Agenda October 26, 2009

SIG Governing Board

Monday, October 26, 2009

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Grand Hyatt New York
Manhattan Ballroom

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. 1.0 Welcome
  1.1 Welcome, Introductions (Wolf, Hanson) 
  1.2 Welcome, ACM President (Hall)
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. 2.0 Report from the ACM CEO (White)
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. 3.0 European Conference Activity (Wolf)
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. 4.0 History Committee Update (Hailpern) Report
10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 5.0  Viability Reviews
  5.1 SIGAPP - Program ReviewSlides
  5.2 SIGOPS - Program Review, Slides
  5.3 SIGUCCS - Program ReviewSlides
  5.4 SIGWEB - Program ReviewSlides
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 6.0  SGB EC Activity Reports
  6.1 BIO and Cloud (Konstan)
  6.2 SIG Membership Taskforce (Hanson) Slides
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. 7.0  Publications Advisor Report (Davidson)
2:00 – 2:20 p.m. 8.0 SGB EC Administrative Report (Wolf)
2:20 – 2:50 p.m. 9.0  Cooperating Conference Activity (Wolf) Slides
2:50 – 3:05 p.m. Break
3:05 – 3:25 p.m. 10.0 New SIG Development (Fisher) Report
3:25 – 4:00 pm 11.0 Best Practices Session (All)

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