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

Reviewing Guidelines

Members of the Program Committee (PC) will assist Senior Program Committee members (SPC) by writing a double-blind review for the paper, and participating actively in the discussion phase.

Every paper will be assigned an SPC member and 3 PC members. The role of the PC is to provide critical assessments of the papers assigned to them based on the CHIIR review criteria (see below). For each assigned paper, the PC’s reviews will form the basis for a discussion about the paper, which will be initiated and guided by the SPC member.

The SPC will lead the discussion and, if necessary, provide an additional review to the paper. Based on the discussion, the SPC will arrive at a recommended decision. This recommended decision will be passed on to the Program Chairs and used as input to the Program Committee Meeting. SPC members will be invited to participate remotely in this meeting to discuss papers that are “on the bubble” or have divergent reviews.

The review criteria will focus on the following questions for every submission:

These review guidelines are made public in the interest of transparency. More detailed instructions will be provided to members of the SPC and PC to help them in providing constructive reviews. (These guidelines were drafted based on previous SIGIR and CHIIR conferences’ paper review guidelines. Many thanks to the previous and current PC Chairs for their contributions.)

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