ICPhS PC News

12 May 2015

Nine new Group 3 members of the Permanent Council for the Organization of ICPhS were elected for the period 2015-2023 by members of the Permanent Council. The 9 elected members are:

  • Plinio Barbosa, Brazil
  • Paul Boersma, The Netherlands
  • Gerard Docherty, Australia
  • Björn Grandström, Sweden
  • Jonathan Harrington, Germany
  • John Kingston. U.S.A.
  • Haruo Kubozono, Japan
  • Justus Roux, South Africa
  • Maria Josep Solé, Spain

Their term will begin at the August ICPhS meeting in Glasgow. Congratulations to the new members.

14 Dec 2014

In December 2104, seven IPA-elected representatives to the Permanent Council for the Organization of ICPhS were elected for the period 2015-2023. The 7 elected members are:

  • Anne Cutler, the Netherlands
  • John H. Esling, Canada
  • Daniel Hirst, France
  • Patricia Keating, USA
  • Ian Maddieson, USA
  • Katerina Nicolaidis, Greece
  • Masaki Taniguchi, Japan

Their term will begin at the August ICPhS meeting in Glasgow. Congratulations to the new members.

31 Oct 2014

The following members of the Permanent Council for the Organisation of ICPhS need to be elected in the elections that will be held in 2014 and 2015.

Group 1:
2 ex officio members to be elected at the Congress in Glasgow for the period 2015-2019.
Group 2:
7 members to be elected by the IPA membership for the period 2015-2023. The Secretary of the IPA, Patricia Keating, is administering this part of the election. Elections will take place in November 2014.
Group 3:
9 members by PC election prior to the Congress for the period 2015-2023. The Secretary of the PC for the Organisation of ICPhS, Maria-Josep Solé, is administering this part of the election.
1 member (2019 Congress organiser) by PC election at the Congress in Glasgow for the period 2015-2023.

In October 2014, the PC formally approved the election procedure for Group 3 members. Following discussion, PC members agreed to continue the procedure used in the past for the election of Group 3 members. Seventeen members voted in favour of the following procedure:

Election procedure for Group 3 members

Round 1:
Group 3 members nominate up to 5 candidates each for election. Each of the 9 outgoing members indicates whether they wish to stand for reelection.
Round 2:
Group 3 members vote for nine candidates from the list of nominees. Candidates who receive at least two votes in round 2 can enter round 3. Nominees are then asked by the PC Exec if they are willing to stand. The final list of candidates is formed.
Round 3:
Group 3 members vote for nine candidates from the final list of round 2. The first nine candidates are elected.

In round 1, all 11 Group 3 members can nominate up to five candidates each for election. Only the 9 outgoing members (i.e. except for those elected as congress organisers) can indicate if they wish to stand for reelection.

The PC also agreed to the following time schedule for the elections:

Time schedule for the elections

The election procedure for Group 3 members will start in January 2015 after the results of the new Group 2 members, elected by the IPA membership, are announced in December. This will enable Group 3 members to nominate candidates representing different countries, languages and sub-disciplines.

Round 1:
10 Jan 2015: Secretary requests nominations for Group 3 members. Each current Group 3 member can nominate up to five candidates. Secretary asks whether the 9 outgoing Group 3 members would like to stand again.
10 Feb 2015: closing date for receipt of nominations and for current Group 3 members to have notified the Secretary of their willingness to stand again.
Round 2:
15 February 2015: first ballot to be e-mailed to Group 3 members to vote for 9 candidates.
15 March 2015: completed ballot to be received by the Secretary.
30 March 2015: nominees to have notified the Secretary if they would like to stand for election.
Round 3:
15 April 2015: second ballot to be e-mailed to Group 3 members to vote for 9 candidates.
15 May 2015: completed ballot to be received by the Secretary.

23 May 2014

The call for proposals for the organization of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (19th ICPhS) is now open. Click here for details. Download the guidelines for the bid here.

31 Oct 2012

Following an inquiry from the 18th ICPhS organisers regarding the format of submissions, i.e. full paper (4 pages) vs. abstract, the PC voted in favour of full paper submission (22 votes). There were two votes in favour of abstract submission and 1 abstention.

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