Call for Full Papers
The Annual ACM SIGIR Conference 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 high-impact original papers for review. The 39th ACM SIGIR Conference welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundations, techniques, or applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Document Representation and Content Analysis (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 (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 (IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search).
- Search Engine Architectures and Scalability (indexing, compression, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile IR, cloud IR).
- Users and Interactive IR (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 (content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems).
- Evaluation (test collections, experimental design, effectiveness measures, session-based evaluation, simulation).
- Web IR and Social Media Search (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 (XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search).
- Multimedia IR (image search, video search, speech/audio search, music search).
- Search applied to the Internet of Things (billions of devices, sensors, and actuators are now connected to the Web, which will affect how people search and browse the Web).
- IR for social good, including applications for non-profit organizations, governments, and social enterprises.
- Other Applications (digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems).
Submissions of long papers must be in English, in PDF format, and should not exceed ten pages in SIGIR two-column format (including references and figures). Suitable LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR are available from the ACM Website. Full papers must describe work that is not previously published, not accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere (including as a short-paper submission for SIGIR). Submissions should not contain any author identification and should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system.
January 14, 2016: Abstracts for full research papers due January 21, 2016: Full research papers due March 31, 2016: Full papers notification
- July 18-20, 2016: ACM SIGIR 2016, Main Conference
Javed Aslam, Northeastern University
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde
Justin Zobel, University of Melbourne
email: sigir2016-pchairs [AT] isti.cnr.it
Senior Program Committee
Eugene Agichtein, Emory University
James Allan, University of Massachusetts
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
Krisztian Balog, University of Stavanger
Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology
Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University
David Carmel, Yahoo! Labs
Yi Chang, Yahoo! Labs
Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, University of Michigan
Nick Craswell, Microsoft
Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts
Ronan Cummins, University of Cambridge
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
Arjen de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Fernando Diaz, Microsoft Research
David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg
Hui Fang, University of Delaware
Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Google
Jianfeng Gao, Microsoft Research
Shlomo Geva, Queensland University of Technology
Marcos Goncalves, UFMG
Julio Gonzalo, UNED
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft
Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente
Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research
Jimmy Huang, York University
Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina
Wessel Kraaij, Radboud University Nijmegen
Oren Kurland, Technion
Wai Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Matthew Lease, University of Texas at Austin
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies
Stephane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua
Donald Metzler, Google
Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine
Josiane Mothe, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Isabelle Moulinier, Thomson Reuters
Edleno Moura, Institute of Computing – UFAM
Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft Research
Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal
Douglas Oard, University of Maryland
Dan Pelleg, Yahoo! Labs
Benjamin Piwowarski, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Tetsuya Sakai, Waseda University
Mark Sanderson, RMIT University
Falk Scholer, RMIT University
Milad Shokouhi, Microsoft Research
Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo! Labs
Mark Smucker, University of Waterloo
Andrew Trotman, eBay
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne
Ellen Voorhees, NIST
Ryen White, Microsoft
Grace Hui Yang, Georgetown University
Emine Yilmaz, University College London