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14–18 March, 2020 August 13–14, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


  • July 14, 2020: In order to give the CHIIR 2020 paper authors an opportunity to interact with the community, we have organized a Virtual CHIIR 2020 event, which will be held on August 13 and 14, 2020. More information about registration can be accessed here, or by clicking Virtual CHIIR 2020 in the navigation menu.


Conference Registration Information

Link to registration website: http://www.cvent.com/d/lhq75l

ACM Member Non-ACM Member Student
Early US$ 575 US$ 675 US$ 380
Regular US$ 675 US$ 800 US$ 450
Late US$ 750 US$ 900 US$ 500
Workshops US$ 100 US$ 125 US$ 50
Tutorials Free with Registration Free with Registration Free with Registration

For questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact the organizers at: chiir2020conf@gmail.com

Visa and Electronic Travel Authorization

Most travelers need a Visitor Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada. Use this site to determine what travel documents you require: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

If you need a Visa – please note that processing times vary, but may be substantial. Please apply as early as possible! For information and instructions: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/about-visitor-visa.html

Visa Support Letters: ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee.

For visa support letters, refer all requests to supportletters@acm.org. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

Student Travel Grant Information

The SIGIR Student Travel Grant Program (https://sigir.org/general-information/travel-grants/) provides funding for students to help cover the cost of travel and lodging to the following SIGIR-sponsored conferences: SIGIR, CIKM, CHIIR, ICTIR, JCDL and WSDM.

To be eligible, the student applicant must:

  1. be an author of a full, short, demo, or DC paper,
  2. be the one presenting the work at the conference.

The application process involves two steps:

  1. the student must submit an application, which requires the student to explain what they wish to gain from attending CHIIR 2019,
  2. independently, the academic advisor will be required to submit a statement of support.

Both application forms will be available on the SIGIR website during the live application period — December 11–25, 2019.

Refunds and Cancellations Policy

Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

Please email requests for registration fee refunds to: chiir2020conf@gmail.com.

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