November 10, 1996
Members (See Attachment 1) and guests in attendance were Jens Anderson, Mel Buckner (guest), Bill Cheung, Hans Gouger (guest), Yassin Hassan, Robert Henry, Mamoru Ishii, Barclay Jones, Gunol Kojasoy, Tom Larson, Per Peterson, Martin Pilch, Mike Podowski, Jose Reyes, Theo Theofanous, Cetin Unal, Gary Wilson
Michael Corradini and Jose March-Leuba were excused from the meeting.
The meeting was brought to order Sunday evening at 6:00 pm by Per Peterson. He proposed a revision to the agenda sent in advance to allow two presentations by visitors immediately following this discussion. The proposal was accepted (see Attachment 2 for revised agenda).
Accelerator Applications Technical Working Group [AATWG] (Mel Buckner, Savannah River) The goal of the AATWG is to achieve ANS Division status within one year (see Attachment 3). The intent of the presentation was to inform the THD of the goal of the AATWG and to solicit support (similar presentations have been/will be given to other divisions). Questions and/or comments during the ensuing discussion included:
A letter has already sent in which the THD has committed to provide $300 for requested support. Per Peterson noted that only two such requests had been received to date (see following Treasurer's Report), therefore, the THD Executive Committee should increase the amount of support.
The minutes from the August 3, 1996 Executive Committee meeting were discussed and approved as submitted. Response to Action Items from that meeting, and new Action Items that were discussed/developed during the review are covered immediately below.
The subject discussions and actions are summarized as follows:
In addition to the above motions, four action items were generated as follows:
Action Item 1: It was agreed that control of the THD home page via a specific protocol was needed. Gary Wilson accepted the action item to develop a draft protocol, send to the THD Executive Committee members for review, and coordinate any resulting comments so that a protocol will be available for approval at the next meeting.
Action Item 2: Mike Podowski (supported by Necdet Kurul) will explore links to/from the THD home page. Candidate links include the ANS HQ and other division home pages.
Action Item 3: Per Peterson will send an acknowledgment to Necdet Kurul thanking him for his outstanding effort in creating the original draft THD home page.
Action Item 4: Bill Cheung and Per Peterson will invite Necdet Kurul to become a member of the THD Program Committee.
It was determined the following action items from the previous meeting had been, or were being, completed:Action Item 5: All Executive Committee members should review Attachment 5, and send their comments to Necdet Kurul (firstname.lastname@example.org), particularly those related to the needed functionality of the home page.Action Item 6: Necdet Kurul will send drafts of the home page to the Executive Committee members at those times when their input is need to proceed with the development and implementation.Action Item 7: Necdet Kurul will contact all individuals who might be able to provide helpful experience in performing paper reviews via the Internet, particularly those in the ANS, but outside the THD, who are implementing (or are trying to) the same paper review capability.
Treasurer's ReportCetin Unal reviewed the report and a motion for amended was made during the discussions. The motion was seconded and approved and the amended treasurer's report be accepted.
Program Committee ReportBill Cheung provided a summary of deliberations from the THD Program Committee meeting conducted just prior to the Executive Committee meeting. The details of the presentation may be found in the THD Program Committee Meeting minutes to be written by Martin Pilch.
International Topical MeetingsBill Cheung provided a summary of progress on NURETH-8 provided at the THD Program Committee meeting conducted just prior to the Executive Committee meeting. The details of the presentation may be found in the THD Program Committee Meeting minutes to be written by Martin Pilch.
Honors and Awards Subcommittee ReportWolfgang Wulff reviewed the activities of the subject subcommittee, including those reproduced as Attachment 5 in these minutes. He suggested the THD needs a "running" candidate list for technical achievement.Action Item 5: Following discussion, the subcommittee was charged to develop the suggested list.
Nominating Subcommittee ReportGunol Kojasoy summarized the activities of the subcommittee. The subcommittee recommends that Mamoru Ishii be appointed to the Honors and Awards Subcommittee. The subcommittee also developed the following list of candidates for the 1997-1998 THD Executive Committee officers and new Executive Committee member elections:
Candidate Officers: Chairman Robert Henry Vice-Chairman Jose Reyes Secretary Martin Pilch Treasurer Cetin Unal Candidate New Members: Bill Cheung Hideki Nariai Bruce Spencer
MembershipThe current Executive Committee members are shown on Attachment 1. Further discussion was tabled until the next meeting
There was no new business. Accordingly, with member concurrence, Per Peterson closed the meeting.