International Society for Mathematical Sciences Bylaws

 

Article I – Board of Officers

Article II – Board of Trustees

Article III – Committees

Article IV – Council

Article V – Election of Officers and Terms of Office

Article VI – Members

Article VII – Dues and Privileges of Members

Article VIII – IVMS

Article IX – Annual Meeting

Article X – Business Meeting

Article XI | Publications

Article XII – Amendments

Addendum|Enforcement

 

Article I – Board of Officers

 

There shall be a president, a president elect, an immediate past president, three secretaries and a treasurer.

 

Article II – Board of Trustees

 

Section 1. There shall be a Board of Trustees consisting of the treasurer, the auditor, the associate treasurer, the immediate past associate treasurer.

 

Section 2. The function of the Board of Trustees shall be to administer the funds of the Society, to make a budget for the fiscal year, and to produce the statement of account.

 

Section 3. The auditor and the associate treasurer shall be nominated by the Board of

Officers with a confidence vote by the membership.

 

Article III – Committees

 

There shall be committees which assist the practices of the secretaries.  The committee members shall be appointed by the Board of Officers.

 

Article IV – Council

 

Section 1. The Council shall consist of eighteen members: six officers, eight foreign members and four domestic members.

 

Section 2. The function of the Council shall be to discuss the financial budget, the statement of account and the activities of the Society.

 

Section 3. The members of the Council shall be nominated by the Board of Officers with a confidence vote by the membership.

 

Article V – Election of Officers and Terms of Office

 

Section 1. The term of office shall be one and a half year in the case of the president elect and the immediate past president; three years in the case of the president, the secretaries, the treasurer.

 

Section 2. The president elect, the secretaries, and the treasurer shall be elected by ballot of the members.

 

Article VI – Members

 

There shall be three classes of members: individual, institutional, and corporate.

 

Article VII – Dues and Privileges of Members

 

Section 1. The annual dues of an individual member of the Society shall be established by the Board of Officers.

 

Section 2.  The privileges of an individual member are: (1) Free access to the online version of SCMJ, (2) Discounted prices for the printed version of SCMJ, (3) Discounted page charges.

 

Article VIII – IVMS

Section 1. International Videoconferences of Mathematical Sciences (IVMS) shall be

held from time to time on request basis of the members.  Every member has the right to organize or participate in the IVMS.

 

Section 2. The IVMS shall be held through the videoconferencing system at Nakanoshima Center of Osaka University.  Those members who wish to hold an IVMS shall inform the head office of SfMS of such intention, and the SfMS shall make necessary reservation for using the system at Nakanoshima Center of Osaka University.

 

Article IX – Annual Meeting

 

Section 1. The annual meeting by IVMS(Annual IVMS)shall be held between the first of May and the thirty first of July.

Section 2. The annual assembly meeting of the Society shall be held between the first of July and the fifteenth of October every year.

 

Article X|Business Meeting

 

Section 1. There shall be a business meeting of the Society at the Annual IVMS or the annual assembly meeting.  The agenda for the business meeting shall be determined by the Board of Officers.  A business meeting of the Society can take action only on items notified to the full membership of the Society in the call for the meeting.  A majority of members present and voting is required for passage of such an item with a quorum of two percent of the full membership.  Members simultaneously connected online with the meeting site shall be deemed present at the business meeting and shall have the right to vote.

 

Article XI – Publications

 

The Society shall publish Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae (SCMJ).

 

Article XII– Amendments

 

These bylaws may be amended or suspended on recommendation of the Board of Officers and with the approval of the membership of the Society, the approval consisting of an affirmative vote by two-thirds of the total number of the members present at the business meeting and the members who vote in the mail ballot in advance.

 

Addendum|Enforcement

 

These Bylaws become effective on July 1, 2005.


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