Category Archives: News

Call for Students to Represent SIGIR at the 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration (Deadline: December 23)

The ACM Turing Award, the most prestigious technical award in the field of computing (often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing”), is turning 50!

The ACM is throwing a big birthday celebration June 23-24, 2017 at the Westin St.Francis in San Francisco, California (https://www.acm.org/turing-award-50). Watch this video to learn more about the award and event, which includes commentary from many past recipients:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7qprcl6a-Y .

SIGIR is an event sponsor and as part of our sponsorship, we are sending 10 student delegates to the celebration.  Those selected will receive travel grants of approximately $1000-2000USD to attend the celebration.

To apply, please visit: https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_71lzbd59oDAqwRv .

You must be a SIGIR (ACM) student member to be eligible for the award. The application form requires a budget with estimated travel and lodging expenses.

The application period closes at 11:59pm eastern time on Dec 23, 2016.  Notifications will be sent on December 31, 2016.

We hope all SIGIR members will consider attending this historic event and being part of the celebration!

New ACM SIGIR Executive Committee

The new ACM SIGIR Executive Committee, consisting of

Chair: Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice Chair: Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
Secretary: Emine Yilmaz, University College London
Treasurer: Ben Carterette, University of Delaware
Past chair: Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo

took office on July 1st.

We thank the members of the outgoing Executive Committee, consisting of Yoelle Maarek (Yahoo! Labs Israel), Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam), Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and outgoing chair Charlie Clarke (University of Waterloo) for their great work over the last three years.