TPC Rules

This page presents the current set of rules that are applicable to the different positions in the Technical Programme Committee (TPC) of DATE.

Regular Topic Committee Members
Member of at most one topic committee
Excluded: GC, PC, Track Chairs
20% variation needed in each topic compared to the previous year
Maximum term: 5 years (must have at least a 1-year break after serving 5 years in any topic, except when advancing to a chair position)
No PhD students
Can submit papers in own topic (follows Conflict of Interest (COI) rules)

Topic Chairs / Co-Chairs
Member of at most one topic committee
Excluded: GC, PC, Track Chairs
Maximum term: 3 years (PC can approve only for a 4th year if needed, e.g., for the continuity of the topic if both chair/co-chair reaches max term at the same time)
After serving as chair/co-chair, cannot be re-appointed for 3 years as topic chair/co-chair; must have at least a 1-year break before joining TPC (except when advancing to track chair)
No PhD students
Can submit papers in own Topic (follows COI rules)

Track Chairs
Maximum term: 3 years
Member of Best Paper Award (BPA) Committee
Can submit papers in own track (COI)
Not eligible for BPA
After serving as track chair, cannot be re-appointed for 3 years in any track/topic chair/co-chair position; must have at least 1-year break before joining TPC (except when advancing to PC)

Review Chair
Maximum term: 3 years
Can submit papers (PC manages COI for review chair's papers, if any)

TPC Chair (PC)
Maximum term: 1 year
Member of BPA committee
Cannot submit papers
Cannot have PC, track chair, or topic chair role afterwards (can only serve as TPC member; must have at least 1-year break before joining TPC)

 

* GC: General Chair; PC: Program Chair