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Richard I. Anderson
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There are now close to 50 local chapters of ACM SIGCHI around the world.
Is there one in your area?  Would you like to take advantage of the
programs and benefits of a CHI local sig?  Would you like to play a role in
starting or running one?  See the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage
( for more information.

A sampling of things that are happening in the world of CHI local sigs:


  CHI local sig activity can be found in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech
  Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland,
  Portugal (a student chapter), Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

  SIGCHI Italy will have a one-day meeting on February 24th, to which
  not only members are invited, but a special invitation has been
  sent to private companies.  During the meeting, research groups
  working in Academia as well as in private companies will present
  demos of prototypes developed as a product of their research.  The
  meeting will be in Rome, at the Department of Computer Science of the
  University "La Sapienza."

  SIGCHI.NL's meeting 8 februari: "Video-based Interaction Platform,"
  door Paul de Greef (TUE/IPO, Center for User-System Interaction).

  West Sweden CHI's first meeting was held January 28.

  SwissCHI's program January 27: "Usability of e-commerce," by
  Pascal Magnenat.


  The deadline for submissions to the May CHI-SA 2000 conference in
  South Africa is February 29.

 Americas (outside USA)

  There are chapters in Brazil and Mexico, and in four locations in
  Canada: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and at the University of Waterloo.

  CapCHI's next meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 15th,
  featuring David Berman of David Berman Typographics, who will be
  presenting "Making Type Work For You."  Meeting attendees will also
  vote on a new logo for the the chapter.

  ToRCHI's February 10 program will feature an overview of recent user
  interface research at Alias | Wavefront.  Presenters: Gordon
  Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, & Ravin Balakrishnan.

  WatCHI's January 24 meeting was a career-related event with guest
  speaker Nick Hoh, who talked about getting (and doing!) interface
  design work.

 Asia / Australasia

  Chapter locations: India and New Zealand.

 United States

  You can find CHI local sigs in more than 20 states; some states have
  more than one chapter.

  BayCHI's program February 8: "One Size Fits All?  Culture(s) in
  User Interface Design for the Web," Aaron Marcus, plus "Undergraduate
  HCI projects at UC Berkeley."  The Usability Engineering BOF will hold
  a joint meeting with the STC Silicon Valley Usability SIG February 15;
  they will be meeting at a coffee shop to select a usability book to
  read and discuss this year.

  DC_CHI was officially chartered by ACM on January 7.  Attendees of
  its February 8 meeting will conduct a heuristic evaluation of
  TerpNetwork, a career resource for University of Maryland Students;
  this will be a joint meeting with the STC DC Usability SIG.

  CHI*Atlanta has adopted a new Minuteman policy of asking for help in
  running the affairs and functions of the group.  The new approach
  recognizes the fact that members are busy professionals with a
  frequently unpredictable schedule and may be able to volunteer some
  time one month, but not the next.

  GB/SIGCHI's February 8 program: "JuniorNet: A Case Study of
  Interaction Design for Children," Ron Perkins, John Bonner, & Brian

  LowellCHI will hold its inaugural meeting February 17.  Topic:
  "Doing Real Work in Virtual Worlds: Collaborating in MUDs."
  Discussion leader: Tari Lin Fanderclai, Akamai.  Those planning to
  attend are asked to read an essay written by Tari and join Tari's

  MOCHI's February 9 speaker will be Gregory D. Abowd; his talk:
  "Classroom 2000: Examining ubiquitous computing and automated
  capture and access in a living laboratory."  Also, officer elections
  will be held this month via email.

  CHIFOO's program February 22: Ken Hinckley of Microsoft Research
  presents, "The Future of the Mouse: An Exploration of New Input
  Techniques For User Interfaces."

  PhiCHI will meet February 23 and feature a presentation by Wayne
  Zachary on "Embedding Cognitive Models in Training and Performance
  Support Systems."

  CHI-Austin's next meeting will be February 14; program TBA.

  At NUCHI's January 26 meeting, Grant Skousen gave a presentation
  on Customer Centered Design.

  MilwauCHI will meet on Tuesday, February 1.  Program: "Form and
  Function: A case study of the Harley-Davidson RoadStore."  Presenters:
  Catherine Reeves & Alan Mazzan of USWeb/CKS.  Sandwiches, chips, and
  beverages will be provided.

You don't know where NUCHI or LowellCHI or CHIFOO or ... are?  Take a look
at the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage ( to
find out.

Richard Anderson
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair

                           Richard I. Anderson
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