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Please post the following message on the CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS listserv.
It has been approved by the SIGCHI CHAIR, Marilyn Tremaine.


 Hi Everybody,

 first, let me introduce myself as the Western-European Liaison
 for the forthcoming CHI2000 conference. I am sending this mail
 to all the SIGCHI local SIGs listed on SIGCHI's website. I have
 actually gone beyond my geographical area but I figured it's
 better to reach too many people rather than too few.

 I assume I don't have to tell you what is CHI2000: as a local
 or prospective local SIG, you probably know that next year's
 main SIGCHI conference will be held in the Netherlands. Everything
 you want to know is at http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi2000.

 Since CHI is in Europe next year, my role is to encourage, more
 than ever, the participation of European individuals and organizations
 in the conference. I intend to broadcast information every now and
 then to that end. Please let me know of any email address
 (mailing list or other) that I should include in these mailings.
 You are also most welcome to forward these emails to anyone you
 think might be interested.

 This first mail covers 3 things:
         - CHI2000 reviewing
         - CHI2000 mentoring
         - CHI2000 ChiKids

 Feel free to get back to me if you have any question, comment
 or suggestion.

 cheers,
 michel

 Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
 CHI'2000 Western European Liaison
 [log in to unmask]

 ----------- CHI2000 reviewing -----------

 CHI 2000 is still accepting volunteers to review several of its
 submission categories. If you are interested, please check out
 the CHI Reviewer Volunteer Center (RVC) at

 http://www.acm.org/sigchi/volunteers/rvcenter.html

 *July 18* is the deadline for volunteering to review PAPERS!

 All members of the HCI community are invited to volunteer.
 If you have never reviewed for the CHI conference before
 (or have not done so recently), you can SIGN UP at the
 RVC by simply providing your email address. Further details
 will arrive by email.

 If you reviewed for CHI 99, then you already received your
 invitation for CHI 2000 back in mid May. That email contained
 your new log in instructions for the RVC. If you cannot find
 those instructions, you can GET A REMINDER sent to you at
 the RVC.

 You will NOT automatically be accepted as a reviewer just by
 signing up and filling in your profile. Technical program
 chairs will review all of the volunteers in their pools and
 select the set of people that best fits their needs.

 Many CHI 2000 submissions are due in mid-September, with
 reviews expected back in late October. Later submissions
 are due in December with reviews due in January. If you are
 selected as a reviewer, you will get specific information
 about what is expected of you.

 If you have any problems signing up or logging in to the
 Reviewer Volunteer Center, feel free to contact me at
         [log in to unmask]

 Finally, many people will be too busy to review for CHI 2000
 but would like to be contacted when it is time to volunteer
 for CHI 2001. Just send me an email saying you are too busy
 right now, and I will add you to the list to be notified in
 May of 2000.

 Keith Instone                   [log in to unmask]
 CHI 2000 Reviewer Liaison
 http://www.acm.org/sigchi/volunteers/rvcenter.html

 CHI 2000: April 1-6, The Hague, The Netherlands
 http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi2000/

 ----------- CHI2000 mentoring -----------

 Mentoring is a program that pairs submitters who are new
 to the CHI community with those who are more experienced
 and can help them shape their submissions to more effectively
 address CHI criteria.  Those who request mentoring are
 matched with an experienced member of the CHI community to
 provide one-on-one advising on the submission.  For more
 information about mentoring, or to submit a request for
 mentoring through the Web, see:

 http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi2000/call/volunteers/mentoring.html

 Although the official deadline for mentoring requests for
 several venues has already passed, we are still accepting
 requests.  Feel free to spread the word about mentoring for
 CHI 2000.

 John Tang
 Gene Golovchinsky
 CHI 2000 Mentoring Liaisons

 ----------- CHI2000 ChiKids -----------

 The CHIKids program has become a distinctive element
 of the CHI conferences. Unfortunately, we don't know
 yet whether it can be offered at CHI'2000 because the
 companies that support it when the conference takes
 place in the US won't support it next year.

 We are looking for financial support as well as European
 companies who could lend computers (Macs and PCs).
 Any help is welcome.

 The following page has more information about CHIkids:
         http://www.acm.org/sigchi/kids/

 If you have any contacts, if you want to know more about
 CHIkids, or if you want to find out how your organization
 can support this exciting part of the conference, please
 let me know at the email/address below:

 Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
 Dept of Computer Science      mail: [log in to unmask]
 University of Aarhus          web:  http://www.daimi.au.dk/~mbl
 Aabogade 34                   tel:  +45 89 42 56 44
 8200 AARHUS N - DENMARK       fax:  +45 89 42 56 24

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