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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CHIIR 2018, March 11 to 15, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, focusing on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information-seeking and use in context. Keynote speakers are Microsoft Research Lab's Susan Dumais (an ACM Athena Lecturer) and University of Tampere's Pertti Vakkari.