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July 2017 Number 112


2017-2020 ICO Bureau member elections

Interim report of the Nominating Commitee 2017 ICO Bureau


According to established procedures in the ICO Rules and Codes of Practice, elections for members of the ICO Bureau take place every three years and will take place this year at the ICO 24th Congress, to be held 21–25 August, Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo.

The procedures and protocols for the election are as described in the ICO Rules and Codes of Practice. For the upcoming elections, the Nominating Committee consists of Duncan T Moore (chair, USA), Maria Calvo (Spain), Seung Han Park (Korea) and John Harvey (New Zealand).

Pursuant to ICO rules, letters were sent to the Territorial Committees (TCs) in October 2015 and June 2016 for nominations to be received up to 24 hours before the election (19 August 2017). As of 12 June, the nominations shown in the table below have been received and/or established by protocol.

The position of past-president for the term 2017–2020 will automatically be assumed by Prof. Yasuhiko Arakawa (Japan).


Erratum: Joseph Niemela was nominated by the USA, not by Italy

Added to these in the Bureau composition will be the individuals appointed as vice- president by the Member societies. Regarding the position of elected vicepresident, two of these nominations need to be from industry. At this time, we only have one nomination – please consider a nomination in this capacity. It should be remembered that nominations for all positions/officers close 24 hours before the second business meeting (24 August) of the International Commission for Optics General Assembly in Keio, Tokyo, Japan.

The election activities will take place as indicated during the ICO General Assembly – the first session is scheduled 14:00 – 17:00 on 22 August, while the second and final ICO General Assembly is scheduled for 17:00 – 20:00 on 24 August. Additionally, the Nominating Committee will now be collecting candidate’s CV’s and endorsements of candidates from the Territorial Committees.

Duncan T Moore, ICO past-president, chair of the ICO Nominating Committee


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International Commission for Optics

Bureau members (2014-2017):

President: Y. Arakawa;

Past-President: D. T. MooreTreasurer: J A Harrington;

Secretary: A M Guzmán. e-mail:,

Associate Secretary: G von Bally

Vice-Presidents, elected: J. Harvey, F. Höller, H. Michinel, J. Niemela, R. Ramponi, S-H Park, J. Zakrzewski, M. Zghal

Vice-Presidents, appointed: K. D. Choquette, J. C. Howell, S. Morgan, E. Rosas, P. Urbach, A Wagué, M. J. Yzuel

IUPAP Council Representative: C Cisneros

Editor in chief: A M Guzmán

Editorial committee:
K Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia;
J Dudley, Université de Franche-Comté, France;
William T Rhodes, Florida Atlantic University, USA.