SIGCHI - Computer-Human Interaction


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 65 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 the "Interactions" magazine, electronic access to the TOCHI journal, and the monthly electronic ACM SIGCHI TechNews. SIGCHI membership also grants access to all SIGCHI publications in the ACM Portal.

SIGCHI benefits for FY 2023

Member Benefits:

  • Subscription to interactions magazine, published six times per year 
  • On-line access to the archive of the SIGCHI-Members mailing list, as well as SIGCHI meeting videos and 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 special workshops or activities initiated by members, SIGCHI communities, or local SIGCHI Chapters
  • Access to travel awards for all SIGCHI members for attending conferences, virtually and/or in person
  • Invitation to participate in the SIGCHI Executive Committee’s monthly open meetings and open sessions that discuss important matters to guide the future of SIGCHI
  • Support for community members through SIGCHI CARES

Community Benefits:

  • Sponsorship of the leading conferences in the field of HCI
  • Support for students and early career professionals through various volunteering initiatives
  • Access to a wide range of mailing lists on topics ranging from Public Policy to HCI for the Web 
  • Support for activities worldwide, including 68 chapters on 5 continents; support for local chapters officers; programs to support and develop HCI around the world
  • 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, Medium publication, and other communications channels for online community building  
  • Partnerships with groups such as the International Federation for Information Procession (IFIP TC 13), Usability Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA), among others
  • Access to calendars that convey dates for conferences, community events, and holidays across cultures