Officer responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Working Group (WG) Chair are laid out by IFIP Standing Order 7.6.4 :

  • To co-ordinate the activities undertaken by the Working Group (WG) in pursuit of its approved Aims and Scope.
  • To serve as an ex officio member of the parent TC [Technical Committee 8] for the duration of his/her term of office, with full voting rights.
  • To keep the membership of the WG under review and initiate changes through the TC Chair where necessary.*
  • To maintain a register of members of the WG.*
  • To keep the Aims and Scope of the WG under review and where necessary recommend changes to the TC.
  • To develop an ongoing program of events for the Working Group in collaboration with the WG members.
  • To discuss progress and future plans with WG members at least once each year.
  • To ensure that an up to date website is maintained of information about the Working Group and its activities.**
  • To make proposals to the TC for the creation or dissolution of a Special Interest Group of the Working Group, as appropriate.
  • To make a written report on the activities of the WG to each meeting of the TC.
  • To co-ordinate the publication of proceedings of Working Group events, in collaboration with the TC Chair.
  • To foster collaboration with other WGs and organize joint events where appropriate.

* Delegated to the Secretary
** Delegated to the webmaster

In addition, the Chair schedules and runs the WG business meetings and oversees the election at the end of his or her term.

The Vice-chair and the Secretary assist the Chair in carrying out these duties, e.g., acting as a substitute for the chair or handling delegated duties. Their specific roles are not defined by IFIP.