SIGIR 2004
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The University of Sheffield
  Sheffield, July 25-29

Registration Information

How to Register

Please print out the registration form, fill it out and return it by fax to: +44 (0)114 222 3348 (NOTE, DIFFERENT FAX NUMBER FROM ACCOMMODATION FORM)

or post to:

Kathryn Cobley,
The University of Sheffield,
Management School,
9 Mappin Street,
S1 4DT,

Financial Support

Students and researchers with 10 years of research experience or less may qualify for financial support (including registration) and can apply through the following application form.

Conference Fees

Advance Registration (Before 7th May 04)
Normal Registration (From 7th May 04 - 10th June 04)
Late/On-site Registration (From 11th June 04)
Conference (Member) £360
Conference (Non-Member) £395
Conference (Student) £175
Doctoral Consortium £120
Tutorials £95
Workshops £55
Chatsworth House Visit £13

Conference registration includes:

  • Admission to plenary sessions Mon-Wed
  • Conference bag and documentation
  • Lunches Mon-Wed
  • Tea/Coffee Mon-Wed
  • Reception on Sunday
  • Poster and demo session with buffet on Monday
  • Banquet at Cutler's Hall on Tuesday
  • Newcomers breakfast on Monday (first timers only)
Tutorial registration includes tutorial notes and lunch.

Workshop registration includes working notes and lunch.

Chatsworth House visit tickets include coach and entrance fees. Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

'The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is one of the treasure houses of England, set in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park. Visitors see the grandest and most magnificent rooms in the house, filled with examples of superb craftsmanship and treasures collected over five centuries. There is a 105 acre garden with world famous waterworks and visitors are welcome to walk, picnic and play here and in the 1000 acre park. The farmyard and adventure playground welcomes young visitors and families, and has special activities throughout the season.' (

Member Rates

To qualify for member rates, you must be a member of BCS IRSG, ACM SIGIR or ACM SIGWEB.

Terms of Payment

All fees should be paid in advance in UK pounds, using credit card (Mastercard, Visa or JCB) or debit card (Switch, Delta or Solo).

Clearly state your credit card details on the registration form. If the given information is wrong or the credit company does not give authorisation to charge your account, the conference organisers reserve the right to charge an administration surcharge.

Letter of Confirmation/Receipt

A confirmation and a receipt of your paid fees will be sent to you by e-mail after full payment has been authorised.

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellations must be received in writing by contacting the above address at least 24 hours prior to the start of the conference. A £100 cancellation fee will be charged if cancellation is made before 7th May 2004. From 7th May 2004 - 15th July 2004, a cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fees will be charged for non-members and members, and £100 for students. From 16th July 2004, registration fees will not be refunded. Refunds will be made after 29th July 2004.

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