British Computer Society
Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence

Annual General Meeting

Thursday December 17th 2015 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge

MINUTES

Members Present

Nadia Abouayoub, Max Bramer, Rosemary Gilligan, Andrew Lea, Gilbert Owusu, Andy Pardoe, Miltos Petridis, Thomas Roth-Berghofer, Sid Shakya, Frederic Stahl, Nirmalie Wiratunga + 2

In attendance

Mandy Bauer (BCS)

The Chair welcomed all members present.

1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

The minutes were approved unanimously.

2. Chairman's Report

The Chairman's report was presented to the meeting. A proposal to approve the report was carried unanimously (proposer: Prof. M.A.Bramer, seconder R.Gilligan).

3. Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report was presented to the meeting. A proposal to approve the report was carried unanimously (proposer: Prof. M.A.Bramer, seconder Prof. M.Petridis).

4. Election of Committee Members

The term of office of two committee members, Dr. Jixin Ma and Prof. Thomas Roth-Berghofer, came to an end at the conclusion of the 2015 AGM.

By the close of nominations on Wednesday December 9th, the following nominations had been received.

Name Affiliation Proposer/Seconder
Nadia Abouayoub

Mizuho International

Dr. Frederic Stahl
Dr. Gilbert Owusu

Dr. Jixin Ma University of Greenwich Prof. Max Bramer
Rosemary Gilligan
Dr. Andy Pardoe Home AI Info Dr. John Kerins
Dr. Gilbert Owusu
Prof. Thomas Roth-Berghofer University of West London Prof. Max Bramer
Rosemary Gilligan

As there were four candidates for two vacancies an election was necessary. This was conducted by secret ballot by Ms. Mandy Bauer (BCS). Following this the Chair declared that the candidates elected for 3 years beginning at the close of the 2015 AGM were Dr. Jixin Ma and Prof. Thomas Roth-Berghofer.