During its 25 March 2016 meeting, the Signal Processing Society’s
Board of Governors carefully reviewed and considered the proposed
IEEE Constitutional Amendment change that will be put forward to
IEEE member ballot with the stated objective to “create a nimble,
flexible, forward-looking organization.”
As a result, the SPS Board of Governors unanimously passed this motion:
The BoG of the SPS is not in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment and optimized board structure.
Their reasoning included the following:
The problem statement that the proposed amendment is attempting to solve is not well-defined;
The existing IEEE Constitution offers alternative, less complex ways of accomplishing the intended improvements;
There are considerable unknowns associated with still-to-be-written bylaws under the proposed constitution; and
The risk associated with a major constitutional change is not clearly outweighed by its possible benefits.