Charter of the
SPIN Workshop / Symposium
Based on the
outcome of a business meeting during the 8th International SPIN Workshop
in May 2001 a committee was formed with the mission to establish a charter
determining scope and governance of the SPIN Workshop/Symposium Series.
The SPIN Workshop/Symposium
is focused in the SPIN model checking tool, its underlying theory,
its implementation, and its applications. Program committees will
interpret this scope somewhat liberally, and accept papers that would
be of interest to the SPIN community. At the same time, the SPIN
Workshop/Symposium should not evolve into a conference on software verification.
2. Steering Committee
The role of
the Steering Committee is to provide institutional memory and oversight
for the SPIN Workshop/Symposium series.
of the Steering Committee include
the selection of venues
and Program and/or General Chairs for SPIN Workshops/Symposia,
determining the general
format of SPIN meetings,
and/or General Chairs on programmatic and organizational matters,
calling and holding
business meetings during SPIN events as needed to elicit opinions on all
matters pertaining to its responsibilities from the community at-large,
appointing new members
to the Steering and Advisory Committees, and
maintenance and publication
of the Charter of the SPIN Workshop/Symposium series.
2.2 Composition and
Committee consists of four to five members, two long-term and two to three
short-term ex-officio members. The ex-officio members are the past, current,
and future program chairs. The two long-term members will be appointed
for nonoverlapping terms of four years. Initially, one of the long-term
members will only have a two year term to avoid overlap. The Steering Committee
will be chaired by its service-wise most senior member.
3. Advisory Committee
The role of
the Advisory Committee is to provide guidance on long-term strategic
matters regarding the SPIN Workshop / Symposium
series to the steering
committee as well as to the general and/or programme committee chairs.
The Advisory Committee has a strictly advisory voice. The Advisory Committee
will be picked from senior members of the community at-large, and new appointments
will be made by the Steering Committee. It is expected that some long-term
Steering Committee alumni will move to the Advisory Committee after the
end of their Steering Committee terms. Members of the Advisory Committee
have open terms. The Advisory Committee will be chaired by its service-wise
most senior member.
4. Initial Committee
Vardi (chair, 2001-2003)