What are SIGs?
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are dedicated to researching,
developing and disseminating knowledge based on vast experiences of
specific topics in the management and organisation of large
infrastructure projects. Interested members from the network can
join or lead a Special Interest Group by organising or attending
group discussions on specific themes, organising events, presenting
at conferences and/or preparing publications, tools etc. Network
members can be members of more than one SIG. The SIG is free to
decide its own purpose, as long as it corresponds to the overall
goal of the NETLIPSE network namely, developing the management and
organisation of large infrastructure projects in Europe. In future
it is possible that disseminating and developing this knowledge is
not limited to the European boundaries.
Each Special Interest Group will be coordinated by an Issue
Manager. This is an individual who will be responsible for keeping
the SIG alive and running, i.e. initiating SIG meetings, events and
products. The Issue Manager is appointed by the NETLIPSE Board, and
can keep this position in accordance with Board regulations.
The Special Interest Groups will be facilitated by an assistant
as well as the NETLIPSE Executive Team. Depending on the needs of
the group, various supporting communication tools will be developed
such as the internet-based virtual environments and dedicated
communities on the website. These sections will be open to SIG
members only and can consist of an archive with relevant articles,
publications and presentations, contact information of SIG members,
etc. The SIGs will have regular meetings, at least at every Network
Meeting twice a year.
The number of SIGs is not limited. If more than two Network
members decide it interesting enough to initiate a SIG, they are
free to submit a request to the NETLIPSE Board. The Board decides
on the feasibility of a SIG, which may have a temporary nature,
i.e. for the research or development of a specific topic, or have a
more ongoing nature.
The SIG themes correspond to the themes that are developed in
In the last couple of months, the following SIGs were
If you are interested in joining a SIG, becoming an Issue
Manager or would like to initiate a SIG, please contact us.