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"Richard I. Anderson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Richard I. Anderson
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SIGCHI provided sets of CHI 2001 tutorial notes to 30 CHI Local SIGs during
May for the libraries they maintain for their members.

Here is a sampling of more of what is happening in the world of CHI Local SIGs:


  Chartered chapter in this geography: CHI-SA.

Americas (outside the U.S.)

  Chartered chapters in this geography: Brazil CHI, CapCHI, ToRCHI,
  VanCHI, WatCHI (student), and CHI-Mexico.  Prospective chapter:
  SIGCHI Chile.

  Brazil CHI is playing a key role in IHC 2001 - IV Brazilian Workshop
  on Human Factors in Computer Systems.  IHC is the main scientific
  meeting of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in Brazil.  Submissions
  are due 9 June.

  CapCHI is offering a full-day tutorial on June 1: "Understanding
  User's Work in Context: Practical Observation Skills" by Susan Dray.
  This tutorial is being offered via the support of SIGCHI's Tutorials-
  To-Go program.

  ToRCHI is hosting a meeting on 7 June featuring Barry Wellman.  His
  presentation: "Design Considerations for Social Networkware: Little Boxes,
  Glocalization, and Networked Individualism."

Asia / Pacific

  Chartered chapters in this geography: CHI South India and SIGCHI_NZ.
  Prospective chapters: SIGCHI Korea and CHI Bombay.

  SIGCHI_NZ is presenting "Symposium on Computer Human Interaction"
  6 July 2001 (with "Wairarapa Wine Trail" on 7 July 2001),
  Palmerston North, New Zealand.  Submissions are received not only
  from New Zealand but also from Australia and Europe. The proceedings
  (ISBN 0-473-07559-8) will be published and distributed during the


  Chartered chapters in this geography: SIGCHI Austria, BelCHI,
  BulSIGCHI, Czech SIGCHI, SIGCHI Finland, Toulouse SIGCHI, SIGCHI Italy,
  SIGCHI.NL, Universidade Fernando Pessoa SIGCHI (student), CHISPA, and
  SwissCHI.  Prospective chapters: SIGCHI.DK, German SIGCHI, SIGCHI
  Norway, Poland SIGCHI, SIGCHI Romania, Russia SIGCHI, SIGCHI Sweden,
  and West Sweden CHI.

  BelCHI announced that it is organizing the CADUI (Computer-Aided
  Design of User Interfaces) 2002 Conference.  It has also launched
  a website for the chapter (

  SIGCHI Finland was chartered May 8.

  SIGCHI.NL organises on 12 June a conference about the usable
  organisation and the accessibility of information on the internet,
  entitled: "E-Content for All."  The program includes a number of
  presentations in which the theme is discussed from different points of
  view, guided tours along the premisses of our host, TNO Human
  Factors, a number of demonstrations, and a design contest featuring
  teams of all sorts.

  A symposium was held at the "Polytechnica" University in
  Bucharest, in 23-24 May, on virtual media, co-chaired by Stefan
  Trausan-Matu (provisional vice-chair of CHI-Romania), with 5
  participants from CHI-Romania.  The symposium was thought of as
  an interdisciplinnary debate among participants from very different
  areas: philosophy, medicine, psychology, sociology, film, theatre,
  television, information technology, and education.

  15 juni: Seminarium om IT i vardagslivet.  Ett arrangemang av
  PLAY-studion vid Interaktiva Institutet, Viktoriainstitutet, projektet
  e-People och West Sweden CHI.  Deltagare: Pelle Ehn, Bill Gaver, Hans
  Werner Gellersen, Tom Rodden.  Moderator: Magnus Bergqvist.

Middle East

  Prospective chapter in this geography: IsraCHI.

  IsraCHI will have an evening meeting on June 25th, on the topic of:
  Interactive TV and Usability.

United States

  Chartered chapters in this geography: BayCHI, LA-SIGCHI, SanD CHI,
  DC-CHI, CHI-Atlanta, CHI-Squared, LowellCHI (student), GB/SIGCHI,
  (student), Puget Sound SIGCHI, and Milwau-CHI.   Prospective chapters:
  Rocky Mountain CHI, ConnCHI, and ISU SIGCHI.  Point of contact: KATCHI.

  BayCHI's program June 12  starts with the election of BayCHI officers,
  proceeds with a presentation by Maribeth Back on "The AirBook: Force-
  Free Interaction with Dynamic Text in an Assistive Reading Device,"
  then continues with a presentation by Neil Scott on "Current Research &
  Dissemination Activities at the Archimedes Project."  The evening program
  is preceded by the BayCHI dinner.  BayCHI Mobile will meet June 14:
  "Uncovering the Wireless Interaction Paradigm," Heiko Sacher.  BayCHI
  East Bay will meet the third week of June: "Informal Tools for Designing
  Anywhere, Anytime, Anydevice User Interfaces," James Landay.  BayCHI
  Web will meet June 21: "Visitor Interaction Analysis," Erin Liman &
  Mark Drummond.

  Rocky Mountain CHI met May 31.  Speaker: George J. Boggs; topic:
  "Usability and User Preference Assessment for Off-the-shelf Products."
  The June 19 meeting will be an informal happy hour at the Walnut
  Brewery in Boulder.

  The June 14 meeting of CHI-Atlanta will focus on the impact of
  of devices - current and future - on our work with user interfaces.
  This will be an effort to look at information architecture, graphical
  interfaces, and usability in a time period of the "shrinking interface."

  GB/SIGCHI's next meeting will be the evening of June 12.  Program:
  "On-line Usability Testing: Eight Lessons Learned" by Tom McCann &
  Tim Semen of

  LowellCHI's meeting June 14 will feature a presentation by Donald
  Day on "Internationalization and Globalization of User Interfaces."

  On June 13, MOCHI's meeting will feature a Jim Herbsleb talk about
  "From Instant Messaging to Services for Converged Networks: The Bell
  Labs Collaboratory."

  A group of Minneapolis-St. Paul area HCI students and professionals
  (many of them members of the inactive TwinCHI chapter) gathered in
  May to start planning local activities for CHI 2002.  A variety of
  activities, including tours of interesting facilities, is being planned.  In
  addition to SIGCHI members, local UPA chapter members are active in
  helping bring a local flavor to CHI 2002.

  CHIFOO has new t-shirts for sale.  (CHIFOO's June meeting is yet to
  be announced.)

  MilwauCHI will meet June 5 and feature a presentation by Kate
  Gomoll & Ellen Story on "Discovering User Needs: Field Techniques
  You Can Use."  A social time precedes the meeting.

You don't know where CHIFOO, GB/SIGCHI, ToRCHI, CapCHI, IsraCHI,
LowellCHI, BelCHI, or ... are?  Take a look at the SIGCHI Local SIGs
webpage ( to find out and to
access more information about CHI Local SIGs.

Richard Anderson
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair


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