SIGIR 2014 Call for Tutorials

SIGIR 2014 Tutorials 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 include a full day of tutorials on Monday 7th July 2014.

SIGIR 2014 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) duration. Proposals are welcomed on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval topic in depth, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify:

  1. the title and length of the tutorial
  2. the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required, if any
  3. complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters
  4. a brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter

The extended abstract should be 3 to 4 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of its objectives and its relevance to the information retrieval community, and details of materials to be supplied to attendees.

Tutorials should be prepared in standard SIGIR format available from the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair

The submissions will reviewed by members of the Information Retrieval research community and tutorials to be presented at SIGIR 2014 will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee.

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

SIGIR Tutorials Chair
Falk Scholer, RMIT University, Australia