Sigir 2002


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Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit research papers, not exceeding 5000 words representing original, previously unpublished work, on or before January 28, 2002. Papers must be submitted electronically, via the submission web page located at

Call for Posters

Poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two-page abstracts of posters will appear in the conference proceedings. A poster proposal is an extended abstract (of 2 pages in SIGIR format) that emphasizes the research problem and the methods being used. As for research papers, authors are encouraged to conceal their identity where it is practical to do so. Poster proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2002. They must be submitted electronically, via the submission web page at

We can accept poster proposals in either PDF or Postscript. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their poster proposals use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard Postscript printer. Hardcopy or electronic copy in other formats will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. To arrange hardcopy or alternative format submission, please email the Poster Chair James Allan All authors, even those who choose to submit hardcopy, must complete the details on the submission web page. LaTeX and Word templates for SIGIR submissions are available from

Call for Workshops

Proposals are solicited from individuals and groups for one-day workshops to be held August 15, 2002. Submissions up to 1,000 words should include the theme and goal of the workshop, planned activities, maximum number of participants, the selection process for participants, and a list of potential participants. Include also a CV for each organizer describing relevant qualifications and experience. After the workshop, organizers are to provide an article summarizing the workshop for SIGIR Forum. Workshop proposals must be sent via email by February 28, 2002, to: Jaana Kekäläinen,

Submit a paper for SIGIR2002 Workshops. For details, see CFP/Workshops".

Call for Panels

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for interactive panel sessions with the goal of addressing a specific IR related topic. Panel proposals up to 1000 words should include the title for the panel session, a brief description of the overall issues to be discussed, a list of proposed panelists and moderator and their affiliations, short biographies for the moderator and each panellist, and a suggestion for panel format. After the panel, organizers are to provide an article summarizing it for SIGIR Forum. Proposals are to be submitted via email by February 28, 2002, to: Jaana Kekäläinen,

Call for Tutorials 

SIGIR 2002 will begin with a full day of tutorials, each of which should cover a single topic in detail. Proposals are solicited for tutorials of either a half day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6 hours plus breaks). Submissions should be made to the Tutorials Chair and should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover sheet should specify: 

  • the length of the tutorial. 

  • the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced). 

  • complete contact information for the contact person and other presenters. 

  • brief biographies (max. 2 paragraphs) of the presenters. 

The extended abstract should be 3 to 5 pages, and should include an outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives and course materials. Tutorial proposals must be sent via email by February 28, 2002, to: Efthimis N. Efthimiadis  

Call for Demonstrations

Demonstrations can offer first-hand experience with Information Retrieval systems, whether advanced operational systems or research prototypes. The demonstration proposal should indicate how the demonstration illustrates new ideas, should provide the technical specifications of the system and should include references to other literature. The hardware, software, and network requirements should be indicated in a separate cover letter. A one-page abstract describing each demonstration accepted will be published in the proceedings. Proposals should be submitted to the Demonstrations Chair. Send either 3 hardcopies or 1 ASCII email copy of at most 500 words. Demonstration proposals should be sent to arrive by April 19, 2002 to: Eija Airio

Eija Airio
Department of Information Studies
33014 University of Tampere