New EATCS Statutes (Monday, October 23, 2006)
The ballot on EATCS Statutes proposed by the EATCS General Assembly at ICALP'06 in Venice approved the changes in statute.
The 2006 EATCS General Assembly taking place at ICALP'06 in Venice decided to send a proposal for a new set of EATCS Statutes for final approval by the EATCS members via a ballot amongst all members following the guidelines sketched below.
The ballot takes place in the period August 31 to September 30, and all members have received an email with instructions on how to vote.
The proposal is guided by the following ideas, which also reflect the main important changes compared to the existing set of statutes:
- The proposal is to remove references to specific publications in the purpose of EATCS, i.e. to replace the existing paragraph
'Spread results of research and exchange of information through the journals "Theoretical Computer Science" and the "Bulletin of EATCS", as well as through the series "EATCS Monographs of Theoretical Computer Science".'
by the more general paragraph
'Spread results of research and exchange of information through scientific publications including the Bulletin of the EATCS.'
- The proposal is to remove the existing notion of an EATCS Board consisting of a President, one or two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary General, a Treasurer, editors of the EATCS publications, and other members at the discretion of the Council, and instead to specify that the Council elects a President, one or more Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Bulletin Editor.
- The proposal is to add flexibility to the time period of membership ballots, that is to replace the existing paragraph
'The voting period is 20 days starting one month after the General Assembly.'
to be replaced by
'The voting period is 30 days starting no more than two months after the General Assembly.'
- The proposal is to specify the existing ambiguous nationality constraint on the composition of the EATCS Council, that is to replace the existing paragraph
'No more than 3 of the members may come from any single country.'
'No more than 3 of the members may come from any single country, interpreted as the country of the main employer at the time of his/her election/appointment.'
The current Statutes can be found on the EATCS Statutes page, and the proposed new Statutes can be found in this document.