SIGIR focuses on all aspects of information storage, retrieval and dissemination, including research strategies, output schemes and system evaluations.
- Best Paper Award
Awarded at the SIGIR Conference – $1000 (divided evenly among the authors).
- Best Student Paper Award
Awarded at the SIGIR Conference when the Best Paper winner is not a student- $1000 (divided evenly among the authors).
- Salton Award
Awarded triennially at the SIGIR Conference. (Formerly SIGIR Award).
- Vannevar Bush Award
Awarded at the JCDL conference. Co-sponsored with SIGWEB.
Officers and Volunteers
- Charles Clarke SIG Chair
- Yoelle Maarek SIG Vice Chair
- Jaap Kamps SIG Secretary
- Diane Kelly SIG Treasurer
- James Allan SIG Past Chair
- Jaime Arguello SIGIR Student Travel Awards Chair
- Fernando Diaz SIG Awards Chair
- Tetsuya Sakai SIG Regional Representative to the Executive Committee (Asia/Pacific)
- Craig Macdonald SIG Newsletter Editor, SIGIR Forum (June)
- Ben Carterette SIG Newsletter Editor, SIGIR Forum (December)
- Krisztian Balog SIG Information Director
- Guido Zuccon SIG Social Media Director
- Claudia Hauff SIG-IRList editor
- Fran Spinola Program Director, ACM
- Title: International ACM/SIGIR Conference on Research & Development
Acronym: ACM/SIGIR Aprox Dates: July/August. Frequency: 12 months
- Title: International ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
Acronym: CHIIR Aprox Dates: March. Frequency: 12 months
- Title: ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval
Acronym: ICTIR Aprox Dates: Late September. Frequency: 12 months
- Title: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Acronym: JCDL Aprox Dates: June. Frequency: 12 months
- Title: Conference on Information & Knowledge Management
Acronym: CIKM Aprox Dates: November. Frequency: 12 months
- Title: Conference on Web Search and Data Mining
Acronym: WSDM Aprox Dates: February. Frequency: 12 months
Name: SIGIR Forum Frequency: Three times per year