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Richard Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 5 Oct 1998 12:05:46 -0700
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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
  in Ottawa).

  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.

 United States

  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

Richard Anderson
Local SIGs Chair
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