GA committees

as of May 2021

IFSAM General Assembly (GA) can create committees and working groups for specific issues. Currently, there are six committees dealing with IFSAM strategy, awards, the 2022 congress, research, education and practice. The creation of the three last committees was approved late 2020 and will soon be staffed with GA members. The composition of the three other committees approved by the GA as of May 10, 2021 is the following:


  • Goals/tasks: reflect about the challenges the field and the Federation face and make recommendations about directions for future development to the General Assembly
  • Composition: I. Bouty (ex officio as president elect), X. Castañer (ex officio as president – chair), M. Morley (ad personam), Y. Pesqueux and Y. Zhang


  • Goals/tasks: make recommendations to the GA about the number, purpose, advertising and selection process of IFSAM awards as well as for the composition of each award selection committee
  • Composition: M. Morley (ad personam), S. Yamak (coordinator) and X. Castañer (chair)

2022 congress

  • Goals/tasks: make recommendations to the GA about the design of the 2022 congress
  • Composition: I. Bouty (ex officio as president elect – co-chair), X. Castañer (ex officio as president), F. Kelliher (ad personam), D. Kumar Gautam (ex officio as VP conferences – co-chair) and M. Morley (ad personam)


  • Composition: co-chairs – Xavier Castañer (ex officio as president) and Silviya Svejenova (ex officio as VP research)


  • Composition: co-chairs – Isabelle Bouty (ex officio as president elect) and André Luiz Maranhao de Souza-Leao (ex officio as VP education)


  • Composition: co-chairs – Yang Zhang (ex officio as past president) and Lee Lu (ex officio as VP practice)