SIGSAM Viability Review

SIG Governing Board 
March 19, 2005 
By Emil Volcheck, SIGSAM Chair


Financials

FY 2006 Budget stable

  • Fund balance: $6800
  • Conference reserve: $2900

Membership

Membership up

  • June 2004: 363
  • March 2005: 396

Professional members stable at about 220


Volunteers

Officers, Past Chair (5)
Editors (3)
Information Director (1)
Advisory Board, Members-at-Large (5)
Citations Project Coordinator (1)
CD Project (2)
Nomination committee members (9)


Conferences

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC)

Well-attended, submissions up, good return

Past:
Philadelphia, 2003: 139 registered, +$3800 
Santander (Spain), 2004: 165 registered, +$5800

Future:
Beijing in 2005 (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Genoa in 2006 (Univ. Genoa; ICM)


Highlights

AMS Math Reviews cooperation 
ACM Fellow: George Collins 
ISSAC awards, Jenks Prize 
Citations Project 
Proceedings on CD 
Discount for developing countries 
Bylaws revision

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.