SIGIR Test of Time Awards

The SIGIR Test of Time Award recognizes research that has had long-lasting influence, including impact on a subarea of information retrieval research, across subareas of information retrieval research, and outside of the information retrieval research community (e.g. non-information retrieval research or industry). The winning paper is selected from the set of full papers presented at the main SIGIR conference 10-12 years before.

The first year this award was given was 2014. Pre-2002 papers that received the award can be found on this page.

SIGIR 2016

Accurately interpreting clickthrough data as implicit feedback
Thorsten Joachims, Laura Granka, Bing Pan, Helene Hembrooke, and Geri Ga
SIGIR 2005

Honorable Mention

SIGIR 2015

Stuff I’ve seen: a system for personal information retrieval and re-use
Susan Dumais, Edward Cutrell, JJ Cadiz, Gavin Jancke, Raman Sarin, and Daniel C. Robbins
SIGIR 2003

Honorable Mentions

SIGIR 2014

Beyond independent relevance: methods and evaluation metrics for subtopic retrieval
ChengXiang Zhai, William W. Cohen, and John Lafferty
SIGIR 2003

Honorable Mentions

Pre-2002 Recipients