Petition Process for AdCom Candidacy

The SSCS Nominating Committee prepares an official slate every year, in April.  

Your suggestions and nominations for the slate are welcome. Email Nominating Committee Chair, Rakesh Kumar.

Plan ahead so the petition process isn't necessary. 

AdCom  candidates may be added  by petition to the slate prepared by the SSCS Nominating Committee.

Society members who are interested in nominating a colleague(s), or themeselves, by petition should notify the SSCS Executive Office by email (sscs@ieee.org) no later than August 1 of a given year, and include a statement verifying the nominee's agreement to be a candidate. Once a petitioner's eligibility is verified, he/she may be posted to the petition site until  September 1, when the petition process closes. 

Any voting member of the Society may sign such petitions in either one of two ways:

1) via a link to the petition site provided on this webpage or

2) with an original signature on a hard copy petition.

Hard copy petitions must be received by the SSCS Executive office by 31 August to be entered into the IEEE petition system.

There is no official IEEE hard copy petition form for society elections. Each handwritten petition form must include:

  • the name of the candidate
  • the title of the position the candidate is running for

For each person signing the petition:

  • name (printed)
  • IEEE member number
  • signature

If all the signatures on the petition are valid  -- .e., active members with their dues paid -- the petition candidate's name, biography and photo will appear online and on the printed ballot.

 A petition candidate needs approximately 200 signatures of SSCS members in good standing -- or about 2%  of the membership --  to qualify for the slate, as defined by IEEE Bylaw I-308.16 as of 31 December, 20011. Signatures are verified during the petition process (additional signatures above the minimum are recommended as a safety factor).