Article 1: Name of the Society
These statutes define the objectives, activities and rules of administration of the International Society of Dynamic Games, hereafter called ISDG or the Society.
Article 2: Aims of ISDG
The objectives of ISDG are:
ISDG is created for an unlimited duration.
Article 4: Location
The office of ISDG is located at the organization that also provides the support for the secretariat services. This location can therefore be changed by decision of the executive committee endorsed by the General Assembly (GA).
Article 5: Members
ISDG is composed of: regular members, who pay the full fee and receive all the services provided by the Society; associate members, who pay no fee and have access to a reduced list of information services; honorary members, who are designated by the executive committee with the approval of the GA by virtue of their recognized contributions to the field or to the Society.
Article 6: Membership/Dues
A person who wishes to become a member of ISDG must address a written request to the Society. Such a request implies the acceptance of the present statutes and payment of membership dues (for regular members). The membership request must be accepted by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is authorized to change (increase or decrease) the annual membership dues. Honorary members and associate members are not subject to the payment of membership dues.
Article 7: Executive Committee
ISDG is administered by an Executive Committee (EC) composed of 6 to 12 members. The precise number of committee members is stipulated in the Internal Rules of the Society.
Article 8: Election of the Executive Committee
The members of the EC are elected for a period of four (4) years by the General Assembly. They are chosen from among the members of this Assembly.
To provide continuity, one half (1/2) of the members of the EC will be elected every other year. A random draw determines the members who will leave the Executive Committee at the first renewal period.
Members of the EC whose terms have expired may be reelected.
In the case of a vacancy, EC can tentatively replace its members. The final replacement will take place at the next meeting of the General Assembly. Terms of the members so elected obey those of the members they replace.
Article 9: Officers
The Executive Committee elects, among its members, through a secret ballot, the following Officers of the Society: - The President - One or several Vice-Presidents - A Secretary - A Treasurer The mandate of these officers and length of tenure are determined by the Internal Rules of the Society.
Article 10: President
The President represents the Society in all acts of civil life. He/she controls the expenditures. He/she can delegate his/her powers under the conditions fixed by the Internal Rules of the Society.
Article 11: Meetings of the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee meets at least once a year. The meeting time and location are decided by the President.
A group consisting of at least one fourth (1/4) of the members of the Executive Committee may ask for an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee. The President has then the obligation to call for a meeting of the Committee.
An absent member may ask to be represented by another member (proxy). A present member can represent only one absent member.
A quorum of half the total number of members is necessary to validate the decisions taken during a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Decisions are taken by a simple majority of present members and proxies. In case of a split decision, the President rules.
Article 12: General Assembly
The General Assembly is composed of the regular members and honorary members of the Society. The Assembly meets every other year, usually at the site of the biannual Symposium of the Society.
A group consisting of at least one fourth (1/4) of the members of the General Assembly may ask for an unscheduled meeting of the General Assembly. An absent member may ask to be represented by another member. A present member can represent at most three (3) absent members.
Decisions are taken by a simple majority of present members.
Article 13: Modification of the Statutes
The statutes of the Society can only be amended by the General Assembly following a proposition of the Executive Committee or a proposition endorsed by at least one fourth (1/4) of the members of the General Assembly.
In either case, the proposed amendments will be placed on the Agenda of the next General Assembly. This Agenda must be sent to all regular members of the Society.
A quorum of one third (1/3) of the members of the General Assembly must be reached to validate the decisions. If this quorum is not reached, the General Assembly will be convocated again, after at least six (6) months. No quorum is needed at this second meeting of the General Assembly.
In all circumstances, the statutes can only be modified by a majority of two thirds (2/3) of the present or duly represented members.
Article 14: Extraordinary Assembly
The Executive Committee or one third (1/3) of the members may call for an Extraordinary Assembly meeting.
At this meeting, absent members may request to be represented by another member. A present member can represent at most three (3) absent member.
A quorum of one half (1/2) of the members of the General Assembly must be reached to validate the decisions. If this quorum is not reached, the Extraordinary Assembly will be called again, after at least six (6) months. No quorum will be needed at this second meeting of the Extraordinary Assembly. The Agenda will be the same for the two meetings.
Article 15: Role of the Extraordinary Assembly
The Extraordinary Assembly is only able to decide on the dissolution of the Society, its fusion or merger with another Society pursuing similar goals.
Decisions of the Extraordinary Assembly must be taken by a majority of two thirds (2/3) of the present or duly represented members.
In case of dissolution, the Extraordinary Assembly designates one or several officers to liquidate the resource balance left in the accounts of the Society, in accordance with the conditions set by the Assembly.
Article 16: Internal Rules
Internal Rules are established by the Executive Committee and must be approved by the General Assembly.
This set of rules interprets and completes the statutes.
The Internal Rules can be amended by the General Assembly upon recommendation of the Executive Committee.
IR1: Resources of the Society
The resources of the Society are: - collected membership fees; - the possible grants obtained from various sources; - the possible positive balance of the revenues minus expenses of the workshops and conferences organized by the Society.
IR2: Local Chapters
Local chapters of the Society can be formed by authorization of the Executive Committee to pursue local activities in conformity with the objectives of the Society. The Executive Committee determines the administrative rules governing these local chapters.
IR3: Annals of ISDG
The Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games (hereafter called "the Annals" constitute one of the official publications of the Society. The Annals publish archival quality fully refereed scientific papers dealing with topics of interest to the Society. The Annals is run by a Series Editor, who may designate associate editors to assist him in the editorial management. In the case of vacancy in this position, EC nominates a new Series Editor, to be confirmed by the General Assembly. The first editor of the Annals is Tamer Basar.
IR4: Services provided to regular and honorary members
- Preferential subscription rate to the Annals; - Lower registration rate at the symposia organized by the Society; - Possible participation in the Best Paper Awards competition; - Electronic mailing list and Newsletter.
IR5: Services provided to associate members
- Possible participation in the Best Paper Awards competition; - Electronic mailing list and Newsletter.
IR6: Best Paper Awards
At the occasion of its biannual symposium, the Society organizes two competitions for: - The best regular paper award; - The best student paper award. A prize and a publication right in a special section of the Annals are associated with the awards.
IR7: The secretariat
The secretariat of the Society is located with an organization (University, firm,...) that can provide the necessary services (Newsletter editing, Web server, etc...). The secretary of the Society runs the secretariat and should therefore be with the same organization.
The Treasurer of the Society manages all the accounts necessary for the running of the Society. The Treasurer should therefore be located in a country with minimum restrictions on international money transfers.
IR9: Payment of dues
The basic fee should be the same for all regular members coming from
OECD countries. The fee is to be paid in US dollars.
For members coming from countries with low capital income, a reduced
fee will be available.
For countries where it is difficult to obtain US funds, members can
pay their fees in local currency to a local Chapter of the Society.