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Submitting Poster and Demonstration Proposals


Poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two-page abstracts of posters will appear in the conference proceedings. A poster proposal is a two-page extended abstract that emphasizes the research problem and the methods being used. As for research papers, authors are encouraged to conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. Poster proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2003. They must be submitted electronically, via the submission web page.


Demonstrations can offer first-hand experience with Information Retrieval systems, whether advanced operational systems or research prototypes. A demonstration proposal should indicate how the demonstration illustrates new ideas, should provide the technical specifications of the system and should include references to other literature. A one-page abstract describing each accepted demonstration will be published in the proceedings. A demonstration proposal is an one-page extended abstract that must be submitted electronically, via the submission web page. Demonstration proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2003.


We can accept poster and demonstration proposals in either PDF or Postscript. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their proposals use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard Postscript printer. Hardcopy or electronic copy in other formats will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR submissions are available from the ACM Website.