THE CONSTITUTION OF
The International Consortium for Electronic Business
Approved by the Steering Committee on December
Approved by the Membership at the business meeting on
December 21, 2001
ARTICLE I -- NAME
The name of this organization shall be "International
Consortium for Electronic Business, "hereinafter referred to as the "ICEB."
ARTICLE II -- VISION
To be the leading forum for e-business knowledge and education
in the world.
ARTICLE III -- MISSION STATEMENT
The International Consortium for Electronic Business is
an international organization that promotes research and education in electronic
business. It aims to provide a forum for depositing and sharing knowledge
related to electronic business. It strives for continuous improvement in
the quality of services it provides to its community.
ARTICLE IV -- MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE V-- DUES AND MEMBERSHIP YEAR
Dues shall be established for the different classes
of members by the Executive Board, subject to the approval of the Membership,
and specified in the Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI -- OFFICERS
Eligibility. Any person or institution who is interested
in electronic business is eligible for Membership.
Classes of Membership. There shall be three classes
of Membership as defined below:
Regular Member. Any person interested in furthering
the goals of the ICEB whose current dues are not in arrears, as specified
in the Bylaws.
Student Member. Any person interested in furthering
the goals of the ICEB who is also enrolled as a full time student at an
educational institution and whose current dues are not in arrears, as specified
in the Bylaws.
Institutional Member. Any organizational entity interested
in furthering the goals of the ICEB whose current dues are not in arrears,
as specified in the Bylaws.
Voting Privileges. The rights to vote, sign referendums,
initiate petitions, hold offices, and sign nominating petitions are reserved
to Members in good standing.
Officers. The officers of the organization are specified
in the Bylaws. Only Members of the ICEB may be nominated for office or
Terms of Office. The terms of office are specified
in the Bylaws.
ARTICLE VII -- EXECUTIVE BOARD
Composition. The composition of the Executive Board
is specified in the Bylaws
Duties. The Executive Board shall be the chief policy-making
and legislative body of the ICEB subject to referendum of the ICEB's Membership.
It shall establish objectives, subdivisions and other bodies, budgets,
and take other actions necessary for the implementation of the ICEB's objectives.
Proceedings. All actions of the Executive Board must
be consistent with the ICEB's Constitution and Bylaws. Minutes of the Executive
Board meetings shall be properly recorded.
ARTICLE VIII -- ELECTIONS AND NOMINATIONS
The procedures for nomination and elections are specified
in the Bylaws.
ARTICLE IX -- MEETINGS
General Meeting. There shall be at least one general
business meeting of the ICEB every year which will be open to participate
by all Members and held in connection with a professional meeting of the
ICEB. The time and place of the general meeting shall be published in the
Conference program schedule.
Special Meetings. Special Meetings of the ICEB may
be called by the Executive Board as required. Each Member of the region
will be notified in writing of the purposes, place, and time of any special
meeting at least 30 days in advance of any such meeting.
Quorum. At any regular or special meeting of the ICEB,
the Members in good standing and present shall constitute a quorum.
Procedure. All questions of parliamentary procedure
shall first be settled by referring to the Constitution and Bylaws and
then to the most current published edition of Robert's Rules of Order.
ARTICLE X -- CHANGES IN CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
ARTICLE XI -- REFERENDA
Initiating Changes. No article/bylaws shall be added
to the Constitution and Bylaws and no part shall be amended or annulled
except by a formal proposal, discussion, and written ballot approved by
the majority vote of the Members present at a general business meeting
of the ICEB.
Petitioning of Changes. Proposals of changes may be
made by the Executive Board or by petition to the President that is signed
by at least five percent of the Members of ICEB.
Process. A proposed change in the Constitution and
Bylaws shall be submitted to the Membership of the ICEB during the business
meeting. Amendments to a proposed change in the Constitution and Bylaws
may be made during a discussion of the proposed change at the business
meeting provided that the amendments do not deviate from the subject matter
of the amendments originally proposed
Announcement of Changes. Copies of amendments shall
be distributed to the Membership as soon as practiced after their adoption.
Keeping of Records. A complete history of amendments
shall be kept in the files of the ICEB by the Executive Director.
Upon its initiative, or upon the request in writing of
five percent of the Members of the ICEB in good standing, the Executive
Board shall submit a question to the Members of the ICEB for a mail referendum
vote. The ballot for such a vote shall be accomplished by briefs stating
both sides of the question.
ARTICLE XII -- FINANCE
The ICEB's Home Office will maintain records of the revenue
and expenditures of the organization and the annual conference The Program
Committee shall run the annual Conference on a self-financing basis. Budgetary
actions are subject to review for consistency with overall goals, policies,
and legal requirements of the ICEB by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE XIII -- DATE OF ADOPTION
This Constitution will take effect upon approval by the
Members of Steering Committee:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong:
||Timon C. Du
National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan:
National University of Singapore:
||Chee Chuong Sum
Tsinghua University, China:
California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A.:
|Eldon Y. Li, Committee Chair