SIGIR 2014 Call for Contributions


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). The Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original papers for review. SIGIR 2014 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundation, techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text representation, document structure, linguistic analysis, NLP for IR, cross- and multi-lingual IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic models, facets, text streams)

  • Queries and Query Analysis (e.g., query intent, query suggestion and prediction, query representation and reformulation, query log analysis, conversational search and dialogue, spoken queries, summarization, question answering)

  • Retrieval Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search)

  • Search Engine Architectures and Scalability (e.g., indexing, compression, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile IR, cloud IR)

  • Users and Interactive IR (e.g., user studies, user and task models, interaction analysis, session analysis, exploratory search, personalized search, social and collaborative search, search interface, whole session support)

  • Filtering and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems)

  • Evaluation (e.g., test collections, experimental design, effectiveness measures, session-based evaluation, simulation)

  • Web IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis, click models/behavioral modeling, social tagging, social network analysis, blog and microblog search, forum search, community-based QA, adversarial IR and spam, vertical and local search)

  • IR and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search)

  • Multimedia IR (e.g., image search, video search, speech/audio search, music search)

  • Other Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems)

Contribution Types

  • Full papers (10 pages)

  • Short papers (4 pages)

  • Demonstrations (3 pages)

  • Tutorials

  • Workshops


Full paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Short paper submissions should not exceed 4 pages in the same format. Demonstration submissions should consist of 3 pages in the same format, containing a 2-page abstract and a one-page requirements description.

Requirements for paper format and appropriate content are described in the content guidelines. The requirements will be strictly enforced. Papers which do not conform to the requirements may be rejected without review, so please be sure to read this page carefully.

SIGIR 2014 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

Proposals for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2014 are also solicited. Workshops will usually last for one day and will be held on Friday 11th July 2014.

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

Rejected long papers will not be considered as short papers. Further, the dual submission policy applies to short and long paper submissions, so if a short paper and long paper submission from the same authors are similar, they both will be rejected.

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.