SIGCHI - Computer-Human Interaction

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The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction is the world's largest association of professionals who work in the research and practice of computer-human interaction. We are an interdisciplinary group of computer scientists, software engineers, psychologists, interaction designers, graphic designers, sociologists, multi-media designers, and anthropologists, just to name some of the domains whose special expertise come to bear in this area. What brings us together is a shared understanding that designing useful and usable technology is an interdisciplinary process, and when done properly it has the power to transform persons' lives. SIGCHI has close to forty active local chapters across five continents, to promote local support networks for HCI professionals. SIGCHI members receive registration discounts to SIGCHI-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences, a subscription to "Interactions" magazine,and the monthly electronic ACM SIGCHI TechNews. SIGCHI membership also grants access to all SIGCHI publications in the ACM Portal.

SIGCHI Bylaws

SIGCHI benefits for FY 2018:

Member Benefits provided to SIGCHI Members:

  • Subscription to interactions magazine, published six times per year
  • On-line access to the archive of the SIGCHI Bulletin and to SIGCHI meeting minutes
  • Voting rights in ACM SIGCHI Elections
  • Reduced registration at conferences sponsored and co-sponsored by SIGCHI
  • Access to proceedings of SIGCHI-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences in the ACM Digital Library, as well as selected conference proceedings for other conferences held in-cooperation with SIGCHI
  • Support for SIGCHI Communities, including website, services, and election of community leadership
  • Support for special workshops or activities initiated by members, SIGCHI Communities, or local SIGCHI Chapters
  • Special funding opportunities available only to SIGCHI members, including several student scholarship programs to attend conferences and a development fund used (among other things) to support summer schools

Community Benefits provided by SIGCHI:

  • Sponsorship of the leading conferences in the field
  • Support for students through extensive student volunteer and scholarship programs
  • A wide range of electronic forums including over a dozen popular e-mail lists on topics ranging from Public Policy to HCI for the Web
  • Support for activities worldwide, including 42 chapters in 28 different countries on 5 continents and programs to support HCI in developing countries, including extensive student scholarship programs
  • SIGCHI's awards program that recognizes social impact and outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field
  • Best Paper Awards program at CHI and many other SIGCHI-sponsored conferences
  • SIGCHI's Web site and other on-line resources
  • Support for a variety of volunteer activities addressing issues ranging from public policy to education to accessibility
  • Cooperation with related Societies (International Federation for Information Procession (IFIP TC 13); Usability Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA); and local HCI groups
  • A Conference Development fund that enables successful conference series to experiment and innovate