Call for Nominations: Board of Governors

Nomination Deadline: 15 May 2024

Under the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) Bylaws, 15 members are elected every year to serve on our Board of Governors (BoG) to manage the Society’s resources, represent the Society within IEEE, and arrange for technical publications, conferences, and other benefits to the members. The Board of Governors Members-at-Large (MaLs) serve for a three-year term, with five MaL positions elected yearly. “The terms of office of the fifteen elected Members of the BOG shall be three years, with five (5) Members to be elected each year.

To help manage the activities of the Society, ITSS BoG MaLs shall actively participate in the BoG meetings, which are generally scheduled either as a teleconference or in conjunction with our flagship conferences, the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV) and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC). You can see our current BoG here.

Nomination Form

Nomination Information

Nominations, including self-nominations, shall be submitted online at by 11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth Time (AoE) on Wednesday,15 May 2024.

Please make sure that you submit the 2025-27 BoG Nomination Form following the instructions found on the ITSS website and in this Call.

Your Nomination Form must address all the nomination selection criteria listed below.

As you consider potential nominees, please take into account that ITSS is committed to implementing the IEEE Policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As such, the ITSS Nominations & Appointments Committee encourages nominations that complement and enhance the current composition of BoG concerning technical, gender, and geographic diversity, to name a few.

Under the Society’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Appointments Committee shall review the nominations received based on the criteria listed below. It will recommend a slate of at least eight (8) candidates to the current ITSS BoG for approval.

The ITSS Membership will elect the five candidates via an election hosted by IEEE in August or September.

Per IEEE rules, candidates not placed on the BoG slate by the Nominations & Appointments Committee can still be placed on the slate via candidate petition*.

Nomination Selection Criteria

The basic eligibility criterion is that nominees must be active members of both the IEEE and ITSS and in “good standing” (meaning they have been regularly paying their membership fees and haven’t had any ethical violations of the IEEE code of conduct). Nominees must also hold the IEEE membership grade of “member” or higher (meaning that no student or graduate student membership level is accepted, per IEEE rules).

Additional selection criteria that the Nominations & Appointments Committee shall consider while evaluating nominees for BOG Membership Nomination include:

  • Extent of contributions to the profession and technical accomplishments (in relation to
    the nominee’s years in the field).
  • Extent of contributions to the ITSS and the IEEE.
  • Knowledge of and engagement with the ITSS operations (its technical committees, chapters, publications, conferences, etc).
  • Evidence of the candidate’s ability to lead and work within a team setting.
  • Vision, values, and goals to be achieved during the mandate.
While making the final BoG candidate slate, the Nominations & Appointments Committee shall also implement the IEEE’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Nominees are expected to be committed to attending BOG meetings and to complete the duties and responsibilities that the position requires timely. Note: ITSS aims to cover travel expenses for BoG Member travel to BoG Meetings under IEEE Travel Policies

All candidates are to review and adhere to the updated IEEE electioneering policies that can be seen at:

Questions can be directed to Cristina Olaverri, the ITSS Nominations & Appointments Committee Chair, by emailing Please state “ITSS BoG Nomination” in the subject line of your email.

Newly elected Governors in this round of nominations will start their term in January 2025 and will conclude their service in December 2027.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Cristina Olaverri, Chair, Nominations & Appointments Committee
Past President, IEEE ITS Society

Nomination Form
*Petition Information

Following the Society Bylaws, Article V, sections 9 and 10, for each elective office of the Society, individual voting members eligible to vote in such election may nominate candidates either by a written petition or by majority vote at a nomination meeting of the BoG, provided such nominations are made at least 28 days before the date of the election. Petitions must be submitted to IEEE before 4 August 2024 (strict deadline).

The policy and procedure for petition candidates can be found here: Please email if you want to start a petition.