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 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.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems, including networking, operating systems, real-time systems, databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware domains. Keynotes will be delivered by Jordi Cenzano, Director of Engineering for Advanced Technologies at Brightcove; Weidong Mao Senior Fellow at Comcast Cable; and Nimesha Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor and Director of the Multisensory Interactive Media Lab at University of Maine.