SIGIR 2023 Test of Time Award

The SIGIR Test of Time Award recognizes research that has had long-lasting influence, including impact on a subarea of information retrieval research, across subareas of information retrieval research, and outside of the information retrieval research community (e.g. non-information retrieval research or industry). The winning paper is selected from the set of full papers presented at the main SIGIR conference 10-12 years before.

The SIGIR 2023 award will be selected from the set of full papers presented at SIGIR 2011, 2012 and 2013.  The winner will be announced at SIGIR 2023. The award consists of: reprinting the paper in the December SIGIR Forum with a short preface written by the committee, a plaque, and documentation on the SIGIR website. In addition to the Test of Time Award winner, the committee will select up to three honorable mentions among the full papers from SIGIR 2010. The winners and honorable mentions fom the previous years can be found here.

The award is selected by a committee composed of past SIGIR Program Committee chairs as well as a Test of Time Award chair selected by the Executive Committee. The members of this year’s committee are listed below.


We explicitly invite nominations, including self-nominations. To nominate a paper, just go to this form and provide the following information:

  1. The title, author/s, and year of the paper (it has to be from SIGIRs 2010, 2011, 2012),
  2. The URL of the paper in the ACM Digital Library,
  3. A meaningful paragraph (hard limit: 1200 characters) that justifies the nomination

Nominations are due by May 16, 2023 (anywhere in the world).

Selection Committee

  • Hannah Bast (chair)
  • Ben Carterette
  • Shane Culpepper
  • Gabriella Kazai
  • Yoelle Maarek
  • Jian-Yun Nie
  • Javed Aslam
  • Ian Ruthven
  • Justin Zobel