Fact sheet

Mission Statement

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

Executive Committee:

SIG Volinteers:

Annual Conferences


Name: SIGIR Forum Frequency: Three times per year