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Office of SIG Services

Contact information for the Office of SIG Services


The Office of SIG Services works in partnership with ACM's volunteer leadership, developing services and benefits for SIG members that fulfill the technical mission of the SIG and the organizational mission of ACM as a whole.

Providing the support necessary to enable SIG Officers, committee members and conference volunteers to fulfill the duties of their positions, in such a way that they are able to focus on the primary goal of technical excellence.

Providing continuity of communication between the SIG and the other parts of ACM, such as headquarters staff, volunteer boards and committees, chapters, local SIGs, and other societies with whom they may engage in joint activities.


Specific inquiries:

Financial Activity
Conference Operations
Conference Budgets
Proceedings
Newsletters
Cooperating Conferences
Promotions
Small Conference Operations
Hotel Site Selection
Conference Logistics

Special Interest Group (SIG) Assignments
Donna Cappo, Director, Office of SIG Services



Office of SIG Services
Staff Roles & Contact Information
Donna Cappo
Director, Office of SIG Services
Email: cappo@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0606

Cappo serves as liaison to the SIG Governing Board and the SIG Governing Board EC and is responsible for managing the SIG Services staff. The staff's mission is to serve as matchmakers between ACM and SIG resources and endeavors, to provide information needed by the volunteer leadership, to be the first point of contact between the SIG volunteers and ACM and to increase staff and volunteer productivity.





Diana Brantuas
Program Coordinator, Conference Operations (Budgets)
Email: brantuas@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0617

ACM's conference activity continues to increase, now sponsoring or co-sponsoring more than 100 events each year ranging in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.

Brantuas is responsible for conference budget activity for all conferences. She works closely with the conference leaders on preparation of budget and shepherds the agreed-upon budget through the volunteer approval cycle.


Ashley Cozzi
Assistant Director – Office of SIG Services
SIG Activities: (GRAPH, DA) Conference Operations (ARCH, CHI, DEV, HPC)
Email: acozzi@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0614

Cozzi is the point of contact for all general SIG Activities and administration for SIGGRAPH and SIGDA. This includes inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting and bylaw administration. Questions regarding all SIG issues can be sent to Cozzi who will answer them or farm them out to the appropriate HQ staff person for response.

Cozzi is also the point of contact for Conference Operations associated with SIGARCH, SIGCHI, and SIGHPC. This position was developed to manage the more than 150 ACM SIG-sponsored and co-sponsored events held each year. Cozzi is responsible for working with conference leaders, gathering history information, and assisting with contracts (other than site and hotel).

Irene Frawley
Program Coordinator, SIG Activities (ACCESS, ACT, Ada, AI, APP, BED, CAS, CSE, DOC, ecom, EVO, ITE, LOG, METRICS, MICRO, MIS, SAC, SAM, SIM, UCCS, WEB)
Email: frawley@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0605

Frawley is the point of contact for all general SIG activities and administration for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding all SIG issues can be sent to Frawley who will answer them or farm them out to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. This position works closely with the Program Coordinator, Conference Operations.

Frawley is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general activities. This includes inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting and bylaw administration.

Julie Goetz
Administrator, Publications Production
Email: goetz@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0610

This position helps to coordinate the production and distribution of all SIG newsletters and proceedings emanating from ACM HQ, including those in electronic form. Responsibilities include the production, trafficking and distribution of SIG conference proceedings and newsletters. This position also interfaces with the appropriate HQ staff and vendors and helps to maintain the publications database.

Adrienne Griscti
Program Manager, SIG Publications
Email: Griscti@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0615

Griscti is the single point of contact for all conference proceedings activities.

Recently, conference leaders have sought more help from ACM HQ with regard to collection and processing of papers electronically. To meet that need, ACM now provides conference leaders with support for three routing methods for proceedings: collection of papers and production by leaders; collection of papers by leaders and production by ACM; or collection and production by an ACM vendor.

Farrah Khan
Program Coordinator – SIG and Conference Activities (Logistics)
SIG Activities: (ARCH, CHI, HPC) Conference Operations (ANCS, ASE, CFP, DA, GRAPH,IUI, MIDDLEWARE, PLAN, SE, SOCG, SOFT, TAPIA)
Email: farrah.khan@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0601

Khan is the point of contact for all general SIG Activities and administration for SIGARCH, SIGCHI, and SIGHPC. This includes inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting and bylaw administration. Questions regarding all SIG issues can be sent to Khan who will answer them or farm them out to the appropriate HQ staff person for response..

Khan is also the point of contact for Conference Operations associated with SIGDA, SIGGRAPH, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT. This position was developed to manage the more than 150 ACM SIG-sponsored and co-sponsored events held each year. Khan is responsible for working with conference leaders, gathering history information, and assisting with contracts (other than site and hotel).

Ann Lane
Administrative Assistant and Conference Promotions
Email: ann.lane@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0607

ACM recognizes that the publicity of a conference is extremely important as ACM events compete for attendees with other organizations (for profit as well as non-profit). This position is responsible for coordination, trafficking, printing and distribution of all conference promotions and publicity. Ann proactively works with conference leaders to produce and distribute promotional materials on time and within budget.

This position also acts as a department administrator handling awards, certificates of recognition and purchase orders.

April Mosqus
Program Coordinator, Conference Operations (Logistics)
Conference Operations (ACCESS, ACT, Ada, AI,APP,BED,Bio,CAS,CSE, COMM, DOC, ecom, EVO, IR, ITE, KDD, LOG, METRICS, MICRO, MIS, MM, MOBILE, MOD, OPS, SAC, SAM, SIM, SPATIAL, UCCS, WEB)
Email: mosqus@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0602

The position of Program Coordinator, Conference Operations was developed to manage the more than 100 ACM SIG-sponsored and co-sponsored events held each year. This position works closely with the Program Coordinator, SIG Activities.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for working with conference leaders, gathering history information, and assisting with contracts (other than site and hotel).

Maritza Nichols
Program Coordinator, Conference Financials
Email: nichols@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0604

Nichols serves as the point of contact to close conferences. Nichols provides centralized financial and administrative closing support for all sponsored and co-sponsored conferences.

Stephanie Sabal
Program Coordinator, Site Administration
Email: sabal@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0612

ACM sponsors and co-sponsors more than 100 events annually. In order to utilize our buying leverage effectively, a centralized position was developed to manage site selection, negotiation and contracting.

This position is responsible for all site/facility request-for-proposals and follow-up. It includes processing the data collection of ACM's hotel history, hotel pick-up reporting (begins eight weeks prior to conference, allowing us to help organizers keep a close eye on penalties as well as last-minute needs for additional housing).

Fran Spinola
Program Coordinator, SIG Activities (Bio,COMM, IR, KDD, MM, MOBILE, MOD, OPS, PLAN, SOFT, SPATIAL)
Email: spinola@hq.acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0603

Spinola is the point of contact for all general SIG activities and administration for the SIGs listed above. Questions regarding all SIG issues can be sent to Spinola who will answer them or farm them out to the appropriate HQ staff person for response. This position works closely with the Program Coordinator, Conference Operations.

Spinola is responsible for working with SIG leaders for the above on all general activities. This includes inquiries from volunteer leaders, viability reporting and bylaw administration.


Cooperating Conference Activity
Email: incoop@acm.org
Telephone: 212 626-0617

ACM and the ACM SIGs consider conference cooperation with outside organizations a serious commitment.  ACM is dedicated to managing and processing requests, insurance requirements and scientific freedom documentation, securing volunteer leadership approvals and handling all follow-up in this area.