Things that strengthen an IR paper:
recommendations from the Program Chairs


    • The paper’s motivation and the potential impact of the addressed problem are discussed.
    • The paper’s original contributions (i.e. the delta over prior art) are clearly stated.
    • The paper’s claims are properly scoped and supported.
    • The paper clearly describes what was done and what was not.
    • The choices made in each step of the research are justified (the why’s).
    • The results are presented effectively in appropriate format.
    • Good discussion accompanies the results.

Experimentation (if applicable)

    • The experimental design and its scale are appropriate.
    • In comparative studies, appropriate baselines are used.
    • The experimental results are reliable and generalizable.
    • The evaluation methods employed are in line with the research questions.
    • Statistical analysis is performed and reported appropriately.
    • Sufficient details (with data and code where appropriate) are provided to help other researchers assess and reproduce the experiments.