Minutes of ISG General Meeting 2008

by Frans van der Helm.

Bologna, Italy. July 10-12.

About 30 attendants are present.

  1. Opening (17.24h)
  2. Minutes of last meeting (hand-out), also here
    1. Accepted without changes
  3. ISG constitution (hand-out)
    1. Explanation by DirkJan Veeger about the most important items. Constitution will be mailed for definite voting.
  4. Membership update (Ed Chadwick)
    1. Anybody registering at website is member
    2. Membership gone up from 150 (2 years ago) to 200 now.
  5. Data and software sharing via website (Ed)
    1. Any data or software is welcome.
    2. Also forum for discussion is available
    3. Some overlap with BIOMCH-L might occur
  6. Update current meeting
    1. Papers from present conference will be published by Springer.
    2. Limited number of papers, Andrea Cutti will make a selection.
  7. Data and location of next meeting
    1. No offers yet
    2. Next meeting is intended to be held in North America.
    3. Paula Ludewig suggests to consider Minnesota. No definitive offer yet.
    4. Meeting will be small (< 100 participants, no parallel sessions, informal get-together)
    5. Current meeting is 2.5 days, 2 days might be too short, suggestion by Cutti is to have a 3 day meeting. That will be considered.
  8. Elections needed in 2 years
    1. Dirkjan suggests that members do not have to do too much.
    2. Ed maintains the website, which is probably the largest effort
    3. Other members mainly participate in e-mail discussions
  9. No other questions asked.
  10. Meeting closed (17.44h)