Dear DTM Community Members,
This email contains important information regarding pre-read materials for
those planning to attend the upcoming virtual TC meeting relevant to
matters we will be voting on.
*TC Reminder:* As a reminder, our Technical Committee Meeting will be held
this Tuesday, August 18th from 6-8 pm at the following Zoom link:
*Attendance Survey:* We ask that those attending the meeting (but also
especially those who cannot attend and still wish to provide input), fill
out the following attendance survey, which substitutes for our traditional
attendance sheet. It also allows you to provide input on any agenda items
you wish to discuss, the priorities or suggestions of other goals for our
current DTM Executive Plan, and pandemic related feedback on the conference
that the TC can use for planning future meetings:
*Happy Hour Reminder: *A DTM Happy Hour will precede the meeting from 5-6
pm at the following Gather link (with an optional Tech. Check from
NSF EDSE Program Officer Kathryn Jablokow noted that she will be available
at the Happy Hour to answer general drop-in questions regarding the EDSE
program in a group setting, for which we will set up a large group table.
(Private proposal or concept specific discussions should be scheduled
separately for after the conference.)
*Pre-Read Materials: *To better prepare everyone for this meeting (and
guard against any technical difficulties that may arise due to the virtual
setting), we have assembled the following document of pre-read materials
that summarizes this year's key information for all of the topics we will
That document goes into more detail on several topics than we will go
through in the meeting itself. But hopefully, providing these details in
advance will equip us all to spend more time having a richer discussion and
less time just reading slides together.
This material includes various data, graphs, summaries, statements, or
links relating to the following topics that you should review prior to the
meeting (particularly for items upon which we will be asking attendees to
vote -- the first four items):
- Vote 1: Approving the 2019 Meeting minutes
- Vote 2: A proposed amendment to the DTM Award criteria that clarifies
some eligibility conditions that are currently too vague to be meaningfully
- Vote 3: Elections for DTM Program Chair including nomination
statements for two candidates.
- Vote 4: Elections for DTM Secretary including nomination statements
for two candidates.
- Topic 5: IDETC 2020 Conference Review and Statistics
- Topic 6: Updates on the DTM Budget, including the effects of the
recently implemented Conference Revenue Sharing model.
- Topic 7: Updates on the Digitization efforts for past conference
proceedings and the DTM charter.
- Topic 8: Updates to the DTM Executive Plan
- Topic 9: Introduction to and talk details for the new NSF EDSE Program
Officer, Dr. Kathryn Jablokow, who will be giving a Keynote talk about the
EDSE program on Wednesday.
- Topic 10: Updates from various Design journals and Editors-in-Chief
- Topic 11: Any Community Announcements
- Topic 12: New Business or Further Discussions
- Topic 13: Post-TC Socializing instructions for Gather
During the meeting, we will accept amendments during topics 1-11 but any
new motions will be reserved for during Topic 12 (New Business). If there
are any motions you wish for us to consider during Topics 1-11, please send
them to us in advance of the meeting by Tuesday 12pm ET by filling out the
relevant question in the Attendance Survey noted above in this email.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and efforts to make this year's TC
meeting a success given this new and unusual format.
The DTM Technical Committee
Mark Fuge, Chair
Christine Toh, Vice Chair
Jessica Menold, Secretary
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Systems Research
Member, Maryland Robotics Center
Member, Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland
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