Policy on ACM SIGGRAPH email and email aliases.
ACM SIGGRAPH Email
- EC, CAG, organizational positions, and conference committee
positions are automatically given "position" aliases related to their
position (such as president, chair-2003, etc. These aliases will
continue to be maintained on our local siggraph.org machine
with pointers to them from ACM's mail server. EC and CAG members
will automatically be given "personal" e-mail aliases (assuming they do
not already have one). Automatic "personal" alias may be created
for Conference Program Chairs if so desired by the CAG although
a preferred solution is for the chairs to be SIGGRAPH members and
obtain member aliases.
- All organizational and conference related "personal"
aliases will have a format of
email@example.com. These aliases are to be
requested through any EC member, CAG member, or the
Information Director. Any EC or CAG member may delegate alias
approval authority to program or subcommittee chairs as they see fit.
However, I'd recommend that SIGGRAPH aliases not be given out to
people below the program or subcommittee chair positions and instead
have those people become SIGGRAPH members.
- An individual with an organizational or conference
"personal" alias may request an additional "personal" alias besides
their standard one (such as "firstname.lastname@example.org").
- SIGGRAPH members are allowed to select any member
alias on a first-come basis. It is intended to tie these aliases
into the membership database. Eventually we would like to have
these totally handled by ACM. A person would then get a
siggraph.org address in the same fashion as they currently can get
an acm.org alias. Will plan on following ACM policies as to when
these addresses become invalid.
- All organizational "position" aliases will be updated
as new people take those positions. Conference "position" aliases
will be removed in December of the conference year. All
organizational and conference "personal" aliases will be terminated
1 year after a person's term of office or conference role is
finished unless that person remains a SIGGRAPH member and wishes to
keep the alias.
- Any organizational or conference personal alias
(standard or alternate) can be maintained provided the individual
is a SIGGRAPH member. However, only one alias will be maintained
(We may be able to keep both standard and non-standard according to
ACM. Thus one might be able to keep both
email@example.com and "firstname.lastname@example.org").
- The sysmgrs group will be responsible for maintaining
a database of accounts and aliases for tracking purposes. They will
also be responsible for seeing that items are deleted as
- Current and past year EC, CAG, organizational
position, and conference committee position aliases will be
maintained. Primary source of information to be the SIGGRAPH
- All other aliases will be sent e-mail stating the new
alias policies. If they fall under a pre-approved category then
their aliases will be maintained. If they are not currently active
in the organization or conference, then they will have the
opportunity to maintain one alias provided they are a SIGGRAPH member.
If so they will be asked to provide their membership number.
- If a person is not active and not a member, then
their alias will be deleted.
- Individuals will be allowed to appeal their deletion
to the Director for Communications or other designated personnel.
Initial policy prepared by Jeff Jortner, January 2003