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The IEICE Electronics Society Technical Committee on Integrated Circuits and Devices

IEICE Electronics Society Chairman Yoshiaki NAKANO

IEICE Electronics Society
President Osamu Hashimoto
( Aoyama Gakuin University).

My name is Osamu Hashimoto, and I have been appointed president of the Electronics Society to succeed the former president, Dr. Yoshiaki Nakano. I will make every effort to further revitalize the Electronics Society.

I served as the president-elect for the last year with the cooperation of society members. In the past, I had the opportunity to rejuvenate society endeavors with my humble efforts as the director, vice chairperson, and chairperson of the Technical Committee on Microwaves, chairperson of the Technical Committee on Electronic products Simulation Technology, and chairperson of the Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Committee Japan. On the other hand, I recall with fondness my years of experience as a researcher from my time as a student to the present, the range of discussions I had while serving on committees, the guidance I received on research during academic conferences, and the opportunities to become acquainted with a range of different people from companies and universities. I am very grateful to the society helping to make me what I am today.

As vice president of the community for a year, I was involved in discussions on the ARIKATA WG (Working Group for redesigning the Electronics Society) and the Executive Committee. The main topics included reform of academic journals, improving the appeal of the society, the concept of technical committees, and a joint conference with the Japan Society of Applied Physics. Many of the initiatives to reform the academic journals, such as improvement in profitability, dissemination to society members, and editorial conventions for publication, are still in the discussion stage. The enhancement of the appeal of the society, globalization of the society, and measures involving ministries and industries are now being considered. Similarly, the notion of technical committees is under consideration as part of the reform debate underway at the headquarters. The technical committees discussed whether a joint conference of the Electronics Society and the Japan Society of Applied Physics in an autumn series of lectures would lead to a revitalization of the society. Meanwhile, a lively discussion and evaluation have taken place of the key factors in the significantly greater than expected difference between the forecast and the actual financial situation of the society.

In particular, discussions about a new organization and structure of the Electronics Society took a major step forward. As is well known, this society covers the incredibly wide technical fields of organic, superconducting, microwave, electromagnetic, light, quantum mechanics, recording, display, shim washer materials, integrated circuits, and simulation technology. Furthermore, we are focusing on attractive emerging areas. Because of this, the Electronics Society is divided into three areas for an evaluation of each area of paper awards for convenience. The new Electronics Society organization reconsidered the areas, multi-division, and conference systems, in consideration of the number of announcements and the actual status of the academic conferences. Then, the society created proposals for the technical committees and a new association system for each of the three new areas and then discussed new policies to integrate these areas into the new organization. We have gathered opinions on this issue from the technical committees through research and technology conferences, and most agreed with the three areas policy. As shown in Figure 1, the intent of the three areas proposal for fifteen committees and seven technical groups within the society is to divide the committees and groups into segments appropriate to modern science. In addition, the establishment of a committee for each area and a new conference system was considered. The organization plan is shown in Figure 2. I expect this new organization to achieve more prompt and effective society management by adding area conferences and cross-functional conferences to current technology, planning, and editing conferences.

My one-year period as the president might be very brief in order to contribute to the academic conferences and the society. I will to aim to launch the three new areas and conference systems with the new organization and structure as described above. As the president of the Electronics Society, I would value your cooperation and friendship.

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