Thursday, December 08, 2011

SoCG and ACM: The Results Show

From Mark de Berg:
The bottom row of the table [below] gives the number of votes for each of the three options

A.    I prefer to stay with ACM.

B.    If involvement of ACM can be restricted to publishing the proceedings, at low cost for SoCG, then I prefer to stay with ACM; otherwise I prefer to leave ACM.

C.     I prefer to leave ACM, and organize SoCG as an independent conference with proceedings published in LIPIcs.

and it also gives a breakdown of the votes by the number of SoCG’s that the voter attended in the last 10 years.  

A: stay
B: proceedings only
C: leave
total
A: 0
4
3
3
10
B: 1-2
6
16
19
41
C: 3-5
11
15
16
42
D: >5
8
14
9
31
total
29
48
47
124




Based on the result of the Poll, the Steering Committee decided to start negotiating with ACM to see if they can offer SoCG an arrangement in which involvement of ACM is limited primarily to publishing the proceedings, with the possible option for greater involvement if the local organizers request/require it.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.


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