BYLAWS OF THE DRAGON STAR COMMITTEE
ARTICLE 1 - ORGANIZATION
1.1. Name. The organization
ion is a volunteer organization known as the Dragon Star Committee,
hereinafter referred to as DSC.
and Office. There are two sub-committees: Dragon Star Committee
Sub-Committee of Overseas (DSC/OS) and Dragon Star Sub-Committee
of People's Republic of China (DSC/PRC). When authorized by the
DSC, an office may be established for daily operations.
1.3. Membership. DSC/OS
members must have scholarly expertise in technical fields that
PRC is interested in. To become a DSC/OS member, one must be nominated
by DSC/OS chair and approved by DSC. To become a DSC/PRC member,
one must be nominated by DSC/PRC chair and approved by DSC. Any
member in DSC/OS or DSC/PRC is a member of DSC. The term length
of DSC membership is typically three years and renewable. DSC
can terminate a person's membership with a prior notification
of 30 days.
1.4. Chair of DSC.
DSC should have two co-chairs. Co-chairs must be elected by a
DSC meeting. They chair sub-committee, respectively. The term
length of DSC chairmanship is typically three years and renewable.
1.5. Liability and
Responsibility of DSC Members. Individual members (including co-chairs)
of DSC are responsible for their own liability (including, but
not limited to, legal, financial, medical, etc) for their activities
related to DSC functions. DSC (either as whole, any of its sub-committees,
or any of members including co-chairs) has no any liability for
its member's activities related to DSC functions.
1.6. Financial Support
to DSC Members. As a volunteer organization, DSC will not pay
DSC members for their services. However, DSC may acquire fund
to cover travel expenses of DSC members.
1.7. Meetings. DSC
meetings must be called jointly by co-chairs. A DSC meeting can
be held in a physical location, or in the form of teleconference
or email exchanges. Three days before a DSC meeting, the co-chairs
must notify the members the agenda and form of the meeting.
ARTICLE 2-GOAL, OBJECTIVES, and FUNCTIONS
2.1. Goal and Objectives.
Our goal is to help the People's Republic of China (PRC) to improve
its graduate education in Computer Science and Engineering. In
particular, our objectives are as follows:
2.1.1. to provide
timely and comprehensive training to PRC graduate students on
selected research subjects;
2.1.2. to increase
awareness of the latest progress of Information Technology for
the research and development community at large in PRC; and
2.1.3. to carry out
this initiative in a cost effective way while making an impact
as big as possible
2.2. Functions. DSC
may engage in variety of functions in order to achieve its objective.
Functions may include the following:
2.2.1. To organize
graduate-level courses in the field of computer science and engineering.
The courses should be taught by internationally recognized scholars
and be offered in a diversified set of universities in PRC. The
courses should be open to all P.R.C. graduate students who are
interested in the subject. The DSC office manages admission control.
2.2.2. To organize
seminars and workshops with the purpose of enhancing education
and research in Computer Science and Engineering for PRC.
2.2.3. To encourage
its members to exchange scholarly visits.
2.2.4. To encourage
its members to collaborate in scientific research tasks upon mutual
3.1. These Bylaws
shall become effective upon adoption by a two-thirds vote of the
members present at any DSC meeting called for that purpose.
3.2 These Bylaws may
be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a DSC
meeting which follows 30-day advance notice of the proposed amendments
to the DSC members.