Steering Committee » Steering Committee Positions

Apart from the core team (chair, chair-elect, treasurer), EUSSET steering committee embraces the following positions and roles. Each position has a number of tasks and responsibilities attached to it. If you are interested in supporting the EUSSET by joining the Steering Committee, feel free to get in touch with the core team:

Community building: Defines the way to have on-going research presentation sessions to get feedback from our community, to make the papers better, unfinished work, virtual pre-exploratory paper sessions, i.e. normally early drafts; defines rules re. confidentiality, timing, conflicts etc. Schedules sessions, publicizes them. Does the same for sessions dedicated to projects/grants discussion: To get feedback and/or to find academic/industrial partners.

Future research: Engages with new communities and develops the EUSSET ‘Family’, shares the wealth of content, knowledge, expertise, keeps community interesting, open and alive.

Conference planning: Updates the list of affiliated and friends conferences; clarifies the relationships and regulations; lists duties of conference/program chairs: be part of the competence network, share feedback and names… Receives the proposals from conferences who would like to be affiliated or friends, and prepare the decision for the SC.

Conference support: Manages the services for affiliated conferences: Offers service related to a Conference Management/ Registration Tool, building up on the experience in Siegen for registration, etc.- subcontract, ask 5% of the conference benefits, and give back 2% to the subcontractor. Put the conferences’ chairs in contact with the DL Management chair.

Circles: Defines (in collaboration with the core team) the services EUSSET could give to Circles; defines and distributes Call for Circles (to reflect and include emerging fields of research); prepares the decision for the SC; interacts with publicity chairs for distributing calls and publicizing the work done by the Circles.

Valorization: Defines areas for literature surveys that could be offered as work for Master students, asks the EUSSET community to choose areas and supervise one of their students, or asks students to position themselves on one topic, and distribute this information so that supervisors can offer their help. Interviews people to deliver podcasts. Explores new publication formats like catchwords in BISE or MISQ. Defines a task force to reach out to practice. Organizes the writing of magazine articles (like Interaction for instance).

Digital Library: Runs the DL. Structures it as the content evolves. populates it with papers from the conferences. Provides stats to SC meetings for strategic discussions.

Publicity/Website and social media: Updates the website regularly by asking the other SC members and interacting with the chairs of the EUSSET conferences and Summer School; delivers content regularly on social media: features old and recent papers regularly, and point to the DL; publicizes the news; points to contents on the website; interacts with the other publicity chairs to define actions.

Publicity/Blog: Sets up the blog; defines the target group; defines the subjects to discuss; writes blog entries that could be based on already published papers: it is easier and would promote the good research of our community; interacts with the other publicity chairs to define actions.

Publicity/non-EUSSET conferences: Defines actions that can be done to make EUSSET visible at non-EUSSET related conferences, for instance: Ribbons, party, leaflet. Interacts with the publicity chairs to define actions.

Competence Network: Recruits members, publicizes the competence network, clarifies the kind of activities the CN can provide and how they can be supported; builds a DB with volunteers willing to review, or students willing to be SV based on the return on experience from conference chairs: sharing data… (process has to be defined, and the access may be restricted to EUSSET members).

Lobby: Defines a plan of action for EU, defines a plan of action for companies, defines local actions that can be done in EU countries (on national level).

Summer school: Issues a call for scientific chairs of the summer school (who are the organizers of an edition of the summer school), prepares the decision for the SC. Is the liaison with the scientific chairs, and report to the SC about the actions done.

Travel Grants: Interacts with the treasurer to identify the amount of money available each year; defines the type of travel grants (starting from what has been done at C&T 2019): For conferences, summer schools, short-term scientific travels, and the criteria to award the grants; prepares the decisions for the SC.

Academic mobility: Defines and puts in place a space on the website + publicity on social media to list “positions”, that could be very diverse: PhDs, postdocs, but also just welcoming younger colleagues for some weeks/months; define a procedure on how to populate that; keeps it alive.

Early Career: Organizes regular surveys on what EC people need from the community; organizes and funds lunches during EUSSET conferences so that people can meet; define a letter for conference chairs to invite sponsors which young people could meet and give their resume.

ACM liaison: Interacts with ACM about conferences schedule, events, publication politics… Reports to the SC.