ACM SIGCHI Bulletin: Volunteering
Here are a selection of tasks that we need help with in the Bulletin. Everyone
that helps gets a credit in the inside front cover. If you think you
can help, please fill in the volunteer form. Thanks!
For this you need to know and have Frame Maker. Every issue
(i.e. 4 times per year) there are a number of articles that need
formatting. You can format as many or as few as you like (at least one
though, please). Many articles need little work (15 minutes is
typical) and involve formatting, spell-checking and proof-reading, but
some have tricky tables or diagrams.
We are also looking for
people to work directly with certain column editors (for instance
'Events') on a regular basis.
HCI Bibliography Project Representative
Every issue needs to be added to the HCI Bibliography, one of the
most important HCI resources there is. This task involves
producing an entry in the HCI Bibliography format for each article in
the Bulletin, and sending it off.
Producing the Electronic SIGCHI Bulletin.
The Bulletin is online since January 1996. This task
involves taking the basic HTML produced by 'Frame2html', fixing up any
problems, and adding standard headers and footers.
"Tools and Techniques" Editor
The Bulletin has several department editors. An area that needs
its own editor is "Tools and techniques", focusing on the software
side of HCI. The job involves writing a quarterly column (1000-2000
words), or getting others to write it, and soliciting articles that
you think the readership would find interesting.
Contributing Editor for Books and Publications News
The primary responsibility of this editor is to keep track of new
and noteworthy publications with respect to HCI. This includes
new books, technical reports, and suitable material on the
web. Other responsibilities include soliciting and organising
Contributing Editor for Calls and Events
The primary responsibility of this editor is to provide the
Bulletin with information about upcoming events. This information
includes a brief list of important upcoming events in the field of
HCI, and selected calls for conferences and workshops.
For the calls section we envision an editorial approach, where a
few selected calls are not just reproduced, but also discussed and
introduced. We believe that such an approach will yield added
value for SIGCHI Bulletin readers, now that most verbatim calls
can be found on the World Wide Web. Examples of such an editorial
approach would be to highlight several related calls relevant to
-- but not necessarily originating from -- the HCI community, or
to introduce new (kinds of) conferences in a more verbose way.