Please post the following message on the CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS listserv.
It has been approved by the SIGCHI CHAIR, Marilyn Tremaine.
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
CHI'2000 Western European Liaison
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----------- 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
*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
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
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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
CHI 2000: April 1-6, The Hague, The Netherlands
----------- 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:
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 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:
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:
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