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Results of the Vote

The community vote on the future relationship of SOCG and ACM has concluded, with roughly 2/3 of the vote in favor of independence. The steering committee, the local organizers, and the program committee co-chairs have unanimously agreed to move forward with independence, starting with the 2015 conference in Eindhoven. Continue reading

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Statement from Paul Beame (SIGACT chair)

This is a guest post from Paul Beame, the chair of the SIGACT executive committee. First of all, I would like to express the desire of the SIGACT leadership to work for the benefit of the whole TCS community including SoCG. … Continue reading

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A declaration of independence (kind of), and technology-induced disintermediation

A guest post by Suresh Venkatasubramanian, originally posted on his geomblog. Musings on the SoCG move to declare independence of the ACM.  It’s a little odd to be sitting in Denmark while high quality rød pølse (with remoulade!) is being made across the … Continue reading

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A third question for ACM

Since this has been raised as a major issue in past discussions, I have asked Paul Beame and Donna Cappo for an official response to a third question. QUESTION 3: Does ACM or SIGACT claim rights to the name “Symposium on … Continue reading

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Response from ACM and SIGACT

Paul Beame (SIGACT chair) sends the following joint response to the two questions posed by the steering committee, on behalf of himself and Donna Cappo (chair of SIG services at ACM).  Please note their request for other questions and issues to be … Continue reading

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A Brief History of SOCG and ACM

Before describing the issues at play in the current vote in detail, I’d like to sketch (my personal view of) the 30-year history of SOCG and ACM.  This history is long and complex, and some aspects are frustrating. The Symposium on … Continue reading

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Finally, a vote!

After many months of delays (which are entirely my fault), the final community vote on the future relationship of ACM and SOCG will take place at the end of June 2014.   We expect to close voting on June 30 and announce final … Continue reading

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