SIGCHI CARES

SIGCHI CARES exists to serve as a resource for those who experience discrimination and/or harassment in violation of ACM’s policies governing SIG activities:  policy against discrimination and harassmentpolicy on plagiarism, misrepresentation, and falsificationpolicy on coercion and abuse in the ACM publications process; and policy on roles and responsibilities in ACM publishing. CARES supports such individuals by allowing them to work with established members of the SIGCHI community, who are approachable and willing to listen and help navigate the SIGCHI and ACM reporting and accountability process. By its existence, CARES seeks to raise awareness of and deter discriminatory, harassing, or other unethical behavior and incidents related to SIG activities and publications. It seeks to support those who have had such experiences directly, offering them an open and confidential conversation, with dual intent of: (a) creating better awareness of discriminatory dynamics on the part of conference organizers; and (b) increasing accountability of conference organizers, event staff, and conference attendees. Our goal is to empower all SIGCHI community members to speak up if we observe such behavior. Note that in certain cases of imminent danger, including threats of violence, suicide, harm to children, etc., CARES committee members are required to report to appropriate authorities.

The CARES committee was initially formed in January 2020, and the SIGCHI Executive Committee approved and appointed an initial fourteen members (see membership). SIGCHI CARES is a committee of SIGCHI. This relationship is expected to continue in perpetuity, and any changes to the rules of governance must be approved by SIGCHI EC.

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the SIGCHI CARES Co-chairs (Celine Latulipe & Michael Muller) at sigchi-cares@acm.org .

Call for new members

The SIGCHI CARES committee is currently seeking new members to join. We seek SIGCHI members who want to help people in our community to navigate difficult situations and potentially to navigate the ACM complaints process on a confidential basis. If you are interested in serving, please get in touch with Co-Chairs Michael Muller and Celine Latulipe.

Conference Representatives

This table below shows the SIGCHI CARES members who will be in attendance or available by email as a SIGCHI CARES representative for conferences. If you are a conference chair and there is no SIGCHI CARES rep assigned for your conference, please reach out to the SIGCHI CARES Co-Chairs. Also, consider if there is someone in your research sub-community who would be a good person to join the SIGCHI CARES committee. We would definitely like to have more representation from all of the sub-communities within CHI on the CARES committee.

Conference

CARES Representative

Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive

Helena

Creativity & Cognition

Celine

Computer Human Interaction

Rina/Rosie

Computer Human Interaction Play

Rina/Cayley

Cognitive Intelligence

Yushan

Computing and Sustainable Societies

Helena

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Andrea/Rosie

Conversational User Interfaces

Michael

Designing Interactive Systems

Andrea/Cayley

Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

Rosie

Eye Tracking Research and Applications

Rosie

Supporting Group Work

Naz

Human-Robot Interaction

Stevie/Cayley

International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

Yushan

Interaction Design and Children

Naz

Interactive Media Experiences

Helena

Interactive Surfaces and Spaces

Rina/Cayley

Intelligent User Interfaces

Michael

Mobile HCI

Karrie

Recommender Systems

Stevie

Spatial User Interaction

Celine

Tangible and Embedded Interaction

Yushan/Cayley

Ubiquitous Computing

Yushan

User Interface Software and Technology

Celine

User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Yushan

Virtual Reality Software and Technology

Karrie