Draft minutes of the SGB EC Meeting February 6, 2000
1.0 Review SGB Meeting Actions and Motions:
The SGB EC is concerned about the number of reviews that are scheduled to take place during the next SGB meeting. The SIG Advisors will encourage the presenters to keep to the 15-minute time limit, discuss issues and programs that highlight the activities of the SIG and seek feedback from the SGB on their activities. They discussed the possibility of asking SIGs to defer to the following meeting however, the SGB EC will wait to see how many of the SIGs up for review will actually participate.
SIGAPL- Siegel sought guidance from the SGB EC regarding the current SIGAPL Executive Committees term. They had an off-cycle election and terms are up on July 1, 2000. Siegel indicated that he would be willing to extend his term for 1 year and that he believed some other EC members would also be willing. According to Siegel the SIGAPL newsletter will be up to date with issues in one year. As a result, the SGB EC does not need SIGAPL to provide a program review next year. Instead, they will be required to submit an update on the newsletter schedule to be sure it's delivered as promised.
Motion: Move to extend the term of SIGAPL's officers for 1 year allowing them to get back on the standard election cycle contingent on agreement by other officers.
Action:Siegel to come back to SGB EC in 1 month to indicate which officers are willing to extend terms for 1 year. For those unwilling, he was asked to supply candidates for appointment.
Action:Siegel to provide newsletter update to SGB EC by Sept. 15, 2000.
SIGBIO- Lamie requested a clear direction about the SGB ECs expectations over the next 6-12 months. He's willing to work with the other SIG leaders and some newfound volunteers to revive SIGBIO. He understands that they need to come up with a clear focus and objectives for the SIG along with a plan to meet those objectives. There was discussion about sub-dividing the SIG and focusing on a particular area. The SIG can also discuss a name change if appropriate. As discussed in the SGB meeting, the SGB EC believes that this is an important area for ACM to have a presence in. While the leadership of BIO is determining what direction they want to take the VC of Emerging Technology will work with other members of the SGB EC to explore BIO computing activities and how ACM can become a player. They'll make a recommendation on a suggested direction for ACM with regard to this area of computing separate from the direction SIGBIO takes.
Action:Lamie will provide a progress report to Notkin on SIGBIO activities and direction for the April conference call.
Action:Soffa will work with other members of the SGB EC to explore BIO computing activities and how ACM can become a player. They'll make a recommendation on a suggested direction for ACM with regard to this area of computing separate from the direction SIGBIO takes.
SIGAPP- The SGB EC is concerned that SIGAPP does not have much focus. Notkin requested that a copy of the SAC proceeding be sent to him. There was concern that the SAC conference leaders aren't getting input from SIG leaders on the tracks in their specialty. It was suggested that the appropriate SIGs could forward application type, "experience" papers to the conference for inclusion in their event. Several conferences accept experience papers, perhaps SAC would benefit from them.
Action:Baglio to send copy of SAC proceedings to Notkin.
Action:Notkin will correspond with other SIG Chairs to see if they can help with the SAC conference.
Baglio was asked to review the resolutions from the SGB meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 am
Attendees: SGB EC
- Jean-Loup Baer
- Donna Baglio
- Boots Cassel
- Alain Chesnais
- Jim Cohoon
- Carla Ellis
- Doris Lidtke
- Rick Furuta
- David Notkin
- Mary Lou Soffa
- Mark Scott Johnson, SGB Council Rep
- Ed Lamie, SIGBIO Chair
- Maritza Nichols, ACM AA
- Patricia Ryan, ACM COO
- David Siegel, SIGAPL Chair
- Mary Whitton, SGB Council Rep