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Conference Policies

This page lists and links to ACM SIGCHI policies regarding our conferences. The main policy page can be found here.

Some of these policies relate to all conferences, while some relate only to the annual CHI conferences and some are for the ACM SIGCHI Specialized Conferences only.

  1. Guidelines for SIGCHI-Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Conferences
    This document provides guidelines for steering committees of SIGCHI-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences.
  2. CHI Conference: DC
    This policy covers the doctoral consortium at the SIGCHI conference. It defines to what extent CHI conference chairs have flexibility in the organization of this venue and what must be implemented to meet SIGCHI vision on it and it was last updated June 1, 2014.
  3. Courtesies
    This document outlines all courtesies (e.g. complimentary registration) that volunteers may receive at a SIGCHI sponsored conference and it was last updated: Jan 26th, 2019
  4. Data Release
    The SIGCHI Data Release Policy outlines the policy and procedures for gaining access to information that is collected and maintained by SIGCHI, but for privacy confidentiality reasons are not publicly shared.
  5. Live and Recorded Video
    SIGCHI Live and Recorded Video Policy: This document details the ACM SIGCHI policy for the Posting and Streaming of Video for all SIGCHI Conferences. It should be understood in the context of the help SIGCHI and our operations group can offer around video. This was approved by the SIGCHI EC and its effective date is Feb 11, 2017.
  6. Specialized Conferences
    The Specialized Conferences program of the ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) has gradually evolved and has now become a significant part of the conference program offered to the HCI community at large. This program includes all conferences involving ACM SIGCHI other than the annual CHI conferences and this document describes our current policy for these conferences. This is version 4 of our specialized conference policy and was validated by the SIGCHI EC on Jul 12th, 2017.
  7. Submission and Review
    The purpose of the SIGCHI Submissions and Reviewing Policy is to provide a framework within which the conference Venue Chair(s) will design their submissions and reviewing processes for submissions that appear in the conference proceedings. This document is intended to be a policy document, not a process document, and it supplements the ACM Rights and Responsibility Policy and the ACM Author Rights and Publishing Policy (Version 9). Outside this policy, we encourage all chairs to regularly revisit the review process, identifying opportunities for improvement, and using an experimental approach that includes gathering data to evaluate the effects of any changes based on this policy. This page was last updated Jan 30, 2017.
  8. Volunteer Reimbursement
    This new policy replaces both the SIGCHI Reimbursement Guidelines for SIGCHI Sponsored Conferences and the SIGCHI Reimbursement Policy and was approved by the SIGCHI EC and its effective date is March 23, 2016.

Deprecated (no longer applicable)

  1. CHI Conference: Compensation of Course Instructors
  2. Specialized Conference Development Fund
    This policy has been superseded by the SIGCHI Development Fund on June 2023.
  3. Global Community Development for Conferences (GCDC)