Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Call for Social Media Subcommittee members

Dear CIS members,

This is a call for active participation in the CIS Social Media Subcommittee.

The Social Media Subcommittee, established in 2011, is a subcommittee under the Member Activities committee of CIS. Our objectives are to promote CIS membership and activities, to leverage our online presence, and build our leadership in CIS-related research and industrial communities.

Social Media have become very popular in recent years. Examples include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Second Life. They have become part of our lives and some of the major channels to get updates about our friends and the rest of the world. Our mission is to keep you up-to-date about CIS and computational intelligence-related information in the most direct and timely manner. You will no longer miss deadlines for submitting papers to our conferences and you will be able to get involved in discussions of the hottest topics in computational intelligence with our professionals.

The Subcommittee is continuously seeking to develop new and innovative initiatives for promoting CIS with Social Media. We are looking for enthusiastic members who are keen to get involved in the activities of the Subcommittee. The main tasks are to set up and manage the accounts in some of the major Social Media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Second Life, etc.) and to pursue suggestions for using Social Media to other parties of CIS. Experience in programming in Facebook and Second Life is preferred.

We believe you may have experience in and use one or more Social Media on a regular basis. To be a Subcommittee member, you will just need to spare some of your time working with Social Media for CIS. You will provide valuable experience in committee membership and society involvement that could be useful on your CV, or as a stepping-stone towards further CIS technical committee involvement.

Being a member will require enthusiasm, dedication and the investment of some of your time for meetings, preparing documents for initiatives, and managing the CIS Social Media activities. As the Chairs of the IEEE CIS Social Media Subcommittee, we would like to invite any interested IEEE CIS members worldwide to join us.

If you are interested in joining this Social Media Subcommittee and further promoting your professional careers, please send your CV to us ( with email subject title “[SMS] Recruitment 2012” before January 28, 2012.

If you are not interested in joining the Subcommittee but are keen to provide input and feedback on CIS initiatives for Social Media, please also contact us.

We would appreciate it if you could forward this call to any IEEE CIS members who may be interested.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much for your attention.

Best Regards,
Albert Y.S. Lam
Chair, IEEE CIS Social Media Subcommittee

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