SIGMM Election and Call for Nominations for Student Conference Scholarship

Dear SIGMMers,
Let us take this chance to wish everyone a healthy and productive new 
year in 2017. We also want to provide update on two important upcoming 
1. The term of the current volunteer leadership team (including Chair 
Shih-Fu Chang, Vice Chair Rainer Lienhart, and Conference Director Nicu 
Sebe) will expire this June. ACM office is in the process of preparing 
the ballots for election which will take place in early Spring. We'd 
like to remind everyone to keep your SIGMM membership active so that you 
can contribute to this important process.
2. ACM will celebrate 50 years of the ACM Turing Award on June 23-24 
2017 in San Franciso (URL: Turing 
laureates will join ACM award recipients and other ACM experts in panel 
discussions exploring how computing has evolved and where the field is 
headed. SIGMM contributes to sponsorship of this event and has been 
given a chance to select 10 student scholarship to attend this event.
Each scholarship includes:
-  2 nights at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco (Thursday,
Friday June 23-24, 2017)
-  And up to $900 to help offset the cost of travel/subsistence
SIGMM will accept nominations for this scholarship with the following 
- any student may be self-nominated if he/she is a SIGMM student member; 
if they are not SIGMM student members, they can also be nominated by any 
SIGMM professional member. Each SIGMM professional member can nominate 
up to 2 students.
Please send nominations to Karin Weidner Mubanda <> 
before February 28, 2017 by email. Please include the following 
information in each nomination
1) Student Name
2) Email address of the student
3) US postal address of the student or equivalent address for 
international student
4) SSN or equivalent of the student
5) (if self nomination) SIGMM student membership ID
6) (if nominated by professional member) nominator name, email address, 
and nominator's  SIGMM membership ID
7) a (self)nomination letter summarizing qualifications of the student 
and benefits of the proposed attendance (1-2 pages)
This is an exciting event for students of the multimedia community to 
learn the exciting trends and insights from the leaders of the broad 
community. We hope everyone can take advantage of this opportunity and 
support our rising generation by submitting nominations. A small 
committee will be convened to make the final selections.
Best regards
Shih-Fu Chang
Rainer Lienhart
Nicu Sebe
(SIGMM Officers)