Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Sunday, 6 July 2014 to Friday, 11 July 2014
Gold Coast
Richi Nayak
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 20 January 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS, Submission Due: JAN 27, 2014


6-11 July, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia

Conference website:

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 Conference and Program Chairs invite all those working in areas related to IR to submit original papers for review. SIGIR 2014 welcomes contributions related to any aspect of IR theory and foundation, techniques, and applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:


. Document Representation and Content Analysis (e.g., text representation, document structure, linguistic analysis, NLP for IR, cross- and multi-lingual IR, information extraction, sentiment analysis, clustering, classification, topic models, facets, text streams)

. Queries and Query Analysis (e.g., query intent, query suggestion and prediction, query representation and reformulation, query log analysis, conversational search and dialogue, spoken queries, summarization, question answering)

. Retrieval Models and Ranking (e.g., IR theory, language models, probabilistic retrieval models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search)

. Search Engine Architectures and Scalability (e.g., indexing, compression, distributed IR, P2P IR, mobile IR, cloud IR)

. Users and Interactive IR (e.g., user studies, user and task models, interaction analysis, session analysis, exploratory search, personalized search, social and collaborative search, search interface, whole session support)

. Filtering and Recommending (e.g., content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, recommender systems)

. Evaluation (e.g., test collections, experimental design, effectiveness measures, session-based evaluation, simulation)

. Web IR and Social Media Search (e.g., link analysis, click models/behavioral modeling, social tagging, social network analysis, blog and microblog search, forum search, community-based QA, adversarial IR and spam, vertical and local search)

. IR and Structured Data (e.g., XML search, ranking in databases, desktop search, entity search)

. Multimedia IR (e.g., image search, video search, speech/audio search, music search)

. Other Applications (e.g., digital libraries, enterprise search, genomics IR, legal IR, patent search, text reuse, new retrieval problems)


. Full papers (10 pages), Short papers (4 pages), Demos (3 pages), Tutorials, Workshops


Requirements for paper format and appropriate content are described in the content guidelines. The requirements will be strictly enforced. Papers which do not conform to the requirements may be rejected without review, so please be sure to read this page carefully.

SIGIR 2014 solicits proposals for tutorials of either half-day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks) on all topics of information retrieval and its applications. Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. Submissions should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract.

Proposals for workshops to be held at ACM SIGIR 2014 are also solicited. Workshops will usually last for one day and will be held on Friday 11th July 2014.


. 20 January 2014: Abstracts for full research papers due

. 27 January 2014: Full research papers due

. 3 February 2014: Workshop proposals due

. 17 February 2014: Short paper, demonstration, and tutorial submission deadline

. 18 April 2014: Paper, short paper, tutorial, and demonstration acceptance notifications

. 11 May 2014: Camera ready copy due (note the short timeline due to early conference date)

. 16 May 2014: Early bird registration deadline


. General Chairs: Shlomo Geva, Andrew Trotman

. PC Chairs: Peter Bruza, Charles L. A. Clarke, Kalervo Järvelin