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Speech and Language Technical Committee ByLaws

This document presents the Bylaws of the Speech and Language Technical Committee (SLTC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). The bylaws can be altered by majority vote of the elected SLTC members.

1. Purpose and Activities

1.1  Purpose: To promote the advancement of technologies and applications in speech and language processing and to enhance interaction with similar organizations within IEEE and throughout the world.

1.2  Activities

1.2.1  Assist with the review of papers in collaboration with IEEE journal and magazine editors.

1.2.2  Conduct the review of papers submitted to Society conferences.

1.2.3  Organize and operate symposia, seminars, workshops and sessions at technical meetings of the Society or of the IEEE, at all levels, and at meetings of other organizations having cooperative relationships with the Society, in accordance with IEEE rules and procedures and the rules of such meetings.

1.2.4  Nominate candidates for the SPS and IEEE awards and prizes.

2.  Membership

2.1  All SLTC members must be current IEEE and SPS members of good standing. SLTC members are expected to play an active role in the technical and professional activities of the signal processing society. Personal commitment and willingness to serve are expected. This includes conducting conference reviews (such as ICASSP) as well as being actively involved in the operation and subcommittees of the SLTC (such as awards, election, membership, education etc.). SLTC member who are unable to commit to the responsibilities may be excused from the SLTC. The role of members is defined in the SPS Policy and Procedures Manual article 5.3.1.

2.2  Member elections shall be organized according to SPS Policy and Procedures Manual article 5.6.2. Newly elected members may be called upon to participate in ICASSP paper reviews before their terms officially commence.

2.3  Associate editors of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing can be invited as affiliate members according to SPS Policy and Procedures Manual article 5.3.3.

(approved on May 30th, 2013)