The Frequency Control Standing Committee, FCSC, Meeting was held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley California USA on May 21th at 6pm, one day before the beginning of IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2018. The meeting venue was quite close to the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The Standing Committee meeting was opened with remarks given by the SC president, Elizabeth Donley. There were 24 FCSC members attending this meeting.
The minutes of the last meeting in Chicago were approved. The proposals for General Chair, Dana Weinstein, and TPC Chair, Matteo Rinaldi, for 2020 IFCS were also approved. To further promote the many domains associated with frequency control and to communicate more broadly with researchers and students in related fields, committee members suggested development of outreach to China. It was discussed that submissions from China to IFCS’18 ranked #1 among all countries contributing worldwide, and a proposal was made that the IFCS be held in Asia in 2022 to connect with this growing part of our society. Furthermore, the status of 2019 Joint IFCS/EFTF in Orlando, FL, and 2020 Joint Meeting of ISAF and IFCS in Keystone, CO, were presented and discussed. Finally, IEEE Standards, including 1139 and 1193, were briefly presented.