2019 ACM SIG Elections

SIGs Extending Terms

In accordance with ACM Bylaw 6, the following SIGs will hold elections in 2019: SIGAI, SIGAPP, SIGARCH, SIGBED, SIGCSE, SIGDOC, SIGecom, SIGEVO, ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGLOG, SIGMETRICS, SIGOPS, and SIGWEB.

SIG elections are generally scheduled to take place in odd numbered years, with the elected officers holding office for a set number of years as set forth in the SIG's bylaws. There is a provision for the SIG’s Executive Committee to make a one-time request to extend its term of office. This provision was introduced so that SIGs did not have to hold an expensive election when officers would be rerunning for office, since incumbents were usually reelected.

In accordance with ACM's Constitution and Bylaws, the following SIGs have requested, and the SIG Governing Board has granted, an extension of terms:

  • SIGAda – Special Interest Group on Ada Programming Language
  • SIGCOMM – Special Interest Group on Data Communication
  • SIGKDD – Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery in Data
  • SIGMIS – Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems
  • SIGMM – Special Interest Group on Multimedia Systems
  • SIGSAC – Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control
  • SIGSAM – Special Interest Group on Symbolic & Algebraic Manipulation

The following SIG has requested an extension of terms and pending the approval of the SGB-EC will not be holding an election:

  • SIGMOBILE – Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing

As a voting member, you may petition the ACM to request an election. A petition with the names/signatures of at least 1% of the SIG's members must be submitted to ACM HQs by 29 October 2018. To initiate the petition process, please contact Pat Ryan, ACM’s Chief Operating Officer (ryan_p@acm.org). If the petition is successful, the SIG will be asked to form a nominating committee and begin the electoral process.