SIGIR 2024 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 2024 award will be selected from the set of full papers presented at SIGIR 2012, 2013 and 2014.  The winner will be announced at SIGIR 2024 in Washington, D.C. The award consists of: reprinting the paper in the December 2024 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 can select up to three honorable mentions among the full papers from SIGIR 2012. The winners and honorable mentions fom the previous years can be found here.

The selection committee is composed of past SIGIR program committee chairs and chaired by one of the SIGIR award chairs. The members of this year’s committee are listed below.


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

  1. The title of the paper (it has to be from one of the SIGIRs 2012, 2013, or 2014)
  2. The author/s of the paper (full names, comma-separated)
  3. The URL of the paper in the ACM Digital Library
  4. A meaningful paragraph (hard limit: 1200 characters) that highlights the specific merits of the paper and justifies its nomination

Nominations are due by May 15, 2024 (anywhere in the world).

Selection Committee

  • Hannah Bast (chair)
  • Jaap Kamps
  • Makoto P. Kato
  • Hang Li
  • Josiane Mothe
  • Vanessa Murdock
  • Arjen de Vries
  • Ji-Rong Wen
  • Ryen White