Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
|Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
Logo of the 2011 conference
The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) series of academic conferences is generally considered the most prestigious in the field of human–computer interaction. It is hosted by ACM SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on computer–human interaction. CHI has been held annually since 1982 and attracts thousands of international attendees. CHI 2013 will be held in Paris, France.
The CHI conference series started with the Human Factors in Computer Systems conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US in 1982. During this meeting the formation of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI) was first publicly announced. ACM SIGCHI became the sponsor of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The first CHI conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts, US, in 1983. The second conference took place in San Francisco, in 1985. Since then, CHI conferences have been held annually in spring each year. Until 1992 the conference was held in Canada or the US. In 1993 CHI moved to Europe for the first time and was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Over the years, CHI has grown in popularity. The 1982 meeting drew 907 attendees. CHI 90 attracted 2,314. Attendance has been fairly stable since then. After the early years CHI became highly selective. Since 1993 the acceptance rate for full papers was consistently below 30 percent. After 1992 the average acceptance rate was around 20 percent. The number of accepted full papers is slowly increasing and reached 157 accepted papers with an acceptance rate of 22 percent in 2008.
The CHI conference consists of multiple tracks, including:
- Academic papers and notes (short papers) on a variety of topics, such as (ubiquitous computing, visualization, usability and user experience design)
- Posters and demonstrations
- Workshops and courses hosted by domain experts
- Invited panels on relevant topics
- Case studies from industry practitioners
 Past CHI conferences
- Pemberton, Steven. "The CHI Conference: Interviews with Conference Chairs". SIGCHI year=1996 accessdate=29 September 2008.
- "Past CHI Conferences". CHI 2007 website. SIGCHI. 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
- Wixon, Dennis (2006). "CHI 2006 Registration Statistics". CHI 2007 website. SIGCHI. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
- "CHI: Papers Acceptance Statistics". ACM Digital Library. ACM. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
- "Past CHI Conferences". SIGCHI. 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
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