AQPIDA Association

Constitution of the Association
AQPIDA

ARTICLE 1 - NAME

The name of the society shall be:

The Association for Quantum Probability and Infinite Dimensional Analysis (AQPIDA).

ARTICLE 2 -THE OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the association shall be:

  1. To form a scholarly, nonpolitical, and nonprofit-making professional association of those interested in the subject of quantum probability, infinite dimensional analysis and related topics;
  2. To promote interest and scholarly research in this scientific area; in particular by actively promoting the diffusion of the journal √Źnfinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics" and the book series "QP-PQ: Quantum Probability and White Noise Analysis".
  3. To promote cooperative activities and exchange of information within this field - mainly by organizing workshops on topics of interest for the Association; in particular every year the Association will organize the "Conference on Infinite Dimensional Analysis and Quantum Probability".
  4. To encourage young scientists by organizing schools on topics of interest for the Association and by creating a Periodic Prize for young researchers.
  5. To provide means for the publication and distribution of scholarly research, for supporting the annual meetings, for giving financial support to young researchers and scientists from countries with less developed economies and for the objectives mentioned in (d).

ARTICLE 3 - POWERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Association shall have power to take all lawful actions which are appropriate to the achievement of its objectives.

ARTICLE 4 - MEMBERSHIP

  1. Membership shall be open to all interested in the field of quantum probability, infinite dimensional analysis and related topics.
  2. Members may vote at the Annual Membership Meeting that will usually take place during one of the annual workshops, by mail or E-mail.
  3. Members shall receive as a gift or at reduced prices publications promoted by the Association.
  4. Dues shall be paid annually; exemptions and details will be specified annually by the Scientific Board.

ARTICLE 5 - ORGANIZATION

  1. Ultimate authority shall be exercised by the membership.
  2. At the Annual Membership Meeting held during one of the annual conferences the Presidium of AQPIDA has to give a report on the activities of the Association for the preceding year, plans for the forthcoming year, and a review of the current financial situation of the Association. If there is more than one proposal for organizing a workshop on the subject of the Association within any year the members will choose by voting one of them. The Presidium of AQPIDA partecipates to the jury of the Association Prize.
  3. The Scientific Board consists of representatives of participating countries. Until the Association has less than 200 members each country has the right to elect one representative to the Scientific Board every 5 members, one representative if there are less than 5 members. If the Association has more than 200 members, new representation rules will be decided. The Scientific Board shall be elected by the assembly of the members by secret voting during the annual workshop. Non-participating members can vote by mail or E-mail.
  4. Proposals concerning the Association policy may be initiated during the Annual Membership Meeting by means of motions adopted by a majority vote of members attending the meeting. To become Association policy such proposals must be approved by a simple majority of the members. E-mail ballots are allowed.
  5. The affairs of the Association shall be administrated by the Presidium and by the Scientific Board. The Presidium consists of the President, the Vice-President and the Treasurer. For the period of preparation of the annual conference its organizer automatically becomes a non-voting member of the Presidium.
  6. Each person elected to the Scientific Board ot to the Presidium shall serve a two year term. With the exception of the first year, the elections will take place one year befor the decay date of each board.
  7. The Presidium is elected, by simple majority rule, by the Scientific Board. Each member of the Presidium must be a member of the Scientific Board. It shall have the authority to execute on behalf of the Association all powers und functions of AQPIDA that are consistent with the Constitution.
  8. The Presidium shall approve an annual budget. Financial decisions shall be supervised by the whole Scientific Board and shall be evaluated during the Annual Membership Meeting. The Treasurer will be responsible for the annual financial report.
  9. The Scientific Board and the Presidium shall meet at the time of the annual conference but may also conduct its affairs by mail and/or telephone.
  10. At the Annual Membership Meeting the Presidium shall present a report covering the activities of the Association since the previous meeting. A certified audit of the financial report will be prepared and presented by the Treasurer.
  11. The Advisory Board is chosen by the Presidium on proposal of at least one third of the members of the Scientific Board. It will be chosen among persons who have given substantial contributions to the topics of interest for the Association. In case of divergence of opinions a member can be elected by simple majority votation by the Scientific Board. Its members cannot be also members of the Scientific Board and are renewed at any election. They can be reconfirmed. It prepares a critical assesment of the conferences and publication policy of the Association to be read in the annual meeting. It partecipates to the jury of the Association Prize. It partecipates to the choice of the venue of the annual conference and of the schools organized by the Association.

ARTICLE 6 - AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by the Scientific Board, by members attending the Annual Meeting or by petition signed by at least 10 % of the members. Proposed amendments shall be discussed at the first Membership Meeting following the proposal, after which they shall be submitted by the Scientific Board to all members either for postal or electronic vote. After allowing two months for returns they shall be considered adopted if approved by the majority of members casting ballots.