INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY
OF ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE

Stichting - Registered at the Hague

BYLAWS

(as amended in 1982, 1985 and 1992)
Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3 | Article 4 | Article 5 | Article 6 | Article 7



Article 1 - Status of the Bylaws

These Bylaws supplement but do not replace or supersede the Association's Constitution.
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Article 2 - Executive Committee and Officers

1. Nomination of committee members shall be by secret ballot; any person whose name appears on two or more nominating ballots shall have his/her name placed on the final ballot. Election is by secret ballot; each committee member may vote for as many persons as there are positions to be filled.
2. Nominations and election of Committee officers shar be made by Committee members using the same procedures as nomination and election of Committee members.

3. Persons who are appointed as officers of the Committee shall normally have served at least one full cycle as members of the Committee before starting their term of office.

4. The Chairman of the Committee shall preside at the Regular Meetings and at other meetings of the Committee.

5. The Secretary shall keep and maintain the records of the Association. He shall also maintain a current list of the names and addresses of the members of the Committee and of the Council, and distribute those lists to all members at least once per cycle. The Secretary shall do what is necessary to insure that all Committee members are informed of other Conunittee members'views and Association altairs. This shall be done with the utmost dispatch when the mail procedure is used to handle Association business (cf. Constitution Article 4) so that members may exchange views before voting.
The Secretary shall collect and tabulate mail ballots and inform Committee and/or Council members of the outcome of any mail vote without delay. The Secretary shall keep the Council informed of all decisions taken by the Committee as well as of other important developments, plans and proposals involving the Association and its work.

6. One member of the Committee shall be appointed Secretary Designate.
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Article3 - The Advisory Council

1. At least 30% of the members of the Council shall have permanent residence in North America, and at least 30% in Europe.

2. In addition to the responsibilities of the Council that are specified in the Constitution, Council members can expect to be asked to review manuscripts for the Association.
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Article 4 - Dismissal of a Member

Any member of the Committee or Council who faces dismissal in accordance with the provisions of either Article 6.6 or Article 3.6 of the Constitution must be given the opportunity to answer the charges that instigated the dismissal procedures both in writing and in person. If the dismissal procedures were initiated by the Committee, then that member must be allowed to appear before the Committee if he wishes. If the procedures were initiated by the Council then the Council may designate a suitable subcommittee to act as its representative in these proceedings. The vote to dismiss either by Committee or by Council must be preceded by the procedures in this section.
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Article 5 - Regular International Scientific Symposium

1. Participants, Contributors and Papers
a) A person who presents a paper at a Regular symposium or whose name appears as an author or co-author on a paper in the associated volume (whether or not he was present at the Symposium) is considered as a Contributor to that Symposium.
b) A person cannot be a Contributor to more than two of any three consecutive Regular Symposia.

c) Invited participants, which includes contributors and others, may attend no more than three out of any four consecutive Regular Symposia. This restriction does not apply to Committee members.

d) Invited participants are expected to attend the entire Symposium.

e) If possible the number of papers presented by persons from the same country shall not exceed half the total number of papers. Under no circumstances shall the number of papers by persons from the same country exceed two-thirds of the papers presented.

f) All the papers shall be presented in English unless other arrangements have been specifically authorized by the Committee.

g) All persons who present a paper are expected to submit the paper for consideration for inclusion the Symposium volume by the deadline specified by the Organizer.

h) All the papers submitted for inclusion in the Symposium volume shall be subjected to review by experts in the relevant fields.

i) At each Regular Symposium a minimum of four papers shall be presented by persons who have never before been Contlibutors (Article 5.1a) to a Regular Symposium.

i) No more than four papers may be included in the Symposium volume that were not presented at the meeting. A list of such papers, if any, shall be communicated to the Committee for their cornrnents prior to the acceptance of such papers for publication.

k) Membership in the Committee shall not confer or appear to confer a privileged position on any of its members in the scientific program of any Symposium.

2. Symposium size (cf. Constitution, Article 7.1)

a) the total number of papers presented at any single Symposium shall not exceed thirty, excluding the Association Lecture.
b) The total number of papers presented on any one day shall not exceed eight.
c) The total number of persons present at the same time at any Symposium shall not exceed sixty-five.

3. Symposium Organizer

a) Full responsibility for the symposium and for the proceedings rests with the organizer (const. 7.2).
b) The organizer, in consultation with the executive committee, may choose a co-organizer to assist him with these duties.However, being a co-organizer does not automatically grant this person privilege or position within the Association.
c) The organizer shall be the sole or principal editor of the volume of proceedings unless there are unusual circumstances that prevent this; in such cases the committee must approve any alteration by a 2/3 vote without dissension.
d) The Symposium Organizer may not be a Committee officer.
e) The Organizer must obtain the Treasurer's authorization before committing the Association to any expenditure.
f) The Organizer shall be a person who will normally have attended at least one previous Symposium.

 
4.The Association Lecture

Whenever possible an "Association Lecture" shall be included in the scientific program of a regular symposium.

a) No more than one Association lecture is to be given at any one regular symposium and, an attempt should be made to have an Association Lecture at each regular symposium.

b) The Association Lecturer should be a person who has made distinguished and notable contributions to the field of Attention & Performance. That is, by accepting to deliver the lecture the person should do honor to the Association. The lecturer should be selected for the high scientific merit of Iiis/her contribution to one or more fields of Attention and Performance.

c) The selection will be made by a Selection Committee consisting of the Executive Committee with the addition of the symposium organizer on the basis of a 2/3 majority vote without any adverse votes being cast. Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible to be Association Lecturers.

d) The Association Lecturer will be awarded a token $100 honorarium.

e) The letter of invitation should include a request for agreement to have the Association Lecture published in the proceedings of the symposium at which it was delivered.

f) Unlike other papers delivered at regular symposia, Association Lectures cannot be rejected by the editor of the proceedings although referees could certainly recommend modifications to improve the final product.

g) For purposes of future eligibility as an invitee, an Association Lecturer is not considered a contributor to the symposium (see Bylaws, Article 5.1b,c.).
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Article 6 - Regular Committee Meetings

If in the course of maidng preparations for a Regular Meeting it becomes clear that one or more of the normal requirements of a Regular Meeting cannot be met -- if, in particular, it becomes clear that a majority cannot be present -- then the Secretary shall alert the Committee members, inform them of the options that are available, and request their vote on the procedure that they wish to follow. The Committee must decide on one of the three options below:

1. The date of the Regular Meeting may be changed from that originally proposed so long as the new date complies with the Constitutional time requirements (Constitution, Article 4.2).

2. The meeting may be held at the time originally proposed, even though a majoiity is unable to attend. In that event the meeting must be explicitly designated as a Regular Meeting by a majority of the Committee. The members present at that meeting shall conduct the business of the Association in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws. Specific votes obtained in w-riting from absent members of the Committee prior to the meeting may be included in the tally of votes on specific relevant questions. Where decisions cannot be reached at the meeting because of the lack of a majority, the Mail Procedure shall carry these issues to the decision stage following the meeting.

3. The Regular meeting may be held at a nominal date without any members present where the Association business is carried out entirely by the Mail Procedure.


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Article 7 - Records and Publications

1. The Association's records and publications shall be in English. Exceptions shall require specific Committee approval.

2. The copyright of Association publications (e.g., Symposium volumes) shall be in the Association's name.