The monthly local sig sampler tends to highlight meetings featuring guest
presentations. But, local sigs offer much more, and some local sigs play
important roles without holding meetings that feature guest presentations.
So, in this month's sampler, I list all "announced" local sigs, in addition
to the kinds of announcements usually included in the sampler.
Note that a task force of CHI local sig leaders is forming to generate and
evaluate ways local sigs can play a greater role in the running of SIGCHI.
For more information, contact me.
A sampling (i.e., incomplete list) of what is or will soon be happening in
the world of CHI local sigs:
A prospective CHI chapter in Germany (now the German Informatics Society
TC 2.3) was announced during September.
SIGCHI Italy will meet on October 30 at noon. Also, October 31 is the
deadline for submission to HCITALY'99, a one day meeting that will be
in Rome, at CNR, Piazzale A. Moro, on February 9 1999; it is the first
meeting on Human-Computer Interaction whose official language, despite
the title, is Italian.
SIGCHI.NL will meet the evening of 19 October for a presentation
entitled, 'Registration and analysis of behaviour using virtual reality
technology' by Jorrit Kuiper, of Noldus & Green Dino, and others.
(Their second full-day conference -- held in September -- was a big
Other local sig efforts in Europe: BulSIGCHI (Bulgaria), Czech SIGCHI,
Toulouse SIGCHI (France), Poland SIGCHI, Porto SIGCHI (Portugal), MosCHI
(Moscow, Russia), & SwissCHI.
Local sig efforts in Africa: South African SIGCHI.
Americas (outside USA)
CapCHI's next meeting occurs on Thu. Oct. 15, 1998 at Nortel Skyline
featuring Dr. Roy Ballantine from Cognos Inc., who will be giving a
talk "UI Prototyping Tools - Why, Which and When?" (CapCHI is based
CHI's first prospective student chapter -- WatCHI -- announced its
beginnings. Location: the University of Waterloo.
Other local sig efforts in the Americas (outside USA): Brazil SIGCHI,
ToRCHI (Toronto Region), & CHI-Mexico.
BayCHI's featured speakers on Tuesday October 13: Don Hopkins of Maxis
("Natural Selection: The Evolution of Pie Menus") and Gene Golovchinsky
of FX Palo Alto Laboratory ("XLibris Document Appliance"). (BayCHI is
in the San Francisco Bay Area.)
DC-CHI will meet the evening of October 26 at NSF. Program: "What Makes
Online Communities Successful?" Speakers: Jenny Preece, Ron Rice, &
David Silver. Those able to arrive early are welcome to join other
attendees for dinner nearby. (DC-CHI is based in Washington, DC.)
On CHI-Squared's October 19th meeting, Leland Wilkinson of SPSS Inc.
and Northwestern University will be talking about: "The Grammar of
Graphics - A Model-driven Graphical System." (CHI-Squared is in
GB/SIGCHI's next program (Tuesday, October 8): "Making the Web Accessible
to Blind and Deaf Users," Geoff Freed, CPB/WGBH National Center for
Accessible Media. Refreshments will be served 1/2 hour prior to the
program. (GB/SIGCHI is in the Greater Boston area.)
KC-CHI's next meeting will be held October 6. Topic: to be announced.
(KC-CHI is in Kansas City, MO.)
GatewayCHI will meet the evening of October 7. Program: "From Users to
Usability." Presenters will include Jennifer Ruffino of Edward Jones,
Janette Coble of the Washington University School of Medicine, Mike
Coble of Tripos, Inc., and Dr. Catherine Riordan of the University of
Missouri-Rolla. (GatewayCHI is in St. Louis, MO.)
BuckCHI's next program (Tuesday, October 13th): "Providing a Free Web
Service: How to Do It and Why." Speaker: Gary Perlman, OCLC. (BuckCHI
is in Central Ohio.)
Craig Hickman, author of Kid Pix, spoke about the design of software
and design for children at CHIFOO's October meeting (Oct. 1). (CHIFOO
is in the Portland, Oregon area.)
LoneStar CHI's Eric Brunick will talk about the central role language
plays in the user interface the evening of October 8. (LoneStar CHI
is based in Dallas and Ft. Worth.)
Other local sig efforts in the United States: LA-SIGCHI (Los Angeles),
ConnCHI (Connecticut), CHI-Atlanta, MaineCHI, TwinCHI (Twin Cities of
Minnesota), NYC SIGCHI (New York City), TriCHI (Triangle Park, North
Carolina), TennCHI (Tennessee), CHI-Austin, NUCHI (Northern Utah),
Puget Sound SIGCHI (Washington), Milwau-CHI (Milwaukee).
For access to further information on the above and on what is happening
with other CHI Local SIGs, see the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage
Local SIGs Chair
Richard I. Anderson
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