2009Q3 Reports: SIGMOL

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As of today (July 3, 2009), SIGMOL has 168 members.

The current officers of SIGMOL are Gerhard Jaeger (University of Tuebingen, president) and Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld, vice president/president elect). Marcus Kracht will take over the presidency in August 2009. Elections for a new vice president/president elect are scheduled for 2010. Until that date, Gerhard Jaeger will serve as vice president/former president.

The next biennial meeting of SIGMOL will take place at the University of Bielefeld on August 20/21, 2009. Preparations are under way. We issued a call for papers and received 20 submissions. One of it was withdrawn because of a successful parallel submission to the Formal Grammar conference. After an anonymous reviewing process, ten papers were selected for presentation and two papers as alternates. Additionally, Andras Kornai (Harvard) and Giorgio Satta (Padua) agreed to give invited talks.

A constitution for SIGMOL has been drafted and will decided about at the next business meeting on August 20.