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Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI) is the one of the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest groups which is focused on human–computer interactions (HCI).

It hosts the major annual international HCI conference, CHI, with around 2,500 attendees, and publishes ACM Interactions and ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

SIGCHI was formed in 1982 by renaming and refocusing the Special Interest Group on Social and Behavioral Computing (SIGSOC); Lorraine Borman, previously editor of the SIGSOC Bulletin, was its first chair.[1]

SIGCHI has two membership publications, the SIGCHI Bulletin and ACM Interactions.


Each year SIGCHI inducts around 7 or 8 people into the CHI Academy, honoring them for their significant contribution to the field of human–computer interaction. It also gives out a CHI Lifetime Achievement Award for research and practice, the CHI Lifetime Service Award, and the CHI Social Impact Award.

CHI Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

CHI Lifetime Service Award[edit]

CHI Social Impact Award[edit]

Executive Committee[edit]

SIGCHI is governed by an Executive Committee (EC) which is composed of officers elected by SIGCHI members, the immediate past chair, the editors of SIGCHI publications, and other appointed members.

The current SIGCHI President is Loren Terveen of GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota.[2]


  1. ^ Borman, Lorraine (January 1996), "SIGCHI: The Early Years", SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1).
  2. ^ "Officers and Committees". SIGCHI. Retrieved August 13, 2015.

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