CHI2003 - New Horizons


Volunteering TOC
- Reviewers
   - RVC
- Mentors
- Community Liaisons
- Students
   - SV Application
- CHIKids

Mentoring Co-Chairs
Michael Muller, Lotus Development Corporation, USA

Angela Sasse, University College London, UK


Student Volunteers Co-Chairs
Dan Horn, University of Michigan, USA

Erika Orrick, Code Usable, USA

Student Volunteer Deadlines
Preliminary deadline: 23 September 2002, 5pm (17:00) at your local time

Final deadline: 17 January 2003, 5pm (17:00) at your local time

CHIKids Co-Chairs
Sabrina Liao, University of Maryland, USA

Lieselotte van Leeuwen, University of Sunderland, UK

CHIKids Deadline
23 September 2002, 5pm (17:00) at your local time

There's no need to wait for submission deadlines to get involved in CHI 2003. The Conference Committee welcomes volunteers who would like to contribute. In particular, all submission categories require experienced reviewers who can help maintain the standards that make CHI the world's premier conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems. If you are not able to volunteer for CHI 2003, you can always contribute to the pre-conference discussion and debate at (see below for details).

Invitation to Volunteer

The ACM SIGCHI organization is run as a partnership between hundreds of volunteers and the professional staff. The quality of the programs and the "look-and-feel" of the conferences are directly attributable to the efforts of volunteers and the many hours of dedication that these HCI professionals contribute to the field. If you would like to be involved in the SIGCHI organization or to help organize future CHI conferences, please complete the Sign-Up Form. As a volunteer, you will help shape the direction of our professional organization and its conference.

Invitation to Review

CHI 2003 invites experienced members of the HCI community to volunteer their time as reviewers for the CHI 2003 conference. The CHI Reviewer Volunteer Center is now online at the SIGCHI site. There you will be able to volunteer to review specific submission categories for CHI 2003. The Reviewer Volunteer Center will be used by the co-chairs in each area to identify potential reviewers. Previous members of the Reviewer Volunteer Center will automatically get an email reminder about volunteering to review for CHI 2003. By signing up at the Reviewer Volunteer Center, you are agreeing to keep the submissions you review confidential. The CHI Reviewer Volunteer Center can be reached at

Invitation to Mentor

Experienced members of the HCI community are needed to mentor potential submitters new to the CHI Conference. You should use the Reviewer Volunteer Center to sign up to be a candidate mentor.

Community Liaisons

CHI 2003 volunteers are providing three forms of community liaison.

  • Geographic liaisons cover familiar regions of the world.
  • Language liaisons cover linguistic communities.
  • Domain liaisons cover communities of practice.

Community Liaisons will facilitate communication and information flow between CHI 2003 individuals interested in human-computer interaction around the world. The liaisons will should be able to answer questions about CHI 2003 submission categories and logistics.

If you want to volunteer as a regional or community liaison, please email

Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers are an integral part of the success of each CHI conference. Students from all disciplines and cultures are invited to be part of the most exciting event in the HCI field. A wide variety of positions are available at the conference. Many of the duties are not glamorous, but all provide opportunities to interact with CHI 2003 contributors, attendees, and committee members from all parts of the world and from diverse areas of the HCI community. An unofficial online community and web site devoted entirely to student volunteering will also be available.


In return for their help at the conference, student volunteers will receive many benefits including free conference registration, some meals, a Conference Reception ticket, and a student volunteer T-shirt. Activities such as informal research presentations to other student volunteers and lunch with "famous names" and recruiters have been successful in the past and are planned again for this conference. Student volunteers are responsible for their own housing, travel to and from Fort Lauderdale, and any meals that are not provided. Reduced housing rates are often available for student volunteers. Student volunteers will have access to the student volunteer email list and web site, which helps to create a community before the conference.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. students during the 2002-2003 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. No experience is required. We are looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, reliable people. Volunteers must commit to 20 volunteer hours of work at the conference between 5 April and 10 April 2003.

How to Apply

Please use the online application form to volunteer. If you have difficulty accessing or using the online form, please contact the Student Volunteer Co-Chairs at A valid, dated student identification card or a letter from your university or school must be presented when registering at the conference. Student volunteers will be chosen at random from applications received by the Preliminary Deadline, 23 September 2002. Those volunteers initially selected will be notified by mid-October so they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer community. The primary waiting list will consist of applications received by the Preliminary Deadline but not initially selected. Applications received after the Preliminary Deadline and before the Final Deadline of 17 January 2003 will be placed on a secondary waiting list in the order in which they are received. Historically, more students apply than can be accepted, so early application is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged if you are applying close to or after the preliminary deadline.


CHIKids Leaders

The success of the CHIKids Program is due in great part to the expertise, experience, and energy of our dedicated CHIKids Leaders. If you are interested in volunteering to be a CHIKids Leader, please submit a one-page summary that includes your contact information, your experience (if any) working with children, and what you hope to accomplish as a CHIKids Leader. Only a limited number of CHIKids Leaders can be selected; therefore, your timely submission is critical.

CHIKids Daily Volunteers

If you are interested in experiencing our CHIKids program, but cannot commit the time required to be a CHIKids Leader, then you may be interested in being a CHIKids Daily Volunteer. As a Daily Volunteer, you can select the days and times you are available to work at CHIKids. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a one-page summary that includes your contact information and your experience (if any) working with children.

Further Information

More details about the CHIKids program will be posted on the CHIKids call for participation page in May 2002.