New officers were installed at the SIGIR'99 Conference in August. The officers are Susan Dumais, Chair; Susan Gauch, Vice-Chair; Liz Liddy, Secretary, and Jamie Callan, Treasurer. In our continuing effort to make SIGIR a truly international organization, Peter Schaeuble (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Ross Wilkinson (CSIRO, Australia) were appointed regional representatives to the SIGIR Executive Committee. The regional representatives are appointed by the executive committee to increase our international representation. SIGIR's Information Officer, Charles Viles (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA), did a fine job in maintaining and expanding the SIGIR home page (http://sigir.org). This has become an important resource for IR researchers and practitioners, and we anticipate that its influence will continue to grow.
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