Deadline: September 5, 2022

Position Description

The Vice President (Publications) is an Executive Committee (ExCom) member of the IEEE Biometrics Council. He/she chairs the Publications Board and shall act as a liaison to the ExCom for the Councils’ transaction, newsletter, website and other publications. The Vice President (Publications) is responsible for the oversight of council publications activities; the identification and appointment (with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee) of Editors-in-Chief for the councils periodical journal and newsletter; management of the activities of the Editors-in-Chief; drafting strategic and long-term plans for the council’s publications; oversight of financial matters pertaining to the councils publications such as page budgets; oversight of the councils online manuscript submission interface; management of online and electronic publication initiatives; responsible for the creation of the TAB Five-Year Publications Review document; assist in preparing of new periodical and publications/products proposals; represents the council on the IEEE Panel of Editors; and represent the council at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations for publication matters or as requested by the Councils President.
In summary, the Vice President (Publications) has the direct overall responsibilities for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the council’s transaction, newsletter other publications and reports to the President. The operations manual available at also outlines these responsibilities.

Position Criteria

The Vice President (Publications) should have served the Editorial Board, or in an equivalent management capacity for an archival quality journal. Candidates must possess a record of significant technical achievement, some recent management experience, and must hold the IEEE grade of Senior Member or higher. They must be at the time of nomination, and must remain throughout the term of service, members in good standing of IEEE and of the IEEE Biometrics Council.


The term for Vice President (Publications) is two years.

Time Commitment

VP (Publication) regularly joins monthly online ExCom meeting which generally lasts for one hour. He/She also travels to participate in the annual Advisory Committee meeting which is generally held in conjunction with the BTAS or IJCB. To summarize, the time required for the position of Vice President (Publications) is roughly 3-4 hours per week.

Election Process

The IEEE Biometrics Council Advisory Committee (AdCom) members vote and elect Vice President (Publications).

Nomination Process

Interested candidates should send their nominations through a nominator who is a member of one of the member societies of the IEEE Biometrics Council. The nominator should send the nomination to the Sudeep Sarkar ( by 5th September 2022.