Rules of the board

  1. Election of Board members
    • Candidates for Board Members have been IAROR Member for at least four years and participated in at least two ICROMAs (International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis).
    • Candidates for the Board may be proposed by any IAROR Board Member.
    • The candidates who will be nominated are agreed by the majority of the Board Members participating at the Board Meeting at an ICROMA.
    • Nominated Board Members are elected by the majority vote from the IAROR members present at the Business Meeting at the ICROMA and can there accept by confirming the responsibilities of being a Board Member.
  2. Responsibilities of Board Members
    • Supporting the President and Vice President in achieving the mission of IAROR.
    • Participating in the Scientific Advisory Committee through reviewing papers, voting for the Awards and Best Papers, and chairing sessions at the ICROMAs.
    • Attending and actively participating in the ICROMAs.
    • Attending and participating in the Board Meetings, including preparing for the votes.
    • Promoting IAROR and the ICROMAs.
    • Actively recruiting new members.
    • Nominating new Board Members, President and Vice President.
    • Voting for amendments to the Rules of IAROR between the Board Meetings in anticipation of the majority vote by the IAROR members at the Business Meeting of the next ICROMA.
  3. Term of Board members
    • The period of Board membership lasts until a Board Member declares his/her resignation to the President or Vice President, or expires automatically if he/she has not participated or made any contribution to the preparation, organization or paper review in the Scientific Advisory Committee of two ICROMAs in a row.
  4. Election of the President and the Vice President
    • Candidates for President or Vice-President satisfy the following criteria
      • He or she has been a Board Member for at least two years.
      • He or she must be an internationally established research leader in the domain of railway operations research.
    • The current President and Vice-President are responsible for the availability of at least one nominated candidate for an open position.
    • Eligible candidates for President or Vice-President can be proposed by any Board Member by mailing the name of the candidate to the President at least four weeks before an ICROMA.
    • The President announces the proposed candidates for the President and/or Vice-President to the Board Members at least one week before an ICROMA.
    • The proposed candidates must present their vision at the Board Meeting before the nomination.
    • The Board Members present at the Board Meeting decide on the nomination(s) for the President and/or Vice-President from the proposed candidates.
    • The President and/or Vice-President are elected from the nominated candidates by the majority votes from the IAROR members present at the Business Meeting at the ICROMA.
  5. Term of President and Vice-President
    • The President is elected for a fixed term of four years with a possibility to be re-elected for another term of four years.
    • The Vice President is elected for a term of two years and can be re-elected at each ICROMA.
    • The term of office ends upon resignation, vote of no confidence by the majority of the IAROR Board Members participating at the Board Meeting at an ICROMA, or at the end of the term.
  6. Mission of the President and the Vice-President
    • The President and Vice-President are responsible for the external representation of the IAROR according to the mission of the IAROR, the approval of new membership applications, the administration and update of the membership list, the communication to all IAROR members and the timely preparation and organization of the bi-annual regular ICROMA.