ExCo policy on announcements of scientific events

As a service to the community at large, the ExCo sends out a mail, approximately once a month, with short announcements of scientific events in the interest field of the IAPR. This mail is sent to all Technical Committee chairs and all Governing Board members, with the request to forward it to the all members of their respective societies or committees. To avoid this being perceived as additional spam, rather than as a service, the ExCo policy is

* to keep each announcement short — for instance, for a conference or workshop, the announcement basically contains the title, date and place of the event, the submission deadline, and a pointer to a web site with more information
* to only send one single announcement for each event — i.e. no reminder, second call for papers, or whatever.

The ExCo reserves the right to make exceptions to this general rule in specific cases (e.g. for major IAPR events such as the ICPR).