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:
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-
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 (www.belchi.be).
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.
Prospective chapter in this geography: IsraCHI.
IsraCHI will have an evening meeting on June 25th, on the topic of:
Interactive TV and Usability.
Chartered chapters in this geography: BayCHI, LA-SIGCHI, SanD CHI,
DC-CHI, CHI-Atlanta, CHI-Squared, LowellCHI (student), GB/SIGCHI,
MOCHI, TwinCHI, KC-CHI, GatewayCHI, NYC-CHI, TriCHI, BuckCHI,
CHIFOO, PhiCHI, CHI-Austin, Lone Star CHI, NUCHI, GMU 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 &
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 Staples.com.
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
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
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 (http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/) to find out and to
access more information about CHI Local SIGs.
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair
Richard I. Anderson
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