ACM SIG Community meeting: Aug 4, 4:20pm- 5:20pm

ACM Sig Governing Board has reviewed our preliminary proposal to start a SIG on the topic of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The SIG Leaders were supportive of the proposal and would like to invite us to build a formal proposal, which includes:

  1. Drafting a set of bylaws
  2. Preparing a draft budget
  3. Selecting a slate of leaders

The ACM Board wanted to make sure that:

  1. The leaders of the proposed SIG represented the breadth of the mission statement.
  2. The 2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology goes well.

The Board suggested that the name of the new SIG should be SIG Bioinformatics (we proposed SIGbio).

We will have to submit our formal proposal by August 10, 2010.

There will be a meeting on August 4, 4:20-5:20pm during the ACM-BCB conference to discuss the important details. If anyone would like to give a short presentation (5-7 mins) about your ideas, please let the general co-chair, Dr. Aidong Zhang, know.