December 2021

December 2021, Volume 55 Number 2

Table of Contents


Chair’s Letter
Ben Carterette

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2021: Secretary’s Notes
Claudia Hauff


Game Over? A Review of Gamification in Information Retrieval
Alan Medlar, Dorota Glowacka

A Proposed Conceptual Framework for a Representational Approach to Information Retrieval
Jimmy Lin

Event Reports

Report on the 4th International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story 2021) at ECIR 2021
Ricardo Campos, Alípio M. Jorge, Adam Jatowt, Sumit Bhatia, Mark Finlayson, João Paulo Cordeiro, Conceição Rocha, Alexandre Ribeiro, Behrooz Mansouri, Jeffery Ansah, Arian Pasquali

Report on the 11th International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2021) and the 11th Temporal Web Analytics Workshop (TempWeb2021) at WWW2021
Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde, Marc Spaniol, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Omar Alonso

Report on the 5th Workshop on International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec 2021) at IDC 2021: The Teacher Lens
Jerry Alan Fails, Monica Landoni, Theo Huibers, Maria Soledad Pera

Report on the 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2021)
Chirag Shah, Torsten Suel, Fernando Diaz, Bhaskar Mitra, Bárbara Poblete, Hussein Suleman, Suzan Verberne

Report on Women in IR (WIR 2021) at SIGIR 2021
Nazli Goharian, Hannah Bast

Report on the 1st Simulation for Information Retrieval Workshop (Sim4IR 2021) at SIGIR 2021
Krisztian Balog, David Maxwell, Paul Thomas, Shuo Zhang

Report on the 1st IR for Children 2000-2020: Where Are We Now? (IR4C) Workshop at SIGIR 2021: The Need to Spotlight Research on Children Information Retrieval
Monica Landoni, Emiliana Murgia, Theo Huibers, Maria Soledad Pera

Report on the SIGDial 2021 Special Session on Summarization of Dialogues and Multi-Party Meetings (SummDial)
Tirthankar Ghosal, Muskaan Singh, Anja Nedoluzhko, Ondřej Bojar

Report on the 1st Linked Archives International Workshop (LinkedArchives 2021) at TPDL 2021
Carla Teixeira Lopes, Cristina Ribeiro, Franco Niccolucci, Irene Rodrigues, Nuno Freire

Report on the 2nd International Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information REtrieval Systems (DESIRES 2021)
Omar Alonso, Stefano Marchesin, Marc Najork, Gianmaria Silvello

Report on the 12th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2021): Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction
K. Selçuk Candan, Guglielmo Faggioli, Nicola Ferro, Lorraine Goeuriot, Bogdan Ionescu, Alexis Joly, Birger Larsen, Maria Maistro, Henning Müller, Florina Piroi

Report on the 1st Workshop on the Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES 2021) at RecSys 2021
Eva Zangerle, Christine Bauer, Alan Said

Report on the 3rd Workshop of Knowledge-aware and Conversational Recommender Systems (KARS/ComplexRec) at RecSys 2021
Vito Walter Anelli, Pierpaolo Basile, Toine Bogers, Tommaso Di Noia, Francesco Maria Donini, Bamshad Mobasher, Cataldo Musto, Fedelucio Narducci, Casper Petersen, Maria Soledad Pera, Markus Zanker

Report on the 1st Workshop on Recommender Systems for Human Resources (RecSys in HR 2021) at RecSys 2021
David Graus, Toine Bogers, Mesut Kaya, Francisco Gutiérrez, Katrien Verbert

Report on the 1st Workshop on Argumentation Knowledge Graphs (ArgKG 2021) at AKBC 2021
Tirthankar Ghosal, Khalid Al-Khatib, Yufang Hou, Anita de Waard, Dayne Freitag

Report on the 6th Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI (SCAI 2021)
Svitlana Vakulenko, Ondřej Dušek, Leigh Clark

Report on the 15th Round of NII Testbeds and Community for Information Access Research (NTCIR-15)
Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu, Noriko Kando, Charles L.A. Clarke

Opinion Papers

Conferences, Journals, Preprints, and Reviewer Expectations
Alistair Moffat, Joel Mackenzie

Dissertation Abstracts

Supporting Search Engines with Knowledge and Context
Nikos Voskarides

Optimizing Ranking Systems Online as Bandits
Chang Li

Proactive Information Retrieval
Procheta Sen

Studies In Aspects of Peer Review: Novelty, Scope, Research Lineage, Review Significance, and Peer Review Outcome
Tirthankar Ghosal

Improving Search and Recommendation by Asking Clarifying Questions
Jie Zou