Call for Student Volunteers

We are seeking student volunteers for the 44th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2021), which will be held as a virtual conference during July 11-15, 2021. Paper presentations will be done in a flipped manner, i.e. presentation video recordings are made available several days before the conference and the authors of each paper will participate in 2 online Q&A sessions.

The student volunteers will help organizing the conference. The duties of the student volunteers include: 

  • Attending a training session for volunteers before the conference
  • Assisting the session chairs in hosting the paper Q&A sessions (e.g. monitoring the questions raised by the audience, helping the session chair solve some potential technical questions)
  • Working with the conference organizers and other student volunteers as a team

The benefits of being a student volunteer include:

  • FREE registration to SIGIR 2021 including free access to all tutorials, workshops, and the main conference of SIGIR 2021 (A full reimbursement will be given if he/she has already registered for the conference)
  • A special certificate of being a student volunteer for SIGIR 2021
  • Getting to know other student volunteers 😊

If you are interested in being a student volunteer of SIGIR 2021, please fill this online application form by July 1, 2021:

Upon receiving the application form, we will select the student volunteers based on:

  • Your motivation to help organize SIGIR 2021 (Are you willing to help make SIGIR 2021 a better conference?)
  • Your preferred working dates/sessions (Because the conference is for people all around the world, the time of a paper session may be more convenient for the people in a certain time zone. Therefore, we need student volunteers in different geo-locations and time zones and please indicate your preferred working sessions in the application form).
  • Your motivation to attend the conference (Why attending the conference is important for you? Is this the first time for you to attend a SIGIR conference?)

Important: Please submit your application by July 1, 2021. Late applications will be considered only if there are unfilled positions.

Application form:
Application deadline: July 1, 2021

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