Voting history

Date: March 19, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Advisory Council Members

We seek approval of Shaowen Bardzell, Jen Mankoff, and Joe Konstan as the inaugural advisory council members to serve until June 30th. This is to acknowledge their contributions and thank them for their guidance in what has been a very active few months for us.

Results: 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: March 04, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Approving SIGCHI FY25 Budget

Please vote to approve the latest version of the SIGCHI FY25 Budget. The total EC budget is $966,500, and the total conference budget is $5,896,006. Conference overhead is $792,847. See also the unofficial projection on how FY25 budget, revenue and actual spending may impact the SIG's financial wellbeing in FY26 (i.e., next year the same time).

Results: 15 yes, zero no, 1 abstain


Date: March 07, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on VP Chapters

We seek approval of Jeni Paay as the new VP Chapters.

Results: 12 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: February 21, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for SIGCHI Societal Impact Award

Societal Impact 2024 Awardees: Kate Starbird (University of Washington, USA) Amy Ogan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Jan Gulliksen (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

Results: 14 yes, 1 no, zero abstain


Date: February 21, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

Lifetime Research 2024 Awardees: Wendy Mackay (INRIA, France) James Landay (Stanford, USA) Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Susanne Bodker (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Results: 13 yes, zero no, 2 abstain


Date: February 21, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Outstanding Dissertation 2024 Awardees: Yixin Zou (UMichigan, USA) Courtney Reed (Queen Mary University, UK) Azra Ismail (Georgia Tech, USA) Nicholas Vincent (Northwestern University, USA) Karan Ahuja (CMU, USA)

Results: 13 yes, zero no, 1 abstain


Date: January 31, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for ACM SIGCHI Academy class of 2024

The subcommittee presented a list of 10 inductees to the academy: Shwetak Patel, University of Washington, USA Shaowen Bardzell, Georgia Tech, USA Anna Cox, University College London, UK Björn Hartmann, UC Berkeley, USA Ryen White, Microsoft Research, USA Gillian Hayes, UC Irvine, USA Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Tech, USA Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University (Aarhus University), UK (Denmark) Julie Kientz, University of Washington, USA Vassilis Kostakos, University of Melbourne, Australia

Results: 10 yes, zero no, 12 abstain


Date: January 31, 2024 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award

The subcommittee presented a single candidate to receive the award: Elizabeth Churchill, Google, USA

Results: 13 yes, zero no, 9 abstain


Date: December 27, 2023

Description and Discussion: Adding Awards Committee Members

Please vote on potential new members for the SIGCHI Award subcommittees, starting already for the 2024 cycle. These names have all been sourced from the subcommittee chairs and EC members, and nominated by the community using Submittable.

Deadline: December 27, 2023

Results:

Do you approve of Andy Dearden (Sheffield Hallam University) - Societal Impact? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Nicki Dell (Cornell Tech) - Societal Impact? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Shaowen Bardzell (Georgia Tech) - Societal Impact? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Amy Ko (University of Washington) - Academy? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Steve Hodges (Microsoft Research) - Academy? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain

Do you approve of Susanne Bødker (Aarhus University) - Academy? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain

Do you approve of Uichin Lee (KAIST) - Academy? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain

Do you approve of Karrie Kararahalios (UIUC) - Lifetime Research & Practice? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Gregory Abowd (Northeastern University) - Lifetime Research & Practice? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain

Do you approve of Geraldine Fitzpatrick (TU Wien) - Lifetime Service? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain

Do you approve of Sean Munson (University of Washington) - Dissertation? 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain

Do you approve of Ellen Do (UC Boulder) - Dissertation? 12 yes, zero no, 1 abstain


Date: December 23, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for the Site Selection Working Group Members

We are asking approval of the following members for the Site Selection Working Group, approved on November 2023: Katie Seaborn Adrian Petterson Phil Palanque Pawel Wozniak Carolyn Peterson Annu Prabhakar

Deadline: December 23, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 9 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: December 23, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on the Mediterranean SIGCHI Committee Bylaws

Luigi De Russis (EVP) is asking for approval of the Mediterranean SIGCHI Committee bylaws.

Deadline: December 23, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 9 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 28, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Outstanding Dissertation Award changes

Background: There has long been an interest from the SIGCHI EC to allow self-nominations for the SIGCHI awards program. At the moment, all six awards require nominations by someone else. However, there are equity issues with this approach; not everyone has access to a network of mentors who will nominate them. This is particularly true for the Outstanding Dissertation award, where toxic advisor relationships can make it impossible for a worthy student to get nominated. Furthermore, the Dissertation award currently limits nominations to one per department.

Proposal: We will introduce two changes to the Outstanding Dissertation award for the upcoming 2024 cycle:

1. Allow for self-nominations for the Outstanding Dissertation award; and

2. Remove the limit of 1 nomination per department for the Outstanding Dissertation award. The changes would be experimental for 2024 and be evaluated afterwards.

Consequences: The second point is absolutely necessary if we are to allow for the first. Otherwise, it will be difficult for individual students who self-nominate to know where to turn to get selected by their department. There is a risk of an influx of unqualified dissertations for the award due to this change. However, the subcommittee chair, Ian Oakley, is not concerned and is willing to try the experiment.

Deadline: November 28, 2023

Results: 8 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 17, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Approvals of ad hoc subcommittee chairs

Vote for Melissa Densmore and Cosmin Munteanu as Research Ethics Committee Co-Chairs.

Vote for Elizabeth Gerber and Ian Oakley as Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs.

Deadline: November 17, 2023 (~48 hour vote)

Results: 14 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 15, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on AC Awards

We seek approval of Niklas Elmqvist as the new Awards Adjunct Chair. He has a long history of working on the awards committee and is already getting us all organized.

Results: 11 yes, zero no, 1 abstain


Date: November 11, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on the CHI 2024 budget

Luigi De Russis (EVP) is asking for approval of the CHI 2024 budget, on behalf of the CHI SC. The budget file linked is amended to reflect the explicit agreement with the SC chair(s) on the items covered by SIGCHI and will be communicated to the CHI 2024 GC after the vote.

Deadline: November 11, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 7, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on SIGCHI Site Selection Working Group

We seek approval of a Site Selection Working Group that would produce a set of guidelines for SIGCHI conferences (small, medium, and large ones) to consider as they choose their sites. This is a part of our response to the CHIinHawaii protests.

Deadline: November 7, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 16 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 3, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Take Two: Vote on SIGCHI Advisory Council

Take Two (with Susanne's input): We seek approval of an Advisory Council that the President interfaces with to seek advice in governance by the EC of the SIGCHI community and organization.

Deadline: November 3, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 16 yes, 1 no, zero abstain


Date: October 30, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on New EVP (from elected roles only)

We seek approval from our elected members (or roles) for a new EVP following the resignation of Andrew Kun, who served in the role from 2022-2023. Please indicate whether you approve of Luigi De Russis as new EVP.

Deadline: October 31, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 8 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: November 1, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Approving Christianah Oyewale as a New Member of the Sustainability Committee

Please vote to approve the proposal of adding Christianah Oyewale as a new member of the Sustainability Committee, with immediate effect.

The Sustainability Committee at present is 3 women (Nic, Jasmine, Eldy) and 6 men (Robert, Vishal, Patrick, Matt, TX, Jason). Most of our members are located in Europe or north America. We believe Christianah, a young Nigerian woman who has just started studying in Morocco, will bring a vital African perspective to our committee. Christianah attended the African HCI Leaders Summit in Cape Town.

Relatively fewer Africans have been involved in SIGCHI and as a new member of the SIGCHI community, Christianah will bring very valuable insight into their needs and aspirations, as well as interpretation of sustainability.

Results: 11 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: October 25, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Education Chair

We seek approval of Colin Gray as the new Education Chair. He has a long history of working on EduCHI and is committed to HCI education.

Deadline: October 25, 2023 (AoE)

Results: 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: October 15, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Approving Five New Members of the Asia SIGCHI Committee

Please vote to approve the proposal of the slate of five new members of the Asia SIGCHI Committee (ASC), with immediate effect. The recruitment call was released back in June. According to the bylaw, ASC has established a selection procedure, screened and interviewed the applicants, and voted to recommend 5 new members to join ASC. The recommended five new members are: Preeti Mudliar (IIIT Bangalore, India), Thippaya Chintakovid (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Simon Perrault (Singapore University of Technology and Design), Zhicong Lu (City University of Hong Kong), and Ian Oakley (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea).

Results: 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: August 25, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for appointing members of the SIGCHI's Mediterranean Regional Committee

The VP Finance (Luigi De Russis) is asking for approval for the following members of the Mediterranean Regional Committee: Giuliana Vitiello, Full Professor at University of Salerno, Italy, and chair of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter. Laura Makary, recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts, USA, born in Egypt. Valentina Nisi, Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal. Houda Elmimouni, recently completed a post-doc at Indiana University, USA, born in Morocco. George Caridakis, Professor at University of the Aegean, Greece, and chair of the Greek chapter. Joel Lanir, Associate Professor at University of Haifa, and vice-chair of Israeli SIGCHI chapter.

Out of the 6 members, 4 identify as female and 2 as male.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Luigi De Russis.

Deadline: August 23, 2023

Results: 13 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: August 10, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on the Retired Rate of SIGCHI Membership

Please vote to endorse the proposed retired rate for SIGCHI membership at $10. This is the same as the student rate. Please note that ACM has been unwilling to reduce it below $10.

Results: 16 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 28, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Approving the Proposal of SIGCHI Best Practices Working Group Definition and Makeup

Please vote to approve the proposal of the SIGCHI Best Practices Working Group Definition and Makeup, with immediate effect.

Results: 12 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 28, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Approving Proposed Changes to the Asian SIGCHI Committee Bylaws

Please vote to approve the proposed changes to bylaws for the SIGCHI ASC Regional Committee, with immediate effect.

Results: 12 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 24, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Futuring SIGCHI's proposals

The AC Community Support (Naveena Karusala) is asking for approval for the Futuring SIGCHI committee teams' proposals. Proposals have gone through a discussion period and updated versions are available on Slack.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Naveena Karusala.

Deadline: July 24, 2023

Results: 14 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 19, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote for an additional member of the SIGCHI Video Operations Committee

VP for Operations (Kash Todi) is asking for approval for the following member of the Video Operations committee:

Faraz Faruqi: A third year Computer Science Ph.D. student at MIT, working with Prof. Stefanie Mueller at CSAIL. Faraz has volunteered for SIGCHI conferences in the past and has technical expertise for the role. Website: https://www.farazfaruqi.com/. Contact: Kash Todi.

Deadline: July 19, 2023

Results: 10 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 19, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on LATAM Committee Bylaws

Please vote to approve the bylaws for the SIGCHI LATAM Regional Committee, with immediate effect. Feel free to add comments or considerations, even if you agree and are willing to approve.

Results: 10 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: July 14, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Adding a Sustainability Committee Member

Nic would like to propose Eldy Lazaro becomes a member of the Sustainability Committee specifically to prompt the engagement of Latin American communities.

Eldy answered an open call, and in my discussion with her she said she can commit around 5-7 hrs a month. She is a Peruvian, 2nd year PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is eager to focus on actively integrating Latin American perspectives into the committee, and draw on her experience in doing outreach projects in different regions, and her expertise in relation to textiles, wearables and sustainable materialities. http://www.eldylazaro.com/. Contact: Nic Bidwell.

Deadline: July 14, 2023

Results: 14 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: June 06, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion:

The VP at Large (Hao-Chuan Wang) is asking for approval for Duncan Brumby to be the Chair of the Education Committee.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Hao-Chuan Wang.

Deadline: June 6, 2023

Results: 11 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: May 06, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion:

The AC for Sustainability (Nic Bidwell) is asking for approval for Robert Soden to be added as a member to the Sustainability Committee.

Nic would like to recommend that Robert Soden becomes a member of the Sustainability Committee Currently we have 7 active members: Vishal; Jason; Matthew; Patrick; TX; Gozel; and Jasmine. We also have: Aadi, who is in a consultation role, and Diego, who participates asynchronously. Jennifer left the committee when she left academia earlier this year. We are, thus, short of three active people, and additionally, two places continue to remain open on the committee for representation of LatAm and African geographic regions. Nic continues to actively engage more Global South representation. Meanwhile, our work is increasing in load.

Robert applied via the open call for volunteers and is available to contribute 5-7 hours per week starting immediately and for at least a year. His research looks at climate informatics, sustainable HCI, and community response to disasters and he has a Master's Degree in Sustainable Development http://robertsoden.io. He has contributed to CHI and CSCW and Nic strongly believes he can make a valuable contribution to building the community of people engaged in climate change and sustainability research and practice as it relates to SIGCHI. Contact: Nic Bidwell.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Deadline: May 26, 2023

Results: 14 yes, zero no, zero abstain


Date: April 12, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The Asia SIGCHI Committee (ASC) is asking for approval for the following two liaisons to the EC and the Global Committee:

Hao-Chuan Wang is the new VP at Large and has strong ties to Asia. Dilrukshi Gamage is from the Sri Lanka Chapter and a member of the Global Committee (led by Adriana). She has expressed a keen interest in leading an initiative to support South Asia and fostering connections between the ASC and Global Committee.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 16 yes, no abstain, zero no


Date: April 12, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The Asia SIGCHI Committee (ASC) is asking for approval for the recently established bylaws. Upon the conclusion of this vote, the appointment of a new ASC chair and an open call for six additional ASC committee members will commence.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 11 yes, no abstain, zero no


Date: March 20, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The Executive Vice-President (Andrew Kun) is asking for approval for the VP of Accessibility, Dhruv Jain.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 11 yes, no abstain, zero no


Date: March 9, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The Vice President for Finance (Luigi De Russis) is asking for approval for the FY24 budget, after the discussions held last week. The final version of the budget, in the format requested by the ACM, is available in the EC's Google Drive. It is the consolidated version of the projects in the budget planning worksheet we used and discussed so far.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 12 yes, no abstain, zero no


Date: February 23, 2023 - Rejected

Description and Discussion: Should we make an exception to the EC alcohol policy and pay for alcohol at the 2023 Awards Dinner?: Yes, we can pay from EC funds. No, we cannot pay from EC funds.

Results: 2 yes, 13 no


Date: February 27, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The President (Neha Kumar) is asking for approval for the VP at Large, Hao-Chuan Wang.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 14 “yes”, zero"no", zero "abstain"


Date: February 23, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion:The President (Neha Kumar) is asking for approval for the following Adjunct Chairs for Equity and Volunteer Support: Katta Spiel was the Equity, Justice, and Access Chair for CHI 2022 and has a host of other experiences in this domain. Catia Prandi is from the CHItaly chapter and shared with us a lot of ideas to offer volunteers support, esp in early stages.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 13 “yes”, zero"no", zero "abstain"


Date: February 10, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Adjunct Chairs for Community Support, Partnerships, and Web

The President (Neha Kumar) is asking for approval for the following Adjunct Chairs for Community Support, Partnerships, and the Web:

- Naveena Karusala has been leading the GMTA program for the last several months, the Futuring SIGCHI committee, and has been on the SDF committee since 2020. She seems like the most appropriate candidate to lead GMTA and SDF, given this background.

- Keith Instone has extensive experience with SIGCHI (he was on the EC many years ago), and is a practitioner who is passionate about involving more practitioners in SIGCHI. He is already on the partnerships committee. He has also organized "24 hours of UX" with support from the SDF.

- Abhinav Thukral has extensive experience with designing and implementing websites. He has already helped with prototyping our website last year, and seems proactive and enthusiastic about doing this.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Neha Kumar

Results: 9 “yes”, zero "no", 1 "abstain"


Date: February 08, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Awardees for SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award, SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award, SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award, and SIGCHI Academy

Lifetime Service award

Subcommittee: Philippe Palanque, Duncan Brumby, Anirudha Joshi, Regan Mandryk

Recommended awardees:

- Loren Terveen (in recognition of his large amount of work within SIGCHI and more precisely with the presidency of ACM SIGCHI and influential actions for the evolution of CSCW and CHI conferences).

- Elisabeth Churchill (in recognition of her large amount of work as ACM SIGCHI vice-president (two terms), the involvement in HCI education and HCI curriculum, and multiple important volunteer roles).

The SIGCHI Academy, Lifetime Research, & Lifetime Practice award winners for 2023 are...

SIGCHI Academy: Clifford Lampe, University of Michigan, USA Florian "Floyd" Mueller, University of Melbourne, Australia Hrvoje Benko, Meta, USA Marc Hassenzahl, University of Siegen, Germany Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, USA Regan Mandryck, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Steve Hodges, Microsoft Research, UK Uichin Lee, KAIST, South Korea

Lifetime Research Award: Gregory Abowd, Northeastern University, USA

Lifetime Practice Award: Deborah Mayhew, retired, USA

Results: 10 “yes”, zero"no", 1 "abstain"


Date: January 27, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on Data Working Group Committee Definition and Makeup

Find proposal information here: Any questions or reservations at all, please send a DM/group message on the EC Slack. See Committee Definition and Makeup. Contact: Helena Mentis.

Results: 12 “yes”, zero "no", zero "abstain"


Date: January 27, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: SIGCHI Societal Impact Award

Subcommittee: Leysia Palen (chair), Jacki O’Neill, Aadi Seth, Liz Gerber

Recommended awardees:

Shaowen Bardzell. Dr. Bardzell, through her ground-breaking research on feminist studies, has had long-lasting impact on the field of human-computer interaction and beyond. She has created a new field of inquiry, and has influenced many other researchers who themselves have gone on to create additional societal impact through their work. The committee also recognizes her creation of a subcommittee on social justice within SIGCHI, another demonstration of her career focus on institutional-level change.

Munmun De Choudhury. Dr. De Choudhury is a pioneer in developing novel social computing techniques for the study of social media activity in relation to the public health concern of mental health. She has translated research in practice in collaborations with public health researchers and practitioners, including at the US CDC. Her work also concerns itself with those who are underserved or marginalized. Her consistent stream of activity demonstrates dedication to mental health concerns as a significant topic of concern for HCI.

Nicola Dell. Dr. Dell is a research and activist who investigates and secures the digital safety of survivors of intimate partner abuse (IPV). The amount she has accomplished in the time she has been working in this area is remarkable and inspirational, and already is career-making. Her research and its translation has resulted in practical products, a clinic, and new federal legislation. She also advises companies on the risks of IPV that their technologies create.

Process: “All nominations were released to the entire committee as we had previously scheduled on January 2. Every committee member reviewed each nomination. There were no conflicts of interest. We also reviewed the self-nomination, as in years’ past, they were permitted in the pool. Each committee member was asked to independently evaluate the candidates, and place them in groups of 1 to 4, with 1 being most imminently deserving of the award. There was no specification of the number of nominations that were clustered in each group. Members also submitted comments about their assessment and rationale for that placement. The chair collated these quantitative and qualitative assessments to prepare for a deliberation meeting, which happened on January 18 over a span of 1.5 hours. The collated results were shared with the entire committee. The chair proposed that the candidates who placed in the top two quartiles with greatest frequency needed to be minimally discussed by the committee; however, committee members, if they chose, could add other nominees to that discussion list. After deliberation of the candidates, the committee reached consensus on the three candidates submitted as recommendations to the SIGCHI Executive Committee. The chair took notes throughout the deliberation in our shared document. A summary of those deliberations for the selected awardees along with other requests they had for the EC were sent in an email message to Andrew Kun immediately following the meeting. All members of the committee were cc’ed.”

Diversity: “Including the self-nominated candidate, all but two are employed by research institutions in the US. We stress the employment as the only variable we could ascertain, as we are uncertain of citizenship. In addition, all but two of the 8 are women, with one of the two men being the self-nominated person, so we are failing on diversity of gender as well.”

Any questions or reservations at all, please send a DM/group message on the EC Slack. Contact: Andrew Kun.

Results: 11 “yes”, zero "no", zero "abstain"


Date: January 27, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Subcommittee: Niklas Elmqvist (chair), Ann Blandford, Danyel Fisher, Mar Gonzalez-Franco, Mary Gray, Raquel Oliveira Prates, Carla Dal Sasso Freitas

Recommended awardees: Kai Lukoff - Santa Clara University, USA (Ph.D. UW, USA) Dhruv Jain - University of Michigan, USA (Ph.D. UW, USA) Megan Hofmann - Northeastern University, USA (Ph.D. CMU, USA)

Process: “All 17 nominations were reviewed by at least two (out of the full 7) committee members in an initial triage pass. 8 nominations were identified as finalists during an initial review meeting on January 3, 2023. Finalist nominations were reviewed by four committee members and then discussed during a second review meeting on January 16, 2023. We arrived at our final recommendation by consensus, balancing dissertations, nomination and support letters, as well as factors such as the candidate's gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and academic discipline.”

Any questions or reservations at all, please send a DM/group message on the EC Slack. Contact: Andrew Kun.

Results: 9 “yes”, 1"no", 1 "abstain"


Date: January 26, 2023 - Approved

Description and Discussion: I propose that, given the change approved by the ACM in the SIGCHI bylaws, we retain Simone Kriglstein as our VP Communications and appoint Naomi Yamashita as our new VP Membership. An open call for a new VP at Large and a VP for Accessibility will commence upon the closing of this vote. This proposal is in alignment with our ongoing discussions about bylaws changes, but if you have any questions or reservations at all, please send a DM/group message on the EC Slack. Contact: Neha Kumar.

Results: 9 “yes”, zero "no", zero "abstain"


Date: December 26, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The EVP (Andrew Kun) is asking for approval for the following members of the Awards Committee:

- Steven Drucker is a Partner and Research Manager at Microsoft Research, and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He is a member of the SIGCHI Academy (2020). Find out more on his website.

- Bonnie Nardi is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the SIGCHI Academy (2013) and a recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award (2020). Find out more on Wikipedia.

Results: 10 “yes”, zero "no", zero "abstain"


Date: December 22, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Susanne Boll and Adriana Vivacqua are asking for approval to add Thomas Kosch to the Hybrid Working Group.

Thomas Kosch is an Assistant Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin for “Human-Computer Interaction for Scientific Software”. Thomas Kosch has been and active volunteer in the SIGCHI Community for several years. He has been involved as a volunteer in running virtual events and also as a participant. He could greatly contribute to the Hybrid Committee with this experience. If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 8 “yes”, zero "no", zero "abstain"


Date: December 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The EVP (Andrew Kun) is asking for approval for the following members of the Awards Committee: - Liz Gerber - Aadi Seth - Raquel Prates - Mar Gonzalez-Franco - Danyel Fisher - Regan Mandryk - Duncan Brumby - Steven Pemberton - Yvonne Rogers (as chair of the Research subcommittee)

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Andrew Kun.

Results: 9 “yes”


Date: December 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Presenting non-SIGCHI Awards at SIGCHI Dinner

Per the EC Discussion, the EVP is seeking approval to deny non-SIGCHI Awards at the SIGCHI Dinner and instead inform them of the goal of adding a section on the website showing all kinds of recognitions and not just SIGCHI awards If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Andrew Kun.

Results: 9 “yes”, with 1 "no", and 1 "abstain"


Date: December 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote on SDF Updates

The VP Finance (Luigi De Russis) is asking for approval for the changes to the SDF described in a Slite document and a Google Slides presentation. In short:

  • The SIGCHI Development Fund will integrate the Specialized Conferences Development Fund, with a max of 10k USD per request from SIGCHI conference chairs (with pre-approval from the Steering Committee chairs).

  • Chapters support will be articulated in two different schemes, “Support and Grow” and “Inter-Chapter Visit”, with a 4k and 5k USD limit per proposal respectively.

  • The reviews of chapters and SIGCHI conferences proposals will be done by the VP Chapters and VP Conferences respectively. The Development Fund committee will review the other proposals and will manage the administrative aspects of all as well as the communication with the ACM.

  • The Development Fund committee will be consequently restructured, with VP Conferences and VP Chapters acting as ex-officio members. The committee will be lead by the AC Community Support under the supervision of VP Finance.

  • The exact description of the committee and the updated call for applications (for public consumption) will be shared for comments with the EC as soon as ready.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack. Contact: Luigi De Russis.

Results: 10 “yes”, zero "no", and zero "abstain"


Date: December 14, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The AC Equity (Cale Passmore) is asking for approval to add Daisy O'Neill to the Equity Committee.

She's a PhD student from TUWein (Eindhoven) focused on disability, gender, and fatness in computing and engineering. She's incredibly passionate and well informed, currently serving as an elected chair for establishing equity guidelines at her university. The tie-ins, especially around guideline and allyship programming, are a fantastic fit.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack (in the thread associated with the dedicated message in the vote channel).

Results: 9 “yes”


Date: December 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: HCOMP is interested in becoming a SIGCHI co-sponsored conference along with their current sponsor, AAAI. Conditions are: SIGCHI is co-sponsoring at least 50% of the conference and HCOMP will publish proceedings in ACM's digital library within SIGCHI.

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: Approved, with 9 “yes”


Date: December 8, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Recognizing SIGCHI Service

Related to Slite discussion on recognizing service via chapters, conferences, SIGCHI committees.

Results: 9 “yes”


Date: November 28, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The VP for Communication (Simone Kriglstein) is asking for approval of the following make-up of the Communication Committee: Raquel Breejon Robinson - view information Paula Lago - view information Yukang Yan - view information Julia Chatain - view information Arun Balajiee - view information; additional details Nadeen Fathallah - view information

(2 male; 4 female)

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Deadline: Monday, November 28

Results: 9 “yes”


Date: November 17, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The Vice-President at Large (Naomi Yamashita) is asking for approval to get Grammarly for all SIGCHI members.

Please note: - Discounts are only available if we pay in bulk.- The regular price for "premium" plan is $144/person a year. If SIGCHI pays for 300 people, Grammarly will offer $50/person a year ($15,000 in total). For 3,000 people (which is about the size of SIGCHI members), they will offer $8/person a year ($24,000 in total). - Members will be able to join the institutional license via access code using their institutional email address (in our case, it would be best to use the @sigchi.org email address, assuming that this will be ready soon).

Please vote on the options below. If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Deadline: Friday, November 25, 2022

Results: 9 "yes", 1 "abstain" and zero "no".


Date: November 14, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The AC for Partnerships (Susan Dray) is asking for approval of the following make-up of the Partnerships Committee:

  • Keith Instone

  • Philippe Palanque

  • Bernd Dudzik

  • Sundar Rengararjan

  • Shaimaa Lazem

If you have any questions, please send a message on the EC Slack.

Results: 10 “yes”, 1 abstain, zero “no” .


Date: November 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Please vote for Hybrid Working Group , as proposed by Adriana, by November 15th.

  • Jingxian Liao - PhD student, wants to get to know community better, has experimented with translating talks for non-native speakers (her advisor suggested she volunteer)

  • Kathrin Gerling - recently chaired CHIPlay, wil bring in her experience interested in making this work and helping conferences work towards hybrid

  • Leticia Machado - junior prof, has worked with the Brazilian community, is very interested in remote work, "parents in science" champion

  • Michael Muller - longtime volunteer, will bring in the sociotechnical view, focus on people

  • Vít Rusňák - tech-oriented, seems to enjoy the challenge, also looking to put together the CZ chapter, wants to build connections with SIGCHI

[Gender balance: 3 women, 2 men]

A couple more people had reached out but not filled in the forms, I'll contact them directly.

Results: 10 “yes”


Date: November 15, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Please vote on the makeup of the Global Committee, as proposed by Adriana, by November 15th.

  • Christian Sturm (M, EU-Africa)

  • Dilrukshi Gamage (F, Asia-Pacific)

  • Eiad Yafi (M, Asia-Pacific)

  • Temo Rivera-Loaiza (M, Americas)

All four individuals are longtime volunteers very invested in furthering SIGCHI globally. They have served repeatedly, in various roles and have ideas for initiatives. They come from different countries and cultures, which is relevant when discussing issues that may involve local-global (and non-US/EU) tensions. An important consideration for this committee was to have multiple timezones covered, which would enable the committee as a whole to connect with regional committees, chapters and other members in different timezones (I'll attach a timezone map in thread). There are two spots for women from the EU/Africa and Americas timezones, needed to get better representation and strengthen timezone coverage (redundancy). I have some names in mind, will reach out directly.

Results: Global Committee members are approved, with 10 “yes”


Date: October 28, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Access to Slack Premium for All EC Committees

Do you agree that all EC committees should have access to Slack Premium until voted otherwise? Also, that they must be owned by SIGCHI VP Ops.

Results: [Forthcoming]


Date: 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Eliminating direct expenses for alcoholic beverages by the SIGCHI EC

Who it applies to:

  1. Events that receive direct funding from the SIGCHI EC

  2. Individuals who are reimbursed for meals and travel expenses from SIGCHI EC funds

Who it does not apply to:

  1. Conference activities that are covered by spending from conference revenues other than SIGCHI EC funding.

  2. Recipients of SIGCHI travel grants who do not submit receipts in order to get reimbursed.

  3. Individuals at SIGCHI-related events who consume alcohol that is paid for using funds other than those provided directly by the SIGCHI EC (e.g. personal funds).

The proposed policy:

The SIGCHI EC will not spend funds on purchasing alcoholic beverages, or reimbursing individuals or organizations for purchasing alcoholic beverages.

Motivation:

In most cases alcohol is an expensive luxury. The SIGCHI EC is committed to maintaining the financial health of SIGCHI, and will implement this policy to further this commitment.

Results: 16 "yes", 1 "no", and 1 "abstain"


Date: October 26, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Voting for the CHI23 Budget

Do you approve of the budget submitted by the CHI 23 chairs (at the October EC meeting)?

Results: [Forthcoming]


Date: October 31, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The AC Equity (Cale Passmore) is asking for approval of the following make-up of the first section of the Equity Committee: - Cayley MacArthur - Daniel Gardner - Olena Pastushenko

*Please note*: All three are white-presenting and in their 30s-early 40s but have an excellent track record for volunteer work with diverse social justice communities representative of our membership. They are, themselves, diverse across cultural, neurodivergent, regional, economic, gender, and other key intersections (which they may disclose should they wish). These members are among the few who have laid groundwork on the several major projects to be completed (the SIGCHI Safety Plan, Conference Guidelines, etc.) and have the privilege of time available to see these projects to completion. A second group is intended to be voted-in within the following month to further increase the diversity of this committee.

Results: 11 “yes”, no abstain, 1 “no”.


Date: October 13, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Email from Aaron to Neha:

As requested by our chair and on behalf of the CHI SC and following our recent open call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) we wanted to come back to you for an EC vote. This call asked for willingness to be nominated, for a GC, TPC and/or SC role as per the recent CHI Steering Committee (SC) open call. The location for CHI 2025 (not public yet) requires us to make some special considerations for a first GC so that we can ensure local knowledge. As we agreed (and we advised everyone who applied) we reviewed the list of potential candidates and make an approach. Once we have a first person say yes to the GC role for CHI2025, we will invite them to propose a co-chair GC, sharing with them the rest of the names of nominated/self-nominated people as a starting point.

From this the steering committee would like to propose.

1. Naomi Yamashita and one of the following Co-chairs, in this order: Vanessa Evers Twente/Nanyang technological University in Singapore; [other proposed names].

This motion was approved by the CHI Steering Committee. Aaron puts forth a Motion to approve Naomi and the list presented considered as General Chairs for CHI 2025, seconded by: 14 in favor, none opposed, one abstention (Aaron to send the vote to the EC for final approval). Issues discussed:

1. Issues with anyone on the list or the order of preference? No opposition to anyone on the list. 2. Any problem with this process? No concerns voiced. It's just so important for people to choose a co-chair they feel comfortable with. 3. Gender balance - helps to tip the scales and the goal will be to balance the rest of the team. 4. A longer list was considered. This is the narrowed list, but the others on the original list will be considered for other roles on the planning committee. 5. There were a number of meetings with Naomi to discuss the process and thinking around the role. If you have any further questions, please do let us know.

Results: 14 “yes”, 2 abstain, zero “no”


Date: September 22, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: The VP Finance (Luigi De Russis) is asking for approval of the following members and mentors of the Futuring SIGCHI committee. Naveena Karusala (Harvard University, USA) will be chairing the committee.

Members (ECRs): Vanissa Wanick, University of Southampton, UK Jan Kučera, Newcastle University, UK Doug Zytko, Oakland University, USA Tan Gemicioglu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Uğur Genç, Koç University, Turkey Miriam Sturdee, Lancaster University, UK Sarina Till, Varsity College/University of Cape Town, South Africa Yi-Chieh Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore Aakash Gautam, San Francisco State University, USA Jaydon Farao, University of Cape Town, South Africa Sarah Dsane, Koforidua Technical University/University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mentors: Arne Berger, Hochschule Anhalt, Germany Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy Jan Smeddinck, Ludwig Boltzman Institut, Austria Marianna Obrist, UCL, UK Indrani Medhi Thies, Microsoft Research, USA

Results: 11 “yes” and 1 “no” (zero abstain)


Date: August 31, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Vote SIGCHI Publication Committee:

Results: 10 yes


Date: July 25th, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Proposed SIGCHI Mediterranean Committee Definition and Makeup

Results: 10 yes and 1 abstain


Date: July 18, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Proposed SIGCHI Celebration Committee Definition and Makeup

Results: 10 yes, 6 absent


Date: July 18, 2022 - Approved

Description and Discussion: Proposed SIGCHI Partnerships Committee: Definition and Makeup

Results: 10 yes, 6 absent