MINUTES OF THE 2002 APRS BI-ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT
Meeting opened by B. Lovell (chair).
Attendees: B. Lovell (President), A. Maeder (Minutes Secretary) and 23 other members.
Apologies: P. Bamford, V. Chandran, P. Jackway, D. Suter, S. Venkatesh.
President's Report (B. Lovell):
events for APRS were DICTA99 in
D. Suter for successful organisation of DICTA2002
with ACCV in
Interest sought for running next DICTA in December 2003: Sydney (CSIRO CMIS & TIP) or Brisbane (QUT & UQ, with ANZIIS) options, to be decided by March 2002.
B. Lovell was away overseas for 8 months sabbatical during 2000/1, A. Maeder stood in.
was IAPR representative for
APRS finances sound (~ $30k), statement to be supplied separately as Treasurer absent.
Beneficial projects sought for APRS, including sponsorship of other Australian meetings.
Incoming committee to be asked to hold a brainstorming workshop to discuss APRS future and initiatives, input and suggestion sought from members present.
General Comments from Members:
R. Jarvis: APRS could fund interstate postgrad students to attend APRS endorsed events, and sponsor other events in the broad APRS area of interest that may not break even.
M. Berman: APRS could offer bursaries or top-ups for postgrad and honours students.
G. Poulton: APRS should pay for conference dinner attendance by student delegates at future DICTAs, and consider offering money as prizes for best papers and posters.
G. McLachlan: Consider holding next DICTA in hotel environment, for convenience.
B. Pham: APRS could offer a prize for best PhD theses each year, like ACSC, and could sponsor best paper prizes in other conference in broad APRS area of interest.
L. Bischof: APRS could give travel awards of $1000 towards postgrads attending overseas conferences; any APRS prizes/awards should go to people not institutions.
R. Jarvis: Consider giving a medal as a way to show lasting recognition by APRS.
P. Kovesi: Primary objective of APRS is to get people together to network/communicate.
Various: Need for APRS website to be revised/extended; re-examine membership cycle to make it 2 years so people donít drop off between DICTAs; need credit card or B-Pay.
B. Lovell declared all positions vacant, and passed chair to A. Maeder to run elections.
President: B. Lovell, nominated T. Adriaansen/R. Jarvis, declared elected.
Vice-President: D. Suter, nominated R. Jarvis/B. Pham, declared elected.
Treasurer/Membership: T. Adriaansen, nominated B. Pham/G. Poulton, declared elected.
Secretary: H. Talbot, nominated M. Berman/L. Bischof, declared elected
Editor: V. Chandran, nominated L. Bischof/B. Pham, declared elected
Ordinary Members (2): P. Kovesi, nominated M. Berman/R. Jarvis, and A. Maeder, nominated T. Adriaansen/A. Bainbridge-Smith, declared elected.† B. Lovell resumed chair.
A. Bainbridge-Smith: Could incoming committee consider a "president-elect" position?
R. Jarvis: Agreed, also need to preserve past knowledge via a "wise man" position.
C. Sun: Interested to revive NSW branch, members present asked to remain afterwards.
A. Maeder: Need to look into what has happened to all state branch committees and funds.
Vote of appreciation to B. Lovell for his service as APRS President 2000-1, moved by A. Maeder/M. Berman, carried.† B. Lovell noted personal thanks to all committee members.
Meeting closed .