The 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
20-24 July 2008, Singapore

General Information

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SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of information retrieval (IR).

The Conference includes:

Technical Sessions comprising plenary sessions and talks with topics of interest covering original research contributions relating to IR.

Posters as an opportunity for researchers to present late-breaking and new ideas in a relaxed, interactive setting.

Panels will consist of discussions on timely and controversial topics.

Technical Demos will include leading edge work in every area of IR technology and its application.

State-of-the-Art Tutorials by leading experts will precede the technical program. The full- and half-day offerings will span a wide variety of topics.

Day-long Workshops on topics of great current interest to members of the IR research community will take place after the technical program.

The Doctoral Consortium is a venue for doctoral students to present their research and receive feedback from members of the IR research community.


Singapore, popularly known as "The Garden City", is situated at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula in South-East Asia. With a rich and interesting history tracking back from 1819, Singapore is a small but prosperous cosmopolitan nation diversified with 4 main ethnic groups, namely, Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians. With museums exhibiting rich collection of historical information and relics as contrasted to the fun theme parks, holidaying spots as well as bustling shopping and dining heavens, Singapore is an excellent utopia to unwind from the daunting stress of today's society.

Image of the Merlion with Esplanade and Singapore Central Business Distrct in the background

SIGIR 2008 Calendar

For your convenience, a SIGIR 2008 calendar detailing all major SIGIR 2008 deadlines and events is available via Google Calendar (Login with any valid Google account).