Chair | Roberto de Marca


Sumei Sun, Member-at-Large (2020)
Wanjiun Liao, Member-at-Large (2020-2021)
Luis Correia, Member-at-Large (2020-2022)
Wendi Heinzelman, Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee (ex-officio)
Heinrich Stuettgen, Chair of IoT Initiative (ex-officio)
Gerhard Fettweis, Chair of Strategic Planning Committee (ex-officio)
Sherman Shen, VP-TEA (ex-officio)
Paul Hartmann, Past Chair of the Committee

Staff | TBD