About

SIGIR is the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. Since 1963, we have promoted research, development and education in the area of search and other information access technologies.

We sponsor or co-sponsor several conferences including SIGIR, CIKM, JCDL, WSDM, ICTIR and CHIIR, and recently started the SIGIR Student Travel Grant program to help students attend these conferences. We publish SIGIR Forum, a twice-yearly newsletter, maintain SIGIR-list and support IR-related events through our Friends of SIGIR program.

Our members make these programs possible. We invite you to help us continue these excellent programs by joining today!