Call for Tutorials for SIGIR 2020, Xi’an, China
Important dates for tutorials:
Time zone: Anywhere On Earth (AOE)
Tutorial proposal due: February 16, 2020
Tutorials notification: April 22, 2020
Tutorial day: July 26, 2020
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 access.
SIGIR 2020 will take place in Xi’an, China, and includes a full day of tutorials on 26 July
2020. SIGIR 2020 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, introduce an emerging application of information retrieval
technologies, or update the information retrieval community on recent advances in related
fields. We are especially interested in the third category of submission.
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
- Brief biography (max. 2 paragraphs) for each presenter, highlighting relevant
experience in presenting tutorials, teaching grad classes, organizing summer
The extended abstract (no longer than 4 pages) should include the following sections: 1.
Motivation. 2. Objectives. 3. Relevance to the information retrieval community and reference
to tutorials in the same area at SIGIR or related conferences (including WSDM, WWW, KDD,
ACL, RecSys, ICML, etc.). 4. Format and detailed schedule. 5. Type of support materials to
be supplied to attendees.
Tutorial proposals should be prepared in the current ACM two-column conference format.
Suitable LaTeX, Word, and Overleaf templates are available from the ACM Website (use the
“sigconf” proceedings template). Proposals should be submitted in PDF via
The submissions will be reviewed by a
program committee selected for that purpose, and final decisions will be made at the SIGIR
Program Committee meeting.
- Andrew MacFarlane, City, University of London, U.K.
- Mounia Lalmas, Spotify, U.K.
Please email Andrew MacFarlane (email@example.com
Mounia Lalmas (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for any inquiries.