We established the SIGIR Academy to honor and recognize individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (IR). See https://sigir.org/awards/sigir-academy/ for more details.
This new award recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership to the SIGIR community in research, community engagement, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion by an early career researcher (ECR). See https://sigir.org/awards/sigir-ecr-awards/ for more details.
The June 2020 issue of the SIGIR Forum is available online. Check the latest news about our IR community in the time of a global pandemic in the Chair’s Letter. We are excited to announce the ACM SIGIR Academy that was recently established to honor and recognize individuals, who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the field of IR. The rest of this issue contains visionary/opinion papers, event reports and dissertation abstracts.
The June 2018 issue of the SIGIR Forum is available online. Check out recent news from our SIGIR Chair. This issue of SIGIR Forum contains an abundance of information about the future of SIGIR, including a report from the organizers of the third Strategic Workshop on Information Retrieval in Lorne (SWIRL), which sets an agenda for the next few years of IR research, as well as reports describing the SIGIR Community Member Survey that was conducted earlier this year about preprints and ACM artifact review and badging.
Following a very successful SIGIR 2017 Conference, a new ACM SIGIR Chapter has formed in Tokyo (http://sigir.jp/). Congratulations to the Tokyo ACM SIGIR team for establishing this Chapter! Interested in starting a local chapter of SIGIR in your area? Contact our SIGIR Chair (Diane Kelly) and visit: https://www.acm.org/chapters/chapter-in-a-box .