IEEE-CPMT Society TC-1
Committee on Electrical Contacts
Tuesday September 26, 2000
Holiday Inn Chicago City
Center, Chicago IL
Chair: G. Witter
Secretary: C. Leung
Holm Conference Attendees
Opening: G. Witter
TC-1 of IEEE-CPMT meeting was called to
order by Chairman G. Witter. The minutes are recorded as
1. Approval of minutes of previous meeting -
1999 meeting minute has been posted at
www.cpmt.org./tc/tc1 web page since November 1999. It was
approved. Attendance list was circulated to capture new
2. Preliminary Report on IEEE-Holm
Conference - Bob Malucci
Total registration to date is 115, which
is about average. Comparison of pre-registration with
past attendees helped as a reminder to get more last
minute registration. Power Point presentation with LCD
projector went very well and has high quality visual
display. We will encourage future communication with TC1
members by e-mail to reduce printing cost and make
information more current. People should view TC1 web page
frequently for latest information on various TC1
3. Report on 2000 Intensive Course on
Electrical Contact - Paul Slade
The 2000 course was held in Montreal in
June 12-16, 2000 at the Wybdham. 39 students attended
when 40 is the maximum the course facilities was planned.
This was an exception turn out. There was a lot of
interaction amoung students and between students and
instructors. 63% of the students are through referrals by
colleagues who have attended the class before. Now the
mailing list includes the previous 2-yr attendee as
The 2001 course will be in Pittsburgh June
10 to June 14, 2001. There was suggestion from John
McBride if registration fee can be reduced for graduate
students. The current fee is about $900. The course will
take that into consideration.
4. Report on CPMT Transaction J.
McBride (Associate Editor)
The review of 1999 is complete and
published. CPMT transaction March 2000 issue had 3 Holm
conference papers and June issue has 13. The review
procedures are explained to the audience.
5. World Calendar
Announcement of the the 2002
Internation Conference on Electric Contacat in Zurich -
The conference is September 9-12, 2002. See www.icec2002.com for information. It was suggested that the
author notification be moved to Feb 15, 2002 inorder to
give authors more time to prepare for paper.
China Activities - Y. L. Zhou
Y. L. Zhou from Beijing University of Posts
& Teleommunication reported about activities in China
under Professor J. G. Zhang. She also expressed her
appreciation for participating in the Holm Conference.
German National Conference on
Contact Behavior and Switching, Karlsruhe, Germany
9/24/2001 to 9/27/2001
5. Defining TC1 and Holm Conference
Task Group 11 formed with Roland Timsit,
Bob Malucci, Phil Wingert (Chair), Thomas Schoeph. The
task group is to solicit ideas from TC1 members to help
guide the future directions of TC1 and recommend
directions for the Holm Conference.
6. TG2 (standards) removed for lack of
interest in forming any standards in addition to the ASTM, IEC,
7. TG3 - establish links on web page with
NARM, IICIT and ICEC.
8. TG-9 Electrical Contact Text Book - P.
Book sales is doing well and first
printing is almost all sold. Anyone finding errors in the
book please let Paul Slade know. He is preparing for
second printing of the book..
Respectfully submitted, Chi Leung, 9/2/2001