AGM 2017

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, 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