4.1 TAC (Technical Affairs Committee)
TAC proposed the establishment of an APB award, named "APB Best Academic Paper Award". The concept and significance received general approval. The director, Dr. Byeong Gi Lee, urged all attendee for a more detailed discussion on the scheme of this award.
4.2 MCC (Meetings & Conferences Committee)
The Chair, Dr. DK Sung, reported some statistical data of confs.: INFOCOM, ICC, and GLOBECOM. Even though the acceptance ratio of papers submitted from AP region was smaller than that of US & Canada papers, in ICC, accepted papers from AP region occupied 32 % of world total. This ratio is 'very good' because the ratio of IEEE membership in the AP region is about 16%.
4.3 ISC (Information Services Committee)
The Chair, Dr. Sasase, and the home page VC, Dr, Kuwahara, reported the activities of ISC. ISC has distributed information for conferences/symposia/workshops through AP region home page and AP Newsletter. The AP Newsletter has been provided not only as a hardcopy at GCOM and ICC but also by E-mail distribution to AP region members. The AP home page also carries the AP Newsletter. The next ComSoc President, Dr. de Marca, has introduced the electronic publication of "Global Communications Newsletters" (http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/gcn/).
4.4 MDC (Membership Development Committee)
The Chair, Dr. HH Lee, reported two major activities: AP regional E-mail system and statistical analysis of AP region membership. The meeting document Appendix 3 shows the AP regional E-mail system maintained by MDC and Appendix 4 and 5 show the latest analysis of AP region membership. Regarding to Appendix 5, the director mentioned that IEEE fellows' ratio reached only to 1% of total IEEE members in AP region, only half the ratio considered reasonable.
4.5 CCC (Chapters Coordination Committee)
The chair, Dr. KC Chen, gave a brief explanation of CCC (the meeting document didn't include the CCC report).
4.6 Treasurer's Report
The treasurer, Dr. DH Cho, has reported that the current (98/Nov/5) budget requirement reached $12,100 ~ 15,500 which consisted of the requests from TAC ($6,000), ISC ($3,600 ~ 6,000), and MDC ($2,500 ~ 3,700).
4.7 AP Office Report
Ms Fanny Su briefly reported on the current status of the AP Office. The AP Office contributed aggressively to the Global Communications Newsletter.
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