SIGCHI - Computer-Human Interaction

SIGCHI Academy

The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. Selected annually, these are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and led the research in human-computer interaction.

SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented annually at the SIGCHI conference to recognize outstanding contributions to the study of computer human interaction, and includes a plaque and a $5,000 honorarium.

SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award

Presented annually at the SIGCHI conference to individuals for outstanding contributions to the practice and understanding of human-computer interaction. The award  includes a plaque and a $5,000 US honorarium.

SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

This award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the study of human-computer interaction. This award recognizes the very best, most fundamental and influential research contributions. It is awarded for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and carries an honorarium of $5000.

SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

This award goes to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities. This award is for extended services to the community at large over a number of years.

SIGCHI Social Impact Award

This award is given to individuals who promote the application of human-computer interaction research to pressing social needs.


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SIGIR 2017, August 7 to 11, Tokyo, Japan

The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will feature keynotes by Yahoo VP of Research and ACM Fellow Yoelle Maarek, and Professor Emeritus at City University of London and ACM Fellow Stephen Robertson. The conference will explore aspects of IR including Evaluation, Retrieval Models and Ranking, Document Representation and Content Analysis, Search Interaction, Filtering and Recommending, and more.