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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 | Heiner Stuettgen (2022-2023)
Vice-Chair/Past Chair | Roberto de Marco (2022-2023)


Sumei Sun, Member-at-Large (2021-2023)
Paul Hartmann, Member-at-Large (2022-2024)
Roberto Saracco, Member-at-Large (2023-2025)
ex-officio Members
Wei Zhang, VP-TEA (ex-officio)
Gerhard Fettweis, Chair of Strategic Planning
Zhisheng Niu, Chair of Emerging Technologies
Chonggang Wang, Chair of Internet of Things Technical Community Steering Committee
Ashutosh Dutta, Chair of Future Networks Technical Community Steering Committee

Staff | Karen Pannullo

View the ComSoc sponsored IEEE Councils and Initiatives.

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