The Executive Council is elected to manage the strategic and financial affairs of the Federation between the sessions of the General Assembly. Its mission is to boost international cooperation in the areas of mechanism and machine science within IFToMM, embracing the world in the tackling of common technical challenges for a better society.

On the strategic side, the Executive Council is endeavored to fostering and coordinating scientific proceeds, such as communications within the IFToMM Website, Cross-Disciplinary Activity Groups, the exchange of scientific and technical works published by or for IFToMM, and liaising with Member Organizations, Technical Committees, and Permanent Commissions comprising this Federation.

On the financial side, the Executive Council is responsible for administering the finances of the Federation, including assistance to Organizing Committees of World Congresses, Symposia, and other conferences which it sponsors.

The five central strategic points envisioned by the current Executive Council are:

  • continue revitalization and rejuvenation process within IFToMM
  • enlarge international community by intensifying interactions with persons and organizations
  • expedite and streamline communication flows to boost visibility and attractivity of the Federation
  • organize IFToMM publications by transparent quality and impact criteria
  • foster sustainability issues and stronger incorporate southern hemisphere in IFToMM activities

As the long-term goal, the strategy is to include more and more scientists around the world in friendship into the Federation to tackle the technological problems of our worldwide society for a better present and future.

The Executive Council is composed of the President, the Vice‐President, the Secretary‐General and the Treasurer (the “officers”) as well as six ordinary members with the following formal responsibilities:

  • The President represents the Federation officially
  • In the absence of the President, by virtue of resignation or inability to preside, the Vice‐President takes over the functions of the President
  • The Secretary‐General acts as permanent center for the Federation, coordinating with the President and the Executive Council the business and conduct of all correspondence of the Federation, and convening the General Assembly and keeping and publishing the minutes and transactions of the Executive Council and of the General Assembly
  • to direct the business and conduct all correspondence of the Federation, to convene the General Assembly, to keep and publish the minutes and transactions of the Executive Council and of the General Assembly
  • The Treasurer manages the financial affairs of the Federation, and is accountable to the Executive Council
  • The six ordinary members shape together with the “officers” the affairs of the Federation

In addition, the immediate Past‐President is entitled to remain on the board of the Executive Council as a non‐voting councelor for a period immediately after the completion of his or her term as President and until the new term ends.

In confidential matters, and when acting as a co-opted committee (Honors and Awards, Communications, Publications and Archiving), the EC debates in non-public sessions constituted only by the executive (voting) EC members.

The Executive Council has the following distributed operational areas (similar to ministries):

EC FunctionNameOperational area
PresidentAndres Kecskemethy
University of Duisburg-Essen
– official representative of the Federation
– setting of overall strategy and goals
– sponsoring issues
– organisation and conducting of communication issues
– organization of tasks within the EC
Vice-PresidentCristina Castejón
University of Cantabria
– proxy to the President in required cases
– Honors and Awards issues
– YDP institutional and individual funding
– Summer School excursion funding
– Student Olympiads funding
Secretary GeneralErwin Lovasz
University Politehnica of Timișoara 
– formal correspondence with MO, PC, TC, and CDG Chairs
– record of MO, PC, TC, CDG (Co-)Chair changes
– convening of the General Assembly
– keeping and publishing minutes
– carrying out and evaluating email ballots
TreasurerAndreas Müller
Johannes Kepler University Linz
– overall responsibility for the budget
– authority for banking and assets issues
– point of contact for MO fees
– point of contact for funding wiring
EC MemberShaoping Bai
Aalborg University
– ideal IFToMM conference patronage requests
– ideal IFToMM webinar patronage requests
– ideal Summer School patronage requests
– reporting of conferences, summer schools, webinars
EC MemberAlessandro Gasparetto
Indian Institute of Science
– publication issues
– co-coordination of Publication Advisory Boards
– archival issues
EC MemberJuan Carlos Jáuregui Correa
Autonomous University of Queretaro
– follow-up communication PC, TC, CDG
– reports and plans PC, TC, CDG
– assistance in updating of sub-webpages
EC MemberAssylbek Jomartov
Joldasbekov Institute of Mechanical Engineering
– Eastern Europe and Africa issues
EC MemberMed Amine Laribi
CNRS-Université de Poitiers-ISAE ENSMA
– website issues
– social media issues
EC MemberDaniel Martins
Federal University of Santa Catarina
– follow-up communication MO
– assistance in updating of sub-webpages
– assistance in member issues

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