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.

Four central strategic points envisioned by the current Executive Council are:

  • revitalizing and rejuvenating IFToMM
  • serve as a central point to support international cooperation to multiply and thrill the community
  • organize IFToMM publications by transparent quality and impact criteria
  • boost visibility and attractivity of the Federation

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, 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 participant for a period immediately after the completion of his or her term as President and until the new term ends. In this role, the Past-President acts as an information channel for past experiences in the EC board, without executive agenda.

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 given to itself distributed agendas concerning regional (Member Organizations), organizational (Technical Committees and Permanent Commissions) and functional (specific topics of the overall affairs) scopes in order to foster rapid and thorough personal communication between Member Organizations/Technical Committes/Permanent Commission and the Executive Council as well as to boost-forward central agendas of the Federation for reaching the strategic aims within the operation period. The structure is similar to subject areas within an editorial board of a journal with the Editor in Chief as central coordinator and the subject editors responsible for individual scopes of operation:

EC FunctionNameRegional ScopeOrganizational ScopeFunctional Scope
PresidentAndres Kecskemethy
University of Duisburg-Essen
Germany
president@iftomm-world.org
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Netherlands
Switzerland
TC Multibody DynamicsOverall strategy
Critical issues
Initial new webpage layout
Vice-PresidentFernando Viadero
University of Cantabria
Spain
vice-president@iftomm-world.org
Italy
France
Portugal
Spain
Lithuania
TC Vibrations
PC Terminology
Awards
YDPs
Secretary GeneralErwin Lovasz
University Politehnica of Timișoara 
Romania
secretary-general@iftomm-world.org
Belarus
Bulgaria
Georgia
Poland
Romania
TC Transportation MachineryStudent Olympiads
TreasurerAndreas Müller
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Austria
treasurer@iftomm-world.org
Austria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Slovakia
Slovenia
TC Computational KinematicsSummer Schools
EC MemberMehmet Ismet Can Dede
Izmir Institute of Technology
Turkey
c.dede-EC@iftomm-world.org
Croatia
Greece
Lebanon
Tunisia
Turkey
TC Biomechanical Engineering
TC Engines & Powertrains
Webpage
Social media
EC MemberAshitava Ghosal
Indian Institute of Science
India
a.ghosal-EC@iftomm-world.org
Australia
Armenia
Azerbajian
India
Israel
TC Sustainable Energy Systems
PC History
Emerging fields
Ideal conference patronages
EC MemberJuan Carlos Jáuregui Correa
Autonomous University of Queretaro
México
jc.jauregui-EC@iftomm-world.org
Brazil
Mexico
Peru
Serbia & Montenegro
TC Rotordynamics
TC Tribology
Cross-Disciplinary Groups
EC MemberJohn Michael McCarthy
University of California, Irvine
U.S.
jm.mccarthy-EC@iftomm-world.org
Canada
USA
TC Linkages & Mechanical Controls
PC Education
Education
EC MemberYukio Takeda
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
y.takeda-EC@iftomm-world.org
China Taipei
Japan
Korea
Singapore
TC Robotics & Mechatronics
TC Gearing & Transmissions
Journals & Publications
EC MemberXianmin Zhang
South China University of Technology
People Republic of China
x.zhang-EC@iftomm-world.org
China Beijing
Kasakhstan
Russia
Vietnam
TC Micromachines
TC Reliability
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