SIGIR 2014 Call for Short Papers

SIGIR 2014 Short Papers 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 short papers which will be presented as posters at the conference. Note, that short paper submission guidelines have changed since last year to allow more space for authors to present their ideas.

Short Paper submissions offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Each submission that is accepted for SIGIR 2014 will be presented in a poster format, in order to provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session.

What makes a good short paper? Short papers are not full papers squeezed into four pages. They can present smaller or more speculative ideas, they could also be more controversial, they may present new applications of old ideas or the reworking of previous studies. Finally, they should be inspirational and spark some discussion.

Submissions are welcome in areas related to any aspect of Information Retrieval (IR), as identified in the call for contributions and on the SIGIR 2014 website. Submissions are short research papers presenting original, previously unpublished work. Submissions describing the work will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Paper Submission Content Guidelines

Submissions of short papers must be in English, in PDF format and should not exceed 4 pages in SIGIR format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website. Authors must conceal their identity. Submissions that are over the 4-page limit, or are not anonymous, or are incomplete will be rejected without review. Note that summaries of full papers that have already been published elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as short paper submissions for SIGIR. 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 ensuring it is ok.

Short papers must be submitted electronically using the short paper track of the conference submission system. At least one author of each accepted short paper must register and attend the conference.

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.

Short Papers Co-Chairs
Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft
Gabriella Pasi, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Andrew Turpin, University of Melbourne, Australia