Call for Tutorials
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 2016 will include a full day of tutorials on July 17.
SIGIR 2016 solicits proposals for both half and full-day tutorials covering topics relevant to the field of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in depth. For example, tutorials may cover an established information retrieval sub-topic (e.g. retrieval quality evaluation), introduce an emerging application of information retrieval technologies (e.g., mobile user engagement), or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related fields (e.g., deep learning and its applications to IR).
Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.
The cover sheet should include the following elements:
- Title and length (either half-day, e.g. 3 hours plus breaks, or full day, e.g., 6 hours plus breaks) of the tutorial.
- Intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills required.
- Detailed contact information of all presenters (and indication of the main contact person).
- Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant experience in presenting tutorials, teaching grad classes, organizing summer schools, etc.
The extended abstract (no longer than 4 pages) should include the following sections:
- Relevance to the information retrieval community and reference to tutorials in the same area at SIGIR or related conferences (including WSDM, WWW, KDD, ACL, etc.).
- Format and detailed schedule.
- Type of support materials to be supplied to attendees.
The submissions will reviewed by members of the Information Retrieval research community and tutorials to be presented at SIGIR 2016 will be selected by the SIGIR Program Committee.
February 18, 2016: Tutorial proposals due March 17, 2016: Tutorials notifications
- July 17, 2016: ACM SIGIR 2016, Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Tie-Yan Liu (Microsoft Research, China)
email: sigir2016-tutchairs [AT] isti.cnr.it
Tutorials Program Committee
Ben Carterette, University of Delaware, US
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Djoerd Hiemstra, University of Twente, Netherlands
Katja Hofmann, Microsoft Research, UK
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, US
Edgar Meij, Yahoo Labs, UK
Vanessa Murdock, Microsoft, US
Doug Oard, University of Maryland, US
Tao Qin, Microsoft Research, China
Mark Sanderson, RMIT University, Australia
Pavel Serdyukov, Yandex, Russia
Mark Smucker, University of Waterloo
Ian Soboroff, NIST, US
Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK
Min Zhang, Tsinghua University, China