Call For Workshop Proposals

SIGIR 2012 will feature a full day of workshops on August 16, 2012.

Proposals are solicited for workshops as part of the SIGIR 2012 Conference.

SIGIR workshops provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organizers, but it is expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, and group problem-solving are encouraged. Workshops that only involve the presentation of papers are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from all segments of the information retrieval community are invited to submit proposals for review. The organizers of the selected workshops are expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon the final program content. Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to provide an article for SIGIR Forum summarizing the event. Therefore, a proposer is not expected to appear in multiple workshop proposals as a (co-)organizer.

Submission Guidelines

The workshop proposals should include:

Proposals should be in PDF format, and not exceed 1000 words total. All proposals should be submitted through the EasyChair website at the URL:

Important Dates

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