The ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR) is the pre-eminent forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, including human involvement in search activities and information seeking in context. CHIIR 2017 will include a full day of tutorials on March 7.

SIGIR 2016 solicits proposals for both half and full-day tutorials covering topics relevant to the field of information interaction and user-centered information retrieval. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in depth. For example, tutorials may cover an established information interaction or information retrieval sub-topic, present a methodological approach, or update the information interaction community on recent advances in related fields.


  • 15 Sep. 2016 - Deadline for tutorial proposals
  • 20 Oct. 2016 - Notification of acceptance
  • 11 Jan. 2017 - Camera ready copies of proposals to Sheridan Publishing


Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

The cover sheet should include the following elements:

  1. Title and length (either half-day, e.g. 3 hours plus breaks, or full day, e.g., 6 hours plus breaks) of the tutorial.
  2. Intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required.
  3. Detailed contact information of all presenters (and indication of the main contact person).
  4. Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant experience in presenting tutorials, teaching grad classes, organizing summer schools, etc.

The extended abstract (no longer than 4 pages) should include the following sections:

  1. Motivation.
  2. Objectives.
  3. Relevance to the information interaction and retrieval community and reference to tutorials in the same area at CHIIR or preceding or related conferences
  4. Format and detailed schedule.
  5. Type of support materials to be supplied to attendees.

Proposals mut be written in English, formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word). Submissions should be made in PDF.


Tutorial proposals should be submitted via email to the chair, Preben Hansen.


If you have any enquiries regarding a tutorial proposal, please contact the chair, Preben Hansen.