Call for Papers

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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 and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original papers, posters, and proposals for tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations of systems. SIGIR 2012 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundation, techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

To maintain a reasonable acceptance rate in the face of growing numbers of submissions, SIGIR 2012 will be exploring alternative presentations for full papers. For example, depending on the number of accepted full papers, the program committee may select some of those papers to be presented as posters in a special track according to the nature of the paper. This would be different than the poster session for the late-breaking research ideas, which will continue as in previous years.

Important Dates

Late Submissions

All deadlines are on the date specified at 11:59 pm in the UCT-12 timezone. SIGIR does not accept material that is submitted after the deadline.

Content Guidelines

Guidelines for paper format and appropriate content are described in the content guidelines . Some changes have been made this year so be sure to read this page carefully.