Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter


The Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter (also known as CHI MNL) is an internationally recognized professional and research community in the Philippines, specializing in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) research.

As a local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), we provide venues for enriching discourse on all aspects of HCI research and practice, as well as access to both local and international HCI experts and organizations.

Upcoming Events

CHI MNL Series 02: A Panel on HCI Education in the PH

March 22, 2022 (Tuesday) 6pm PH Time

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is a relatively-new course recently-added to the computing programs here in the Philippines. With the covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to share best practices, and equip teachers with proper tools on how to teach this exciting course.

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CHI MNL Series 01: Why we teach and do research in HCI

March 17, 2022 (Tuesday) 6pm PH Time

Research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has always brought the most innovative technologies - from the first mouse, to the GUI all the way to user gestures and mixed reality.

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Post-CHI 2020 Study Group

July 18, 2020 (Saturday) 18:00-22:40 PST

Even if the CHI conference did not take place this year, accepted papers and abstracts were still published in its proceedings. The July 2020 Post CHI Study Group will be a meetup for the members of the Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter to discuss Filipino papers published in CHI and several papers that have been curated by the executive committee.

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Q3 Townhall Meeting

September 2020

The Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter will be having another Townhall Meeting this September 2020. Townhalls are meetups that are exclusive for the registered members of the chapter. For this September 2020 townhall meeting, members will have the opportunity to discuss, give updates, and get feedback regarding their planned research for submission to upcoming CHI venues in 2021.

DSP with Mark Billinghurst

October 2020

In response to the current times, the Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter intends to invite Prof Mark Billinghurst, a renowned professor on Human-Computer Interaction and Augmented Reality, to deliver a keynote lecture on virtual, augmented reality and the future of remote work.