The International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management
(approved on June 3, 2012; amended on May 17, 2013)
The name of the organization is the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (hereafter IAITQM). It is henceforth referred to as the Academy.
STATEMENT OF MISSION AND VISION
The Academy is a global community for educators, scholars, policy makers and professionals to promote innovation and excellence of information technology and quantitative management.
(1) develops and maintains a professional identity for all educators, scholars, policy makers and professionals in the fields of information technology and quantitative management around the world;
(2) promotes the use of information technology in business and other areas to gain competitive capability;
(3) promotes the development of quantitative models in support of identifying solutions that can improve business management and operations;
(4) provides multiple interchange or communication venues, including conferences, journals, books, newsletters, etc. to enhance the exchanges of ideas, research findings and business practices related to information technology and quantitative management;
(5) acts as a leading association of information technology and quantitative management to improve business efficiency and effectiveness and eventually the quality of life for all humans.
STATEMENT OF TASKS
To fulfill its vision and mission, the Academy (1) manages and publishes the flagship journals International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making (IJITDM) and Annals of Optimization and Data Science (AODS); (2) organizes Annual International Conferences on Information Technology and Quantitative Management (hereafter ICITQM); (3) publishes proceedings of the ICITQM, (4) publishes newsletters, and (5) maintains web-based dialogs.
Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee consists of the following officers: President of the Academy, Vice-President of Finance, Vice-President of Conferences, Secretary, Chair of the Awards Committee, Chair of the Publications Committee, and four additional Academy members. The above mentioned officers are elected by the members of the Academy. The President of the Academy serves as the Chair of The Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the management of the Academy. It will call and organize Business Meetings at the Annual International Conferences, and perform any other functions as prescribed in the Bylaws. It is responsible for suggesting changes to the Bylaws to the members. The Executive Committee can establish other functional committees or interim committees for specific tasks.
Section 2. ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice and establishing for guidelines for consideration by the Executive Committee on strategic issues, including financial statements. The members of the Advisory Committee shall be well-known business and/or academic leaders. The chair and members of the Advisory Committee will be recommended by Executive Committee and be invited by the President of the Academy. The Chair of the Advisory Committee is also designated as the Honorary Chair of the Academy.
Section 3. AWARDS COMMITTEE
The Awards Committee is responsible for establishing awards, soliciting nominations, selecting recipients, arranging for the award plaques and certificates, and conducting the Awards Ceremony. The Chair of the Awards Committee together with the President of the Academy will present the Awards. The Executive Committee shall appoint the Chair and six other members, including well-known academic leaders, to form the Awards Committee. In addition, the President of the Academy is an ex officio member of the Awards Committee. All members of the Academy are eligible to make nominations for the Awards Committee, in a manner specified by the Awards Committee. The Awards will be presented at the Annual International Conference. Honorees are expected to deliver a lecture at the Conference at which they receive their award.
Section 4. CONFERENCES COMMITTEE
The Conferences Committee consists of the following officers: The Vice-President of Conferences, and the Chair of the past, current and future Annual Conferences. Any member of the Academy may nominate candidates for the Conferences Committee. The Chair of the Annual International Conference is appointed by the Executive Committee; he/she shall be responsible for all conference arrangements and for information dissemination as directed by the Executive Committee. He/she shall work with the Vice-President of Conferences and report to the President of the Academy.
Section 5. PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
The Publications Committee consists of the following officers: The Chair of Publications Committee, Journal Editors and the Secretary as Newsletter Editor. The current Chair of the Annual International Conference serves as an ex officio member of the Publications Committee to assure the appropriate publication of conference proceedings. The Chair of the Publications Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee; he/she shall be responsible for all publication issues as directed by the Executive Committee. He/she shall report to the President of the Academy.
Section 6. PRESIDENT
The President of the Academy shall be the chief executive officer and shall have general responsibilities for supervision, direction, control and review of the Academy. He/she shall preside at all meetings of the Academy and shall also have such other powers and responsibilities as prescribed by the Executive Committee or Bylaws.
Section 7. VICE-PRESIDENT OF CONFERENCES
The Vice-President of Conferences shall receive all conference proposals to the Academy and be responsible for evaluating them. He/she shall be the Chair of the Conference Committee for the conference activities on behalf of the Executive Committee.
Section 8. VICE-PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
The Vice-President of Finance shall receive all funds of the Academy and be responsible for managing them. He/she shall record the dues status of each member of the Academy. He/she shall prepare an annual financial report and tax return of the Academy and presents the report to members at the annual business meeting. He/she shall present the financial report of the Academy to the Executive Committee whenever required. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Academy, as and when authorized by the Executive Committee.
Section 9. SECRETARY
The Secretary shall be responsible for minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Academy and edit the Newsletter for the Academy. The Executive Committee will appoint the Secretary. He/she shall represent the Academy to conduct necessary correspondence with members of the Academy on any relevant issues.
Section 10. YOUTH MEMBERS COMMITTEE
The Youth Members Committee is responsible for organizing, conducting and promoting academic activities among young generation around the world. The members of the Youth Members Committee shall be the representatives from different countries and regions. The chair and members of the Youth Members Committee will be recommended by Executive Committee and be invited by the President of the Academy.
Section 11. INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS COMMITTEE
The Industrial Partners Committee is responsible for raising funds to support the Academy and promoting collaborations between firms, corporations, or enterprises and the Academy. The members of the Industrial Partners Committee shall be the business leaders and advisors. The chair and members of the Advisory Committee will be recommended by Executive Committee and be invited by the President of the Academy.
Section 12. TENURE
Officers of the Academy shall be elected to five-year terms and may serve multiple terms.
Section 1. ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
At least seven months prior to a Business Meeting of the Academy, the President of the Academy shall appoint an Elections Committee to nominate candidates for available offices. The list of candidates will be made available to all members of the Academy at least two month before the Business Meeting. Additional candidates may be nominated by the members of the Academy no later than the Business Meeting. The Elections Committee will be responsible for carrying out the election.
Section 2. VOTING
Elections shall be held no later than three months after the Business Meeting. The form of the ballot shall be designed by the Elections Committee and approved by the Executive Committee. Candidates receiving the most votes are elected. Ties shall be resolved by procedures determined by the President of the Academy. Results are announced to all the members of the Academy no later than two weeks after the voting.
Section 3. VACANCIES
Vacancies in any elected position are filled at the recommendation of the Executive Committee until the next regular election.
Any interested and professionally qualified individuals may become a member of the Academy by applying to the Academy and paying the dues of the Academy. All members of the Academy have equal rights, privileges and duties. The Academy encourages and accommodates student membership through a student chapter.
DUES AND CONFERENCE FEES
Section 1. MEMBERSHIP FEES
Twenty percent of registration fees of each ITQM conference will be charged to IAITQM as the membership fee for all of the Academy members and student members.
Section 2. CONFERENCE FEES
All participants, members or non-members, of the Annual International Conference must pay a conference registration fee as determined by the Executive Committee and the Organizing Committee of the Annual International Conference.
Section 1. NOTICE AND FREQUENCY
Business Meetings of the Academy shall be held during the Annual International Conferences of the Academy. Other meetings of the Academy may be called at any time by the Executive Committee. Information about the time and place of such Meetings may be in electronic form, in the newsletter, or by mail to each member of the Academy.
Section 2. RULES OF ORDER
Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all Meetings to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws.
AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS
Section 1. PROCEDURE
Proposals for adoption of new Bylaws, or repeal, or amendment of these Bylaws shall be presented to the members of the Academy at a Business Meeting. On approval by a majority of the voting members of the Academy present, the Secretary shall prepare and make available the proposed amendments within 60 days of the next Business Meeting. A majority voting of the members of the Academy shall be necessary for adoption of the changes to the Bylaws.
Section 2. RECORD OF CHANGES
Whenever an amendment or new Bylaw is adopted, or a Bylaw repealed, it shall be recorded in the Bylaws by the Secretary. The date of the enactment of said changes shall also be recorded.
Xiuming Li, Director of the Office
Department: Research Centre on Fictitious Economy & Data Science
Room 215, Building 6, Qingnian Department, No. 80 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100190