SIGCHI - Computer-Human Interaction
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.
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.