Special Interest Group, or SIGs, are an important part of APNIC community life. Each SIG focuses on a particular area of interest and provides the APNIC community with an open public forum for discussion and other activities.
Face-to-face SIG meetings are held at APNIC Conferences, which are held twice per year. Mailing lists provide for communications between meetings.
SIGs are chaired by members of the community with relevant knowledge and expertise. These leaders serve a two-year term and are elected by a count of hands at the beginning of a SIG meeting.
Although Chairs and Co-Chairs perform their role on a voluntary basis, APNIC will begin providing travel support to assist Chairs to meet the requirement that they attend at least one APNIC Conference per year.
Following the introduction of travel support for APNIC SIG Chairs, it was proposed that the community review the SIG Guidelines for Chair and Co-Chair election procedures to ensure they are adequate and clearly explained.
The Chair(s) election procedure impacts all APNIC SIGs.
Purpose of this page
The Secretariat has prepared this page as a reference for these three communities to review the shared procedures. A summary of outcomes will be posted here following the discussion.
Each APNIC SIG will use its own mailing list for discussion. If you wish to participate in the discussion please join one of the SIG mailing lists linked below.
Proposal to Change Election Procedures
- Version 3: Revising eligible voters of Chair election and Chair’s term
- Version 2: Revising eligible voters of Chair election and Chair’s term
- Version 1: Revising eligible voters of Chair election and Chair’s term
- Comparison table of RIR Chair Selection Processes This page provides an overview of the selection procedures for SIG, Working Group
(WG) and similar bodies in other RIRs.
- Current APNIC SIG GuidelinesElection procedures for APNIC SIG Chairs is governed by the SIG Guidelines, a community document maintained by the APNIC Secretariat. Information
on the duties and responsibilities of SIG Chairs and Co-Chairs is also contained in this document.
- Procedure to change SIG GuidelinesWhile there are no written procedures for changing the SIG Guidelines, this procedure is tried and tested. A formal
procedure to change the document may be created in the future.
- SIG Chair Travel Support PolicyA travel support policy to assist SIG Chairs to participate in APNIC Conferences will be implemented starting with
APNIC 42 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Procedures for other APNIC Elections