Hungarian Association for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition

By-Law of the Hungarian Society for Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition (KÉPAF-NJSZT)

  1. The objective and the activity of the Society can be found on another site
  2. KÉPAF is the member society of the NJSZT (Neumann János Számítógéptudományi Társaság), and it is the associated society of IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) through the NJSZT.
  3. The Society's member can be any natural person
    1. who works or studies in the fields of the Society's activity
    2. who accepts the goals of the Society
    3. who accepts this by-law
    4. who is the member of the umbrella Society (NJSZT)
  4. Members are affiliated by the President or by the Presidency (in the case of moot question).
  5. Each member has equal rights to take part in the (non-presidency) work of the Society.
  6. Each member can be elected as members of the Presidency.
  7. The General Meeting is the uppermost body of the Society that can decide in any issue affecting the Society:
    1. The General Meeting decides about the By-Law and the Presidency
    2. The General Meeting is convoked by the President. He/She must convoke the General Meeting in 3 months if at least two members of the Presidency or 30% of the members require it.
    3. The venue, date, and agenda of the meeting of the General Meeting is decided upon by the President of the Society, and he/she should announce it at least thirty days prior to such meeting by mail or by Email to every member.
    4. The General Meeting has a quorum if at least half of its factual membership is present.
    5. Otherwise, a meeting convened with the same agenda within minimum 2 weeks is said to have a quorum if at least 20% of its factual membership is present. This second meeting should be declared at least 1 week before.
    6. The decisions of the General Meeting is carried by a simple majority of votes.
    7. Voting can be open or secret - with the exception of personal matters in which votes should always be cast secretly - as decided by the participants.
    8. If 30% of the voting members request the voting is secret.
    9. The General Meeting elects President and 5 (in case of re-elected president 6)  members of Presidency in every 2 years.
    10. An active president can be re-elected for one more period only. A president may act in that position for maximum 4 years.
    11. After the second period of the outgoing president, he must make a proposition for a new president from a different institute.
    12. If the General Meeting elects a new President, the former President automatically will be the member of the Presidency.
    13. In the case of personal matters the presidency or the majority of the Meeting can appoint an independent member for Chairman.
  8. Presidency consists of the President and the 6 members.
    1. President is the official representative of the Society both in the country and abroad.
    2. Duties of the President
      1. representation of the Society in social and scientific forums
      2. organization of cooperation with other societies
      3. controlling the proper information flow to the members and to the world
      4. Convening and chairing the General Meeting and the meeting of the Presidency (except 7.13)
    3. The Presidency is the main operative body of the Society between two General Meetings. The decision of the Presidency is carried by a simple majority of votes. In doubtful cases the President has double-vote.
      1. decide about the membership in moot question
      2. decide about professional questions (e.g. conferences, scientific meetings)
      3. decide about moot questions of organization or information-services
      4. takes part in the organization of the events of the Society
      5. voting is possible through Email as well
  9. In any other questions the General Rules of NJSZT should be applied.