By-Laws

Name | Object | Membership | Elected Representatives | Executive Council | The Board | General Assembly | Working Groups | Amendments ot the Articles of Association | Dissolution

Article 1

Name

The name of the Association is the International Federation for Computational
Logic (IFCoLog). The Association is a legal entity under Dutch law. It
is a not-for-profit organisation having its seat in London, Great Britain.

Article 2

Object

The Association has the objective to advance and promote research and education
in all areas of computational logic world-wide.

To this purpose, the Association:

(a) seeks to bring together those working within different sub-areas of
computational logic, and other logic communities, both those concerned
with more recent advances in logic applications as well as those concerned
with foundations of logic. To achieve this, the Association will help in
the organisation of conferences, workshops and summer schools and will
support the international joint conference on computational logic, FLOC.

(b) collects and disseminates relevant information. This includes involvement
in the publishing of newsletters, journals and books. Electronic mailing
lists are maintained, together with a web-site carrying information on
the member societies as well as on conferences, activities, events and
teaching in the field of computational logic.

(c) represents the community of scientists working in the field of computational
logic at an international level. An ultimate goal is to gain representation
within the International Council of Science (ICSU).

Article 3

Membership

Membership is open to recognised local, national or international scientific
groups, societies or associations representing an appropriate sub-area
or sub-community within the field of computational logic. Applications
for membership will be decided upon by the Executive Council in accordance
with the Bylaws. Each member group nominates a Contact Person to represent
it in the Association. The Contact Person has voting rights in the General
Assembly.

Article 4

Elected Representatives

1. The elected representatives of the Association are the President and
the Vice-Presidents. The term of office is three years. Officers may stand
for election for at most one further term.

2. The President and Vice-Presidents jointly represent the Association
both in and out of court. This does not prejudice the authority of the
Executive Council to make special representative provisions in certain
cases.

Article 5

Executive Council

1. The management of the affairs of the Association
will be vested in the Board and carried out by the Executive Council.

2. The Executive Council will consist of:

(a) the elected representatives who will be appointed and dismissed by
the Board by postal or electronic ballot.

(b) the coordinator, the treasurer and the chief executive officer who
will be appointed and dismissed by the elected representatives.

(c) other official or “ex officio” representatives, chosen by
the elected representatives or the Board to carry out specific duties concerned
with the running of the association.

3. The term of office of Council members under sections 2.(a) and 2.(b)
will be three years. The length of other terms will be determined by the
elected representatives.

4. A majority of the voting members of the Executive Council will constitute
a quorum for any scheduled meeting, postal or electronic voting procedures
of the Council.

Article 6

The Board

1. The board advises on all aspects of the management
of the Association.

2. Meetings of the Board and the Executive Council will be held at regular
intervals, normally once per year during a major conference. Other Board
discussions may take place via e-mail.

3. The board has twenty members who are elected by the General Assembly
by postal or electronic ballot. This number may grow to twenty five members
at the most in the upcoming years. The term of office is three years with
one possible re-election period . In the matter of election of members
of the Board, efforts will be made to ensure an adequate and fair distribution
among regions and sub-communities.

Article 7

General Assembly

1. The General Assembly comprises all members of
the Association, represented by their Contact Persons. The General Assembly
is responsible for electing members of the Board. For voting purposes,
members of the Board and the Executive Council are deemed to belong to
the General Assembly.

2. A general meeting of the Association will take the form of a meeting
of the General Assembly together with members of the Executive Council
and of the Board. It will take place during the main conference. The agenda
contains at least the following subjects:

a report by the Executive Council on the preceding period;

approval of the accounts for the preceding period;

adoption of the budget for the period to come as proposed by the Executive
Council;

confirmation and authentication of any resolutions adopted in the meantime
which are void or defeasible because of conflict within the articles of
association or the law or with the provisions of these articles of association
regulating the procedure for adopting resolutions.

3. Written notice of every general meeting will be given by the Executive
Council to the members at least ninety days in advance of the meetings.
The agenda for the general meeting is disclosed to the members electronically
or in writing at least three weeks prior to the date at which the general
meeting is to be held.

4. One-tenth of the voting members of the Association will constitute a
quorum at a general meeting of the Association in order to pass resolutions.

5. Resolutions will be ratified by a full vote of the General Assembly.

6. Unless provided otherwise by the articles of association or the law,
all resolutions of the general meeting will be passed by an absolute majority
of the votes cast. Blank votes will be considered votes not cast.

Article 8

Working Groups

The Executive Council may establish working groups charged with specific
tasks. These working groups will be composed and organised as arranged
in the Bylaws.

Article 9

Amendments of the articles of association

1. For an initial adjustment period of two years, amendments of the articles
of association may be allowed under the discretion of the Executive Council
acting on recommendations put forward by members of the General Assembly
and the Board.

2. Following the initial adjustment period of two years, amendments of
the articles of association can only be made by means of a resolution passed
by a majority of the votes cast at a general meeting convened for the express
purpose of amendment of the articles of association.

3. Every proposed amendment of the articles of association shall be submitted
in writing to the President and the Chief Executive Officer either by the
Executive Council or by means of a petition.

4. Those having convened the general meeting of members in order to discuss
a proposed amendment of the articles of association shall deposit a copy
of the said proposal, containing the verbatim text of the amendment for
perusal by the members at a suitable place at least sixty days prior to
the meeting until after the day of the meeting. In addition, such a copy
will be sent to all the members.

Article 10

Dissolution

1. The Association may be dissolved by a resolution
of the General Assembly. The provisions of Article 10 are correspondingly
applicable. The Executive Council is responsible for the settlement.

2. After dissolution of the Association, the assets will go to organisations
to be specified by the Executive Council, the objects of which are compatible
with the objects of the Association.By-Laws

Article 1

Name

The name of the Association is the International Federation for Computational
Logic (IFCoLog). The Association is a legal entity under Dutch law. It
is a not-for-profit organisation having its seat in London, Great Britain.

Article 2

Object

The Association has the objective to advance and promote research and education
in all areas of computational logic world-wide.

To this purpose, the Association:

(a) seeks to bring together those working within different sub-areas of
computational logic, and other logic communities, both those concerned
with more recent advances in logic applications as well as those concerned
with foundations of logic. To achieve this, the Association will help in
the organisation of conferences, workshops and summer schools and will
support the international joint conference on computational logic, FLOC.

(b) collects and disseminates relevant information. This includes involvement
in the publishing of newsletters, journals and books. Electronic mailing
lists are maintained, together with a web-site carrying information on
the member societies as well as on conferences, activities, events and
teaching in the field of computational logic.

(c) represents the community of scientists working in the field of computational
logic at an international level. An ultimate goal is to gain representation
within the International Council of Science (ICSU).

Article 3

Membership

Membership is open to recognised local, national or international scientific
groups, societies or associations representing an appropriate sub-area
or sub-community within the field of computational logic. Applications
for membership will be decided upon by the Executive Council in accordance
with the Bylaws. Each member group nominates a Contact Person to represent
it in the Association. The Contact Person has voting rights in the General
Assembly.

Article 4

Elected Representatives

1. The elected representatives of the Association are the President and
the Vice-Presidents. The term of office is three years. Officers may stand
for election for at most one further term.

2. The President and Vice-Presidents jointly represent the Association
both in and out of court. This does not prejudice the authority of the
Executive Council to make special representative provisions in certain
cases.

Article 5

Executive Council

1. The management of the affairs of the Association
will be vested in the Board and carried out by the Executive Council.

2. The Executive Council will consist of:

(a) the elected representatives who will be appointed and dismissed by
the Board by postal or electronic ballot.

(b) the coordinator, the treasurer and the chief executive officer who
will be appointed and dismissed by the elected representatives.

(c) other official or “ex officio” representatives, chosen by
the elected representatives or the Board to carry out specific duties concerned
with the running of the association.

3. The term of office of Council members under sections 2.(a) and 2.(b)
will be three years. The length of other terms will be determined by the
elected representatives.

4. A majority of the voting members of the Executive Council will constitute
a quorum for any scheduled meeting, postal or electronic voting procedures
of the Council.

Article 6

The Board

1. The board advises on all aspects of the management
of the Association.

2. Meetings of the Board and the Executive Council will be held at regular
intervals, normally once per year during a major conference. Other Board
discussions may take place via e-mail.

3. The board has twenty members who are elected by the General Assembly
by postal or electronic ballot. This number may grow to twenty five members
at the most in the upcoming years. The term of office is three years with
one possible re-election period . In the matter of election of members
of the Board, efforts will be made to ensure an adequate and fair distribution
among regions and sub-communities.

Article 7

General Assembly

1. The General Assembly comprises all members of
the Association, represented by their Contact Persons. The General Assembly
is responsible for electing members of the Board. For voting purposes,
members of the Board and the Executive Council are deemed to belong to
the General Assembly.

2. A general meeting of the Association will take the form of a meeting
of the General Assembly together with members of the Executive Council
and of the Board. It will take place during the main conference. The agenda
contains at least the following subjects:

a report by the Executive Council on the preceding period;

approval of the accounts for the preceding period;

adoption of the budget for the period to come as proposed by the Executive
Council;

confirmation and authentication of any resolutions adopted in the meantime
which are void or defeasible because of conflict within the articles of
association or the law or with the provisions of these articles of association
regulating the procedure for adopting resolutions.

3. Written notice of every general meeting will be given by the Executive
Council to the members at least ninety days in advance of the meetings.
The agenda for the general meeting is disclosed to the members electronically
or in writing at least three weeks prior to the date at which the general
meeting is to be held.

4. One-tenth of the voting members of the Association will constitute a
quorum at a general meeting of the Association in order to pass resolutions.

5. Resolutions will be ratified by a full vote of the General Assembly.

6. Unless provided otherwise by the articles of association or the law,
all resolutions of the general meeting will be passed by an absolute majority
of the votes cast. Blank votes will be considered votes not cast.

Article 8

Working Groups

The Executive Council may establish working groups charged with specific
tasks. These working groups will be composed and organised as arranged
in the Bylaws.

Article 9

Amendments of the articles of association

1. For an initial adjustment period of two years, amendments of the articles
of association may be allowed under the discretion of the Executive Council
acting on recommendations put forward by members of the General Assembly
and the Board.

2. Following the initial adjustment period of two years, amendments of
the articles of association can only be made by means of a resolution passed
by a majority of the votes cast at a general meeting convened for the express
purpose of amendment of the articles of association.

3. Every proposed amendment of the articles of association shall be submitted
in writing to the President and the Chief Executive Officer either by the
Executive Council or by means of a petition.

4. Those having convened the general meeting of members in order to discuss
a proposed amendment of the articles of association shall deposit a copy
of the said proposal, containing the verbatim text of the amendment for
perusal by the members at a suitable place at least sixty days prior to
the meeting until after the day of the meeting. In addition, such a copy
will be sent to all the members.

Article 10

Dissolution

1. The Association may be dissolved by a resolution
of the General Assembly. The provisions of Article 10 are correspondingly
applicable. The Executive Council is responsible for the settlement.

2. After dissolution of the Association, the assets will go to organisations
to be specified by the Executive Council, the objects of which are compatible
with the objects of the Association.

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