Call for SIRIP 2017 (Industry Track) Speaker Proposals

The SIGIR Symposium on IR in Practice (SIRIP), formally known as SIGIR Industry Track brings together IR researchers, practitioners, analysts, and consumers and to achieve knowledge transfer across the boundary between academia and industry.

Following the success of SIRIP 2016, we continue to encourage the presentations from small companies especially startups or spin-offs from either a university project or a large company.  We also seek proposals for talks about interesting collaborations between academia and industry, or open problems in industry that are of interest to academic and industrial IR researchers.  Topics relevant to SIGIR in general (as listed in the Call for Papers) are encouraged.

Proposals should be no longer than 2 pages, in ACM format.  Formatting guidelines are available at the ACM Website.

Please include:

  • A brief company portrait
  • A short CV of the presenter(s)
  • Title and abstract of the presentation including the reasons why your experiences should be interesting to the SIGIR audience

A condition of acceptance is that at least one author commits to attend SIRIP 2017 to present the work. The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a 1-page camera ready paper.

Submission Website

Important Dates (Timezone: Anywhere on Earth)

April 18, 2017 SIRIP’17 Industry Track Proposals Due
May 16, 2017 SIRIP’17 Notifications
August 10, 2017 SIRIP’17

SIRIP Chairs

Sumio Fujita (Yahoo! JAPAN)
Vanessa Murdock (Microsoft)

Childcare & Nursing Room

A childcare service and nursing room will be available at SIGIR 2017. For more information, please visit /sigir2017/attend/childcare/.