Call for Industry Track Proposals

This year’s SIGIR conference will include an Industry Track, following very successful events at SIGIR in recent years. The Industry Track will be held on Wednesday, 15th August 2012, during the regular conference program, and in parallel with the technical tracks.

The Industry Track's objectives are three-fold. The first objective is to present the state of the art in search and search-related areas, delivered as keynote talks by influential technical leaders from the search industry. The second objective of the Industry Track is the presentation of interesting, novel and innovative ideas related to information retrieval. Finally, a highly-interactive panel session will conclude the track, topic to be announced.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

Industry authors are invited to prepare proposals for presenting interesting, novel and innovative IR ideas, and submit these by email to the Industrial Track co-chairs by 7th May, 2012. The proposal should contain:

When submitting a proposal, please bear in mind the following:

We look forward to receiving your submissions by email (see the email addresses below), and welcoming you to the SIGIR 2012 Conference and to the Industry Track.

Important Dates

Industry Track Co-Chairs