The Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Governance Articles

The voting officers are the Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer. The other non-voting officers may be appointed at the discretion of the chair. The immediately prior Chair is a non-voting ex officio member of the TC for one year after the end of his/her term. The TC Chair appoints the treasurer. The newsletter editor and awards chair are the current non-voting appointed positions. (The newsletter editor is also the TC's de facto webmaster). Past chairs have included "Chair for Standards", "Chair for Academic Affairs", and "Publications". The position of "Ombudsman" shall be established by adoption of these articles. For all positions, the term of office is two years, and terms begin on January 1 of the year following an election. Elections are held during the Security and Privacy Symposium in odd numbered years. The Vice Chair, after serving a term of office, automatically becomes Chair when the Chair's term of office ends. If the Chair position becomes vacant, the Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair. If the Vice Chair position becomes vacant more than 8 months prior to the end of the term of office, a new election shall be held for the Vice Chair position. If the Treasurer position becomes vacant during a term, the Chair may appoint an interim Treasurer. The TCSP shall hold a public meeting at least once per year. The minutes of such meetings shall be taken and posted on the TCSP website no less than 90 days after a meeting. The TCSP sponsors three events per year: the Security and Privacy Symposium, the Security and Privacy Workshops, and the Computer Security Foundations Symposium. The TCSP may be a co-sponsor of other events at the discretion of the Chair and under guidelines established by the Computer Society. The TCSP has funds that are available to it through the Computer Society. The funds come from the financial surpluses of the sponsored events. The TCSP shall develop a plan each year for how it will use the funds in the succeeding year. The funds should be used to further the purpose of the TCSP and its sponsored events. The TCSP officers shall tell each event General Chair and Treasurer what the surplus goal is for their event each year. The TCSP should assess minimum surplus goals so as to cover at least one trip per year for the Chair to attend the annual Computer Society Technical Activities Board meeting. Each event must have a charter and a steering committee. Each charter should be submitted to the TC for approval whenever changes are made. The TC Chair is an ex officio member of each steering committee. The TCSP has responsibility for approving the event budget, accepting the event's charter, and overseeing the processes determined by the charter. Each charter must specify how the event organizers are selected and approved and how the event will meet IEEE and Computer Society technical quality provisions. It is the responsibility of the TCSP to ensure that the events are financially sound and run on the highest professional standards for reviewing and program selection. The TCSP Chair is responsible for overseeing the process for selecting the General and Program chairs for each sponsored event. The invitation to be an organizing committee chair should be issued by the TCSP Chair; the Chair may defer to the steering committee chair. The acceptance or refusal must be relayed to the steering committee. Each sponsored event has a steering committee that selects the the General chair, vice chair, and treasurer for its event. The process for selecting Program Committee chairs is described in this document. The CSF Symposium steering committee is determined the CSF charter, which is online at their website page in -------------------------------------------------------------- Steering Committee Basics The S&P steering committee consists of at the TC voting officers, the two General Chairs from the previous two calendar years, and the two Program Chairs from the previous two calendar years. The SPW steering committee consists of the TC voting officers, the two General Chairs from the previous two calendar years, and the two Program Chairs from the previous two calendar years. At least 15 months prior to a conference, the TC chair shall ask the steering committee for nominations for the appointed positions for the conference. The TC chair shall ask the current Program Committee Chair for nominations, and the TC chair shall ask the current General Chair for nominations. The TC Chair shall let the steering committee know the list of nominees and ask for discussion. The steering committee shall develop a consensus on the appointees. If they fail, the voting members of the Technical Committee shall decide. The consensus or TC decision shall be announced to the steering committee within one month of the call for nominations. The TC Chair shall issue an invitation to each selected nominee and convey the response back to the steering committee. The TC Chair may delegate the invitation issuance to the current Program Chair and/or the current General Chair. An invitation for a General Chair or shall include the information about membership in the Steering Committee and acceptance of an invitation shall include acceptance of the responsibilities of participating in that committee for two years after the conference. The TC Chair or inviting delegate shall convey the nominees response to the steering committee. Steering committees must assure that their deliberations about potential chairs are confidential and unprejudiced. Any personal information that they acquire about candidates should be expurgated immediately after final selection. The steering committee may, by a voting process described in its charter, add more members. For the S&P Conference, there is a strong expectation that the Registration Chair will be General Chair in the following year, but the appointment must be subject to concurrence of the Steering Committee. Each event General Chair and Program Chair should submit a report to the TCSP each year with the information about the number of papers, the acceptance rate, and the attendance, along with other informative and relevant remarks.