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

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