SIGIR 2014 Call for Workshops

SIGIR 2014 Workshop 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). Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia. Workshops will last for one day and will be held on Friday 11 July 2014. Workshop topics will typically match those identified in the SIGIR 2014 general call for contributions, but proposals concerned with other areas of IR are welcome.

SIGIR 2014 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in IR, in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but it is expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives are particularly encouraged. Workshops that only involve the presentation of papers in a "mini conference" format are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from all areas of the IR are invited to submit proposals for review. The organizers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to provide an article for ACM SIGIR Forum summarizing the event.

Submission Requirements

Workshop proposals should include the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Motivation for the workshop and appropriateness to SIGIR.
  3. Theme and purpose of the workshop.
  4. Format and planned activities and a tentative schedule of events.
  5. Selection process for participants and/or presenters and maximum number of participants (if limited).
  6. List of organisers with a short biographical sketch of each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
  7. Names of potential program committee members (who would act to organise the proposed workshop) (if a program committee will be formed).
  8. Related workshops (if applicable).

If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed.

Proposals should be submitted via the Easychair SIGIR 2014 workshop submission site in pdf format and should not exceed 4 pages in ACM style.

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 Workshop Co-Chairs
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, Email:
Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research and Bing, Email: