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ACM Student Chapters

ACM is made up of thousands of chapters worldwide, which includes student or university chapters
http://www.acm.org/chapters/students

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)

TOCHI covers the software, hardware and human aspects of interaction with computers
http://tochi.acm.org

ACM’s Special Interest Group on Health Informatics

SIGHIT is concerned with the application of computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and communication technology to address issues in healthcare and the delivery of healthcare services as well as the related social and ethical issues. SIGHIT emphasizes the computing and information science-related aspects of health informatics and provides a forum for the creation, sharing, and management of knowledge and techniques as a strategic resource for improving the field of health informatics and its impact on people’s lives.
http://www.sighit.org

SIGCHI

Special interest group on computer-human interaction
http://www.sigchi.org

The ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics

The focus of SIGBioinformatics is to bridge computer science, mathematics, and statistics, with biology and biomedicine, sharing research interests in the management of data related to life sciences. http://www.sigbioinformatics.org

Jargon

ALIS

Aware Living Interface System: A computer system integrated into Green homes that helps residents make smart choices about resource use without the need for detailed technological understanding

FSC/MSC

Forest Stewardship Council/Marine Stewardship Council: Organizations that certify products with Green labels intended to be more informative and trustworthy than marketing terms like “allnatural.”