SIG Governing Board Motions - FY'04

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC to continue SIGIR as a multi-service SIG for the next 4 years.

(Chesnais, R. Walker)
unanimous (9/20/03)

Motion: Move to accept the SGB EC recommendation to revert the current SIG categories of multi-service, conference-only, newsletter-only, and electronic forum to a single designation of SIG.

  • All SIGs must provide a list of annual membership benefits, by November 15 each year. The list is required to remain viable.
  • All conference-only and newsletter-only SIGs must update their bylaws to allow for elections during the next election cycle (2005-2007).
  • SIGSOUND, the only e-forum SIG, is dechartered, but is permitted to continue their forum as long as they choose to.

(Chesnais, R. Walker)
(21,1,0) (9/20/03)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC to reinstate SIGAPP as a conference-only SIG.

(Volcheck, H. Walker)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC that SIGCAPH remain in transition. A program update will be required from the SIG Chair and scheduled for the next SGB conference call. The SIGCAPH EC will be consulted and followed up with. The SGB EC will be prepared to issue a final recommendation on SIGCAPH via e-mail.

(Gabow, Jouppi)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC that the SIGGROUP leadership must submit a full slate of candidates to Hal Gabow by Nov 30. SIGGROUP will remain in transition unless a viable slate is communicated. The SIGGROUP Chair or acting Chair will present an update on the proposed SIGGROUP activities (conferences, bulletin, Kluwer journal, awards) to the SGB EC at the next SGB meeting.

(Gabow,Konstan)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC to thank Elli Mylonas for all her efforts. SIGWEB is to be taken out of transition to resume its status as a conference-only SIG.

(Gabow, H. Walker)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: Move to accept the following change in the allocation formula and minimum:

    Reduce minimal allocation to $10K
    New variable rate per $125K
        Start at 16% +delta
        Decrease by .8% every $125K
        Minimum of 5.35% + delta
        Delta calculated to adjust for budget variance based on previous years actuals
        Maximum of 2% for change

(R. Walker, Chesnais)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: The SGB reaffirms the distribution of the SIG DL money according to the two motions passed at the March 2003 SGB meeting, in particular fund allocation proportional to downloads of newsletter and conference proceedings only, with magazine and journal downloads not considered in this fund allocation.

(R. Walker, Chesnais)
unanimous (9/21/03)

Motion: The SGB deems the Personal URL Redirection Service to be a valuable and important member benefit, and urges Information Systems (IS) to complete its implementation and rollout of this service if possible. The SGB also requests that IS report on the implementation/rollout timeline to the SGB EC, by its November 2003 conference call.

(Volcheck, Konstan)
unanimous (9/21/03)


Motion: Move to accept the SGB EC recommendation to find SIGDOC viable and continue its status for the next 4 years. (3/21/04)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC that SIGCAPH will remain in transition through the March 2005 SGB meeting while their new leadership moves ahead with activities based on their transition plan. The leadership is encouraged to reconsider the SIG's name and their membership obligation to produce a printed newsletter. (3/21/04)

The new leadership of SIGCAPH must provide an update on their activities to Robert Walker (SGB EC Vice-Chair for SIG Development) prior to the Fall'04 SGB meeting. (3/21/04)

Motion: Move to accept the recommendation of the SGB EC that SIGGROUP will remain in transition. The current leadership will be appointed to EC positions, and must develop a plan for volunteer development and reconsider their membership obligation to produce a printed newsletter. The new leadership of SIGGROUP must provide an update on their volunteer development and activities to Robert Walker (SGB EC Vice-Chair for SIG Development) by a final deadline of May 15 2004, otherwise the SGB EC will consider dechartering the SIG. (3/21/04)

Motion: Move to proceed with the chartering of SIGEVO, an ACM SIG for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. (3/21/04)

Motion: Move to accept the SGB EC recommendation to request that the ACM EC agree to absorb of the FY'04 SGB allocation shortfall, and freeze and lower the allocation to $2.4 million for FY'05 and FY'06. (3/21/04)

Motion: Move to update the SIG fund balance requirements from 50% operational/20% conference expense to 50% operational/40% conference expenses. The increased requirement for conferences will phase in at 5%/year from FY'05 - FY'08. (3/21/04)

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