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Results of the SOCG/ACM vote

The steering committee for the Symposium on Computational Geometry has concluded its third and final vote on the future relationship between SOCG and ACM. Voting was open for three weeks, from June 24 through July 15, and was made available to all subscribers to the compgeom-announce mailing list.

A total of 202 votes were cast, more than twice as many as in the previous vote. Here are the results for the main question:

  • I prefer to stay with ACM: 68 votes (34%)
  • I prefer to leave ACM: 134 votes (66%)
Results for the other poll questions can be found at http://makingsocg.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/results-of-the-vote/
and a closer look at the voting results can be found at http://makingsocg.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/a-closer-look-at-the-voting-results/

In light of the decisive majority in favor of leaving ACM, the SOCG steering committee (Mark de Berg, David Eppstein, Jeff Erickson, Joseph Mitchell, and Günter Rote), the 2015 local organizers (Bettina Speckman and Marc van Kreveld), and the 2015 program committee co-chairs (Lars Arge and János Pach) have unanimously agreed to immediately move forward with independence, starting with the June 2015 conference in Eindhoven.
SOCG 2014 will be the last iteration of the conference affiliated with ACM.

All past steps that led to this final vote



Steering committee


Proceedings:         Starting from 2015, free access on LIPICS:     2015
Free version of SoCG'14 proceedings (temporary access)
Up to 2014: online proceedings from the ACM Digital Library (provided you or your institution has a subscription)

Video/Multimedia web proceedings:         2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009
2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 -   2015

Young Reseearchers Forum - book of abstracts:           2015 - 2014

Conference websites:         1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999
2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009
2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015
2016: "SOCG 2016 will be collocated with STOC in Boston/Cambridge". See here and here. Dates: June 14/15 -- 18, with June 18 to be held jointly with STOC

Business meetings:           2015: Introduction - Local organizers report - PC chairs report - Multimedia committee - Workshop committee - YRF chair report - Boston 2016 - Bid Brisbane 2017 - Other bids for 2017 - Life after ACM - Announcements: JoCG - TSAS - NSF - Excursion
2014: Slides by the Steering Committee - Local organizers report - PC chairs report - Video chair report - YRF chair report - Eindhoven 2015 - bid Brisbane 2016 - bid STOC-SoCG 2016
2013: minutes of the business meeting + all slides in one file
2012: minutes of the business meeting + report of the local organizer + report of the PC + awards + report of the Video PC + report on CG:APT + report on YRF + Rio'13 + Kyoto'14
2011: minutes of the business meeting + report of the PC + report of the organization committee + Rio'13 + slides business meeting and Chapell Hill'12
2010: report of the PC + report of the Video PC + Paris'11
2009: minutes + report of the PC + report of the organization committee + Snowbird'10 + Paris'11
2008: minutes + report of the PC + Aarhus'09
2007: minutes + blog
old minutes: 2005 - 2004 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - (Please send the webmaster other old minutes you may have)

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