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Annual General Meeting 2017
of the SDL Forum Society

The Annual General Meeting 2017 of the SDL Forum Society was held during the SDL2017 conference in Budapest, Hungary from 16:45 to 17:35 on October 9, 2017. The meeting was held in the Ericsson Office, Conference Centre, Building B., Science Park, Irinyi J. u. 4-20, Budapest.

The business of the meeting was as follows:

  • To approve the minutes of the previous AGM;
  • To receive and adopt the report of the Board and the statement of accounts for the year;
  • To elect the Board for the coming year;
  • To elect the auditors for the coming year;
  • To discuss the future operation of the Society;
  • To consider any proposed resolutions from the Board or members for operation of the Society in future, including (but not limited to) Society Events (see http://www.sdl-forum.org/Events/index.htm), standardisation work, member benefits and subscriptions.

The existing Board were nominated as candidates for the Board election. There were no other nominations and the Board was re-elected. The 2017-2018 Board is therefore::

  • Chairman - Reinhard Gotzhein, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany;
  • Treasurer – Jens Grabowski, University of Göttingen, Germany;
  • Secretary – Ferhat Khendek, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

The following issues were considered and discussed by the meeting:

  • SAM2018: it was agreed to continue co-location MODELS if possible and (the Board) to investigate this with MODELS 2018 organizers;
  • SDL2019: different ideas was discussed about the number of submissions, like having special issues, the perception of a conference focusing mainly in Telecommunications, its position among related conferences;

Rick Reed

November 6, 2017

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