PDF version of the CFP
Authors are invited to submit research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Paper submissions are invited as discussed in the calls for contributions.
Please adhere to the guidelines listed below regarding novelty, format, anonymity, and language.
Abstracts and full papers must be submitted electronically using the submission Web page.
Abstracts (up to 400 words) should submitted in the same manner as papers, but without uploading an actual paper (PDF file). The PDF file for the full paper can then be uploaded any time before the full paper submission deadline.
Please select keywords that reflect the contributions of your paper.
Novelty. A submission must represent new, original research. Papers containing substantially similar material may not be submitted to other venues concurrently with SIGIR. If duplicate submissions are identified during the review process, authors will not be permitted to submit papers to the SIGIR conference in the following year.
Format. Submitted papers should be in the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style). This is also the style that will be required for final papers. Papers must not exceed 8 pages in 9 point font and must be submitted as PDF files. Papers exceeding the limits will be rejected without review.
Anonymity. SIGIR review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper, anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work in the paper, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments in papers submitted for review.
For example, if you are using your product (or other thing) that is well known in the domain and you think it will be easy for an expert to identify the author(s)/affiliation, we recommend that you use another name for your product (e.g., “MyProduct_ABC”, MyCompany_ABC”). If your paper is accepted, then you will replace the original name in the final version for the proceedings.
The anonymity is used to be fair between different authors. Being a young (and less known) author or a well-established researcher, you must have the same chance. The content of the paper is important, not the writer. Thus, papers not complying with the above anonymity requirements will be rejected without review.
Language. All submissions must be in English.
Poster presentations offer researchers a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Poster presentations further provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.
Poster submissions are welcomed in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR) as identified in the call for contributions. Posters should focus on problems and methodology of the presented research. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed and the ones accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Please note, however, that posters describing work at the proposal stage will not be accepted.
Submissions of extended abstracts for posters must be in English and should not exceed 2 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use “Option 2”).
The only accepted format for submissions is PDF. As with full papers, authors should conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. Poster paper submissions that are over the 2-page limit or are not anonymous will be rejected without review. Poster papers must be submitted electronically at the poster track of the conference submission system.
All submissions must be in English.
Tutorial submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify: (1) the title and length of the tutorial; (2) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any; (3) complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter. The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives, its relevance to the information retrieval community, and course materials.
Tutorial proposals in PDF format must be sent via email by February 12, 2010 to the Tutorial Chair, Djoerd Hiemstra firstname.lastname@example.org. The submissions will undergo peer review and tutorials to be presented will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee. Notifications will be send out by 24 March, 2010.
Submissions describing proposed workshops should include
If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. The submission should also include a short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
Doctoral Consortium submissions must be written in English and submitted in the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the “Option 2” style). The paper should be no more than 5 pages in length including all figures and references, but not including the one page appendix. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full author name, affiliation and contact details, an abstract of up to 250 words, ACM Computing Reviews categories, and up to 3 keywords describing the topic areas. Information about categories and keywords can be found in ACM Web pages on the classification system and in the LaTeX and Word templates.
As the format for Doctoral Consortium papers follows almost exactly that for SIGIR papers, it provides useful experience in preparing papers for the SIGIR Conference. Note, Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published in the SIGIR Conference Proceedings; only one-page extended abstracts will be published.
Consortium submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically via the submission site. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their submissions use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.
Industry authors are invited to prepare proposals for presenting interesting, novel and innovative IR ideas, and submit these to email@example.com by April 30th 2010. The proposals should contain (with respective lengths):
When submitting a proposal, please bear in mind the following: