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The only standing committees are the Executive Committee and the Advisory Committee, which combined make up the ISS Council.  See “Articles & Bylaws” for a description of how they function and are formed. To see a list of their subcommittees, their current members, and their terms of office, go to


From time to time, as needed, ad hoc committees are formed to evaluate proposals for papers and panels and applications for travel grants and scholarships for whatever conferences, symposia, and other meetings the ISS sponsors.  


When nominations for office are needed and elections are conducted, the Recording Secretary is in charge of proceedings and, if there are no nominations for a particular office, the President may appoint an ad hoc committee to assist the Recording Secretary in the nominating process.  If there is only a single nomination for an office, the President declares the nominee as elected without contest.