Well, as I see it this is more a 'community oriented' forum, so at least IMO, it'd be best to stick with forums everyone can take part in. Your proposed forums seem a bit too specific to one field, and since we have a lot of people doing a lot of different things it'd probably not fit in as well as it would other forums (where there are relatively large groups of people staying in their own forums for the most part, and as a side effect the communities are vastly different in each).
We've only got a few people here, so it would probably just be a single group of people talking about the same sort of stuff.
It'll probably be better just to make a topic or two for discussion in the off topic section.
Just my opinion of course, and others might have other ideas
There used to be something here..