SIGIR 2014 Call for Demos

SIGIR 2014 Demos Programme

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR). SIGIR 2014 will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 6-11 July 2014. The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original proposals for demonstrations.

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing IR systems, and to obtain feedback from expert users. Accepted demonstration submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.

What makes a good demo? A good demonstration submission is interesting to a SIGIR audience and shows a novel solution to a problem. The demonstration submission should address the following questions: Who is my target user? Why does my system exist and why is it important? What does my demonstration do and how does it work? How does it compare with existing systems? Finally, how and when might my technology have an impact?

Demonstration submissions are welcome in any of the areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2014 website.

Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop, will be provided for accepted demonstrations.

Demonstration submissions

Submissions of demonstration papers must be in English and should not exceed 3 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). 2 pages are allowed to address the questions above. A further 1 page may be used to describe demo requirements (although we cannot guarantee all requests will be met). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website (for LaTeX, use Option 2). It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the PDF submission has been uploaded successfully. We suggest downloading the PDF after submission and checking it is ok.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system. At least one author of each accepted demonstration must register and attend the conference.

Unlike short and full-paper submissions, authors of demonstration submissions are not expected to take measures to conceal their identity from reviewers. Submissions that are over the 3-page limit (2 page abstract, 1 page requirements) and incomplete submissions will be rejected without review.

20 January 2014: Abstracts for full research papers due
27 January 2014: Full research papers due
3 February 2014: Workshop proposals due
17 February 2014: Short paper, demonstration and tutorial submission deadline
3 March 2014: Doctoral Consortium Submission Deadline
10 March 2014: Workshops acceptance notifications
28 March 2014: Tutorial acceptance notifications
18 April 2014: Paper, short paper, demonstration, and doctoral consortium acceptance notifications
25 April 2014: SIRIP 2014 (Industry Track) Abstracts due
2 May 2014: SIRIP 2014 (Industry Track) Papers due
11 May 2014: Camera ready copy due (note the short timeline due to early confernce date)
26 May 2014: Early bird registration deadline
23 May 2014: SIRIP 2014 (Industry Track) Notification
16 June 2014: SIRIP 2014 (Industry Track) Camera ready copy due (accepted papers)
6 July 2014: Doctoral Consortium
7 July 2014: SIRIP 2014
6-11 July 2014: Conference held in Gold Coast, Australia

Authors take note

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Late submissions

All deadlines are on the date specified at 11:59 pm in the UTC-12 time zone. SIGIR does not accept material that is submitted after the deadline.

Demonstrations chair

Paul Thomas, CSIRO, Australia