TCCC maintains a low-volume, "moderated" electronic mailing list. IEEE
COMSOC Conference announcements, calls for papers, and technical
discussion within the scope of this technical committee are appropriate
for this list. The list is also used to announce major changes in the
group's WWW service, TCCC minutes at conferences, the availability of
meeting minutes, and the like.
As of July 2005,
Only TCCC members can post to the TCCC mailing list directly.
Nonmembers, who wish to post their messages have two options: (1) become
a list member, or (2) send the messages to the TCCC secretary, who may
periodically process them and post them on the TCCC mailing list. Due to
a resource limitation, one can expect the period to be no more frequent
than once every week.
As of 2002,
TCCC mailing list is to be used for IEEE COMSOC related business,
especially for IEEE COMSOC meetings and conference information, IEEE
COMSOC CFPs in addition to technical discussions and dissemination of
TCCC minutes and announcements.
The IEEE Communications Society's Board of Governors in its June,
2002 meeting in NYC, discussed the proper use of the mailing lists and
approved several motions in that regard. A copy of the minutes from that
meeting can be downloaded
- Any member of the list can post, but if they violate the
they may be denied
further posting privileges at the discretion of the TC chair or VP-TA.
- The committee chairperson has the responsibility to supervise
list content in order to insure that the content restrictions
(see below) are satisfied. If they are not, those violating these
guidelines may be denied
further posting privileges at he discretion of the TC Chair or VP-Technical Activities.
The following are not permitted on the TCCC mailing list:
- any item that reflects negatively on the reputation, character,
professional ability or technical competence of anyone;
- any item of a sexually explicit nature;
- any item that disparages or demeans another's ethnicity,
culture, or sexual
- any item that misrepresents one's position in the
Society or in
any other professional organization;
- any item that promotes or serves as a marketing vehicle for
in which the a TC
committee member has a personal, financial, or business interest. This includes books, conferences and short
courses in which the
Communications Society does not have an interest. (Items for the general good such as announcements of faculty openings,
fellowships, student grants,
etc., may be posted.)
- any item that advances the candidacy of an individual for an
office in the IEEE
(including ComSoc); this conforms to existing IEEE policy.
- any item that uses one's position as a volunteer in ComSoc for
- any item that announces or encourages participation in a venue
clearly in conflict
with any initiative of the IEEE Communications Society. (This includes calls-for-papers for competing
publications or announcements
for competing conferences. Since the Communications Society co-sponsors a number of publications and events, it
may be well to seek the advice
of the appropriate ComSoc officer for further insight when preparing items of this type.)
The TCCC established a formal agreement with ACM SIGCOMM on mailing
list cross-posting. TCCC members interested in posting TCCC-sponsored
conference call for papers are encouraged to contact SIGCOMM Information
Services Director, Andreas Terzis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Infocom'96, the following wording was agreed upon:
The TCCC electronic mailing list is for discussion of a technical
nature, or issues related to TCCC business.
The following amendment was agreed upon in May 1999 and slightly
modified in May 2010:
Faculty positions as well as post-doctoral, graduate and
under-graduate student positions, and summer internships can be
posted on the TCCC mailing list without consulting the TCCC chair,
provided they are in areas that are likely to be of interest to TCCC
members. If in doubt regarding the latter point, please check first
with the TCCC chair.
Messages you send to the mailing list are immediately distributed to the
list of approximately 4500 members of the TCCC, without further editing
by anybody. Thus, some care is advised.
The TCCC mailing list is also open to other postings of potential
interest to its members, which include job offers subject to the
limitations of the ComSoc (noted above), and RFIs or RFPs in areas
of technical interest to TCCC members. Those may be publicized on
the TCCC mailing list, provided that such requests are first cleared
with the TCCC chair. In the context of RFIs and RFPs, the TCCC
chair and other TCCC officers will evaluate the technical relevance
of the RFI/RFP, possibly with the assistance of other TCCC members,
and determine their suitability for posting on the TCCC mailing
Assuming a favorable response to a request for posting an
announcement related to an RFI or RFP, the information to be
distributed on the mailing list should preferably be in the form of
a title and short abstract describing the essence of the proposal,
with a pointer (URL) to a site from where the full document and
additional information can be retrieved. In cases where the
requesters cannot make their proposals available on-line and
depending on the actual size of the documents, such postings will
either be sent directly on the mailing list (short documents) or
optionally posted on the TCCC web page with a short summary sent to
the TCCC mailing list.
Please do not post chain letters, political discussions or requests
for donations. There are plenty of other, more appropriate fora for
these types of discussions and requests.
The list welcomes relevant calls for papers and participation for
both meetings and journal special issues. Short notes highlighting new
journals and special issues are welcome. However, this is not an appropriate place for posts of the table of
contents of periodically published journals, even if on-topic.
Due to a number of enquiries, the following amendment is added in
Note that posting to the list without explicitly
including the list in the To: field is an expressly prohibited
use of the mailing list. In other words, do not include TCCC in
meta lists, i.e., a mailing list consisting of other mailing lists, as
this has been shown repeatedly to cause mail storms. Violations of this
policy will be brought to the attention of the local administrator.
Postings may be held or automatically discarded because of one of a
number of reasons:
- sender must be a list subscriber
- implicit destination
- too many recipients
efficient in our use of resources, we require that posts:
sent from list subscribers to reduce the volume of spam we further
b) are reasonably small:
please send only text or
HTML notes to the list
please be brief, and include a URL with
do not include any attachments
c) are sent directly to the list:
send "TO:" our
list, not bcc: or cc:, to prevent responses from creating cross-post
d) are sent only to our list:
do not include a list of
to prevent responses from creating cross-post
If you are unsure whether your post has been received,
please first check the list archives.
Please contact us for
potentially held posts only if your post follows the above procedures
and has not appeared in the list archives within 24
Managing your membership
The CCMD database and a web interface are used to manage the committee
membership and mailing list for several committees.
- (Un)Subscribing or changing your subscription options:
- To (un)subscribe, visit
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- At subscription time, you will receive the email address to send
your postings to the mailing list. Please, do not send
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