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 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.

SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Given annually with up to 3 winners to recognize excellent thesis research by recent Ph.D. recipients in Human-Computer Interaction.  The award includes a $1,000 honorarium; each recipient will receive this monetary award along with a plaque.

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Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices

In March 2020 ACM formed a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to help conference organizers transition their events to online. The PTF is working on a guide to offer practical advice and shed light on the largely unfamiliar territory of online conferencing.

The report, available here, includes pointers to a live document with additional resources. We welcome comments, suggestions and experience reports from the community.