SIGFSM officers, board and business meetings

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This page describes the people and the bodies that are responsible for the administration of the SIGFSM.


Elected Officers

  • 2012-2015 Andreas Maletti (President), Thomas Hanneforth (Treasurer), Måns Hulden (Secretary)
  • 2010-2012 Anssi Yli-Jyrä (President), Thomas Hanneforth (Treasurer), Laurette Pretorius (Secretary)

The term of the elected officers started on 11 May, 2010 and is to end in 2012. Thus the new elections are due October 2012 and the nominations of the candidates in August 2012.

Other Positions:

  • Liaison Representative in ACL 2013: Andreas Maletti
  • Email List Resource Manager: Thomas Hanneforth
  • Web Site Resource Manager: Thomas Hanneforth, Anssi Yli-Jyrä, Andreas Maletti
  • Web Content Resource Manager: Thomas Hanneforth, Anssi Yli-Jyrä, Andreas Maletti

International Advisory Committee

The members of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) were nominated in 2010 and 2012 by the elected officers and they are will continue to serve as board members until further notice.

  • Matthieu Constant (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) — since 2010
  • Tim Fernando (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland) — since 2012
  • Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany) — since 2010 — Treasurer
  • Colin de la Higuera (Nantes University, France) — since 2010
  • Måns Hulden (University of Helsinki, Finland) — since 2012 — Secretary
  • Lauri Karttunen (Stanford University, USA) — since 2010
  • Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA) — since 2010
  • András Kornai (Harvard University, USA & Budapest Institute of Technology, Hungary) — since 2010
  • Marco Kuhlmann (Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Sweden) — since 2012
  • Andreas Maletti (University of Stuttgart, Germany) — since 2010 — President
  • Jakub Piskorski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) — since 2010
  • Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa, South Africa) — since 2010
  • Atro Voutilainen (University of Helsinki, Finland) — since 2012
  • Bruce W. Watson (University of Pretoria, SA & Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands) — since 2010
  • Anssi Yli-Jyrä (University of Helsinki, Finland) — since 2010
  • Menno van Zaanen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) — since 2010
  • Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch University, SA) — since 2010

Although the IAB is not directly elected, any SIGFSM member can contact a board member or the elected officers in order to propose a new IAB member. We would like to see that the board has representatives for different continents, countries, FSM schools and other interests felt in the field. Obviously, this goal is not yet fully achieved. Please help improve the representativeness of the board!

SIGFSM Business Meetings

An official Business Meeting is needed when we have higly controversial or constitutional matters to be discussed. The dates of these meetings are separately announced to the SIGFSM members by email or in the home page of an endorsed workshop or conference.

  • A SIGFSM Business Meeting: at FSMNLP 2009, Pretoria, South Africa, July 2009.
  • A SIGFSM Business Meeting: at FSMNLP 2011, Blois, France, July 2011.

Unofficial Business Meetings in Conjunction with the Events

In addition to the official Business Meetings, the endorsed workshops and conferences may organize with its attendants unofficial business meetings that are needed to collect feedback, wishes and help the organizers of the forthcoming scientific meetings.

  • An unofficial Business Meeting: at FSMNLP 2012, Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain), in July 2012.
  • An unofficial Business Meeting: at FSMNLP 2013, St. Andrews, Scotland (UK), in July 2013.