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.
1.2. Sub-Committees 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 agreement.
Article 3- AMENDMENTS
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.