37th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference - Call for Workshop Proposals

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
Abbreviated Title: 
SIGIR 2014
Sunday, 6 July 2014 to Friday, 11 July 2014
Gold Coast
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 3 February 2014

[Apologies if you receive this more than once]

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

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 events.

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@easychair.org Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research and Bing, Email:


Dr Richi Nayak, Associate Professor
Higher Degree Research Director, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Science and Engineering Faculty| Queensland University of Technology |Brisbane, QLD 4001
Office: S1206 | Ph: 313 81976 | Fax: 313 89390 | Email: r.nayak@qut.edu.au

Webpage: http://applieddatamining.info/