SIGCHI Chapters are collections of people that are associated with SIGCHI who share a common location. Chapters are always geographical but may have a specific topic of emphasis. Similar to SIGCHI communities, chapters are groups of people, who, by banding together, can speak with a common voice within SIGCHI; can more effectively organize the activities that are of interest to them; and can obtain services that support their activities. (Source: https://sigchi.org/get-involved/local-chapters/)
The ACM SIGCHI German Chapter was founded on March 6th 2017. The officers of the SIGCHI German Chapter are elected by the members in the Election Meeting (usually in September) and serve for two years (starting from April following the Election Meeting).
Officers of SIGCHI German Chapter
Chair (04/2020 – 03/2022): Andreas Riener
Vice-Chair (04/2021 – 03/2023): Mirjam Augstein
Secretary / Tresasurer (04/2020 – 03/2022): Michael Koch
2017 – 2018: Albrecht Schmidt
2018 – 2020: Michael Koch
For joining SIGCHI German Chapter you do not have to be member of ACM or ACM SIGCHI – nor do you have to be member of the Fachbereich Mensch-Computer-Interaktion in the German Computing Society (GI) – you just have to send your membership request to the chapters secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org – Nevertheless, we highly appreciate participation and membership both in ACM (SIGCHI) and in Fachbereich Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.
ACM Chapter Members are eligible for the following set of member benefits:
- Complimentary Subscription to Communications — Chapter Members are eligible for a three-month complimentary electronic subscription to ACM’s flagship publication Communications of the ACM.
- acm.org email address — Chapter members are eligible for an “acm.org” email forwarding address with filtering.
- Receipt of ACM’s Popular E-Newsletters — TechNews, the latest news in computing, 3x weekly; CareerNews, the latest career and industry news, bi-monthly; and MemberNet, all about ACM people and events monthly.