Awards

SIGIR 2017 Best Paper Award

Winner

BitFunnel: Revisiting Signatures for Search
Bob Goodwin (Microsoft), Michael Hopcroft (Microsoft), Dan Luu (Microsoft), Alex Clemmer (Heptio), Mihaela Curmei (Microsoft), Sameh Elnikety (Microsoft), Yuxiong He (Microsoft)

Honourable Mentions

IRGAN: A Minimax Game for Unifying Generative and Discriminative Information Retrieval Models
Jun Wang (University College London), Lantao Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Weinan Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Yu Gong (Alibaba Inc.), Yinghui Xu (Alibaba Inc.), Benyou Wang (Tianjin University), Peng Zhang (Tianjin University), Dell Zhang (Birkbeck, University of London) 

Classification by Retrieval: Binarizing Data and Classifiers
Fumin Shen (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), Yadong Mu (Peking University), Yang Yang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), Wei Liu (Tencent AI Lab), Li Liu (Malong Technologies Co., Ltd), Jingkuan Song (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), Heng Tao Shen (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

SIGIR 2017 Best Student Paper Award

Evaluating Web Search with a Bejeweled Player Model
Fan Zhang (Tsinghua University), Yiqun Liu (Tsinghua University), Xin Li (Tsinghua University), Min Zhang (Tsinghua University), Yinghui Xu (Alibaba Group), Shaoping Ma (Tsinghua University)

SIGIR 2017 Best Short Paper Award

Winner

LiveMaps – Converting Map Images into Interactive Maps
Michael R Evans (Microsoft Corp), Dragomir Yankov (Microsoft Corp), Pavel Berkhin (Microsoft Corp), Pavel Yudin (Microsoft Corp), Florin Teodorescu (Microsoft Corp), Wei Wu (Microsoft Corp)

Honourable Mention

DBpedia-Entity v2: A Test Collection for Entity Search
Faegheh Hasibi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Fedor Nikolaev (Wayne State University), Chenyan Xiong (Carnegie Mellon University), Krisztian Balog (University of Stavanger), Svein Erik Bratsberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Alexander Kotov (Wayne State University), Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University) 

SIGIR 2017 Test of Time Award

Winner

Personalizing search via automated analysis of interests and activities
Jaime Teevan, Susan T. Dumais, Eric Horvitz, SIGIR 2005. 

Honorable Mentions

A Markov random field model for term dependencies
Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft, SIGIR 2005.

Information retrieval system evaluation: effort, sensitivity, and reliability
Mark Sanderson, Justin Zobel, SIGIR 2005.

Outstanding Senior Reviewers

  • Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Nick Craswell (Microsoft)
  • David Elsweiler (University of Regensburg)
  • Jiyin He (CWI)
  • Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)
  • Douglas Oard (University of Maryland)
  • Ian Soboroff (NIST)
  • Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)

Outstanding Reviewers

  • Ioannis Arapakis (Yahoo Labs)
  • Roi Blanco (University of A Coruña)
  • Zhumin Chen (Shandong University)
  • Gordon Cormack (University of Waterloo)
  • Shane Culpepper (RMIT University)
  • Tonya Curtis (Thomson Reuters)
  • Debora Donato (Mix Tech)
  • Marcos Gonçalves (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
  • Radu Ionescu (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Amsterdam)
  • Evgeny Kharitonov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)
  • Julia Kiseleva (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
  • Yanyan Lan (ICT)
  • Léa Laporte (INSA Lyon – LIRIS)
  • Chenliang Li (Wuhan University)
  • Shangsong Liang (University College London)
  • Franco Maria Nardini (ISTI-CNR)
  • Bhaskar Mitra (Microsoft)
  • Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne)
  • Yashar Moshfeghi (University of Glasgow, Department of Computing Science)
  • Pernilla Qvarfordt (FX Palo Alto Laboratory)
  • Kira Radinsky (eBay)
  • Filip Radlinski (Google)
  • Aya Soffer (IBM)
  • Kazunari Sugiyama (National University of Singapore)
  • Thibaut Thonet (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)
  • Emre Velipasaoglu (Lightbend, Inc.)
  • Hongning Wang (University of Virginia)

SIGIR Forum Special Issue on Test of Time Award from the Years 1978-2001