Appel: SIGIR 2013 Doctoral Consortium

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 5 21:18:39 UTC 2013

Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 03:56:36 -0800 (PST)
From: Séamus Lawless <seamus.lawless at>
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Call for Doctoral Consortium Submissions

36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013
Dublin, Ireland, 28 July-1 August, 2013

Submission -


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 ACM SIGIR 2013 Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students
with a unique opportunity to have substantive interaction with other
researchers regarding their proposed dissertation research.

The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

- To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss
  their research with experienced IR researchers: the members of the
  Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

- To provide students with an opportunity to establish a supportive
  community, including other doctoral students at a similar stage of
  their dissertation research.

The Consortium will take place on the same day as the tutorials (Sunday
28th July 2013), with the format including: student presentations with
plenary discussions, individual meetings with experienced researchers,
and highly interactive networking sessions over lunch and breaks with a
special emphasis on gaining insights regarding career paths after the

Prospective attendees should have written, or be close to completing, a
thesis proposal (or equivalent). It is desirable that the student is not
so close to completion that the event would have little impact on their
work. Before submitting, students should discuss this criterion with
their advisor or supervisor.

Over the years, the number of submissions to the Consortium has grown
steadily; as a result, the Consortium has become increasingly selective.
Candidates for the Consortium will be selected based on the potential of
their research for future impact on the field of information retrieval
and the likely benefit to the student of participation in the
Consortium. Priority will be given to students whose research goes
beyond locally available expertise at their home institution.

This selection will be based in part on a written paper, solely authored
by the student. For each selected student, a one page extended abstract
of the paper will be published in the SIGIR 2013 Conference Proceedings.
Extended abstracts will be invited after selection, and should not be
submitted with the proposal.

Doctoral students who submit to the Consortium are permitted to have
previously published on their research, and are encouraged to submit
full or short papers to SIGIR 2013 and associated workshops.

SIGIR 2013 may be able to provide travel grants for students chosen to
attend the Consortium. Application details for travel grants will be
available on the SIGIR web site.

Submission Guidelines

The submitted paper will be the basis for detailed discussions at the
Consortium. To get the most out of the discussion, it should include:

- Motivation for the proposed research.
- Background and related work (including key references).
- Description of proposed research, including main research questions.
- Research methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate).
- Specific research issues for discussion at the Doctoral Consortium.

In addition, a one page appendix to the paper (placed after the
references) should include the following:

- A detailed statement by the student explaining why they want to
  participate in the SIGIR 2013 Doctorial Consortium at this point in
  their doctoral studies, and how they hope it will contribute to the
  development of the development of their work and potential future

- A statement by their advisor / supervisor saying how the student would
  benefit by attending the Consortium and explaining what particular
  expertise areas essential to the student’s studies are not available
  locally at the student's home institution. Advisors should also
  specifically state whether the student has written, or is close to
  completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent), and when they expect
  the student would defend their dissertation if they progress at a
  typical rate.

Format Requirements

- Submissions must be written in English and submitted in the ACM
  Conference style (for LaTeX, use the Option 2 style). The paper should
  be no more than 5 pages in length including all figures and
  references, but not including the one page appendix. The first page
  must contain the title of the paper, full author name, affiliation and
  contact details, an abstract of up to 250 words, ACM Computing Reviews
  categories, and up to 3 keywords describing the topic
  areas. Information about categories and keywords can be found in ACM
  Web pages on the computing classification system and in the LaTeX and
  Word templates.

- Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published in the SIGIR
  Conference Proceedings; only one-page extended abstract invited from
  selected students will be published.

Doctoral Consortium submissions should be prepared in standard SIGIR
format available from the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX, use the
Option 2 style).

Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair -

Important Dates

- Monday 11 March 2013 : Doctoral consortium proposals due

- Monday 15 April 2013 : Acceptance notifications

- Sunday 28 July 2013 : Doctoral Consortium in Dublin

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