SIGCHI Award Nominations Process

NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED AT CHI 2018 ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15, 2017 (20:00 EDT)

 

Changes for this year

The nomination process is slightly changed starting this year. The selection subcommittees are now public, and there is a required nomination process. We welcome and encourage numerous nominations – but informal lobbying of committee members is not allowed.  Nominations are rolled over from year to year, but since this year’s process is slightly different, we encourage new nominations to be submitted for all candidates.

Nominations must include:

Except for the Outstanding Dissertation (English Only) Award, which follows a special process. All other SIGCHI award nominations must include the following:

  • a brief summary (maximum one page, preferably a PDF) of how the nominee meets the criteria for the award;
  • the nominee’s CV;
  • Name and contact information of the nominator
  • Names and contact information of two people who are knowledgeable about the qualifications of and endorse the nominee (nothing is required by the endorser beyond their agreement that the nominee deserves the award).

Nominations and queries should be submitted as follows:

  • General questions: sigchi-ac-awards at acm.org

THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ALIASES ARE CURRENTLY BEING SET UP. FOR THE TIME BEING, ONLY USE THE sigchi-ac-awards at acm.org ADDRESS.

  • Nominations – SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award: sigchi-resprac-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award: sigchi-resprac-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award: sigchi-service-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – SIGCHI Lifetime Social Impact Award: sigchi-socimp-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation (English Language) Award: sigchi-dissert-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – SIGCHI Special Recognition Award: sigchi-resprac-awards at acm.org
  • Nominations – CHI Academy: sigchi-resprac-awards at acm.org

About the Awards Committees and the Decision Process

The SIGCHI awards are overseen by the SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Awards, currently Ben Bederson.  The awardees are selected from the nominations by the following committees that are appointed by the SIGCHI Executive Committee.

  • The SIGCHI Research and Practice Award subcommittee selects the recipients of the SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award, the SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award, the SIGCHI Special Recognition Award, and elects individuals to the CHI Academy.  The committee membership will be posted soon.
  • The SIGCHI Social Impact Award subcommittee selects the recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award.
    • Batya Friedman (subcommittee chair)
    • committee membership will be posted soon
  • The SIGCHI Service Award subcommittee selects the recipient of the SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award. The committee membership will be posted soon.
    • Jonathan Lazar (subcommittee chair)
    • committee membership will be posted soon
  • The SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation (English Language) Award subcommittee selects the recipient(s) of the Outstanding Dissertation (English Language) Awards.
    • Kristina Höök (subcommittee chair)
    • committee membership will be posted soon

We follow the ACM awards committee conflict of interest process. Additionally, SIGCHI EC members are not eligible for awards (except for past presidents, who are). Also note that subcommittee members are eligible for awards from other subcommittees.