The following description of duties is taken directly from the Council's bylaws.

Section III.1. List of Officers

The list of Council Officers shall be:

  • The President
  • The President-elect
  • The Secretary
  • The Vice-President for Finances
  • The Vice-President for Activities
  • The Vice-President for Conferences
  • The Vice-President for Publications
  • The Vice-President for Publicity
  • The Vice-President for Strategy
  • The Vice-President for Awards
  • The Vice-President for Initiatives
  • The Vice-President for Standards
  • The Immediate Past-President

Section III.2. President

The President shall supervise the affairs of the Council and shall speak for the Council on all matters not specifically delegated to others.  The President will call all regular, annual, and special Council Board of Governors meetings and will preside over them.  The President coordinates and supervises activities of the Council and may have such other powers and perform such other duties as provided for in the Council Constitution or Bylaws or as delegated to the President by a vote of the Council Board of Governors. The President makes appointments from names provided by the Nominations and Appointments Committee as outlined in Article IV of these bylaws.  It is the President's duty to see that the orders and resolutions of the Council, the IEEE TAB, the IEEE Executive Committee, and the IEEE Board of Directors are carried out. The President is an ex officio member of all standing and ad hoc committees of the Council except the Nominations and Appointments Committee. The President will ensure representation of the Council at meetings of the IEEE TAB, in accordance with the alternate process defined in the TAB Operations Manual.

Section III.3. President-elect

The President-elect shall fulfill the duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the latter and from time to time shall fulfill such other functions as the President or the Board of Governors shall direct.  The President-elect shall assist the President in fulfilling all assigned duties, shall be an ex officio member of all Standing and Ad Hoc Committees of the Council with the exception of the Nominations and Appointments Committee. The President-elect shall serve as the Chair of the Strategy Committee and will serve as the Council DAC Representative.

Section III.4. Secretary

The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the records of the Board of Governors in the areas commonly ascribable to this function and shall prepare and distribute reports, notices, petitions, records, keeping true and faithful minutes of all meetings of the Council Board of Governors, and such documents as may be required by the President and/or the Board of Governors.  The Secretary shall send out notices when instructed to do so by the President or in accordance with requirements of the Council Constitution or Bylaws.  Copies of all meeting notices, minutes of meetings, and letters or bulletins sent and received during the previous four years shall be kept by the Secretary, except for those specifically assigned to the custody of others, and the Secretary shall send current copies to IEEE Headquarters for archival storage.

The Secretary shall maintain a complete file of other correspondence, which will become the permanent record of the Council. The Secretary may assist the Vice-President of Finances in the preparation of the budget, and in its submission to the IEEE Technical Activities Board via its Finance Office.

The Secretary shall work with the Vice-President for Publicity to maintain the Council Website, which shall include the current version of the Council Constitution and Bylaws and other procedure documents, as well as a protected area for archival storage with electronic versions of all former versions of the above documents as well as all minutes of Board of Governors meetings, the budget and other important Council documents. The Secretary shall act as Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Section III.5. Vice-President for Finances

The Vice-President for Finances shall maintain a complete file of financial records and will make them part of the permanent record of the Council.  The Vice-President for Finances, assisted by the Finance Committee, will prepare the budget for the Council, submit it to the Council Board of Governors and to the IEEE Technical Activities Board for approval, and make it part of the protected area on the Council Website.  The Vice-President for Finances shall prepare financial reports as requested by the Council President, and shall keep the Treasurers of the Member Societies informed on Council financial matters affecting their budgets. Unless another previously approved method has been established, the Vice-President for Finances shall approve the budgets of all sponsored Conferences after they are approved by the Conferences and Meetings Committee and prior to being forwarded to IEEE Headquarters for review and final approval.

The Vice-President for Finances shall approve for the Council expense reports submitted by members of the Board of Governors and forward those approved expense reports to the Technical Activities Board Finance Office for payment. The Vice-President for Finances shall monitor the income and expenses of the Council to ensure they are in accordance with the approved budget and shall make regular reports on income and expenses to the Council Board of Governors.  In the event expenses or income diverge significantly from the budget, the Vice-President for Finances shall inform the President, the President-Elect, and the appropriate Vice-President.

If the Vice President for Finances is disabled or unable to serve, the President may make disbursements during his/her incapacity.

Section III.6. Vice-President for Activities

The Vice-President for Activities, with the participation of the Activities Committee, shall provide direction for the activities of the Council, including but not limited to organizing special events at CEDA sponsored conferences, distinguished lectures, and educational programs.  In addition, this officer is responsible for supporting and maintaining effective relations with Council Chapters, tracking their activities and integrating them into the Council’s overall strategy.

Section III.7. Vice-President for Conferences

The Vice-President for Conferences, with the participation of the Conferences and Meetings Committee, shall provide direction for the conference, workshop and meeting activities of the Council, including but not limited to overseeing, coordinating, and monitoring the annual conferences of the Council and all conferences co-sponsored by the Council or in cooperation with the Council.

Section III.8. Vice-President for Publications

The Vice-President for Publications shall provide direction for the publications activities of the Council. This officer shall consider, with the participation of the Publications Committee, the publication needs of the Council and shall propose to the Board of Governors the creation, cancellation, expansion, or contraction of Council publications.  The Editors-in-chief of each Council publication shall apprise this officer of policy matters such as the designation and development of special issues, recommendation for a change in the number of published pages, and the appointment of Associate Editors.

Section III.9. Vice-President for Publicity

The Vice-President for Publicity, with the participation of the Publicity Committee, shall provide direction for all publicity activities, external communications, and the Council Website.  In addition, this officer is responsible for supporting and maintaining effective relations with sponsoring Societies and identifying specific initiatives that will benefit both organizations.

Section III.10. Vice-President for Strategy

The Vice-President for Strategy, with the participation of the Strategy Committee, shall develop and maintain a strategy and plan document for all CEDA activities.  In addition, the Vice-President for Strategy shall work with the Technical Committees listed in Section II.3 to develop plans for supporting the Technical Committee activities and integrating them into primary Council activities.  CEDA’s strategy along with quantitative measures of progress shall be reviewed with the Board of Governors annually.

Section III.11. Vice-President for Awards

The Vice-President for Awards shall serve as the Chairperson of the Awards Committee. The Vice-President for Awards, with the participation of the Awards Committee, shall be responsible for identifying deserving candidates for awards and prizes in recognition of valuable contributions to the EDA/CAD field in accordance with requirements, requests, and rules and regulations of the IEEE, both for general IEEE awards and Council awards.

Section III.12. Vice-President for Initiatives

The Vice-President for Initiatives shall serve as the Chairperson of the Initiatives Committee. The Vice-President for Initiatives, with the participation of the Initiatives Committee, shall provide direction for the new initiatives for emerging technical areas linked to the Council’s mission statement, and for educational programs and activities related to WIE and YP. In addition, the Vice-President for Initiatives shall support and maintain effective relations with the Council’s Member Societies to identify specific opportunities for mutual benefit in any new joint activities.  

Section III.13. Vice-President for Standards

The Vice-President for Standards, with the participation of the Standards Committee, shall provide directions for all standards participation activities, maintain links with industry, IEEE Standards Association, Accellera and Si2 to help CEDA benefit from current and emerging global standards linked to CEDA mission. The Vice-President for Standards shall identify opportunities for conference and academia to integrate EDA standards in their programs for the benefit of students and working professionals.  

Section III.14. Immediate Past-President

Upon completion of his or her term in office, the President shall assume the office of Immediate Past-President, and shall fulfill such responsibilities as the President or Board of Governors shall direct.  The Immediate Past-President shall be the chair of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.