The SIGIR 2019 workshop program will host 8 workshops covering new ideas and emerging topics or areas related to Information Retrieval.

- BIRNDL 2019: Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries

  • Organizers: Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Philipp Mayr, Dayne Freitag, Michihiro Yasunga, Dragomir Radev, Kokil Jaidka and Min-Yen Kan

- EARS 2019: Workshop on ExplainAble Recommendation and Search

  • Organizers: Yongfeng Zhang, Yi Zhang and Min Zhang

- ECOM’19: The SIGIR 2019 Workshop on eCommerce

  • Organizers: Jon Degenhardt, Surya Kallumadi, Utkarsh Porwal and Andrew Trotman

- FACT IR: Fairness, accountability, confidentiality and transparency in IR

  • Organizers: Alexandra Olteanu, Maarten de Rijke, Michael Ekstrand, Jean Garcia-Gathright

- NewsIR’19: 3rd Workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval

  • Organizers: Dyaa Albakour, Miguel Martinez-Alvarez, Sylvia Tippmann, Ahmet Aker, Shiri Dori-Hochen, Alberto Barron-Cedeno and Jonathan Stray

- OSIRRC 2019: The SIGIR 2019 Open-Source IR Replicability Challenge

  • Organizers: Nicola Ferro, Claudia Hauff, Jimmy Lin and Tetsuya Sakai.

- ROME 2019: Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure

  • Organizers: Guillaume Bouchard, Guido Caldarelli and Vassilis Plachouras

- Workshop on Conversational Interaction Systems

  • Organizers: Chandra Khatri, Rahul Goel, Abhinav Rastogi, Gokhan Tur, Jan Sedivy, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Arindam Mandal, Alexandros Papangelis, Zhou Yu, Panagiotis Papadakos and Rushin Shah.

BIRNDL’19: Bibliometric-enhanced IR and NLP for Digital Libraries

Organizers. Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran (SRI, USA), Philipp Mayr (GESIS, Germany), Dayne Freitag (SRI, USA), Michihiro Yasunaga (Yale University, USA), Dragomir Radev (Yale University, USA), Kokil Jaidka (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Min-Yen Kan (NUS, Singapore)

Abstract. The large scale of scholarly publications poses a challenge for scholars in information seeking and sense making. Recent advances in bibliometrics, information retrieval (IR), text mining and NLP could help scholars cope with this overabundance of information, but practical adoption has been slow. We therefore propose the fourth iteration of the joint workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced IR and NLP for Digital Libraries, which brings together IR researchers and digital library professionals to elaborate on new approaches in natural language processing, information retrieval, scientometrics, text mining and recommendation techniques that can advance the state of the art in scholarly document understanding, analysis, and retrieval at scale. The BIRNDL workshop at SIGIR 2019 will feature paper sessions, invited talks, and the next edition of the Computational Linguistics (CL) Scientific Summarization Shared Task.

Important Dates.

  • Submission deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Notification: May 31, 2019
  • Camera Ready versions due: July 7, 2019
  • Workshop: July 25, 2019

Workshop website and call for papers. http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/~birndl2019/ mar


ECOM’19: The SIGIR 2019 Workshop on eCommerce

Organizers. Jon Degenhardt, Surya Kallumadi, Utkarsh Porwal and Andrew Trotman

Abstract. The SIGIR 2019 Workshop on eCommerce will serve as a platform for publication and discussion of Information Retrieval and NLP research & their applications in the domain of eCommerce. This workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry to discuss the challenges and approaches to product search and recommendation in the eCommerce domain. In addition ECOM’19 will host a “High accuracy recall task” data challenge organized by eBay.

Important Dates.

  • Submission deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Notification: May 31, 2019
  • Camera Ready versions due: June 14, 2019
  • Workshop: July 25, 2019

Workshop website and call for papers. https://sigir-ecom.github.io


ROME 2019 - Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure

Organizers. Guillaume Bouchard, Guido Caldarelli and Vassilis Plachouras

Abstract. Improving the efficiency of fact-checking by providing tools that automate parts of the process, or defining other processes for validating the veracity of claims made in online social media, are challenging problems with real impact on society, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to address them. The 1st Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure (ROME) will provide a forum for researchers to discuss these problems and to define new directions for work on automating fact checking, reducing misinformation online, and making social media more resilient to the spread of fake news. We invite submissions of research papers on computational fact-checking, fake news detection, and the analysis of misinformation spread on social media.

Important Dates.

  • Submission deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Notification: May 31, 2019
  • Camera Ready versions due: June 14, 2019
  • Workshop: July 25, 2019

Workshop website and call for papers. https://rome2019.github.io/