Appel: Final Call for SIGIR'14 Workshop Proposals (due Feb 3)

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Sat Feb 1 08:23:13 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:15:25 +1000
From: Richi Nayak <r.nayak at>
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This is the Final Call for SIGIR'14 Workshop Proposals:

- Deadline Monday 3 February 2014 (any time-zone)
- On any topic, in particular novel ideas and emerging areas in IR
- In a workshop format (not just presenting papers)
- Proposals in pdf, ACM style max. 4 pages
- Submit at (ttps://

Full details:
Call for Workshop Proposals

37th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2014 Gold Coast, Australia, 6-11
July, 2014

* SIGIR 2014 Workshop Program

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).  Proposals are
solicited for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2014 in Gold Coast,
Australia.  Workshops will last for one day and will be held on Friday
11 July 2014.  Workshop topics will typically match those identified in
the SIGIR 2014 general call for contributions, but proposals concerned
with other areas of IR are welcome.

SIGIR 2014 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas
and emerging areas in IR, 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, group problem-solving and community building
initiatives are particularly encouraged. Workshops that only involve the
presentation of papers in a "mini conference" format are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from all areas of IR are invited to submit
proposals for review.  The organizers of approved workshops will be
expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions,
and decide upon final program content. Organizers (including
co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to
provide an article for ACM SIGIR Forum summarizing the event.

* Submission Requirements

Workshop proposals should include the following information:

     1. Title
     2. Motivation for the workshop and appropriateness to SIGIR.
     3. Theme and purpose of the workshop.
     4. Format and planned activities and a tentative schedule of
     5. Selection process for participants and/or presenters and maximum
        number of participants (if limited).
     6. List of organisers with a short biographical sketch of each
        organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
     7. Names of potential program committee members.
     8. Related workshops (if applicable).

If the workshop has been held previously at SIGIR or another conference,
then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past
attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed.

Proposals should be submitted via the easychair workshop submission
webpage (
in pdf format and should not exceed 4 pages in ACM style.

* Important Dates

     - Monday 3 February 2014: Workshop proposals due

     - Monday 10 March 2014: Notification of workshop acceptance [We try
       to notify 1-2 weeks early!]

     - Sunday 6-11 July, 2014: SIGIR Conference

     - Friday 11 July, 2014: SIGIR Workshops day

* SIGIR Workshop Co-Chairs

Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, Email:
sigir2014workshops at Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research and
Bing, Email: sigir2014workshops at

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