How to Start an ACM SIG

Requirements

Prior to submitting a formal proposal to the SIG Governing Board Executive Committee (SGB EC) it is mandatory that proposers provide some preliminary information on the potential SIG. Once the SGB EC reviews the information, they will determine what the next steps are for the development process. In some cases a formal proposal will be requested and in others, proposers may be asked to work within an existing SIG for a period of time to determine the level of interest for the new specialty.

Preliminary information should be sent to Donna Cappo and should include an outline of the anticipated activities envisioned for the group. The SGB EC will find it most helpful if your outline includes:

 
  1. Primary focus of this special interest group with as much detail as possible; 
  2. Primary audience/primary need to be served; 
  3. Initial activity to be undertaken by the group (publication, conferences, workshop, etc.); 
  4. Overlap issues with other ACM SIGS.
  5. Listing of the core group of volunteer leaders that would lead the SIG. 

Please feel free to contact Donna Cappo if you have any questions.

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