Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) enable conference attendees who share similar interests to meet informally for 90 minutes of facilitated discussion. SIGs proposals are welcome from all six of CHI's communities: Design, Education, Engineering, Management, Research, and Usability. Cross community SIGs are encouraged; select one of the relevant communities to submit to and in your supplementary material explain what other communities your proposal relates to. The proposal will be reviewed by members of all relevant communities. The conference provides each SIG with meeting space and advertises SIG meetings to the rest of the conference in the Extended Abstracts and Conference Program.
Format of Submissions
Submissions for SIGs must be received by 13 January 2006. You will need to submit:
Examples of Successful Submissions
To guide you, we provide some examples of previous years' accepted submissions (please remember that for this year some more information is required):
How Can Usability Be Certified? A Practical Test of Your Skills
User Involvement in the Web Development Process
Design of Usable Multi-Platform Interactive Systems
Submissions will be reviewed independently by reviewers drawn from the relevant community(ies). Proposals must be authored by a minimum of two individuals representing at least two different organizations. SIG proposals will be reviewed, and acceptance will be based on, the relevance and importance of the topic to the community it is submitted to, and the plan for stimulating attendee interest and participation.
At the Conference
Accepted SIGs will have a scheduled session at the conference. There is no A/V or technical support guaranteed for SIGs; after your SIG is accepted, we will notify you what technical support will be available, if any. Rooms will be set up to facilitate discussion.
After the Conference
After the conference, organizers are encouraged to continue their SIG by organizing a workshop at a future conference or creating and maintaining a website.
SIG Submission Checklist