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Report from Mary Czerwinski, Vice-President

Report from Mary Czerwinski, Vice-President. Over the last couple of months I helped recruit the new AC forVolunteers, Edward Cutrell, as Joe Konstan announced above. I have been discussing with him what the job responsibilities might be, and what was already in place to help him.

Over the last couple of months I helped recruit the new AC forVolunteers, Edward Cutrell, as Joe Konstan announced above. I have been discussing with him what the job responsibilities might be, and what was already in place to help him.

It looks like the chiplace.org volunteer site might be our main online repository for tracking volunteers and their interests, though more exploration must be done by Ed.

I also met with Dennis Wixon to review his Conference Management Committee (CMC) agenda for his kickoff meeting at the CHI 2004 Technical Program meeting--he and Susan Dray had put together a fine agenda on the challenges and issues facing the SIGCHI Conferences.

We held a conference call with key members of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Executive Committee was held to discuss joint partnership of our two SIGs. Gene Golovchinsky is going to be the SIGIR liaison to SIGCHI. We outlined several activities that we could partake in that would bridge our two communities together. For example, SIGCHI members could give tutorials, workshops or panels at the SIGIR conference, and vice versa at SIGCHI conferences. We could also have special sessions at each others' conferences. Interestingly, SIGIR felt that they needed a white paper on the "Top 10 Most Common Mistakes to Look for when Reviewing Papers with User Studies", and they were hoping someone from our community would compose that. Judy Olson has tentatively agreed to help me write that paper.

Finally, I helped Jonathan Arnowitz review proposals for the SIGCHI E-Bulletin website--those contracts have been signed thanks to Jonathan's hard work.
I continue to encourage many of the newer SIGCHI members (as well as the "older") to sign up at the chiplace.org volunteer web site. If you didn't know about it, please log on to CHIplace and get yourself registered. SIGCHI is only as strong as the members who support it! Go to: http://www.chiplace.org.

 

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