How to set up a SIG

The following are the steps for setting up a new Special Interest Group.

  • Proposal to the Executive Council
    • determining the area
    • identifying the principal actors (at least 10 members)
    • showing conformance to the association’s charter and commitment to openness and formal ontology
  • Setting up a committee of at least two elected officers plus a liaison officer for reporting back to the Association
  • Formulating a charter:
    • mission statement
    • (optionally) further specific regulations

When the proposal is accepted:

  • Initial period of 6 months to get going
  • Annual reports back to the Association
  • Partial financial support from the Association may be possible (applications evaluated on a case-by-case basis)

For more information send an email to info@iaoa.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.